Posts Tagged 'Phantom of the Opera'

Who will the new Andrew Lloyd Webber be?

You might have seen my post a couple of week’s ago about the rumours that Andrew Lloyd Webber will not be doing a BBC show next year… the subject came up again while I was out at dinner over the weekend, as we tried to work out who would take over from ALW on the panel (assuming that the BBC does a series without him, which I’m say is 99% certain).

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The Friday musical round-up: 30th May

Not an especially busy work for musical theatre news, hence the delay until Saturday to write it.. I was hoping something exciting would happen if I waited long enough. Read on to find out about 1 piece of casting news, 1 closing notice, 1 new show, 1 gala show and 1 reality TV show final… Continue reading ‘The Friday musical round-up: 30th May’

The Friday Musical Roundup: 9th May

A Nancy already in work, lots of New York News, some reggae in the West End and Phantom of the Opera closes (only for four days though!). Enjoy this week’s musical round up and have a great weekend.

The Friday musical round-up: 11th April

It’s Friday, so once again, it’s time for my weekly round-up on the major news in UK musical theatre. News includes 1 new opening, 2 new show confirmations, an angry response from a Producer!

And so, this week…

  1. Ben Elton confirmed to write book for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to Phantom of the Opera, although it’s unclear when the show will actually be finished. Elton previously worked with Lloyd Webber on The Beautiful Game
  2. Gypsy was rumoured to be coming to London in 2009, possibly starring Patti LuPone, the star of the recently-opened Broadway production. David Ian of LiveNation declared his interest to the Daily Mail this week (see the original article here)
  3. The producer of Peter Pan – El Musical hit out at London’s theatre critics for their terrible reviews of his show – in case you haven’t seen any reviews, the show was thoroughly panned (including zero stars from the Guardian!). For my review round-up, click here
  4. Elaine Stritch announced her return to London for a limited season of her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which will be on at the Shaw Theatre from 31st July – 10th August
  5. Black and White Ball, the “new” Cole Porter opened at the newly-refurbished Kings Head Theatre to generally positive, but slightly underwhelming, reviews. See my review round-up here
  6. Eurobeat, billed as “the hilarious world of the Eurovision Song Contest LIVE ON STAGE!” confirmed a regional tour, which should hopefully culminate in a West End transfer. The show was a hit in Edinburgh, so find out more on the official website

Have a great weekend!


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