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Songs of Praise posted: 06/12/23

On 24 December Michael will be a guest on Songs of Praise, BBC One from 1:15pm.

He'll be singing O Holy Night.



Lorraine posted: 05/12/23

Tomorrow - 6 December - Michael will be a guest on Lorraine, ITV1 from 9am.



Mary Makes It Easy - UPDATE posted: 28/11/23

Michael's episode of Mary Makes It Easy will now be shown on 14 December (BBC Two at 7:30pm).

Many thanks again to Mark for the heads-up!



Concert news posted: 17/11/23

It was announced that Michael has joined the line-up of My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert.

On 12 December there will be two performances at Theatre Royal Drury Lane (London) - one at 2:30pm and one at 7:30pm.

Get your tickets here



TV News posted: 15/11/23

This Saturday, Michael will be a guest on Saturday Kitchen Live, BBC One, from 10am.



Book Signing posted: 13/11/23

On Thursday 7th December from 7pm Michael will sign copies of his latest book Different Aspects at Waterstones Piccadilly (London).

Get your (book and) ticket here



TV News posted: 10/11/23

This Sunday, Michael will be guest on Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh, ITV, from 9:30am.



Tour Update posted: 01/11/23

The Cardiff venue (and date) had to be moved due to building works at the St. David’s Hall.

This concert will now take place on 30 March at the Utilita Arena Cardiff.

He also added a new venue for the original date: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on 14.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 10 am UK time via Live Nation

New venues:

Thursday 14 March - Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Saturday 30 March - Utilita Arena Cardiff



Mary Makes It Easy posted: 26/10/23

On 7 December Michael will be guest on Mary Makes It Easy, BBC Two at 7:30pm.

The episode is called "Adventurous Cooking":

Mary shows keen cook Michael how to be more daring in the kitchen, especially with desserts. On stage at Michael's most recent West End musical Aspects of Love at London's Lyric Theatre, they make an easy key lime pie, while Mary also creates an incredible chocolate celebration cake.

Mary explains: "We actually did our cooking in the theatre. I also had a little sing-a-long with him and gosh, his voice is so memorable. It was a privilege! I hope the series inspires people to get going and do some home cooking from scratch!"

Many thanks to Mark for the heads-up!



TV News posted: 12/10/23 - UPDATE

Tonight Michael will be guest on The One Show, BBC One at 7pm.

He'll talk about Different Aspects which is released today.

Apparently, he was also mentioned as a guest for ITV's This Morning on Friday, 13 October, 10am. This has not yet been confirmed but we'd tune in.

UPDATE: This Morning has been confirmed now.



Solo UK Tour posted: 25/09/23

Michael will be going on UK Tour in 2024!

Here's the press release with all the information on venuews and ticket sales:

Michael Ball announces "On With The Show" 2024 tour

Michael Ball is heading out on tour in 2024 with his On With the Show headline tour. The tour will include shows at London's Eventim Apollo, Manchester's O2 Apollo and Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.

Ball is Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award-winning, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter. For over 30 years he has been at the top of his game, starring in musical theatre productions including Les Miserables, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd in the West End and on Broadway, winning critical acclaim, a devoted following and awards for his stage work and recording career.

Ball has also announced he will be taking Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge on tour as his very special guest. Amy first came to prominence as a singer/songwriter in her own right. She has toured the length and breadth of the UK, across Europe, the US and Australia, releasing five solo albums, and various EPs. She has co-written both for and with established and emerging artists alike, among them: Michael Ball, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Diana Ross, John Legend, Kasey Musgraves, Lauren Alaina, Lady A, Keith Urban, Joshua Bassett, Mika, Westlife & James Blunt.

The full dates for the 2024 On With The Show tour are:

Monday 11 March - Brighton Dome

Wednesday 13 March - Portsmouth Guildhall

Thursday 14 March - Cardiff St David's Hall

Saturday 16 March - Bath Forum

Sunday 17 March - London Eventim Apollo

Tuesday 19 March - Oxford New Theatre

Wednesday 20 March - Ipswich Regent Theatre

Friday 22 March - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Saturday 23 March - Manchester O2 Apollo

Monday 25 March - Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tuesday 26 March - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Thursday 28 March - York Barbican


Pre-sales for Michael Ball's tour will start Wednesday 27th September, at 10am, with general on-sale following on Friday 29th September, at 10am local time via Live Nation



Petworth Festival - Book Event posted: 20/09/23

Michael will be appearing at the Petworth Festival on 29 October 2023 at 5pm to talk about Different Aspects.

