NEWS: David Bedella Joins Cast of & Juliet

The two time Olivier Award winner is set to join the production, which will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House, from Tuesday 10th September to Saturday 12th October, before beginning performances in London at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 2nd November. Having won Olivier Awards for his performances  in Jerry Springer The Opera… Read More

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NEWS: West End Stars Confirmed for & Juliet

The new musical will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House before playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Casting for & Juliet, the new musical that imagines Juliet’s famous ending as just her beginning, has confirmed casting for the production. As well as the award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, the musical is set to star: Cassidy Janson (Leading Ladies, Chess, Beautiful: The Carole… Read More

PREVIEW: Man of La Mancha, London Coliseum

The musical, inspired by Don Quixote, is set to star Kelsey Grammer.  The musical, featuring music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman, is to be directed by Lonny Price – who returns to the London Coliseum following his productions of Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard. In a 16th century dungeon Cervantes and his man servant await trial from… Read More

Review Round Up: Chess, London Coliseum

Chess is officially back in London, directed by Laurence Connor and starring Alexandra Burke, Michael Ball and Cassidy Janson. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it…  Rewrite This Story: *** “Benny and Björn’s virtuosic score soars and stoops in the most stunning, moving way. The outstanding orchestra are faultless- you’d be hard pressed… Read More

REVIEW: Chess, London Coliseum

Chris Omaweng paid a visit to the London Coliseum to see the revival  of the 1980’s musical.  You know the storyline is going to be a little difficult to follow if, like me, you’ve never seen Chess before, when there is a two-page synopsis in the show’s programme. There are a lot of us experiencing… Read More

REVIEW: Songs from the Stage by Leading Ladies

This debut album showcases the vocal talents of three talented singers with the help of a strong selection of songs.  Filled with warmth, personality and fabulous songs, the Leading Ladies have created a wonderful album that really captures all of their vocal strengths perfectly. As well as featuring songs from musicals that they have starred… Read More

PREVIEW: Chess, London Coliseum

Tim Rice’s musical is heading back to London, being revived by the ENO for a run at the London Coliseum from the 26th April 2018.  The musical, written by Tim Rice and ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, originally started out as a concept album in 1984 and features the songs he songs “I Know Him So… Read More

New Music: One Night Only, Leading Ladies

The first track from the debut album from Leading Ladies, a group made up of Amber Riley, Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson.  Taken from the hit musical Dreamgirls, ‘One Night Only’ is the first track to give people a taste of what to expect from the upcoming release of Songs from the Stage from these… Read More

NEWS: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Extends to July 2017

Currently running at the Aldwych Theatre, the Olivier Award winning musical has confirmed that it is now booking in the West End until July 2017.  Directed by Marc Bruni, the musical follows the rise to stardom of singer-songwriter Carole King and features many classic songs such as ‘So Far Away’, ‘Will You Love me Tomorrow’… Read More