JOHN WILL PERFORM A NUMBER OF SOLO CONCERTS IN WALES IN JUNE
After a string of hugely successful sold out shows to thousands of fans in Japan and South Korea, UK audiences will finally get to see John perform the same exciting live show this summer when he tours Wales in June. He plays four dates across Wales to promote his new album Bring Hime Home: A Musical Collection and will perform with a full band under the musical direction of John Quirk. He'll also be joined for the whole tour by special guest Vikki Bebb and as an added bonus there will be extra guests for each venue! In Treorchy he'll be joined by Allegra Choir, in Aberystwyth he'll be joined by Cor Meibion Machynlleth, in Rhyl he'll be joined by opera singer Rhys Meirion and in Blackwood he'll be joined by a choir made up of students of the CBC Drindrod Dewi Sant Performance Course in Cardiff. To get tickets please go HERE
JOHN RECENTLY APPEARED IN LONDON IN THE MUSICAL "THE WILD PARTY"
John played the role of Burrs in Michael John La Chiusa's "The Wild Party" at The Other Palace Theatre in London between February and April 2017.
The musical, with a thrilling jazz infused score by prolific composer Michael John LaChiusa and a book by writer George C. Wolfe, tells the story of a debauched evening in the company of Burrs and Queenie, two vaudeville performers in 1920's New York who throw a wild party to inject some life into their failing relationship. A crazy evening filled with colourful characters ensues but ultimately ends in tragedy...
Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, the show was the inaugural production at The Other Palace Theatre (formerly St. James Theatre) which was recently launched by Andrew Lloyd Webber as a home for new musical theatre writing in the UK.
Appearing alongside John in the show were Tony award winners Frances Ruffelle (original cast of Les Miserables) and Donna McKechnie (original casts of A Chorus Line and Company) and an incredible ensemble of some of the best performers in British musical theatre today.
JOHN SET TO PLAY LEADING ROLE IN BRAND NEW MUSICAL "TIGER BAY"
John recently created the role of John Crichton-Stuartthe 3rd Marquess of Bute in a tale set in Cardiff's Tiger Bay area. The show is an epic new musical set in the docks of Cardiff at the tail end of the 19th century, a time when coal was king. Filled with rousing music and a cast of unforgettable characters, Tiger Bay is a universal story of courage, reconciliation and love. Directed by Tony and Olivier award nomineeMelly Still and choreographed by Kenneth Tharp OBE, the show is a co-production between Capetown Opera and The Wales Millennium Centre. It rehearsed in Capetown in April and May with performances at the Artscape Theatre on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th May. The show will transfer to the UK later in the year where it will run at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff for performances from 14th to 25th November.
With book and lyrics by Michael Williams and an original score by Daf James under the musical direction of David Mahoney (who collaborated with John on 2015's Broadway to the Bay concerts) the show promises to be a spectacular musical journey into the life of this vibrant area of Cardiff and it's melting pot of different cultures, at a turning point in the history of Wales and its people.
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JOHN RETURNS TO PERFORM IN NORTH AMERICA IN SEPTEMBER 2017
After a successful stint on Broadway in 2016, John will return to North America to perform solo concerts for the very first time!
He will make his debut appearance at renowned cabaret venue 'Feinstein's 54 Below' in Manhattan, New York City on 6th September 2017. This one-off event will feature a special guest or two and will include some material John has never before performed live. This legendary venue is located on 54th Street in the heart of New York's Theatre district and regularly features the very best in talent from Broadway and beyond. There are only a small amount of tickets available so book now! For tickets go HERE
John will also appear at the North American Festival of Wales in Rochester, New York on Saturday September 2nd.
The festival began in 1929 when over 4,000 people gathered at Niagara Falls for the first National Gymanfa Ganu. It became the largest gathering of the Welsh and their descendants in North America. The festival is held in a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend, and this year will take place in Rochester, upstate New York.
John will sing alongside the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at the festival's gala performance in the Performance Hall of Rochester's Hochstein School of Music & Dance. Tickets and more information about the festival can be found HERE
JOHN APPEARED AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL, LONDON ON MARCH 12th 2017
John joined theatre critic and writer Mark Shenton for a special interview as part of Mark's West End Chat series. John spent a very enjoyable hour being interviewed by Mark about his life and career so far. To the delight of the sold out crowd, John finished the interview with a performance of Bring Him Home (of course!)
★★★★ “full of raunchy wit and rage and rue” The Independent
★★★★ “Gin, skin, sin and fun” Evening Standard
★★★★ “The entire cast thrills and chills” The Stage