Musicals

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La La Land musical set to open on Broadway
Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning film will be transformed into a stage show featuring music from the same team

Benjamin Lee

07, Feb, 2023 @5:49 PM

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Pump Up the Volume: can Christian Slater’s teen movie become a musical hit like Heathers?
The 1990 film about high-school rebellion, featuring a jaded late-night DJ, could find a fresh theatre audience in this new age of disillusionment

Chris Wiegand

07, Feb, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Head Over Heels review – Elizabethan romance meets Go-Go’s jukebox musical
This improbable mashup of Philip Sidney’s Arcadia and the pioneering LA rock band has plenty of rhythm but little dramatic jeopardy

Clare Brennan

05, Feb, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: The Boy With Two Hearts, Punchdrunk and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Billy Crystal’s musical about a fading comedian, a female Faustus and a revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Hugh Sheridan: ‘I was overwhelmed with grief – I couldn’t believe that people could turn so quickly’
After a public brawl over his casting in a queer musical, then coming out as non-binary and bisexual, Sheridan has had a tough few years in the spotlight. He talks about what happened and starring in tick, tick… Boom!

Tim Byrne

30, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Bat out of Hell: The Musical review – incoherent Meat Loaf extravaganza saved by spectacular music and confetti cannons
With a barely-there script of stereotypes and shortcuts, the story is no longer the point. Everyone is there for the music – and it is glorious

Cassie Tongue

28, Jan, 2023 @1:47 AM

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Baftas 2023: the full list of nominations
All the films and actors up for awards at the 76th edition of the British Academy film awards

Guardian film

19, Jan, 2023 @12:27 PM

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George Takei’s Allegiance review – shocking history given musical uplift
The Star Trek actor appears in an epic story of Japanese Americans interned after Pearl Harbor but there is never enough emotional force

Arifa Akbar

18, Jan, 2023 @12:18 PM

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Your ultimate Brisbane events guide: what’s on this weekend, and the best things to do through January
Summer in the City is Guardian Australia’s handpicked guide to the best arts, gigs and festivals happening around the country. Here, we’ve selected some highlights for Brisbane in January

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Janine Israel, Anna McGahan and Michael Sun

18, Jan, 2023 @1:53 AM

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The new Matilda musical film is traumatic for child abuse victims. Hollywood must be careful
Emma Thompson’s sadistic Agatha Trunchbull follows in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm, Stephen King and M3gan – but graphic scenes of abuse should not be seen as entertainment

Anonymous

12, Jan, 2023 @9:59 AM

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Mamma Mia! production firm bounces back into profit after Covid slump
Exclusive: Littlestar Services files pre-tax profits of £316,000 after previous year’s £752,000 loss

Alex Lawson

08, Jan, 2023 @1:55 PM

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It’s showtime! Stage sensations to watch out for in 2023
Ross Willis unveils his new play Grim Brenda, Nancy Medina takes over at Bristol Old Vic and Sung Im Her has all the right moves. Here are 10 of theatre’s brightest talents today

Chris Wiegand

03, Jan, 2023 @11:58 AM

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