Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 18th August 2019

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on LLLC this week… Review of Showtune at the Union Theatre: we begun this week with a trip to the Union Theatre to celebrate the music created by Jerry Herman. Featuring some of his best known hits from musicals such as La Cage Aux Folles… Read More

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NEWS: Diana Musical Set to Open on Broadway in 2020

The musical based on the life of Princess Diana had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego earlier this year. It has been confirmed that the new musical written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan will be heading to Broadway’s Longacre Theater from the 2nd March 2020. Having premiered at San Diego’s… Read More

NEWS: Barry Manilow’s Musical Harmony to Make New York Debut

The musical will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. It has been confirmed that the musical created by Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman will be heading to New York in February 2020. This production, which will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Floksbiene,… Read More

Review Round Up: Bat Out of Hell, New York City Center

The musical which brings to life the songs of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf is now playing in New York. But what have critics been saying about it? Observer.com: ” I’ve never seen a cast work so passionately on such silly material. Polec, as the often shirtless, mike-twirling rock Adonis, has a wild comic energy that… Read More

NEWS: The Lightning Thief : The Percy Jackson Musical to Play on Broadway

The musical will open for previews at the Longacre Theatre from the 20th September. Following Off-Broadway and National tour runs, it has been confirmed that The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will play at the Longacre Theatre for a limited season from the 20th September, officially opening on the 16th October. Having made its… Read More

NEWS: Six Announces Broadway Transfer

The hit musical will begin previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on the 13th February 2020. Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum have confirmed that Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s musical is set to open on Broadway next year. Having first begun life as a student production in a 100-seat… Read More

Review Round Up: Moulin Rouge, Al Hirschfeld Theater, New York

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for one of the most highly anticipated musicals of the year… The Guardian: *** “What audiences apparently want is dazzle and excitement and pyrotechnics and trapezes and sword-swallowing and equal-opportunity lechery and Catherine Zuber’s sensuous costumes and Derek Mclane’s glitzy set and Sonya Tayeh’s playful, libidinous, clever… Read More

NEWS: Cast Confirmed for Ivo van Hove’s Production of West Side Story

The production will begin performances at the  Broadway Theatre in New York on the 10th December. Directed by Ivo van Hove, casting for the revival of the classic musical has been confirmed. The cast is set to be led by Isaac Powell as Tony, Shereen Pimentel as Maria, Amar Ramasar as Bernardo, Yesenia Ayala as Anita and Ben Cook as… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Broadway Picks: July 2019

Here’s a guide to some of the shows that LLLC’s Emma Clarendon wants to see… King Kong, Broadway Theatre: directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, this musical based on the legendary film ape is playing at the Broadway Theatre until the 18th August. The musical also features a score by Marius de Vries (La La Land)… Read More

NEWS: Meryl Streep,Ariana Grande and James Corden Cast in The Prom on Netflix

It has been confirmed that Ryan Murphy will direct and produce a feature production of the Tony nominated musical for Netflix. This new adaptation filmed for Netflix is set to star Meryl Streep as Dee Allen, Ariana Grande as Alyssa, James Corden as Barry Glickman, Awkwafina as Ms. Sheldon, Nicole Kidman as Angie Dickinson, Keegan-Michael… Read More