First of all: Michael and Alfie will be guests at BBC One's Breakfast show which airs from 6am.
And then there's more great news:
- Back Together entered the UK Album Charts at #2! Congratulations to all involved!
- Like with the previous two releases there will be an ITV Special - this time for Christmas.
The press release reads as follows:
ITV today announced that two of music's most accomplished singers, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have joined forces once again for a one-off TV special, Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas, due to air on ITV this December.
Taking to the stage, the iconic duo will exhibit both their unique blend of extraordinary talent and infectious humour, as they perform exciting new material alongside some Christmas favourites. Joining Michael and Alfie in this ITV entertainment special will be an array of talented celebrity guests, who are sure to bring an extra sparkle to screens this festive season.
Michael says "It feels like Christmas has come early! Back together for our third TV special, this time celebrating the season of good will with some amazing guests and the best music. All with a sprinkling of tinsel and fairy dust. It's the recipe for a perfect pre-Christmas snuggle...and that's just me and Alfie!"
Alfie says "We're back together...again! We're lucky enough to be hosting another Ball & Boe ITV special, this time with a Christmas twist. It's going to be an evening not to be missed, so get your slippers on, warm up the mince pies and mulled wine and join us. And wait until you see our special guests!"
Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas is an ITV Studios production for ITV. Executive Producer is Sue Andrew, ITV Studios.
More info to follow!
Back Together Out Now posted: 08/11/19
The wait is finally over! Back Together is released today.
For one night only, Les Mis will be broadcast live in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and USA on Monday, 2nd December from the Gielgud Theatre in London. Tickets go on sale Monday from www.lesmisconcert.com
It was announced today that Back Together will be released a week later than anticipated, on 8 November 2019.
Hi everyone! Our album will now be coming out a week later on Nov 8th. We're sorry this means having to wait but we want to make sure this record is the best it can possibly be. You have all shown us so much love and support over the years and deserve the best! It’ll be worth it. pic.twitter.com/dh1h0w0KEv
Today the worst kept secret in showbiz has been revealed:
We are BACK TOGETHER! I am delighted to announce that myself & @AlfieBoe have joined forces once again for our third album, coming November 1st and we can’t wait for you to hear what we have in store for you. Pre order your limited edition, signed CD here: https://t.co/skcReqGjEupic.twitter.com/X6rWBaen2G
You can get the latest work of the dynamic duo through Decca's shop (or HMV or Amazon).
Here's the track list:
1. The Greatest Show
2. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
3. Sunrise, Sunset
4. Circle of Life
5. Come Fly With Me
6. Queen Medley
7. My Way
8. Something Inside So Strong
9. I Will Always Cross Your Mind
10. Let It Be Me
11. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
13. Brothers in Arms
This Morning & more posted: 22/09/19
Michael and Alfie will appear on ITV's This Morning on Tuesday, so tune in at 10:30am.
Also make sure to sign up to his Facebook messenger bot to get the latest on more Ball & Boe here.
Les Miserables - Gala Night posted: 24/08/19
On 21 August Les Mis - the staged concert had its official opening night. It wasn't a press night (who needs reviews when the show sold out 95% of availble tickets on the first day of sale?) but a festive opening.
Before the big evening they released a collection of cast photos in their costumes and you can find them all here.
But we will, of course, include one in this article, too. ;-)
After the concert there were countless articles and a number of lovely cast interviews and here are a few of those:
And then, in the finale of the big night, Michael was asked whether he could still hit those high notes he sang as Marius 34 years ago...watch what happened then:
In other but related news, the theatre has confirmed that Michael will not be appearing in Les Mis on 13 and 14 September due to the BBC Proms at the Park (no surprises there) and his understudy Earl Caprtenter will be on stage instead. He will, however, lure some of his co-stars to the illustrious event. Read here for more information.
We have seen the show a number of times already and can only say: get your ticket while you can! They are now selling standing tickets for the back of the stalls as day tickets. This show is a must see for any musical theatre fan.
