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It's one of the most iconic television shows in history and one that no amount of reruns can ruin.  

And with a Friends reunion still uncertain this looks like it will be perfect for those eager fans who want their fix.

To celebrate the sitcom's 25th anniversary, Friendsical, written by Miranda Larson, will open at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham in July.

It is a parody based on our favourite characters Joey, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Ross.

The production will travel the nation, playing in cities like Newcastle, Blackpool, Southampton, and Croydon.

This plot for the play goes as follows: ''When Ross’ wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life…will he end up with his one true love?''

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It continues, ''Joey and the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention and there’ll be original songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me? When Were You Under Me?’''

It sounds AMAZING.

The full casting and crew for Friendsical will be announced soon but in the meantime, we're going to re-watch every episode to get geared up for this fantastic show. 

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We really needed news like this in our lives right now, with all the negative news swirling around our auras, sucking the healthy energy from us.

All we want is a cleanse, and Taylor has delivered once again.

Not alone has she given fans her Reputation tour documentary on Netflix (breathtaking, BTW), she has now confirmed her role in the brand new Cats movie. MEOW GAL.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The singer posed next to a sign plastered with her character’s name, Bombalurina, and captioned it with a simple 'Meow'. Needless to say, the post garnered over one million likes in a matter of hours.

We. Are. Purring.

The Delicate singer will be starring alongside James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen and Rebel Wilson in the upcoming movie, developed by Working Title.

Her co-star Idris Elba, who is clearly Team Tay-Tay, is already singing her praises.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The duo took to the Golden Globes stage together to present a few weks ago, with the Luther star saying she "has got chops" and "holds her own". Damn right she does.

Elba spoke about working with the multi-talented artist;

"Taylor and I have known each other for a couple of years and we’re cool you know. She’s a good girl; she’s a great artist and she’s got a really great heart," he said.

"I’m so excited to work with her in this film, she’s going to be amazing." Obvi?

Taylor has been candidly dating actor Joe Alwyn for the last two years, maybe she'll get some acting tips off her beau?

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Broadway is about to get a whole lot more romantic; it's been announced that The Notebook, AKA the most heart-string tugging film/novel of all time, is coming to the stage as a musical.

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson shared the news on NBC's Today Show yesterday, and revealed that she has been developing the musical for over a year.

The 2004 movie starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and sparked a real-life love story between the pair as well as love blossoming on-screen.

The original novel was published in 1996 and shot Sparks to fame.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A producer on the NBC family drama This Is Us is writing the show, Bekah Brunstetter, and it will be a collaboration between her and Nicholas Sparks; the novel's original author.

The writer posted his delight on Twitter, saying that he is "thrilled" to be part of the team who will adapt the story to the stage.

The story follows a young couple in the 1940s who fall hopelessly and passionately in love, but are forced to part ways after turbulence between her family and Gosling's character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They later reconnect, and the tale flicks between the 20th century and modern day, where the protagonist chronicles how time has impacted their lives in a tragic way.

Despite mediocre initial film reviews, the movie became a smash hit which has remained iconic in the romantic-drama genre.

Gosling and McAdams were relatively unknown at the time of filming, but their chemistry was undeniably. The pair met on set, and dated from 2005 until 2007, and again in 2008 before splitting up for good. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Casting news has yet to be revealed, and no opening date has been announced for the Broadway show.

More recently, movies such as Pretty Woman and Mean Girls have been adapted to the stage.

We can't wait to see the show, it's sure to bring the romance.

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I have a confession to make… I have seen Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again three times. I know, I know, there are so many incredible movies out at the moment, but there’s something about this cheesy film that I just can’t resist.

Sure, it is pretty cringe-worthy and goofy, but the touching storyline of Sophie and her family trying to cope with the loss of Donna really tugs at your heart strings.

Seeing the adventures of young Donna unfold on screen was really moving and extremely enjoyable because I was madly in love with the three actors playing young Sam, Bill and Harry.

Okay, maybe the main reason I keep going to see this film is Josh Dylan, but it is also the friendship, the setting (take me to Greece now, please) and glorious duo that is Julie Walters and Christine Baranski.

I promised myself I wouldn’t go see the movie a fourth time, however, when I spotted this upcoming event I broke that promise instantly.

The Lighthouse Cinema is hosting a sing-along screening of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and I will without a doubt be there singing (badly) along to every single word of every single song.

“One of the most popular films of Summer 2018 returns for a one day only Sing-Along event! Not that you'll need any encouragement singing ABBA songs but feel free to give it loads.”

“Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.”

The screening takes place on September 16 and tickets are available here.

 

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This is the dream musical event. What else would you do on a Sunday evening other than sing (badly) along to Waterloo and stuff your face with popcorn?

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Sundays are all fun and games until reality hits and you have to get yourself organised for another week of work. The Sunday night fear is something we all experience, but fear not, we have the perfect solution that is bound to lift your spirits tonight.

If anything is going to bring a smile to yourself tonight it’s a musical. Sometimes all you need is to curl up on the sofa and watch Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried sing and dance to ABBA’s greatest hits.

Forget about your 6am start and watch Donna and the Dynamos shimmy to Dancing Queen. Ignore the fact that you have a mountain of unwashed dishes in the sink and prance around your living room to Voulez Vous. Boost your ego by listening to Pierce Brosnan singing SOS (God loves a trier.)

RTÉ 1 are making our Sunday night a hell of a lot better by showing Mamma Mia at 9.30 pm tonight.

The movie is one of our all time favourites. We know it’s cheesy, but it’s the ultimate feel-good movie.

Mamma Mia is a musical/rom-com that will make your heart feel warm, leave your sides hurting from laughing and turn you into a blubbering mess all within the space of 109 minutes. 

It follows the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) who has grown up not knowing who her father was, but as her wedding day approaches, she wants her dad to be there to give her away.

She takes matters into her own hands and invites her mum's (Meryl Streep) three former lovers- Harry (Colin Firth), Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) and Sam (Pierce Brosnan)- to the wedding. One of the three men is her father, and Sophie believes if she gets to know them she’ll find out who her dad is.

Mamma Mia is on RTÉ1 tonight at 9.30 pm.

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New York had Studio 54, Paris has The Moulin Rouge and Manchester had The Hacienda but ALL of Ireland has Copper Face Jacks and now this Club Of Clubs is getting its very own all-singing, all-dancing musical.

The producers of ANGLO: The Musical are proud to present the world premiere of Paul Howard’s latest comedy masterpiece, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical. 

Opening in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday 5th Of July, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is a celebration of a club that started out life as something of a Culchie Embassy in Dublin.

It has since been embraced by its home city, because regardless of your county colours you’ll always find a welcome (and a slow-set plus a nurse…and if you're lucky both together) in the club that has become synonymous with having a good time for three generations of Irish night clubbers. 

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is written by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard and is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl, who’s moved to the big smoke for her dream job in The VHI, ends up falling head over her flat-shoes with a true blue Dublin team member.

Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker? Only time, some great tunes, a cast of puppets and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell.

Speaking about the show Paul said, “Once you hear the name Copper Face Jacks: The Musical it’s impossible not to want to make it happen. We’ve been talking about it for a few years now so it’s brilliant to think in just a few months it will be up and running. I hope we can do this very special venue justice…whilst I also secretly dream of a day when this work is on the Leaving Certificate”.

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is the second in Paul Howard’s trilogy of puppet based musicals, with his third Dermot Bannon: The Opera due to open in a soon to be built Bannon designed glass box extension on The Abbey Theatre sometime in 2023. 

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is produced by Kite Entertainment and Verdant Productions in association with the Olympia Theatre. Original Concept Created by Darren Smith with Paul Howard. Producers will announce the cast in the coming months.

Tickets from €28 plus booking fee will go on sale this Friday 2 March 2018 from Ticketmaster.ie.

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A musical celebrating the life of Amy Winehouse could be hitting London's West End sooner rather than later.

According to The Sun, Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer, spoke about the possibility at a recent Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala.

“A musical celebrating her life and music is being talked about for the near future, “ he said.

“It is something I’d really like to happen and I’ve said I’m happy for it to go ahead.”

The stage show would be a high-quality West End production which would show Amy “for what she was.”

“There’s so much more to her than just the drugs and the alcohol,” he added.

“We want to do something positive about how she developed her music.”

“What we don’t hear is that she was clean of drugs for three years when she died.”

The Rehab singer, who struggled with drug and alcohol dependence throughout her adult life, died of alcohol poisoning at her home in London on July 23, 2011.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is a charitable organisation, set up by the singer's family, which helps young people combat drug and alcohol abuse.

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What better story for a musical than the story of Cher's life?

She's a total goddess so it's no wonder her life story is set to debut on Broadway next year.

The singer tweeted the news last night, saying: "Just got off the phone w/Writer & Director of musical.

"There will be a performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers. It'll be on Broadway 2018."

According to the New York PostCher: The Musical chronicles the star's life beginning with her upbringing in Los Angeles. 

It'll go on to show how she met Sonny Bono in 1962 and went on to become one of the most famous pop duos of the time.

 

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With the couple divorcing in 1975, Cher went on to have a phenomenal solo career, which will also be depicted in the musical.

The show had a try-out in January, and after Cher wrote: "I sobbed & laughed, & I was prepared to not like it. Audience clapped after songs, & gave a standing ovation."

The musical will features several of Cher's hits including I Got You Babe, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, Take Me Home, Believe and If I Could Turn Back Time

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Saved by the Bell was our all time favourite TV show.

We fancied Zack; wanted to be Kelly; lusted after Lisa's clothes and hoped to have Jessie's brains someday.

But now, the producer of the show wants to turn it into a musical… but it seems like it's only in the very early production stages.

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Peter Engel told TMZ that he wanted Justin Bieber to play the lead role of Zack, but unfortunately the Biebs is too old now.

Plus, did they really think they'd get JB to do a musical?!

And as for the original cast, Peter said "They won't come back. They're all so busy. They're old enough to be the teachers now.

"Hopefully they'll come to the show… I know they will."

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As for a writer for the musical, Peter says he has some big names in mind.

"I went to some of the top writers like Lynn Mamet because he's a huge Bell fan. Anything he could help us with because he's brilliant."

So, a Saved by the Bell musical could actually be happening.

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Stop everything.

Rumours of a Friends reunion have been circulating for years, and now our prayers have finally been answered.

Friends! The Musical is happening.

Yes, that’s right. Prepare to get up close and personal with some of television's most loved characters –Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey and Chandler are back, only this time they’ll be live on stage, belting out a tune or two.

According to The Huffington Post, the song list includes some hilariously titled hits such as:

  • We Were on a Break!

  • How You Doing, Ladies?

  • The Only Coffee Shop in New York City

  • Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!

  • Could I BE Any More… in Love with Monica?

  • We’ll Always Be There For You

Although the show is not officially endorsed by the creators of the sitcom, the script will focus entirely on the original gang and is set to include some of their most memorable hijinks.

The stage show was written by Bob and Tobly McSmith who have had off-Broadway success with their musical parodies of 90210 and Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Friends! The Musical will open in New York’s Triad Theater this autumn, and with no further shows scheduled, we can only wait in hope that the spectacle will make it across the pond!   

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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If you're one of the millions who still knows the lyrics to My Lovely Horse off by heart, you may need to sit down before reading on.

According to emerging reports, the people behind our beloved Fr Ted are not adverse to the notion of bringing Craggy Island, and the folk who populate it, to the big stage.

Speaking to the Sunday Business Post, the show's creator, Graham Linehan, acknowledged that the transition would have to facilitate a fairly whopper storyline.

"It would have to be about Ted becoming Pope, or some weird succession thing that means Ted’s next in line. It would have to be substantial and big," he argued.

"I think there is an argument you could make a Ted musical where you really go for the jugular and you get all the things people loved about it, all the innocence and all the sweetness, but introduce a harder edge."

Anyone else see Graham Norton reprising the role of Fr. Noel Furlong for this one?!

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After the success of La La Land, it looks like musicals are about to become a bit more main stream this year…

And, a new musical has been bought by Fox which will tell the story of Pharrell Williams' life.

The project, named Atlantis, has been described as a Romeo and Juliet type story with a musical element, inspired by Pharrell's young years in Virginia Beach.

 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Mayer, who is known for his Broadway work on Spring Awakening (which he won a Tony for) and American Idiot, is attached to direct while, Martin Hynes, who is currently writing Toy Story 4, is said to be writing the script.

We could be super naive here, but does Pharrell have a majorly dramatic back-story that we don't know about?!

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here! 

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