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07 Jan 201
During the packed performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at London’s Apollo Theatre, a part of ceiling was collapsed which injured a few people. Owner of the theatre stated that incident as ‘shocking and upsetting’ and informed that investigation was going on. The play will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre from June according to the sources.
During the accident eight members were badly hurt whereas 700 theatregoers and staff had been evacuated from the building of Apollo Theatre. This led to the emergency safety checks of every historic theatre in London Westend. For the time being, performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog has been suspended. Recently National Theatre made announcement regarding resuming of play at Gielgud Theatre from June 24, 2014.
For the fans of the show, here is some good news as they can book tickets from Friday, January 17. Gielgud Theatre is located near Apollo Theatre in West End. CEO of Nimax theatre, Nica Burns stated, “This was and is a deeply upsetting incident for everyone. We are sorry to lose such a wonderful production and wish it well.” All the ticket holders of Apollo theatre will be offered a refund or booking will get transferred to the Gielgud Theatre. National Theatre’s Executive Director, Nick Starr said, “It will be a real wrench to leave that beautiful theatre, but sadly the closure of the gallery to enable its restoration means that the show no longer works economically there.” The Curious Incident will mark its Broadway premier in New York in October 2014 as confirmed by National Theatre.
10 Jan 201
The mesmerizing London saga Billy Elliot has been adapted from a blockbuster movie. The hugely loved saga of a boy who is deeply in love with ballet has been presented onstage by creators Lee Hall and Elton John.
The heart touching saga of Billy Elliot is a complete audio visual treat for the theatre lovers.
The gripping tale of a young boy love for ballet against the backdrop of striking miners has been beautifully presented with the addition of 15 original compositions from Billy Elliot The musical.
The miner community is presented in a much bigger way and strike’s effect on workers have a devastating presence.
The Grandma has little to do in the movie, however her role has been given a lot in the theatrical musical and etched as a tap dancing diva with the famous Grandma’s Song.
The onstage presentation has to overcome various challenges for enlivening up Billy Elliot at the theatre. For instance, the child actors need to sing, dance and act well.
Westend production needs four actors for rotating cast and they need to dance tap and ballet beautifully. On the other hand, in the movie version, the lead actor Jamie Bell need to dance ballet a little. There are a few differences in the movie version and the stage enactment. The show Billy Elliot still succeeds in touching the chords of heart.
31 Jan 201
According to a survey conducted few weeks ago, the stupendously successful hit musical The Book of Mormon is declared as the most in-demand ticket in the London Westend Theatre.
The show which deals on all the controversial subjects such as Aids and poverty and poverty also features bad language is the most searched out show on websites for London theatre tickets.
The Book of Mormon is followed by The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. All of them are hugely successful show of London.
The seventh place is secured by a new entry, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which is the adaptation of classic novel by Roald Dahl.
The year 2012 was remarkable as few comedians have made their bases shifted from screen to stage such as Tim Minchin, Stephen Fry, Mackenzie Crook and James Corden. A leading ticketing agency spokesperson stated, “With the exception of The Book of Mormon, Brits have gone for the safe option this year when investing in a night out at the theatre.”
So the magnificent show.
The Book of Mormon has sure shot emerge as a winner since day one and is successfully wooing theatre lovers to Prince of Wales theatre, where it is running with packed houses.
20 Jan 201
The makers of South Park has created another blockbuster critically and massively London classic The Book of Mormon. The enthralling new London show was hugely anticipated amongst the theatre viewers.
The scintillating London show is the winner of 9 prestigious Tony awards and running with packed houses at the Prince of Wales Theatre London. The brilliant musical classic is rightly stated as the most in-demand ticket in London.
American religious satire has outrageous language with jokes on Aids and poverty. This is one of the most popular shows and is creating a rage at the box office. The mesmerizing London show has some of the most talented actors to make it a delightful experience.
Gavin Creel as Elder Price
Jared Gertner as Elder Cunningham
Alexia Khadime as Nabulungi
Stephen Ashfield as Moroni/ Elder Mckinley
Giles Terera as Mafala Hatimbi
Haydn Oakley as Price’s dad/ Joseph Smith/Mission President
Chris Jarman as General
31 Jan 201
Famous British Actress Natascha McElhone will portray the role of Alex Forest in London show, Fatal Attraction. The lady was behind all the troubles in the life of New York Lawyer Dan Gallagher.
In the year 1987, the movie version was released and went on becoming a huge hit. The iconic role of Alex was done by Glenn Close and was immensely popular amongst the viewers.
The psychological thriller and saga of emotional blackmail and obsession will come after the Richard Bean’s hugely successful One and Two Guvnors.
The name of the lead actor who will portray the role of lawyer has not yet been declared. Only time will tell, who will be the actor to act the complicated role of lawyer which was done by Michael Doughlas in the movie version.
