Christie Prades starred in ON YOUR FEET on Broadway and is currently touring the US in the conga-fied bio-musical. She now brings her 'Gloria Estefan' to Leicester and London for the UK premiere. Full casting is now announced. Plus, have you watched the show's launch trailer yet?
Wrap up warm because Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Jennifer Lee’s stage adaptation of the Disney favourite Frozen is on its way with the West End production named as the first to open at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn 2020. Are you ready to let it go?
First it was exciting that London audiences were going to finally get a chance to see a full staging of Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, starring Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron, no less. Now the anticipation has intensified with the news that Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Malcolm Sinclair and Olivier-nominated international soprano Marie McLaughlin have also been cast in the production which runs for just 20 performances from 14 June to 5 July 2019.
So it’s official. On March 31st the Broadway production of Anastasia will take one last Journey to the Past. If you need a moment to wipe away a little tear and celebrate this fabulous stage adaptation now is your chance... says Chloe Fry.
They are big shoes to fill but we have the feeling that Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is going to make her mark in her West End debut as Tina in the record-breaking run of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. She joins the company on 15 April 2019, as does the new Ike Turner, Ashley Zhangazha. And as for original West End Tina Adrienne Warren, she is preparing to head off to NYC to lead the Broadway production in autumn 2019.
In the same week that queues of hopefuls lined up for the Dear Evan Hansen open auditions, dates have been confirmed for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show’s West End transfer, with previews at the Noël Coward Theatre set to begin on 29 October 2019 followed by an opening night on 19 November. Now it’s all about what the casting will be!
If you are counting the days until the West End production of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opens for previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February, here is a double dollop of video delight for you. There’s a chance to step inside the rehearsal room to see the cast, including Katharine McPhee as Jenna, perform a selection of numbers from the show, plus we also have access to a fun video of David Hunter and Laura Baldwin offering US actor Jack McBrayer a taste of the best of British pies. Yummy…
There’s already a big treat on its way at the Adelphi Theatre when Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opens for previews from 8 February 2019, but that’s not all on the menu. In the perfect pie partnership, The Theatre Café has teamed up with the show and will be making and selling delicious fresh pies each evening. Does a night out get any better than that?
If it was possible to love Lin-Manuel Miranda even more than we already do (we thought we were on full-love but now we're not sure) this video might be the thing that does it! In this video, the actor and writer of both HAMILTON and IN THE HEIGHTS teaches us all about Broadway slang...
It feels like we've waited forever for a MOULIN ROUGE stage musical, but now it's on Broadway we're getting impatient for a West End run! Well, for now we may have to dream, but at least we can fill our days with the dreamy tones of Aaron Tveit in this gorgeous music video for "Come What May".
One item that has been occasionally outdoing Brexit on social media during the last 24 hours is the outflowing of love and admiration for the legendary Broadway artist Carol Channing – best known to many for her memorable performances in Hello, Dolly! – who has died at the age of 97. The lights of the Great White Way will dim for one minute this evening [16 January], the 55th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Dolly in 1964 in which she so brilliantly played Dolly Levi (over 5,000 times!) in a Tony-winning portrayal. Thank you for the memories…
After more than 21,000 votes being cast, the winners have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018: Six The Musical wins for Best UK Cast Recording Best UK Cast Recording, Mean Girls on Broadway is the Best American Cast Recording and Carrie Hope Fletcher’s solo effort When The Curtain Falls is top in the Best Solo Album category. Was your favourite victorious?
Best known as Kenneth in 30 Rock, US film and television actor Jack McBrayer is crossing the pond to take on the role of Ogie in Waitress at London’s Adelphi Theatre. He will join an already impressive line-up led by Katharine McPhee and also featuring Marisha Wallace, Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah and David Hunter. Service please…
Theatre lovers who have always dreamt of singing on the West End stage will soon be able to make their dream a reality when ‘Cast Album Karaoke’ nights are held post-show on 19 February and 18 March 2019 at the London production of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. Audience members just need to sign up in the theatre before the performance. Are you tempted?
Meet the four new principals – Marisha Wallace, David Hunter, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah – joining the much-anticipated London production of Sara Bareilles’ Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress. Katharine McPhee makes her West End debut starring as Jenna, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year. More pie anyone?
Known to many for her breakout performance in NBC’s Smash, Katharine McPhee will return to the role of expert pie maker Jenna which she played on Broadway earlier this year. With preview performances beginning at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February 2019, there’s not to go before Sara Bareilles’ Waitress is open for business. Are you excited?
What originally started as a concept album, then a community project, has over the passing of many years, found itself a record-breaking New York production, currently playing at the National Theatre ahead of a Broadway run! HADESTOWN is taking the musical theatre world by storm and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's got a long life ahead of it!
It may not have been the Broadway smash Rosie O'Donnell hoped for back in 2003, but us Brits know a good thing when we see it and TABOO lives on in the hearts of anyone who saw the show or heard the beautiful score! Our Song of the Week is "Stranger in this World" from a musical we think deserves a revival REALLY soon!!
Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s lyrical and romantic Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza will shine brightly at the Royal Festival Hall from 14 June 2019 for just 20 performances, directed by Daniel Evans and featuring the Orchestra of Opera North. And with opera singer Renée Fleming and film and TV star Dove Cameron leading the cast, it’s going to be lush…
This November, a new American musical transfers to the National Theatre for the first time, bringing with it the two American leads. With a haunting folk-jazz score and a timeless story, HADESTOWN is Broadway-bound but the Brits are lucky enough to experience it first. Our Song of the week is the stunningly beautiful "All I've Ever Known" from this show...