Bat Boy: The Musical has London revival at Southwark Playhouse in January 2015

Ten years after its last known sighting, Bat Boy: The Musical will return to the London stage in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from 9–31 January 2015, with Matthew White as Dr Parker and Lauren Ward playing Meredith Parker. A strange bat-child is discovered in a dank cave in deepest, darkest West Virginia. For [...]

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Bend It Like Beckham musical premieres at Phoenix Theatre in May 2015

Gurinder Chadha will direct the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham which will play at the Phoenix Theatre from 15 May 2015, with its opening night on 24 June. The musical has a score by Howard Goodall (music) and Charles Hart (lyrics), a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and [...]

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S&S Award Gala – Nigel Harman and David Bedella lead line-up

Olivier Award winners Nigel Harman and David Bedella will take leading roles in this year’s S&S Award Gala at St James Theatre on Sunday 23 November. It has also ben announced that The S&S Award is linking up with Leicester Curve to be the ‘host venue’ for the winning show’s developmental programme. Curve, under new artistic director Nikolai Foster, has declared its [...]

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The Fortress of Solitude – The Public Theater, New York

The Fortress of Solitude contnues at The Public Theater, New York until 16 November. The Public Theater, one of New York’s most esteemed and venerable not-for-profit theatre companies has been stretching the boundaries of musical theatre for decades. In the 1960s and 1970s, it made theatrical history – and lucrative Off-Broadway to Broadway transfers – with [...]

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Sunny Afternoon – Harold Pinter Theatre

Sunny Afternoon continues at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London until 23 May 2015. The music of The Kinks, the north London rock group that made a mint (and lost it) shortly after The Beatles and the Rolling Stones had transformed the British pop scene in the early 1960s, rather washed over me at the time – I was more [...]

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Sweeney Todd – Harrington’s pie-and-mash shop, Tooting

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street continues at Harrington’s pie-and-mash shop in Tooting, London, until 29 November. What a remarkable evening – Stephen’s Sondheim’s masterpiece Sweeney Todd in a pie shop in Tooting. Something to tell the grandchildren, a one-off never to be forgotten. Totally brilliant too. Not only a brilliant piece of PR by the Tooting [...]

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My Lifelong Love – An Evening With Georgia Stitt and Friends – Garrick Theatre

My Lifelong Love – An Evening With Georgia Stitt and Friends was performed at the Garrick Theatre, London. US composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt’s performance in My Lifelong Love at the Garrick Theatre marked her solo West End debut. The show featured songs from her three albums: This Ordinary Thursday, Alphabet City Cycle and My Lifelong Love, and also her shows [...]

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Dinosaurier das Musical – Theater der Jugend, Vienna

Dinosaurier das Musical continues at the Theater der Jugend, Vienna until 10 November. To kick off the 2014/2015 season, the Theater der Jugend, Vienna’s number one theatre for young people, brings back the renowned team of Werner Sobotka, Simon Eichenberger and Christian Frank, whose production of Winnifred oder die Prinzessin auf der Erbse (Once Upon a Mattress) was a [...]

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Stars of the West End – Cadogan Hall

Stars of the West End was performed at the Cadogan Hall, London. Stars of the West End was not a benefit, an awards ceremony or a fundraising gala, but simply a celebration of West End musicals, with four very talented British musical performers impeccably backed by a magical six-piece band at the Cadogan Hall. Tom [...]

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An Afternoon with the Sondheim Society – Alex Parker & Friends

An Afternoon with the Sondheim Society and… Alex Parker & Friends at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. For a young man of 23, multi-talented Alex Parker has packed plenty into his burgeoning career. But you ain’t heard nothing yet. This fiercely ambitious musical director-pianist-composer’s credits already include a concert version of A Little Night Music, [...]

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The Last Ship – Neil Simon Theatre, New York

The Last Ship continues at the Neil Simon Theatre, New York. The shipyard workers in the north east English town of Wallsend are a proud lot. And they’re stubborn, too, as portrayed in The Last Ship, the problematic new Broadway musical buoyed with a glorious score by rock star Sting. The town’s shipyard has been [...]

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Interview – Nathan Amzi on joining the cast of Urinetown and hanging out with Kylie

NATHAN AMZI – who is currently playing Officer Barrel in Urinetown the Musical at London’s Apollo Theatre – is perhaps best known to a wider audience for taking part in BBC1’s The Voice UK and being mentored by Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs fame. However, the Urdang Academy-trained performer has also proved himself a versatile actor [...]

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