Come Fly With Me brings a musical journey to Salisbury Playhouse

This Christmas audiences at Salisbury Playhouse are being invited to embark on a musical journey celebrating the wonderful world of holidays and travel. Come Fly With Me, running in The Salberg space from 17 December to 17 January 2015 (press night is 18 December), includes songs about getting away from the daily grind, the joy of holidays and [...]

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First look at Katie Brayben as Carole King in Beautiful

Here’s a first look at Katie Brayben playing the title role of Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Alan Morrissey is King’s husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as Barry Mann, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King’s mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews begin at the Aldwych Theatre on [...]

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Blank! the Musical – New World Stages, New York

Blank! the Musical continues at New World Stages, New York, until 14 December. The first ten minutes or so of Blank! the Musical are spent in convincing the audience that everything we will see and hear will be “made up on the spot”. The host for this Off-Broadway offering, T.J. Mannix, assures us of this several [...]

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Gaudi – Tabakfabrik Linz, Austria

Gaudi was performed at the Tabakfabrik Linz, Austria. The Theater in der Innenstadt once again joined forces with the ARTworkers – The Theater Company to present another exciting production. This time around they offered Gaudi by the Alan Parsons Project as an Austrian premiere and I must say that the result was a real joy. The show [...]

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Singin’ in the Rain at Upstairs at the Gatehouse – casting revealed

Casting has been revealed for Ovation’s production of Singin’ in the Rain at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in London’s Highgate Village, running from 17 December to 25 January 2015 (press night is 19 December). With a screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed, Singin’ in the Rain [...]

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Allegro – Classic Stage Company, New York

Allegro continues at Classic Stage Company, New York, until 14 December. “Of all the musicals I ever worked on that didn’t quite succeed,” Richard Rodgers writes in his autobiography Musical Stages, “Allegro is the one I think most worthy of a second chance.” Now that show is being given its second chance, thanks to director John [...]

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Alfie the Musical – London College of Music

Alfie the Musical is performed by London College of Music BA Musical Theatre third-year students at the University of West London, Ealing until 22 November. The musical version of one of the landmark films of the swinging sixties has been given a fair few tweaks since last seen at Watford’s Palace Theatre nine years ago when [...]

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Maria Friedman will direct High Society at the Old Vic

Multi-award-winning director and actress Maria Friedman will direct an in the round production of Cole Porter’s classic musical High Society at the Old Vic, previewing from 30 April 2015 and running until 22 August (press night is 14 May). High Society is, of course, based on The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing [...]

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The Realness – Hackney Down Studios

The Realness continues at the Hackney Downs Studios, London until 20 December. The Big House Theatre Company and Big Broad Productions succeed in their aims of creating a “unique evening of musical theatre” through the staging of an unconventional piece which uses a cast of professional actors, care-leavers and ex-offenders, which is in line with the [...]

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels continues at the Savoy Theatre, London. Cast changes in West End shows are difficult things to get right, especially when named stars leave. Where Dirty Rotten Scoundrels succeeds is to replace actors not renowned for their musical theatre CV, such as Rufus Hound and Samantha Bond, with a cast list whose credentials cannot [...]

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Songs From a Ledge – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Songs From a Ledge continues at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham until 22 November. Songs From a Ledge, is a new musical by Amy Kakoura and Andrew Sharpe. It seeks to chart the lives of two women in different times, but linked by family. Kakoura plays Maria Lynwood, a great jazz and blues singer whose career [...]

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Cast revealed for Herman’s The Grand Tour at the Finborough

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoë Doano are to head the cast for the European premiere of Jerry Herman’s 1979 Broadway musical The Grand Tour, directed by Thom Southerland at the Finborough Theatre as part of the 20 Premieres Season. Produced by Danielle Tarento, The Grand Tour will run for an eight-week strictly limited season from Thursday 1 January to Saturday 21 [...]

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