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Queen of the Mist Q&A video: How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel?

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How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Michael John LaChiusa musical Queen of the Mist

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 22 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is at Charing Cross Theatre for Michael John LaChiusa’s award-winning Off-Broadway musical Queen Of The Mist, transferred from Brockley Jack Theatre. Got any questions?

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NEWS: Donna McKechnie, John Owen-Jones & full The Wild Party cast announced

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Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. THE WILD PARTY will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February …

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NEWS: Frances Ruffelle stars in The Wild Party, TICKETS NOW ONSALE

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Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. It’s directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and stars Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle.

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NEWS: Andrew Lloyd Webber relaunches St James as Other Palace, announces first season

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Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The inaugural season, under new artistic director Paul Taylor Mills, will feature a range of musicals including: Michael John LaChuisa’s The Wild Party and premieres of Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House and Fellini adaptation La Strada.

Theatre Diary: Only Forever, Brave New World and See What I Wanna See

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Off-West End, out of town and out of this world. I’ve seen a few shows recently that have left me feeling distinctly disquieted… for their visions of the future, their distortions of the past and potential armageddons. As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order, and the first on the list, Only Forever, finishes […]

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Adam Lenson: The show that changed me from doctor to director

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After recent successes including Songs for a New World at the St James Theatre, Adam Lenson directs the London premiere of See What I Wanna See, now running at the Jermyn Street Theatre. But it’s not his first meaningful encounter with Michael John LaChiusa‘s 2005Off-Broadway musical… In the spring of 2006, I found myself in Dress Circle, the now lost …

SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE – Jermyn Street Theatre

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This was my first visit to the Jermyn Street Theatre and what a lovely, unusual and intimate space to perform an exciting new show in.

A set of three pieces written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and all created to challenge and thought provoke fundamental issues. Michael John LaChiusa has used these stories, writing words and music for this production. The show has been produced in the UK by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.