Found – Atlantic Theater Company, New York

Found continues at the Atlantic Theater Company until 9 November. Have you ever heard of the magazine Found? I confess I hadn’t until the emergence of this new Off-Broadway musical that is based on the publication and carries its name. It’s resulted in a tremendously winning show, giving a lot of freshness to a rather [...]

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Don’t forget Urinetown the Musical Water.org gala on 20 October

The multi Tony Award-winning Urinetown the Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd, hosts a special charity performance gala to support Water.org tomorrow, Monday 20 October at the Apollo Theatre. In conjunction with the show’s West End transfer, the gala will introduce this new collaboration with Water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Urinetown the Musical is set in a futuristic, [...]

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Stephen Mear travels from Gypsy to the City of Angels in Part Two of our exclusive interview

Last week Gypsy opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and among the rave reviews were comments such as: “Stephen Mear’s choreography is a joy” (The Stage) and “Stephen Mear’s choreography has a bright-eyed wit” (London Evening Standard).  Olivier Award-winning STEPHEN MEAR has become hugely respected in the industry as both a choreographer and director. At Chichester, where he is [...]

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Mary Poppins – Ronacher Theatre, Vienna

Mary Poppins continues at the Ronacher Theatre, Vienna until June 2015. Ten years after Mary Poppins opened in the West End, the musical version of the 1964 Disney classic finally sees itself conquering the German speaking world, and yes, it is ‘practically perfect’ or ‘völlig ohne Fehler’. The cast consists of Annemieke van Dam as Mary [...]

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Interview – US composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt makes her West End debut

US composer, lyricist, arranger, performer, teacher and producer Georgia Stitt makes her West End theatre debut on Sunday 26 October at the Garrick Theatre. In her new show, My Lifelong Love, she will be performing some of her best-known songs from her many albums, with guests including Simon Bailey, Norman Bowman, Cynthia Erivo, Jamie Muscato, Eva Noblezada [...]

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Curve’s The Sound of Music – Michael French and Laura Pitt-Pulford cast

Michael French and Laura Pitt-Pulford will lead the cast of Leicester Curve’s production of The Sound of Music – directed by Paul Kerryson – as Captain Von Trapp and Maria Rainer respectively. Also in the cast are Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt) and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). The production opens on [...]

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Alexandra Burke reprises her role in The Bodyguard on tour

Following her sell-out run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, three-time Brit nominee and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will star in the leading role of Rachel Marron in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical The Bodyguard. The tour opens at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 12 February [...]

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – full casting revealed

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as songwriter Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King’s husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as songwriter Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie [...]

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Alex Gaumond takes over from Rufus Hound in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Alex Gaumond (Matilda, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You) will replace Rufus Hound as conman Freddy Benson from 11 November 2014 in the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at London’s Savoy Theatre. He joins the Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award-winning Robert Lindsay as the French Riviera’s chief conman, Lawrence Jameson, Gary Wilmot as Andre Thibault, Beaumont-Sur-Mer’s [...]

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Mrs Henderson Presents musical has world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in 2015

Mrs Henderson Presents, the brand new musical based on the film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, will have its world premiere prior to the West End as part of Theatre Royal Bath’s summer season 2015 (14 August to 3 September 2015). The musical, which has a book by Terry Johnson, who also directs, lyrics by [...]

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On the Town – Lyric Theatre, New York

On the Town continues at the Lyric Theatre, New York. The fall slate of new Broadway musicals has started on a deliciously high note with the revival of the 1944 treasure On the Town. Director John Rando and choreographer Joshua Bergasse have mounted this Second World War frolic with respect, affection and verve. Its tale of [...]

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This is My Family – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

This is My Family continues at the Lyceum Theatre until 18 October before touring until 15 November. Some may think the Lyceum Theatre has taken a bit of a risk reopening after a nine-week refurbishment with a new British musical about a modern family. Bear in mind though the words and music of This is My Family are by Tim Firth [...]

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