Following several years of development, Tina, the new musical about Tina Turner, has opened at the West End's newly restored Aldwych Theatre. If the electrifyingSaturday night audience I was part of is anything to go by, this show is set to have a long run in London.BWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, Hampstead Theatre March 20, 2018
Having run on Broadway in 2010, this week James Lapine's Stephen Sondheim revue, Sondheim On Sondheim, was staged for one night only with the terrific BBC Concert Orchestra and a cast of West End talent.BWW Review: EVITA, Phoenix Theatre August 2, 2017
Last seen in the West End three years ago at the Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of Evita has opened at the Phoenix Theatre for a three-month limited run. Hot off the heels of its most recent UK tour, Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti have reprised their roles as Eva Peron and Che and are, without doubt, the strongest pair to have led the show for years.BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, London Coliseum June 22, 2017
Before jetting off to Broadway to direct Jack Thorne's King Kong musical, Olivier winner Drew McOnie has returned to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre to revive On the Town. Set over twenty-four hours in 1944, the musical follows three American sailors on shore leave in New York. Each has a whirlwind romance, before heading back to sea.BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan Hall May 22, 2017
Having premiered on Broadway in 2005, The Color Purple was first seen on the London stage back in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by John Doyle, subsequently transferred to Broadway, launching British actress Cynthia Erivo to international stardom.BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyceum Theatre December 22, 2016
Despite being a decade-long tradition in New York, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol had never previously been staged in London. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novella, the story we all know and love is brought to life with a thrilling score. This week LMTO brought the musical to the Lyceum Theatre (home of the West End production of The Lion King) for a one-night-only concert staging.BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016 December 6, 2016
Jest End has returned to London's Waterloo East Theatre one year on from its most recent run at the venue. Lovingly pointing the finger at the West End's latest shows, best-loved stars and recent hot topics, Jest End is London's answer to off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway.