Alain Boublil’s new musical “Manhattan Parisienne”, will receive work-in-progress performances at The Other Palace between 10 October and 21 October, the new work follows two struggling artists – a French singer and actress and a Manhattan musician – as they embark on a journey through New York. Excerpts from songs by Jacques Brel, George and Ira Gershwin and Michel Legrand are included in the piece. Glam-rock musical “Rock of Ages” is set to return to the stage next year with a new UK tour looking likely. The first London revival of the musical version of the Fritz Lang movie “Metropolis” takes place at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre from 10-29 October starring Rob Heron, Miiya Alexandra, Gareth James, Kitty Whitelaw, Michael Levi, Alex Ely and Marc Mackinnon. “TINA – The Tina Turner Musical” will open in London on 21st March 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre. Clare Burt has just been announced to star as Sandra Bloom’alongside the previously announced Kelsey Grammer as ‘Edward Bloom’ in a new production of John August and Andrew Lippa’s “BIG FISH THE MUSICAL” which is directed by Nigel Harman, and will play at The Other Palace from Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2017. Acclaimed Australian musical theatre star Anna O’Byrne will return to the London stage in November to star in the first revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier-nominated musical “The Woman in White”, directed by the venue’s artistic director Thom Southerland, the production will also feature Chris Peluso, who appeared in the theatre’s European premiere production of Death Takes a Holiday and recently starred opposite Sheridan Smith in the touring production of Funny Girl and Carolyn Maitland (Ghost, Cabaret), Ashley Stillburn (Death Takes a Holiday, The Phantom of the Opera), Greg Castiglioni (Titanic, Fiddler On the Roof), and Sophie Reeves (Les Misérables). Based on the ’80s cartoon, Bananaman the Musical will have its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from 4th to 20th January 2018, with previews from 15th December 2017, written and composed by Leon Parris (Wolfboy, Monte Cristo), the musical will be directed by Mark Perry (A Comedy of Arias, Little Shop of Horrors). The new tour of Shrek the Musical is again being directed by Nigel Harman and will star Steffan Harri (Les Miserables) in the title role of the Ogre with Laura Main as Princess Fiona – (but due to filming commitments only at certain locations) – Marcus Ayton (The Rat Pack Live) as Donkey and Samuel Holmes (The Wedding Singer, Mrs Henderson Presents) as Lord Farquaad.