Sunday At the Musicals – female stars queue up for EABF fundraiser

Paul Burton and Paul Burton Productions are producing a special one-night charity concert in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. Entitled Sunday At the Musicals, the concert, which will feature 20 female singers, is being staged in the Cabaret & Music Theatre at London’s Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square on Sunday 14 June at 8pm. The production is being directed by Carole […]

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Hot Stuff – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Hot Stuff continues at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch until 13 June. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★  The night is about the young man – Joe Soap – who dreams of becoming a rock star, a dream which is realised when a strange lady called Lucy Fur offers fame in return for his eternal commitment. Hot Stuff was devised by Paul Kerryson and Maggie […]

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Ordinary Days – La Comédie Nation, Paris

Ordinary Days at La Comédie Nation, Paris. Off-Broadway is really happening in Paris now. In June Next Thing You Know is going to be presented by American Musical Theatre Live! Paris at the Highlander Pub Bar. And La Comédie Nation, which already gave us an original chamber piece musical Un Noël à New York earlier this season, is […]

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Kids Week 2015 line-up – more than 40 London shows onboard

The Kids Week 2015 line-up has been announced and more than 40 top London shows are offering free tickets and activities for children and families this August (www.kidsweek.co.uk – one child free with every adult paying full price). Tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 16 June online or via the dedicated ticket hotline on 0844 248 5151. Kids […]

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Jason Robert Brown in Concert – Royal Festival Hall

Jason Robert Brown in Concert – Royal Festival Hall, London. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ While Jason Robert Brown is somewhat exalted in musical theatre circles, in London productions of his musicals have tended to be small, chamber affairs, with Fringe productions arranging his scores to be played with the smallest number of musicians possible. […]

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Bertie Carvel latest guest to join Jason Robert Brown concert line-up

Hailed as ‘one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim’, three-time Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer Jason Robert Brown will present a very special show today (26 May 2015) at London’s Royal Festival Hall, showcasing some of his best loved work. Tony Award-nominated Bertie Carvel, currently the star […]

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Interview – actor and MD Ben Stock presents his one-man show at the Crazy Coqs

West End and UK theatre actor BEN STOCK presents his new show And There Was Music, a celebration of the songs and music that have influenced his career and life to date, this week at London’s Crazy Coqs (26 to 28 May). His debut solo album with SimG Records, also entitled And There Was None, is released on 1 June. From […]

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The Milestones Project – Theater Akzent, Vienna and Touring

The Milestones Project – Theater Akzent, Vienna and Touring. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Andreas Luketa and Markus Tüpker for Sound of Music concerts premiered their newest concert programme in Oberhausen earlier this month before embarking on a tour. For The Milestones Project, the three renowned musical theatre leading men Jan Ammann, Andreas Bieber and Mark Seibert, together […]

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Bend It Like Beckham – first look at production images

First production images have been released for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham, currently in previews with opening night on 24 June 2015. Earlier this year a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale at the Phoenix Theatre, taking bookings to 24 October 2015. Pictures by Ellie Kurttz. Natalie Dew plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, […]

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Jodie Prenger stars in Tell Me On a Sunday tour

A national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s musical Tell Me On a Sunday, starring Jodie Prenger, will begin on Wednesday 2 March 2016, following a season at the Watermill Theatre from Thursday 28 January to Saturday 20 February 2016. Tell Me On a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in […]

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Sophia Ragavelas joins touring cast of Calamity Jane

Sophia Ragavelas will be joining the touring production of Calamity Jane as Katie Brown from Tuesday 26 May. Ragavelas’ many West End credits include playing Eponine and Fantine in Les Misérables, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Chloe in Never Forget and Marcy in The Witches of Eastwick. She most recently played Grizabella in the national tour of Cats. Sophia […]

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Stiles and Drewe new musical The Three Little Pigs – Simon Webbe and Gareth Gate star

Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Gareth Gates (Pop Idol, Dancing On Ice, Les Misérables), Leanne Jones (Hairspray) and Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) will star in The Three Little Pigs, the brand new family musical from multi-award winning songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Stiles (music) and Drewe (book and lyrics) put their own […]

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