Les Misérables will be the first show ever to play two productions of the same musical in the same city at the same time when celebrating its 25th birthday this year. The 25th Anniversary tour production will return to Les Mis' original London home, The Barbican Centre, for a limited period from 14th September to 2nd October 2010. At the same time, the London production will continue to play at its current London home, the Queen's theatre.
londonlesmis.co.uk is now relaunched as a separate website after being part of the londonmusicalsONLINE website for the last two years. At the same time we are thrilled to announce one of the biggest cast changes ever in Les Misérables in London.
Cassie Compton, who has previously played child roles in Whistle Down the Wind and The Secret Garden, as well as starred in the ITV music talent show The X Factor, will start as Eponine in Les Misérables on 25th June 2007.
The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 20 years today. Andrew Lloyd-Webber and the original Christine Daaé, Sarah Brightman, will attend tonight's performance. At the same time, we can bring you news on the cast change which takes place on 16th October.
Les Miserables turns 21 years today and becomes the world's longest running musical. Celebrations took place last night at the Queen's theatre with original cast members returning for a specially devised finale, and tonight BBC radio will broadcast a concert featuring the current cast.
The former Chicago stars Darius Danesh and Jennifer Ellison will reprise their roles of Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart this Summer. The Chicago line-up for this Summer also includes actor Ian Kelsey, who will play the role of Billy Flynn after Danesh's limited run.
Sunday in the Park with George is currently playing at Wyndhams Theatre in the West End. It is a unique masterpiece: a musical about "the art of making art". I would give this production 6-stars if I could.
Today, the two leads in the new London musical Dirty Dancing were announced. Josef Brown will re-create the role of Johnny, while Georgina Rich will make her West End musical debut in the role of Baby.
It was a busy day for the three actors playing Billy Elliot yesterday. After hours of rehearsals and interviews in the day, they played the demanding role of Billy at the spectacular birthday show in the evening before facing the huge crowds of fans waiting for them outside at midnight.