According to the Daily Mail newspaper columnist Baz Bamigboye, the musical duo - also known as Ball and Boe - will be playing their biggest shows to date after their arena run in February in support of their upcoming third studio album, which is due out in November, and follows 'Together' and 'Together Again'.
Ball said: "We'll do a little arena tour in February for the album."
So get saving everyone, the Daily Mail also mentions there will be a few dates in Japan. :-)
Lytham Concert live on air posted: 14/07/19
Tonight's Lytham Prom concert will be braodcast live via BBC Radio Lancashire from 7pm. So tune in here.
Thank you, Mark, for the headsup.
Happy Birthday! posted: 27/06/19
Happy birthday, Mr Ball!
Thank you for the memories (past and future).
The One Show tonight & All Dance Together video posted: 20/06/19
Michael will be co-hosting The One Show tonight. So tune in at 7pm, BBC One. Read more about the episode here.
During the tour we were intrigued by a small camera that was around for a couple of shows. Now we have the result, a wonderful memory:
Britain's Got Talent Final posted: 27/05/19
After having returned from what can only be called a perfect tour, reality has us back. But what lovely news to read on our way home:
Michael and Susan Boyle will perform their duet A Million Dreams during the Britain's Got Talent final on Sunday, 2 June, ITV1 at 7:30pm.
Michael to return to Hairspray in 2020 posted: 03/05/19
Baz Bamigboye (Daily Mail) let the cat out of the bag:
Michael will return to the role of Edna Turnblad, which has won him is first Olivier Award. For a limited season at the London Coliseum from 23 April 2020.
Michael has now been offically announced as host of this year's BBC Proms in the Park, taking place on 14 September in Hyde Park, London.
The show will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and please bear in mind that this also means, he will not be appearing in Les Miserables on 13 September (rehearsals) and there is no performance of Les Mis on 14 September.
Tickets go on sale on 11 May and will cost 45 Pounds. Thanks to Mark for the heads-up!
Fabulous news about "Coming Home To You": It hit the coveted #1 spot in the midweek charts. What does this mean? It's not (yet) the end of the first week of it's release. Those charts will be determined on Friday, but they publish midweeks, which do, what it says on the tin. Within the midweeks Michael is at no 1 and with a good chance to keep that space until the end of the week. It always helps to give him a push. So, if you still need a good present, get this album another time and support him.
He will also be a guest on ITV's Loose Women on Good Friday (19 April) at 12:30noon.
Album & Radio News posted: 09/02/19
On Monday, 11 February Michael will be a guest at BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon. Tune in from 2pm.
You can now download the new single Home To You from the new album. Choose your preferred service here.
Or you could order a signed copy of Coming Home to You here.
The One Show & Album & Les Mis News posted: 07/02/19
Tomorrow on 8 February Michael will once more co-host BBC One's The One Show. Tune in from 7pm.
And remember he will also be on Lorraine in the morning.
They have also released the cover art for the new album today, along with the track list:
Home To You
I Just Can't Help Believin'
All Dance Together
Miss You Nights
Lost Without You
To Love Somebody
Love is Like a Butterfly
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
Blood Read Moon
When the Loving Was Easy
And finally, in Les Mis news:
Michael will NOT be appearing in performances on 13 September and 14 September (he'll be busy with Proms in the Park).
Also John Owen-Jones will be performing the role of Jean Valjean on Mondays, Wednesday matinees and Thursday evenings.
Tomorrow on 7 February Michael will be a guest on ITV's Lorraine. Tune in from 8:30am.
Furthermore, Cameron Mackintosh made the following exciting announcement today:
For 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thenardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over sixty-five in the concert version of Les Miserables. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thenardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting will be announced shortly.
This spectacular staging of the legendary concert, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run from 10 August - 30 November 2019 at the intimate Gielgud Theatre next door to the current home of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre.
