If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing about the Prince of Egypt musical for what seems like forever. Now, you can finally get your tickets! But that’s not the only news in London theatre this week. Find more below.
Tickets are now on sale for the new Prince of Egypt musical, running for 32 weeks from 5 February 2020. Based on the DreamWorks animated film, The Prince of Egypt is an exhilarating new musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), set to run at the Dominion Theatre.
Dear Evan Hansen announces a new booking period. Starting 10 June, tickets will be available for performances to 4 April 2020.
Bill Ward joins the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Known for his roles on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, Bill Ward will play Loco Chanelle starting 1 July.
Fiver announces full casting. The new musical will star Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Aoife Clesham (Peter Pan), Alex James Ellison (The Secret Garden), Dan Buckley (Eugenius!) and Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin). Written by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, Fiver will receive its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse on 3 July, running until the 20th.
Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican announces full casting. Joining Robert Tripolino as Jesus, Ricardo Afonso as Judas, Sallay Garnett as Mary, Matt Cardle as Pilate, Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas and Nathan Amzi as Annas will be Samuel Buttery as King Herod, Matthew Harvey as Peter and Tim Newman as Simon. Jesus Christ Superstar runs at the Barbican from 4 July to 24 August.
The National Theatre’s Peter Pan will return to London this summer. Directed by Sally Cookson, the production which ran at the National Theatre in 2016 will play at the new Troubadour White City Theatre from 20 July to 27 October. Casting has yet to be announced.
The Young Vic’s Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce will transfer to the West End. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell, the production also stars Sharon D. Clarke, Arinzé Kene and Martins Imhangbe. Death of a Salesman runs at the Piccadilly Theatre from 24 October 2019 to 4 January 2020.
You Only Live Forever comes to Soho Theatre. The comedy by Roxy Dunn and Alys Metcalf, which previously ran at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, will come to Soho Theatre from 14 to 17 August.
Red Palace, an immersive Gothic cabaret show, will play at The Vaults starting in September. Inspired by the Carnival of Venice, Edgar Allan Poe, and stories from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, Red Palace is a combination of circus, dance and performance. The production runs from 24 September 2019 to 12 January 2020.
If you were planning on seeing Bernadette Peters in London, bad news. Due to contractual issues, Peters’ UK tour dates have been canceled. The award-winning actress posted an apology on Twitter: “I’m so disappointed,,,sorry to my U.K. audience,,,So unfortunate I won’t get to see you.”