For the spectacular stage production, the original screen writer of the movie James Dearden has been chosen, whereas directed the Olivier award winner director Trevor Nunn. From 8th March to 21st June, the potboiler
Fatal Attraction will run at the opulent Theatre Royal Haymarket.
McElhone is known for brilliant on screen performances such as The Truman Show, Ronin, The Devil’s Own and Solaris. Since 2006’s honour at the Wyndham’s Theatre, the stunning actor marked return to the stage. Some of her famous onstage works include productions of Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and The Count Of Monte Cristo at the Manchester Royal Exchange.
17 Jan 201
Some new cast members Ashleigh Gray, Aaron Sidwell, Hannah Levane and Niall Sheehy have joined the enthralling and upcoming London show Cool Rider to be played at the Lyric Theatre for just one night.
All of them will accompany Reece Shearsmith in the exciting musical concert.
The eagerly awaited concert is homage to the American musical film Grease 2 and presents onstage the love saga of Stephanie Zinone and Michael Carrington. The upcoming concert will play two performances, one at 19:30 and other at 23:00 on 27th January 2014.
Gray is renowned for her significant role in hit London show Wicked. She has also participated in the UK tour of Grease in the year 2006. Sidwell is renowned for her wonderful performance as Steven Beale in the BBC Soap EastEnders. Sheehy is the current cast member of Les Miserables and renowned as a finalist on ITV talent search superstar.
On the other hand Levane has performed in the We Will Rock You and Flash dance, the two most popular successful London Westend Shows.
The romantic tale Cool Rider has some great musical numbers such as Who’s That Guy?, Score Tonight, Reproduction, Girl For All Seasons, We’ll Be Together and Cool Rider.
16 Jan 201
Catch the summer of 63, when year old Baby meets the handsome dance instructor Johnny and the all time favorite love saga Dirty Dancing happens! The story is set in the New York’s Catskill Mountains, where Baby with her elder sister and parents are out for vacations.
Mesmerizing music and dance numbers make this love saga complete audio visual treat for the theatre goers. The Dirty Dancing show has been inspired from the 80’s classic and smash hit movie with the same name.
The current star cast of the stunning London musical Dirty Dancing features!
JILL WINTERNITZ as FRANCES 'BABY' HOUSEMAN
PAUL-MICHAEL JONES as JOHNNY CASTLE
CHARLOTTE GOOCH as PENNY JOHNSON
COLIN CHARLES as TITO SUAREZ
JAMES COOMBES as DR. JAKE HOUSEMAN
STEFAN MENAUL as NEIL KELLERMAN
JULIA J NAGLE as MARJORIE HOUSEMAN
MICHAEL REMICK as MAX KELLERMAN
MARK FAITH as MR SCHUMACHER
EMILIA WILLIAMS as LISA HOUSEMAN
28 Jan 201
In the year 2006, the super duper London show Dirty Dancing marked its opening! With the fastest record breaking advance of £15 million. The blockbuster London show is running with packed houses at the Piccadilly Theatre!
The spectacular production has been adapted from the famous 1987 movie and has become the longest running show in the history of Aldwych Theatre. During the magnificent five year run, the show ran for two million people.
The show also been enjoyed all over Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa.
In March 2014, a brand new UK tour will commence after the limited London Westend run. The show has been reopened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 13th July 2013 with the lead star cast of Jill Winternitz, the famous American actress as innocent Baby, Paul Michael Jones, Manchester born as dance instructor Johnny Castle and Charlotte Gooch as Penny Johnson.
23 Jan 201
London show, Les Miserables at the magnificent Queens Theatre is all set to
update its cast. Recently, Cameron Mackintosh made announcement regarding the
cast update of long running London Westend production from 15th June
2015 which is about to make entry into its 30th year.
The latest to
join the multi award winning and longest running London Westend production
includes Phil Daniels as ‘Thénardier’, Jeremy Secomb as ‘Javert’, Rachelle Ann
Go as ‘Fantine’; Katy Secombe as ‘Madame Thénardier’ and Zoë Doano as ‘Cosette.
The role of Jean
Valjean will be continued to be portrayed by Peter Lockyer, whereas Rob Houchen
will portray the role of Marius, along with Carrie Hope Fletcher as ‘Eponine’.
Bradley Jaden is currently in the ensemble and will play the role of ‘Enjolras’.
The huge ensemble of Les Miserables comprises of: Adam Bayjou; Sanne den
Besten; Edd Campbell Bird; Oliver Brenin; David Burnip; Jordan Lee Davies;
Tamsin Dowsett; Katy Hanna; Matthew Harvey; Matt Jeans; Charlotte Kennedy; Emma
Kingston; Jo Loxton; Luke McCall; Ryan O'Gorman; Jo Parsons; Adam Pearce;
Michael Riseley; Courney Stapleton; Jessamy Stoddart; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van
Geleen; Helen Walsh and Paul Wilkins.
