Back for its third triumphant year, the Regent’s Park Open Air production of Jesus Christ Superstar is exciting, vibrant fresh and thrilling.
Regent’s Park Theatre has today announced principal casting for their productions of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, alongside the full creative team for Evita.
And sure enough, surrendering to the thrill of Ruthie Henshall and Ute Lemper here was a genuine pleasure and a great way to revisit Kander & Ebb’s score.
The Color Purple’s book, movie and musical have all told the extraordinary story of a Celie, a brutally oppressed woman who against all odds, overcomes racism, abuse and misogyny to find her unique place in 20th century America. Not seen in London since the Menier’s sensational production in 2013, the musical returned to the capital this week for a one night only concert-staged fundraiser.
If like me you are interested in all theatre whether it be in the U.K. or on Broadway then you can’t have failed to hear about the phenomenon of The Color Purple. Based on the novel by Alice Walker first published in 1982 and subsequently made into a 1985 film directed by Stephen Spielberg this period story is unbelievably strong.
An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London’s Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 6.00pm. The Color Purple is being staged to raised funds for The British Theatre Academy.