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100 Years of Movie Musicals posted: 03/06/16

Michael took part in Paul O'Grady's 100 Years of Movie Musicals. It will be shown on More 4 on Monday., 6 June 2016 at 9pm. Be sure not to miss it.

Together Tour - Another 5 extra dates added posted: 26/05/16

And yet another 5 dates have been added to the end of the tour, which is therefore extended by a week and a bit. Tickets will go on sale Friday, 27 May at 9am.

You can book here.The dates are:

London - Hammersmith Apollo - 08/12/2016

Oxford - New Theatre - 09/12/2016

Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall - 10/12/2016

Sheffield - City Hall - 12/12/2016

Manchester - O2 Apollo - 13/12/2016



Together Tour - 3 extra dates added posted: 21/05/16

Amidst the frenzy of yesterday's general ticket sale for the Together tour, it has been announced that there will be three extra dates: Birmingham, Nottingham and London all have a second night now.

Get your tickets (if you are very lucky) here.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe - Album and Tour posted: 17/05/16

Just when we all anticipated news about a new album, MIchael surprised us once more.

He will be collaborating with tenor Alfie Boe, whom many of you might remember from Kismet and who has since gone from strength to strength. Alfie and Michael will record an album called "Together". This album will be released on 21 October 2016. You can pre-order the album here.

 

Michael and Alfie already joined forces to promote their new project. You can enjoy the short clip here

 

Tour Dates

And last, but certainly not least they will go on a nationwide tour in November / December. The Tour Dates are:

03/11/2016 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

05/11/2016 - Bournemouth BIC Solent Hall

08/11/2016 - Southampton Mayflower

09/11/2016 - Portsmouth Guildhall

10/11/2016 - Bristol Colston Hall

12/11/2016 - London Palladium

13/11/2016 - London Palladium

15/11/2016 - Brighton Center

16/11/2016 - Leicester De Montfort Hall

17/11/2016 - Liverpool Echo Arena

19/11/2016 - Leeds First Direct Arena

20/11/2016 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

21/11/2016 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

23/11/2016 - Blackpool Opera House

25/11/2016 - Manchester O2 Apollo

26/11/2016 - Clyde Auditorium

28/11/2016 - Birmingham Symphony Hall

29/11/2016 - Birmingham Symphony Hall

01/12/2016 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

03/11/2016 - Sheffield City Hall

 

Tickets for the Tour will go into general sale on Friday, 20 May 2016. There are several presales (Fan Club, O2, LiveNation, venues to name just a few). You may want to check with them over the coming days. Here is the link to the LIveNation website. And here is the link to GigsandTours. These tickets are partly already on sale, but be aware that many tickets should be held until Friday for the general public.

 

Media & Live Appearances posted:06/05/16 - UPDATED: 16/05/16

It has been announced that Michael will be hosting this year's BBC Proms in the Park (Hyde Park). Mark your calendars for 10 September, 5:15pm. And get your tickets here.

Upcoming media dates:

15 May: Lets Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood, ITV1, 7:30pm

17 May: Good Morning Britain; ITV1; 6-8:30am NEW

20 May: Friday Night Is Music Night, BBC Radio 2, 8pm


Upcoming live dates:

21 July: Hippodrome Casino, London, 8pm

10 September: BBC Proms in the (Hyde)Park (MB host), 5:15pm

The One Show posted: 28/04/16

You can watch a great interview done by Frank Skinner on YouTube. His poor sister had to suffer quite a lot with two bigger brothers it appears. So watch it here


Frank Skinner interview posted: 16/04/16

Michael will be co-Presenter on "The One Show" once more. Be sure not too miss the show tomorrow (Friday, 29 April 7pm). Visit the website here.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show posted: 15/04/16

Michael will participate in Michael McIntyre's Big Show which will be aired on BBC One between 7 and 755pm on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Be sure not to miss it.

Spoiler:

He will be singing "The Prayer" with an audience member who was surprised on the show. Find more infos on the Official website.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show posted: 16/04/16

Michael will participate in Michael McIntyre's Big Show which will be aired on BBC One between 7 and 755pm on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Be sure not to miss it.

Spoiler:

He will be singing "The Prayer" with an audience member who was surprised on the show.

Olivier Awards - Air times posted: 27/03/16

Be sure not to miss the best moments from this years Olivier Awards. Find here all the air times.


The One Show - BBC 2 posted: 27/03/16

Michael will be a guest on "The One Show" on BBC One on Monday, 28 March 2016. You can watch the show live from 7pm. Be sure not to miss it. More info.

