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  • “Elf – The Musical” – starring Ben Forster is to be shown on Channel 5 this Christmas. The production, currently running at the Lowry in Salford, will be broadcast on December 23, and repeated on Christmas Day. It also stars Liz McClarnon, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin. It has been filmed live at the venue together with a special backstage programme airing on December 23, which will feature the cast getting ready for performance.
  • “The Christmasaurus” – the new musical from pop band McFly’s Tom Fletcher based on his book, which premieres at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on 21st December is being made into a major Hollywood film. Michael Gracey, director of the new Hugh Jackman musical “The Greatest Showman” confirmed that his film of the musical “The Christmasauras” will be complete in time for a Christmas 2018 release.
  • “Chicago” – the musical is to return to London’s West End after five years. Based on the UK and internationally touring production it will open at the Phoenix Theatre initially for one year beginning 26th March 2018. 
  • “Dirty Dancing” – will head out on tour again next year from Brighton Theatre Royal on 20th September travelling across the country running well into 2019.
  • “EUGENIUS!” – a new musical is set to open for a limited run at The Other Palace from 22nd January-3rd March 2018. Producers Warwick Davis and Kevin Wood have announced that American born Liam Forde will make his London theatre debut in the lead role of ‘Eugene’ alongside Laura Baldwin who will play Eugene’s love interest- ‘Janey’.
  • “La La Land “ – the Academy Award-winning film starring  Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is to be screened at Theatre Royal Drury Lane with a live orchestra at 18:30 on 27th  May 2018.
  • “Nativity – the musical” – following sold out performances at The Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith this Christmas, Birmingham Repertory’s production will return in 2018 opening at the Belgrade Coventry on 23 October 2018 and will then visit Liverpool, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Oxford before finishing the tour at The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith from 19th-31st December.
  • “Bring It On” – the cheerleading musical, which has music by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be part of The British Theatre Academy 2018 summer season which will move from its usual home at the Ambassadors Theatre to Southwark Playhouse it will play the large space at Southwark Playhouse from 2 August to 1 September. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening”, will run at The Stockwell Playhouse from 14 to 19 August. Based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play of the same name, it tells of teenagers discovering their sexuality and will be directed by Dean Johnson. Completing the season will be a unique production of Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago” at the open air Minack Theatre in Cornwall (24 to 28 September.)
  • “42nd Street” has been confirmed as the final production at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, ahead of a major renovation programme now that plans have been approved by Westminster City Council. The plans aim to secure the historic building for the future and include renovations to the auditorium, which has a capacity of 2,196.
  • Leonard Bernstein – 25th August 2018 will mark the centenary of his birth – the BBC Proms will be celebrating with performances of two of his best known works to be led by John Wilson – “West Side Story” and “On The Town” will both be included in the Royal Albert Hall summer season.
  • “Dick Whittington” has been announced as the first pantomime that will play the newly refurbished Southampton Mayflower for the 2018-19 Christmas season with booking opening on Saturday 16th December 2017.
  • “Bat Out Of Hell” – Jim Steinman’s musical went on sale on Monday and has already broken box office records at London’s Dominion Theatre, taking £350,000 on the first day. It is currently running in Toronto until 7th January 2018. Andrew Polec, winner of the Joe Allen Best West End Debut in the Stage Debut Awards 2017, and Christina Bennington are looking to recreate their London lead roles.