Blog / Michael Grade

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14 Sep
2018

The weather will just be fine on your parade if you catch this sneak peek of the cinema trailer for Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith. The Menier Chocolate Factory production, which had a West End run followed by a tour, was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre and is released on 24 October 2018. Not long now…

05 Sep
2018

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.

02 Aug
2018

Did you miss out on seeing Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End or on tour? Well, don’t despair as the show will be broadcast in cinemas nationwide on 24 October 2018, as part of a worldwide release.

27 Jul
2018

Have you watched the post-show Q&A that Faves founder Terri Paddock recently hosted at The Rise & Fall of Little Voice? She managed to coax a Cher impression out of the title star, Sarah Louise Hughes, while getting to grips with the Greek tragedy of Jim Cartwright's modern classic. You now have until 11 August 2018 to see Michael Strassen's production in Cirencester...

13 Jul
2018

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Holly Mallett boarding The Barn Theatre bus for a trip to Cirencester and Michael Strassen's brand-new production of Jim Carwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Which cast members did she grab for selfies? And, most critically, what did Holly's mum think of the show?!

04 Jul
2018

An all-star cast of leading West End performers will create a studio recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn’s British musical faerytale The Clockmaker’s Daughter which premiered in London in 2015.

24 May
2018

Full of toe-tapping tunes, delicious comedy and a mischievous drag queen that literally jumps off the page, David Kent’s show arrives in London via the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes…

03 Apr
2018

Green Day’s Tony Award-winning American Idiot is heading back on tour with a celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning album where it all started.

26 Mar
2018

Full cast details have been revealed for the star-studded London revival of Chess, the first West End production of Chess since 1986 – plus there’s a new rehearsal photo featuring the cast and creative team…

26 Mar
2018

Full cast details have been revealed for the star-studded London revival of Chess, the first West End production of Chess since 1986 – plus there’s a new rehearsal photo featuring the cast and creative team…

23 Mar
2018

Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D. Clarke will reprise her five-star performance as Caroline Thibodeaux when the musical transfers to the Playhouse Theatre in November 2018.

25 Feb
2018

We're all going on a summer holiday... starting in May. Singer-songwriter and X Factor favourite Ray Quinn takes on the lead role of Don, made famous onscreen by Cliff Richard, in the new stage musical version of 1963 classic film SUMMER HOLIDAY.

15 Feb
2018

Polka Theatre is tempting audience’s taste buds with news of the eagerly-anticipated world premiere of the musical version of Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake.

03 Apr
2017
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He has been in the business for almost 70 years, but Michael Blakemore is back at the helm of THE LIFE, a Broadway show he first tackled more than 20 years ago and is now receiving its long-overdue UK premiere. Musical Theatre Review's Scott Matthewman caught up with Blakemore to see if the show was as daunting second time round...

23 Mar
2017

Don't Stop Till You Get Enough... That's clearly the motto of the producers of THRILLER LIVE, which is getting thrillingly close to become the West End's ninth longest-running show (mark your diaries for 26 March). The latest booking extension means Michael Jackson fans can see the again and again well into 2018. Are you moonwalking on air?