October 1985, the original Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare production made
its debut at the Barbican Theatre. On 4th December 1985, the show
was transferred to the Palace Theatre, whereas on 3rd April 2004,
the show was moved to the Queens Theatre.
winning London show is set against the backdrop of 19th century and
concerns love and bravery. Les Miserables is adapted from a famous novel by
Victor Hugo and penned by Alain Boublil and Claude- Michel Schonberg. Trevor
Nunn and John Caird adapted and directed the blockbuster London show. The show
features some great musical compositions such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My
Own’ and ‘Bring Him Home.
14 May 201
Under the superb direction of Trevor Nunn, Fatal Attraction is also set to mark its opening at the Haymarket Theatre on 25th March 2014. The previews of the show will start from 11th March 2014. The original screen writer James Dearden has adapted the show for stage.
The latest members to join the cast of Fatal Attraction are Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallaghar and Kristin Davis as Beth Gallaghar. Both them have joined the earlier announced Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest. Last year Mark Bazley was performing on London stage in Scenes from a Marriage at the St James Theatre.
The show was directed Trevor Nunn.
Some other London shows to his credits are The Seagull for the National Theatre, Death of a Salesman at the Lyric Theatre, Macbeth at the Albery Theatre, Homebody/Kabul for the Young Vic and The Real Thing for the Donmar Warehouse. He has also made his presence felt at the television with Death in Paradise, Hustle, Spooks and Prime Suspect.
Kristin Davis is all set to make her Westend stage debut with Fatal Attraction.
In the popular HBO television, she is known for her role as Charlotte and also film series in Sex and the City. She has also made appearance in television in Melrose Place, Bad Teacher, Will & Grace, Friends, Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and ER.
In the year 2006, she made her British stage debut at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studio in The Exoneration after an off-Broadway run. Theatre Royal Haymarket is producing the show fatal Attraction. It is the story of obsession and revenge. This is certainly one of the most gripping and wonderful show to watch out for!
03 Feb 201
Underground Blaze Affected Central London: No Injuries, But Blackout!!
Due to a huge
power cut in Central London, almost 5000 homes and business have no electricity
last night. A fierce blaze broke out in Central London which led to a huge
chaos, as phone lines were not working, workers left their offices and judges
have to leave court. A thick black smoke had been observed puffing up from a
manhole at Holborn in Westend when firefighters were informed.
According to the
witnesses, there was immense struggling for breath and the area was fully
stacked which led to huge piling up of street and traffic. Last night shows of
The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Play that Goes Wrong
have been also cancelled.
In the evening by 7:20 pm,
firefighters took control of the burning manhole as they smashed opened it with
sledgehammers and drenched lots of water there. After the widening of the hole,
two jets of water were also directed to extinguish the underground blaze
faulty cables were the cause of this huge blaze followed by thick smoky clouds
in the air and surrounded all the nearby buildings. Within a three-meter wide
tunnel which is almost of 400 meters in length, i.e. between Great Queen Street
and Aldwych in Central London. High Court will remain closed for another day,
whereas Rolls Building will be opened for some urgent cases.
Letters Live at Freemasons’ Hall has been cancelled last night which stars
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch! There were ten fire engines and 70
firefighters an officers. No injuries reported!
According to the
assistant commissioner of London Fire Brigade, Peter Cowup, “Crews worked
closely with the various electricity companies involved to identify the source
and extent of the fire which was underground.”
added, “As this was likely to be an electrical fire we had to ensure the power
was off before we applied water to extinguish it. We worked with our partners
and implemented a well-rehearsed plan to prevent the fire from spreading and to
protect surrounding properties.
'The power has
now been isolated and so the fire is contained. Crews are now able to access
what remains of the fire and will be at the scene into the night damping down.”
According to a spokesperson, the fire also affected ten bus routes in London.
04 Apr 201
According to the recent online
reports, Disney is on the developing phase of its Golden Globe award winning
animated musical Frozen for onstage version. While addressing an interview with
Fortune Magazine, Bob Iger, Disney CEO and chairman given a few hints regarding
the stage debut, as he quoted, “We’re not demanding speed. We’re demanding
Although it is quite evident that
project in already in the developing phase, but it is still unclear that
whether the fantastic musical will head towards Broadway or theme parks of
Recently, Frozen was honoured
with prestigious Golden Globe for Best Animated feature. Does the great success
saga of Frozen will set all its way to London Theatres? In almost two decades,
Disney’s Frozen has enjoyed great success at the box office and still
considered as number one Disney animated musical with $669 million gross
earning till date.
Frozen will soon cross the
figures of another musical by Disney, The Lion King. On both Amazon and iTunes,
the music has topped the charts. Disney is enjoying great musical successes
with Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. Both the musicals were huge success
in commercial and critical measures.
The Lion King is already great
success on Broadway and London Westend with six Tony awards and also running
across the country. Now time will tell that whether Frozen would be able to
mesmerize the audience or not?
