With an incredible Bernstein score and Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie directing and choreographing, On The Town hits Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London on May 19. They have now released these great rehearsal pictures for what is set to be the venue’s biggest dance musical yet. We are pleased to bring you these great rehearsal photographs by Johan Persson. Danny Mac, Fred Haig and Samuel Edwards play Gabey, Chip and Ozzie – roles made famous on film by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin – and Siena Kelly, Lizzy Connolly and Miriam-Teak Lee take the roles of Ivy, Hildy and Claire. The cast also features Maggie Steed as Madame Dilly and Naoko Mori as Lucy Schmeeler. It runs to July 1. BOOK TICKETS FOR ON THE TOWN AT REGENT’S PARK
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced their 2017 Season which will see Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie direct and choreograph On The Town, Artistic Director Timothy Sheader directs Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities in a new adaptation by Matthew Dunster, and Caroline Byrne directed Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over, adapted by Anya Reiss from the novel by Charles Dickens. Jesus Christ Superstar, winner of the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical in the Evening Standard Awards will return by popular demand for just 41 performances. On The Town (19 May – 1 July 2017), the classic musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green will be the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Open Air Theatre. Featuring musical theatre standards like New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Some Other Time, and … Read more
The Tony Award race is now underway. You can still book tickets for the following Tony nominated shows and judge for yourself which productions are worthy of these coveted awards. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME Christopher, 15 years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs. Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. BOOK TICKETS HAND TO GOD Written by Robert Askins and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand To God plays like an obsidian black farce which turns on those stock elements of farce – violence, sex and religion. The extremity of … Read more
What show should audiences from the UK see first if visiting the Great White Way? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list when we can. Only Plays and Musicals which have been running for less than two years are included in this list. (The list assumes that shows which have transferred from the West End have been seen in the West End : Skylight, The Audience, The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night and Wolf Hall.) So go see them! 1. The Visit For 90 minutes of ecstatic storytelling, you are transported to a place where love, death and consequence are dancing together and where a victory for true love might just not be what you first think it will. Chita … Read more
As we settle into our Christmas Day schedules with family here in the UK, spare a thought for our Broadway counterparts, many of whom are performing in shows today. A massive 17 Broadway shows will perform today (Thursday 25th December) many at 7pm or 8pm, including Cinderella, Disgraced, Honeymoon in Vegas, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, On the Town, Side Show, Beautiful, Chicago, The Elephant Man, Matilda, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Wicked and Motown. Last year in the holiday season over 1 million people saw a Broadway show grossing $113.5 million according to the Broadway League. Here at Britishtheatre.com we’d like to know if you would go to a show in the West End if they were open today? Is Christmas Day one day of the year which should be sacred when it comes to staying closed or is there an audience … Read more
The dancing has a style, a language of its own and, certainly as choreographed by Bergasse, is more articulate than pages of dialogue. The steps are tricky, pulsing with purpose and bursting with energy and style. Very balletic, but with that jazzy Broadway edge which is just thrilling to watch especially where, as here, the cast is perfectly drilled, perfectly in sync and perfectly dazzling.