Review Round Up: MJ The Musical, Neil Simon Theatre

We round up the reviews for the newly opened musical based on the career of Michael Jackson. The NY Times: “A new jukebox musical tells the story of Michael Jackson. Except for the big story.” The Hollywood Reporter: “MJ, a remarkable Broadway musical written by Lynn Nottage and directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, deftly probes this weighty topic.… Read More

REVIEW: An American In Paris, The Shows Must Go On!

The stage adaptation based on the Gene Kelly film is gorgeously designed and performed. S’wonderful, s’marvelous to get an opportunity to see this exquisitely staged production once again. Filled with romance, dance and classic songs this really feels like a Hollywood film brought to life. Adapted by Craig Lucas, An American in Paris is based… Read More

NEWS: An American in Paris to Be Streamed as Part of The Shows Must Go On! Series

The Broadway and West End show will be streamed for free through The Shows Must Go On! series this weekend. Forming The Shows Must Go On’s new Tony Award Winners season, An American in Paris will be made available to watch for free for 48 hours this weekend. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, this… Read More

REVIEW: The Winter’s Tale, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (Online)

Christopher Wheeldon’s beautiful adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is a real treat to watch. From start to finish Christopher Wheeldon’s vibrant, emotionally powerful take on The Winter’s Tale is filled with attention to detail particularly in terms of conveying the raw emotions of the characters portrayed by members of the Royal Ballet. Through his explicit… Read More

REVIEW: An American in Paris (Cinema Screening), The Hospital Club

Following a recent run in the West End at the Dominion Theatre, hit musical An American in Paris arrives on the big screen next week.  This charming, lavish musical, scripted by Craig Lucas and inspired by the Oscar-winning film starring Gene Kelly, tells the tale of hope, love and achieving your dreams in a post-war… Read More

NEWS: Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale to Return to the Royal Opera House

This February Christopher Wheeldon’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s play will return to the Royal Opera House.  The three act ballet based o Shakespeare’s play originally premiered at the Royal Opera House in 2014 and has since been staged  in Toronto, New York and Brisbane. It has also been nominated for  an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance,… Read More

NEWS: An American in Paris to be Screened in Cinemas

Having finished its West End run on Saturday, it has been announced that Trafalgar Releasing will bring An American in Paris to cinema screens.  With tickets going on sale on the 12th January at 9am, audiences can experience the musical in cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 16th May. The Tony Award winning musical first premiered at… Read More

NEWS: An American in Paris Extends West End Run Until April 2018

Christopher Wheeldon’s hit production based on the classic Gene Kelly film has announced a second extension until April 2018.  The production, playing at the Dominion Theatre, has extended its West End run and is now booking until the 28th April 2018 having received a number of five star reviews from critics and ecstatically received by… Read More

NEWS: Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Open 2017/2018 Season at Royal Opera House

The choreographer’s acclaimed production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story will perform at the Royal Opera Hose from the 27th September.  The Royal Ballet will open the Royal Opera House’s 2017/2018 season with the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Having first appeared on stage in 2011, the ballet has become popular… Read More

A guide to Shows Need to Watch on… International Dance Day

If you love dance in either a musical or more traditional dance based show, here’s a few shows you need to either book for or visit today….  1. The Red Shoes, by Matthew Bourne and New Adventures:  Currently proving to be a sell-out success on its current UK tour, this latest Matthew Bourne and New… Read More