16 Jan 201
The enigmatic London show Les Miserables is known for its critically and massively acclaimed performances. Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary saga has been enjoyed by more than 65 million people across 42 countries in 22 langauges.
The record breaking success of the London show is astonishing. The London Westend show is remarkably known for its superb direction and sterling performances by some of the brilliant performers.
The cast members of Les Miserables are as follows:
Jean Valjean as DANIEL KOEK
Javert as TAM MUTU
Fantine as NA-YOUNG JEON
Thénardier as CAMERON BLAKELY
Madame Thénardier as WENDY FERGUSON
Eponine as CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
Cosette as SAMANTHA DORSEY
Enjolras as ANTON ZETTERHOLM
Marius as ROB HOUCHEN
28 Jan 201
Cameron Mackintosh’s hugely acclaimed London musical Les Miserables is making its return to Broadway in the month of March at the Imperial Theatre.
The Tony award winning musical show will make its official opening on March 23. Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg’s spectacular production has won rave reviews from both the masses and classes.
The superb and talented ensemble of the award winning London show Les Miserables comprises of Erin Clemons, Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, Jason Forbach, Heidi Giberson, Nathaniel Hackmann, Andrew Kober, Chris McCarrell, Melissa Mitchell, Dennis Moench, Adam Monley, Betsy Morgan, Melissa O'Neil, Max Quinlan, John Rapson, Terance Reddick, Arbender Robinson, Christianne Tisdale and Aaron Walpole.
Earlier announcements made regarding the star cast Ramin Karimloo (Jean Valjean), Will Swenson (Javert), Caissie Levy (Fantine), Nikki M. James (Eponine), Andy Mientus (Marius), Charlotte Maltby (Cosette), Kyle Scatliffe(Enjolras), Cliff Saunders (Thenardier) and Keala Settle (Madame Thenardier), whereas the child roles of Gavroche and Young Cosette and Eponine is yet to be declared.
In the two and half year, the re-imagined Les Miserables has earned a box office collection of over $160 million. The London show is currently breaking all the box office records and earning rave reviews and viewers to the theatre.
20 Jan 201
Cool Rider, the cult musical
sequel in concert has announced its casting. On 27th January 2014, the show will
run two of its performances at the opulent Lyric Theatre. Earlier announced
starcast Reece Shearsmith as biology teacher Mr Stuart are Ashleigh Gray as
Stephanie, Aaron Sidwell as Michael, Hannah LeVane as Paulette and Niall Sheehy
as Johnn will be joined with new one.
The recent credits in the
Ashleigh Gray will be standby Elphaba in
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Martha in the UK Tour of The Secret
Garden, Lorraine in the UK Tour of I Dreamed A Dream, Kim in the UK Tour of
Taboo – where she made her professional debut, Miss Lynch in the UK Tour of
Grease, Emily in Myths and Hymns at the Finborough Theatre and Miranda in
Betwixt at Trafalgar Studios.
In the Momentous Musicals,
Ashleigh has made guest appearance, whereas Susan Boyle in Concert and Lee Mead
at Pheasantry and West End Men.
The sensational saga is about the
daring love saga of two unlikely lovers. Their wonderful romance will be a
spell binding experience for the viewers as it is coming for just one night to
London Westend. The magnificent show has some brilliant musical numbers such as
Who’s That Guy?, Score Tonight, Cool Rider, Girl for all Seasons and the
haunting melody of Rock-a-Hula Luau (Summer Is Coming).
Cool Rider will beautifully
showcase the styles, moves and wheels of greatest high school and also give
tribute to the amazing brilliance of movies. Guy Unsworth has directed the
show, whereas choreographed by Matt Krzan. Lee Freeman’s outstanding musical
direction and spectacular production by Christopher D. Clegg and James DP Drury makes
the show a remarkable experience!
16 Jan 201
The prestigious Tony Award winning show Matilda The Musical revolves around a little girl and who has some extraordinary powers.
Adapted from the popular classic by Roald Dahl, the hugely acclaimed show is the winner of 47 international awards.
Cast Members of Matilda The Musical
Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Milly Shapiro, Chris Hoch, Gabriel Ebert, Jill Paice, Lesli Margherita, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Philip Spaeth, Taylor Trensch, Jack Broderick, Ted Wilson, Judah Bellamy, Frenie Acoba, Emma Howard, Beatrice Tulchin, Ava DeMary, Jared Parker, Jennifer Bowles, Nadine Isenegger, John Arthur Greene, Colin Israel, Clay Thomson, Celia Mei Rubin, Betsy Struxness, Heather Tepe, Ben Thompson, Sawyer Nunes, Marcus D'Angelo, Analise Scarpaci, Richard H. Blake
Creative Team of Matilda The Musical
Author: Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Director: Matthew Warchus
Choreographer: Peter Darling
The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown
So come and feel the unmatched magic of superb London show Matilda The Musical!
