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En métro: Oxford Circus
En bus: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16A, 23, 25, 53, 73
Adresse: 8, Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

Evolution

Bâtiment: 1864. Argyll House, which previously occupied the site, is demolished / 1868. Corinthian Bazaar opens above commercial wine cellars / 1871. Hengler’s Grand Cirque opens / 1895. Lease sold to National Skating Palace Ltd / 1908. Lease passes to Walter Gibbons / 1910. Palladium Theatre, designed by Frank Matcham, opens on Boxing Day / The building closed in 1939 and was set to be demolished, but it was saved and converted into a Mecca Ballroom in 1951 and then restored to theatrical use in 1996 by Holohan Architects Statutorily Listed Historic Building: Grade II*
Nom: Corinthian Bazaar / National Skating Palace / The Palladium

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Classical temple-llke façade to Argyll Street - The interior, a triumph of design and decoration.

 

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"School of Rock" le hit de Broadway signé ALW arrivera à l'automne à Londres
 Londres (Angleterre)
 Palladium Theatre  
 School of Rock  
 Publié le 08 déc 2015

Le premier hit (et même non-flop) à Broadway d'Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock, débarquera à l'automne 2016 au Palladium Theatre.

 

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School of Rock (Original Europe)
Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: sam 01 octobre 2016
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
Laurence Connor •  
Chorégraphe:
Joanne Hunter •  
Avec:

 

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Cats (Revival)
Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven 23 octobre 2015
Première: mar 27 octobre 2015
Dernière: sam 02 janvier 2016


Metteur en scène:
Trevor Nunn •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Beverley Knight (Grizabella), Jack Butterworth (Rumpus/Alonzo), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Javier Cid (Macavity/Admetus), Luke Cinque-White (Carbucketty), Emma Lee Clark (Bombalurina), Jon-Scott Clark (Bill Bailey), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Harry Francis (Mungojerrie), Tarryn Gee (Jemima), Evan James (Skimbleshanks), Matt Krzan (Munkustrap), Georgie Leatherland (Rumpelteazer), Adam Linstead (Old Deuteronomy), Paul F Monaghan (Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones), Jane Quinn (Jennyanydots), Mark John Richardson (Quaxo/ Mistoffelees), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum), Jordan Shaw (Pouncival), Hannah Kenna Thomas (Victoria/ White Cat), James Titchener (Coricopat), Marcquelle Ward (Tugger) and Anna Woodside (Demeter). Swings: Megan Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Lucy Brushett, Oliver Ramsdale, Alex Pinder and Barry Haywood. 

Commentaire:

Reprise de la version de l'année précédente avec Beverley Knight dans le rôle de Grizabella.  (plus) 

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Sinatra at the London Palladium (Revival)
Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: ven 10 juillet 2015
Première: lun 20 juillet 2015
Dernière: sam 10 octobre 2015


Metteur en scène:
David Gilmore •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Alistair Postlethwaite, Amy Hollins, Anabel Kutay, Ashley Nottingham, Aston Newman Hannington, Bryony Laura Whitfield, Charis O'Connor, Faye Best, Francis Haugen, Gemma Whitelam, James Revell, Jamie Firth, Liam Paul Jennings, Lucy Banfield, Matt Holland, Niall Swords, Nicola Coates, Rahcel Ensor, Christopher Black, Aaron James. 

Commentaire:

In his centenary year, Frank Sinatra will be returning to the London Palladium, 65 years after he made his UK debut on the same stage in 1950. Using rare or never before seen footage of the legend himself, a 24 piece orchestra and sensational live dancing Sinatra is an extraordinary new multi-media concert celebrating of one of the world’s greatest entertainers.  (plus) 

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Beyond Bollywood (Original London)
Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven 08 mai 2015
Première: lun 11 mai 2015
Dernière: sam 27 juin 2015


Metteur en scène:
Rajeev Goswami •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

The UK premiere of Beyond Bollywood following sold out Mumbai dates.  (plus) 

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Cats (Revival)
Joué durant  4 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: sam 06 décembre 2014
Première: jeu 11 décembre 2014
Dernière: sam 25 avril 2015


Metteur en scène:
Trevor Nunn •  
Chorégraphe:
Gillian Lynne •  
Avec:

Nicole Scherzinger (Grizabella, to 7 Feb 2015), Kerry Ellis (Grizabella from 9 Feb 2015), Cameron Ball (Macavity/Admetus), Kathryn Barnes (Tantomile), Cassie Clare (Cassandra), Ross Finnie (Skimbleshanks), Charlene Ford (Bombalurina), Adam Lake (Alonzo), Paul F Monaghan (Bustopher Jones/Asparagus/Growl Tiger), Joel Morris (Carbucketty), Natasha Mould (Jemima), Benjamin Mundy (Coricopat), Joseph Poulton (Quaxo/Mistoffelees), Nicholas Pound (Old Deuteronomy), Sophie Ragavelas (alternate Grizabella), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum/ Griddlebone), Adam Salter (Bill Bailey), Laurie Scarth (Jennyanydots), Hannah Kenna Thomas (Victoria/White Cat), Callum Train (Munkustrap), Zizi Strallen (Demeter) and Dawn Williams (Rumpleteazer) who are joined by swings Ryan Gover, Barry Haywood, Alice Jane, Grace McKee, Dane Quixall and Libby Watts 

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Lord of the Dances-Dangerous Games (Revival)
Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: lun 01 septembre 2014
Première: mer 03 septembre 2014
Dernière: jeu 23 octobre 2014


Metteur en scène:
Michael Flatley •  
Chorégraphe:
Michael Flatley •  
Avec:

James Keegan as Lord of the Dance 

Commentaire:

Features new staging, new costumes and new choreography. Based on Irish folklore, this is the classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance. It's the story of the Little Spirit, who travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the challenge of Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord. As this dark power challenges our hero, the adventure draws you into a mythical universe of love, danger, and desire, created by an orchestrated combination of precision dancing, state of the art lighting and pyrotechnics.
Sera repris au Dominion Theatre l'année suivante  (plus) 

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I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical (Original)   
Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: jeu 27 février 2014
Première: mer 26 mars 2014
Dernière: sam 10 mai 2014


Metteur en scène:
Sean Foley •  
Chorégraphe:
Kathy Prince •  
Avec:

Nigel Harman (Simon Cowell), Cynthia Erivo (Chenice), Alan Morrissey (Max), Ashley Knight (Louis), Victoria Elliott (Jordy), Simon Bailey (Liam O'Deary), Billy Carter (Gerard Smalls), Simon Lipkin (Barlow), Joe Speare (Grandad), Katy Secombe (Brenda), Charlie Baker (The Hunchback), and Shaun Smith & Rowen Hawkins (Alterboyz) 

Commentaire:

Enorme flop…. Les réservations étaient ouvertes jusqu'au 25 aoctobre 2014, mais le musical a fermé anticipativement le 10 mai 2014, 1 mois et demi après l'ouverture!  (plus) 

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Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour: Eat Pray Laugh (Revival)
Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mer 13 novembre 2013
Première: ven 15 novembre 2013
Dernière: dim 05 janvier 2014


Metteur en scène:
Simon Phillips •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Barry Humphries 

Commentaire:

  

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Nutcracker on Ice (Revival)
Joué durant  1 semaine

Première preview: jeu 24 octobre 2013
Première: ven 25 octobre 2013
Dernière: dim 03 novembre 2013


Metteur en scène:
 
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

The Imperial Ice Stars, plus Keith Chegwin, Olga Sharutenko 

Commentaire:

The Nutcracker on Ice marks the first time almost 36 years that the London Palladium stage will be transformed into an ice rink  (plus) 

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A Chorus Line (Revival)
Joué durant  6 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar 05 février 2013
Première: mar 19 février 2013
Dernière: sam 31 août 2013


Metteur en scène:
Bob Avian •  
Chorégraphe:
Michael Bennet • Bob Avian •  
Avec:

John Partridge (Zach), Scarlett Strallen (Cassie), Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Diana), Lucy Adcock (Judy), Georgie Ashford (Trisha), Ed Currie (Bobby), Frances Dee (Kristine), Segun Fawole (Butch), Harry Francis (Mark), Simon Hardwick (Al), Rebecca Herszenhon (Val), James T Lane (Richie), Marc Leslie (Roy), Vicki Lee Taylor (Maggie), Daisy Maywood (Bebe), Alice Jane Murray (Lois), Alastair Postlethwaite (Larry), Andy Rees (Greg), Adam Salter (Mike), Alexzandra Sarmiento (Connie), Michael Steedon (Tom), Gary Watson (Don), Gary Wood (Paul), Rebecca Giocopazzi, Genevieve Nicole, Ashley Nottingham 

Commentaire:

  

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Scrooge The Musical (Revival)
Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mer 24 octobre 2012
Première: mar 06 novembre 2012
Dernière: sam 12 janvier 2013


Metteur en scène:
Bob Tomson •  
Chorégraphe:
Lisa Kent •  
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

  

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Wizard of OZ (The) (Vers Lloyd Webber) (Original)
Joué durant  1 an 6 mois

Première preview: lun 07 février 2011
Première: mar 01 mars 2011
Dernière: dim 02 septembre 2012


Metteur en scène:
Jeremy Sams •  
Chorégraphe:
Arlene Phillips •  
Avec:

Dorothy Gale ... Danielle Hope / Wicked Witch & Ms. Gultch ... Hannah Waddingham / The Wizard & Professor Marvel ... Michael Crawford / Glinda ... Emily Tierney / Scarecrow/Hunk ... Paul Keating / Tin Man/Hickory ... Edward Baker-Duly / Cowardly Lion/Zeke ... David Ganly / Auntie Em ... Helen Walsh / Uncle Henry ... Stephen Scott / Munchkin Mayor ... Zeph 

Commentaire:

With previews from 7th February, the original Dorothy was Danielle Hope, with Sophie Evans playing certain performances. The role of Dorothy was cast through the 2010 reality television show “Over the Rainbow”, in which Danielle Hope won and Sophie Evans was the runner-up.  (plus) 

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Sister Act (Original London)
Joué durant  1 an 5 mois

  (591 représentations)

Première preview: jeu 07 mai 2009
Première: mar 02 juin 2009
Dernière: sam 30 octobre 2010


Metteur en scène:
Jerry Zaks •  
Chorégraphe:
Anthony Van Laast •  
Avec:

Patina Miller (Deloris), Chris Jarman (Shank), Nicolas Colicos (Bones), Ivan de Freitas (Dinero), Ako Mitchell (Eddie), Katie Rowley-Jones (Sister Mary Robert), Julia Sutton (Sister Mary Lazarus), Claire Greenaway (Sister Mary Patrick), Sheila Hancock (Mother Superior), Ian Lavender (Monsignor Howard), Thomas Goodridge, Amy Booth Steel, Debbie Kurup. 

Commentaire:

Was originally slated to close on January 1, 2011, but was forced to shutter early for Webber's new version of The Wizard of Oz.
Whoopi was forced to end her run early, but returned for one performance on October 22, and two each on October 23 and 25.  (plus) 

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Sound of Music (The) (Revival)   
Joué durant  2 ans 3 mois 1 semaine

  (951 représentations)

Première preview: ven 03 novembre 2006
Première: mer 15 novembre 2006
Dernière: sam 21 février 2009


Metteur en scène:
Jeremy Sams •  
Chorégraphe:
Arlene Phillips •  
Avec:

Cast: Connie Fisher (Maria), Alexander Hanson (Captain von Trapp), Lesley Garrett (Mother Abbess), Lauren Ward (Elsa), Ian Gelder (Max Detweiler), Sophie Bould (Liesl), Neil McDermott (Rolf), John Griffiths, Claire Massie, Susie Fenwick, Margaret Preece. 

Commentaire:

This was a spectacular and very successful revival. The original intention was for Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson to play Maria, but when contract negotiations fell through, it was decided to cast the role of Maria through a talent search reality-TV show called “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” - presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Graham Norton, with David Ian, John Barrowman and Zoe Tyler as judges. The final choice, Connie Fisher, was selected by public vote. This method of casting was much criticised within the performing industry, but Connie Fisher (after a nervous opening night) turned out to be an excellent choice (and the enormous publicity led to record advance sales.)
Early in 2007 Connie Fisher missed two weeks due to illness and her understudy, Aoife Mulholland, took over, and later played the matinees to relieve the pressure on Connie Fisher. The original von Trapp was Simon Shepherd, but after two preview performances he was withdrawn from the production, and Alexander Hanson took over the role. During its two year run later Marias included Aoife Mulholland, Summer Strallen and Gemma Baird, with Simon Burke and Simon MacCorkindale as later von Trapps. The show closed on February 21 2009, after a run of over two years.  (plus) 

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Scrooge The Musical (Revival)
Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu 20 octobre 2005
Première: mar 08 novembre 2005
Dernière: sam 14 janvier 2006


Metteur en scène:
Bob Tomson •  
Chorégraphe:
Lisa Kent •  
Avec:

Tommy Steele (Scrooge), Tom Solomon {Young Scrooge), Glyn Kerslake (Bob Cratchit), Barry Howard (Jacob Marley), Gemma Page {Christmas Past), James Head {Christmas Present), Ian Sanders {Christmas Yet to Come) 

Commentaire:

According to a plaque in the Dress Circle Bar, Tommy Steele has headlined more performances at the London Palladium than any other artist (his last show being “Singing in the Rain” in 1989). Although this cheery cockney persona doesn’t immediately suggest Scrooge, he was welcomed back like a conquering hero. It was very enjoyable Christmas fayre.  (plus) 

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Original)   
Joué durant  3 ans 4 mois 3 semaines

  (1415 représentations)

Première preview: mar 19 mars 2002
Première: mar 16 avril 2002
Dernière: dim 04 septembre 2005


Metteur en scène:
Adrian Noble •  
Chorégraphe:
Gillian Lynne •  
Avec:

Michael Ball (Caractacus Potts), Anton Rodgers (Grandpa Potts), George Gillis/Harry Smith/Luke Newberry (Jeremy), Carrie Fletcher/Lauren Morgan,Kimberley Fletcher (Jemima), Emma Williams (Truly Scrumptious), Brian Blessed (Baron Bomburst), Nichola McAuliffe (Baroness Bomburst), Richard O’Brian (Childcatcher), Edward Petherbridge (Toymaker), Graham Hoadley, David Ross, Emil Wolk,
During the long run, cast changes in various roles included Brian Conley, Gary Wilmot, Victor Spinetti, Christopher Biggins, Paul O’Grady, Peter Polycarpou, Alvin Stardust, Jason Donovan, Tony Adams and Freddie Lees, with Caroline Sheen, Sandra Dickinson, Louise Gold, and Jo Gibb. 

Commentaire:

Based on the 1968 film of an Ian Fleming story, the musical version included six new songs by the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the original film songs. The musical version, adapted by Jeremy Sams, opened at the London Palladium in April 2002 and ran until September 2005 - a three and a half year run which made it the longest running show to date at the Palladium. Box office sales during this period amounted to over £70 million. (It would later open on Broadway in April 2005, receive terrible notices and run for just eight months - 285 performances - losing its entire financial investment)  (plus) 

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King and I (The) (Revival)
Joué durant  1 an 8 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar 18 avril 2000
Première: mer 03 mai 2000
Dernière: sam 05 janvier 2002


Metteur en scène:
Christopher Renshaw •  
Chorégraphe:
Jerome Robbins •  
Avec:

Elaine Paige (Anna), Jason Scott Lee (King), Taewon Yi Kim (Lady Thiang), Aura Deva (Tuptim), Sean Ghazi (Lun Tha), Robin Kermode (Sir Edward), Richard Avery, Miguel Diaz, Ho Yi 

Commentaire:

This production originated in Australia in 1995, then moved to Broadway with Donna Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips and Taewon Yi Kim. After 780 performances in New York it transferred to London, and opened “to the largest box office advance in theatrical hyperbole”. It was described as lavish and sumptuous, though the sheer weight of the spectacle, parades and displays tended to slow down the show, giving it a running time in excess of three hours. After 3 months Jason Scott Lee left because of family problems and was replaced by his understudy, Paul Nagauchi. In April 2001 the principal roles were taken by Josie Lawrence and Yeo. The show ran for a year and 8 months, finishing at the beginning of January, 2002.  (plus) 

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Saturday Night Fever (Original)
Joué durant  1 an 9 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mar 21 avril 1998
Première: mar 05 mai 1998
Dernière: sam 26 février 2000


Metteur en scène:
Arlene Phillips •  
Chorégraphe:
Arlene Phillips •  
Avec:

Adam Garcia (Tony Monero), Anita Louise Combe (Stephanie), Tara Wilkinson (Annette), Simon Greiff (Bobby C), Richard Calkin (Monty), David Paynton-Bruhl (Fusco), Jonathan Avery (Frank Monero), Susan Fay (Flo Manero), John Stacey (Frank Junior), Lara Costa (Maria), Daryn Crosbie (Cesar) 

Commentaire:

Originally a story by Nik Cohn, it became a smash-hit 1977 Paramount film with a screenplay by Norman Wexler, starring John Travolta. The £4 million stage adaptation was attributed to Nan Knighton “in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood”. Many of the film's darker elements, including references to racial conflict, drug use and violence, were eliminated from the plot. It received very mixed reviews, though there was universal praise for Adam Garcia. It ran for 21 months at the Palladium and later undertook several UK tours, and international stagings.  (plus) 

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Oliver! (Revival)   
Joué durant  3 ans 2 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: mar 15 novembre 1994
Première: jeu 08 décembre 1994
Dernière: sam 21 février 1998


Metteur en scène:
Sam Mendes •  
Chorégraphe:
Matthew Bourne •  
Avec:

Jonathan Pryce (Fagin), Sally Dexter (Nancy), Miles Anderson (Bill Sykes), Gregory Bradley/James Daley (Oliver), Paul Bailey/Adam Searles (Artful Dodger), James Saxon (Mr Bumble), Jenny Galloway (Widow Corney), David Delve (Mr Sowerberry) 

Commentaire:

Un énorme succès, ce revival de Oliver! au Palladium de Londres pendant 4 ans!!!!! Il faut dire que Sam Mendes signe la mise en scène et Matthew Bourne la chorégraphie.
This £3.5 million lavish production was praised as the ultimate version, and went on to become the longest-running show in the history of the London Palladium. Subsequent Fagins included George Layton, Jim Dale, Russ Abbott, Robert Lindsay and Barry Humphries. Subsequent Nancys included Claire Moore, Ruthie Henshall and Sonia Swaby.
A huge success.  (plus) 

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Fiddler on the Roof (Revival)
Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar 28 juin 1994
Première: mar 28 juin 1994
Dernière: sam 03 septembre 1994


Metteur en scène:
Jerome Robbins •  
Chorégraphe:
Jerome Robbins •  
Avec:

Topol (Tevye), Sara Kestelman (Golde), Margaret Robertoson (Yente), David Bacon (Lazar Wolf), Peter Darling (Perchick), Jacquelyn Yorke (Tzeitel), Neil Rutherford (Motel), Adi Topol-Margalith (Chava), George Little (Innkeeper), Millie Kieve, Alastair Bull 

Commentaire:

It had been 27 years since Topol first played Tevye in London, and it was reckoned he had now played the role some 1,500 times. Back in 1967 at the age of 31 he had to leave the role to return to Israel to fight in the Six Day War - and his understudy, George Little, took over for the duration. George Little was also in this current revival, playing the part of the Innkeeper. This time, too, Topol’s daughter, Adi, was in the show, playing his stage daughter.  (plus) 

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Revival)
Joué durant  2 ans 7 mois 1 semaine

  (1077 représentations)

Première preview: mer 12 juin 1991
Première: mer 12 juin 1991
Dernière: sam 15 janvier 1994


Metteur en scène:
Steven Pimlott •  
Chorégraphe:
Anthony Van Laast •  
Avec:

Jason Donovan (Joseph), Linzi Hateley (Narrator), Jason Moore (Benjamin), David Easter (Pharaoh), Nicolos Colicos, Aubrey Woods, Paul Tomkinson, Patrick Clancy, Nadia Strahan 

Commentaire:

This was a much enlarged and re-thought production given “the full works” and had a very long run of some two and a half years. During the run Jason Donovan was replaced by Philip Schofield.  (plus) 

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Show Boat (Return Engagement)
Joué durant  2 mois

