The Bodyguard – A New Musical: Tickets are on Sale Now!

The Bodyguard – A New Musica opens in London’s West End this autumn starring Heather Headley & Lloyd Owen.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer (Lloyd Owen), is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron (Heather Headley) from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

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One Man, Two Guvnors Transfers to the West End with James Corden

The National Theatre’s smash-hit production transfers to the Adelphi Theatre in the West End, with the original cast including James Corden, Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper… previews from 8 November – 19 November 2011 and booking until 25 February 2012.

In Richard Bean’s English version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

‘A proper old-fashioned giggle.’ The Sun

‘One Man, Two Guvnors, one massive hit.’ Independent

‘An evening of riotous delight… I found myself physically incapable with laughter.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Slapstick, satire and gags galore: a classic comedy hilariously updated.’ The Times

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Extension: Love Never Dies at Adelphi Theatre

According to The Telegraph: “Best Andrew Lloyd Webber show since The Phantom of the Opera.” is now talking booking until 14 January 2012 at Adelphi Theatre, London.

From the Gothic surrounds of the Paris Opera House to the dazzling heights of New York’s Coney Island – the Phantom returns. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular new musical reunites the masked Phantom with his only true love and musical protégée, the stunning beauty Christine Daaé. Love Never Dies is a roller coaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance – where little is as it first appears.

With Madame Giry’s help the Phantom escaped the Paris mobs to build a glittering new empire in the new world. For ten long years the Phantom has hidden himself amongst the freaks and sideshows nursing his broken heart and yearning for his true love to return. And now…

Blinded by money and the bright lights of Coney – Christine, with Raoul and their son Gustave, is lured to America to perform one final time. But Christine soon discovers the true identity of the mysterious impresario who has tempted her across the Atlantic. As old wounds are reopened and forgotten memories unlocked – The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, Love Never Dies.

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Love Never Dies at Adelphi Theatre extended until 26 March 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies has extended its London booking period until 26 March 2011 at Adelphi Theatre.

Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new hit show. Now open at the Adelphi Theatre Love Never Dies is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue. The Telegraph called it ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest show since the original’ and audiences are flocking to see this hit show night after night. Availability is limited to book early and be among the first to see the long awaited sequel to the world most popular musical.

Ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from the Paris Opera House, Christine Daae accepts an offer to come to America and perform at New York’s fabulous new playground of the world – Coney Island. Christine arrives in New York with her husband Raoul and their son Gustave. She soon discovers the identity of the anonymous impresario who has lured her from France to sing.

LOVE NEVER DIES is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue… in which music and memory can play cruel tricks… and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, LOVE NEVER DIES.

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Love Never Dies extended until 08 January 2011

It has been announced by Love Never Dies that West End production has been extended until 08 Jan 2011 at Adelphi Theatre London.

The principal characters of The Phantom of the Opera continue their stories in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES.

Ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from the Paris Opera House, Christine Daaé accepts an offer to come to America and perform at New York’s fabulous new playground of the world – Coney Island.

Christine arrives in New York with her husband Raoul and their son Gustave.  She soon discovers the identity of the anonymous impresario who has lured her from France to sing.

LOVE NEVER DIES is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue… in which music and memory can play cruel tricks… and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, LOVE NEVER DIES.

Love Never Dies to be a Hit! by Industry Insiders

Following the Love Never Dies press announcement live from Her Majesty’s Theatre on 8th October 2009, theatre industry insiders told to Really Useful Group what they’re hoping for from the new show.

Hear what theatre industry insiders had to say in the following youtube video clip of the Love Never Dies press launch on 8th October.

Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who will play The Phantom and Christine Daaé in the London premiere of Love Never Dies are no strangers to their roles but both are keen to develop their respective characters as the story moves forward 10 years and transfers to a new continent.

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas

The boys are back in town!

Celebrating 10 record-breaking years – including over 1000 performances in the West End, numerous critically acclaimed UK national tours and playing all over Europe, to sell out audiences in Canada and standing ovations in America – the Olivier Award nominated Frank, Sammy & Dean – The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas is coming back to the West End in an exciting new production for 2009.

