"X Factor" the musical to hit London stage in 2014

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Cowell poses at the season two premiere of the television series "The X Factor" at Grauman's Chinese theatre in HollywoodLONDON (Reuters) – Creator of "The X Factor", Simon Cowell, has given his approval for his hit TV singing competition to head to the London stage. Syco Entertainment, Cowell's joint venture with Sony Music, is teaming up with Stage Entertainment UK to bring a musical based on the TV singing contest to the stage next year, the partners announced on Friday. The show, to be called "X Factor – It's Time To Face The Musical!" will hit London's West End theatre district in early 2014 with its creators calling it an "affectionate poke" at the hugely successful TV show created by Cowell. …