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08 October 2010 @ 09:02 pm

click the picture to read the issue. The article is on page 10
22 August 2010 @ 10:28 am
Tuesday, October 19th
Doors: 19:30

Wednesday, October 20th
Doors: 19:00

Thursday, October 21st
Doors: TBA

Buy tickets here starting Tuesday, August 24th at 09:00am GMT / 4:00am EST.

The UK is so lucky! :)
14 August 2010 @ 05:07 pm

Hi Gavin! A little late, but welcome to London! How are you enjoying life here so far?

I appreciate the welcome. Just in time for me to leave. But I have enjoyed it here. As they say here in London: 'London. Wow. Great'.

Have you noticed a difference between US and UK audiences at all?

In the US, they are in the US, and in the UK, they are in the UK. It's really neat how that works.

How has it been gaining new British tribe members?

They are all vile and I detest them...on opposite day. (That was for you, Will.)

Hair is such a fun and lively show...have there been any major bloopers so far? Or any funny stories you'd like to share with our readers?

I consider my entire performance one gigantic blooper.

the lulz!Collapse )

I hope Prop 8 is overturned. Please sign up for that text service!
22 June 2010 @ 04:32 pm

Summer is finally here and to celebrate we’ve asked some of our famous friends to share what they’re most looking forward to seeing, hearing, imbibing, and doing as the days heat up. From the books they’ll be toting to the beach to the cocktails they’ll be sipping on their rooftops to the albums they’ll be spinning at their BBQs, this is your celebrity guide to summer fun.

1. Tea at the Dorchester Hotel with my buddies, then a nap in Hyde Park

2. The new Scissor Sisters album, Night Work

3. Champagne cocktails on the roof of Soho House

4. P!nk live at Alton Towers on June 27th

5. Eurostar to Paris... Vélib, dinner, dancing, passion, an affair to remember... Eurostar home.

21 June 2010 @ 09:41 pm

When he said soon, I didn't think he meant the next day. Click the link to go to the iTunes store. And buyyy! The previews sound perfect. I like Green to Gray in that key. And Hot Ohio! <3
20 June 2010 @ 01:40 pm

Also, Gavin is in the June issue of Attitude Magazine (UK) but I can't find it anywhere on the intarwebs.
31 May 2010 @ 01:04 pm
Two time Tony nominee and current star of HAIR in London's West End, Gavin Creel will make his Pigalle Club debut June 20, 2010.

Gavin and co-writer Robbie Roth grab two mics and one guitar
to play acoustic versions of some of Creel's favorite songs as well as brand new material from his forthcoming sophomore album, QUIET. Dim the lights, get your wine, and get ready to chill out.

The Pigalle Club
215-217 Piccadilly
London W1J 9HN
*Take the Tube to Piccadilly Circus

*Tickets are £10 advance and £12 at door. Doors open at 6:30pm (18:30)



Club reservations phone line: 08009885470


"big news to follow"... like information about the EP? /speculation
Broadway's Gavin Creel, currently making a return to the West End re-creating his Broadway performance in the original cast of Hair, will appear for one night only May 4 at the celebrated London club Ronnie Scott's.

Creel will present an evening of original acoustic pop, with songs drawn from his debut pop album "GOODTIMENATION," as well as new songs and some classic covers. He will be joined by co-writer Robbie Roth and fellow Hair cast member Steel Burkhardt. The performance will begin at 11:30 PM.

Tickets for the Ronnie Scott's performance will be available at the door, or guests are welcome to RSVP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109225582447687, where they will be added to a "guest list" and receive their tickets at a discounted price of £10, instead of the advertised £12.


Any Londoners here? Go go go! :) I can't wait for the new EP.

