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#ThrowbackThursday: Ramin Karimloo Before Love Never Dies Opened in March 2010

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Ramin Karimloo has become an internationally recognised star of musicals in the last few years, since first originating the role of the Phantom in the ill-fated premiere London production of LOVE NEVER DIES five years ago. Since then, he has gone on to release a studio album (left), star as Jean Valjean in LES MISERALBES both in the West End and more recently on Broadway, and starred in the Tokyo premiere of the Hal Prince revue PRINCE OF BROADWAY. Now, as he returns to London for his first UK concerts in over 2 years, I revisit the 2010 interview I did with him before LOVE NEVER DIES opened in London.

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FEATURED SHOW: Gareth Gates explains why he’s Mad About the Musicals – win a CD!

In Albums, Cabaret, Concerts, Interviews, Musicals, Native, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Gareth Gates stars in the tenth anniversary production of concert spectacular Mad About the Musicals, which is currently touring the UK until 8 November 2015. We asked him a few questions about the show and his own love of showtunes… Be sure to take part in enter our competition to win one five CDs signed by Gareth too!

NEWS: Major cast changes for The Phantom of the Opera

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From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. John Owen-Jones returns as ‘The Phantom’ from Monday 7 September 2015 having most recently played the part in the spectacular new production of the show on tour in the …

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NEWS: 500,000 head to West End Live, Full line-up announced for 20-21 June

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West End LIVE in association with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015. Now in its 11th year, this free annual event – the largest event of its type in the world – is organised by Westminster City Council and Official London Theatre and offers fantastic free family entertainment from London’s top theatre productions and attractions.

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Spoiler alert: My favourite Forbidden Broadway spoofs

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Forbidden Broadway was just what the doctor ordered for me the other night – I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. The renowned Broadway institution (going since 1982) has been slightly Anglicised and specially tailored for the West End in 2014 – Cameron Mackintosh, Elaine Paige, Robert Lindsay and revivals of Evita and Cats be warned (you’re […]

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Review: Phantom of the Opera

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I went to Phantom of the Opera on Monday. I’d never seen it before. Has this thing really been running for 21 years? Why? Unlike many Phantom audience members who plan and save and look forward to their visits like a state occasion, I was still mooching around the new Primark in Oxford Street at […]

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