During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
From the where’s-Tori-today department, it’s an assortment of behind-the scenes photos taken at The Diner in Islington, London where a video for “Trouble’s Lament” was being filmed today.
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!
If you’re not already, keep an eye on the Tori Amos Instagram (as well as the other social media channels) as there’s been a steady stream of photos from Berlin, London and, we expect, where ever the promotion and tour for Unrepentant Geraldines takes her.
Today’s offerings did not disappoint — one gives us a behind-the-scenes look on a photo and television shoot in London earlier today while the other is, as you may have guessed from our puntastic article title, a selfie with Tash!
P.S. Please don’t hate us for saying “selfie.”
Update: Unfortunately, none of The Light Princess nominations results in Olivier Award wins. Congratulations to all who did receive that honor and a heart-felt thanks from all of us to Paule, Rae, Simon, Rosalie, and everyone who worked on The Light Princess for making it a wonderful piece of musical theatre. Long may it float!
As the heat of the new album and tour turns up, we must not forget about the last chapter of Tori’s creative career: The Light Princess! And that is particularly true today as The 2014 Olivier Awards, which closes out the British theatre season, will be awarded today in London.
Four cast and creatives from The Light Princess were nominated: Paule Constable for Best Lighting Design, Rae Smith for Best Costume Design, Simon Baker for Best Sound Design, and Rosalie Craig for Best Actress in a Musical.
Best of luck to them today!
The awards ceremony takes place at the Royal Opera House, starting at 6:30 PM BST. If you’re in London, head over to the Covent Garden Piazza to enjoy a live stream of the ceremony presented by ITV as well as additional live music and entertainment. Or, if you’re like us, follow along on their website and Twitter to see how the evening unfolds.
Belated congratulations to the cast and creatives from The Light Princess who were nominated for 2014 Olivier Awards!
The musiical was recognized in four categories: Paule Constable for Best Lighting Design, Rae Smith for Best Costume Design, Simon Baker for Best Sound Design, and Rosalie Craig for Best Actress in a Musical.
The Oliviers, if you are not familiar with them, are presented by the Society of London Theatre to London stage productions and are recognized as the highest honor granted to British theatre. The Oliviers close out the British theatre award season opened by The London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, with The WhatsOnStage Awards bridging the gap between them.
This year’s awards will be presented during at a gala event at the the Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 13th. The public are invited to the Covent Garden Piazza to enjoy a live stream of the ceremony presented by ITV as well as additional live music and entertainment or, for those not within reach of London, to follow along on olivierawards.com and Twitter to keep abreast the evening’s proceedings. Highlights of the awards will also be broadcast on ITV shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Today’s the day!
The 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards will be, uh, awarded this evening at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End. The Light Princess is nominated in six categories so we are hopeful for more recognition for the musical!
Earlier this week, it was announced that Rosalie Craig was added to the line-up for the awards concert. Naturally, she’ll be performing a song from The Light Princess though we don’t know which one yet.
Unfortunately, the concert and ceremony will not be streamed this year but you can follow along on Twitter, Facebook and a live blog by Catherine Love. Video highlights, hopefully including Rosalie’s performance, will be posted on WhatsOnStage’s YouTube channel starting on Monday as well.
Good luck to all those nominated and may The Light Princess float again!
Before the day is consumed by whatever news is slated to be announced today, just a quick note to make sure everyone knows that Rosalie Craig, the star of The Light Princess, has been added to the slate of performers for this coming weekend’s WhatsOnStage Awards Concert. She will be performing a song from the musical, though which one has not been specified yet. This might be a rare opportunity to see her sing music from the show while on the ground instead of in the air!
Tickets for the concert and ceremony, which takes place Sunday, February 23rd at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, are still available.
One week from today, on Sunday, February 23rd, the 2014 WhatsonStage Awards Ceremony and Concert will be taking place at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End.
Hosted by Mel Giedroyc from Great British Bake Off and comedian and actor Rufus Hound, the evening will include performances by Cynthia Erivo, the cast of the Sondheim revue Putting It Together, Lauren Samuels and Louise Dearman from the forthcoming musical Water Babies, Michael Xavier and Charlotte Wakefield from last summer’s The Sound of Music revival, and Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić from Once.
More importantly though, the winners of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards will be announced. As we know, The Light Princess was shortlisted in six categories: Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer, London Newcomer of the Year, and Best New Musical. Voting concluded at the end of January and we’re waiting with bated breath to find out if Rosalie Craig, Amy Booth-Steel, Rae Smith, Steven Hoggett or Tori herself receive the collective nod of the theatre-going public.
Tickets for the ceremony are still available for those wanting to attend.
Once upon a time, rumors that Tori Amos was writing on a musical started to surface and, eventually, it was confirmed that she was working on The Light Princess for The National Theatre in London. And right now, several years later, the final performance of The Light Princess is taking place at The Lyttleton at The National’s complex on the South Bank.
So, as this chapter in The Light Princess winds down, we just wanted to say thank you to Tori and Samuel Adamson for creating the musical! Thank you to the cast and creatives — Rosalie Craig, Nick Hendrix, Clive Lowe, Kane Oliver Parry, Amy Booth-Steel, Lisa Pitt-Pulford, Hal Fowler, Ben Thompson, Marianne Elliot, Rae Smith, Martin Lowe, Steven Hoggett, Toby Olié, Matthew Robins, and everyone else — for bringing their vision to life! Thank you all of the people working on musical who shared their days with us on Twitter, Facebook and other corners of the Internet! And thank you to all the fans — whether Tori fans, theatre fans or both — for supporting the musical and making it a success!
It’s been a great ride seeing this work come to life and while we don’t know what is in store for The Light Princess, we can’t wait to see where it floats off to next!
If you haven’t already cast your ballot of support for The Light Princess in any of the six categories it was nominated in — Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer, London Newcomer of the Year, and Best New Musical — now is the time!
Please help get this production the recognition it deserves!
On January 9th, The Light Princess’ director Marianne Elliot and designer Rae Smith took place in a platform at The National Theatre to discuss their work on the musical with Rachel Cooke. Audio from that conversation is now available on The National’s Soundcloud page: