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 Award-winning composer and lyricist Maury Yeston, whose musical Titanic launched the current season of musicals at the Charing Cross Theatre. Death Takes A Holiday has a book by multi Tony award-winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone. Used as the source material for the film Meet Joe Black which starred Brad Pitt, the musical is a soaring story of the preciousness of life and the overwhelming power of love. Death Takes A Holiday will star Hollywood star Maxwell Caufield (Dynasty, The Colbys, Grease 2, Guys and Dolls UK Tour), Zoë Doano (Les Miserables, Harringtons Pie Shop … Read more
Producers have announced that Titanic, the critically acclaimed musical by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone and directed by Thom Southerland, will extend it’s run at the Charing Cross Theatre by one week, now closing on 13 August 2016. The regular midweek matinee that week will move from Wednesday to become a Stagey Matinee on Tuesday 9 August to give other West End performers chance to see it. Additonally, Titanic composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) is flying in from New York to take part in an after-show Q & A on Tuesday July 26 with Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of The International New York Times and Theatre Editor at The Arts Desk. This not-to-be-missed evening will give musical theatre fans a unique chance to hear first hand from one of Broadway’s most celebrated composers. Admission is free but only permitted with a valid ticket for that night’s performance. Titanic … Read more
Maury Yeston is the composer of award winning musicals including Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic and Death Takes A Holiday. Douglas Mayo caught up with him to talk about making the great maritime disaster sing on stage and just what gives him inspiration when it comes to writing great musicals. It’s refreshing to speak to a composer like Maury Yeston. He is remarkably frank and open when it comes to talking about his musicals. Speaking with Maury we decided to start at the very beginning of the process and ask just how he decides what stories to tell? “I’ve always believed that things that sound like a good idea for a show may not be, and things that sound like unusual ideas may actually work out well” he says. “I think it comes down to the fact that the audience loves to be surprised and the minute you start showing something … Read more
BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you this exclusive video sneak peek at Thom Southerland’s production of Titanic The Musical, which opens at the Charing Cross Theatre on 28 May 2016. Returning to London’s West End by popular demand, this highly acclaimed production of Titanic has won numerous awards. Speaking from Japan, where he’s directing a new version of his London smash hit, Grand Hotel, Thom Southerland said: “I am incredibly excited that Titanic will set sail for London again. Having created the production in the intimate setting of Southwark Playhouse, it will be wonderful to see Maury Yeston’s epic musical at such close proximity again. Having since opened productions of the show in major theatres in Japan and Canada, it really feels like the show is coming home, allowing us to board the ship again and experience the events and passengers as they travel on their fateful journey.” Based on … Read more
As previously announced Thom Southerland’s award-winning production of Titanic will be returning to London for a limited season at the Charing Cross Theatre. In the cast of 20, eight of the originals are back aboard: Scarlett Courtney, Matthew Crowe, Sion Lloyd, Shane McDaid, Philip Rham, Dudley Rogers, Victoria Serra and Judith Street. They are joined by: David Bardsley, Alistair Barron, Helena Blackman, Scott Cripps, James Gant, Luke George, Douglas Hansell, Rob Houchen, Claire Machin, Jessica Paul, Peter Prentice, Dom Simpson. First seen at Southwark Playhouse, Thom’s production has now also played major theatres in Japan and Canada. Southerland said: “I am incredibly excited that Titanic will set sail for London again and will open our new season of Musical Theatre at Charing Cross Theatre. Having created the production in the intimate setting of Southwark Playhouse, it will be wonderful to see Maury Yeston’s epic musical at such close proximity again. … Read more
Proud’s choreography is redolent with an acute understanding of all this and everything he does aims to help involvement in and understanding of the work’s intent. The hotel is seen as reflective of the Berlin experience and that is reflective of world experience: the microcosm in the hotel provides universal truths and observations. From the almost military opening routine, through the set pieces and the smaller incidents, the big, joyous all-in numbers, and the more intimate moments of pain or joy, Proud sees to it that dance propels the action, accentuates the fun and underscores the darkness.
BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you this first look and listen to Victoria Serra singing Girl In the Mirror from Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel will play a six week season at the Southwark Playhouse from 31 July 2015. The musical with book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright, additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston premiered on Broadway in 1989, winning five Tony Awards. In this preview clip we meet Flaemmchen, a young typist dreaming of Hollywood stardom. Grand Hotel looks set to be one of the hottest Off West End Tickets this summer so don’t miss out. BOOK TICKETS FOR GRAND HOTEL