Frank, Sammy & Dean – The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas is to play a strictly limited season at the Adelphi Theatre from Wednesday 23 September – Saturday 21 November. Then Christmas With The Rat Pack takes over from Tuesday 24 November to Sunday 3 January.

Take a trip back in time to to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where, in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers and the fabulous Berrelli Sisters, you will experience Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands hotel.

Hit follows hit, including: Witchcraft, The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, New York, New York, My Kinda Town, Fly Me to the Moon, Sway, Volare, Me And My Shadow, My Way, Memories Are Made Of This and many more.

The Sands hotel was the very height of Las Vegas sophistication. It was there in 1960, during the filming of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, when for the first time Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford performed together on stage. Fromthen on, they were forever known as the Rat Pack. Las Vegas was their playground and everywhere else was known, in Rat Pack vocabulary, as ‘Dullsville, Ohio’. Frank, Sammy & Dean were a force to be reckoned with, an inexhaustible energy that is as apparent in their music today as it ever was.

This spectacular production celebrates the incredible singing talent of three world-famous entertainers and performers and some of the finest music and song that has ever been recorded. Casting to be announced.

If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance! Frank, Sammy & Dean – The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas is still the coolest party in town!

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Arabian Nights – Stratford upon Avon

Adapted and directed by Dominic Cooke

Wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like a thousand young brides before her. She has the one gift that can save her – the gift of storytelling.

With a mischievous imagination and silver tongue Queen Shahrazad paints a dazzling array of stories and characters; amongst them Ali Baba and Es-Sindibad, summoned forth from strange and magical worlds populated by giant beasts, singing trees, devilish ghouls and crafty thieves. But will her enchanting stories save her from the executioner’s block?

A truly bewitching tale celebrating the power of the imagination and storytelling to heal all wounds, Arabian Nights will be the first family show to play in The Courtyard Theatre, offering a magical theatrical experience.

Dominic Cooke, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre and previous RSC Associate Director returns to the RSC to direct Arabian Nights. His most recent RSC productions are his acclaimed version of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses in 2008, before which he also directed the Olivier Award-winning The Crucible (2006). He now re-creates his enchanting version of Arabian Nights, first performed at the Young Vic in 1998.

Arabian Nights runs at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 5 December 2009 – 30 January 2010.

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Lee Mead hands his dreamcoat to Gareth Gates

From 9 February 2009, Gareth Gates will make his West End stage debut starring as Joseph in the smash hit production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Lee Mead leaves the show on Saturday 10 January.

Gareth Gates became Head Chorister at Bradford Cathedral when he was eleven years old, and he sang for the Queen at the age of 13.  Gareth was runner-up in the first ever Pop Idol in 2002.  He has since had four number one singles and sold 3.5 million records to date.  Earlier this year, Gareth appeared in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice and went on to participate in the Dancing on Ice UK Tour.  More recently, he performed in A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe, a charity gala celebrating the 25-year writing partnership of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.  Gareth is about to open in Cinderella at the Wimbledon Theatre, starring as Prince Charming opposite Joanna Page and Alistair McGowan.

Gareth says of his West End debut: “I have a lot to thank Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for as it is the reason I first started singing, after being chosen to play the lead in a school production when I was eight years old. Ever since then it’s been a dream of mine to appear in a West End musical. I am really honoured to be appearing at the Adelphi, stepping into that famous coat and really can’t wait to get stuck in!”

With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this new staging of the record-breaking 1990’s London Palladium production, which was directed by Steven Pimlott, is designed by Mark Thompson and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.  This colourful retelling of the biblical story of dreamboat Joseph and his uncanny abilities and that designer coat sings out to young and old alike, with a score which is wall-to-wall hits, including “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do”.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 July 2007 to rave reviews and sell-out business. (Sourced by www.josephthemusical.com)

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat booking extended!

With a crash of drums and a flash of light JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT returns to the West End in his dazzling coat of many colours worn by brand new star Lee Mead, winner of BBC TV’s Any Dream Will Do, has been a great success and therefore management has been decided to extend its run.

In a new staging of the record breaking 1990s London Palladium production, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family classic is ready to please a whole new generation.

This colourful retelling of the biblical story about dreamboat Joseph, his uncanny abilities and his designer coat sings out to young and old alike with a score which is wall to wall hits – including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

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