"Well worth waiting 90 years for": Mark Giesser exceedingly long-overdue UK premiere of the Gershwins' STRIKE UP THE BAND has been attracting some great reviews as well as two Offies nominations. "All who profess to love musical theatre would be insane to miss it." What else have critics said?
A musical about going to war over cheese? The puns just write themselves and the cast have had no end of fun with them, says STRIKE UP THE BAND's Beth Burrows. But which is her favourite Gershwin song? (And have you entered our competition yet?)
The Marx Brothers wrapped around a dark satire is what you'll get with little-known 1927 Broadway gem STRIKE UP THE BAND, says cast member Pippa Winslow. But which is her favourite Gershwin song? (Have you entered our competition yet?)
What's your favourite Gershwin song? Actor and Frank Sinatra mega-fan Adam Scott Pringle is in no doubt... and he's pretty chuffed that he gets to croon it to co-star Charlotte Christensen in a rare production of 1927's STRIKE UP THE BAND at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this month...
Who's who in the much-anticipated London debut of the Gershwins' and George S Kaufman's 1927 musical STRIKE UP THE BAND? Catch up on casting, sneak-peek rehearsal shots and our new competition for the show, running 6 to 31 March 2019 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
After this Christmas' revival of Nice Work If You Can Get It, the 2012 Broadway musical featuring songs by the Gershwin Brothers, Upstairs at the Gatehouse will play host in the spring to a revival of one of the Gershwins' own original musicals, the rarely seen 1927 madcap gem STRIKE UP THE BAND...
While eyes were on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical and Mean Girls, which had received 12 nominations each, it was actually David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ intimate musical The Band’s Visit which took home 10 prizes, including Best Musical, at the Tony Awards 2018. Catch up on the Twitter activity from the night below.