The Friday musical round-up: 28th March

It’s Friday, so is this is my last post of the week, and the first of what I hope will become a regular weekly article – a very brief round-up of musical theatre news from the last week. I’ll keep it in bullet point form, and if something needs more explanation, I’ll link to it!

And so, this week…

  1. Maria Friedman Re-arranged opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it will run until the 4th May (for more info, click here, or read my review here)
  2. 12 finalists were selected to go forward to the live shows of I’d Do Anything, starting from tomorrow night (see what I thought here)
  3. Royal Festival Hall announced that this year’s summer musical will be The Wizard of Oz, directed by South Bank Centre’s artistic director, Jude Kelly (book tickets here)
  4. Desmond Barrit was confirmed as the newest member of Wicked – he will take over the role of the Wizard from Nigel Planer, who originated the role in London
  5. Into The Hoods, a hip-hop adaptation of Sondheim musical Into The Woods, opened at the Novello Theatre, garnering superb reviews (to see 2 of them, click here or here)
  6. Rowan Atkinson was announced as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’ upcoming production of Oliver, which will be on at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Have a great weekend.
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