Monday, 25 November 2013

Happy Days the musical signs a Sugababe, a Bucks Fizz star, a former Emmerdale actor - and The Fonz





Happy Days the musical signs a Sugababe, a Bucks Fizz star, a former Emmerdale actor - and The Fonz

Cheryl Baker, Ben Freeman and Heidi Range will appear in a stage version of the hit 50s-set US sitcom, with Henry Winkler as a consultant





Happy Days the musical signs a Sugababe, a Bucks Fizz star, a former Emmerdale actor - and The Fonz

Written By
James Barber
Happy Days are here again for fans of both musicals and one of the most influential TV comedies of all time…
Yes, the show that made “The Fonz” a household name, and starred the now Academy Award winning director Ron Howard, has been reincarnated as a musical for British audiences.
The stage show will embark on a 24-week UK-wide tour next January, with the maiden performance taking place at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Confirmed stars include Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker, ex-Emmerdale actor Ben Freeman and former Sugababes singer Heidi Range.
Happy Days devotees will be pleased to know that the production is written by Garry Marshall, creator of the original US TV series, and that Henry Winkler, aka Fonzie, is on board as creative consultant.
The project has been made possible by harnessing the show’s popularity through the increasingly common option of crowd-funding. This method of finance has certainly worked for Zach Braff, who used it to secure $2 million for his film Wish I Was Here, and helped get a movie version of American detective drama Veronica Mars off the ground.
The usual incentives for investing in a crowd-fund project tend to be non-fiscal rewards such as copies of scripts or bundles of merchandise, but the Happy Days musical has decided to break away from the norm by allowing donating fans a share of the profits.
With its idealised 1950s-style small town setting, Happy Days ran for a decade between 1974 and 1984, following the expoits of mechanic, chick magnet and all-round cool guy Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli and his high school friends, including Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham.

5 questions with Amelle Berrabah - myportiswaspsays

SATURDAY, 17 AUGUST 2013


5 questions with Amelle Berrabah

A guilty pleasure you can't seem to quit? 
Drinking coffee, I have to have a coffee every morning to keep me going all day.

Which flavour of ice cream best describes your personality? 
Strawberry because I have a bright personality.

Which item of clothing in your closet gets most wear and why? 
My Adidas high top trainers because they're comfortable and I can match them with most of my clothes.


A song that makes your heart skip a beat? 
Damien Rice - 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'

If the world were coming to an end and you were allowed one last kiss, who would be lucky enough to land on your lips? 
Tom Hardy – he's hot! 

Thanks Amelle!

Amelle has teamed up with Adam J and Nightcrashers for new dance single 'Love Is All We Need' which is out this Monday.  I don't know about you wasps, but sounds to me like this Sugababe has quite a promising solo career in front of her.

Amelle Berrabah’s Lipsy Lace Maxi Dress - femalefirst

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Amelle Berrabah’s Lipsy Lace Maxi Dress

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The Sugababes member showed off her killer curves in a stunning Lipsy Lace Bandage Maxi Dress and finished off the look with bold red lips.
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Sugababe Jade Ewen for Rod Stewart musical 'Tonight's The Night' + Full Tour dates

Sugababe Jade Ewen for Rod Stewart musical 'Tonight's The Night' - Digital Spy

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Sugababe Jade Ewen has been cast in Ben Elton's Rod Stewart musical Tonight's The Night.

The new tour opens at Manchester's Palace Theatre on January 20, 2014, having previously premiered in the West End in 2003.

Jade Ewen at the UK premiere of 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' in Leicester Square
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Jade Ewen


Elton's book is accompanied by more than 20 Stewart songs, including 'Tonight's The Night', 'Hot Legs', 'Baby Jane', 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy', 'Maggie May', 'This Old Heart Of Mine', 'I Don't Wanna Talk About It', 'Ooh La La', 'Some Guys Have All The Luck', 'Forever Young' and 'Sailing'

Stewart said: "In the past, any ideas for musicals revolving around my songs just didn't work for me.