  (77 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 13 mars 1991
Dernière: sam 18 mai 1991


Metteur en scène:
Ian Judge •  
Chorégraphe:
Lindsay Dolan •  
Avec:

Sally Burgess/Marilyn Cutts (Julie), Peter Savidge/Richard Halton (Ravenal), Janis Kelly/ Jan Hartley Morris (Magnolia), Bruce Hubbard (Joe), Geoffrey Hutchings, Margaret Courtenay, Philip Gould, Karla Bums, Anna Daventry 

Commentaire:

This was a return visit of the same production which had played the Palladium for 9 weeks in 1990. In the interim - and following - it would be on a UK tour.  (plus) 

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Show Boat (Revival)
Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

  (76 représentations)

Première preview: mer 25 juillet 1990
Première: mer 01 août 1990
Dernière: sam 22 septembre 1990


Metteur en scène:
Ian Judge •  
Chorégraphe:
Lindsay Dolan •  
Avec:

Like most productions using opera singers, the roles were alternated: Sally Burgess/Marilyn Cutts (Julie), Peter Savidge/Richard Halton (Ravenal), Janis Kelly/ Jan Hartley Morris (Magnolia), Bruce Hubbard (Joe), Geoffrey Hutchings, Margaret Courtenay, Philip Gould, Karla Burns, Anna Daventry 

Commentaire:

This was a joint production between the RSC and Opera North and played a nine week season at the Palladium prior to a national tour.  (plus) 

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Singin' in the Rain (Revival)
Joué durant  4 mois 3 semaines

  (164 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: jeu 29 juin 1989
Dernière: sam 18 novembre 1989


Metteur en scène:
Tommy Steele •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Tommy Steele (Don Lockwood), Bunny May {Cosmo Brown), Danielle Carson (Kathy Selden), Sarah Payne (Lina Lamont), Graham Hoad ley (Roscoe Dexter) 

Commentaire:

This production had been on tour and had finished a long season at Manchester. It was due to play a 3 month season at the Palladium starring Tim Flavin, but Tim Flavin had an accident during rehearsals resulting in a fracture to his foot. Tommy Steele agreed to step in at the last moment. The original 13 weeks was extended due to the popularity of the show, but had to finish on November 18th because of other Palladium commitments.  (plus) 

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Ziegfeld (Original)
Joué durant  5 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar 26 avril 1988
Dernière: sam 01 octobre 1988


Metteur en scène:
Joe Layton •  
Chorégraphe:
Joe Layton •  
Avec:

Len Cariou (.Florenz Ziegfeld), Louise Gold (Goldie), Jaynee & Michelle Jordan (The Dolly Sisters), Fabienne Guyon {Anna Held), Aliki Georgiou (Lillian Lorraine), Haydn Gwynne (Billie Burke), Amanda Rickard (Marilyn Miller) 

Commentaire:

Although the major revamp occurred on 2 August 1988. There had been a mini-revamp on the 16 May 1988, when Len Cariou resigned, and was replaced (at that afternoon’s matinee) as Ziegfeld by his understudy Marc Urquhart (until Topol took over the role on 2 August 1988). Meanwhile on the same day, director Joe Layton was replaced by Tommy Steele. In addition there were endless changes throughout the show’s infamous seven month run.

According to The Guinness Book Of Records, Ziegfeld’s losses of around £3 million are equal to those of King (a musical about Martin Luther King that ran for 6 weeks in London ending on 2 June 1990), and are the joint second greatest theatrical losses. First place for this record goes to Carrie produced in New York in May 1988, which lost around £4.2 million.  (plus) 

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Cage aux Folles (La) (Revival)
Joué durant  8 mois 4 semaines

  (301 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 07 mai 1986
Dernière: sam 31 janvier 1987


Metteur en scène:
Arthur Laurents •  
Chorégraphe:
Scott Salmon •  
Avec:

Denis Quilley (Georges), George Hearn (Albin), Jonathan Morris (Jean-Michel), Wendy Roe (Anne), Brian Glover (Edouard Dindon), Julia Sutton (Mme Dindon), Phyllida Law (Jacqueline), Donald Waugh (Jacob) 

Commentaire:

Based on the 1973 play by Jean Poiret, this was a huge risk - Broadway’s first ever gay musical. The first-night audience seemed a little shocked by the opening chorus of transvestite Cagelles, but dutifully applauded. Then came the crunch: a “love scene” between two men, Georges and Albin – openly expressed with physical contact. There were nervous titters. It was dicey, but George Hearn and Gene Barry played as though they were alone with their love. And then Gene sang, so simply, so truly, a love ballad. The audience cheered and applauded.
They were applauding the song, of course, but this applause was an historical moment in musical theatre history. This was the very moment when a gay relationship was accepted on equal terms with every other boy-girl relationship in the world of musical comedy. More followed when, at the end of the first act, Albin, dressed as a drag queen, sang “I Am What I Am”. If he was scared, he didn’t show it. In the wings the whole company was in tears. Much of the audience was in tears. This was another historical moment: a plea for tolerance and liberation, and one that didn’t fall on deaf ears. Broadway’s first “gay musical” turned out to be a 1,176 performance mega-hit.
And yet the London production ran just nine months: the gay bits were not going to shock a London audience. London had seen it all before.  (plus) 

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Singin' in the Rain (Revival)   
Joué durant  2 ans 3 mois

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: jeu 30 juin 1983
Dernière: sam 28 septembre 1985


Metteur en scène:
Tommy Steele •  
Chorégraphe:
Peter Gennaro •  
Avec:

Tommy Steele (Don Lockwood), Roy Castle (Cosmo Brown), Danielle Carson (Kathy Seiden), Sarah Payne (Lina Lamont), Matt Zimmerman (Roscoe Dexter), Joyce Carpenter (Miss Ginsmore), Kalman Glass, Shealagh Dennis 

Commentaire:

Based on the MGM motio picture screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, this was the story of movie-making in the 1920s at the time when Hollywood switched from silents to talkies, re-created almost exactly as in the classic film and centred around the spectacular “Singin’ in the Rain” number. This was a great success at the Palladium and ran for over two years. Later cast changes included Bunny May as Cosmo Brown and Graham Hoadley as Roscoe.  (plus) 

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Barnum (Original)
Joué durant  1 an 7 mois 4 semaines

  (655 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: jeu 11 juin 1981
Dernière: sam 05 février 1983


Metteur en scène:
Joe Layton •  
Chorégraphe:
Joe Layton •  
Avec:

Michael Crawford (P.T.Barnum), Deborah Grant (Charity Barnum), William C. Witter (Ringmaster), Christopher Beck (Tom Thumb), Sarah Payne (Jenny Lind) 

Commentaire:

This was a great personal success for Jim Dale in the Broadway production, followed by Michael Crawford in London. A new production opened in Manchester in 1984 at the Manchester Opera House and ended its tour at the Victoria Palace in 1986.  (plus) 

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King and I (The) (Revival)
Joué durant  

  (538 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar 12 juin 1979
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
Yuriko •  
Chorégraphe:
Jerome Robbins •  
Avec:

Virginia McKenna (Anna), Yul Brynner (King), Hye-Young Choi (Lady Thiang), June Angela (Tuptim), Marty Rhone (Lun Tha) 

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Golden Boy (Original London)
Joué durant  

  (118 représentations)

Première preview: mar 04 juin 1968
Première: mar 04 juin 1968
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
Arthur Penn •  
Chorégraphe:
Donald McKayle •  
Avec:

Sammy Davis, Jr. (Joe Wellington), Gloria De Haven (Lorna Moon), Lola Falana (Lola), Louis Basile, John Bassette, Tony Catanzaro, Mark Dawson, Altovise Gore, Hilda Haynes, Al Kirk 

Commentaire:

'Golden Boy' was the first proper full musical to ever play the London Palladium.
It only played a short season with Sammy Davis Jnr repeating his New York performance.
The show had many problems prior to opening, the main one being Mr Davis wanted his own musicians in the pit and the British MU fought it but gave in when Mr Davis made his way to the airport and back to the states!
It opened on June 4th 1968,attracted small audiences and closed after just 11 weeks, 118 performances, and the Palladium went back to presenting what it was famous for, big name variety stars!  (plus) 

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