Posts Tagged 'Novello Theatre'

The Friday musical round-up: 26th September

Not for the first time, I have failed to write my Friday round-up for a couple of weeks, due to a combination of lack of time and lack of news…

It’s still been a little quiet on the musical theatre news front, but there’s just about enough to sustain a post, so here I am… For those of you who are slightly more observant, you might notice me slip in a couple of things that didn’t strictly happen in the last week. Enjoy… Continue reading ‘The Friday musical round-up: 26th September’

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Coming to a West End theatre near you?

Back in March, when this blog was still just days old, I wrote a post entitled ‘Upcoming shows – why musical theatre fans should be excited’ in which I talked about 4 shows rumoured to be coming to London that I was looking forward to. One of the shows, Spring Awakening, has since announced that it will be opening at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Over recent weeks, the number of new shows either being rumoured, or announced, seems to have accelerated. I thought it was worth providing a round-up of rumours, to give you a sense of what you can expect to see arriving in London over the next 6-12 months.

Continue reading ‘Coming to a West End theatre near you?’

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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