Last night (9 February 2016) was Carole King's birthday and at the Aldwych Theatre the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winningBeautiful - The Carole King Musical celebrated its second birthday in the West End. (more...)
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and leading British artist David Shrigley today launched a major new series of work by top UK and international artists to be featured across the Tube network, showing London is open to all. (more...)
The full cast for the London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF has been announced. The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White. Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night below! (more...)
Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin will star in the London premiere of ELF the smash hit musical at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016, with a press night on Thursday 5 November. (more...)
He shot to fame after winning the ITV show 'Superstar' which led him to front the UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical - and now Ben Forster is back and joining forces with musical theatre's greatest partnership once again. (more...)
Filmed as an arena rock opera, the production boasts a star-studded line-up which includes award-winning musical comedian Tim Minchin in the role of Judas Iscariot; pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C as Mary Magdalene; DJ Chris Moyles in his stage debut as King Herod; and Ben Forster, winner of primetime TV talent search Superstar, taking on the title role of Jesus. (more...)
According to Chortle, Tim Minchin said he was 'humiliated' after learning his voice had been Auto-Tuned for the DVD of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR UK arena tour, in which he played the role of 'Judas'. (more...)
Following a triumphant opening weekend at London's 02 Arena, the 21st century re-invention of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" will be broadcast to select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Monday, Oct. 29 and again today, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. local time. (more...)
Although most people are familiar with the name Paul Rudd here in America, his British namesake is building quite a reputation in another industry as a leading player in the European dance music scene. As one of the most progressive dance music DJ's currently in the UK house circuit, London's Paul Rudd has wowed club-goers across Europe and the world with live performances at various high profile clubs and top dance music events, including DJ'ing with the internationally renowned label and music brand Hed Kandi in Ibiza.
Following a triumphant opening weekend at London's 02 Arena, the 21st century re-invention of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" will be broadcast to select U.S. cinemas nationwide today, Oct. 29 and again on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. local time. (more...)
Tim Minchin talks here about how Andrew Lloyd Webber and he met (because of his musical MATILDA), why and how he wanted to take on this role and the challenge of performing someone else's material!
Here, Chris Moyles talks about the role of King Herod, what made him want to do the production, whether or not he had singing lessons, his appearances on the UK edition of THE X FACTOR, acting, and of course his red suit.
In this interview, Ben Foster talks about playing the title role of Jesus, performing in arenas, his first experiences with the musical, the challenge of singing songs like 'Gethsemane', the audition process, the rest of the cast - and more!
Here, Melanie C, who plays Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar talks about how she's gone from Spice Girl to rock singer to theatre, how she's taking on the part, the cast and the show's enduring success!