This Weeks Theatre News

Been another busy couple of days with news and announcements from the world of theatre - not all are negative thankfully. Here is a quick round up of all the key goings on from both sides of the Atlantic.


Some good news to start. Lin Manuel Miranda recently announced that the filmed production of Hamilton starring the original Broadway cast (including himself in the title role) will be released in cinemas in October 2021. However, today it has been announced that it has been brought forward by a whopping 15 months. It will be available on Disney+ from July 3rd. Not much longer to wait for it!


The beautiful Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park has announced that it has to had to unfortunately postpone it's entire 2020 season until next year. This will be the first year the theatre has not been able to open since 1961. All productions due to open this year will now run next summer instead. These include 101 Dalmatians, Romeo and Juliet and Carousel. Tickets are on sale for the performances at https://openairtheatre.com/


The wonderful musical Fun Home, which had a run in London at the Young Vic in 2018, has been made available to stream online for two weeks only. This production was filmed in Chicago and is available to download from https://victorygardens.org/event/fun-home-streaming/ until May 24th only.


Fancy something new? A brand new musical has released a cast recording. Tarrytown is based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow story and features a 3 way Smash! reunion with Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez all taking part in the recording.

It is available to stream on all platforms.


Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the next installment of his The Shows Must Go On series and it's the one you've all been waiting for. Pour yourself a bowl full of milk, add some vodka to it and try to forget the memory of last years movie. The 1998 production of Cats starring Elaine Paige is available on Youtube.com/Theshowsmustgoon for 24 hours only from 7pm this Friday.


Are you a repeat attender? Have you seen the same show on many occasions?

Obviously I know NOTHING about that myself *cough*

A new documentary that has been filmed on Broadway and the West end will be available from this Saturday on Vimeo on demand and focuses on theatre superfans.


And a nice little story to end on that proves that relationships in theatre continue past the stage door. Ben Platt and his Dear Evan Hansen successor Noah Galvin have revealed they are in a couple. Both played the title role of Evan Hansen and are the second pair of Evans in a relationship. Taylor Trensch and Ben Levi Ross also both played Evan Hansen in America and are also a couple.