Tag Archives | Danielle Tarento

Titanic The Musical to sail into Belfast as part of debut national tour

The eagerly anticipated UK and Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical will make an early stop at Belfast, the city where the doomed ship was built. As previously announced, Thom Southerland’s critically-acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway will begin its first tour in Southampton, the city where the RMS Titanic began its fateful maiden […]

Continue Reading ·

West End gala to raise funds for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento are presenting a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire. Songs and Solidarity will take place at Trafalgar Studios 1 on Sunday 25 June at 7.30pm. […]

Continue Reading ·

The Color Purple in Concert – Cadogan Hall

The Color Purple in Concert was performed at the Cadogan Hall, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ There are some musicals which grow in stature the more they get stripped back. The Color Purple is one such musical. The recent Broadway revival – a transfer of the Menier Chocolate Factory’s 2013 […]

Continue Reading ·

Southerland’s staging of Titanic The Musical to launch tour in Southampton

Thom Southerland’s critically-acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway musical Titanic The Musical is to sail into the city where the RMS Titanic began its doomed maiden voyage at the start of its first tour. Opening at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on 12 April 2018 in the week of the Titanic’s 106th anniversary, the production which […]

Continue Reading ·

The Color Purple – all-star cast to perform in one-off concert

An all-star West End cast will perform one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London’s Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May. The Color Purple tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. The […]

Continue Reading ·

Death Takes a Holiday – Charing Cross Theatre

Death Takes a Holiday continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 4 March. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Thom Southerland and Danielle Tarento once again give Maury Yeston the five-star treatment, with the European premiere of the composer/lyricist’s 2011 musical Death Takes a Holiday. Based on Alberto Casella’s play La […]

Continue Reading ·

Death Takes a Holiday Euro premiere – Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso cast

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso will head the cast of the much-anticipated European premiere of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre next month. The third production in Thom Southerland’s first season as artistic director, following on from the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime (which has just received a […]

Continue Reading ·

Ragtime – Charing Cross Theatre

Ragtime continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until Saturday 10 December. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Director Thom Southerland has something of a reputation for tackling epic shows in intimate settings (Titanic, for one) – shifting the focus away from grand theatrical gestures and placing the focus on storytelling and […]

Continue Reading ·

Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre – new gallery of images

  Pictures: Roy Tan West End and Broadway stars Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe are heading the cast of Thom Southerland’s new actor-musician production of the multi-award winning Ragtime. Carpenter, whose theatre credits include playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and on Broadway, joins Combe (Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre) in […]

Continue Reading ·

Ragtime at Charing Cross – Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe star

West End and Broadway stars Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe will head the cast of Thom Southerland’s new actor-musician production of the multi-award winning Ragtime. Carpenter, whose theatre credits include playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and on Broadway, will join Combe (Gypsy at the Savoy […]

Continue Reading ·

Allegro – Southwark Playhouse

Allegro continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 10 September. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Allegro, written in 1947, falls between Carousel (1945) and South Pacific (1949) in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s prolific output. These two shows were staged at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in succession, but Allegro is only now […]

Continue Reading ·

Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse – video released

The first video has been released from the much-anticipated European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse this August. Katie Bernstein sings iconic number ‘The Gentleman is a Dope’ from the musical, directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento. The show, which was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel, will open […]

Continue Reading ·

Titanic run extended at Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Southerland’s critically acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway musical Titanic is to stay anchored for an extra week at the Charing Cross Theatre. The record-breaking musical, which launched Southerland’s first season as artistic director at the London venue, will now end its planned ten-week run on Saturday 13 August. To give other West […]

Continue Reading ·

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro – details of full casting and creatives

Details of the casting and creatives for the much-anticipated European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse this August have been revealed. The show, which was the legendary writing duo’s third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel, will open for a six-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday […]

Continue Reading ·

Titanic – Charing Cross Theatre

Titanic continues at Charing Cross Theatre, London, until 6 August. Rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The gods have not always been kind to the Charing Cross Theatre, which has had its share of shipwrecks in its time, but this maiden voyage under new artistic director Thom Southerland and his co-producer Danielle Tarento must […]

Continue Reading ·

Sneak preview of Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre

  Theatre fans are being given a sneak preview of the multi-award winning Broadway musical Titanic which sails back into London for a ten-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre at the end of this week. The short video features rehearsal footage and on-camera interviews with director Thom Southerland and choreographer Cressida Carré. First seen at […]