The Michael Ball Show - BBC 2 posted: 20/03/16

Should the next news excite you as much, as it excites us, this photo is just SOOOO appropriate.

Michael will once again take over his former Sunday Brunch (Sundays 11am) slot, which was vacated, when Terry Wogan sadly died. Michael will do the show each Sunday, with ten Sundays off, when Richard Madeley will take over. His first show will be on 10 April. This means as well, that you really should listen to the last two "Sunday Night with MIchael Ball".

What can we say? We missed listening to him live on Sunday noons and we cannot wait to do that again. By the way, the show will be called "The Michael Ball Show". As soon as we have a link for the show page, we will share it with you.

Olivier Awards posted: 23/02/16

Michael will return to hosting the 2016 Olivier Awards for a third time on 3 April at the Royal Opera House.

According to the announcement there is even more Ball to be had:

Prior to hosting the ceremony proper, Ball will also host the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard Nominations Announcement. This year’s nominees will be revealed at an event held at Rosewood London at 12:00 on Monday 29 February. The event will be livestreamed on the Olivier Awards website, allowing theatre fans to keep up with all the exciting announcements.



More Ken Bruce posted: 11/02/16

It has been announced that further to sitting in for Ken Bruce the coming week, Michael will also be sitting in for him during the week starting on 28 March.

You can listen live here, Monday to Friday 9:30am till noon.



BBC Pop Up Country radio channel posted: 04/02/16

The BBC will introduce their own Pop Up Country radio channel for a weekend. Michael will do his own programme there on Saturday, 12 March between 3 and 4pm.

The show is called Michael Ball's Country Classics. He will be on for a second time on that Sunday 11pm (supposedly this is a repeat of the first show). For more info visit the official page.

Mr. Michael Ball OBE posted: 29/01/16

Michael was part of the first investiture of the year. In other words, he received his OBE medal. Michael shared these lovely photos of the day. .

See also: Michael's Twitter Account

Sitting in for Ken Bruce posted: 29/01/16

Michael will be sitting in for Ken Bruce on his Daily BBC Radio 2 show in the week commencing 15 February 2016. Be sure to listen in Monday to Friday between 9:30am and noon. You can listen live here.


Friday Night is Music Night posted: 23/12/15

Michael will take part in an episode of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night which will be aired live on Friday, 22 January 2016 at 8:00pm.

Tickets are already sold out sadly.



Oliviers in Concert posted: 04/12/15

January will be a busy month for Michael. It has now been announced that he will be part of The Oliviers In Concert.

The concert will be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Monday, 25 January 2016 at 7:30pm. It will also be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.

Tickets are already on sale and you can get them here.



WOS Awards Nominations - Vote! posted: 03/12/15

Michael and Mack & Mabel have scored four nominations at the 16th annual WhatsOnStage Awards:

Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Ball)
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Jack Edwards)
Best Musical Revival
Best Regional Production

To make sure they win you can cast your vote until 31 January 2016 here.

Winners will be announced on 21 Feburary 2016.



Concert News posted: 02/12/15

It has just been announced that Michael will be appearing in an intimate concert at the Hippodorme Casino in London on Thursday, 28 January, 8pm.

Tickets in the stalls are 100 £, in the balcony 75 £. You can get them here.



Various News posted: 28/11/15

The sad news first: It has been confirmed that there will be no West End transfer for Mack & Mabel.

We are heartbroken for Michael and all the excellent cast. There will also be no cast recording now. We feel privileged to have seen as many shows as we did. A big thank you to everyone who made Michael's dream a reality and our times at Hollywoodland so very special.

So what is there to look forward to? We now have the date for the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability that Michael recorded a while ago. It will be aired tomorrow, Sunday 29 November, 7:54am and 9:26pm. Also on Thursday, 3 December at 3:27pm on BBC Radio 4. Listen here.

Michael will also appear in the Frank Sinatra centenary concert London Salutes Frank at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Sunday, 13 December at 7pm. Tickets have been on sale a while now but you can still grab some here.

Subject to availability he will also be a judge at the Perfect Pitch Award 2015/16 at the St. James Theatre, London on 5 Feburaray 2016 at 2pm. Get tickets here.

Christmas Carols for RHN posted: 22/10/15

It has become a tradition that Michael will be a special guest at RHN's Chistmas Carols event. It will be held on Thursday 10 December at 7pm at the Holy Trinity Church in Wandworth in south west London and you can get your tickets (17 Pounds) and read more here.



