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BWW Review: AMELIE THE MUSICAL, Criterion Theatre Photo BWW Review: AMELIE THE MUSICAL, Criterion Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 9, 2021

Twenty years ago, the world fell in love with a quirky young woman by the name of Am√©lie Poulain. The French waitress stuck in her own little universe slowly starts to help people find their happiness, finally reaching hers. The stone-skipping and cr√®me br√Ľl√©e-cracking character played by Audrey Tautou immediately charmed her way into popular culture and by 2015 Daniel Mess√©, Nathan Tysen, and Craig Lucas had adapted Jean-Pierre Jeunet‚Äôs beloved film into a stage musical with Samantha Barks and Phillippa Soo both taking the titular role at separate times in the US.

Harry Enfield Will Star as Prince Charles in THE WINDSORS: ENDGAME This August Photo Harry Enfield Will Star as Prince Charles in THE WINDSORS: ENDGAME This August
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021

The World Premiere of George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore's stage adaptation the Channel 4 hit The Windsors will premiere this summer. The Windsors: Endgame will open at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 2 August with a press night on 10 August. Tickets are now on sale.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for AMELIE THE MUSICAL in the West End Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for AMELIE THE MUSICAL in the West End
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

Amélie The Musical arrives in the heart of the West End this summer. Following the government roadmap announcement, tickets are on sale now for a socially distanced audience at the Criterion Theatre from Thursday 20 May.

AMELIE THE MUSICAL Transfers to the West End in May 2021 Photo AMELIE THE MUSICAL Transfers to the West End in May 2021
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021

Following its opening at the Watermill Theatre, a critically acclaimed sell-out tour in 2019, a highly successful Christmas season at The Other Palace in 2019, a Grammy nomination and 3 Olivier Award nominations, Amélie The Musical arrives in the heart of the West End this summer.

Listen to the Six Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album! Photo Listen to the Six Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 13, 2021

Tomorrow, March 14, the 63rd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS, and of the 83 categories, Broadway fans are zeroed in on just six nominees- the competitors for Best Musical Theater Album.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL, AMERICAN UTOPIA & More Nominated for Best Musical Theatre Album a Photo JAGGED LITTLE PILL, AMERICAN UTOPIA & More Nominated for Best Musical Theatre Album at the GRAMMY AWARDS
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 24, 2020

The awards nominated six musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End - 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'American Utopia,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'The Prince of Egypt,' 'Soft Power,' and Amélie.' 

WATCHING ROSIE, Starring Miriam Margolyes, To Be Re-Released Online Photo WATCHING ROSIE, Starring Miriam Margolyes, To Be Re-Released Online
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2020

Due to the success of its first venture, Original Theatre Company's specially commissioned online short play Watching Rosie by Louise Coulthard will be re-released from 12 ‚Äď 26 November 2020, alongside an accompanying new online play Mrs Goldie vs The World, written and performed by Nicky Goldie (Call the Midwife, The Queens Gambit, Doctors, Coronation Street).

VIDEO: Audrey Brisson and Chris Jared Perform 'Half Asleep' From AMELIE Photo VIDEO: Audrey Brisson and Chris Jared Perform 'Half Asleep' From AMELIE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020

Audrey¬†Brisson and¬†Chris¬†Jared, who starred in the 2019 production of AM√ČLIE in London, have released a new video featuring the song ‚ÄúHalf Asleep‚ÄĚ from the musical in advance of the 2020 Olivier Awards this weekend.¬†¬†Am√©lie¬†is nominated for three Olivier Awards.

VIDEO: Audrey Brisson and Chris Jared Sing 'Stay' and 'Halfway' From AMELIE Photo VIDEO: Audrey Brisson and Chris Jared Sing 'Stay' and 'Halfway' From AMELIE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

Audrey¬†Brisson and¬†Chris¬†Jared, who starred in the 2019 production of AM√ČLIE in London, recorded two new videos featuring songs from the show¬†in advance of the 2020 Olivier Awards later this month.

VIDEO: Concord Theatricals Partners With Miranda Pla For New Animatic 'Times Are Hard Photo VIDEO: Concord Theatricals Partners With Miranda Pla For New Animatic 'Times Are Hard for Dreamers' From AMELIE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

Concord Theatricals partnered with animator Miranda Pla to launch another incredible animatic! a?oeTimes Are Hard for Dreamers,a?? from the musical AM√ČLIE, launched today.

