The Ragged Child – National Youth Music Theatre

The Ragged Child was performed by the National Youth Music Theatre at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and continues until 27 July. Whether there were any Jude Laws or Jonny Lee Millers in the latest edition of The Ragged Child we shall have to wait and see, but this NYMT flag-bearer received an enthusiastic, worthy and full-of-promise performance in [...]

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John Bucchino is ‘so proud’ of new cd with David Campbell

John Bucchino is one of New York’s most beloved composers. His work has been recorded by artists such as Art Garfunkel, Liza Minnelli and Kristin Chenoweth and performed at venues across the world – from the Sydney Opera House to the White House. His work with Harvey Fierstein, A Catered Affair, opened on Broadway in 2008 [...]

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The Bodyguard begins tour at Mayflower Southampton in February 2015

The two-year UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit production of the West End musical The Bodyguard will open at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Thursday 12 February 2015. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, The Bodyguard has a book by Alex Dinelaris and opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End [...]

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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The Boy Who Fell into a Book continues at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough until 31 August. There are some who would be surprised to learn that Alan Ayckbourn is not entirely new to musical theatre. He opened the Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) with By Jeeves, which he co-wrote with Andrew Lloyd-Webber, in 1996. The current production at [...]

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Sondheim Society invites you to Brush Up Your Sondheim – with Sondheim

Following its success in 2012, the biennial Stephen Sondheim Society event Brush Up Your Sondheim returns with even more activities for participants to enjoy this year, including a Q&A session with the great man himself via a live video link from New York in real time. During this coming weekend (26-27 July) at the Royal Academy [...]

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Pasek and Paul attend Euro premiere of Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse

Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, together with book writer Peter Duchan, are to attend the European premiere of their musical Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 13 August. They will then take part in an aftershow Q&A, hosted by critic Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of The International New York Times and London correspondent for broadway.com, following the performance of Dogfight on Thursday 14 August. [...]

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New musical The Homefront to be staged at the Union Theatre

John Kristian’s new musical The Homefront, an exploration of life on the streets of London, will have a short run at the Union Theatre, opening on 6 August until 9 August. “I found a community that I never knew existed and saw first-hand the lengths to which homeless people go to keep themselves alive” – John Kristian, writer. The Homefront was written [...]

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Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story – Off-Broadway, New York

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story continues at The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, until 31 August. The Off-Broadway summer season has perked up with the opening of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a surprisingly entertaining endeavour, even though it functions as an in-memoriam panegyric to the title character. As the [...]

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Dave Willetts heads cast of Love Beyond the Musical

The London cast of Love Beyond the Musical, a new musical playing for two special performances only on 1 and 2 October at The SSE Arena, Wembley, will be headed by musical theatre performer Dave Willetts.  Love Beyond the Musical is a unique presentation of the greatest love story ever told, unfolding the entire story of the Bible [...]

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Zerbinettas Befreiung – Theatersommer Haag, Austria

Zerbinettas Befreiung continues at the Theatersommer Haag until 9 August. For his first season as artistic director, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz brings a rather unsual play to the open-air theatre in Haag: Zerbinettas Befreiung by Fritz Herzmanovsky-Orlando with newly composed music by Alexander Kuchinka (Lässig und Barsch, who also serves as both director and musical director). It tells the story of [...]

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In rehearsal – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When the latest Bill-Kenwright produced tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens this week at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, it will be the first time there has been THREE big names above the title. Both making their musical theatre debuts are X Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels in the title role and Matt Lapinskas (formerly of EastEnders, [...]

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Seth Rudetsky deconstructs our questions in run up to London show

Having heard that Seth Rudetsky was returning to Leicester Square Theatre for one night only on Sunday 10 August with his one-man show Seth Rudetsky Deconstructing Broadway, our contributor Michael Darvell couldn’t wait to ask him a few questions. But Rudetsky hasn’t answered them in the old-fashioned way of dropping us an email. Oh no, he has [...]

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