Those who mourn the absence from Broadway of 2009 Tony nominee Gavin Creel in Hair have a delightful solution available to them: hop a plane to London, where Creel and most of the rest of the Tony winning Broadway revival’s original “tribe” have decamped for six months. (Will Swenson is the exception and will be departing earlier.) It was nearly four years ago that Creel first played the West End, as Gavin Lee’s replacement Bert in Mary Poppins. Now, he’s moved from the well-upholstered England of P. L. Travers to the messy American landscape of bellbottoms, draft cards and clambering across the orchestra of the Gielgud Theatre eight times a week. Broadway.com caught up with Creel two days after his 34th birthday. It was an animated dressing room chat punctuated by drop-ins from Swenson and copious attention paid to Wally, Creel’s dog, a bloodhound mix who will be two in July and who clearly loves London—and meeting people—as much as his ever-affable owner does.

It’s great that you were able to bring Wally with you.
I wouldn’t have come if they’d said he couldn’t come as well, and Cameron’s [Mackintosh, producer] office oversaw the entire process from door to door. I didn’t have to worry about anything. I adopted Wally on Sept 11, 2008 at the North Shore Animal League and got cast in Hair two months later.

You should take him around London’s parks, though be careful of the deer in Richmond Park.
Well, he totally loves Hampstead and Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park. I don’t know about Wally and deer. He’d probably get excited and try to attack them and those deer would kick his ass.

Speaking of kicking ass, it’s amazing to have more or less an entire Broadway company on the West End. Do you feel like cultural ambassadors?
The show is finding its own energy here. At first it was a bit of a shock to our system because the audiences are just different. They listen more here; they’re really more engaged. Some days it’s been discouraging for some of the others who think the audiences aren’t enjoying themselves but then when they look at their faces, they’re lit up.

I’ve heard that you were the ringleader in terms of encouraging your Broadway colleagues to cross the pond.
I’m certainly enthusiastic about this city. Who wouldn’t be? So I guess in a sense I was. But I’d also heard murmurings from some of the ensemble members that they were like, “Yeah, I’m gonna go, so let’s go!” So that helped me make my decision. It was a little awkward because of certain people who couldn’t go because of babies or relationships or family matters and things like that, and it was so sad to say goodbye to them. But, you know, Hair’s been going for 43 years or whatever it is and there are a million tribespeople out there—I mean, it’s so neat how they folded me in after the park [Central Park, where this production originated]; they folded me and Sasha [Allen] and Caissie [Levy] in beautifully and we became part of it. So for each new person that comes in, we keep doing that.

How fascinating that in Mary Poppins you were the only new cast member brought into an entirely British show, and here you’re leading an American ensemble [with six U.K.-based swings] in one of the defining American musicals—albeit playing a guy who has a serious thing about Manchester, England!
The British thing is weird, isn’t it? I’m an Anglophile, I guess. My aunt married a Brit and they were over here for 25 years and my cousins are British, so I came here when I was five. And when I was 20, I spent a semester studying here. And then I did a year and a half in Poppins at the Prince Edward. So when Oskar [Eustis, who runs the Public Theater] called me in to meet with him about something entirely different, he was like, “Can I talk to you about something else? There’s the possibility that we might go to London with Hair, would you ever consider it?” And I was like, “Yeah, I’d go back in a second,” and that was last July.

Starring in Mary Poppins must have been scary, being both the only newcomer to the cast and a foreigner at that.
It was, but I promised myself something that I have told this cast: if anyone invites you to go anywhere, say yes—even if you’re tired or don’t want to go. I did that when I came here and I saw people’s houses and neighborhoods and went to Scotland and Norfolk and all over. I experienced British culture by basically saying, “Yes, where are we going? Let’s go!” It’s not about saying, “Let’s do it some time.” The time is now. That’s our mantra for this experience: “Some time is now!”

How fun that here you are playing not only a guy from Queens who wishes he were English but also someone who liberally quotes from Hamlet. Are you ready to give us your Hamlet?
[Laughs.] That’s not even on my radar. That to me would be like singing an opera. I probably could do it, but I’m not going to do it unless I am absolutely incredible at it, and I would take a long time to train. I’d love to do Shakespeare, but that role? I’d need a great director, and I’d need time.