The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)
Park Avenue Armory today announced its 2017 season, deepening the institution's commitment to presenting groundbreaking unconventional programs that take full advantage of its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall and intimate historic rooms. (more...)
Beginning this month, a host of stars from the world of entertainment will light up the stages in twenty four towns and cities around the UK for this year's Qdos Entertainment pantomime season. From Aberdeen to Plymouth, over 60 well-known actors, comedians and entertainers will lead the casts of the nation's favourite pantomimes in theatres across the country including, for the first time in nearly three decades, a return to the capital's London Palladium. (more...)
English National Opera has been having a hard time with Don Giovanni lately. First there was Calixto Bieito's groggy, pastel-coloured nightmare (who could forget the pistachio leather dentist's chair), which paled into adequacy when compared to Rufus Norris's bafflingly unlovely (and just generally baffling) vision that followed. Richard Jones's new production is in no way a failure - there's far too much intelligence here for that, as well as more than one flash of utter brilliance - but it still feels like a show as yet not fully in focus. At his best Jones can make the most startlingly revisionist concept seem like it has always been staring you in face. Here his reading intrigues, compels, but never feels fully rooted in Mozart's music-drama. (more...)
Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime.
Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)
Award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director Harry Enfield will play Hollywood studio boss Glogauer in Richard Jones' production of Once in a Lifetime from 25 November in the Young Vic's Main House. Joining Enfield in the company are Daniel Abelson, Claudie Blakley, Okorie Chukwu, Lucy Cohu, Lizzy Connolly, Buffy Davis, Otto Farrant, Amy Griffiths, Amanda Lawrence and John Marquez. Further casting is still to be announced.
Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic and to Shakespeare following his critically acclaimed Measure for Measure in 2015. A Midsummer Night's Dream will play the Young Vic's Main House 17 February - 1 April. (more...)
Following the recent release of the Original Cast Recording of Brunger & Cleary's new musical PRODIGY, Auburn Jam Records and the National Youth Music Theatre have just released a music video of the behind-the-scenes recording of 'Say It In Song,' the finale of the show, to celebrate its chart success. The album rocketed up the iTunes charts within 24hrs of release to reach #4 in the soundtrack chart and #85 in the main album chart. Check it out below! (more...)
Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre have just released the Original Cast Recording of Prodigy, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. The recording was released today 25th July, with CDs available to purchase at prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital copies available to download via all major online retailers, including iTunes, where the album is currently at No. 6 and climbing on the soundtrack charts. (more...)