Vote for 2015 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards posted: 16/10/15

The voting is now open for the 2015 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards. Mack and Mabel has scored nominations in several categories ranging from Leading Actor/Actress and Best New Production of a Musical (Fringe/Regions) to best female Understudy.

If you want to vote please note that they will check for multiple entries: "All voting results will be tabulated, and will be audited at the conclusion of the voting process to remove fake, duplicate and other invalid votes."

Let the voting beginn!



Cover Boy of Mad Trust West End Barnes Calendar posted: 22/09/15

One thing is for sure. We certainly never expected to see Mr. Ball taking a bath. And all that for the Mad Trust West End Bares calendar 2016. So guess who already ordered their copies.

So here is the pic:


And to order follow this link.

Mack and Mabel Tour Trailer posted: 24/08/15

It's finally here: the (tour) trailer for Mack and Mabel. Enjoy!





Media Appearances posted: 07/08/15 - UPDATED: 12/08/15

Mark your calendars:

Saturday 8 August, David Allen, BBC Radio Solent, 10:30pm

10 - 14 August, Ian Crouch at Breakfast, Sprirt FM, 7:40am, Listen again new



Mack and Mabel Trailer posted: 09/07/15

So here is the rehearsal trailer for Mack and Mabel. Enjoy




Media Appearances posted: 17/06/15

Mark your calendars:

Thursday 18 June, Lorraine, ITV 1, 8:30am



Dr. h. c. Michael Ball OBE posted: 13/06/15

Congratulatiosn to our own Michael. The Queens Birthday Honours list was released late last night and finally Michael was included into the Order of the British Empire. He was made an Officer of the British Empire - widely known as OBE.

And this is what his latest jewellery looks like:

You can view the full list on the official website. Michael can be found on page 21. He received the honour for services to Musical Theatre. Should you scroll through the list (which is really interesting) you can find some other famous names and names we know in connection to Michael (for example Jonathan Kent).

Media Appearances - UPDATED posted: 23/03/15 - UPDATED: 13/05/15

Mark your calendars:

Sunday 29 March, Sunday Brunch, Channel 4, 9:30am

Sunday 30 March, This Morning, ITV 1, 10:30am

Monday 18 May, Thronecast, Sky Atlantic, 10:00pm new

That Day We Sang DVD & Perfect Pitch posted: 21/02/15

The long awaited DVD for That Day We Sang will be released on 30 March 2015. You can pre-order it via our shop.




Michael also became patron of Perfect Pitch. He said said that the UK had a “wonderful tradition of creating great musicals” and added: “It is essential we give emerging writers every opportunity to develop their craft and create the hit shows of tomorrow.”


Perfect Pitch executive producer Andy Barnes said Ball shared the company's “passion in supporting emerging talent with new ideas for musicals”, and added: “We're delighted that he's committed some of his valuable time to further this cause.”

Chichester Mack and Mabel Sale Dates posted:14/02/15

From the Chichester Festival website:

Thursday 26 February - Season Announcement

Monday 2 March - Online Booking for Friends opens

Monday 9 March, 10am - Phone and in person booking opens for Friends

Wednesday 11 March - Public Online Booking opens

Monday 16 March, 10am - Public phone and in person booking opens

Become a Friend here.


Mack and Mabel Tour (mostly) already on sale posted:06/02/15

Quite astonishingly the tickets for most part of the Mack and Mabel tour are going on sale today (!) while the tickets for the Chichester production will be available from the end of February.

Manchester and Edinburgh are on sale from ATG from 10am. Head over to to get them.

Dublin is also on sale today from 10am via Ticketmaster

Nottingham will start its general sale on Monday, 9 February, also at 10am and via their own website.

Those wanting to go to Plymouth will have to wait for 24 February and can find tickets via the theatre's website.

The final leg of the tour, Cardiff, will go on sale on 27 February. Here's the link.



Mack and Mabel (Tour) Announced posted:03/02/15

The dates for the Mack and Mabel run in Chichester (13 July - 5 September) and even for a UK tour were announced yesterday.

We will soon have a page dedicated to Mack and Mabel, of course, but until then check out this article at BroadwayWorld.

General ticket sale starts at the end of February.

Here are the UK tour dates (courtesy of BroadwayWorld.com):



Media Appearances 2015 posted:16/01/15 - UPDATED: 02/02/15

Upcoming media dates:

1 February: Get your Act Together, ITV1, 7:00pm

10 February: Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, DAVE TV, 10pm

Mel and Sue, ITV1, 4pm new

Grand Final: Get Your Act Together, ITV1, 7pm new





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