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Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

By Dan Greaves | 19th August 2014

Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at five of the most unlikely pairings from the worlds of...

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2014 Olivier Awards Nominees: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Merrily We Roll Along, The Book Of Mormon Set To Dominate

By Lauren James | 10th March 2014

The musicals will have it at this year's Oliver Awards, the annual ceremony to honour the year's best theatre productions, which will take place on the 13th April. Last year, Matilda The Musical was the...

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Tim Minchin Developing Groundhog Day Musical

14th January 2014

Funnyman Tim Minchin is developing a stage adaptation of 1993 film Groundhog Day.The Australian entertainer is currently composing music and penning lyrics for the production, based on Bill Murray's classic comedy about a weatherman who...

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Dreamworks Animation Taking Overseas Travels Seriously

7th June 2013

DreamWorks Animation has made it clear that when it makes a film set in a foreign country, it will attempt to provide some insight into the culture of those countries. On Thursday the studio announced...

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Tom Hanks Nominated For First Tony Award

30th April 2013

Tom Hanks has been nominated for his first Tony award.The 56-year-old actor is up for Best Performance by an Actor for his debut role on Broadway in the play 'Lucky Guy'.Tom plays the lead role...

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Matilda: The Musical Dubbed Best Broadway Show Since The Lion King

By Michael West | 12th April 2013

Matilda has been dubbed the best British musical for years, following its debut on Broadway. Critics were unanimous in their praise for the production, which sees four young actresses alternating in the lead role. It...

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Tom Hiddleston Stunned By South Bank Awards Win

13th March 2013

Tom Hiddleston was ''stunned'' to win at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013. The 'Thor' star was recipient of the Times Breakthrough Award at the ceremony - held at The Dorchester hotel in London,...

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Chris Moyles Impresses With His Turn As King Herod

By Joe Wilde | 22nd September 2012

Chris Moyles got his run as King Herod in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar off to a flying start as critics and audiences alike agreed that the former BBC Radio One DJ put on...

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Latitude Festival To Go Ahead Says Organiser Despite Wet Weather Warnings

12th July 2012

The main organiser of Suffolk's Latitude Festival has promised that there will be 'absolutely no cancellation' despite the wet weather warnings over Friday and Saturday.Though Thursday looks to remain dry all day, Friday sees heavy...

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Chris Moyles Looks Unrecognisable After Weight Loss

16th May 2012

Maybe not officially, but given his massive weight loss of late, radio host Chris Moyles is certainly on hand to gain some kind of award or recognition as he looked almost unrecognisable as he posed...

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Chris Moyles Lands Surprise Role In 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

16th May 2012

Radio 1 Dj Chris Moyles and former Spice Girl Melanie C will be joining Andrew Lloyd Webber's new version of Jesus Christ Superstar, according to The Telegraph today (May 16, 2012). They will be joined...

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Mel C To Star In New West End Production

16th May 2012

Mel C is to star in a new West End musical production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.The former Spice Girl will play Mary Magdalene in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new version of the hit musical.She announced: ''I...

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Nicole Scherzinger To Star In Jesus Christ Superstar Tour

9th May 2012

Nicole Scherzinger will play Mary Magdalene in the UK tour of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. The former Pussycat Doll singer will star in the Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock musical alongside Tim Minchin...

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Record Breaking 'Matilda' Cleans Up At Olivier Awards

16th April 2012

'Matilda' was the talk of the Olivier Awards after scooping a mighty seven prizes at the annual stage performance awards in London at the weekend. The event was held at the Royal Opera House...

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Latitude Festival 2012: Lana Del Rey And Ben Howard Join The Line-up

23rd March 2012

Latitude Festival has announced the addition of Lana Del Rey and Ben Howard to their line-up. They will be joining the likes of Paul Weller; Metronomy; Bat For Lashes and Laura Marling at the event,...

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Elbow, Paul Weller And Bon Iver To Headline Latitude

6th March 2012

Elbow, Paul Weller and Bon Iver will headline Latitude Festival 2012.The Grammy award-winning folk band will take to the stage for their only UK festival appearance this year on Friday July 13, with the 'One...

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Tim Minchin Furious After Jesus Song Is Cut By Itv Bosses

22nd December 2011

Tim Minchin is not a happy man after discovering that a song he'd penned specifically for Jonathan Ross' pre-Christmas talk show was cut from the final edit, the Australian music comic deemed as having gone...

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Pete Townshend Rocks Prince's Trust Gala

24th November 2011

Pete Townshend and Boy George topped an impressive bill at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (23.11.11). The pair were joined by veterans including Chris de Burgh,...

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