Thursday, 30 October 2014

GOSSIP: Kristin Scott Thomas stars in West End revival of The Audience?

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Kristin Scott Thomas will star in a West End revival of The Audience by Peter Morgan's. Meanwhile, Helen Mirren - who starred in the play's original West End run to huge acclaim - will reprise her performance for the play's Broadway run.

The Audience is set to open at the Apollo Theatre (where Urinetown is currently running) on 5th May 2015 (previews from 21st Aprl).

GOSSIP: Bend it like Beckham begins previews at the Phoenix Theatre on 15th May 2015?

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the musical adaptation of Bend it like Beckham will begin previews at the Phoenix Theatre on 15th May ahead of press night on 24th June. The show is produced by Sonia Friedman (The Book of Mormon/Legally Blonde).

The show has music and lyrics by Howard Goodall and Charles Hart. Gurinder Chadha (who directed and co-wrote the film) directs.

Urinetown celebrates Halloween...

To celebrate Halloween, Urinetown have announced a special one-night-only offer and competition. Check out full details below and watch the video for further info!

On this most hallowed of eves, the bloodiest musical in the West End, Urinetown, is offering one costume clad audience member the chance to be BLOOD SPLATTERED ON STAGE. 

Danny Bayne stars in Saturday Night Fever tour

It has been revealed that Danny Bayne will star as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever's upcoming tour. 

Bayne is best known for winning ITV's Grease is the Word. He went on to play Danny in Grease (West End/UK Tour) and Corny Collins in Hairspray (UK Tour).

The show will open at the Theatre Royal Bath on Wednesday 12th November, running until Saturday 22nd November before touring the UK. The production is directed by Ryan McBryde (Angus, Thongs And Even More Snogging at the West Yorkshire Playhouse) and choreographed by Andrew Wright (Chichester's Singin' in the Rain).

Photo Feature: Cast of White Christmas launch Fenwick's Christmas windows

Yesterday (29th October), the West End cast of White Christmas launched the Christmas windows at Fenwick in Bond Street, London. The cast, led by Aled Jones, Tom Chambers, Wendi Peters, Graham Cole, Rachel Stanley and Louise Bowden, performed the musical's title number to crowds.

Check out pictures from the special event below (click image to enlarge). White Christmas opens at London’s newly refurbished Dominion Theatre on Wednesday 12th November (previews from 8th November) for a strictly limited eight-week season, ending on 3rd January 2015.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two ex-army pals as they team up with a pair of sisters to put on a show to save their former General’s remote Vermont ski lodge that's fallen on hard times. 

Emma Hatton & Liam Doyle star in Drew Gasparini concert

Emma Hatton
Award winning musical theatre composer Drew Gasparini is flying in from NYC for two London concerts following his sold out debut earlier this year.

Gasparini is an accomplished composer and singer/songwriter whose music was featured on the second season of NBC’s Smash. He was named as one of Playbill’s Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know in 2012. 

Gasparini's other musicals include Above My Pay Grade, Inappropriate Stories Told at a Bar and Crazy, Just Like Me. His new show, Make Me Bad, is currently in development and has received a great reception throughout recent industry readings. Gasparini's work has been performed to sold out houses in New York and his album I Could Use A Drink features some of Broadway’s biggest voices, including Jeremy Jordan, Caissie Levy and Lindsay Mendez. 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sierra Boggess to star in It Shoulda Been You on Broadway

It has been announced that former West End Frame intervieweeSierra Boggess will star in It Shoulda Been You on Broadway. The musical will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 17th March 2015 ahead of an official opening on 14th April 2015.

Boggess joins Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert and Steve Rosen in the cast. Her Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera and Master Class. In the West End  Boggess has starred in Love Never Dies and Les Miserables as well as leading the cast of The Phantom of the Opera's 25th Anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall.