London: Gary Barlow took to the stage in Leeds to open his new Calendar Girls musical, ahead of possible runs in the West End and on Broadway. The Take That star has created the £3m show, titled The Girls, with Tim Firth who wrote the 2003 Calendar Girls film. They are both based on the true story of the Women’s Institute members who stripped off for a charity calendar. Barlow joined the cast and original Calendar Girls for the finale at the opening night at Leeds Grand Theatre.–BBC