It’s all exciting, and has the potential, we already know, to produce exciting work. A company that is starting with a new Simon Stephens play starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham is obviously off to a pretty strong start.
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘winter warmers’ – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings.
What were the headlines that got readers clicking most last month? Any surprises? Here are our Top 10 News stories from September 2017.
Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig will star in Marianne Elliott’s 2018 gender-switch production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in the West End.
The rivalry between beauty moguls Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden has proven a rich one for theatrical exploitation, impressively so given that the pair never actually met.
Next month, the annual Tony Awards celebrate Broadway’s best of the best. Notable nominations include Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Groundhog Day, both up for several awards.
Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole prove utterly deserving of such a splendid showcase for their talents, each performing in peak condition.
The night after Imelda Staunton picked up her Olivier award for best actress in a musical in Gypsy, her successor is a rock solid certainty. With such tumultuous reception at the Coliseum, there is no doubt that Glenn Close must win for Sunset Boulevard in which, like Staunton, she plays a deluded and flawed tragic hero of the entertainment business.
This is a BOGOF worthy of Ben Rimalower’s beloved discount store Target: his two one-hour monologues Patti Issues and Bad With Money ran separately off Broadway – the paean of love to Ms Lupone for over a year – but in London come bolted together for the one cover charge.
There’s currently a flurry of big openings in New York, with the return of The Color Purple to the Great White Way, via London’s own Menier Chocolate Factory, coming this Thursday (December 10) and all set, I’m sure, to turn Cynthia Erivo into a Broadway superstar
I saw just five shows last week between London, New York, Boston and Provincetown! I’m having a break….!
How many musical theatre stars genuinely deserve the accolade “legendary”? As the first Fantine in Les Mis and the first Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (until Lloyd Webber fired her), Patti LuPone’s reputation long precedes her, but more recently made the headlines for halting the penultimate Broadway performance of Gypsy just before its climactic scene to harangue […]
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