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#264793 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Uk Tour

Posted sandeman on 08 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

More details here http://blog.musicalt...man-in-new.html

#254930 Wicked 2013 Uk Tour Thread

Posted sandeman on 16 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

How she ever thought she could even attempt to sing that song I'll never know. Especially after her last disastrous live performance. I hope you're wrong!

#253850 A Chorus Line

Posted sandeman on 06 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

Really loved it. Great production with really talented cast.

#252385 The Ongoing Les Misérables Discussion Thread

Posted sandeman on 21 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Cashing in on the success of the LesMis movie

#236439 Jesus Christ Superstar

Posted sandeman on 10 September 2012 - 09:34 AM

Felt completely underwhelmed by the whole thing. Love Tim Minchin but his voice is far too thin for Judas. And the Jonathan Ross/ALW interview with that ridiculous wine tasting stunt which went so horribly wrong and was a complete waste of air time.  Would have been far more interesting if he had let ALW talk more about the songs he had been writing in Majorca for his new musical.

#236219 Idina Menzel

Posted sandeman on 08 September 2012 - 09:44 AM

I saw her at the RAH with the late Marvin Hamlisch and am seeing her again this time in London. She is really fantastic.

#216264 Viva Forever!

Posted sandeman on 06 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

With the number of bust ups and personality clashes/egos in the Spice Girls I can't believe everything is rosy with this musical.  Hopefully the producers will help them overcome any difficulties.  If anyone can get it together, Judy Craymer can.

#176104 Viva Forever!

Posted sandeman on 22 April 2011 - 06:55 AM

Article from Musical Theatre News

As mentioned several times, Judy Craymer (Mamma Mia!) and Jennifer Saunders are already on board for the new Spice Girls musical Viva Forever which is due to open in London next year.

They are now in the process of adding another powerful force to their team and are in negotiations with top director Marianne Elliott  who co-directed London's National Theatre and New York smash hit War  Horse. Craymer and Saunders (who is writing the book) have been to New  York to see Elliott who is in rehearsals for War Horse at the Lincoln  Centre.

If it all works out Elliott will work with Saunders on the book and  stage a workshop of the musical, with the show planned to open in late  2012 or early 2013. All of the Spice Girls are involved in the show’s  development.

Viva Forever will revolve around a TV talent contest with Craymer aiming  to explore the nature of instant celebrity and how our culture is being  driven by Facebook and Twitter and the impact they have on fame.
Craymer said: “I’m interested in the sense of fame, and how it’s  sustained. People aren’t going to be asked to play the Spice Girls, per  se. There’ll be a wink at them and, of course, their songs”.   She made  clear that the show won’t be a biographical musical about the Spice  Girls.

Saunders’ first draft of Viva Forever features 18 numbers including Stop, Say You’ll Be There, Viva Forever and Never Give Up On the Good Times.

With three women at the helm Viva Forever really is promoting girl power.