Miriam Margolyes and Amit Shah Will Star In New Online Short Play WATCHING ROSIE Photo Miriam Margolyes and Amit Shah Will Star In New Online Short Play WATCHING ROSIE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020

Original Theatre Company's recent critically acclaimed, innovative online production of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel Birdsong has spurred the company on to produce another online production while theatres remain closed to live performances.

The AMELIE Original London Cast Recording Is Now Available Photo The AMELIE Original London Cast Recording Is Now Available
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 18, 2020

Fresh off its hit, critically acclaimed run in London and nominated for three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical,¬†AMELIE¬†is based on the beloved, five-time Oscar¬ģ-nominated film. The story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind, Am√©lie secretly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Am√©lie realizes that she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart.

Listen Now to the AMELIE Original London Cast Recording! Photo Listen Now to the AMELIE Original London Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020

Fresh off its hit, critically acclaimed run in London and nominated for three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical,¬†AMELIE¬†is based on the beloved, five-time Oscar¬ģ-nominated film. The story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind, Am√©lie secretly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Am√©lie realizes that she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart.

AMELIE London Cast Recording is Now Available Photo AMELIE London Cast Recording is Now Available
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2020

The Original London Cast Recording of Amelie is officially released today, June 5.

AMELIE Original London Cast Recording Available for Pre-Sale Now Photo AMELIE Original London Cast Recording Available for Pre-Sale Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 29, 2020

Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals have announced the release of the Original London Cast Recording of Amélie, which recently completed its run at The Other Palace Theatre in London.

VIDEO: AMELIE London Cast Recording Will Be Released June 5; Listen to 'Stay' Now! Photo VIDEO: AMELIE London Cast Recording Will Be Released June 5; Listen to 'Stay' Now!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2020

The Original London Cast Recording of Amelie will be released on June 5! Get a preview of the album with the song 'Stay'!

BWW Review: AMELIE, The Other Palace Photo BWW Review: AMELIE, The Other Palace
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 4, 2019

a?oeTimes are hard for dreamersa?? but that won't stop Amélie Poulain. Falsely diagnosed with a heart condition as a child, she was home-schooled by her mother and kept at a distance by her germophobe father, forcing her to retreat into her imagination for amusement and company. Fast forward to August 1997 and she's working in a café in Paris, keeping herself to herself until she finds a box of childhood trinkets and becomes determined to reunite them with their owner. This sets her off on a mission to meddle in other people's lives a?' and maybe even change her own if she'll ever talk to Nino, who's fascinated by the identity of the mysterious photo booth man.

Photo Flash: See Rehearsal Photos for CINDERELLA: THE MUSICAL, Opening At Nuffield So Photo Photo Flash: See Rehearsal Photos for CINDERELLA: THE MUSICAL, Opening At Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

Nuffield Southampton Theatres today announces the full company of CinderELLA The Musical. Michael Fentiman directs Valda Aviks (Ella), Emma Darlow (Melania) Tom Hier (Prince Charming and Policeman), Michael O'Connor (Harry), Jos Slovick (Daniel Deeni), Imelda Warren-Green (Ivanka) and Lydia White (Cinders). This new adaptation of the classic myth features two protagonists, the younger Cinders who feels old beyond her years and the older Ella who remembers when she danced as a girl at the Midnight Ballroom. The production opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres ‚Äď NST City on 29 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 5 January 2020.¬†

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Nuffield Southampton Theatres' CINDERELLA Photo VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Nuffield Southampton Theatres' CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2019

Nuffield Southampton Theatres have announced the full company of CinderELLA The Musical. Michael Fentiman directs Valda Aviks (Ella), Emma Darlow (Melania) Tom Hier (Prince Charming and Policeman), Michael O'Connor (Harry), Jos Slovick (Daniel Deeni), Imelda Warren-Green (Ivanka) and Lydia White (Cinders). This new adaptation of the classic myth features two protagonists, the younger Cinders who feels old beyond her years and the older Ella who remembers when she danced as a girl at the Midnight Ballroom. The production opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres a?" NST City on 29 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 5 January 2020. 

BWW TV: Watch A Performance By The Cast Of AMELIE THE MUSICAL Photo BWW TV: Watch A Performance By The Cast Of AMELIE THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2019

Today, BroadwayWorld's Emma Watkins attended the official West End press launch of AMELIE THE MUSICAL at The Other Palace. The event featured a performance of songs from the show by Audrey Brisson and the company, plus there was a Q&A with director Michael Fentiman and Brisson. Watch the video below!

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