Thank you for the questions - I'm flattered that you're interested. It's a nice feeling - not just that people are enjoying the show but also that they want to know more about the people who made it.
Do you put milk first in your tea or last? And do you take sugar?
Last. And I never take sugar in tea.
Have you ever been to Nando’s?
Yes! There's an excellent one in Dorchester, right next to the cinema.
How tall are you?
Are you planning to write anything in a contemporary setting, outside of your direct experience? I believe there is too much reverence for
Cameron Mackintosh said, “It’s hard to believe that it has been over 25 years sinceMiss Saigon first opened, but if anything, the tragic love story of the show has become even more relevant today. This new production, directed by Laurence Connor, takes a grittier, more realistic approach than the original production while still delivering the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg’s tremendous score. Of all my shows, Miss Saigon is the one that
That’s not a problem for his ticket-scalpers’ delight, “Hamilton,” his second Broadway musical. He stars in the production, wrote the book, music, and lyrics, and it scored a record-breaking 16 nominations. It swept the Tonys Sunday night with 11 awards including best new musical, and could eventually earn over $1 billion worldwide, according to The New York Times.
“Hamilton” also won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and a Grammy Award for best musical theater album. Because Miranda won an Emmy for writing Neil Patrick Harris’s closing rap at the 2014 Tonys, all he needs is an Oscar to become a member of the Egot club.
That’s not an impossibility, as Miranda’s moving his star to Hollywood—more specifically, Disney. J.J. Abrams
Inking a deal that will also see him produce the feature adaptation, Hooper’s latest creative venture has set up shop at Universal Pictures and Working Title, who together will lure the Jellicle Cats out to play at some point in 2017.
To unearth the origins of the stage show you’d have to go back further than Webber’s ever-popular musical – all the way back to T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It first walked the boards of the West End in 1981, and in offering a new lease of life to the felines, Working Title has appointed Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to produce, alongside Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, who produced music for the original.
The Daily Mail reports that Tom Hooper will be working with a development team at Working Title Films, along with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who crafted the music for the live stage show. If they decide to move forward, nothing will happen on the project until at least late 2017, or early 2018, so we may not
Les Miserables director Tom Hooper is bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to the screen...
Well, this one’s taken a while. A film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats is finally heading our way.
It’s reuniting the team who put the Les Miserables movie together, with Working Title backing the project and Tom Hooper set to direct. Furthermore, Cameron Mackintosh is also expected to be involved as producer.
Cats is based on T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, and since it debuted on stage in 1981, it’s become one of the most successful musicals of all time.
Apparently, a decision is being made as to whether to approach the movie of Cats with actors, CG characters, or a mix of both. The latter, of course, being an approach that’s worked rather well for Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book movie.
A re-working of Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, the story follows the relationship between an American GI and Vietnamese bargirl during the Vietnam War in Saigon in the 1970s. Premiering in 1989 in London, it ran for ten years and closed after four thousand performances.
Who has penned the screenplay hasn't been made clear, but the project is said to be moving along fast with the "Les Miserables" film team of Cameron Mackintosh, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner set to produce. At one time Lee Daniels was attached to direct, but that's not the case anymore.
Boyle confirmed today on Facebook that he's currently in Edinburgh researching "Trainspotting 2" ahead of a May shoot, and has the FX series "Trust" in the works.
The cast joining Beverley Knight (Grizabella) comprises Madalena Alberto (alternate Grizabella), Jack Butterworth (Rumpus/Alonzo), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Javier Cid (Macavity/Admetus), Luke Cinque-White (Carbucketty), Emma Lee Clark (Bombalurina), Jon-Scott Clark (Bill Bailey), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Harry Francis (Mungojerrie), Tarryn Gee (Jemima), Evan James (Skimbleshanks), Matt Krzan (Munkustrap), Georgie Leatherland (Rumpelteazer), Adam Linstead (Old Deuteronomy), Paul F Monaghan (Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones), Jane Quinn (Jennyanydots), Mark John Richardson (Quaxo/ Mistoffelees), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum), Jordan Shaw (Pouncival), Hannah Kenna Thomas (Victoria/ White Cat), James Titchener (Coricopat), Marcquelle Ward (Tugger) and Anna Woodside (Demeter). They are joined by Megan Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Lucy Brushett, Oliver Ramsdale, Alex Pinder and Barry Haywood as swings.
Beverley Knight (Grizabella) in Cats, photo Alessandro
The musical plays at the Bristol Hippodrome from Thursday 29 October, before flying on to Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Southampton, Norwich, Plymouth and Newcastle throughout 2015/16.
Starring Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert, the magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. The stage version of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by Pl Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film.
The stage production of Mary Poppins is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and “Downton Abbey” creator, Julian Fellowes. It has a timeless score by Richard M
Cats continues at the Blackpool Opera House until 5 September 2015 before moving to the historic London Palladium for a strictly limited eight week season from 23rd October 2015.
Beverley Knight assumes the role of Grizabella following her successful run in Memphis: The Musical, which draws to a close in October.
Here are some images from the Blackpool Opera House last night.
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The project, which will be greenlit in a matter of weeks once rights deals are completed, aims to start shooting on location in and around London early next year for a late 2016 release. The tone is said to be grittier than the original.
Cameron Mackintosh will produce. Haynes, coming off the success of the acclaimed "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" mini-series adaptation which he both directed and executive produced, and his casting director Lucinda Syson have started to scout for the young British actors who'll play the title character.
Famed choreographer-director Matthew Bourne previously indicated he was linked to the project but that's not certain anymore.
Toby Haynes, who directed British television drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, is set to helm the new film, which will start shooting next year in and around London locations. In addition, Haynes and casting director Lucinda Syson have reportedly already started the search to find the young British actors who will play the title character Oliver and The Artful Dodger.
The previous film version, which was released in 1968 and won five Academy Awards, was directed by Carol Reed, and starred Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed and Ron Moody.
A new film version of the popular family musical Oliver! is set to go into production, with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell director Toby Haynes in charge of the cameras, it has been reported.
According to the Daily Mail’s showbiz reporter Baz Bamigboye, theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh has teamed up with powerhouse UK film outfit Working Title to get a long-mulled over film production off the ground. (The same team partnered for the blockbusting 2012 adaptation of stage musical Les Miserables.) The original suggestion was that Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry may have taken the director’s chair, but that is apparently not the case. Aside from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Haynes has also directed episodes of Sherlock, Doctor Who and Being Human. This would be his feature film debut.
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