Indecent Proposal, Jack Engelhard’s bestselling 1988 novel which also became a blockbuster Hollywood film, has now been made into an “indecently entertaining” new British musical at London’s Southwark Playhouse. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
‘Really a rather marvelous surprise’: INDECENT PROPOSAL – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
Unlike the critically mauled Broadway tuner Pretty Woman, Michael Conley and Dylan Schlosberg’s tangy and surprising chamber musical is only “inspired” by, as opposed to slavishly following, its source material.
VIDEO: What are you willing to do for $1 million? Indecent Proposal post-show Q&A
More specifically in this story: would you have sex with a stranger if they paid you $1 million? And, for those in relationships, would you be tormented if your partner did?
PHOTOS: First look at the world premiere musical version of Indecent Proposal
The musical makeover of Indecent Proposal officially premiered last night at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Travel back to Atlantic City in the 1980s with our first-look gallery of production photos. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Behind the scenes in the rehearsal room for Indecent Proposal
Previews begin at the end of this week for the world premiere musical makeover of Indecent Proposal, the novel made famous by the 1993 Hollywood film. What’s been happening in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes video and photo gallery. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Lizzy Connolly stars as Rebecca in the musical of Indecent Proposal
Lizzy Connolly has been announced to join Norman Bowman and Ako Mitchell in the world premiere musical adaptation of Indecent Proposal, which starts performances at London’s Southwark Playhouse in October.
NEWS: Indecent Proposal finally gets its MeToo musical makeover in October
Indecent Proposal, originally due to premiere in May 2020, has announced new dates at London’s Southwark Playhouse, where it will now run from 22 October to 27 November 2021, with a press night on 2 November.
NEWS: Selladoor Worldwide launches platform to support & develop new writing, beginning with two original musicals
Selladoor Worldwide has announced the launch of Selladoor Creation – a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK’s leading theatre producers.
Album Reviews: Working / Bat Out of Hell / 42nd Street
A trio of West End cast recordings (well, one’s off-West-End…) show that it is sometimes hard to recapture the stage magic.
42ND STREET – West End
In the rush to dole out the five star reviews that seem de rigueur for any big musical these days (22 for An American in Paris so their new poster shouts proudly), there appears to be a willingness to overlook storytelling for spectacle.
42ND STREET – West End
So much hype surrounded this production of 42nd Street and it didn’t disappoint. From the moment the conductor raised his baton the stage and auditorium was alive with the sound of tap shoes!
42ND STREET – West End
42nd Street was made famous by the 1933 film based on the 1932 novel by Bradford Ropes. This glitzy, glamorous revival of 42nd Street is set to make your heart soar, and have you tap dancing down the steps of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane singing Lullaby of Broadway!
Press Pass: All the 42nd Street overnight reviews (& Kate Middleton pics)
The second massive New York import in less than a month, 42nd Street brought its lullaby of Broadway to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane last night. In addition to their transatlantic journeys, An American in Paris and 42nd Street are both dance-based shows – with big budgets (£8 million is the word on the latter), huge casts and stunning designs – that have won over critics in dramatic fashion.
42nd STREET – West End
42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a feast of musical theatre. This revival of the 1980s show, itself inspired by the 1930s recession busting movie of the same name, is nothing less than a homage to Busby Berkeley’s lavish Hollywood tap routines, framed around a fairytale of Broadway.
42 reasons to see 42nd Street
I was lucky enough to be invited to the first preview of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and whilst any official opinions about the show are under embargo until press night, I thought I’d give you all some hints and teasers and a little sneak preview through these 42 reasons to see 42nd Street.
Festive news #2 – Christmas Concert by Music Theatre Masterclass
Also giving up precious time before Christmas in aid of a good cause, is this motley crew to the left. Rufus Hound will be hosting a concert featuring them at The Actor’s Church in Covent Garden in aid of Children with Cancer UK on Sunday 18th December from 7.30pm.
Marianne Elliott, Whoopi Goldberg & other news, treats & interesting titbits
Marianne Elliott, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Hill-Gibbins, Robert Lindsay, Roald Dahl and Arthur Darvill are amongst those rounded up here.
NEWS: Robert Lindsay as Scrooge leads stellar Christmas Carol concert
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) announces star casting for its much-anticipated concert presentation of Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol, with Robert Lindsay as Scrooge and Carrie Hope Fletcher and her sister-in-law and fellow vlogger Giovanna Fletcher performing together for the first time.
NEWS: Grammy winner Sheena Easton makes West End debut, 42nd Street cast announced
Sheena Easton – the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world – is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd STREET. Cast is announced today for the Broadway classic’s run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre
The UK premiere of this new American musical – a tale of love, desire and murderous obsession – stars Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Norman Bowman and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. It’s booking at the Arts Theatre until 3 December 2016. What have critics been saying about it?
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