Paperless ticketing for Hamilton in West End

Priority booking for the much-anticipated London debut of the multi-award winning Broadway hit Hamilton will open at noon tomorrow (16 January). In a bid to beat the touts the team behind the show’s debut in the capital are operating ‘paperless ticketing’ which means they will not be issuing any physical tickets in advance. Powered by […]

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Singer Gary Williams launches free cabaret ‘How To’ videos

Singer and author of Cabaret Secrets, Gary Williams, has launched a series of free training videos for cabaret singers. His book, on ‘how to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love’, has helped hundreds of new and seasoned cabaret performers fine-tune their shows. Now, in this series of […]

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Ben Stock brings new show to Live at Zédel

West End theatre actor Ben Stock returns to London cabaret venue Live at Zédel this week with his new show Land of Make Believe. Aimed at chasing the ‘January Blues’ away, Stock’s new offering will feature the music of some of musical theatre’s best-loved writers including Stiles and Drewe, Jerry Herman, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim and […]

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Curtain Up album awards – winners revealed

The original London cast of Kinky Boots, the Broadway stars of Waitress and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda were crowned the winners of The Curtain Up radio show’s second musical theatre album awards. The original cast recording of the multi award-winning Kinky Boots was chosen as the Album of the Year – Best UK Cast Best Original […]

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Joseph tour – Lucy Kay back as narrator

Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Lucy Kay will reunite with fellow TV talent show alumni Joe McElderry in Bill Kenwright’s touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from Tuesday 24 January. The soprano who captured hearts as the runner-up in the 2014 season of BGT and went on to release best-selling albums and tour […]

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Bounding around – comedy duo Bounder & Cad play The Pheasantry

BOUNDER & CAD, the comedy duo who write their own songs on topical matters as well as re-writing the lyrics of standard numbers, are appearing at The Pheasantry in London’s Chelsea on Wednesday 18 January. The funny pair, otherwise known as Guy Hayward and Adam Drew, explain what they get up to in their show called Warning: Implicit Content. You met […]

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Original Bacharach musical Some Lovers heads for London workshop

Members of the creative team behind Promises, Promises, due to begin previewing on Friday (13 January), have revealed they are working on the European premiere of Burt Bacharach’s second original musical Some Lovers. Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson and Senbla’s Ollie Rosenblatt will present an industry-only workshop reading of the show written by music legend Bacharach and […]

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Ghost the Musical tour – Carolyn Maitland joins cast

Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright’s production of Ghost the Musical in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam. Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this reimagining features an expanded book, new music and original staging, and will continue to tour the UK in 2017, starting at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on 17 January. Maitland’s musical theatre credits include […]

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Funny Girl tour extended – Chris Peluso to play Nick Arnstein

Show Boat’s Chris Peluso will play Nick Arnstein opposite Sheridan Smith when she takes her acclaimed performance as Fanny Brice on the road for part of the Funny Girl tour which begins in Manchester on 18 February 2017. Smith’s leading man for the show’s hugely successful London runs, Darius Campbell, will also return to the […]

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Death Takes a Holiday – Mark Inscoe replaces Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield has withdrawn from the European premiere of the musical Death Takes a Holiday due to unforeseen circumstances and the role of Duke Vittorio Lamberti will now be played by Mark Inscoe. Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso also head the cast of the much-anticipated staging of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre this month. […]

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My Fair Ladies to celebrate Broadway divas

Three of the West End’s rising stars are joining forces for My Fair Ladies, a celebration of Broadway’s iconic ‘Divas’ at London’s Live at Zedel for four nights only this month. Presented by Scala Theatre Ltd, My Fair Ladies will showcase the talents of Lisa-Anne Wood (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), Maeve Byrne (Ghost the […]

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Anyone Can Whistle is revived at the Union Theatre

A rare revival of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurent’s musical satire Anyone Can Whistle will feature in the Phil Willmott Company’s new season at the Union Theatre (8 February to 11 March, with press nights on 11 and 12 February). Anyone Can Whistle is political allegory in musical comedy form that tells the story of a town that’s gone bankrupt because its only […]

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