Blog / Stephen Sondheim

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31 Jan
2020

We’ve heard a lot about the grown-ups appearing in the London production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film, but now it’s time for the cast of young performers to shine.

23 Jan
2020

It’s hard to believe but a decade has passed since Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall’s musical adaptation of Erich Segal’s novel Love Story premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre before a run at the West End’s Duchess Theatre. To mark the anniversary, original cast members Michael D. Xavier, Emma Williams and Peter Polycarpou will star in a special concert at the Cadogan Hall on 17 May 2020.

28 Dec
2019

What a Christmas present for Olivier Award winners Giles Terera (well known to musical theatre fans for playing Aaron Burr in the original West End production of Hamilton) and director and choreographer Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy) who have received a MBE and CBE respectively in the New Year Honours List. Not to forget The Lion King and Billy Elliot composer (and general superstar) Elton John who becomes a Companion of Honour.

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.

12 Dec
2019

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.

09 Dec
2019

The players are in place for the cult show Be More Chill, fresh from Broadway and now in transit to London’s The Other Palace for the UK premiere from 12 February to 3 May 2020. Scott Folan and Blake Patrick Anderson take the lead roles of Jeremy Heere and Michael Mell, while Renee Lamb and Millie O’Connell (formerly known as Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in Six The Musical) also join the line-up.

05 Dec
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of White Christmas at London’s Dominion Theatre. Check out who Perry chatted to on the Red Carpet (including several of TV’s Loose Women) and watch his post-shows interviews with all the stars of the fabulously festive show including Danny Mac, Dan Burton, Danielle Hope, Brenda Edwards and Michael Brandon. Not feeling in a Christmassy mood? This show could do the trick.

02 Dec
2019

Formerly of Girls Aloud, award-winning singer Nicola Roberts will make her stage debut in Josie Rourke’s critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels at London’s Garrick Theatre in March 2020.

16 Oct
2019

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.

30 Sep
2019

There was so much love online for Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill score in 2018 that he creatives brought it back, first Off-Broadway and then for a run on the Great White Way. Now the show which boasts a Tony-nominated score is transferring to London’s The Other Palace, with the UK premiere production running from 12 February to 3 May 2020. Get ready because the Squips are coming.

19 Sep
2019

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas featuring the talents of Danny Mac, Dan Burton, Michael Brandon, Brenda Edwards, Danielle Hope and Clare Halse? Then you are in for a treat when White Christmas opens at the Dominion Theatre in November 2019.

11 Sep
2019

As the excitement builds for the West End premiere production of The Prince Of Egypt, previewing at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February 2020, Stage Door Joe attends the launch for the much-anticipated Stephen Schwartz musical and catches up with all the stars. Are you ready to journey behind the ‘miracle’?

01 Aug
2019

We’re excited to hear more casting details for brand-new stage musical The Prince Of Egypt, previewing at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February 2020: Joe Dixon, Debbie Kurup, Gary Wilmot, Adam Pearce, Tanisha Spring and Silas Wyatt-Barke will join the previously announced Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime. Have you got your tickets yet?

18 Jul
2019

Dreams really do come true when you believe. We’re excited to hear the first casting news for Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik’s stage musical The Prince Of Egypt, having its West End premiere at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February to 12 September 2020. Leading the cast as Moses and Ramses will be Luke Brady and Liam Tamne and they will be joined by Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime, in the roles of Tzipporah and Miriam.

15 Jul
2019

Here’s your chance to get a glimpse of composer Stephen Schwartz attending the orchestral recording of the music for the brand new production of The Prince Of Egypt, premiering at London’s Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020 for a limited 32-week engagement.

05 Jul
2019

‘On some marquee all twinkling lights – a spark to pierce the dark’: Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that the Queen’s Theatre in Shaftesbury Theatre will be renamed in honour of Stephen Sondheim when the refurbished venue opens with Les Misérables in December 2019. In the same year as the composer and lyricist celebrates his 90th birthday Sondheim becomes the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway.

17 Jun
2019

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!

13 Jun
2019

Did you hear about who was named the 13th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) and who took home the 12th annual Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize? Look no further than LAMDA’s Stuart Thompson and composer Theo Jamieson. Not forgetting, runners-up Bird College’s Paige Fenlon and RADA’s Jamie Bogyo.

31 May
2019

Your chance to make a date with destiny is just around the corner as tickets go on sale for The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik’s new stage musical based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film, and details of the creative team are announced. The production opens at London’s Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020.

30 May
2019

Flying into the London production of musical sensation Wicked from 22 July 2019 will be Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf who will lead the new cast as Elphaba and Glinda, having played the roles on the recent UK and Ireland tour. They will be joined at the Apollo Victoria by Alistair Brammer as Fiyero, Kim Ismay’s Madame Morrible and Idriss Kargbo returns to play Boq. Do you see another visit to Oz in your future?