The Olivier Awards are happening on Sunday April 9th at the Royal Albert Hall. It’ll be hosted by the wonderful Jason Manford, and will be broadcast on ITV and live-streamed on Facebook at 8pm on Tuesday 11th April.
The Old Vic production of our new musical, Groundhog Day, is nominated for 8 awards. Also, I am going to be performing a song from the show, backed by the awesome BBC Concert Orchestra and some of the cast of the Old Vic production. Can’t. Bloody. Wait.
There are lots of other performances. Details here.
In other Groundhoggy news… we are 2 weeks into previews at the August Wilson Theatre in New York and audiences are already growing. Here is the Groundhog Day Broadway site if you want tickets. We have our “Opening Night” on April 17th. Scary shit.
What’s more, the Broadway cast has just spent much of last week in the studio recording the show. You can preorder it here. It is – if nothing else – like nothing else you’ve heard.
Having been nominated in all twelve Music Theatre categories, last night Matilda The Musical in Australia won EIGHT Green Room Awards including Outstanding Music Theatre Production!
The Green Room Awards are Melbourne’s premier peer-presented, performing arts industry awards, recognising excellence across the Melbourne theatre industry.
The rest of the wins, across many other categories, are as follows:
Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone Set Design – Rob Howell Costume Design – Rob Howell Sound Design – Simon Baker Music Direction/Supervision – Stephen Amos The Betty Pounder Award for Excellence in Choreography – Peter Darling Direction – Matthew Warchus
The programme airs at 11:35pm on Tuesday 21st March, on Channel ELEVEN and catchup should appear on Tenplay.
UPDATE: Video clips! Unfortunately they’re currently geo-blocked in Australia but they will be cleared now that the show has aired on your shores. So, it’s worth checking back later if you are unable to view them right now. UPDATE TWO: The first one is now available for Australians via Sunrise here.
The CD is available for pre-order from Broadway Records. Currently on sale at $12.99. They ship internationally for $10. (* Now available to pre-order from Amazon internationally too).
Or you can pre-order a digital copy from the various international iTunes stores.
It’s also available digitally from Amazon internationally, for example US Amazon and UK Amazon. Otherwise simply search your Amazon store.
Digital Release Date: April 21st, 2017
Physical Release Date: May 5th, 2017
UPDATE: Two songs are already available to listen to on Spotify and downloadable on iTunes: If I Had My Time Again and Seeing You. You can listen to both on Vevo here.
* The CD is now available for pre-order from Amazon internationally – release date 12th May, 2017.
The full album may not be up on Spotify and the like for some time and we’re still waiting to hear more about the availability of the CD internationally but we’ll further update this blog and/or announce as and when more information comes in.