Not enough credit is given to casting directors who assemble the stars for any new West End production in collaboration with the producer. The choice of actors sends a clear message to ticket buyers about what to expect.
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The Casting for Joseph Tells Us What We Can Expect from the New Production
By Phil Willmott Monday, April 1 2019, 08:56
London Gets a New Tina
By Phil Willmott Monday, February 18 2019, 10:07
It’s a busy time for the producers of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL which, unexpectedly, I enjoyed so much recently.
Low Key Casting Announced for the West End premiere of Broadway musical Waitress
By Phil Willmott Monday, December 10 2018, 11:18
Further casting has been announced for the UK premiere of WAITRESS which opens at the Adelphi Theatre in just under two months, on 8th February.
A musical of this size is likely to get at least 5 weeks rehearsal so the cast will spend Christmas looking forward to an imminent start to full preparations.
The West End has Two New Leading Men
By Phil Willmott Friday, August 10 2018, 12:58
Producers are always looking for ways to refresh long running shows and the most tried and tested method is to cast performers who have public profile. Following this tradition two of the biggest shows in the West End at the moment PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and STRICTLY BALLROOM have announced newcomers to their cast who you may already have heard of.
The Sexy Secret of Chicago’s Success
By Phil Willmott Thursday, July 26 2018, 10:58
New stars have just been announced for the West End musical Chicago.
The producers remind us “The show currently stars new wave pop star (Spandau Ballet) and Eastenders regular Martin Kemp as the razzle dazzling lawyer Billy Flynn. He will be in the London production until 1 September 2018.
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