Continue Reading ·

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro has European premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Almost 70 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history, the musical is finally getting its professional European premiere, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland. In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the […]

Continue Reading ·

Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre – final casting

Final casting has been announced today for the return of the multi award-winning production of the Broadway musical Titanic, first seen at Southwark Playhouse, which is coming back to London with director Thom Southerland once again at the helm. Titanic will set sail for a ten-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from 28 May to 6 August […]

Continue Reading ·

Arion Productions launches masterclass series

Arion Productions has launched a new series of masterclasses offering training in selected areas of the performing arts. The London-based theatre producers will offer four one-day only classes for up to 50 students at the Diorama Arts Studios in London’s Regent’s Place beginning in May. The Portfolio Masterclasses will be led by double Olivier Award […]

Continue Reading ·

Thom Southerland appointed artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Southerland has been appointed artistic director of London’s Charing Cross Theatre. The rising star director has programmed an opening season of major musicals, including the return of his acclaimed multi award-winning Titanic and the European premiere of Death Takes a Holiday. Titanic was originally produced at Southwark Playhouse in 2013 by Danielle Tarento. Tarento […]

Continue Reading ·

Interview – creators of Grey Gardens, Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright

Grey Gardens received its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse opened on 2 January and has quickly proved to be the first must-see show of 2016. This quirky musical takes its inspiration from the 1975 feature-length documentary of the same name – indeed, it’s the first Broadway musical based on a documentary – turning the […]

Continue Reading ·

European premiere of Grey Gardens – cast and creative team revealed

Final casting and the full creative team have been revealed for the eagerly awaited European premiere of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens, based on an iconic 1975 documentary, telling the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. Joining the previously announced Olivier Award-winning West End stars […]

Continue Reading ·

European premiere of Grey Gardens – Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell star

Olivier Award-winning West End stars, Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell, are to star in the eagerly awaited European premiere of Grey Gardens. Based on an iconic 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens, with Book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, tells the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ aunt and cousin, Edith […]

Continue Reading ·

Dogfight cast and creative team reunite for one-off concert

Exactly a year after Dogfight’s acclaimed European premiere season ended at Southwark Playhouse, the original cast and creative team are to reunite for a special concert version of the musical in the main theatre at St James Theatre on Sunday 11 October. Dogfight was nominated Best Musical and Laura Jane Matthewson named Outstanding Emerging Talent in […]

Continue Reading ·

Interview – Grand Hotel composer/lyricist Maury Yeston on his musical theatre vision

Maury Yeston is not just a Tony-Award-winning composer/lyricist: he’s a passionate teacher and advocate of new musical theatre writing. Forget the aphorism that “those who can’t, teach”– his first two shows on Broadway – Nine and Titanic – both secured the Tony for Best New Musical, and both shows continue to delight audiences. He is […]

Continue Reading ·

Tonight’s performance of Grand Hotel cancelled after actress Christine Grimandi hit by motorbike

Following a road accident in which Grand Hotel actress Christine Grimandi was struck by a motorobike on a pedestrian crossing near Southwark Playhouse after the show, tonight’s performance of the acclaimed musical has had to be cancelled. Producer Danielle Tarento said: “I’m very sorry to say that I have no choice but to cancel the […]

Continue Reading ·

Grand Hotel composer Maury Yeston to attend Q&A at Southwark Playhouse

Broadway composer Maury Yeston is flying in from New York to see at first hand the acclaimed new version of his Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel. And to celebrate it receiving some of best reviews of the summer, Yeston will attend a post-show Question & Answer session on Tuesday 18 August at Southwark Playhouse, hosted by Matt […]

Continue Reading ·

Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse – last minute cast change

Just a few days before its first preview, there has been a last minute cast change for the new production of the Broadway musical Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse. The production will open for a six-week season this Friday, 31 July (press night is Wednesday 5 August). Grand Hotel is produced by Danielle Tarento and directed […]

Continue Reading ·

Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse – rehearsal images released

Rehearsal images have been released of the new London Production of Grand Hotel which will open for a six-week season at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 31 July. Press night is Wednesday 5 August. Pictures: Ian McGlasham. The 17-strong international cast of the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical will feature Christine Grimandi (as ageing Russian prima ballerina Elizaveta […]