Public booking opens at 12noon (GMT) on Thursday 7 February 2019.
No booking link has been provided yet, but the Les Mis Facebook account informed people they expect tickets to go on sale via Delfont Mackintosh.
First Radio Play & Promo posted: 04/02/19
Tune into Radio 2 tomorrow!
Tune into Ken Bruce on @BBCRadio2 tomorrow morning from 9.30am to hear an exclusive first play of ‘Home To You’, a brand new track I wrote for my album Coming Home To You out March 22nd. I’m so excited for you all to hear it! pic.twitter.com/uN8It33zce
Due to popular demand, a second tour concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall has been added to the schedule.
Tickets are on sale now for Tuesday, 14 May 2019:
TV News posted: 14/12/18
Today, Friday, 14 December 2018, Michael will be on BBC Two's Stirtcly - It Takes Two. So tune in at 6pm.
Second Palladium Concert posted: 12/12/18
Due to popular demand, a second tour concert at the London Palladium has been added to the schedule.
Tickets are on sale now for Wednesday, 1 May 2019:
TV News posted: 03/12/18
Tomorrow, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, Michael will appear on ITV's This Morning. So tune in at 10:30am.
UK Tour and Album 2019 posted: 30/11/18
The news we were all waiting for!
Michael's new album will be called Coming Home to You and is released on 22 March 2019. Let's all make sure it's a massive success by pre-ordering here.
But that's not all: he will also tour the UK with the new album in April and May 2019!
Tickets go on general sale on Friday, 7 December 2018 and you can get an overview here.
We hope to see many of you on the road.
Here are the all important dates:
Saturday 20 April - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 21 April - York Barbican
Tuesday 23 April - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 24 April - Hull Bonus Arena
Thursday 25 April - Gateshead Sage
Saturday 27 April - Bristol Hippodrome
Sunday 28 April - Liverpool Empire Theatre
Tuesday 30 April - London Palladium
Friday 3 May - Sheffield City Hall
Saturday 4 May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Monday 6 May - Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 8 May - Brighton Centre
Friday 10 May - Southampton Guildhall
Saturday 11 May - Oxford New Theatre
Sunday 12 May - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 15 May - Bournemouth BIC Windsor Hall
Friday 17 May - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 18 May - Plymouth Pavilions
Sunday 19 May - Cardiff St David's Hall
Tuesday 21 May - Blackpool Opera House
Wednesday 22 May - Leicester De Montfort Hall
Radio and Concert News posted: 24/11/18
On Wednesday, 26 December 2018, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast their comedy drama Lena Marsh, Live And Shticking! with Michael playing (reading) himself. Well worth to listen out for at 2:15pm.
Read all about it here.
It has also just been announced that on 14 July 2019 (Sunday) Michael and Sheridan Smith will close the Lytham Proms with their "Hollywood Proms" finale. Tickets are on sale on Friday 30 November and you can book and read all about it this page.
The One Show posted: 14/11/18
Just when Kerstin and I get ready to leave for London (and the Michael Ball Show live from the Savoy), it was announced that he will once more be co-hosting The One Show.
So tune in tomorrow, 14 November 2018 at 7pm, BBC One.
The One Show posted: 02/11/18
Today, 2 November 2018 Michael will once again be co-hosting BBC's The One Show. Tune in at 7pm, BBC One.
The One Show & New Puppy posted: 07/10/18
On Friday, 12 October 2018 Michael will once more be co-hosting BBC's The One Show. Tune in at 7pm, BBC One.
And happy news after the tragic loss of Michael's beloved dog Ollie: the family has a new addition - the Tibetan Terrier puppy Danny will from now on turn their (and dog Dylan's) world upside down. And he is adorable:
So, I’d like to introduce you to the new member of the Ball family. This is Danny. The most gorgeous, funny, naughty, pooh and wee making machine!!! pic.twitter.com/84lYfCk0fK
MB presents: An Evening with Don Black posted: 27/09/18
On Tuesday, 23 October 2018, BBC Radio 2 marks the 80th birthday of Don Black with a special show at the BBC Radio Theatre. Michael Ball Presents: An Evening With Don Black sees Don take to the stage in conversation with Michael, sharing his thoughts on his life and career.
