JOHN IS CURRENTLY APPEARING IN LONDON IN THE MUSICAL THE WILD PARTY
John is currently playing the role of Burrs in Michael John La Chiusa's "The Wild Party" at The Other Palace Theatre in London until April 1st.
The musical, with a thrilling jazz infused score by prolific composer Michael John LaChiusa and a book by respected 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 is the inaugural production at The Other Palace Theatre (formerly St. James Theatre) which has recently been launched by Andrew Lloyd Webber as a home for new musical theatre writing the UK.
Appearing alongside John in the show are 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. Tickets for this limited run can be found HERE
John will take a part in a special interview with writer and theatre critic Mark Shenton as part of Mark's 'West End Chat' series. John will spend an hour on the afternoon of Sunday 12th March discussing his career and life with Mark and maybe even sing a song or two. Tickets for this intimate one-off are available HERE
JOHN SET TO PLAY LEADING ROLE IN BRAND NEW MUSICAL "TIGER BAY"
John will play the role of John Crichton-Stuart (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, the show is a co-production between Capetown Opera and The Wales Millennium Centre. It will rehearse in Capetown in April and May with performances at the Artscape Theatre on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th May. The show will then transfer to the UK 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 WILL RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA TO PERFORM IN SEPTEMBER 2017
After a successful stint on Broadway in 2016, John will return to North America when he appears at the North American Festival of Wales 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, 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 info can be about the festival can be found HERE