20 Jan 201
The London star cast of popular show Miss Saigon for 2014 has been announced by the Cameron Mackintosh. Some of the most talented actors from all across the world are assembled for the popular show.
The international starcast of Miss Saigon comprises of Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada as ‘Kim’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Chris’, Tamsin Carroll as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’ and Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Gigi’.
On Saturday, 3rd May 2014, the stunning show Miss Saigon has made a hugely anticipated return to London Westend Prince Edward Theatre. In the original cast of Miss Saigon, Jon Jon Briones was in the ensemble as The Engineer. He is portraying the same role since the show marked its debut at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Eve Noblezada, the seventeen year old will acts as Kim is making her professional stage debut, Alistair Brammer who is playing the role of Marius has made her debut in the Les Miserables London production at the Queen’s Theatre. The ensemble featuresJulia Abueva, Natalie Chua, Jon-Scott Clark, Rob Compton , Callum Francis, Ashley Gilmour, Maria Graciano, Simon Hardwick, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Matthew Jeans, Kurt Kansley, Kittiphun Kittipakapom, David Lee, Mitch Leow, Ela Lisondra, Tanya Manalang, Christian Rey Marbella, Kanako Nakano, Thao Therese Nguyen, Saori Oda, Ariel Reonal, Jon Reynolds, Romeo Salazar, Jordan Shaw, Marsha Songcome, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Christian Tanamal, Thao Vilayvong, Amadeus Williams and Gerald Zarcilla.
21 Jan 201
The sensational and critically acclaimed London show The Book of Mormon is adding to its glory some new immensely talented cast members from next month. Prestigious Tony award winning musical has won millions of hearts with its great performances and wonderful performers.
The current cast members of the brilliant London show has Gavin Creel, Jared Gertner and Alexia Khadime. They will stay here for some more time. On the other hand, they will be accompanied by newcomers Hugo Harold-Harrison (Grease, Fame), Kevin Harvey (RSC’s Candide), Joshua Liburd (The Scottsboro Boys) and David McMullan (Love Never Dies) at the magnificent Prince of Wales Theatre from 3rd February.
Some other newcomers to be the part of sensational London show The Book of Mormon includes Christopher Copeland, Keisha T Fraser, Sia Kiwa, Felix Mosse, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Ashley Samuels, Rhys Taylor and Michael Vinsen, while Stephen Ashfield, Chris Jarman, Mark Anderson, Benjamin Brook, Daniel Clift, Ashley Day, Patrick George, Nadine Higgin, Evan James, Aisha Jawando, Michael Kent, Daniel MacKinlay, Terel Nugent, David O’Reilly, Lucy St. Louis, Kayi Ushe and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
The remarkable Avenue Q co creator Robert Lopez and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have collaborated to create the popular and award winning London show The Book of Mormon.The show revolves around two Mormon Boys who have been sent for a mission at a remote place.
The Book of Mormon also includes some chartbusting musical numbers such as I Am Africa, I Believe and Man Up. The brilliant satirical musical is a complete delightful experience for the theatre goers.
16 Jan 201
The award winning London show, The Phantom of the Opera is
running with packed houses at the magnificent Her Majesty’s Theatre! The new
star cast of The Phantom of the Opera is joined by Ben Lewis from 4 September portraying
the role of ‘The Phantom’. Other cast members of the London show are Kelly
Mathieson as ‘Christine Daaé’ and Jeremey Taylor as ‘Raoul’, whereas Amy
Manford as the alternate ‘Christine Daaé’,
In the original Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s,
“Love Never Dies”, Ben Lewis portrayed the role of‘The Phantom’. Some of the
recent works of Ben are the role of Frank Butler in the Crucible’s production
of “Annie Get Your Gun”. He also acted in the original UK cast of “Love Me
Tender”, whereas starred in “Forbidden Broadway” and “Candide” at the Menier
In the spectacular production of London Westend, Kelly
Mathieson has made her West End debut. She is trained at the Scottish Ballet
Company and the Royal College of Music. Some of her major works are “Le Nozze de
Figaro”, “Agrippina”, “Orpheus and the Underworld”, “Die Zauberflöte” and
Jeremy Taylor is renowned for previous theatre credits are
London westend’s ‘Fiyero’ in “Wicked” and ‘Galileo’ in “We Will Rock You”. He
also performed in the UK tours of “Evita” and “The Sound of Music”. He is also
working hard in the Palladium production. Amy Manford is an international soloist
with the London Handel, London Cello and the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s. She graduated
with a Masters of Performance in Vocal Performance from The Royal College of
Music and made her West End debut with The Phantom of the Opera.
