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Tyrone Huntley, Louise Dearman & Clive Rowe are among the West End stars lined up for MT Fest UK 2020
Following the previously announced season of new musicals for MTFestUK 2020 at London’s Turbine Theatre, the full casts have been revealed for the shows and the line-up of talented performers taking part is pretty impressive. Read on to find out more...
West End musical theatre performer Joel Montague will be stepping in to the role of Mendel in the upcoming production of the award-winning musical Falsettos at London’s The Other Palace Theatre, following the news that Matt Cardle has had to withdraw to unforeseen scheduling complications. The show will go on!
NEWS: Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford will reprise the roles of George & Dot when Sunday in the Park With George opens in the West End
After oodles of gossip it’s been confirmed that Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their lead roles in the New York City Center and Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George, opening at the Savoy Theatre in June 2020. Art isn’t easy and nor will be getting hold of tickets!
Have you seen the cast for the European premiere of Falsettos? It’s looking pretty awesome with Natasha J Barnes, Daniel Boys, Matt Cardle, Gemma Knight-Jones, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Oliver Savile all lined up to star in the award-winning musical at The Other Palace from 30 August to 23 November 2019.
Jenna Russell returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory to play the lead role of Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County musical
Jenna Russell left us with wonderful memories when she played Dot in Sunday in the Park With George at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Now she is heading back in July 2019 for Trevor Nunn’s UK premiere production of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical The Bridges of Madison County. So who will be her Clint Eastwood?
Our day in Falsettoland is finally here thanks to Selladoor Worldwide who is presenting the European premiere of William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos at The Other Palace from 30 August to 23 November 2019. It’s the first time UK audiences will have had the chance to see March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland professionally produced together here. We can’t wait.
Daniel Buckley, Hiba Elchikhe & Kayleigh McKnight are to star in new British musical Fiver at Southwark Playhouse
Two years on from a workshop at Live at Zédel, Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees’ new British musical Fiver is having its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse in July 2019 and the cast so far – Daniel Buckley, Hiba Elchikhe and Kayleigh McKnight – has plenty of West End credentials. So if you have ever looked at a £5 note and wondered ‘Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?’, this is the show for you!
Initial casting for the European premiere of Little Miss Sunshine sees Laura Pitt-Pulford & Gary Wilmot leading the way
It’s a family affair for Laura Pitt-Pulford as she takes on the role of Sheryl, the matriarch of the eccentric Hoover family, in Little Miss Sunshine, running at the Arcola Theatre from 21 March to 11 May 2019 before heading off on a UK tour. Among the other Hoovers she will be attempting to keep in check will be Gary Wilmot, Gabriel Vick, Paul Keating and Sev Keoshgerian. Happy travels…
WATCH: James Corden, Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda deliver a roll call of 22 musicals in 12 minutes
Late Late Show host and lover of musicals James Corden teamed up with the stars of Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda to celebrate some of the greatest musicals of all time, kicking off with Cabaret and finishing off with Mamma Mia! Kermit the Frog even stopped by to help James with ‘The Rainbow’ from The Muppet Movie. Oh, and did we mention they covered 22 musicals in 12 minutes? Is your favourite there?
Earl Carpenter, Charlotte Wakefield & Dean John-Wilson are amongst The Dreamers at world-renowned Abbey Road Studios
The four premiere performances of James Beeny and Gina Georgio’s The Dreamers in December 2018 will mark the first time in history that a musical has been performed at Abbey Road Studios. The iconic Studio One, which has played host to the likes of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Sting and U2, will be transformed into a theatre especially for the event. What an opportunity!
Is this one of the funniest Carpool Karaoke segments of all time? Musical Theatre LEGEND Babs joined Late Late Show host (and let's not forget, West End star!) James Corden in the car to sing some epic classics! Only this time, Babe drove...
Warm weather is on the way as Off-Broadway musical Little Miss Sunshine heads to London’s Arcola Theatre in March 2019 before touring
Just as it’s getting a bit chilly, there’s some exciting news to warm us up as it’s revealed that James Lapine & William Finn’s quirky musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie Little Miss Sunshine will have its European premiere at the Arcola Theatre – in a brand new co-production with Selladoor – opening on 21 March 2019 for a seven-week season before hitting the road for a UK tour. Are you going to take the trip too?
Is this his most ambitious one yet? James Corden returned to his native England to celebrate the classics of Andrew Lloyd Webber! And yes, he did make an appearance. Crosswalk Musical is a hilarious segment which takes famous musical theatre shows and condenses them into sections that last the time it takes to cross a road. There was an abundance of cats, a handful of fired children and a "cornucopia" of Lloyd Webber standards...
In February 2019 the popular actors will join the cast as Ben and Sally in the award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies opposite Janie Dee and Peter Forbes who reprise their roles as Phyllis and Buddy.
Yes, the magical characters from Dr Seuss will be making a return to London with Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s larger-than-life feelgood musical from 22 November to 29 December 2018.
Wade McCollum, known for playing the Wizard in Wicked on Broadway) sings ‘Undying Love’ from new American romantic musical comedy It Happened in Key West in a new video, released today.
This romantic musical comedy, inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s, has its world premiere from 4 July to 22 September 2018 – and it has quite a twist...
Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown arrives at the National Theatre prior to a Broadway run in 2019, followed by the Olivier Award-winning revival of Sondheim & Goldman’s Follies.
After a sold-out run in 2014, All Star Productions – winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 – teams up in May with Trilby Productions and The Cockpit to stage a fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
It's no secret that Brit James Corden is a fan of musicals, but he stepped it up on his "Late Late Show", by inviting Tim Minchin, Ben Platt and Abigail Spencer onto his show for a special performance of DONALD: THE MUSICAL, inspired by Minchin's smash hit show MATILDA.