Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Harriet Bunton, David Ribi & Stuart Matthew Price star in European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show

Casting has been announced for the upcoming European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Many British musical theatre actors have been cast in the production.

The leading roles will be played by Rob Fowler (Frank’n‘Furter), Harriet Bunton (Janet), David Ribi (Brad), Stuart Matthew Price (Riff Raff), Hannah Cadec (Columbia), Maria Franzén (Magenta), Vincent Gray (Rocky) and Charles Brunton (Eddie / Dr. Scott / Cover Frank’n’Furter).

Georgia Stitt makes West End debut with new concert

US composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt is set to make her West End debut in a welcome return to London following her sell-out concerts at St Paul’s Church in 2007 and The Hippodrome in 2012.

In her new show, My Lifelong Love, she will perform some of her best known songs from her albums This Ordinary Thursday, Alphabet City Cycle and, of course, My Lifelong Love, as well as from her shows Big Red Sun, The Danger Year, Mosaic and Samantha Spade: Ace Detective. 

The evening will feature performances from Simon Bailey (I Can’t Sing!), Norman Bowman (Mack & Mabel), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Jamie Muscato (Dogfight), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon) and Caroline Sheen (Putting It Together).

Photo Feature: The cast of Sunny Afternoon rehearse for West End transfer

Producers of Sunny Afternoon have released images of the company rehearsing for the musical's West End transfer. Check out the images below (click picture to enlarge).

Following a sell-out run at the Hampstead Theatre earlier this year, Sunny Afternoon opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Tuesday 28th October (previews from 4th October). The show, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, recently extended its booking period to Saturday 31st January 2015.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Review: Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Great Britain
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Reviewed on Monday 29th September 2014

Great Britain is one of the best plays I have seen all year. Written by Richard Bean, Great Britain is a hysterically funny and unapologetic satire about the phone hacking scandal. The play may not tell us anything we didn't know before, but it is extremely relevant and cleverly put together.

Sell a Door announces casting for Hong Kong transfers of Avenue Q & Seussical

Following the success of its UK and Ireland Tour,  Sell a Door’s production of Avenue Q is transferring to Hong Kong in November 2014. Cressida Carré will once again direct the production.

The cast includes: Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Tate, Greg Airey, Will Hawksworth, Emily-Jane Morris, Richard Morse and Etisyai Philip.

GOSSIP: Lionel Richie working on musical

During a recent interview with Digital Spy, Lionel Richie revealed he is working on a musical. 

"That's right on the drawing board" Richie said, "people have said to me over and over again it's the songbook of their lives." 

"The key to wanting to make it is finding the right storyline, it's working on the right narrative - and if we get it right, then you can actually sit there and sing through the entire show and know exactly where you were. That's really what the songs are."

Idina Menzel duets with Michael Bublé on Christmas Album & confirms release date + track listing

It has been confirmed that Idina Menzel will release her Christmas album Christmas Wishes on Monday 3rd November 2014.

The album will feature Christmas classics such as 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' and 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' as well as original songs including 'December Prayer' which she premiered at her Radio City Music Hall concert earlier this year.

The Broadway star duets with Michael Bublé on 'Baby It's Cold Outside'.

Idina Menzel is currently starring in If/Then on Broadway. She is best known for voicing Queen Elsa is Disney's Frozen which is the highest grossing animated movie of all-time and originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway and West End productions of Wicked. She famously starred as Maureen in RENT on Broadway and later reprised her performance for the film adaptation.