As rehearsals begin for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, it has been announced that Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.
The performing arts have featured strongly in the latest Queen’s birthday honours, with Simon Russell Beale, Olivia Colman, Cush Jumbo, Sheila Atim, Alfie Boe and David Pountney all featuring in the list of recipients.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over 65 in the concert version of Les Misérables.
Alfie Boe’s As Time Goes By makes for a hugely enjoyable listen, infused with passion and a thrilling musicality that should see it stuffed into many a stocking come 25 December.
As part of this year’s open-air concert line-up Live At Chelsea, some of the biggest names in musical theatre were joined by the Royal Symphonic Concert Orchestra to celebrate the 70th Birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most influential musical theatre composers of all time.
With 2018 fast approaching, here’s a look back at Love London Love Culture’s top posts of 2017.
The boutique musical boom went off the boil in 2017, while on the professional scene, Melbourne’s East End was dominated by one man: Casey Nicholaw.
I have to hold up my hands and say I was pleasantly surprised by more than a few of the songs here. The first two-thirds of ‘The Rose’ are genuinely spine-tinglingly lovely and even when the bombast kicks in for the finale, it stills maintains a heartfelt sincerity.
It was Kismet when Michael Ball and Alfie Boe met back in 2007 whilst performing for English National Opera. Their album Together was the UK’s highest selling album last year, and the pair has come Together Again for a follow-up album.
Following on from Lonny Price’s previous successes with Sweeney Todd and of course last year’s Sunset Boulevard, his production of Carousel truly celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical – but at the sacrifice of creating fully formed characters for the cast to play.
Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins star in Lonny Price’s semi-staged production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s classic musical. But can it win over the critics?
Rodgers and Hammerstein considered Carousel to be their finest work. The show is this year’s semi-staged Coliseum offering from Michaels Grade and Linnit and they have laid on a sumptuously sized cast and orchestra that bring a rarely encountered richness to the famed musical.
After successes with Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd, English National Opera continues its annual headline-grabbing foray into musical theatre with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. As with the previous ENO musicals of the past two years, this production is produced by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade (who are also behind the current big-budget production of another Broadway classic, […]
The final line-up of guest presenters have been announced for this year’s Olivier Awards, which take place this Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Nicholas Lyndhurst and Brenda Edwards join Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera.
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings
As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from November 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel for English National Opera, opening at the London Coliseum in April.
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe could form a weirdly intriguing supergroup, it’s actually two separate CDs that they’ve released in pairs.
This week I had another birthday — but it wasn’t any birthday: Scott Alan threw a public birthday bash for me. And it was the best of my life!
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