The first picture of Peter as Candy Darling, along with Helen Sjöholm as Mona in the new musical “Livet är en schlager” (Life is a pop song) has emerged.
Swedish gay magazine QX, has Peter and Helen on the cover of the September 2014 issue and an interview with Jonas Gardell, writer of the show.
Jonas revealed that the show is not based on the 2000 movie of the same name, but is a completely new script. Candy’s role is more developed in the musical. The songs are all new (except one), especially written for the musical by Frederik Kempe. The big finale number from the film “Aldrig ska jag sluta älska dig” (I will never stop loving you” will be in the musical.
The musical opens at Cirkus on 11 September 2014. The opening night is completely sold out. Tickets for other performances can be purchased from Ticnet. The show runs until 21 December 2014.
On 12 August 2014, Peter and Helen appeared on the popular TV show Allsång på Skansen, and performed a song from the upcoming musical, “Livet är en schlager”. The song is called “Som skapta för varann”.
The clip is still available for viewing at SVT Play. Click on the image above to be able to see it. It will be available until 11 September 2014.
Peter’s album “I Love Musicals” is now out in Japan.
The bonus track “Kiss of the Spider Woman” was recorded live at one of Peter’s “I Love Musicals” concerts last year.
Apart from the front cover picture, the booklet is the same as the Swedish release. There is an extra booklet with the lyrics in English and Japanese. The lyrics for “Annars vore jag inte jag” are in Swedish and Japanese.
There is an extra sheet in Japanese describing the BSCD2 format. This format is still playable on standard CD players and computers.
The CD can be ordered from CD Japan by clicking here.
Foto: Carl Thorborg
All remaining performances of Sweeney Todd in Stockholm have been sold out up to the final performance on 30 April 2014. It is unlikely that the run will be extended unfortunately.
The Stadsteatern website briefly mentions a Swedish touring version to open in the autumn of 2015. There is no official confirmation yet, nor whether Peter would be involved.
The show has been highly successful with both Peter and his co-star Vanna Rosenberg being singled out for praise.
Next for Peter is a visit to Japan in May where he will guest in two concerts with friend Ramin Karimloo and then a concert in Fredrikstad, Norway in July. Peter’s next musical, “Livet är en schlager” with Helen Sjöholm, opens in Stockholm on 11 September 2014.
On 14 July 2014, Peter will be staging a concert in Fredrikstad, Norway as part of the closing festivities of the Tall Ships Races. The theme is of course musicals and Peter will be joined by Norwegian musical star, Heidi Gjermundsen Broch.
To find out more about the Tall Ships Races, click here.
Two Japanese websites are showing the above image as the cover for the Japanese release of “I Love Musicals”, due out on 9 April 2014.
Peter will be making his first appearance on stage in Japan on 21 May 2014 when he appears as a guest at Musical Meets Symphony, an annual concert event in Tokyo.
The concert stars Peter’s friend and fellow Phantom, Ramin Karimloo alongside other Japanese stars. The venue is the Tokyo International Forum Hall A and there are two shows at 3pm and 7pm.
It could be that Sony Music Japan are releasing Peter’s “I Love Musicals” CD to coincide with his visit.