News of the Week

Motown cast announcement

Motown is opening in the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016 featuring 50 classic songs from the Motown era. This production is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

The following actors will be starring in the production with final casting to be announced soon. Keisha Amponsa Banson as Mary Wells, Cindy Belliot as Anna Gordy, Samuel Edwards as Jackie Wilson, Aisha Jawondo as Martha Reeves, Joshua Liburd as Eddie Kendricks, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Simeon Montague as Jermaine Jackson, Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Cleopatra Rey as Gladys Knight, Brandon Lee Sears as Tito Jackson, and Cherelle Williams as Mary Williams.
Dirty Dancing UK tour 2016 announcement

Producers of the musical, Karl Sydow and Paul Elliot, announced earlier this week the Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will tour the UK from August 2016. The tour opens in Blackpool on 11th August and then going around the country.

Further dates, casting and creative teams are to announced.
Les Miserables 30 years in the West End

Les Miserables had an anniversary concert on 8th October marking its 30th year running in the West End. It welcomed back from past stars from their cast including Alfie Bowe, John Owen-Jones, Geronimo Rauch and members of the original cast to perform along side the current cast.

Having been performed in 22 languages, 44 countries and for nearly 70 million people, this show continues to make history.

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Sondheim 85th Birthday concert

A concert has been announced for Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday. A one-night special at the Theatre Royal with 30 West End stars and a 40 piece orchestra led by Gareth Valentine celebrating the music of Sondheim.

The cast includes: Bonnie Langford, Alistair McGowan, Michael Xavier, Anton du Beke, Anna Francolini and Laura Pitt-Pulford.

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The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 29 years 

The Phantom of the Opera opened on 9th October 1986, making this its 29th birthday. An enchanting, ensnaring, mystical and wonderful show.
Mrs Henderson Presents transferring to the West End

Mrs Henderson Presents has confirmed it is transferring to the West End. The production will open in February 2016 until June at the Noel Coward Theatre. Casting is yet to be confirmed. Tickets go on sale midnight tonight.


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