Hey Bet Lynch fans: Get out your beehives and your baubles. While U.S. daytime TV is going through a seismic shift, Britain’s longest-running serial is about to give new meaning to the term “soap opera.” Coronation Street will be celebrated in a “major live musical event” beginning in March in Manchester. Reckless Entertainment in association with ITV Studios and SMG Europe have announced Street Of Dreams, a live tribute to the show based on the 50th anniversary album Coronation Street: Rogues, Angels, Heroes & Fools, which featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The show will be hosted by mega-Corrie fan Paul O’Grady, who will guide the audience through momentous events in the show’s history, bumping into well-loved characters with guest stars paying homage to famous roles. Writer, composer and lyricist Trisha Ward is behind the musical, with BAFTA-winning film and stage vet John Stephenson directing. The show will come replete with a 25-piece orchestra, a West End cast and choreography from Olivier Award-winner Stephen Mear. So my question is: Where were these folks when Guiding Light was fading?
'Coronation Street' Celebrated Via Live Musical 'Street Of Dreams'
What's Hot on Deadline
Red Nose Day Actually: 'Love Actually' Short-Film Sequel With Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy & More
Latest TV News
- Donald Trump Son-In Law Jared Kushner Discussed Secret Communication Channel With Russia: Report
- Stephen Colbert Explains How Donald Trump Alpha-Dogged His Way Through NATO Summit
- ‘The Simpsons’: Donald Trump Gets A Thank-You From Richard Nixon’s Ghost
- Viacom’s Great Program Migration: Guide To Which Show Moved Where
- MSNBC President Phil Griffin Signs New Deal; Whither Goest Lawrence O’Donnell?
- ‘The 100’ Ups Tasya Teles To Regular; ‘Supergirl’s Floriana Lima To Return As Recurring