Tonight’s The Night
The Rod Stewart Musical
New tour launches Manchester Palace Theatre January 2014
Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart is to launch a major new tour in January 2014. The all-singing, all-dancing feel-good show premiered in the West End in 2003 and went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK.
With a book by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton (We Will Rock You), Tonight’s The Night features spectacular staging, a world class band, dazzling choreography and includes over 20 classic Rod Stewart hits like Tonight’s the Night, Hot Legs, Baby Jane, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Maggie May, This Old Heart of Mine, I Don’t Wanna Talk About It, Ooh La La, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Forever Young, Sailingand many more!
The tour will open at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on January 20, 2014, and will take to the stage at the New Theatre Oxford from Monday, July 7 – Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Rod Stewart is a two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, a Grammy Living Legend, and in 2007 he was bestowed the prestigious CBE.In a career spanning five decades that has seen over 200 million worldwide record sales, Brit and Grammy Award-winning Rod is still as popular as ever with an acclaimed new chart-topping album Time, a 2013 sell-out arena tour and the No 1 Bestseller ‘Rod – The Autobiography’.
Rod Stewart said: “In the past, any ideas for musicals revolving around my songs just didn’t work for me. It was only when we were approached to do ‘Tonight’s The Night’ that the idea really took off. I’m absolutely thrilled that this great show is touring the UK again.”
Says Ben Elton: “Rod is such a totally unique artist. I initially approached him about a musical because his songs are all about storytelling and I felt that a great story could grow from them.”
Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, the show tells the story of Stu, a shy young man, so tongue tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, that legendary rock n’ roll vagabond Rod Stewart! One night our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod’s. It seems like a good idea at the time but he’s is about to find out the hard way that you can’t find true love using another man’s moves and that devil or no devil, there’s only one Rod Stewart!
Former Sugababe Jade Ewen will play the role of Dee Dee up until 26 April, 2014. Casting for the rest of the tour, including the Oxford dates, is yet to be announced.
Tonight’s The Nightis presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Arnold Stiefel and Ambassador Theatre Group. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.
‘Top show. Top songs. Top bloke. Rod still rocks!
‘Did I think it was sexy? You bet!’
‘Miss it at your peril’
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