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Arlene Phillips

 
Bio:
Arlene Phillips is a show business legend and a household name. Since creating the revolutionary dance group Hot Gossip, Arlene has gone on to work with superstars from across the world of entertainment and she has been nominated for Emmy, Tony and Laurence Olivier awards. Alongside Grease, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Arlene Phillips is a show business legend and a household name. Since creating the revolutionary dance group Hot Gossip, Arlene has gone on to work with superstars from across the world of entertainment and she has been nominated for Emmy, Tony and Laurence Olivier awards. Alongside Grease, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1974
The Mother

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Director and Co-Creator
 
[West End, 2022]
Choreographer
 
[UK Tour, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Choreographer[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2011]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2004]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director/Choreographer
Director
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1998]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1993]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1984]
Choreographer

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos




Arlene Phillips & Peter Andre Photo

Arlene Phillips & Peter Andre

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Date:
05/18/2022


Arlene Phillips Photo

Arlene Phillips

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Date:
05/18/2022
Arlene Phillips (bottom center) and the cast  Photo

Arlene Phillips (bottom center) and the cast

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Date:
04/21/2022
Arlene Phillips  Photo

Arlene Phillips

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Date:
09/14/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1974
The Mother

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Director and Co-Creator

[West End, 2022]
Choreographer

[UK Tour, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Choreographer[Replacement]

[US Tour, 2013]
Choreographer

[West End, 2011]
Choreographer

[West End, 2007]
Choreographer

[West End, 2006]
Choreographer

[West End, 2004]
Director/Choreographer

[West End, 2002]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1999]
Director/Choreographer

Director

Choreographer

[West End, 1998]
Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1993]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer

[West End, 1984]
Choreographer

Writing
Bookwriter

Arlene Phillips Biography

Arlene Phillips is a show business legend and a household name. Since creating the revolutionary dance group Hot Gossip, Arlene has gone on to work with superstars from across the world of entertainment and she has been nominated for Emmy, Tony and Laurence Olivier awards.

Alongside Grease, Arlene has choreographed shows such as Starlight Express, Wizard of Oz, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music, We Will Rock You, Grease, Flashdance. As a director, she has worked on Saturday Night Fever, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games, and the concert tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which featured theatre legends such as Sarah Brightman, Elaine Paige, Michael Ball and Michael Crawford.

Outside of her work in theatre, Arlene has choreographed Hollywood films including 'Annie' directed by John Huston, Monty Python's 'The Meaning of Life', 'Highlander' starring Sean Connery, and Legend directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise. Her choreography can be seen in many iconic music videos for international pop stars such as Whitney Houston, Elton John, Queen, Robbie Williams, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Donna Summer, Cliff Richard, Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. Her insightful expertise has been broadcast to millions in her role as a TV judge on hit shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Dance Fever.

Arlene's recent work includes: choreographing the musical numbers in acclaimed playwright Alan Bennett's latest work Allelujah!; a new BBC production of Midsummer Night's Dream; a solo piece for Ed Watson of the Royal Ballet; and a duet for Candoco Dance Company. Arlene has also directed a contemporary new musical 'Myth'; and a staged production of 'A Little Princess' with music by Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. In 2017 she toured the UK with her own show 'The Glitz, The Glamour, The Gossip' talking about her extensive career and telling stories from behind the scenes.

Arlene Phillips Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Choreography
Arlene Phillips , Starlight Express

Arlene Phillips News

GREASE Will End West End Run in Eight Weeks Photo GREASE Will End West End Run in Eight Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

With only 8 weeks to go, Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, has so far been seen by over 250,000 people in the West End making it the Dominion Theatre's most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. GREASE began previews on 3 May 2022 with an official opening on 17 May 2022. The musical last played the Dominion Theatre 26 years ago, closing in 1996, and was as popular and busy this time round, as it was then. 

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY Photo Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023.

HOUSE OF FLAMENKA, A Brand New West End Dance Spectacular, Comes to the Peacock Theat Photo HOUSE OF FLAMENKA, A Brand New West End Dance Spectacular, Comes to the Peacock Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

House of Flamenka, a brand new West End dance spectacular, co-created and directed by dance legend Arlene Phillips, is a lavish, extravagant and sexy fusion of Flamenco and Contemporary dance.

