5 February 2016
Dreamgirls will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and will star Amber Riley as ‘Effie White’ in the West End production. Performances start November 2016 at London's Savoy Theatre. Tickets will go on sale spring 2016.
5 February 2016
Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer’s “exhilarating embrace of a production – Independent” starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and “phenomenal talent – Independent” Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February.
29 January 2016
Acclaimed West End and Broadway producer, Sonia Friedman, has been named Producer of the Year for the second year running at The Stage Awards 2016, becoming the first person to win the award twice.
26 January 2016
Bend It Like Beckham has won ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards.
25 January 2016
Sonia Friedman has been named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential, in a list compiled by The Sunday Times in association with Debrett’s.
13 January 2016
Bend It Like Beckham The Musical recently extended booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 5 March 2016 when the show will then play its final performance at the end of the cast’s year-long contract. Rehearsals began for the critically acclaimed production in March 2015 with a company led by Natalie Dew as Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules. The Producers are currently finalising both national and international touring offers including a tour of India visiting multiple stadia.
11 January 2016
Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, has been named Best Limited Series or TV Movie at the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais in Beverly Hills.
4 January 2016
Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce that the multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period until 28 May 2016.
30 December 2015
Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels and starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, has been named the best television programme of the year by Radio Times.
24 December 2015
Sonia Friedman has been nominated for ‘Producer of the Year’ at The Stage Awards 2016, having previously won the title in 2015.
21 December 2015
Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron.
15 December 2015
The Haunting of Hill House opened to rave reviews last night at Liverpool Playhouse.
"An undoubtedly enjoyable evening."
11 December 2015
As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences into its second year, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Recipient of four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, SUNNY AFTERNOON will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016.
4 December 2015
“If Sheridan Smith was a star before the lights went up on Funny Girl last night, she was twice the star by the time she took the thunderous curtain-call.”
3 December 2015
From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
11 November 2015
The full casting has been announced for The Haunting of Hill House at Liverpool Playhouse. Emily Bevan plays Eleanor and will be joined by Chipo Chung, Jane Guernier, Joseph May and Martin Turner as Dr Montague. The production is a collaboration with Sonia Friedman Productions and HAMMER to create the first major UK stage adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel. The production will play at the Williamson Square venue from Monday 7 December to Saturday 16 January.