Jon Robyns News

THE CONFESSION ROOM, Starring Jon Robyns, to Play in Concert at the St. James Studio, July 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Confession Room will return to London this summer in a special one-off concert at the St. James Studio on Sunday 13th July. This production will be directed by Paul Foster with musical direction by Tim Evans and will star Jon Robyns. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Galas Galore! Kristin Chenoweth, HEATHERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kristin Chenoweth will be honored at tonight's NCTF Gala, MCC is hosting its MISCAST celebration, and HEATHERS opens off-Broadway! (more...)

OVER THE RAINBOW Winner Danielle Hope & Jon Robyns to Star in U.K.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Danielle Hope, who won BBC1's 'Over The Rainbow', will star as Catherine Hiatt in Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical, The Last Five Years at Greenwich Theatre, London and The Warren Theatre, Brighton this May. She will appear alongside West End star Jon Robyns, whose credits include Spamalot, Les Miserables and Avenue Q. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album) Showcases Exciting New Orchestrations
by David Clarke - Mar 19, 2014

In anticipation of LES MISERABLES coming back home to Broadway, I've been listening to LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album). The beautiful, exciting, and comprehensive recording was captured at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2009. For those curious about what they can expect from the new Broadway production, this recording serves as the perfect introduction to Chris Jahnke's new orchestrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Cast, Blake, Gok Wan and More in YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - THE WEST END UNITES FOR THE PHILIPPINES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The special one-night-only concert You'll Never Walk Alone took place on Sunday 2 March at the Queen's Theatre in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook Complete WEST END RECAST Lineup, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook complete the all-star cast for West End Recast. (more...)

Luke Evans Returns To West End For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Gala, Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Blake and Juliet Stevenson also to appear at charity concert in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal along with Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier and Danielle Hope. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jon Robyns About FROM PAGE TO STAGE Showcase!
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 22, 2014

We talk to Jon Robyns about his involvement in the From Page to Stage new musical theatre showcase at the Landor Theatre next week (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for WEST END RECAST at Duke of York's Theatre, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, some of our finest West End musical theatre stars will be performing songs from roles they have always wanted to sing but will NEVER be cast in. (more...)

Gok Wan to Host YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Philippines Benefit Concert at Queen's Theatre, 2 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Award-winning TV personality, fashion guru, author and all round National Treasure Gok Wan will host the special one-night-only concert You'll Never Walk Alone at the Queen's Theatre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 7.30pm in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, it was announced today. Tickets are now on sale from 32.50, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. (more...)

This Season of FROM PAGE TO STAGE Features West End Performers, Including Jon Robyns, Niamh Perry, & Kim Criswell,
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce first casting today for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. Full casting is now confirmed for the Season's three showcase readings of Merman's Apprentice, Claus The Musical and The Return of the Soldier, as well as the repertory cast for three Showcase Nights of musicals in development. Final casting for the two Headline Musicals Before The Night Is Through and The Mistress Cycle will be announced next week. (more...)

Francine Lewis Added To Bill For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE, Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

More names are announced today for a special one-night-only concert You'll Never Walk Alone at the Queen's Theatre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 7.30pm in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Tickets are now on sale from 32.50, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. (more...)

Week Three: Ready For Opening Night!
by Guest Blogger: Dickens Abridged - Dec 03, 2013

This week we loaded Dickens Abridged into the Arts Theatre and began previews. Mark Bailey's set looks magnificent (members of the team are already arguing over who gets to keep the eight-foot-tall book with the built-in guillotine) (more...)

BWW Reviews: DICKENS ABRIDGED, The Arts Theatre, December 2 2013
by Adrian Bradley - Dec 03, 2013

After premiering at the Edinburgh festival six years ago, Adam Long's clever romp through the life and work of Charles Dickens has been revived for Leicester Square's Arts Theatre's delightful 2013 Christmas Show. (more...)

Week 2: Rehearsing DICKENS ABRIDGED
by Guest Blogger: Dickens Abridged - Nov 25, 2013

Week two of the Dickens Abridged rehearsals have taken a turn from the sublime to the ridiculous and back to the sublime (with a detour to the gloriously inexplicable along the way). Simon Cummin, our producer, spent the weekend searching for a prop dog for Bill Sikes. He finally found a life-size, anatomically correct, stuffed Doberman male plus mate and four puppies on eBay. Unsurprisingly, Simon was the only bidder. (more...)

First Week Of Rehearsals!
by Guest Blogger: Dickens Abridged - Nov 15, 2013

First week of rehearsals for Dickens Abridged. We're at St. Luke's church in Holloway. The cast of superbly talented actor/musician/singers (Damian Humbley, Jon Robyns, Kit Orton, Matthew Hendrickson and Gerard Carey) have done a fantastic job of learning lines, blocking, choreography and music. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Jon Robyns & More Announced in DICKENS ABRIDGED at The Arts Theatre, Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

This Christmas, actors from West End Shows as diverse as Merrily We Roll Along, Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot, and Reduced Shakespeare will join forces in DICKENS ABRIDGED, a fast-paced musical comedy from the co-creator of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), which will open in the West End for a limited Christmas Season at The Arts Theatre from Wednesday 27 November 2013 toSunday 5 January 2014 (press night Monday 2 December). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chris Thatcher, JESUS CHRIS SUPERSTAR
by Jenny Antill - Sep 21, 2012

Unique, laugh-out-loud funny, crude but above all, genius - just a few ways to describe Chris Thatcher's album, Jesus Chris Superstar. (more...)

SPAMALOT Starring Marcus Brigstocke and Jon Culshaw Plays West End, July 24-Sep 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2012

Howard Panter (Mr West End himself) for The Ambassador Theatre Group presents Monty Python's Spamalot, a new musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, directed by Christopher Luscombe. Galloping into the West End for a truly bespoke season at the Harold Pinter Theatre (long pause) Tuesday 24 July - Sunday 9 September 2012 (press night Tuesday 31 July). Tickets on sale now. (more...)

SPAMALOT to Move to Playhouse Theatre in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

According to published reports, Monty Python's Spamalot, a new musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, directed by Christopher Luscombe, will move to the Playhouse Theatre following its current run at the Harold Pinter Theatre. After closing at the Pinter on September 9, the show will open at the Playhouse on November 14, where it will play through April 13. (more...)

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