Fourteen months and four attempts later, Hairspray is finally back in the West End – the energy, sentiment and exhilaration of the show is completely irresistible.
Actor Les Dennis is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 21 June to 29 September 2021.
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
Meanwhile, I want to start keeping track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, in a new feature here that will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
After breaking advance box office records at the Piccadilly Theatre when it opened in February 2020, the smash-hit feel-good PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL returns to the West End this Summer in its new home the Savoy Theatre, with performances from 8 July 2021.
This uplifting and compassionate musical is a reminder of how important kindness and friendship is. Now available to watch online via Broadway HD.
Suitably romantic and updated to make it feel more contemporary, Pretty Woman the Musical has plenty to recommend it in terms of music and characterisations to make for a feel-good show.
Paul Merton, the popular comedian and star of BBC’s renowned programme Have I Got News For You – is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum, making his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad.
To mark the first day of rehearsals, the full cast of the Pretty Woman: The Musical has been announced.
Aimie Atkinson will play Vivian and Danny Mac will play Edward in Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre from 13 February 2020 where it will play for a strictly limited engagement of 46 weeks.
Pretty Woman: The Musical will preview from Valentine’s Day 2020 at the Piccadilly Theatre where it will play for a strictly limited engagement of 46 weeks. Casting to be announced soon.
One test of biography jukebox musicals is how much an uninitiated audience member ends up learning about the artist through the course of the show.
On Your Feet! isn’t perfect and isn’t up there with band bios like Jersey Boys or Sunny Afternoon but ultimately resistance is futile because the rhythm is gonna get you.
Overall On Your Feet! is an entertaining delight of a show. The book is hugely lacking but for fans of Gloria Estefan it’s a perfect portrayal of her life and music. Transport yourself to the Miami sun and take a journey through the lives of Gloria and Emilio.
Michael Ball is to return to his legendary, Olivier Award-winning role of Edna Turnblad as Hairspray the Musical comes to London for a special, strictly limited season in 2020. The multi-award-winning hit musical plays at the London Coliseum for 12 weeks only, beginning performances on 23 April 2020 (press night is 29 April). With the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien …
Original West End cast members Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will return to the London production of Kinky Boots when it is filmed later this month for future worldwide screening.
News, reviews, interviews and farewells of the week in London, New York and the regions, including social media influencers, Pinter in the West End and more.
Pretty Woman the Broadway musical is featured highly on LLLC’s six musicals that need to come to London list – so here’s what the critics have been making of it…
The UK premiere of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 14 June to 31 August 2019, following seven performances at Curve, Leicester from 3- 8 June.
As we continue our feature series in the lead up to Iwan Lewis’ major new, social media-focused production of Simon Stephens’ One Minute, let’s catch you up on other developments at the newly opened Barn Theatre in Cirencester, which has got Mates co-founders Terri Paddock and Mark Shenton so excited. Have you seen the news about the Barn’s recent recruiting coup?
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