“Livet är en schlager” cast recording to be released in January

schlagerocrThe original cast recording of “Livet är en schlager” will be released in Sweden on 28 January 2015. It has started to appear in online stores for pre-ordering.

The album will contain 15 tracks.

“När jag faller” – first single from “Livet är en schlager” cast recording

fallerThe first single from the “Livet är en schlager” cast recording has been released worldwide on iTunes and Spotify.

“När jag faller” (When I fall) is sung by Helen Sjöholm (Mona) and Peter Jöback (Candy).

No word yet on when the cast recording is being released.

Livet är en schlager extended, cast recording, TV special

LIvet-är-en-schlager-pressLots 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).

World AIDS Day Gala

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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.

Extra performances added for Livet är en schlager

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The musical “Livet är en schlager” has been extended until 17 January 2015 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Tickets can be booked here.

Peter Jöback IS Candy Darling

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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.

qxcoversep2014Swedish 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.

New song from “Livet är en schlager” performed on Swedish TV

allsangscreengrabOn 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.