Other cast members are Lara Martins as ‘Carlotta
Giudicelli’, Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’,
Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’, Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’,
Georgia Ware as ‘Meg Giry’ and Scott Davies as the standby ‘Phantom’. Some new
members are Matt Bateman, Jade Davies, Hannah Grace, Andrei Teodor Iliescu,
Jordan Simon Pollard, Una Reynolds, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell and John
03 Jan 201
Next Vlogger of
Broadway.com is Ewoldt of The Phantom fame
Beautiful and immensely talented
Broadway soprano Ali Ewoldt is currently portraying the role of Christine Daaé
in The Phantom of the Opera. Renowned for her wonderful performance and
brilliant acting skills, the awesome actress has won several hearts and praises
from both the critics and masses across the globe.
The stunning actress is all set
to lead the new vlog of Broadway.com's, Dear Daaé. It is all set to commence
from January 9, 2018. The vlog will showcase the backstage as well as onstage
act of Ewoldt and her co-stars at the Majestic Theatre. The spell binding show
is running here with packed houses and has become the longest-running Broadway
musical. Hence, it is beautifully creating magic eight times a week.
The award winning blockbuster
show is adapted from the 1910 haunted novel penned by Gaston Leroux. The story
of The Phantom of the Opera is about a deformed composer who lives beneath the
Opera house and haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Ashamed of his appearance,
he lives in an underground cavern, and tutors and composes operas for Christine
Daaé portrayed by Ewoldt. Daae is stunning and gorgeous young soprano
star-to-be. With the success of Christine, a handsome suitor emerges from her
past which makes the Phantom grows mad with anger. He started terrorizing the
opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. But, the beautiful
soprano, Christine was mesmerised with the mystery man.
Some other great works of Ewoldt
are performed on Broadway in Les Misérables and The King and I. In the 2010
national touring production of West Side Story, she also acted. So, enjoy and watch
Ewoldt behind the scenes at the legendary musical. Capture all the magic and
thrill which is successfully mesmerizing the audience from the last few
decades. To be noted that Dear Daaé will run every Tuesday for eight weeks.
03 Jan 201
The mesmerizing London musical Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the
Opera is all set to make its debut at the LA Premiere having seven week
engagement at Hollywood Pantages from June 10th to July 26th 2015.
magnificent Cameron Mackintosh’s brand new production will be a
delightful experience to watch for.
The exciting new version of The Phantom of the Opera has been reinvented
with brilliant staging and scenic design. The thrilling love saga is
the also the longest running show in the history of Broadway with
performance by cast and orchestra of 52. This is undoubtedly one of the
largest productions in North America.
Andrew Lloyd Webber appreciated his incredible production and stated,
“It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now
that the show has celebrated over 25 years on Broadway.
Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received
huge critical acclaim in the UK.”
According to Cameron Mackintosh, “After a glorious celebration of 25
phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I’m delighted to be
able to bring this dazzling new production of PHANTOM — which has been
phenomenally well- received by both audiences and critics in the UK this
past year — to North America. With an exciting new design and staging,
retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident North
American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise —
for the first time or all over again.”
The Phantom of the Opera is certainly an all time classic and one of the
best London shows till date. So get set for a rocking US show of your
favorite love tragic saga!
14 Jan 201
Brad Little, the veteran Broadway musical star starred in the first production of hugelt popular show The Phantom of the Opera in Shanghai in the year 2004.
Theatre lovers in China will also remember this great and power packed performer. After the end of his first performance, a group of Chinese fans met him for the first time. He quoted, “Many, many Chinese women were staring at me earnestly with their eyes full of tears.
They kept speaking to me in Chinese, as if I would understand. Of course, I couldn’t, but I could really feel what they were feeling.”
For Little this was certainly a great moment as he is one of the major performers by all standards. He enacts the lead role of Phantom with so much of ease and perfection that people gets bowled over by his mesmerizing performance.
For more than 2000 performances, he has acted as Phantom since the year 1996. Meeting such a great fan following in Shanghai was a memorable moment of this great performer.
He further stated, “I will never forget that moment in Shanghai. I learned that many local people had to put aside three weeks of their salaries to buy a ticket. They almost couldn’t afford to buy anything extra – probably just a key ring to remember the experience of watching this show. The audiences in Shanghai really made me believe that they cherished the show much more than any other place we had toured before.”
21 Jan 201
winning London show Wicked The Musical is still going strong with the audience.
In the last week of UK, i.e. 3rd January 2015, the show was enjoyed
by 45,000 people and grossed £2,160,377.50, at Box Offices in London and
Edinburgh. The show has broken earlier records of both the West End and UK as
well as Ireland tour.
magnificent Apollo Victoria Theatre, the spectacular London production has set
a new record with 9 sell out shows and gross of £1,023,819.00. Earlier record
of Wicked was of £1,002,885 for week ending 1st January 2011.
In the history
of London Westend, this is the first production that grossed more than £1
million in just one week. The great success of Wicked goes to its wonderful
cast, superb direction and mesmerizing score.
Elated with the
success of award winning show, Michael McCabe, UK Executive Producer stated, “We
are greatly indebted to our extremely talented and hard working companies who
have contributed to another hugely successful year for Wicked in London and on
tour, and we thank the 45,000 theatregoers who made these extraordinary Box
Office records possible last week.”
London show Wicked The Musical is adapted from the novel Wicked: The Life and
Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The novel was penned by Gregory Maguire.
44 million people have enjoyed the award winning show in 13 countries. The
mesmerizing London show has been enjoyed by both the classes and masses and won
100 international awards.
14 May 201
The popular actor of London stage Roger Lloyd Pack who is known for his remarkable performances in popular show Twelfth Night as Sir Andrew Aguecheek recently died due to pancreatic cancer.
The 69 years old actor has given some of the commendable performances.
In another hugely famous show Richard III, Roger Lloyd portrayed the role of Duke of Buckingham with Mark Rylance at the Shakespeare Globe.
From the year 2012-2013, he mesmerized audience with his spell binding performance at the Apollo Theatre of London Westend.
Roger portrayed the role of Ash in Dealer’s Choice which was hosted at the Trafalgar Studios 1 from the year 2007 – 2008 and in The Winterling at the Royal Court in the year 2006. The brilliant actor is mainly known on television as roadsweeper Trigger in BBC sitcom “Only Fools and Horses and acted as Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley, the famous BBC comedy show.
16 Jan 201
All time hit dirty dancing return to london westend at piccadilly theatre from 13 july..
28 May 201
10 Mar 201
acclaimed and award winning London musical, The Book of Mormon has won various
prestigious awards such as Olivier and Tony award. The booking period of the
show has been extended to 12th December 2015 at the magnificent
Prince of Wales Theatre London.
March 2013, The Book of Mormon made its debut after previews from 25th
February. The show has enjoyed huge praise and appreciation for its original
concept and polished production. Various journals also stated, “Cleverly
written...enormously enjoyable" (Londontheatre.co.uk); "Decadent and
self-indulgent musical" (Telegraph); "mildly amusing"
(Guardian); "Loved it" (Independent).”
stars of the London musical are Nic Rouleau as Elder Price and Brian Sears as
Elder Cunningham, alongside Alexia Khadime as Nablulungi, Stephen Ashfield as
Moroni / Elder Mckinley, and Chris Jarman as The General.
The Book of
Mormon revolve around a pair of mismatched Mormon boys who have been sent on a
mission to distant place which is far
from Salt Lake City. The South Park team penned, whereas book, music and lyrics
by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker’s
superb direction and designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Brian MacDevitt,
choreography by Casey Nicholaw, costumes by Ann Roth, sound by Brian Ronan.
show, The Book of Mormon has nominated for six Olivier awards comprises of Best
Choreography, Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel) and Best New Musical.
14 Sep 201
The brand new
London musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical made its immensely
successful premiere at London Westend. The show has recently announced the
extension of its booking period until 13th February 2016.
critically acclaimed London show as there are more than 350, 000 tickets are
available and charts the saga of singer-sogwriter Carole King. The show is the
winner of prestigious Tony award and features Katie Brayben as the legendary
artist. The show has some of the brilliant performers such as Alan Morrissey,
Ian McIntosh, Lorna Want, Glynis Barber and Gary Trainer.
Under the superb
direction of Marc Bruni, the show presents the journey of a school girl to
superstar. The show deals with her relationship with lyricist and first hand
husband Gerry Goffin. Enjoy some of the greatest chartbusting numbers such as Loco-Motion,
Take Good Care Of My Baby, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, You’ve Got A Friend and
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
03 Mar 201
The all time Disney’s blockbuster musical and award winning production The Lion King is all set to make its entry to Wales this November. From next week, tickets for the astounding musical will be on sale.
The legendary musical will be played for the first time in Cardiff season in Wales. In the record breaking tour of show in UK and Ireland, this will be the only Welsh dates.
In Cardiff, The Lion King will run for ten week and offering all the show’s lovers to enjoy this classic Disney saga at their nearest theatre with their loved ones.
The global phenomenon called The Lion King is surely an incredible experience for all. The international production comprises of 50 actors, singers and dancers, from 18 different countries, along with a backstage team of over 100 people.
The touring production of The Lion King has enjoyed amazing record breaking seasons at Bristol, Manchester, Dublin and Birmingham. The classic show is an ultimate choice of both the classes and masses. The running period of the show at Wales Millennium Center will be from Thursday, November 6 to Sunday, January 11, 2015, whereas tickets go on general sale next Tuesday, (January 28).
21 Jan 201
Currently Zoe Birkett is giving
sensational performance at the smashing London
show Thriller Live at the opulent Lyric Theatre London. She has been an
original cast member of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. She was the DIVAS with
Jason Donavan. In choreographer Gary Lloyd’s What a Feeling running at the
London Palladium, she was the leading singer.
