From We Will Rock You to Jesus Christ Superstar, the evening will include performances from a host of West End and Broadway stars including Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les MisÚrables), Olivier Award-winning Philip Quast (Les MisÚrables, La Cage Aux Folles) and Adam Pascal (Rent), accompanied by the City of London Philharmonic and the massed choirs of Sing Live UK and USA under the musical supervision of the West End maestro, David Firman. (more...)
PBS' Great Performances will air a spectacular London concert version of Benny Andersson and Bj÷rn Ulvaeus' 1986 cult musical CHESS as CHESS IN CONCERT on tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 17th at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings). (more...)
Air dates have not yet been set, but Wicked's Idina Menzel and Rent's Adam Pascal will join Great Performances favorite Josh Groban in a spectacular London concert revival of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' 1986 cult musical Chess, this summer on Great Performances (check local listings). Presented by THIRTEEN in 5.1 digital surround sound on PBS HD, and featuring diamond-sharp lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King), the hit-filled production ('One Night in Bangkok,' 'I Know Him So Well,' 'The Anthem') was recorded in performance at Royal Albert Hall.
'A fantastic night' proclaimed musiccomh.com, while thestage.co asked 'Is there an original pop musical stuffed with better melodies?' neatly echoing Time's initial 1988 assessment: 'One of the best rock scores ever produced.' Adding to the excitement is the 50-piece City of London Philharmonic, led by David Firman, and the 100-voice West End Chorus. (more...)
The upcoming revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, starring Lesley Garrett, will transfer to the West End at the conclusion of its fall tour. It will play the Savoy Theatre and open on 2 December 2008 (previews from 22 November).
For the first time Tony and Academy Award Winner and Broadway legend Joel Grey will be headlining at The Night of 1000 Voices. He will be joined by the current Phantom in Las Vegas, Anthony Crivello, Tony Award Winner for his performance in Kiss of The Spiderwoman, Ruthie Henshall and members of the Cast of Avenue Q and special guests. This exciting and exclusive performance will introduced by I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Queen, Myleene Klass and will be for the benefit of The National Artistic Society. (more...)