Photos: All New Photos of THE CHER SHOW on Tour Ahead of its 100th Performance Photo Photos: All New Photos of THE CHER SHOW on Tour Ahead of its 100th Performance
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

The Cher Show UK and Ireland tour has released all new photos to celebrate the 100th performance which will take place tomorrow, Saturday 13 August, at Milton Keynes Theatre.

THE CHER SHOW Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre, 9- 13 August Photo THE CHER SHOW Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre, 9- 13 August
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2022

A brand-new production of The Cher Show starring Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O'Connell is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre¬† 09 ‚Äď 13 August.

Cirque Du Soleil's CORTEO Kicks Off UK Tour With London Premiere at the O2 Arena Photo Cirque Du Soleil's CORTEO Kicks Off UK Tour With London Premiere at the O2 Arena
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Corteo, the most enchanting of Cirque du Soleil's arena productions, marked the 150th city of its tour with a stunning London premiere at the O2 Arena, charming audiences with its first UK appearance following a forced two-year postponement.

Exclusive Ticket Prices For GREASE: THE MUSICAL Photo Exclusive Ticket Prices For GREASE: THE MUSICAL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 13, 2022

Get Exclusive Ticket Prices For Grease: The Musical From Just £20! Book by 16 July.

Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End Photo Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022

Australian star singer and actor Jason Donovan will play Teen Angel at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, which plays at the Dominion. Check out photos!

Photos: First Look at Jason Donovan as 'Teen Angel' in GREASE Photo Photos: First Look at Jason Donovan as 'Teen Angel' in GREASE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

All new photos have been released of Jason Donovon as Teen Angel in the West End production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May. 

Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London Photo Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The classic Broadway musical Guys & Dolls is set to be revived in London next year in an immersive production from Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Nicholas Hytner.

Arlene Phillips Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW VideoVIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2022

All new video footage has been released from The Cher Show UK and Ireland tour, which opened at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday 19 April and will continue through to 1 April 2023.

VIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End VideoVIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2022

All new video clips have been released for the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which has its official opening at the Dominion Theatre tonight, Tuesday 17 May 2022. Previews began on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of THE CHER SHOW VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2022

The Cher Show is getting ready to hit the road! The musical is led by Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O'Connell, with Lucas Rush will play Sonny, Jake Mitchell will play Bob Mackie, Sam Ferriday will play Greg Allman and Tori Scott will play Georgia.

VIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE VideoVIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

All new video has been released of Olivia Moore singing 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' from GREASE. Olivia plays Sandy in the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Jasmine Sakyiama and Amanda Abbington Perform 'Soldier On' From A LITTLE PRINC VideoVIDEO: Jasmine Sakyiama and Amanda Abbington Perform 'Soldier On' From A LITTLE PRINCESS
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Music Theatre International released a flashback video of the production of A Little Princess, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob VideoVIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2020

Go behind the scenes of the Saturday Night Fever cast reunion flash mob in Times Square!

VIDEO: Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Discos Into Times Square to Celebrate 20th  VideoVIDEO: Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Discos Into Times Square to Celebrate 20th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Times Square was on disco inferno on Saturday night! Cast members from the original Broadway and First National Touring companies of Saturday Night Fever marked the 20th anniversary of the show's opening in New York by recreating a portion of the closing number from the show, the 'Mega Mix,' with the original choreography intact.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of MAMMA MIA! The Party at The O2 With Björn Ul VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of MAMMA MIA! The Party at The O2 With Björn Ulvaeus and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night of Mamma Mia! the Party at The O2 London, on Thursday 19 September. Executive producer Björn Ulvaeus appeared during the show wearing his original ABBA costume from 1977 and welcomed guests including Mark Gatiss, Noel Fielding, Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips.

BWW TV: Inside The HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Gala Night VideoBWW TV: Inside The HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Gala Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2018

After a successful European premiere at The Other Palace, Heathers - The Musical has transferred to Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End. Watch the video below to see creatives and celebrity guests at the Gala Night!

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - First Look at ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE on PBS VideoVIDEO: BWW Exclusive - First Look at ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 21, 2017

A cosmic explosion of comedy, music, dance and science, ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE tackles nothing less than the origins of the cosmos in a zany one-hour variety extravaganza premiering today, December 22, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. Today BWW exclusively premieres a first look!


Arlene Phillips Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Arlene Phillips been in?
Arlene Phillips has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Arlene Phillips been in?
Arlene Phillips has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Arlene Phillips been nominated for?
Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Starlight Express .

How many shows has Arlene Phillips written?
Arlene Phillips has written 1 shows including Saturday Night Fever (Bookwriter).