Marianne Elliott To Receive OBE For Services To Theatre

Marianne Elliott to receive OBE

Director Marianne Elliott is to receive an OBE for Services to Theatre in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours list. Marianne Elliott, who is currently in New York for the 2018 Tony Awards, where her production of Angels in America has been nominated for an unprecedented 11 awards, including Best Director and Best Revival, said: “When I was a child, growing up in Stockport, I never thought it was even possible for a young woman to become a theatre director, let alone be blessed with the career I have had. To be recognised in this way is very moving and I hope an inspiration to other young women that anything is possible.” Marianne, the first woman to win 2 Tony awards for direction, was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for 10 years where her work has included Angels in America, the multi-award winning War Horse (co-directed by Tom Morris) and … Read more

Mel Giedroyc joins the cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Mel Giedroyc joins the cast of Company at the Gieldgud Theatre

Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Marianne Elliott’s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical Company at the Gielgud Theatre. Mel Giedroyc is to play  Sarah joining Rosalie Craig as Bobbi and Broadway’s Patti LuPone as Joanne when Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018.  This production sees the central role of Bobby re-imagined as Bobbi, the first time this role will have been played by a woman with the blessing of Stephen Sondheim. Mel Giedroyc said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be playing Sarah in Marianne Elliott’s upcoming production of Sondheim’s Company in the West End.  It’s been an ambition of mine to be in a Sondheim show, and to be working alongside Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone and to be directed by the genius director that is Marianne Elliott is just the icing on the cake.’ Mel recently co-presented The Great British … Read more

West End musicals to look out for in 2018

Girl From The North Country musical

We’re eagerly anticipating these fantastic West End musical which are heading our way in 2018. Have you booked your tickets? JANUARY Girl From The North Country Following a critically acclaimed season at the Old Vic Theatre, Girl From The Old Country transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season. Conor McPherson  weaves the iconic songs of Bob Dylan into a show brimming with hope, heartbreak and soul. Read our review. BOOK TICKETS FOR GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Eugenius Eugenius, the teenage love story set against a background of comic books and superheroes comes to The Other Palace. Fast becoming a cult phenomena, Eugenius will bring out your inner Geek. BOOK TICKETS FOR EUGENIUS AT THE OTHER PALACE FEBRUARY All Or Nothing All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of The Small Faces. This home-grown musical comes to the West End’s Arts … Read more

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 60 – 51

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

Welcome to our latest instalment of results from our Top 100 Greatest Musicals of all time poll. There are a few new entries and some bona fide classics in this part of the list. Congratulations to all those who are listed in our roll call of truly great musicals. Did your favourites make the Top 100? Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. 60. Parade Parade is a musical by Jason Robert Brown (music and lyrics) and Alfred Uhry (book). Premiering on Broadway in 1998, it won the Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score and won six Drama Desk Awards. Based on the trial in 1913 of a Jewish factory manager accused of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old employee, the project was brought to Jason Robert Brown by Harold Prince. There have been several successful productions of Parade in the UK … Read more

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