The return of Hairspray the Musical has been postponed again. It will now return next April, a full year after originally scheduled, but now for a longer, 19-week season, rather than ten weeks.
This glorious and musically powerful staged concert version of the beloved musical manages to maintain the drama.
Les Misérables – The Staged Concert is released on digital download, along with a bonus featurette which is highly amusing.
The lockdown streaming schedule for free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On, continues this Friday with a broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s star-studded 50th birthday concert held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced the debut of the hugely successful Les Misérables -The Staged Concert on digital download in the UK and Australia, which will also raise much-needed funds for performers, musicians and the NHS.
Producers have announced new dates for the return of Hairspray the Musical which, prior to the coronavirus crisis, had been due to run from 23 April to 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum. The production will now run for a ten-week season from 1 September to 8 November 2020, with a press night on 8 September.
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.
Here’s our guide to some of the familiar faces that you can expect to see on stage this year…
If you’re struggling with all the choice, Mind The Blog has come up with her top five musicals you do not want to miss in 2020.
Like its predecessors, 2019’s Les Misérables: The Staged Concert will be long remembered as another notable event in the musical’s performance history, heralding the return of Michael Ball to a show he helped to establish, but this time in the role of Javert.
As rehearsals begin for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, it has been announced that Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.
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 …
Cameron Mackintosh has announced that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over 65 in the concert version of Les Misérables.
I have always loved the BBC Proms, especially the last night which I have only ever seen on the TV. I was never really that aware of its alter ego The Proms in the Park, that is until this year.
Meet Sarah Louise Hughes, who, straight out of drama school, has been cast in the title role of Michael Strassen’s major new production of Jim Cartwright’s modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester. In the latest in our Featured Show series, watch as she starts her “new journey” via some extraordinary audition tapes of her singing Judy Garland and Cilla Black…
Michael Strassen directs the new Barn Theatre, Cirencester production of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier Award-winning play with music, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. In the latest in our Feature Show series, Michael tells us more about the approach he’s taking and why London needs to sit up and take notice of what young artistic director Iwan Lewis is up to in the Cotswolds…
Chess is officially back in London, directed by Laurence Connor and starring Alexandra Burke, Michael Ball and Cassidy Janson. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it…
There’s no denying that the plot in Chess could, despite changes in this version, be better structured. But this is a show best enjoyed by sitting back and letting the music and staging blow you away. Overall, it’s a bold and confident production well worth seeing.
It is Alexandra Burke whose star shines brightest in this production of Chess. She oozes charisma and presence and at least she comes out of this show with her reputation not just intact but further enhanced.
Chess is also a musical about love, about honour, about freedom and about hard choices. It is when these come to the fore that the musical really shines.