Posted in Press Releases on 23 April 2013
Nights On Broadway - The Best of the Musicals is brought to you by Tony Denton Promotions. This arena tour is a unique chance to see your favourite musical stars perform the classics from the biggest and best West End shows that include; Les Miserables, Cats, Evita, The Phantom of The Opera, Cabaret, Chicago, The Sound of Music and more. The tour takes in 8 dates with a stop off at Birmingham's LG Arena 26 October.
This tour features the cream of the musical crop - the legendary David Essex, multi million selling classical artist - Hayley Westenra, winner of the first Britain's Got Talent, multi platinum artist - Paul Potts, the grande dame of the west end - Ruthie Henshall and G4's high tenor Jonathan Ansell. In addition to these amazing vocalists, the tour will also feature The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra who will perform with all the artists. This show is a must-see for all fans of musical theatre.
DAVID ESSEX - From hit records to hit musicals David Essex OBE has had one of the most enduring careers in music - lasting over 30 years to date. David has starred in the musicals 'Godspell', 'Evita', 'Footloose' and 'Aspects Of Love'. He also wrote and starred in both 'Mutiny' and 'All The Fun Of The Fair'. His breadth of hits include two No 1's - 'Gonna Make U A Star' and 'Hold Me Close' - other top ten hits include 'Rock On', 'Lamplight', 'Stardust', 'Oh What A Circus', 'Brave New World', 'Silver Dream Machine' and 'A Winter's Tale'. He has starred in the films 'Silver Dream Racer', 'Stardust' and 'That'll Be The Day' amongst others. He recently starred in East Enders as Eddie Moon.
HAYLEY WESTENRA - New Zealander Hayley began performing when she was just 6 years old and at 16 released her debut international album, 'Pure'. It was the fastest selling debut album from a classical artist and reached the Top 10 of the pop charts in 11 countries including the UK. Her albums have sold more than four million copies worldwide. "Pure" was certified double platinum and is the best selling classical album of the 21st Century. She is UNICEF's youngest-ever ambassador and has performed at numerous sporting events around the World including the FA Cup Final in The European Champions League, basketball (the NBA in the US) and Tennis (The Mercedes Cup in Los Angeles). Hayley has sung with Jose Carreras, Bryn Terfel and Andrea Bocelli as well as touring with Il Divo. In 2008 Hayley was awarded the Global Kiwis Young Achiever Award, nominated for Best Album at the Classical Brit Awards and won the Variety Club Showbiz Awards 'Classical Performer of the Year', presented to her by Elaine Paige. Hayley has performed for Her Majesty the Queen on a number of occasions as well as Kings, Princes, Princesses, Presidents, Prime Ministers around the world.
PAUL POTTS - was the first ever 'Britain's Got Talent' winner, he has since performed for hundreds of thousands of people on stages around the world including the Sydney Opera House. He has sung for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and for his idol Jose Carreras. Paul's first album 'One Chance', a critical and commercial success, debuted at number one in 15 countries. His second album 'Passione' was released in 2009 and he has travelled around the world five times, taking him to countries from Australia to Peru to Canada to Switzerland to Hungary and has now sold in excess of seven million albums worldwide. Paul's recently released his third album, 'Cinema Paradiso', which is a movie-themed anthology inspired by his own love of films. Harvey Weinstein has made a movie about Paul's life and rise to stardom, in the movie he is played by James Corden, his mum is played by Julie Walters and also features an appearance by Simon Cowell. The film will be released prior to this tour
RUTHIE HENSHALL - From her West End debut in 'Cats' to leading roles in 'Miss Saigon', 'Chicago', 'Crazy For You', 'Peggy Sue Got Married', 'Woman In White', 'Oliver' and 'Les Misérables' - she has been a staple in the West End for over 20 years. She has earned a total of five Olivier award nominations and has appeared on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's 'Putting It Together' and 'Chicago' (as both Velma and Roxie). Her solo recordings include 'The Ruthie Henshall Album', 'Pilgrim', and 'Love Is Here to Stay', a collection of Gershwin tunes. She has guest-starred in an episode of 'Law & Order' and appeared in the feature film, 'A Christmas Carol' with Kelsey Grammer. More recently Henshall appeared as an Ice Judge on the ITV1 show 'Dancing on Ice', co-starred in an episode of the HBO comedy 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and as a lawyer in the BBC One 5 part drama 'The Case' and as billionaire Stephanie Gaunt in the CBBC series 'Wizards Vs Aliens'. Henshall and co-writer Daniel Bowling (director of musicals) had their book, 'So You Want to Be in Musicals' published last year.
JONATHAN ANSELL - this Classical Brit Award nominee has sold over 2million albums since he shot to fame as part of pop-opera group G4. The band went on to top the charts with 3 albums and 4 sell out tours. When they split in 2007, he was propelled to instant stardom as a solo artist signing a £1 million record deal with Universal Classics and Jazz and soon released two chart topping albums 'Tenor at the Movies' and 'Forever'. This glorious young tenor continued to wow audiences as a bona fide solo artist.
TICKETS ON SALE 26TH April 2013
Tony Denton Promotions presents:
NIGHTS ON BROADWAY - THE BEST OF THE MUSICALS
WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Tickets on sale Friday 26 April, priced at £45.00 and £55.00 (plus admin and fulfillment fees). Tickets available from The Ticket Factory www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.