"It was only when we were approached to do Tonight's The Night that the idea really took off. I'm absolutely thrilled that this great show is touring the UK again."

Rod Stewart performing on the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 launch show.
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Rod Stewart


Elton added: "Rod is such a totally unique artist. I initially approached him about a musical because his songs are all about storytelling and I felt that a great story could grow from them."

Starring alongside Ewen are Michelle Antrobus, Joshua Dever, Amy Diamond, Rosie Fletcher, Rosie Heath, Sinead Long, Tom Millen, Darryl Paul, Ricky Rojas, Spin and Lindsey Tierney.

Ewen will play the role of Dee Dee up until April 26 at the Milton Keynes Theatre, at which point she will be replaced in the cast.

The full tour dates are as follows:
  • January 20 - 25 - Manchester Palace Theatre
  • January 27 - February 1 - Liverpool Empire
  • February 3 - 8 - Torquay Princess
  • February 10 - 15 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
  • February 17 - 22 - Edinburgh Playhouse
  • February 24 - March 1 - Birmingham Alexandra
  • March 3 - 8 - Aylesbury Waterside
  • March 10 - 15 - Brighton Theatre Royal
  • March 17 - 22 - New Wimbledon Theatre
  • March 24 - 29 - Stoke Regent Theatre
  • March 31 - April 5 - Sunderland Empire
  • April 14 - 19 - Bromley Churchill Theatre
  • April 21 - 26 - Milton Keynes Theatre

  • April 28 - May 3 - York Grand Opera House
  • May 12 - 17 - Derry Millennium Forum
  • May 19 - 24 - Aberdeen His Majestys
  • May 26 - 31 - Sheffield Lyceum
  • June 2 - 14 - Glasgow Kings
  • June 16 - 21 - Nottingham Theatre Royal
  • June 23 - July 5 - Bristol Hippodrome
  • July7 - 12 - Oxford New Theatre
  • July 14 - 19 - Norwich Theatre Royal
  • July 21 - July 26 - Woking New Victoria Theatre
  • July 27 - August 2 - Canterbury Marlow Theatre

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Heidi Range singing Bird In Flight, a demo track Pre-Sugababes from 1998/99

Heidi Range - Bird In Flight



Published on 28 Jul 2013
So this is an old unreleased demo track called Bird In Flight, it has to be from circa 1998/1999 when Heidi was just 15 years old, way before her time with the Sugababes wich she joined in August 2001. This track is taken from Love This Records (digital reissue campaign) and produced by Mike Stock(Aitken and Waterman).

More photos of Amelle at the Global Gift Gala dinner and auction event

Amelle at the Global Gift Gala dinner and auction event in London at the ME Hotel on November 20, 2013.




















Friday, 22 November 2013

Rod Stewart inspired musical Tonight's The Night will be starring Jade Ewen

Friday, 22 November 2013



Casting announced for Tonight's The Night UK Tour

Casting has been announced for the upcoming UK Tour of Tonight's The Night, a musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart. The tour, which begins in January 2014, will star Sugababe Jade Ewen as Dee Dee up until 26th April 2014. 

The production will also star: Michael McKell reprising his role as Stoner (until 26th April ), Ben Heathcote (Mamma Mia!, Three Musketeers) as Stuart, Jenna Lee-James (We Will Rock You, Joseph) as Mary, Tiffany Graves (We Will Rock You, Sweet Charity) reprising her role as Satan/Baby Jane, Andy Rees (Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line) as Rocky and Craig Mather (Les Miserables) as alternate Stuart.

The cast also features: Michelle Antrobus, Joshua Dever, Amy Diamond, Rosie Fletcher, Rosie Heath, Sinead Long, Tom Millen, Darryl Paul, Ricky Rojas, Spin and Lindsey Tierney.

Tonight's The Night premiered in the West End in 2003 before touring the UK. With a book by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton (We Will Rock You), Tonight's The Night features over 20 classic Rod Stewart hits including: Tonight's the Night, Hot Legs, Baby Jane, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Maggie May, This Old Heart of Mine, I Don't Wanna Talk About It, Ooh La La, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Forever Young and Sailing.

