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


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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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
© PA Images / Ian West/PA Wire
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.
© BBC/Guy Levy
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