From Here to Eternity – Shaftesbury Theatre

From Here to Eternity opened at the Shaftesbury, London on 23 October. Based on the novel by James Jones, From Here to Eternity tells the story of the lives and loves of career soldiers in G Company, stationed in Hawaii in the days leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941. Jones’ novel was turned […]

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KT Sullivan & Karen Kohler/Barb Jungr – London Festival of Cabaret

KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler – Vienna to Weimar at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 26 October. Barb Jungr – Mad About the Boy and No Regrets at the Soho Theatre, London, until 26 October. Insatiable cabaret buffs, if they’re quick on their feet around London’s West End this week, have the opportunity of seeing […]

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Fun Home – The Public Theater, New York

Fun Home continues at The Public Theater, New York, until November 17. Alison Bechdel’s best-selling 2006 graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has been transformed into an unsentimental but deeply moving depiction of the complex connections – and disconnects – between parent and child. It‘s a luminous Off-Broadway offering, beautifully performed and told in compelling […]

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Im Weissen Rossl – Oper Graz, Austria

Im Weissen Rössl is being performed in rep at the Oper Graz, Graz, Austria. Following the success of Josef Ernst Köpplinger’s first production as artistic director at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, the tale of the butler Leopold (with Daniel Prohaska reprising his role) and the owner of the famous Das Weisse Rössl (The White […]

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Oh What a Lovely War – casting revealed

Caroline Quentin will join the ensemble cast of the 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East 50th anniversary production of Oh What A Lovely War, Joan Littlewood’s satirical musical about the First World War being revived in 2014, 100 years after the start of the start of the conflict. Directed by Terry Johnson and designed by Lez Brotherston, the […]

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The S&S Award – gala celebrates new musical theatre

An evening of new British musical theatre will be unveiled at the inaugural The S&S Award, the prize presented to the best, yet to be produced musical of the year, with West End stars performing material from the winning and highly commended musicals at the St James Theatre, London on Sunday 24 November. The winner […]

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Merrily We Roll Along – UK movie premiere

The Merrily We Roll Along movie, premiered at Cineworld, Haymarket, London on 21 October. How does a show that was a total catastrophe when it opened on Broadway in 1981 – and closed after 16 performances – turn into a work of genius? Just watch the Merrily We Roll Along movie, a faithful record of the show which […]

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Hannah Waddingham – St James Theatre

Hannah Waddingham and Her Band performed at the St James Theatre, London. Only a few weeks ago, Hannah Waddingham performed at the St James Theatre Studio, where she headlined Sondheim Women but sang just two songs. However, those disappointed by the statuesque West End diva’s all-too-brief appearance, were able to get their fix sated by attending […]

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Honeymoon in Vegas – The Musical – Paper Mill Playhouse

Honeymoon in Vegas – The Musical continues at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey until 27 October. Honeymoon in Vegas – The Musical, like many musicals today, is based on a hit movie, but this world premiere is insanely funny for a change. A throwback to another time, it’s about a guy whose Las Vegas […]

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If It Only Even Runs a Minute – Matcham Room

If It Only Even Runs a Minute: London Edition 3 was performed at the Matcham Room, London Hippodrome. For every long-running musical that makes a success in the West End or on Broadway, there are tens, if not hundreds, that fall by the wayside. Most deserve their ignominious fate – but every so often, there are […]

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Sheffield Theatres top UK Theatre Awards

Sheffield Theatres triumphed at the UK Theatre Awards, presented by the Theatrical Management Association and held at the Guildhall, London. Four awards came from five nominations, two of which were musical theatre related. Tim Firth’s musical comedy This is My Family, staged by Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director Daniel Evans, was named the Best Musical Theatre […]

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Big Fish – Neil Simon Theatre, New York

Big Fish has opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, New York for an open-ended run. Big Fish tries so hard to be a big, lovable, heartwarming Broadway musical that I wish it were better. The show is based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the subsequent 2003 Tim Burton-directed film. John August, who […]

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