The tour will open at Manchester's Palace Theatre on 20th January 2014, followed by dates in cities including Liverpool, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Bristol.

Rod Stewart said: "In the past, any ideas for musicals revolving around my songs just didn't work for me. It was only when we were approached to do 'Tonight's The Night' that the idea really took off. I'm absolutely thrilled that this great show is touring the UK again."

Ben Elton said: "Rod is such a totally unique artist. I initially approached him about a musical because his songs are all about storytelling and I felt that a great story could grow from them."

Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, the show tells the story of Stu, a shy young man, so tongue tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, that legendary rock n' roll vagabond Rod Stewart! One night our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod's. It seems like a good idea at the time but he's is about to find out the hard way that you can't find true love using another man's moves and that devil or no devil, there's only one Rod Stewart!

Jade Ewen is best known as a member of Brit girl-band Sugababes, attaining two UK top 10 singles with the group. Jade also represented the UK at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest performing the Andrew Lloyd Webber penned 'It's My Time', achieving fifth place, making her the most successful British Eurovision act since 2002. On stage Jade has appeared as Young Nala in The Lion King and Curly in Whistle Down the Wind, and television credits include Casualty, The Bill, Steffi and Splash!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sugababe Amelle Berrabah cuts a curvy figure at Global Gift Gala in cleavage revealing black lace dress

Pert and proud: Sugababe Amelle Berrabah cuts a curvy figure at Global Gift Gala in cleavage revealing black lace dress

She shot to fame as the petite member of girl group Sugababes, but since then the singer has become know for her washboard abs and killer curves.
And on Tuesday evening Amelle Berrabah showcased both of these as she attended the Global Gift Gala at ME London, which raises funds for charities helping women and children worldwide.
Not afraid to show off her fabulous figure  the 29-year-old picked a flattering black dress as she took the red carpet.
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Curvy beauty: Sugababes member Amelle Berrabah chooses a figure hugging black dress for The 4th Annual Global Gift Gala held at ME hotel
Curvy beauty: Sugababes member Amelle Berrabah chooses a figure hugging black dress for The 4th Annual Global Gift Gala held at ME hotel
Looking sensation the singer appeared in high spirits as she did her bit for the good cause at the event hosted by Eva Longoria.
Black lace cupped the singers cleavage, with the stretch fabric emphasizing her slim waist and very pert bottom, which she proudly displayed for the cameras. 
Amelle wore her shoulder length brunette hair styled in a flicks away from her face, matched with red lipstick, a smudge of black eyeliner and neutral make up.  
Lady in black: Amelle cuts a very curvy figure in tight dress which revealed her pert derriere
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Lady in black: Amelle cuts a very curvy figure in tight dress which revealed her pert derriere at the gala
The Global Gift Gala is has been organised to raise funds for charities helping women and children worldwide.
The charities supported at the gala include the Eva Longoria Foundation, which the actress founded in 2012 to help Latin women through education and entrepreneurship.
Eva, who is one of the organisers for the event, is also the founder of Eva's Heroes, which works with disabled children.
Undercut: Amelle displayed a fierce yet feminine undercut on the red carpet
Undercut: Amelle displayed a fierce yet feminine undercut on the red carpet
Black hourglass: Amelle showed off her perfectly proportioned figure at the 4th Annual Global Gift Gala
Black hourglass: Amelle showed off her perfectly proportioned figure at the 4th Annual Global Gift Gala

The event is co-hosted by Pixie Lott's model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire, with tickets costing £1,000 and tables from £5,000-£15,000.
Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Scherzinger were also in attendance.
Amelle is reportedly currently working on her first solo album which is due to be released early next year.
Strike a pose: Amelle poses for the cameras looking ladylike outside the ME hotel
Strike a pose: Amelle poses for the cameras looking ladylike outside the ME hotel


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