Landor Theatre News

New British Musical BEST OF FRIENDS Gets London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

New British musical BEST OF FRIENDS, with book, music and lyrics by Nick Fogarty, will finally get its London premiere at the Landor Theatre, directed by the venue's artistic director, Robert McWhir, from Wednesday 23 April. Best of Friends was due in London last summer as The Golden Voice, starring Darren Day. Scheduled to open at the Arts Theatre, it was delayed multiple times before it was eventually cancelled. Actors' union Equity then launched legal action in an attempt to claim back unpaid cast wages. (more...)

Sam Mackay, Christina Modestou to Star in London Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Full casting is announced today for Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights, which receives its London Premiere in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 May (more...)

Sharon Sexton to Bring SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW: THE LIZA MINELLI STORY to Landor Theatre, May 12-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning biographical musical rollercaster, Somewhere Under The Rainbow: The Liza Minnelli Story, is to get it's eagerly awaited London premiere at the Landor Theatre from Monday 12 - Saturday 17 May. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening tonight, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

FASHION VICTIM - THE MUSICAL Launches Kickstarter for Catwalk Theatre Run in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Fashion Victim The Musical!, a contemporary morality tale set in the cutthroat world of la mode, wants its chance in the cutthroat world of theatre... and is turning to Kickstarter to fund its launch on London's theatrical catwalk. (more...)

Performing Abroad: But The World Goes Round
by Guest Blogger: Tim McArthur - Mar 18, 2014

I've enjoyed some success performing my one-man shows (and the one-nun shows too!) on the London cabaret scene since 1997. I've been lucky enough to perform at some fabulous venues, from The Purcell Room to Pizza on the Park, and at one of my second homes in Theatreland, the Jermyn Street Theatre. There's also been the excitement of performing in international venues, such as two seasons at Don't Tell Mama NYC and even taking my alter ego, Sister Mary McArthur, to open The New Space Theatre 2 in Cape Town. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MAN INSIDE, Landor Theatre, March 13 2014
by Gary Naylor - Mar 16, 2014

Is there room for another re-working of 'The Strange case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde'? I'd have said no. But Tony Rees and Gary Young thought otherwise and the result is 'The Man Inside', a musical delivered all through with the cast cut to the doctor/devil and two women who also represent opposite natures. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ashleigh Gray About FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 24, 2014

Ashleigh Gray talks about featuring in this week's From Page to Stage showcase at the Landor Theatre as well as turning green to play Elphaba - and pink to play Stephanie in Cool Rider... (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...)

BWW Interviews: Jodie Jacobs About FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 21, 2014

Jodie Jacobs - a former BWW:UK Award winner - took the time to tell us about the forthcoming From Page To Stage showcases, as well as how she feels about Rock of Ages...and eating salad (more...)

Drew Gasparini Flies from NYC For LIVE IN LONDON, Feb 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Award winning musical theatre composer Drew Gasparini is flying in from NYC to London for a one-off intimate performance in the heart of the West End on Mon 17th Feb 2014. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN to Open at Finborough Theatre, March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Set for Landor Theatre, Now thru 8 March, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Following the success of this year's inaugural season of new musical theatre, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Robert McWhir of The Landor Theatre are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the second From Page To Stage season from today 11 February - Saturday 8 March 2014 at the Landor Theatre. (more...)

Kim Criswell Stars as Ethel Merman in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Reading at the Landor Theatre, Now thru 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Merman's Apprentice, a new musical fable with Book and Lyrics by Stephen Cole (Inventing Mary Martin, After the Fair, The Night of the Hunter, The Road to Qatar!) and Music by David Evans (Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God) has been chosen to be the opening show as part of London's Landor Theatre's 'From Page to Stage Festival' today, February 11th and 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Willetts To Star In THE MAN INSIDE At Landor, From Mar 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Theatrica Ltd. in association with Cheltenham Everyman Theatre is delighted to announce the World Premiere of new British musical The Man Inside starring Dave Willetts, which will play at the Landor Theatre from Wednesday 12 March to Saturday 29 March 2014, following previews at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. On sale now. (more...)

BIG SOCIETY THE MUSICAL Set for From Page to Stage Festival; Special Screening, Q&A Offered 13 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Aria Entertainment and the Landor Theatre as part of the annual From Page to Stage festival have announced a preview screening of Big Society the Musical alongside a special Q&A with the creative team on Thursday 13th February as part of this years festival. (more...)

Casting Announced For Landor's FROM PAGE TO STAGE Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce final 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 toSunday 9 March 2014. (more...)

Michael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening tonight, 4 February 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 7.30pm). The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living - West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing superlative Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice). (more...)

Kim Criswell to Star as Ethel Merman in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Reading at the Landor Theatre, Feb 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Merman's Apprentice, a new musical fable with Book and Lyrics by Stephen Cole (Inventing Mary Martin, After the Fair, The Night of the Hunter, The Road to Qatar!) and Music by David Evans (Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God) has been chosen to be the opening show as part of London's Landor Theatre's 'From Page to Stage Festival' on February 11th and 12th at 7:30pm. There will be an additional presentation for industry professionals on Feb. 13th at 2:30pm at The Concert Artistes' Association at 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP. (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...)

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