Whatsonstage.com has come on board as the official media partner to the production, which aims to become a more regular West End fixture in future, and the capital’s “top comedy event for theatrical escapism”.
The Forbidden Broadway-style show is given a more contemporary twist with regularly updated material parodying the West End’s most popular musicals. It’s devised and directed by Garry Lake (currently Pop in Queen’s We Will Rock You) and features fellow We Will Rock You stars Rachel Tucker - from TV’s I’d Do Anything, nominated in this year’s Whatsonstage.com Awards for Best Takeover for the Queen musical – Jon Boydon and Ian Carlyle as well as Louise Dearman (Evita).
The evening is hosted by stage and screen star Paul Nicholas, with special guests including Ian Kelsey (Chicago, TV’s Emmerdale) and Sandra Marvin (Hairspray). It’s choreographed by Rebecca Howell, with musical direction by Gareth Ellis.
Commenting on Whatsonstage.com’s partnership with SO JEST END, editorial director Terri Paddock said: “Whatsonstage.com is all about celebrating theatre and we’re impressed by SO JEST END’s approach of doing this in fun, light-hearted but loving, way. We hope it becomes a weekly Theatreland must-see.”
For the New Players engagement, a special, star-studded gala performance - at 11.00pm on Thursday 23 April 2009 – will be held in aid of Whatsonstage.com’s 2009 adopted charity TheatreMAD (Theatre: Make A Difference), which supports those facing hardship as a result of HIV, AIDS and other long-term conditions.
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