Landor Theatre News

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

TwentySomething Productions Presents European Premiere of 6: A New Musical, 27-28 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

6 - a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Zack Zadek (additional lyrics by Gina DePalo), will receive its European premiere at the Space on North Bridge, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 with previews at London Theatre Workshop 27th - 28th July. Zack is one of America's youngest and most promising composers having 6 - a new musical selected by New York Musical Theatre Festival and featured in 2012. He was soon after invited to perform a solo concert at NYCs famous Joe's Pub. In January 2014 TwentySomething produced Zack's UK debut concert featuring some of London's finest voices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Underway for Stephen Sondheim Society's GOD, July 8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Rehearsals are now well underway for GOD, the 20th anniversary celebration show from the Stephen Sondheim Society, which pays tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius. (more...)

Russell Grant to Star in the UK Fringe Premiere of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Oct 1-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Russell Grant, star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and one the country's best loved celebrities, is to star as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the UK fringe premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Production Photos Released from FASHION VICTIM - THE MUSICAL!, Now Through July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Fashion Victim - The Musical!, a thoroughly modern morality tale of style-crossed lovers set in the cutthroat world of la mode, is being staged in a specially created catwalk arena inside The Cinema Museum in south London from Saturday 21 June - Sunday 6 July. (more...)

DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, July 29-Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London's West End. Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards and been nominated for Grammys, Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Comes to London, July 14-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

A new production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, which ran for more than 10 years in New York, where it holds the record as the second longest running musical in Off-Broadway history with 5,003 performances comes to the UK. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Andy Day and Damian Williams Set for DICK WHITTINGTON, 5 Dec. 2014 - 4 Jan. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes have announced the cast of this year's much-anticipated family pantomime, Dick Whittington, ahead of its arrival on the Lyceum stage from Friday 5 December 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

Arron Blake to Star in FASHION VICTIM - THE MUSICAL!, 12 June - 6 July
by Jillian Gaier - May 28, 2014

Fashion model and actor Arron Blake is to star in Fashion Victim - The Musical!, a thoroughly modern morality tale of style-crossed lovers set in the cutthroat world of la mode. (more...)

Naaman, Barratt and More In NEW MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, May 30
by Robert Gould - May 25, 2014

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Auburn Jam Live's New Musical Theatre Showcase at the MyRaynesPark Festival on May 30. (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil to Star in WEST END WOMEN Tour, Nov-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

JP Productions have today announced full casting details of their forthcoming UK tour of new touring production 'West End Women'. (more...)

THE JEWISH LEGACY Travels to Hornchuch and Leeds
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Broadway's golden age of musical theatre wouldn't be what it is today without the incredibly talented Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Together they created an enduring legacy that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world every year. Continuing its successful tour, The Jewish Legacy now travels to Hornchurch and Leeds. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW - THE LIZA MINNELLI STORY, Leicester Square Theatre, May 12 2014
by Gary Naylor - May 13, 2014

Gary Naylor sees Sharon Sexton's fabulous performance that brought Liza Minnelli to London in spirit, if not in person, after her cancellation of a summer tour. Well worth spending some of the refund at the Landor Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at From The Fog Productions' London Premiere of BEST OF FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

From the Fog Productions presents the London premiere of Best of Friends, featuring music, book, and lyrics by Nick Fogarty, now through Today 10 May at the Landor Theatre with performances Tuesday-Today at 7:30pm and Today and Sunday at 3:00pm. Best of Friends is directed by Rob McWhir with musical direction by Tom Turner and lighting design by Richard Lambert. Scroll down to see some photos from the production! (more...)

New British Musical BEST OF FRIENDS Gets London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 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...)

JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY Set for London Theatre Workshop, 6-24 May
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Following on from the successful run of "Ordinary Days" (which has been nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Musical Production), and the London revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" London Theatre Workshop is delighted to announce its next show will be the first London run of a new evening celebration of Stephen Sondheim's love songs, "Just Another Love Story". (more...)

SPOKESONG Begins 25 May at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Renowned Ulster playwright Stewart Parker's Spokesong - which won him the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances from Sunday, 25 May 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 26 May 2014) (more...)

R&H Theatricals Europe Announces UK and European Licensing Available for THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

R&H Theatricals Europe has announced that THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF, a new musical by The Baking Committee, is now available for professional and amateur licensing in the United Kingdom and Europe. Applications are being accepted immediately for performances beginning no sooner than August 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at From The Fog Productions' London Premiere of BEST OF FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

From the Fog Productions presents the London premiere of Best of Friends, featuring music, book, and lyrics by Nick Fogarty, now through Saturday 10 May at the Landor Theatre with performances Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm. Best of Friends is directed by Rob McWhir with musical direction by Tom Turner and lighting design by Richard Lambert. Scroll down to see some photos from the production! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEST OF FRIENDS, Landor Theatre, April 26 2014
by Gary Naylor - Apr 27, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a show with a troubled history hit some high points but also fail to live up to its full potential. In the early 90s, Mike and Jim were inseparable mates, living the dream in a band, but the band was going nowhere. (more...)

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