In the blockbuster Thriller Live,
she acted as the female actor at the Lyric Theatre along with South Africa, Europe and Brazil. The wonderful actor has a
huge Brazilian following and has been hugely received.
Some of the major theatre credits
of Zoe are Respect La Diva as the lead actor at Garrick Theatre. In Hair, she
performed as Dion, in Munich
and Piccadilly London. She was portrayed the leas role of Acid Queen in Who’s
Tommy at Prince Edward Theatre
whereas Maureen in RENT at Greenwich Theatre.
Zoe is hugely popular among the
theatre lovers. She has given live television vocal performances such as Top of
the Pops, Liquid News, Pop World, CDUK, Pepsi Chart Show, the Disney Show, This
Morning, SMTV, Des & Mel, Nickelodeon, Children in Need, Alan Titchmarsh,
Paul O’Grady etc. She has also given performances as female backing vocalist
artist Jason Derulo and Cher.
16 Jan 201
The electrifying and rocking London musical, Thriller Live has made an entry into the record books of Lyric Theatre. The show has become longest running in the history of Lyric Theatre since its opening on December 1888.
The hugely successful musical tribute show of great performer Michael Jackson has made history at Lyric Theatre and became the longest running show in the last 125 years.
With 1815 performances on May 2013, the show is still going strong featuring some of the sensational musical and dance performances by the talented performers.
During the great moment, Nica Burns, co-owner of Nimax chain of theatres made an announcement, “You are part of history being made tonight. Michael Jackson won so many amazing awards and set some impressive records in his lifetime and he continues to do that today! This is my theatre, and I'm delighted to announce that Thriller Live has become the longest running show in its 125-year history.”
During this memorable moment, Thriller Live producer Paul Walden also stated, “London theatregoers and visitors to the city have truly embraced Thriller Live.”
He further added, “It is incredibly heartwarming that Thriller Live, now in its fifth year, is playing to some of the most enthusiastic audiences of its West End run, and it is thanks to those audiences that we have been able to smash this record. Recent sales have exceeded our expectations, telling us that the West End does not want to say goodbye to Thriller Live any time soon!”
The blockbuster show Thriller Live has been enjoyed by more than 2.3 million people across the globe in 26 countries.
20 Jan 201
Hey all you Matilda fans out there, here is some great news! The superb show has been shortlisted for the prestigious Best West End show for the year 2014 WhatsOn Stage Awards.
If you are a huge Matilda fan then here is a great chance to vote for your favourite London show, as Whatsonstage Awards are the only awards where public can vote all categories.
0n 31st January, voting will be closed, whereas winners will be announced on the grand event at the awards ceremony and concert. So cast your precious vote for you favourite and hugely loved show Matilda The Musical!
22 Jan 201
The hugely successful London musical, Wicked
has been joined by a new star cast from 18th November 2013. The earlier
announced star Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba will be joined by Savannah
Stevenson as Glinda.
Stevenson has earlier worked in
some other London
theatre shows such as Chariots of Fire, Mary Poppins, and the Sir Trevor
Nunn-directed Gone with the Wind and Aspects of Love. On the other hand Sam
Kelly is making his return as The Wizard. He earlier performed in the year
Kelley has been one of the most
comic actors ofUK since 1970s. He performed in various television programmes
such as Porridge, ‘Allo ‘Allo!, On the Up, We’ll Think of Something, Barbara,
Haggard and Black Books. Some of his theatre credit includes Sartre’s Kean and
Jeremy Taylor will act as Fiyero.
His theatre credits include We Will Rock You and The Sound of Music. Sue Kelvin
as Madame Morrible and Paul Clarkson as Doctor Dillamond. Katie Rowley Jones as
Nessarose and Sam Lupton as Boq.
22 Jan 201
The mesmerizing London show, Wicked has been extended at the Apollo Victoria Theatre! The stunning London musical will run upto 25th April 2015, i.e. six months of extension. The new dates tickets will go on sale from Monday 3rd February 2014.
On 27th September 2006, Wicked marked its debut at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Previews of the show started on 7th September. 5.5 million viewers have enjoyed the enduring friendship saga across the globe. In the history of London Westend, the show is the 15th longest running musical.
Wicked is inspired from the popular novel by Gregory Maguire, whereas lyrics and composition by Stephen Schwartz. Joe Mantello’s superb direction makes the show a desirable experience.
Eugene Lee’s scenic designing, Susan Hilferty’s brilliant costumes, Kenneth Posner’s lighting and Tony Meola’s sound makes the show one of the most successful London musicals. Wayne Cilento’s musical staging and William David Brohn’s orchestrations gives Wicked a remarkable presentation.
Wicked is about two girls who meet in the wonderland of Oz. One girls has emerald green skin, whereas other is beautiful, ambitious and popular. The former one is also misunderstood, smart and feisty. The story revolves around the friendship of these two girls Glinda and Elphaba.
03 Feb 201