You can read more about this here.

Tickets are sale now and can be booked via their website.



Book Event in Chester posted: 08/09/23

Michael will be appearing at the Storyhouse in Chester on 25 October 2023 at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the "live in conversation" event go on general sale on Monday (11 September) at 4pm UK time and can be booked via their website.



Different Aspects Video & Cover posted: 08/09/23

A beautiful video message from Michael about what to expect from his upcoming book, Different Aspects (release date - 12 October):



And this is the new cover:



You can order it here.

Radio News posted: 08/09/23

This Sunday Michael will return to the airwaves after his well-earned break.

It was also announced that on Sunday, 17 September at 11am Michael will co-host Radio 2 in the Park from Victoria Park in Leicester.

You can read more about this here.



Another Book Event posted: 25/07/23

According to their website, Michael will be appearing at the Yeovil Literary Festival on 27 October 2023 at 6pm.

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow at 10am UK time and can be booked via their website.



New Book Event posted: 19/07/23

On 10 December 2023 at 7:30pm, Michael will be doing a "live in conversation" event at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London to celebrate the release his memoir, Different Aspects.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, 21 July, and can be booked here.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be live-streamed.



News Roundup: Concert, Reading, Charity posted: 10/07/23

Michael has just announced that he will be appearing as special guest at the Royal Albert Hall concert by the Music Man Project on 8 April 2024.

The tickets are on sale now and can be bought here.





We've also seen that the Henley Literary Festival lists Michael as one of the guests and he will discuss Different Aspects.

No official confirmation as yet, but tickets for the virtual event on 8 October 2023 will be on sale later in the week and the live event will be on sale from Monday, 17 July.

Tickets for the Live event: click

Tickets for the Virtual event: click





And last but not least, we wanted to share a beautiful rendion of Love Changes Everything recorded at the Lyric Theatre on 16 June 2023 with Danielle de Niese to mark Refugee Week:



New Last Night Date posted: 01/07/23

It has been announced that, sadly, the new last night for Aspects of Love will be 19 August.

The theatre will contact ticket holders for dates after that regarding refunds or change of date.

Go while you still can to catch this amazing production!



Production Photos posted: 24/05/23

If you want to get a sneak peek of what Aspects of Love looks like, here are some production photos by Jane Hobson Photography.

Absolutely beautiful!



This Morning posted: 19/05/23

Today Michael will be guest on This Morning, ITV 1 from 10am.



New Release Date posted: 17/05/23

The release date for Michael's second novel The Empire - Book 2 has been moved to 24 October 2024.

This way it won't clash with the release of Different Aspects this year.

Something to look forward to in 2024!

You can pre-order it here.



Different Aspects - Book News posted: 11/05/23

Michael has just announced that he will be releasing his first ever non-fictional book on 12 October!

It is called Different Aspects and is a journey behind the scenes about his time on stage performing in Aspects of Love - both the first time in 1989 and now in 2023.

You can pre-order it here.

Here's the video message:



Provisional cover:



The One Show posted: 10/05/23

Tonight Michael will be guest on The One Show, BBC One at 7pm.

He'll talk about Aspects of Love and make a special announcement.



The Music Man Project Charity posted: 21/04/23

Michael is the latest Parton to join The Music Man Project charity.

Here's the announcement.

And the the press release:

The Music Man Project, an award-winning music education charity for people with learning disabilities, today announced Michael Ball as its latest celebrity patron.

Michael Ball OBE is a household name in the UK, having performed in countless West End and Broadway shows, as well as achieving chart success as a solo artist. He is a dedicated charity supporter, having been involved with many organisations over the years.

Michael Ball said: "I am delighted to become a patron of The Music Man Project. As soon as I met The Music Man Project, I knew I wanted to be involved. The work that David Stanley and his team do is truly inspiring. Music transforms lives. I look forward to being a cheerleader for everything The Music Man Project does. Together, we will create magic!"

