9 To 5 the Musical is based on 20th Century Fox’s picture and was originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt in April 2009. It’s written by Patricia Resnik, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.
Musical theatre comedy done well is a blissful way to spend an evening. So it is with Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, currently playing to packed houses at the Savoy Theatre.
Dolly Parton’s musical 9 to 5, based on the popular film, has officially opened at the Savoy Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…
Caroline Sheen will be joining the company of Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical in the role of Violet Newstead at the Savoy Theatre, London from 28 January 2019 until the end of March. Louise Redknapp will re-join the company to play the role in the musical from the end of March.
Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.
Bonnie Langford has been cast as Roz Keith in the West End production of 9 To 5 The Musical, joining the previously announced Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart. The musical will run at London’s Savoy Theatre, London for a strictly limited season from 28 January to 31 August 2019.
The planned Golden Girls UK tour and album featuring Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett and Bonnie Langford have been cancelled according to press reports.
42nd Street, made famous by the 1933 film, is based on the 1932 novel by Bradford Ropes. This glitzy, glamorous revival is set to make your heart soar, and have you tap dancing down the steps of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane singing ‘Lullaby of Broadway’!
The glitzy, glittering, all-singing, all-dancing spectacular 42nd Street continues to light up Theatre Royal Drury Lane as a new Dorothy Brock, Bonnie Langford, arrives in glorious fashion.
Bonnie Langford makes her long-awaited musical theatre return in 42nd Street, a tale of financial depression, showbusiness and the uncertainty that comes with both.
I liked 42nd Street when I saw it last year but I can’t say that I truly loved it, it felt a 24-carat production of a gold-plated show. But upon revisiting, to celebrate Bonnie Langford’s arrival in the company for its final furlong before closing in the New Year, some kind of magic seems to have happened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (or maybe I was just less grumpy) as it has now matured into something spectacular.
News, reviews, interviews, commentary and farewells from London, New York and beyond, including The Stage Debut Awards, Sylvia at the Old Vic and regional openings in Chichester and Bristol.
The fact that 42nd Street first came out in 1933 doesn’t date this wonderful revival of the show. It provides some good old-fashioned singing, dancing and tapping. Lots and LOTS of tapping.
Star of stage and screen Bonnie Langford is to join the cast of 42nd Street as the production extends its residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a final time, through to Saturday 5 January 2019.
Nominations have been announced in the third annual West End Wilma Awards, which will be held, once again, in association with London’s Hippodrome Casino. Public voting to decide the winners opens online on 2 September 2016 at westendwilma.com
A concert of this sort – large numbers of quite well known people along with full backstage back-up giving their services for charity (Esther Rantzen’s Silver Line) on a Sunday evening usually succeeds on adrenaline and goodwill and this one was no exception. With people such as Nicholas Parsons, Sally Ann Triplett and Michael Xavier on stage, you can’t really go too far wrong.