Sonia Friedman Productions Wins 11 Olivier Awards in 2017

Producer Sonia Friedman

Tonight at the Olivier Awards 2017, Sonia Friedman celebrated as her productions won a phenomenal 11 awards. Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 160 new productions and has won numerous Olivier and Tony awards, winning a record-breaking 14 at the 2014 Olivier Awards, including the quartet of Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival of a Musical and Best Revival of a Play. This year she was awarded Producer Of The Year by The Stage for the third year in a row as well as taking the number one spot in ‘The Stage 100’, becoming the first number one in the history of the compilation not to own or operate West End theatres and the first solo woman for almost 20 years. This year she was awarded Producer Of The Year by The Stage for the third year in a row as well as taking the … Read more

Jake Gyllenhaal Performs Dreamgirls Classic

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on Dreamgirls

Here at BritishTheatre.com we had a good laugh this morning when this great clip of Broadway leading man Jake Gyllenhaal doing his take on Effie White and the classic Broadway showstopper And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls. Does Amber Riley have something to worry about? Could Sonia Friedman and Casey Nicholaw be prepared to look at the ultimate case of colour and gender blind casting? If you haven’t already get down to see Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre or if you are a fan of Jake’s beg, borrow or steal a ticket to Sunday In The Park With George. UK fans take heart we’ve heard a whisper that Jake’s George may be UK bound! Join our mailing list to be kept informed. BOOK TICKETS FOR DREAMGIRLS IN LONDON https://vimeo.com/94958219

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 30-21

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

There are some real classics in this brace of our Top 100 Musicals ever. It’s a real mix of musicals old and new, don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the vote below. 30. Dreamgirls Currently playing at London’s Savoy Theatre, Dreamgirls has music by Henry Krieger and book by Tom Eyen. Originally devised with the working title of One Night Only, the show caught the eye of Michael Bennett, director and choreographer of A Chorus Line. Dreamgirls opened on Broadway on December 20, 1981 and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical winning six. Twenty-five years later the show has finally premiered in the West End with Glee’s Amber Riley in the lead role. Book tickets for Dreamgirls. 29. Gypsy One of the great Broadway musicals, Gypsy has music by Jules Styne, Book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is based loosely … Read more

Olivier Awards 2017 – Nominations Announced

Olivier Awards 2017 Nominations announced

This year’s Olivier Awards look set to be amongst the most exciting in recent times with Harry Potter And The Cursed Child receiving 11 nominations, Groundhog Day (8 nominations), The Glass Menagerie (7 nominations)  and Dreamgirls (5 nominations) featuring prominently. Presented by The Society Of London Theatre, The Olivier Awards are named after Sir Laurence Olivier, one of Britain’s finest actors. Thies year the awards will be held on 9 April 2017 at The Royal Albert Hall in London. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE OLIVIER AWARDS NOMINATED SHOWS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2017 https://youtu.be/1oTpkGVtZx8 OLIVIER AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Ian Bartholomew for Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre Ben Hunter for The Girls at Phoenix Theatre Andrew Langtree for Groundhog Day at The Old Vic Best Actress in a Supporting Role … Read more

Take Your Mum To The Theatre This Mother’s Day

Take your mum out to see some theatre on Mother's day

The 23rd March is Mother’s Day and we’d like to suggest some great shows that your Mum might enjoy this Mother’s Day. With some of our London choices you can even add a meal to your tickets. Here’s our list of shows your mum might enjoy:- The Girls – Phoenix Theatre, London Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical adaptation of the film Calendar Girls has been wowing audiences and critics alike. This wonderful musical is one for all ages and is highly recommended. Read Our Review. TAKE YOUR MUM TO THE GIRLS Half A Sixpence – Noel Coward Theatre The hit musical that starred Tommy Steele has been updated and now stars critically acclaimed newcomer Charlie Stemp. The rags to riches tale of an ordinary guy who just wants a simple life is sure to Flash, Bang, Wallop it’s way to your heart. Read our review. TAKE YOUR MUM TO … Read more

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