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NEWS: Ben Richards leads Some Lovers; more From Page to Stage casting

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Ben Richards returns to musical theatre in the premiere of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s SOME LOVERS – the headline show for Aria Entertainment’s fifth annual From Page To Stage (FPTS) Summer Festival. Further West End stars also announced for the three-week festival.

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises

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Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical PROMISES, PROMISES, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, which runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 13 January to 18 February 2017, with a press night on 17 January.

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NEWS: Bacharach’s Promises, Promises gets first London revival at Southwark Playhouse

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Promises, Promises, the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon, is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere. Promises, Promises – about a junior executive at an insurance company who sets out to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for extra-marital affairs – will open at Southwark Playhouse in January 2016.

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: Burt Bacharach, F_ucking Men, Bye Bye Birdie and Playboy

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Every week, a group of regular, dedicated, independent theatre bloggers gather together for intelligent discussion “from the audience’s perspective” about plays and musicals they’ve recently seen in London. Lively, informed and entertaining. My Theatre Mates is delighted to syndicate the (still) As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast (AYULTP). Shows discussed (with timings) in this week’s podcast: Bacharach Reimagined – Menier …

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NEWS: Renamed Bacharach Reimagined transfers to Criterion

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CLOSE TO YOU, a new musical featuring Burt Bacharach’s songbook, makes its highly anticipated West End transfer to the Criterion Theatre from 3 October 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday 4 September at 10am. Performed by a young, multi-talented cast led by the visionary musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the show features Riabko’s thrillingly new yet beautifully faithful interpretations …

Diary of a theatre addict: Re-visiting shows and theatre trolls

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I’ve had a ‘slow’ week — or at least a slower one! By tonight, I’ll have seen just seven shows — but also three readings, too, so perhaps that makes ten. I’ve also done two big interviews — with singer Jane McDonald, ahead of her season in Cats in Blackpool, and with actor David Suchet, as he returns to the West End in The Importance of Being Earnest this coming week, both of which will run in The Stage on July 9.