Following a recent run in the West End at the Dominion Theatre, hit musical An American in Paris arrives on the big screen this week.
So, that just happened! Despite some small disappointments in the nominations (nothing too much, just some things felt unnecessarily overlooked), I was rather looking forward to this year’s Oliviers.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
As another year passes it’s time to reflect on this years theatre trips. There have been some massive openings this year, a few well-deserved West End transfers and as always a few little gems Off-West End.
Today, we’ve already taken a few moments to remind ourselves of both the Top 10 News Stories and the Top 25 Mates’ Blogs on the website over the month of November. Finally, we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘festive treats’ (in other words, the shows to book to have the Merriest of Christmases) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, James Graham’s Ink and the National’s revival of Sondheim’s Follies dominate the shortlists for the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘winter warmers’ – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings.
What were the headlines that got readers clicking most last month? Any surprises? Here are our Top 10 News stories from September 2017.
An American in Paris will finish its West End run at the Dominion Theatre in the new year. A cinema release featuring the show’s original stars, Robbie Fairchild and Leanne Cope, is planned.
Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning Hollywood musical An American in Paris has extended its engagement for a second time, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 28 April 2018.
Long before the era of the modern day jukebox musical, Hollywood was already hard at work re-hashing classic George and Ira Gershwin numbers from the 20s and weaving them into Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 movie An American In Paris. Inspired by Gershwin’s orchestral work of the same name, it was Gene Kelly’s dance work alongside Minelli’s vision that was to propel the picture to multi-Oscar success.
If you love dance in either a musical or more traditional dance based show, here’s a few shows you need to either book for or visit today
An American in Paris has extended booking, with tickets on sale until Saturday 27 January 2018.
The second massive New York import in less than a month, 42nd Street brought its lullaby of Broadway to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane last night. In addition to their transatlantic journeys, An American in Paris and 42nd Street are both dance-based shows – with big budgets (£8 million is the word on the latter), huge casts and stunning designs – that have won over critics in dramatic fashion.
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris officially opened at the Dominion Theatre earlier this week. Here is what critics have been saying about it.
I have been waiting years for a musical of this quality, of this range of imagination and musical excellence, and of this sheer unadulterated beauty to arrive in London. Happily – so happily, An American in Paris is it.
It’s been a bit of a tough week in London, but here are a few ideas on what to see and do if you are venturing out in the capital.
According to Jullian Marsh in 42nd Street “The most glorious words in the english language are Musical Comedy”. How head spinning, toe tapping, leg kicking right he is! London is practically sinking under the weight of dance shows at the moment and I for one couldn’t be happier.
Here’s what London is crying out for: an escape to Paris. And not the Paris of Marine Le Pen or any other modern foes and woes, but the sumptuous Hollywood Golden Age version now bursting into technicolour life onstage at the West End’s Dominion Theatre via New York and, yes, appropriately, Paris.
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