Tag Archives | Katy Lipson

Hope Mill Theatre’s Hair transfers to The Vaults

The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre production of the iconic rock musical Hair transfers to London in autumn 2017, celebrating its 50th anniversary year. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the show plays The Vaults from 4 October to 3 December (press night is 10 October). The production of Hair created a huge buzz in Manchester when it opened […]

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Yank! at the Hope Mill Theatre – casting revealed

Casting has been revealed for the international premiere of Off-Broadway musical and Second World War love story Yank! in Manchester next month. The first production in the second season of shows from the partnership between Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre and London arts producer Aria Entertainment will run from 9 March to 8 April. Leading the cast are Scott […]

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Original Bacharach musical Some Lovers heads for London workshop

Members of the creative team behind Promises, Promises, due to begin previewing on Friday (13 January), have revealed they are working on the European premiere of Burt Bacharach’s second original musical Some Lovers. Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson and Senbla’s Ollie Rosenblatt will present an industry-only workshop reading of the show written by music legend Bacharach and […]

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From Page to Stage festival goes global

Writers from across the world will for the first time compete with homegrown talent for a place in next year’s From Page to Stage summer festival. Opening the doors to the world’s aspiring musical theatre writers, the event’s creators Aria Entertainment also revealed From Page to Stage (FPTS) will be moving to its new home at Andrew […]

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Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre reveals trio of musicals for 2017

Details have been released for the second season of shows from the partnership between Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre and London arts producer Aria Entertainment. Following on from the success of this year’s productions of the Tony Award-winning Parade and with the venue’s version of the classic rock musical Hair opening on Saturday, the partnership has […]

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tick, tick… BOOM! to feature in new Park season

Park Theatre’s new spring/summer 2017 season will include rock musical tick, tick… BOOM! by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Jonathan Larson (playing from 3-27 May 2017, press night is 10 May) . An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday in Larson’s autobiographical rock musical. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out […]

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From Page to Stage showcase of new musicals begins today

This year’s From Page to Stage event, beginning today (31 October), sees Mark Anderson, Emma Kingston, Sarah Earnshaw and Madalena Alberto (pictured) join the cast for the 2016 line-up of showcase musicals which includes the 14-minute musical 21 Chump Street by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. As previously announced, the other showcase musicals to feature at the event at […]

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Hope Mill Theatre production of Hair – casting details

Casting has been revealed for Hope Mill Theatre’s second in-house musical theatre production, the classic rock musical Hair. The production, which is also the second show resulting from the partnership between the new Manchester theatre space and London arts producer Aria Entertainment, will play the venue from 12 November until 3 December. Directed by Jonathan […]

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New musical revue celebrates The MGM Story

The ‘Golden Age’ of the Hollywood musical is the subject of The MGM Story, a new musical revue due for its world premiere at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse later this month. Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment Concerts and Szpiezak Productions, the show celebrates the legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, the home of numerous classic […]

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From Page to Stage season of new musicals – full programme

The full programme has been revealed for the From Page to Stage season of new musicals at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. New musicals, chosen from over 130 entries, include Heart of Winter by Tim Connor (The Stationmaster and winner of the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song), Bananaman the Musical by Leon Parris […]

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Hair lined up as next in-house musical at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Classic rock musical Hair will be the second in-house musical theatre production at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester’s new independent theatre and event space. With a creative team led by director Jonathan O’Boyle (Four Play and Sense of an Ending at Theatre503, The Surplus at the Young Vic and associate director on Mack & Mabel, The Scottsboro Boys and The Judas Kiss) and […]

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From Page to Stage 2016 – applications now open

Applications are now open for writers hoping to be part of this year’s edition of Aria Entertainment’s popular new musical showcase From Page to Stage. Submissions for the 2016 season, which is due to play the Tristan Bates Theatre in London’s Covent Garden later this year, are open until 3 June. Now in its fourth […]

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Seasons of Larson concert – Debbie Kurup among cast

First names have been announced for Seasons of Larson, a one-off concert celebrating the life and music of legendary Broadway composer Jonathan Larson. The concert will take place on Monday 25 January 2016 at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Debbie Kurup, Krysten Cummings and Damien Flood, all previous cast members of Larson’s hit rock musical Rent, […]

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Rent composer Jonathan Larson celebrated in one-off West End concert

The life and music of legendary Broadway composer Jonathan Larson will be celebrated in a special one-off concert on Monday 25 January 2016, when Seasons of Larson will play for one night only at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. On 25 January 1996, the day of the first preview of Rent Off-Broadway, its composer Jonathan Larson […]

