• Ashley Day (hot from leading the cast of An American In Paris) and Emma Williams will be joining the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra to perform “The Great American Songbook” on 31st January at Thailand’s Cultural Centre in Bangkok.
  • “An American In Paris” – will be showing in cinemas around the world on May 16th (except for Japan and the USA) the production was recorded early in its run at London’s Dominion and features the original London cast led by New York’s Robert Fairchild.
  • “CATS” – the classical musical is one step closer to the big screen as Andrew Lloyd Webber tells that he has composed a new song for the movie adaptation, which would be sung by the kitten Victoria. The composer is also toying with the idea of adding more new numbers to the score. The film collaborators are exploring techniques which would use live actors with computer generated images. Director of Les Miserables movie, Tom Hooper, is in talks to direct the adaptation for Universal Studios and Working Title, which has to be given the official green light.
  • One of Britain’s most successful and prolific lyricists, Don Black, and award-winning musical theatre star Marti Webb will join a host of West End and Broadway favourites aboard the UK’s first specialist musical theatre festival at sea on board the Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas which launched from Southampton in October. The glittering line-up of talent include double Olivier Award winner Michael Ball; popular musical theatre group Collabro; soul singer turned stage star Beverley Knight; Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera leading man John Owen-Jones; two West End favourites who first found fame on TV talent searches, Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wicked) and Sophie Evans (The Wizard of Oz, Wicked); and gifted impressionist Christina Bianco. Produced by Floating Festivals with assistance from Royal Caribbean the Stages cruise also features a unique performance of the Olivier Award-winning West End production Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.