My Fair Lady – West End stars celebrate 60th anniversary

A host of West End Stars will gather at the iconic St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins’ memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. Directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together at […]

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is Union Theatre’s final show in current home

The final show at the Union Theatre before it ventures to its new home will be The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, the last production in its 20-year rich history of plays, operas and musicals. The Olivier Award-winning comedy tells the story of LV, a painfully shy girl who spends most of her time listening to her […]

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro has European premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Almost 70 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history, the musical is finally getting its professional European premiere, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland. In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the […]

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The Buskers Opera – Park Theatre

The Buskers Opera continues at the Park Theatre, London until 4 June. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ In 1728, John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera debuted. A satirical sideswipe at the political figures of the day, it was one of the nascent breed of operas that dropped the sung recitative between arias, […]

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The Buskers Opera at the Park Theatre – exclusive images

The Buskers Opera, a brand new musical from the pen of Dougal Irvine (Departure Lounge, The Snow Queen, Britain’s Got Bhangra), opens this week at the Park Theatre, playing until 4 June. In the cast are David Burt –the original revolutionary Enjolras in Les Misérables in 1985 – as Jeremiah Peachum, alongside comedian Simon Dylan-Kane (best known for regular appearances on Radio […]

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Through the Mill at Southwark Playhouse – full casting details

  The full cast has been announced for the Southwark Playhouse transfer of Through the Mill, Ray Rackham’s play about the tempestuous life of the legendary Judy Garland. The show, which was given its world premiere at the London Theatre Workshop in December last year, will play the Southwark Playhouse from 6 to 30 July. […]

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Curve Leicester’s Christmas musical is Grease

With their revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster have announced a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016, including a staging of the much-loved musical Grease. Foster will direct the brand new production of Grease in the Theatre from 26 November 2016 to 14 January 2017 (press night is 1 December), while at the […]

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Tuck Everlasting – Broadhurst Theatre, New York

Tuck Everlasting continues at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Living forever is no picnic. That’s the philosophic message delivered to mixed effect in the new Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting, which moves through a rather long, pallid stretch to a poignant conclusion. Based on the best-selling 1975 children’s novel […]

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NBC’s Hairspray Live! – Martin Short and Derek Hough join cast

Comedian and actor Martin Short and dancer Derek Hough are the latest big name stars to join the cast of US broadcaster NBC’s Hairspray Live! Award-winning comedy star Short will play Wilbur Turnblad while Dancing With the Stars stalwart turned actor Hough will play Corny Collins in the production alongside the already announced Broadway legend Harvey […]

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Crazy For You at the Watermill Theatre will star Tom Chambers

A reworked version of the classic George and Ira Gershwin musical Crazy For You will be the centrepiece of the Watermill Theatre’s summer/winter season. The distinctive Berkshire venue will be the setting for the Broadway show, reimagined for the Watermill’s intimate stage with actor-musicians and starring former Strictly Come Dancing star Tom Chambers (Top Hat). […]

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Ian Bartholomew and Tracie Bennett in Mrs Henderson Presents at Theatre Royal Bath. Picture: Nobby Clark

Mrs Henderson Presents to close on 18 June

Theatregoers have just six weeks left to catch Mrs Henderson Presents at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. Based on the 2005 film of the same name, the final performance in the production’s limited 18-week season will be on 18 June. Tracie Bennett, a double Olivier Award-winner for her performances in the musicals She Loves Me and Hairspray, […]

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Stuart Matthew Price Sings The Songbook of Menken – St James Theatre Studio

Stuart Matthew Price Sings The Songbook of Menken was performed at the St James Theatre Studio, London, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Following his Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz concerts at the St James Studio, the irrepressible Stuart Matthew Price gave us a fun […]

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