Based on George A. Romero’s unparalleled 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the first ever UK stage adaptation will open at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. Directed by Benji Sperring, Night of the Living Dead Live will pay homage to the cult monochrome classic. Casting will be announced in due course.
Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it. Watch Terri Paddock’s post-show Q&A with the all-female cast, producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and musical director Gareth Bretherton.
The seven new musicals selected for Aria Entertainment’s prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage (FPTS), which returns for a sixth successive year from 11-25 September 2018 at London’s Southwark Playhouse, have been announced.
Some of the reviewers of It’s Only Life still seem to talk of John Bucchino as an unknown American songwriter, which is a shame – let’s hope this production is the start of an awakening of awareness.
It’s true what “they” say, you know, small is beautiful. This can definitely be said for the small but very beautiful It’s Only Life. This life-affirming musical makes you rediscover what’s important.
Award-winning producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment is joining forces new partnership with New York City-based Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues.
For a mystical, magical, mystical, whimsical show that will surprise, make sure you get along to the Southwark Playhouse for the limited run of Pippin.
Carefully curated by Chris Burgess, and starring Kieran Brown, Steven Dalziel, Natalie Green and Laura Sillett, A Night At The Oscars is a charming production of a delightful idea.
The award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Aria Entertainment has today announced the first three in-house productions of an ambitious and diverse 2018: The world premiere of new British musical The ToyBoy Diaries, a new revival of the acclaimed modern Broadway hit Spring Awakening and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Aspects of Love.
After Yank! and Hair, Manchester’s recently opened Hope Mill Theatre transfers its third production in less than a year to London. Jonathan O’Boyle’s revival of Stephen Schwartz’ PIPPIN will have a month’s run at Southwark Playhouse.
Although I’d never seen a production of Hair, many of the songs were familiar to me, and I felt as if I’d almost been born knowing them! Whilst I wasn’t part of the ‘Hair Generation’ (I wasn’t born for another 30 years), I feel that this production has reinvented it and definitely made it perfect for my generation as well as those younger than me.
Set in New Jersey, where pollution has over taken the city, we meet Melvin the dweeby teenager (in love with the town’s blind librarian) who is thrown into a vat of toxic waste, becomes the Toxic Avenger and vows to take justice into his own hands.
“I’d not seen The Addams Family as a live performance before, not even an amateur version. I was pretty much unaware that the musical version even existed until the audition came along.”
The Broadway musical version of Louisa May Alcott‘s 1869 literary classic Little Women, first seen in New York in 2005, will get its European premiere this autumn at Manchester’s acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre. The production, directed by Bronagh Lagan, runs from 9 November to 9 December 2017. Alcott’s captivating and critically-acclaimed tale is the latest collaboration between Katy Lipson of Aria …
Be sure to also listen out for: which writing team has the best ‘how we met’ story; why the Germans don’t get Stephen Sondheim; Katy’s big new producing ambitions; and the challenges of translating musicals.
Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR.
On behalf of Carn’s Theatre Passion, Sarah Tinsley attended the press preview event for the three-week new musicals festival From Page to Stage, which opened yesterday and runs until 3 September 2017 at The Other Palace in London.
What a horrifying title but as Hair announces a one off ‘Clothes Optional’ performance on 11 November. Is there anything theatre won’t do to attract new and alternative audiences. I’ve spoke in much detail about nudity on the stage and if any show is going to do nudity then it must be Hair, a show […]
Katy Lipson: “Every show you’ve seen me do I’ve loved and I would see it every night if I could. From Jerry’s Girls to Tommy to The Return Of The Soldier to The Addams Family to Toxic Avenger, I’ve loved them all. I produce shows which connect with me because I have to go with my gut.”
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals with an opening night panel debate including festival founder and prolific producer Katy Lipson on Monday 14 August 2017. Got any questions?