Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

When Green Day released American Idiot back in 2004, they went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide and were catapulted from being in the pop-punk ‘minority’ to an unanticipated level of mainstream success. Billie Joe Armstrong, clad in his signature black-shirt-red-tie-combo, became somewhat of a rock caricature overnight while sold-out stadium gigs and an extensive merchandise range became the norm. Most surprising of all, though, was the band’s decision to theatricalize the concept album…

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Lana Del Rey developing Broadway musical

Lana Del Rey developing Broadway musical

US singer Lana Del Rey has revealed that she is developing a Broadway musical. The Video Games hitmaker made the announcement during an interview with French fashion magazine L’Officiel. Answering a fan question about whether she would ever write or direct her own “feature-length or short film”, she said: “I thought about writing a biopic about someone that wasn’t real. “Actually, I was asked to write a musical, which I’ve started. It was for Broadway,” added…

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Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Hollyoaks star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac will lead the cast of Sunset Boulevard when it arrives in Edinburgh this later this year. The actor, who has previously performed in both Wicked and Legally Blonde, has been cast as male lead Joe Gillis in the upcoming UK tour of the popular musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning production of Sunset Boulevard, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 3 October, tells the…

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Wicked to fly back to Edinburgh

Wicked to fly back to Edinburgh

It has been confirmed that Wicked will fly back into Edinburgh for a limited run next summer. The musical, which was seen by more than 175,000 people when it took up residence in the Capital back in 2014, will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse for five weeks from Tuesday 8, May until Saturday, 9 June 2018. Based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel, the Broadway and West End phenomenon tells the incredible untold story of Oz’s…

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