West End Fame Never Fades???
Date: 3 May 2002
Fame has got to clear out of the West End's Cambridge Theatre in August to make way for the Madness musical Our House, which starts previews in mid-September ahead of a 15 October premiere. But Fame is a show that more than lives up to its "gonna live forever" theme tune. It looks likely that the legwarm-wearing company will now move house once again. The Runar Borge stage production, inspired by Alan Parker's Oscar-winning film, first opened in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre in 1995, when it was nominated for two Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Musical and Best Choreography. It returned in 1998 for a season at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Its current West End stint began in October 2000 at the Victoria Palace (its second outing at that venue, where it also played in 1997) before transferring back to the Cambridge in September 2001. In between - and during - West End engagements, Fame has toured the country virtually non-stop - indeed, the current touring production is still going strong. Bets on where Fame will resurface are now on.
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