A Broadway musical turned streamed extravaganza, First Date is a co-production from Lambert Jackson and Crazy Coqs and features an awkward encounter between Jewish Aaron (Simon Lipkin) and agnostic Casey (Samantha Barks).
A new West End booking period for the hit London production of Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ musical Six will run until 31 January 2021, with over 90,000 extra seats going on sale on 17 January 2020 to mark the show’s first West End birthday at the Arts Theatre.
Sophie Isaacs will be crowned the new Katherine Howard in the West End cast of Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre, joining the production on 21 January 2020.
Hit musical Six has announced a new six-month West End booking period, running to 5 July 2020, plus there is news of four new Queens joining the line-up for the London production.
Nowhere near enough charm in this Sweet Charity for my liking. Josie Rourke’s farewell to the Donmar Warehouse is grey rather than silver.
The Donmar Warehouse has announced further casting for artistic director Josie Rourke’s farewell production Sweet Charity. Joining previously announced cast members Anne-Marie Duff as Charity and Arthur Darvill as Oscar will be Lizzy Connolly, Lauren Drew, Jo Eaton-Kent, Will Haswell, Charlotte Jaconelli, Stephen Kennedy, Debbie Kurup, Martin Marquez, Ryan Reid, Amy Ellen Richardson, Danielle Steers and Shaq Taylor. The musical will run from 6 April to 8 June 2019 (press night is 17 April).
The wounds are still fresh for Bat Out of Hell fans, who had to wave goodbye to their beloved show at the Dominion Theatre just a few days ago; but the Bat love was still strong as Christina Bennington took to the stage in a one-night-only couple of concerts.
It’s a different way to experience a West End musical and I’m not too sure that many others would suit the singalong treatment in a similar manner, so why not give your vocal cords a treat.
This week we have stories, advice and information from Bat Out of Hell’s three leading ladies of the Steinman musical: Sharon Sexton, Christina Bennington and Danielle Steers…
Newly installed at the Dominion Theatre, after runs in Manchester, Toronto and at the Coliseum last year, Bat Out of Hell has lost little of the bizarre, baffling energy that saw it find a very devoted audience.
From the audience reaction and instantaneous standing ovation when the last note was played, it’s clear that a lot of people love this Bat Out of Hell.
In a remarkably quick return after its Coliseum outing, Jim Steinman’s barmy musical is storming onto the Tottenham Court Road, rocking on.
High octane musical Bat Out of Hell deserves its five stars simply for the high quality of the musical numbers and their performance. Polec, Bennington, Fowler and Sexton are simply stupendous.
With the show’s leads, Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, previously announced, the full company has now been cast for the 2018 West End run of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical.
A romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.
Let’s make one thing clear: this show is epically crazy. Jim Steinman’s rock musical is like nothing else currently on any West End stage. It feels like a rollercoaster ride where things are constantly being thrown at you from every direction: the great, the good, the bad and the ugly sides of rock music are all thrown together to create a show like no other.