Lots of news about “Livet är en schlager” courtesy of a press release.
The show has been extended again by a further 48 performances taking it up to 25 April 2015. Tickets for these extra performances go on sale at 9am on Friday 21 November 2014.
Also on Friday, the first single from the upcoming cast recording will be released to radio. “När jag faller” (When I fall) is a duet with Peter Jöback and Helen Sjöholm. There are no further details about the release of the cast recording yet.
On Saturday 22 November 2014, a TV documentary taking you behind the scenes of the show will be broadcast on SVT1 at 16:50. “Livet är en Schlager – och hårt arbete” (Life is a pop song – and hard work) will also be available on SVT Play.
The full press release can be read here (in Swedish).
Peter will be one of the performers on stage at this year’s World AIDS Day Gala in Stockholm. The Gala will be held at the Rival Hotel on 1 December 2014. Other performers include Shirley Clamp, Timoteij, Ann-Louise Hanson, Erik Linder and others.
Tickets can be booked here.
The musical “Livet är en schlager” has been extended until 17 January 2015 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Tickets can be booked here.
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.