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The Stationmaster – Tristan Bates Theatre

The Stationmaster continues at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London until 15 November. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Fear not! New musical theatre writing is alive and well at the Tristran Bates Theatre. Katy Lipson’s third season of From Page to Stage is as vital and successful as ever in allowing fledgling musicals crucial […]

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From Page to Stage season of new musicals – nine shows announced

Aria Entertainment has revealed the full programme of work for the third From Page to Stage season of new musicals. Tickets are now on sale ranging from £12 to £18. Nine shows have been announced as part of the third season. Readings include a new musical by Loserville writing duo Elliot Davies and James Bourne and also a new piece from Tim Sanders and Charles […]

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Off-Broadway musical See What I Wanna See has London premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre

Michael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See will receive its London premiere in a limited four-week run at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 8 September to Saturday 3 October, with a press night on Friday 11 September. See What I Wanna See is a vibrant and provocative new musical that explores the nature of truth, and how it is altered by perspective. From medieval Japan where […]

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Interview – Andy Barnes on why Perfect Pitch is dedicated to new British musical theatre

When new British chamber musical The House of Mirrors and Hearts had its official opening at the Arcola Theatre this week, it was partly due to the backing of Perfect Pitch, the UK company dedicated to the creation and development of new British musicals. Perfect Pitch executive producer ANDY BARNES took time out to give Musical Theatre […]

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The House of Mirrors and Hearts – Gillian Kirkpatrick and Graham Bickley cast

Casting has been revealed for the world premiere of The House of Mirrors and Hearts, a new British chamber musical by Eamonn O’Dwyer and Robert Gilbert which will open the summer/autumn season at Arcola Theatre from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 1 August, with a press night on Tuesday 7 July. The cast features Gillian Kirkpatrick […]

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The Who’s Tommy has anniversary production at Greenwich Theatre this summer

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who’s Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this summer (29 July to 23 August, press night is 31 July), marking the 40th anniversary of the original film and the 50th anniversary of The Who. Based on the iconic 1969 double-album rock opera, which later […]

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Applications open for From Page to Stage season, supporting new British musicals

Following the success of last year’s From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre at London’s Landor Theatre, Aria Entertainment is inviting applications for a third 2015 season dedicated to showcasing new British musical work in development. From Page to Stage is dedicated to showcasing new musical work in development to an audience, to garner feedback and create new opportunities for […]

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New musical The Verb, To Love – cast revealed

This May, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment presents the world premiere of a new musical The Verb, To Love  by Andy Collyer at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London from Wednesday 29 April to Saturday 23 May (press night is 1 May). Simon is lost, abandoned by his partner of 23 years. He is alone for the first time, until he […]

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Jerry’s Girls London revival – meet the Girls

Full casting has been announced for musical revue Jerry’s Girls which, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run (3 to 15 March) at the St James Studio, London. Jerry’s Girls are Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young. Anna-Jane Casey was recently seen starring in Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre. West End credits […]

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Jerry Herman revue Jerry’s Girls opens at St James Studio in 2015

Thirty years after it opened on Broadway, musical revue Jerry’s Girls will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St James Studio, London from 3 to 15 March 2015. Jerry’s Girls brings together an all-female cast to honour the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway […]

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Free As Air – Finborough Theatre

Free As Air continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 21 October. Free As Air, originally produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1957, was the musical that the composer Julian Slade and his co lyricist-author Dorothy Reynolds wrote while Salad Days, their first collaboration, was still playing at the Vaudeville Theatre across the way in the Strand. It […]

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Miller and Sanders’ The Return of the Soldier has world premiere at Jermyn Street

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, The Return of the Soldier – an intimate new chamber musical by Tim Sanders (book and lyrics) and Charles Miller (composer) based on Rebecca West’s celebrated 1918 novel – will receive its world premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 2-20 September (press night is 4 September). The intensely […]

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From Page to Stage’s Katy Lipson flies the flag for new musical theatre

Katy Lipson, producer of From Page to Stage at London’s Landor Theatre, talks about the future of musical theatre in the UK. Over the years, I have dedicated a lot of time and effort to new musical theatre. Primarily, this is because I love the genre – but also because in the material I see everything […]

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From Page to Stage 2014 – Landor

Following the success of this year’s inaugural season of new musical theatre, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Robert McWhir of the Landor Theatre have announced that applications are now open for the second From Page To Stage season from 11th February-8th March 2014 at the Landor in south London. From Page To Stage is a season of new musical theatre dedicated to the showcasing of work in development to an audience, […]

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