Tag Archives | Andrew Lippa

The Addams Family – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

The Addams Family continues at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 20 May and tours the UK until 4 November 2017. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s gloriously ghoulish musical take on The Addams Family is enjoying its UK professional premiere with a tour that […]

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Cameron Blakely joins The Addams Family on tour

Cameron Blakely has joined the cast for the touring production of The Addams Family musical which will debut in the UK next year. The actor, whose previous credits include a two-year stint as Thenardier in Les Misérables in the West End, will play Gomez, the head of the distinctively creepy and kooky Addams Family opposite […]

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The Addams Family – Carrie Hope Fletcher, Samantha Womack and Les Dennis cast

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK and Irish premiere of The Addams Family, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Further casting is to be […]

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John & Jen – Union Theatre, London

John & Jen continues at the Union Theatre, London until 17 September. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Sibling rivalry and solidarity lie at the heart of John & Jen, a two-person musical with songs by Andrew Lippa and lyrics by Tom Greenwald, with a book by Lippa and Greenwald. Starting with […]

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The Addams Family musical to tour the UK and Ireland in 2017

The creepy and kooky The Addams Family musical will debut in the UK next year when a major new touring production opens at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Directed by Matthew White (The Producers UK tour) the UK and Irish premiere of the show, which has a book by the creators of the multi-award winning Jersey Boys (Marshall […]

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John & Jen – Clurman Theatre, New York

John & Jen continues at The Clurman Theatre, New York, until 4 April. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★  Sibling co-dependency gets the spotlight if not much examination in John & Jen, an Off-Broadway musical from 1995 now receiving an appreciative revival, courtesy of the Keen Company, one of the many smaller not-for-profit producing groups that dot […]

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ArtsEd London – The Addams Family

The Addams Family is performed by ArtsEd third years at the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre, London until 7 February. Star rating: 3 stars *** There’s a saying in racing, “You can’t go without the horse”, which means that however wonderful a jockey you are, if the beast you’re riding is a selling-plater you aren’t going to […]

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Preview – Tony winners aplenty in Off-Broadway season

Ron Cohen previews an Off-Broadway season packed with Broadway names. As is its custom, Off-Broadway is moving into the New Year with an eclectic array of musical offerings, packed with both revivals and new creations. Some boast prestigious names – including a batch of Tony winners from Broadway – and some are quite curious indeed. Here are some highlights […]

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The Addams Family – A New Musical – Guildford School of Acting

The Addams Family – A New Musical was performed by third-year BA Musical Theatre students from the Guildford School of Acting at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford. The Addams Family has enjoyed several incarnations subsequent to Charles Addams’ original cartoons for The New Yorker: Gomez, Morticia, and their kinsfolk have been the subjects of ABC’s […]

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The Life of the Party – Menier Chocolate Factory

The Life of the Party – A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa continues at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London until 14 June. As a composer, Andrew Lippa seems to specialise in adaptations that don’t immediately stand out as obvious musical theatre material. Alongside his most well-known and successful work, the Tony-nominated The Addams […]

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John & Jen The Musical – The Star Inn, Guildford

John & Jen The Musical continues at The Back Room of The Star Inn, Guildford until 17 May. Guildford Fringe Theatre Company commenced its 2014 season in style with John & Jen The Musical, a rarely performed two-person show by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald and one of musical theatre’s many hidden gems. Originally playing […]

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Menier Chocolate Factory celebrate songs of Andrew Lippa

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents The Life of the Party – A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa from 27 May to 14 June (press night is 30 May). The exciting Broadway composer and lyricist will be accompanied by Caroline O’Connor, Damian Humbley and Summer Strallen in a unique concert performance of songs from some of […]

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Andrew Lippa in Concert – St James Theatre

Andrew Lippa in Concert at the St James Theatre, London. The name Andrew Lippa is not one that a large percentage of UK theatregoers in the UK will have heard of, although some may have seen his most famous show – the lavish The Addams Family – on Broadway back in 2010. More recently, in September […]

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