Queen's Theatre News

Kerry Ellis Returns - WICKED Becomes 14th Longest-Running West End Musical EVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. (more...)

Lockyer And Thaxton To Star In London LES MISERABLES From June!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

There will be major cast changes in the West End production of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award winner "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre from 16 June 2014. Joining the company are: Peter Lockyer as 'Jean Valjean'; David Thaxton as 'Javert'; Tom Edden as 'Thenardier'; Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Fantine'; Michael Colbourne as 'Enjolras' and Emilie Fleming as 'Cosette'. (more...)

Zephyr Quartet Presents BETWEEN LIGHT at the Queen's Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Experience Zephyr Quartet in a new light from today, May 21-25 as this inventive South Australian ensemble continue their 15th Anniversary celebrations with a new performance project, Between Light, at Adelaide's historic Queen's Theatre. Collaborating for the first time with esteemed lighting designer Geoff Cobham, Zephyr Quartet will take their audience on a literal, visual and sonic journey that explores notions of light and dark. (more...)

Zephyr Quartet to Present BETWEEN LIGHT at the Queen's Theatre, May 21-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Experience Zephyr Quartet in a new light from May 21-25 as this inventive South Australian ensemble continue their 15th Anniversary celebrations with a new performance project, Between Light, at Adelaide's historic Queen's Theatre. Collaborating for the first time with esteemed lighting designer Geoff Cobham, Zephyr Quartet will take their audience on a literal, visual and sonic journey that explores notions of light and dark. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/29-3/30/2014
by - Mar 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/30- CONTACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2014

Today in 2000, Contact opened at the Vivien Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 1010 performances.Contact: The Musical is a musical 'dance play' (some deemed it a ballet) that was developed by Susan Stroman and John Weidman, with its 'book' by Weidman and both choreography and direction by Stroman. It consists of three separate one-act dance plays. The show was received with much critical acclaim and won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Musical. A West End production opened at the Queen's Theatre in October 2002, and closed on May 10, 2003. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/12- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (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...)

Sollars and Jenkins To Star In UK Tour Of 20TH CENTURY BOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

West End and Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!, From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical 20th Century Boy, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty). (more...)

Lee Gamble to Replace The Haxan Cloak in Unsound Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

World-renowned abstract electronic composer Lee Gamble (UK) will be replacing The Haxan Cloak at Adelaide Festival's experimental electronic music festival Unsound Adelaie due to unforeseen circumstances. Gamble is set to appear Friday, March 7 at Queen's Theatre, in a line up including Morton Subotnick (USA), Nurse With Wound (UK) and Cut Hands (UK). (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...)

Webb And Heap Take Over In JEEVES AND WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Comedy stars Mark Heap and Robert Webb will head to the West End to play the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in the five-star hit Perfect Nonsense taking over from Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen from 7 April 2014. Mark Hadfield will continue in the role of Seppings alongside Heap and Webb. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/9- LES MISERABLES
by - Nov 09, 2013

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 463 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Gerónimo Rauch
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2013

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End recently welcomed, fresh from his success as Jean Valjean in 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre, Geronimo Rauch as 'The Phantom'. In the video below, meet the new Phantom himself! (more...)

THE GRADUATE Returns to NYC with New Queen's Theatre Production with Adair, Arkin & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Queens Theatre (QT) presents the L.A. Theatre Works production of THE GRADUATE, based on the 1963 'age of youth' novel and the classic 1967 Oscar-winning film, adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson. The play is directed by Brian Kite, and features a dynamite cast of stars of film and TV: Diane Adair (South Coast Repertory Theatre) as Mrs. Braddock, Matthew Arkin (Bdwy: Losing Louie, The Sunshine Boys; TV: 'Rescue Me', '100 Centre Street', 'All My Children') as Mr. Robinson, Heidi Dippold (TV: 'The Sopranos', 'All My Children') as Mrs. Robinson, Jill Renner (Pacific Resident Theatre) as Elaine Robinson, Darren Richardson (Nat' Tour: Pride and Prejudice TV: 'Lost', 'Fastlane') as Hotel Clerk/Priest/Psychiatrist, Brian Tichnell (TV: 'Happy Endings') as Benjamin Braddock and Tom Virtue (TV: 'The Building, The Bonnie Hunt Show') as Mr. Braddock. (more...)

THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE 21st Anniversary Production Runs At Old Red Lion, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Philip Ridley's modern classic The Fastest Clock In The Universe will return in a brand new 21st Anniversary Production at the Old Red Lion Theatre from Tuesday 5 - Saturday 30 November (press night Thursday 7 November) it was announced today. (more...)

Sci-Fi Musical SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Returns to the West End For Seven-Week Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Cult sci-fi musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is returning to the West End for a seven-week summer season at Leicester Square Theatre from Thursday August 1 to Today 15 September. (more...)

Strallen, Thaxton and Janson To Star In Chocolate Factory's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Fra Fee, Cassidy Janson, Ben Lewis, Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton have been cast in the Menier Chocolate Factory's Christmas musical Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Gerónimo Rauch, Sean Palmer & More to Join West End's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

Major cast changes will take place in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End from Monday 2 September 2013. Fresh from his success as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" at the Queen's Theatre Geronimo Rauch will join the cast as 'The Phantom'. At the same time Broadway leading man Sean Palmer will join as 'Raoul'. They will be joined by Andy Hockley as 'Monsieur Firmin', Martin Ball as 'Monsieur Andre', Claire Moore as 'Carlotta', Jacinta Mulcahy as 'Madame Giry', Cat Lane as 'Meg Giry' and Olivia Brereton and Harriet Jones who will both play 'Christine' at certain performances. (more...)

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