Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 100 – 91

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

Over the past few months, we’ve invited you to take part in our first poll to choose the Top 100 Greatest Musicals. Tens of thousands of votes were made and the competition was fierce. Votes came in from musical lovers around the globe, some of you were extremely specific even going down to the productions you liked. In many cases,  just a single vote separated each show. Did your favourites make the Top 100? Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. 100. Fun Home Fun Home is a relatively new show on the musical theatre scene. Adapted by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, Fun Home was nominated for twelve 2015 Tony Awards, winning five including Best Musical. 99. Elisabeth https://youtu.be/MOS1VwEWhog Elisabeth is one of the most successful German-language musicals of all time. The musical is … Read more

Mack and Mabel UK Tour 2015

Michael Ball to star in Mack and Mabel in Chichester

It has been announced that Michael Ball will play Mack Sennett in a major new revival of Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel which will play at the Chichester Festival Theatre prior to touring. Mack and Mabel is the story of the relationship between silent film star Mabel Normand and Keystone Cops director Mack Sennett. The productions will be directed by Jonathan Church and choreographed by Stephen Mear. Mack And Mabel received eight Tony nominations when it opened on Broadway in 1974.  Herman’s other shows include The Grand Tour, Hello Dolly! Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles.   MACK AND MABEL UK TOUR  2015 DATES Plymouth Theatre Royal Thursday 1 October – Saturday 10 October BOOK ONLINE Manchester Opera House Monday 12 – Saturday 24 October BOOK ONLINE Dubline BGE Theatre Tuesday 27 October – Saturday 7 November BOOK ONLINE Edinburgh Playhouse Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 November BOOK ONLINE Nottingham … Read more

What’s On In Manchester – September to October 2015

Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre

Manchester is a vibrant theatre city which plays host to a number of national touring productions as well as housing some of the great producing theatres. So What’s On In Manchester? If you are visiting Manchester we can recommend any of the following productions and look forward to hearing your feedback. SEPTEMBER 2015 Annie The classic children’s musical starring Craig Revel Horwood. Lesley Joseph plays Miss Hannigan on 25/26 September. 15 – 26 September Manchester Opera House Book Tickets Facing the Music with Patricia Routledge An evening with Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson. 9 September 2015 Stockport Plaza Book Tickets The Crucible Arthur Miller’s stage classic comes to the Royal Exchange. 18 September – 24 October 2015 Royal Exchange Theatre Book Tickets Handbagged Moira Buffini’s high-spirited and shrewd piece cleverly explores the nature of history – and what might have gone on behind closed doors 15 – 19 … Read more

Jonathan Church Sets Up New Production Company

Jonathan Church starts own production company

Following on from the announcement of his departure from Chichester Festival Theatre after the 2016 Season, Jonathan Church today announces that he will be establishing a new, independent production company, Jonathan Church Productions Limited (JCPL), as a platform to continue the development of both his producing and directing output in the future. Jonathan’s new company is being supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres (DMT) who, as well as becoming a minority shareholder in the Company, will be providing JCPL with a development fund to enable Jonathan to create new work for West End theatres and beyond. Jonathan intends to build on the commercial and artistic success of his tenure at Chichester – whose latest London transfer is the acclaimed new production of Gypsy – by creating artistically ambitious work in the West End, on tour across the UK and internationally. He will also continue the exploration of his directing career in … Read more

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