The show premieres at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on 28 and 29 January 2022. The tour then kicks off in Sweden on 4 February 2022 in Karlstad. The Swedish dates and venues are shown in the graphic above.
You may remember that Peter and Ola co-hosted one of the heats of Melodifestivalen back in 2015 and performed the song “Sing Me Out” together. “Sing Me Out” was also released via Spotify and other digital platforms.
Ola has previous form with Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2008, he translated the show into Swedish for a special performance in Malmö. A cast recording album was released in 2009. There have been several arena tours since then. In these productions, Ola has played Jesus so this time will be different for him.
Peter has also played Jesus in 1998 in a concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar in Stockholm and Gothenburg back in 1998.
Peter has said that this production will be in English.
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.
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:
Under My Skin
This Song of Mine
Jag såg mig redan där
Balladen om det angenärna
Han är med mig nu
Mellan en far och en son
Jag har dig nu
I’m Gonna Do It
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”.
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.
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 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 of the Opera recently celebrated its 30th anniversary on Broadway. Peter, being the current Phantom, took part in the celebrations along with his co-stars Ali Ewoldt (Christine) and Rodney Ingram (Raoul).
On 22 January 2018, the celebration week kicked off with Peter, Ali and Rodney ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. This was broadcast on a giant screen in Times Square.
Broadway.com looked back on 30 years of Phantom on Broadway. The article is illustrated with a stunning photoshoot of the three stars at the Parker New York Hotel. Click here for the article, a gallery of photos and a fun video where Peter, Ali and Rodney introduce themselves.
On 24 January 2018, there was a special gala performance of the show. Our trio started the day with a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building. Plenty of photos were taken and some can be seen at the following links: Playbill, Theater Mania and Broadway.com.
An episode of The Broadway.com Show featured coverage of the red carpet and gala performance. The segment starts at 6:34 and Peter pops up as one of the red carpet interviews.
As part of the gala performance, Peter performed alongside the original Christine, Sarah Brightman and the cast of School of Rock in a rock version of the “Phantom of the Opera” song. Amazing version.
The actual anniversary fell on 26 January 2018. Peter and Ali appeared on the Today Show to perform “Music of the Night”. You can see that video by clicking here.
Peter continues to play in Phantom until 31 March 2018. Visit the Upcoming Events section of Peter’s official site for a schedule of his appearances and links to book tickets.
It has been announced that Peter will once again play the Phantom for the 30th anniversary of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. It is a great honour for Peter to be asked to recreate the role for an important landmark in the show’s history.
Peter will be playing a strictly limited season from Monday 15 January 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018. The actual anniversary is 26 January but will be celebrated two days earlier on 24 January. More details of that special show will be forthcoming.