News for May 2013

News

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From Here to Eternity is the gripping tale of forbidden love and marks Tim Rice’s first new stage musical for over ten years and Stuart Brayson’s West End début.

The ninth annual theatre festival, West End LIVE, has announced its line-up with a record number of productions set to take part

Hot on the heels of today's long-dragged-out confirmation of this year's X Factor UK judging panel comes the X Factor musical.   Tongue-in-cheek show I Can't Sing! has been written by comedian Harry Hill, who also co-wrote the show's lyrics with Steve Brown.   Brown has written the music for the production.   “We are thrilled to be bringing this all-singing, all-dancing, mickey-taking spectacular to the home of entertainment itself, the London Palladium” the two announced today.

Sequins, frills, flamboyant looks and rippled muscular torsos make Burn The Floor the show for you!

Remember those walls I built Well, baby they're tumbling down And they didn't even put up a fight They didn't even make up a sound...

The sell-out Young Vic production of A DOLL'S HOUSE transfers to the Duke Of York's

Michael Jackson musical tribute show, Thriller Live moonwalks into the Lyric Theatre's record books, becoming the longest running show since it first opened in December 1888.

The theatre world has yet again surprised the public – awarding a lengthy and “daring” London opera, in which hovering musicians as well as helicopters appear. Mittwoch aus Licht is a six hour experimental piece by a German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. He is often quoted as one of the most important composers of the 20th century but also often seen as controversial and eccentric.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, theatre impresario and musical theatre genius, has undertaken the task to revamp the popular West End theatre Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Watch the newly released teaser video starring Daniel Radcliffe at the Noel Coward Theatre.

12 year old Ali Rasul from Hartlepool, will become the thirty-third boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End.

Dirty Dancing returns to the West End replacing Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre

Looking at the current West End lineup it appears critics are raving about Howard Davies's new take on Maxim Gorky's Russian play, Children of the Sun currently playing at The National Theatre.

It has been confirmed that highly rated Broadway star Seth Numrich will be joining the fabulous Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth this summer at The Old Vic.

On Saturday night an enraged Helen Mirren told off noisy revellers outside the Gielgud Theatre whilst dressed in full Elizabeth II regalia.  According to eye-witnesses drumming noises from the street outside the venue had become impossible to ignore by the end of the first act of The Audience, in which Mirren is currently starring as Queen Elizabeth.

Merrily We Roll Along: The fantastic production at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Cast of Viva Forever! notified last night that the critically-panned musical will close early at a reported loss of £5 million.

Judy Craymer, producer of VIVA FOREVER! confirms its closure on 29th June 2013.

With the news that Viva Forever will close early at London's Piccadilly Theatre on 29th June, the Spice Girls have thanked their fans of the show.

The Aldwych Theatre, current home of current of Top Hat starring Gavin Lee, looks to be under pressure to keep the audiences coming through the doors as Andrew Lloyd Webber has been feeding the rumor mill with gossip about his macabre and very British new musical, Stephen Ward.

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Casting has been announced for Graham Linehan's award-winning comic adaptation of The Ladykillers, which returns to the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre from 29 June.  The new cast will include Ralf Little (The Royle Family), Simon Day (The Fast Show), Angela Thorne (To the Manor Born) and Olivier Award winning actors John Gordon Sinclair (She Loves Me and classic film Gregory’s Girl) and Con O’Neill (Blood Brothers and Telstar). Chris McCalphy will reprise his role as One Round following the show’s recent UK tour.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, or more popularly referred to as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. This year, the Tony Awards will be presented on the 9th of June, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

A full cast has been announced for the eagerly anticipated return of the stage adaptation of Alexander Mackendrick’s 1955 macabre Ealing comedy, The Ladykillers.

It has today been announced that the role of Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! will be inherited by the talented Dianne Pilkington later this year as part of the largest cast change the hit West End musical has ever seen.

Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed Miss Saigon is returning to the West End. But what do we know about the production so far?

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