Tag Archives | Paul Taylor-Mills

Interview – Frances Ruffelle invites you to a Wild Party at The Other Palace

FRANCES RUFFELLE has one of the most idiosyncratic voices of any singer in the West End or Broadway. Hers is a husky, sultry sound, with an unmistakeable rawness and vulnerability that is sure to make her the perfect fit for the role of Queenie in composer-lyricist Michael John LaChiusa’s version of The Wild Party, which opens […]

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Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace will be a breeding ground for musical theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber has today announced plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. Formerly the St James Theatre, The Other Palace will officially open its doors in February 2017 […]

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Side Show – Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford cast

First casting details have been released for the Broadway musical Side Show which will receive its UK premiere in October at the Southwark Playhouse. Louise Dearman, the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked, has been cast as Daisy Hilton, and Laura Pitt-Pulford, an Olivier Award nominee this year […]

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Producer Paul Taylor-Mills joins Andrew Lloyd Webber at St James Theatre

Leading independent producer Paul Taylor-Mills is joining Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group to work on programming for the newly acquired St James Theatre. Taylor-Mills will join RUG as advisory producer with special responsibility for working on the company’s plans for the latest addition to the group’s portfolio of venues. The producer whose recent credits […]

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Side Show receives UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Broadway musical Side Show is to receive its UK premiere in October at the Southwark Playhouse. The new production of the show which was nominated for four Tony Awards when it first opened in New York in 1997, will run from 21 October until 3 December. Inspired by the true story of the 1920s vaudeville stars, […]

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New musical version of Red Riding Hood plays the Pleasance in December

A new musical version of the classic fairytale Red Riding Hood will play the Christmas season at Pleasance Theatre, Islington this December. Red Riding Hood is the latest work from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, the writing team behind the stage musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ which […]

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Miracle On 34th Street ready for third UK tour

Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, musical Miracle On 34th Street will return for a third UK tour, opening at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls on Thursday 29 October 2015. Based on the 1947 motion picture, Miracle On 34th Street is the heartwarming story of Susan, a young girl who dreams of a father and brother to […]

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Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven heads back to the Union Theatre

The distinctive music of the Pet Shop Boys will be filling the air around Southwark’s Union Theatre next month when the musical Closer to Heaven returns to the scene of its sell-out run in April this year. The musical tale of a young Irishman who finds himself at the heart of Soho’s vibrant club scene […]

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Competition – win tickets to Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse

Win a pair of tickets to Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina – nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best New Play – running at Southwark Playhouse from 10 September to 10 October.  Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains of New York to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled […]

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Willemijn Verkaik to play one-off solo London concert in August

Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik will play a one-off solo concert at the Ambassadors Theatre on Tuesday 25 August 2015. Accompanied by a live band and joined by some to-be-announced special guests, Verkaik will take a journey through some of the greatest classic and contemporary musicals of all time, as well as celebrating some of the […]

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Closer to Heaven London revival – full casting revealed

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, which will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. The cast features Jared Thompson as Straight Dave, Katie Meller as Billie […]

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Carrie: The Musical – Evelyn Hoskins and Kim Criswell cast in lead roles

Evelyn Hoskins will take on the role of Carrie White and Kim Criswell will play her mother Margaret in the London premiere of Carrie: The Musical in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night on Wednesday 6 May. Preview performances are now sold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue’s […]

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Closer to Heaven – Pet Shop Boys musical has first London revival at Union Theatre

Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from 22 April to 23 May 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of Dave, just […]

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Carrie: The Musical has London premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Carrie: The Musical will receive its long awaited London premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from 1–30 May (press night is Wednesday 6 May). Twenty-seven years after first wreaking havoc, one of the world’s most talked about Broadway musicals is coming to London. Academy Award-winning Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Fame), and original screenplay writer […]

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Full casting revealed for Bat Boy: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse

Full casting has been announced for Bat Boy: The Musical which will be seen on the London stage in a brand new production at The Large, Southwark Playhouse from 9–31 January 2015. Rob Compton will take on the title role of Bat Boy, alongside Georgina Hagen as Shelley Parker, Russell Wilcox as Sheriff, Nolan Frederick as Bud, Simon Bailey as Reverend Hightower, Andy Rees as Rick, Pepper Harrison as Ruthie and Lindsay Scigliano as […]

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Bat Boy: The Musical has London revival at Southwark Playhouse in January 2015

Ten years after its last known sighting, Bat Boy: The Musical will return to the London stage in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from 9–31 January 2015, with Matthew White as Dr Parker and Lauren Ward playing Meredith Parker. A strange bat-child is discovered in a dank cave in deepest, darkest West Virginia. For […]

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Altar Boyz – Greenwich Theatre

Altar Boyz continues at the Greenwich Theatre, London until 18 October. Having opened Off-Broadway in 2005 and run for five years, it may seem strange that this fairly simplistic musical has not made it to British shores sooner. Possibly the main factor for this is that Altar Boyz relies heavily on the popularity of Christian-themed music […]

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Interview – Altar Boyz producer Paul Taylor-Mills is hitting the heights

PAUL TAYLOR-MILLS has an impressive list of directorial credits on his CV, but it is as a producer that he has been making his name during the last 18 months, introducing three Off-Broadway and Broadway shows – Bare – The Rock Musical, Into the Heights, and now Altar Boyz ­– to London Fringe audiences. Altar Boyz, […]

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Miracle On 34th Street musical returns for UK tour

Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, musical Miracle On 34th Street will return in 2014 following last year’s UK premiere, opening at Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Saturday 1 November prior to a UK tour. Based on the 1947 motion picture, Miracle On 34th Street is the heart-warming story of […]

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Cast revealed for UK premiere of Altar Boyz

The five boyz who will make the band line-up for the UK premiere of Altar Boyz have been revealed. The Off-Broadway show will have its UK premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014 (press night is 8 October). Playing band members Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham will be Liam Doyle, […]

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Musical Altar Boyz has UK premiere at Greenwich Theatre in October

After five years and more than 2,000 performances Off-Broadway, Altar Boyz will have its UK premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. The musical has a book by Kevin Del Aguila, and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker. It is conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport, […]

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