🌞 Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced full casting for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (28 June – 27 July). The production features Amber James as Hippolyta/Titania, Kieran Hill (Theseus/Oberon), Susan Wokoma (Bottom) and Myra McFadyen (Puck). 🍃 - - Remy Beasley (Helena), Gabrielle Brooks (Hermia) Michael Elcock (Lysander) and Pierro Niel-Mee(Demetrius), Liz Crowther(Starveling), Joshua Miles (Flute), Lee Mengo (Snout),Tomi Ogbaro (Snug) and Gareth Snook (Qunice/Egeus), with Matthew James Hinchliffe, Mei Mac, Simon Oskarsson, Yana Penrose and Emily Rose-Salter(Fairies).
Next Thing You Know, a new musical from I Love You Because writers Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, is currently streaming on Playbill as a three-episode audio release starring @pattimurin, @colinhanlon, @jay_a_johnson and @laurblackman - - Next Thing You Know follows four New Yorkers as they laugh, love, and drink their way through the big questions that face young dreamers in the city: Does marrying a really nice guy mean you’re settling down or just settling? Does taking a nine-to-five equal giving up or growing up? Does a decade in the city break you down or break you in? - - A production was staged in 2011. The musical subsequently recorded a cast album in 2012, which has since been reworked to include the show's scenes and dialogue and split into the three-episode format.
🔥 An industry reading of the Broadway-aimed Mrs. Doubtfire musical will take place May 16 and 17. The cast will include Tony nominees Rob McClure and Kate Baldwin as well as Mario Cantone. - - The musical will feature a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, with the latter penning the score with brother Wayne Kirkpatrick. Jerry Zaks will direct. - - Rounding out the company are Michael James Scott, Mallory Bechtel, Cameron Adams, Peter Bartlett, Tracee Beazer, Catherine Brunell, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Kaleigh Cronin, Charity Angél Dawson, Mark Evans, Jake Ryan Flynn, David Hibbard, Aaron Kaburick, Avery Sell, Brian Shepard, Pearl Sun, Ryan VanDenBoom, and Aléna Watters.
Jenna Russell to star in Trevor Nunn’s upcoming production of The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Opens 13th July and plays until 14th September ✨
@thersc’s tour of @matildathemusical starring @carlythoms_ and @elliot_harper_1 is a hit! Read Roni’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review at RewriteThisStory.com
Finally made my sixth visit to @sixthemusical earlier this week and it’s still a brilliant and enjoyable as ever! 💜
Yokshire’s most prestigious comedy competition is back for a fifth year and registration is now open for anyone who thinks they’re funny enough to be crowned Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019! - - The competition is open to any non-professional act who’s been performing for five years or fewer and entries from character acts, musical acts, and sketch groups are also welcome. - - The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of original material or risk disqualification. - - The winner wil receive £750, runner up £500, and 3rd placed £250. All finalists will automatically be entered in the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year Semi Finals in the West End with a grand final on December 17.
🎤 ✨ Earlier this week I went to the @museumofcomedylondon to see @georgiagracec, @patrickbriensullivan and @benjaminpurkiss in concert as part of Monsteers Artistry’s series. It was an outstanding concert and a fantastic evening! (Review is up!) ✨🎤 #gifted
❄️ The West End production of @frozenlondon has announced an open call for auditionees across UK and Ireland. - - ❄️ The show, based on the hit Disney film of the same name, is due to open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn 2020 and will be holding auditions this summer at six different locations in May and June 2019. - - ❄️ The production is looking for performers to take on six lead roles – Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Hans and Weselton, as well as covers for each part. Performers of all cultural backgrounds are sought for all roles. - - ❄️ Prospective auditionees should bring 16 bars of sheet music from a contemporary musical theatre song as well as a CV including photo. - - ❄️ The first round of auditions will be in Glasgow on 24 May, with further rounds in Manchester on 3 June, London on 6 and 7 June, Birmingham on 10 June, Cardiff on 13 June and Dublin on 14 June.
Saw Amour earlier this week at the @charingcrossthr. I was somewhat underwhelmed but the cast, lighting and choreography are outstanding and it’s a very sweet musical ✨ (review up now) #gifted
ICYMI: @mazzmurray is returning to @mammamiamusical as Donna Sheridan from June 10th at London’s Novello Theatre 🇬🇷
Whilst the cast are strong, Man of La Mancha did not wow me and it was unfortunately too underdeveloped. Full review is up now 🎭 #gifted