Category Archives: Theatre

Häxorna i Eastwick extended

“Häxorna i Eastwick” has been a success in Stockholm with Peter in the lead role as the devilish Darryl Van Horn.

The show has been extended until 29 February 2020. Tickets are available here.

Returning to Eastwick

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Peter is making a return visit to Eastwick this September in a new Swedish production of “Witches of Eastwick”, now called “Häxorna i Eastwick”.

The musical is based on the cult film starring Jack Nicholson as the Devil and Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon as the titular witches. It originally opened in the West End back in 2000 and Peter was in the cast, originating the role of Michael, the son of one of the witches. Peter also sang on the original cast recording at the time.

Peter will now star as Darryl Van Horne, the Devil himself when this new production opens at Cirkus in Stockholm in September 2019. Also starring as the witches are Linda Olsson, Kayo and Vanna Rosenberg (Peter’s co-star in “Sweeney Todd”).

The show opens on 19 September 2019 and tickets are now on sale through Showtic. It is booking until 2 November 2019.

Peter included “Who’s the Man” from the original show on his “I Love Musicals” album.

Songs from “Med hjärtat som insats”

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Peter has created a playlist on Spotify containing his original recorded versions of the songs performed in his show “Med hjärtat som insats”.

The songs on the playlist are:

  • Addicted
  • Higher
  • Under My Skin
  • This Song of Mine
  • Ingen skyldighet
  • Jag såg mig redan där
  • Tiden
  • Somebody
  • Balladen om det angenärna
  • Han är med mig nu
  • Jackie
  • Mellan en far och en son
  • Jag har dig nu
  • Glömskans tåg
  • Under morgonljuset
  • Stoppa mig
  • Everybody Hurts
  • I’m Gonna Do It
  • The Mask
  • Shape of You
  • Stockholm i natt
  • I Feel Good and I’m Worth It

Some points to note from the show. This is based on my memory of the show so please forgive any mistakes.

  • “Addicted” is not the first song in the show, just the latest addition to the playlist. The rest of the playlist appears to more or less follow the order of the songs in the show.
  • “Higher” and “Under My Skin” are in the pre-show and not the main show. They were performed by members of the ensemble.
  • “Stockholm i natt” is the final song in the show. “I Feel Good and I’m Worth It” is an encore.
  • Another five songs from Peter’s forthcoming album were also in the show but are currently not in the playlist since they have not been released yet. “What If Tomorrow Never Comes”, “Rushing Into Love”, “I Want To Know”, “Dancing” and “Believer”.

Watch trailer for Peter’s show with English subtitles

Peter Jöback “His Greatest Show – Med hjärtat som insats”

Peter has released a trailer for his new show starting on 20 September 2018 at Cirkus in Stockholm.

Peter has also announced the ensemble for his new show.

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Jens Hultén is a well known Swedish actor who has appeared in such international films as “Skyfall” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”. He worked with Peter in the Swedish production of “Cabaret”.

Elin König Andersson is an acrobat who has performed around Europe and the United States.

Gunilla Backman is one of Sweden’s major musical stars, starring in such shows as “Mamma Mia (svensk version)”, “Miss Saigon” and “Les Misérables”. Peter sang a duet with Gunilla on her 2006 album “Nära mig”.

Marianne Mörck has worked with Peter before, namely in “Kristina från Duvemåla”. Marianne is primarily an opera singer and is well known to Swedish audiences. She also had a recurring role in the Swedish TV series of “Wallander”.

Frida Öhrn is known as the lead singer of Oh Laura who had an international hit with the song “Release Me” in 2007. She is currently a member of the group Cookies ‘n’ Beans as well as launching a solo career known simply as Öhrn. Peter has often worked with Cookies ‘n’ Beans over the last few years.

Daniel Mauricio is a dancer and singer who has appeared in “Lion King”, “West Side Story”, “Chicago” and “Book of Mormon”

Karl Noremo (not present but a photo is in the frame being held by Frida) is a dancer and singer who trained at the American Musical Theater Academy in London. He has appeared in shows like “Sweet Charity” and “Billy Elliott”.

Peter putting his heart on the line with new show

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Peter has announced an exciting new show, which will play a residency at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm from 20 September 2018.

The name of the show is “Med hjärtat som insats”, which translates to “With his heart on the line” and has also been dubbed “His Greatest Show”. Peter has worked with his creative team Hans Marklund and Magnus Rensfors to create a music experience they are calling “Pop Theatre”.

The show has been described as a spectacular, colourful, dramatic and musical journey between different stages of life and world destinations. Decadent Berlin, romantic Paris, magical New York, sophisticated London and last but not least luxurious Las Vegas. You will meet Peter as an artist, a crooner, a musical star and a pop singer through successes, adversities, love, heartbreak and passion for the stage and showbiz.

The show will play in the evening Thursdays to Saturdays, with a matinee on Saturdays from 20 September 2018 to 15 December 2018. Click here for tickets.

Phantom Interviews

Here are a two interviews plus a performance that Peter has done for Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Becoming the Phantom (from the Phantom of the Opera YouTube channel):

Broadway.com Show – Interview and special performance of Music of the Night: