Based on the 1988John Waters film of the same name, Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell. The original production was directed by Jack O’Brien and choreography by Jerry Mitchell. Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a […]
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Alex Bourne will be Daddy Warbucks with Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell alongside Miranda Hart as part of further casting announced for the new West End production of Annie. The pair, who have both appeared in the UK tour of the musical, will be joined in the show at Piccadilly Theatre by Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. Today’s casting news […]
Maury Yeston’s magnificent score for Death Takes A Holiday – one of the finest in London right now – is a glory not to be missed in this European premiere of one of his more extraordinary creations.
We are pleased to bring you this sneak peek into the rehearsal room for Maury Yeston’s new musical Death Takes A Holiday which opens this month at the Charing Cross Theatre. Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso, Death Takes A Holiday is a soaring story of the preciousness of life and the overwhelming […]
Producers have announced that Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso will lead the cast of Death Takes A Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre in January 2017. Tickets are now on sale. Based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name, Death Takes A Holiday has a lush, romantic score by multi Tony […]
Mel Brooks has announced that his musical Young Frankenstein is heading to the UK. Based on his 1974 of the same name, Young Frankenstein will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal for a limited pre-West End engagement from 26 August to 9 September 2017, before opening in London’s West End in Autumn 2017. Following a […]
Whilst Hairspray has a serious message of integration and understanding, it’s ultimately a musical full of joy and love, and those emotions poured off the stage thanks to this extremely talented cast.
My pick of 2015 is neither a stroke of theatrical genius like the Almeida’s Oresteia nor a brilliant and original work of art like 1927’s Golum. It is in fact a populist musical, despised by many, dating back to the 1970s. NB: If squeaky-voiced, optimistic red-headed orphans conjure distressing memories of amateur productions past, look […]