Our Top 10 Tony Award Performances

Britishtheatre.com selects its Top 10 Tony Award performances

With the Tony Awards coming up we thought we’d nominate some of our favourite Tony Award performances from previous years. Thanks to You Tube we are able to bring you video of these great performances. Let us know your thoughts and nominate your own favourite Tony performances. In the meantime enjoy our selection. In no particular order:- Rent (1996) Newsies (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Sz7_7T50Q Grand Hotel (1990) Dreamgirls (1982) Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (1993) Hamilton Evita (1980) Sweeney Todd (1979) The Phantom Of The Opera (1988) Ragtime (1998) And just to top off these incredible performances here’s Neil Patrick Harris in what must be considered the greatest (and biggest) Tony Award opening number EVER! Find out more about the Tony Awards

FIRST LOOK: Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre

Book tickets for Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre

We are pleased to bring you these great first look images of the new production of Ragtime which is about to open at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. Tickets for Ragtime are on sale now. Ragtime led the 1998 Tony Awards with 12 nominations, winning 4 including Best Book by Terrence McNally and Best Original Score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The full cast are: Simon Anthony, Bernadette Bangura, Anthony Cable, Earl Carpenter, Anita Louise Combe, Valerie Cutko, Christopher Dickins, Nolan Frederick, Tom Giles, Joanna Hickman, Lemuel Knights, Martin Ludenbach, James Mack, Ako Mitchell, Sufia Manya, Seyi Omooba, Jess Ryan, Kate Robson-Stuart, Jennifer Saayeng, Jonathan Stewart, Gary Tushaw, and child actors Alana Hinge, Samuel Peterson, Ethan Quinn, Riya Vyas. This new production follows critically acclaimed Titanic as the second in-house production at Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean … Read more

Anita Louise Combe Sings Back To Before From Ragtime

Anita Louise Combe in Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you this video of Anita Louise Combe singing Back To Before from the upcoming production of Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre. It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle-class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford. This new actor-musician version of Ragtime is directed by Thom Southerland and will … Read more

Radio Times At Charing Cross Postponed

Radio Times postponed at Charing Croos Theatre

Producers have informed us this morning that the production of Radio Times at Charing Cross Theatre is being postponed. The Producers said: “Sadly, due to artist non-availability, we are unable to present the production on the dates originally planned. We hope to present the production at a later date.” If you have tickets for Radio Times please contact the ticket vendor for a full refund. The current production of Titanic, has just extended by an extra week. The next production will be Ragtime which starts previews on Saturday 8 October, followed by the European Premiere of Death Takes A Holiday which starts performances on Saturday 3 December 2016. BOOK NOW FOR RAGTIME BOOK NOW FOR DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY BOOK NOW FOR TITANIC

Thom Southerland Appointed Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Sutherland appointed artistic director if Charing Cross Theatre

It was announced this morning that Thom Southerland has been appointed as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre. He has announced his first season of four musicals which will be kicked off by an encore season of his award winning production of Titanic which was originally produced at Southwark Playhouse in 2013 by Danielle Tarento. Tarento will now join with Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams to co-produce the entire Charing Cross Season. The rest of the Charing Cross season will comprise productions of Radio Times, Ragtime and Death Takes A Holiday. Thom Southerland will direct all the shows apart from Radio TImes, which will be directed by Ben Woolf. Steven M. Levy said: “Thom Southerland’s appoinment marks the start of an exciting, fabulous new chapter in the history of our theatre. As we turn into a full-time producing house we are thrilled to announce the appointment of … Read more