In his new role as patron of The Music Man Project, Michael Ball will support the organisation’s mission to provide inclusive music education and performance opportunities to people with learning disabilities. He will help to raise awareness of the organisation’s work and advocate for the importance of music in the lives of people with disabilities.

David Stanley, Founder of The Music Man Project, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Michael Ball as our new patron. His dedication to the arts and charity work makes him a perfect fit for our organisation. We are honoured to have his support. With Michael on board, we are excited to continue expanding our reach and impact, bringing the joy of music to even more people around the country."

Read David’s blog about the moment Michael met The Music Man Project at the National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals, BBC1 March 25th.


You can read more about the charity and how to support them on their website.



Media News posted: 16/03/23

The National Lottery's Big Night of Musicals concert will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 25 March 2023 at 7:50pm.

You can also listen to it on the radio; it will later be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 26 March at 8pm.



Lorraine posted: 02/03/23

Tomorro - 3 March - Michael will be a guest on Lorraine, ITV1 from 9am.



An Evening With... posted: 31/01/23

On 19 February, Michael will appear as guest in the An Evening with... series at The Delaunay Restaurant in Covent Garden (London).

From their website:

Each month, The Delaunay plays host to an intimate evening with some of the leading stars of the stage, screen or written word (and sometimes all three), as they share the secrets to their success.

You can read more about it and get your tickets (and dinner) here.



Concert News posted: 26/01/23

Michael was announced as one of the performers at The National Lottery's Big Night of Musicals.

The concert will be held at the AO Arena, Manchester on Monday 27 February 2023.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.

The concert will later be broadcast on BBC One (no date yet).



Piano Room posted: 16/01/23

Michael will be performing three tracks during BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce Show on 2 February 2023 from 9:30am.

Read more about the format here.



New Date For Ely posted: 14/12/22

The book talk at Ely Cathedral has been re-scheduled for 24 January 2023 at 7:30pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



New Date For Ely posted: 14/12/22

The book talk at Ely Cathedral has been re-scheduled for 24 January 2023 at 7:30pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Health update posted: 13/12/22

Sad news for all those attendending.

Get well soon, Michael!



Media News - UPDATED posted: 01/12/22 & 07/12/22

There's plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks:

4 December:

ITV, 9:25am: Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh (Michael and Alfie)

Scala Radio, 6pm: Scala Radio - Christmas Live (Michael and Alfie), repeat on Christmas Day

21 December:

Channel 5, 10:15pm: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Do Las Vegas (Michael and Alfie)

25 December:

BBC One, 6:25pm: The Wheel - Christmas Special (Michael)

29 December:

BBC Radio 2, 9pm: Radio 2 All Stars (Michael)

31 December:

BBC Two, 5:35pm: Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends (Michael)



TV News posted: 18/11/22

Tonight Michael and Alfie will be performing on Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC Two, 6:30pm).



Concert Appearance posted: 09/11/22

Michael will be one of the celebrity guest performners in Childline's Merry Little Christmas Concert at Cadogan Hall (London) on 13 December.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Album & TV News posted: 07/11/22

Great news for Together in Vegas:

The fifth Ball & Boe collaboration entered the UK Album Charts at #3, beaten only by The Beatles (#2) and Taylor Swift (#1).

That's very good company and strong competition, so a fantastic result. Congratulations!

In TV news:

On 9 November Michael and Alfie will be guests on Loose Women, ITV at 12:30pm.

TV News posted: 28/10/22

On Monday, 31 October Michael and Alfie will be guests on BBC Breakfast, BBC One from 6am.

And on Saturday, 5 November they will be on Saturday Kitchen Live, BBC One, 10am.

Michael also was on various radio programmes, too numerous to list. Mark kindly keeps us up to date our Facebook group.



Stratford Literary Festival posted: 24/10/22

Michael will talk about his book at Stratford Literary Festival on 11 November at 8:30pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



The One Show posted: 20/10/22

Tonight Michael and Alfie will be guests on The One Show, BBC One at 7pm.



BB: Pop-Up Store & Concerts posted: 17/10/22

On 28 October in Blackpool a special pop-up store dedicated soleley to Ball & Boe will open its doors.

Read all about it and how to get tickets for the event in Michael's tweet:



Radio News posted: 14/10/22

Michael will be interviewed by Carol Vorderman for BBC Radio Wales tomorrow (15 October) between 11:30am - 2pm.

He will also be live on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4, Saturday 22nd October between 9am - 10.30am.

Many thanks to Mark Witchell for keeping us updated with all the media appearances.

TV News posted: 13/10/22

Tomorrow, 14 October, Michael will be a guest on ITV's This Morning, 10am-12:30am and also on their Lunchtime News from 1:30pm.

He'll chat about his novel which was released today.

Book Talk @ Ely Cathedral posted: 11/10/22

Michael will talk about his book at Ely Cathedral on 15 December at 7:30pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Radio News posted: 10/10/22

Michael will be a guest on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on 13 October to talk about his novel.

So tune in to Radio 2 from 8:30am.

TV News posted: 06/10/22

Michael and Alfie will be guests on Lorraine tomorrow.

So tune in to ITV from 9am.

Musical News posted: 05/10/22

It has just been announced that Michael will star in a new production of Aspects of Love in the West End.

Alas, he will not play Alex but George in this reimagined production at the Lyric Theatre, London.

The show will be running from Friday 12 May 2023 - Saturday 11 November 2023.

Performance times are Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm and Wednesday & Saturday, 2.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Michael will not perform on Monday performances

Tickets are on sale now!

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Record Signings posted: 28/09/22

Michael and Alfie will do a couple of record signings at HMV.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Extra Concert posted: 25/09/22

Due to unforseen demand, the dynamic duo has added a second show on the same day at Pryzm Nightclub in Kingston at 5pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Concert News posted: 23/09/22

On 2 November Michael and Alfie will perform a 45-minute set at Pryzm Nightclub in Kingston at 7pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Scala Radio - Christmas Live posted: 23/09/22

On 27 November Michael and Alfie will join the line-up for this year's Scala Radio - Christmas Live Concert at the London Palladium at 3pm.

You can read more about it and get your tickets here.



Steve Wright in the Afternoon posted: 06/09/22

Michael and Alfie will be a guests on Steve Wright in the Afternoon and chat about their new album.

The show airs on 2 pm on BBC Radio 2.

You can read more about it here.



New Album: Together In Vegas posted: 02/09/22

Michael and Alfie just announced their new joint album: Together In Vegas

It will be released on 28th October.

Text from the press release:

Speaking of the new album, Michael Ball says:

"Working on this album with Alfie has been a blast and I can't wait for you all to hear it. I honestly think it's the best one yet! Recording classics from legendary artists such as Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Frankie Valli, who are not only huge inspirations to us, but true Las Vegas icons, is an absolute dream. As we all know, Las Vegas really is the entertainment capital of the world and, hopefully, we can bring a little bit of that magic to you through this album."

You can pre-order the album and merchandise at their official store.

Naturally we have created an album page with set list and you can read the full press release here.



Book Cover Reveal posted: 29/08/22

The final cover for Michael's first novel The Empire has been revealed.

You can watch a cute video here



Cheltenham Literature Festival posted: 12/08/22

Michael will be at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Wednesday 12th October between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

He will be interviewed by Tim Hubbard about his first novel The Empire in The Times and Sunday Times Forum.

Location: Festival Village, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL

Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 7 September and can be bought here: Cheltenham Literature Festival.



Book Talks posted: 26/07/22

To celebrate the publication of his first novel The Empire there will be two talks about the book:

11 October, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, 7:30pm

17 October, Cambridge Theatre, London, 7:30pm

The Bradford event will be streamed live world wide for those unable to attend.

You can get your tickets and read more about the event here.



Concert Cancelled posted: 13/07/22

Unfortunately, it has now been announced that there will not be a new date for the Chewton Glen concert.

Ticketholders will be refunded.

Concert Postponed posted: 12/07/22

Sadly the final concert of the summer open airs at Chewton Glen had to be postponed due to Michael contracting Covid again.

Get well soon, Michael!

Below is the official statement:



Happy Birthday, Michael! posted: 27/06/22

Surely 60 is the new 50, isn't it? We think it is.

