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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.

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General Sale: 29 September 2023

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