Tickets will be allocated at random and you can apply at the end of this page.
Michael live at the Savoy posted: 23/09/18
On Sunday, 18 November 2018, Michael's BBC Radio 2 show will be broadcast live from the Savoy Hotel in London.He'll also be hosting the Children in Need Lunch afterwards from 2pm.
He will be joined by many star guests and you can buy tickets for this event in aid of Children in Need here.
Tomorrow, 12 June, Michael will be a guest on ITV's Good Morning Britain, so tune in at about 8:20am (the show starts at 6am).
Classic BRIT Awards posted: 08/06/18
Due to a technical glitch we have lost our news items from end of March through April. The most important of thise surely was the double nomination for Ball & Boe for the Classic BRIT Awards.
So here is all you need to know again:
On 2 May Ball and Boe were nominated for two Classic BRIT Awards (Group of the Year and Album of the Year for Together Again). They will also perform at the ceremony on 13 June at the Royal Albert Hall.
You can still get tickets for the ceremony here. BB will be singing the West Side Story Medley.
You, the public, can vote for the album of the year until midnight tonight (8 June) - and Michael promised to snog Alfie on stage at the RAH if it happens, so get voting everyone! Here is the link.
And last but not least, ITV1 will broadcast the event on Sunday 17 June between 10.30pm and 12.15am.
BBC Proms in the Park posted: 08/06/18
We also seem to have lost all the information regarding the Proms in the Park.
So here is all you need to know again:
On 8 September Michael will once again host the BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, London (5pm).
You can still book tickets for the eventhere.
There will be live coverage on BBC Radio 2, as well as edited highlights on the BBC Red Button.
Summer Concerts with Il Divo posted: 25/05/18
It's been announced today that Michael will be joining Il Divo for six of their Castles and Summer Houses tour in the UK as a very special guest.
Congratulations! This makes Michael's show one of the most popular broadcasts of the station.
Radio News posted: 18/03/18
On Saturday, 14 April Michael will be interviewed on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show between 10am and 1pm.
Media News posted: 12/03/18
More media appearances:
On Tuesday, 13 March Michael will be interviewed on Steve Wright in the Afternoon between 2 and 5pm on BBC Radio 2.
And on Monday, 26 March Michael will be one of the guests on ITV's Loose Women between 12:30 and 1:30pm.
TV News posted: 27/02/18
Some TV appearances to keep an eye on:
On Saturday, 3 March Michael and Alfie will be guests on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in their End of the Show Show. It will be aired at 7:00pm on ITV.
On Friday, 9 March Michael will once more be the co-host of BBC One's The One Show (7pm).
And finally on Sunday, 11 March Michael and Alfie will appear with two songs onSir Bruce: A Celebration on BBC One. No air time known as yet.
Michael to star in ENO's Chess posted: 16/02/18
I know it's possibly been the worst kept secret in showbiz but I'm so happy to confirm I'll be playing Anatoly in Chess at the London Coliseum starting April 26th. It's a limited 5 week run and tickets are on sale now from https://t.co/agnAtVlWX5 So bloody excited xxx https://t.co/16IegFc3ZQ
The first West End production of Chess since 1986 is to star Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson. This epic musical love story will open at the London Coliseum on Thursday 26 April 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season.
On Friday, 9 February Michael and Alfie will appear on telly in Japan to promote their album and concerts. It will be on NHK between 8:15am and 9:55am local time, 11.15pm-12.55am UK time (on Thursday 8th February).
And on Tuesday, 27 February Michael's appearance on Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year' will air between 8pm-9pm.
Many thanks to Mark Witchell for keeping us up to date!
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