Below we gathered some of our personal highlights from the past 22 years of fandom and coincidentally there's 60 images all in all. ;-)

This little website happens to be 22 years old today and in this timespan we had 2,123,526 visitors. Incredible!

Thank you for the memories - may there be countless more!







TV News - Today posted: 17/05/22

Michael an Alfie will be guests on Good Morning Britain after 8:30am today.

Here's the link to the show click.

Do You Hear The People Sing? posted: 03/05/22

Michael will be joining a distingushed group of performers for the Do You Hear The People Sing? concert series in Australia.

You can register for the ticket sale on www.thepeoplesing.com.

Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Dates: Tuesday 27 September 7:30pm, Wednesday 28 Sept at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Prices: From $99 (Transaction fees apply)
Bookings: thepeoplesing.com or call 1300 182 183

Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Season: Friday 30 September at 8:00pm, Saturday 1 October at 8:00pm, Sunday 2 October at 2:00pm
Prices: From $99 (Transaction fees apply)
Bookings: thepeoplesing.com or (02) 9250 7777

(Source: AussieTheatre.com)

And here are a couple of news articles with more information on the event:

Aussie Theatre.com

Limelight Magazine



Second Honorary Doctorate posted: 28/04/22

Yesterday Michael received his second Honorary Doctorate, this time from the University of Surrey (the first was from Plymouth University in 2013).

His mother accompanied him to the ceremony (see photo from his Twitter account below).

You can watch the acceptance speech on Youtube (around the 50 minute mark): click and enjoy.



Cruise News posted: 25/04/22

Michael will be joining Imagine Cruising on another no-fly sailcation this July on board the Enchanted Princess.

The cruise will depart on 15 July from Southampton.

For details on the cruise and to book your ticket follow this link.



TV News - UPDATED posted: 07/04/22

Two programmes featuring Michael to look out for:

Today: The One Show, BBC One at 7pm

Tuesday (12 April): Morning Live, BBC One, 9:19am - new

Easter Sunday (17 April):Michael Ball: Showtime,BBC Two/BBC Wales, 6pm - Michael hosts a musical spectacular from the Wales Millennium Centre.



The Empire - first novel posted: 05/04/22

Michael really has been busy during the pandemic - he is releasing his first novel!

It will be released on 13 October and is called The Empire.

Please note: The cover displayed is not the final version.

Read more about it, order your copy and enter a competition (UK citizens only) here.





Live Streaming Gala - Sondheim Tribute Concert posted: 30/03/22

It has just been announced that due to the high demand for tickets Cameron Mackintosh came up with the idea of live-streaming the concert into the Prince Edward Theatre around the corner.

Tickets for the event are priced between 55 and 95 Pounds.

If you have registered with them before, you can get your tickets now or later today in the general sale from 2pm today.

Read more about it and get your tickets here.



Sondheim Tribute Concert posted: 04/03/22

It has just been announced that a major concert celebrating the life of Stephen Sondheim is coming to the Sondheim Theatre in London on 3 May 2022.

Michael is listed as one of the over 30 performers in the impressive line-up (Imelda Staunton, Judi Dench, Petula Clark...).

Sign up here from today (from 10am UK time) to register for priority tickets: Sondheim's Old Friends - official website.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 15 March at 10am.

Read more about it here.



Charity Concert @ London Palladium posted: 21/02/22

Michael has just announced he will be performing a special one-off show at The London Palladium on Saturday 11th June, in aid of Shooting Star Children's Hospices.

Tickets go on sale Friday 25 February at 9am.

Get your tickets here.

Find out more about the important work of Shooting Star Children's Hospices.



Ball & Boe Summer Concerts posted: 14/02/22

Michael an Alfie will do a short series of outdoor concerts across the UK this summer!

Tickets go on sale Friday 18 February at either 9am or 10am (depending on venue).

Get your tickets here.



TV News posted: 27/12/21

Two programmes featuring Michael to look out for today:

CAMERON MACKINTOSH - THE FIRST 50 YEARS, a documentary shown on SKY Arts at 7pm.

Sondheim at the BBC, a collection of perfromances of Sondheim material, BBC Four, 9:05pm.








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