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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”.

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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:

 

Phantom 30th Anniversary Round-Up

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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).

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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.

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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.

Peter returns to Broadway as the Phantom

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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.

 

Swedish language Phantom songs

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In February this year, Peter released Swedish language versions of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”, the former a duet with his Phantom co-star, Emmi Christensson. These are available on iTunes and Spotify-

The two songs are also available on an extended version of Peter’s “I Love Musicals – The Album”, again only available digitally.

There are currently no plans to release a full cast recording of the show, unfortunately.

The Phantom of the Opera in Sweden

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A new Swedish production of The Phantom of the Opera opens at Cirkus in Stockholm on 14 September 2016, currently booking until 2 April 2017. Following Peter’s acclaimed stints as the Phantom in London’s West End and on Broadway, he once again dons the mask but this time, in his homeland and in the Swedish language.

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Peter is joined by Emmi Christensson playing Christine and Anton Zetterholm as Raoul.

Emmi has more recently played Christine in the West End and attracted attention as the first blonde Christine. Anton has been successful in Germany, in particular playing the lead role in the musical version of Tarzan. He has also worked in the West End playing Enjolras in Les Miserables.

Official Phantom website (in Swedish)

Book tickets (in Swedish and in English)

 

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