Tag Archives | Madalena Alberto

Ruffelle, Huntley and Kemp to play new Pizza Express live venue

Frances Ruffelle, Tyrone Huntley and Martin Kemp are among the latest additions to the star-studded launch season line-up at restaurant chain Pizza Express’ latest London entertainment venue. Tickets are already on sale for An Audience With Martin Kemp on 31 August, West End favourite Ruffelle’s solo show I Say Yeh-Yeh on 3 September and Evening […]

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Pizza Express to open new entertainment venue in London

Restaurant chain Pizza Express will open a new live entertainment venue at its newly designed restaurant in London’s High Holborn at the end of August. The intimate space in the basement will feature a wide range of music, cabaret, comedy, and ‘audience with’ Q&A sessions. Designed to allow the audience to get close to some […]

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Zedel return for Joan Vazquez’s Sondheim show

Spanish artist Joan Vázquez will return to London next month with his celebration of musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim, Something’s Coming – a Sondheim Tribute. The performer, who made his London debut last autumn as part of the launch season of entertainment concept Live At Zédel, will once again appear at the Crazy Coqs on […]

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Madalena Alberto – Live At Zédel

Madalena Alberto at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Not even Storm Doris could keep them away from Madalena Alberto’s one-nighter at Piccadilly nightspot Live At Zédel, even if it did leave her percussionist stranded in Manchester. The strong-voiced Portuguese songbird has a growing reputation in musical theatre […]

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Something for everybody at Live at Zédel

To launch its spring programme, Piccadilly cabaret room Live at Zédel gave us a taster of seven very different acts, drolly introduced by French comic/compere Marcel Lucont, who is very funny indeed, rather naughty, and will be well worth seeing during Zedel’s French Fest in March. From a musical theatre point of view the highlight […]

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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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The Zedel Follies – Live At Zedel

The Zedel Follies – Chapter One: It’s a Man’s World at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ The Zedel Follies is a new monthly series featuring groups of female singers with an extensive background of musical theatre in the West End. Kicking off the series were Madalena Alberto (Evita), […]

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Evita tour returns to UK in 2017

Bill Kenwright’s production of Evita is to return to next year for another major UK tour. The revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved musical last toured the country three years ago ahead of a successful London run at the Dominion Theatre in the autumn of 2014. Although there is no news yet on the […]

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New Union Theatre patrons Ruthie Henshall and Stephen Mear back The Fix

New Union Theatre patrons, West End leading lady Ruthie Henshall and award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear, joined the cast and crew of Atomicus Entertainment’s production of The Fix to promote the first show to play the state-of-the-art theatre space. Commenting on her decision to take on the role of patron at the new Union, Henshall said: “The success of […]

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The War of the Worlds – Dominion Theatre

The War of the Worlds continues at the Dominion Theatre, London until 30 April. Star rating: one star ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ For some people of a certain age, the music most closely associated with alien contact is the five-tone sequence from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. For others such as myself, who […]

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The War of the Worlds – full casting and a sneak peek at rehearsals

Alongside the onscreen appearance of Liam Neeson and the onstage appearance of Jeff Wayne and his Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA string orchestra, casting has now been announced for the world stage premiere of The War of the Worlds at the Dominion Theatre. The show will preview from Monday 8 February 2016 with an opening […]

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The War of the Worlds – cast includes Jimmy Nail, David Essex and Michael Praed

Alongside the onscreen appearance of Liam Neeson and the onstage appearance of Jeff Wayne and his Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA string orchestra, casting has now been announced for the world stage premiere of The War of the Worlds at the Dominion Theatre. The show will preview from Monday 8 February 2016 with an opening […]

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TODAY! Top West End performers support Hello Again revival

Today performers from some of the West End’s biggest shows will join forces for a special concert to raise funds for the first British revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway musical Hello Again at The Hope Theatre, Islington next month. Proceeds of the concert entitled Lust and Love at the Actors’ Church in London’s Covent Garden […]

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Madalena Alberto – Don’t Cry For Me – St James Studio

Madalena Alberto performed her show Don’t Cry For Me at the St James Studio, London. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Originally from Lisbon, Madalena Alberto moved to London to study performing arts and since graduating has developed a successful career in musical theatre. She has recently played Eva Peron in Evita both in […]

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Evita – Dominion Theatre

Evita continues at the Dominion Theatre, London until 1 November. Originally written in 1976, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Evita was groundbreaking in many different ways. Despite the proliferation of mob scenes throughout, Evita is essentially a three-person musical – a political love-triangle of sorts with the narrator (originally more than a hint of […]

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Evita tour heads to West End for 55 performances

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is to return to London’s West End for a strictly limited season, opening on Tuesday 16 September at the recently refurbished Dominion Theatre (press night is Monday 22 September). The musical, considered by many to be the writers’ masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with […]

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Emerging Artists – Crazy Coqs

Emerging Artists was performed at the Crazy Coqs, London. It’s all well and good to celebrate the songbooks of America and Europe as part of the London Festival of Cabaret but the concept would be considered a museum piece if there wasn’t adequate time given over to new, original work. Kit and McConnel, Miss Hope Springs […]

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