News for September 2011

News

Following in the steps of Sporty Spice Mel C and Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton to name a couple, Marti Pellow is the next pop star to join Blood Brothers taking on the role of Narrator at the West End Phoenix Theatre production.  

Consistently one of the most popular shows in the West End and the winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at the 2011 Olivier Awards, We Will Rock You will be welcoming new cast member Lauren Samuels to the stage at the Dominion Theatre from 10th October.

Following the success of its West End London opening, a New York production of Ghost The Musical is to open on Broadway on 23 April 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with previews beginning in March.  

World-renowned entertainer DES O’CONNOR will join the cast of hit West End musical DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS from 3 October, for a strictly limited season at The Playhouse Theatre.

After years of being home to Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, the slightly older classic Singin' In The Rain will be next up at the Palace Theatre from 4th February to 29th September 2012.

Today, London's West End production of Wicked will celebrate its 5th Birthday. Opening on 27th September 2006, Wicked has now grossed over £145 million at the Apollo Victoria box office. 

After previews from 31st August, tomorrow on 28th September marks the official press night opening for 80's glam rock musical, Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Max Stafford-Clark’s new production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls will end its scheduled run at the Trafalgar Studios on 29 October 2011. 

The 3D version of Disney's animated classic THE LION KING has remained at the top spot of the US film chart for the second week running, holding back Brad Pitt's new film Moneyball.

The London cast album of the smash hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, recorded live at the Noël Coward Theatre, is now available on Rhino UK.

Transferring to the West End at the Trafalgar Studios, for the first time in over a decade Warren Clarke returns to the stage taking on the role of Winston Churchill in Three Days in May from 31st October to 3rd March.

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP have made a deal for an "industry first" to advertise Gordon's Gin on the safety curtains at its 39 venues in London and the UK.

London's West End production of The Lion King celebrated its 5000th performance on Tuesday night at the shows home The Lyceum Theatre.

American actress Laurie Metcalf, best known for her role as Jackie Harris in the hit comedy series Roseanne, will be returning to the London stage to star opposite David Suchet in the upcoming drama Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre.

STARRING ADAM COOPER, DANIEL CROSSLEY, SCARLETT STRALLEN & KATHERINE KINGSLEY. OPENS AT THE PALACE THEATRE WITH TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2011

Last night Peter Andre took to the stage at the Piccadilly Theatre joining cast members of the West End production  of Ghost The Musical to perform a unique collaboration. 

Preview ticket offer for DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at HAROLD PINTER THEATRE

Wicked, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Gina Beck and Matt Willis will join the cast at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from Monday 12 December 2011 to star as Glinda and Fiyero respectively.

Last night ex spice girl Melanie C took to the stage joining cast members from the award-winning West End musical We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre to perform a unique curtain call collaboration in aid of BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical.

Currently seeing queues out the door for his latest offering of The Tempest starring Ralph Fiennes at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, next up for the Trevor Nunn season is the classic The Lion In Winter opening on 5th November to 28th January with press night on 15th November starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.

The Michael Frayn play ,Noises Off will be staged this winter at the Old Vic from 3rd December to 25th February with press night on 13th December.

Dionne Bromfield joins sensational BBC Children in Need Celebrity Line-Up to perform for POP Goes the Musical.

The musical Crazy For You finishing tomorrow at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will transfer to the Novello Theatre opening in October following the closure of Betty Blue Eyes.

CHICAGO, one of London’s most popular and thrilling smash hit musicals, is to transfer to London's Garrick Theatre. Here are some interesting facts about the hit musical.

In tribute to one of the greatest British playwrights, Ambassadors Theatre Group have renamed The Comedy Theatre as The Harold Pinter Theatre

One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today, Billy Elliot has been dazzling London’s West End since 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences on Broadway and around the world.

The Ambassador Theatre Group announced today that it is to rename London’s Comedy Theatre as The Harold Pinter Theatre after the late Nobel Prize-winning British playwright.

It's official! Hit musical CHICAGO will continue its London run at the Garrick Theatre on 7th November.

Hollywood actor John Leguizamo is to make his West End debut later this year performing in Ghetto Klown at London's Charing Cross Theatre

The cast of Dreamboats and Petticoats on at the Playhouse Theatre will be joined by the legendary Des O'Connor from 3rd October to 7th January making his West End debut.

Betty Blue Eyes is an original musical that has received rave reviews from the critics.  The show by Cameron Mackintosh will give it's last performance in the West End on 24th September at the Novello Theatre.

Soon making it's West End debut at the Duke of Yorks Theatre from 24th September, the producers of the play Backbeat has confirmed the cast for the famous quartet plus the "fifth" Beatle Stu Sutcliffe.

Melanie C has confirmed that the Spice Girls musical, VIVA FOREVER, will open in 2012.

Tune into the BBC on 18th November for the annual Children In Need night and watch how popstars perform in some of the biggest West End shows for one off performances in September.

If you haven't yet seen Disney's smash hit musical THE LION KING at the Lyceum Theatre, then what the jungle are you waiting for?!

Disney Theatrical have announced that the ever-popular The Lion King will extend its booking period at the Lyceum Theatre until September 2012.

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