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What can you learn from a Broadway legend like Stephen Schwartz? Watch Terri’s post-show Q&A at Rags The Musical
After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premiering here in a newly reworked version with a lot of input from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz. Watch the full post-show discussion with cast and Aria Entertainment producer Katy Lipson.
Here’s a must-see for musical theatre fans: the London premiere of a new version of Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical, originally premiered on Broadway in 1986, with an all-star cast led by Dave Willetts, Sam Attwater and Carolyn Maitland. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock on Thursday 16 January 2020 to talk to the company.
Fresh from its success at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Joseph Stein, Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse’s heart-warming and powerful show RAGS The Musical will transfer to London’s Park Theatre from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater leading the cast as Rebecca, Avram and Bronfman respectively.
Following its UK premiere at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre this year, Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical transfers to London's Park Theatre from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January. The season includes an exclusive "Evening with Stephen Schwartz" on 12 January.
‘Rose doesn't do things by half measure’: Kelly Price on her character in Aspects of Love, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Shakespeare
Kelly Price stars as the romantically entangled Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's ASPECTS OF LOVE, now transferred to London's Southwark Playhouse from the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. We caught up with her to find out more about her Andrew Lloyd Webber journey, her other musical influences and her Shakespeare debut...
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London opening of ASPECTS OF LOVE at Southwark Playhouse. Dressed appropriately (you’ll see what we mean), Perry is wowed by the beautiful setting for Jonathan O'Boyle’s acclaimed chamber revival, the gorgeous score and the stunning performances. Plus he gets to chat with several of the cast including Jerome Pradon, Madalena Alberto, Felix Mosse, Kelly Price and Eleanor Walsh. Does love change everything? Read on and find out…
'Andrew Lloyd Webber is why I wanted to work in theatre': Director Jonathan O'Boyle on his approach to Aspects of Love
Like so many of us, Jonathan O'Boyle grew up on Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. But one show he never saw was 1989's ASPECTS OF LOVE. Now he gets to bring his acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre revival to London thirty years after the musical's West End premiere. He explains how he feels about this honour...
WATCH: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love marks its 30th anniversary with this stunning 2019 transfer
2019 marks 30 years since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's ASPECTS OF LOVE premiered at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre. What do you have to look forward to when Jonathan O'Boyle's acclaimed chamber revival transfers from Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre to London's Southwark Playhouse in January to celebrate the anniversary? Watch this stunning trailer to see why critics are raving already...
Manchester to London is becoming a well-worn path for musical transfers from the Hope Mill Theatre. After Pippin in January, now another of director Jonathan O'Boyle's Hope Mill classic revivals comes to Southwark Playhouse, care of Aria Entertainment. Full London cast is now announced for this new take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's ASPECTS OF LOVE. Have you seen who's who?
Aspects of Love, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & Stay Awake, Jake headline new Southwark season
Southwark Playhouse could never be accused of not championing musicals including productions of new work. Next year’s season will see the transfer Aspects of Love from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester; the one-man musical Stay Awake, Jake in its first full-length run and the world premiere of new musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. A trio of treats!
First presented at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Hair – The Musical then went on to enjoy a sell-out transfer to London’s The Vaults. Now a national audience is going to have the chance to see this award-winning production, kicking off with the New Wimbledon Theatre. Are you ready for the Age of ‘Aquarius’?
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the European premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY, headlining this year's From Page to Stage festival of new musicals at London's Southwark Playhouse. Did Perry feel the family love in this tale of tolerance and three generations of female singers? Did he bond with young star Kelly Sweeney, who plays granddaughter Tamara?
As rehearsals begin for Aria Entertainment’s prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage, returning for a sixth successful year and featuring seven new shows, we fill you in on everything you need to know – including all the full casting details.
'We'll know we're really getting there when people no longer ask what it feels like to be in an all-female cast': Janet Fullerlove on Unexpected Joy
When should we stop commenting on all-female shows? How can we be more tolerant in our own families? Should you be suspicious when someone says they're going for a week? Janet Fullerlove, who takes the title role in the European premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY, answers our questions...
Aria Entertainment’s prestigious festival of new musical theatre is back for a sixth successive year, this time at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 11-25 September. Let’s introduce you to the shows and their writers…
Want uplifting? Want soul-searching? Want life-affirming? Want five brilliant #StageFaves in the UK premiere of an award-winning US song cycle? Check, check, check, check. Now check out this new trailer for John Bucchino's IT'S ONLY LIFE, now running at London's Union Theatre until 7 July. Plus, brand-new production shots of Noel Sullivan and co-stars...
We're counting down to the much-anticipated UK premiere of John Bucchino's IT'S ONLY LIFE, running at London's Union Theatre on 13 June 2018. From across the pond, the award-winning American composer and lyricist himself has sent this special message for London theatregoers and #StageFaves fans...
We're counting down to the UK premiere of John Bucchino's award-winning American musical revue IT'S ONLY LIFE, starting at London's Union Theatre on 13 June 2018. Watch what Noel Sullivan and his co-stars have been getting up to in the rehearsal room, including a beautiful rendition of the title song...
What do you do when there's no script? It's Only Life director Tania Azevedo embraces 'total freedom'
Rehearsals are in full swing for the UK premiere of John Bucchino's award-winning American musical revue IT'S ONLY LIFE. But how do you prepare for a show when there is - literally - NO SCRIPT? Director Tania Azevedo took a break from putting the cast through their paces to tell us...
Award-winning American musical revue IT'S ONLY LIFE gets its UK premiere at London's Union Theatre this summer care of Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson with a fantastic five-strong ensemble cast including Noel Sullivan...