Continue Reading ·
GrandHotel

Exclusive first look at Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse

Check out this EXCLUSIVE video of Victoria Serra as Flaemmchen, a pretty young typist who has theatrical ambitions, singing her big Act I number, ‘The Girl in the Mirror’ in the forthcoming production of Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse. The 17-strong international cast of the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical will also feature Christine Grimandi (as […]

Continue Reading ·

Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse – Italian musical theatre star Christine Grimandi joins cast

The 17-strong international cast of the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel will feature Christine Grimandi (as ageing Russian prima ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya). Grimandi is an acclaimed Italian musical theatre star making her eagerly awaited UK stage debut. Her previous starring roles include three years as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. Grand Hotel will […]

Continue Reading ·

Onstage Acts – Julie Atherton on the musical theatre course which backs new writing

After great success last year, West End performers Paul Spicer and Julie Atherton are bringing back Onstage Acts, a summer course exploring contemporary musical theatre (running from 27 to 31 July and featuring masterclasses from theatre practitioners who work in all areas of the industry). The programme is presented by Spicer’s production company, Stage Acts Productions. Onstage Acts, developed as an […]

Continue Reading ·

Leslie Bricusse musical revue Pure Imagination opens at St James in September

Pure Imagination – The Songs of Leslie Bricusse celebrates the songs of the most prolific and well-loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. Whether writing alone or forming partnerships – including Anthony Newley, Henry Mancini, John Williams and John Barry – double Oscar and Grammy Award winner Leslie Bricusse’s music has touched us […]

Continue Reading ·

Titanic team revives Broadway musical Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse

A new production of the Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic. Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland (the team has previously collaborated on Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel), will open for a six-week season at The […]

Continue Reading ·

The Grand Tour – Finborough Theatre

The Grand Tour continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 21 February. 3 stars *** The Grand Tour used to be known as a traditional trip around Europe taken by young men of means as an educational rite of passage. Jerry Herman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble’s long neglected musical of the same name is based on […]

Continue Reading ·

Cast revealed for Herman’s The Grand Tour at the Finborough

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoë Doano are to head the cast for the European premiere of Jerry Herman’s 1979 Broadway musical The Grand Tour, directed by Thom Southerland at the Finborough Theatre as part of the 20 Premieres Season. Produced by Danielle Tarento, The Grand Tour will run for an eight-week strictly limited season from Thursday 1 January to Saturday 21 […]

Continue Reading ·

Jerry Herman musical Grand Tour has European premiere at the Finborough Theatre

The European premiere of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical The Grand Tour will be presented at London’s Finborough Theatre (1 January to 21 February 2015) by producer Danielle Tarento and director Thom Southerland, the same team that brought audiences Titanic, Parade, Mack & Mabel and Victor/Victoria (press nights are 6 and 7 January). The Grand Tour has music and lyrics by Jerry […]

Continue Reading ·

Brush Up Your Sondheim – Royal Academy of Music

Craig Glenday writes… Brush Up Your Sondheim was a two-day Sondheim seminar organised by the Stephen Sondheim Society at the Royal Academy of Music. The event served up a smorgasbord of academic research, recitals, workshops and chat in celebration of Broadway’s greatest living composer/lyricist. Is it possible to spend two whole days discussing the work of Stephen […]

Continue Reading ·

Sondheim Society invites you to Brush Up Your Sondheim – with Sondheim

Following its success in 2012, the biennial Stephen Sondheim Society event Brush Up Your Sondheim returns with even more activities for participants to enjoy this year, including a Q&A session with the great man himself via a live video link from New York in real time. During this coming weekend (26-27 July) at the Royal Academy […]

Continue Reading ·

Pasek and Paul attend Euro premiere of Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse

Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, together with book writer Peter Duchan, are to attend the European premiere of their musical Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 13 August. They will then take part in an aftershow Q&A, hosted by critic Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of The International New York Times and London correspondent for broadway.com, following the performance of Dogfight on Thursday 14 August. […]

Continue Reading ·

Dogfight – Southwark Playhouse – casting revealed

Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical Dogfight, produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from Friday 8 August to Saturday 13 September (press night is Wednesday 13 August). […]

Continue Reading ·

Dogfight musical has European premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical Dogfight will receive its European premiere, produced by Danielle Tarento – the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel – and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from 8 August to 13 September (press night is 13 August). Based on […]

Continue Reading ·
Copyright: Musical Theatre Review Ltd 2013. All rights reserved.