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Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Olivier Awards 2018: Full List of Winners by Alex Ritman and David Rooney

'Hamilton' scored seven wins, while top prizes went also to 'The Ferryman,' 'Angels in America' and 'Follies,' with Bryan Cranston, Sam Mendes, Shirley Henderson and Laura Donnelly among hon…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Expelliarmus! British Wand Shop Bans 'Harry Potter' Fans by Alex Ritman

Shopkeeper and wand-maker Richard Carter says the wooden creations in his store are "spiritual tools" and that he can sense 'Harry Potter' fans by their aura. read more

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Monday, August 8, 2016

'Harry Potter' Fans Outraged as 'Cursed Child' Tickets Resold for More Than $1200 by Alex Ritman

A new batch of 250,000 tickets for the stage play sold out within hours, with many soon appearing on re-sale websites at inflated prices. read more

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

J.K. Rowling Hopes 'Harry Potter' Play Will Expand "Wider Than Broadway" by Alex Ritman

The eagerly anticipated 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' stage play finally premiered in London after a month of previews. read more

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Emma Watson Says 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is "Amazing" by Alex Ritman

The actress went backstage to meet the cast of the stage play, including Noma Dumezweni, who's playing the older version of Hermione Granger.read more

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cate Blanchett, David Schwimmer Among Guests at Old Vic Summer Gala by Alex Ritman

The celeb-strewn charity event for the London theater raised £500,000, but the Brexit was on the tip of everyone's tongues.read more

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Friday, June 10, 2016

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Scraps Real Owls by Alex Ritman

PETA applauds the decision, made after a bird escaped into the auditorium during the first performance.read more

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Monday, June 6, 2016

J.K. Rowling Slams Critics of Hermione Casting as "Bunch of Racists" by Alex Ritman

Olivier-winning actress Noma Dumezweni was cast as Granger for the 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' stage play, which begins previews on Tuesday.read more

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Olivier Awards: Mark Rylance, Benedict Cumberbatch Among Nominees by Alex Ritman

Nicole Kidman, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Cyndi Lauper are also up for the U.K.'s premier theater awards. read more

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

'Genius' Director Planning Film Adaptation of Play 'Photograph 51' for Nicole Kidman by Alex Ritman

Michael Grandage says he wants the adaptation of his West End hit to be his next film and hopes the actress will reprise her award-winning role as DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin.read more

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Matthew Perry Heading to London's West End With New Play by Alex Ritman

'The End of Longing' is about "four broken people looking for love" and marks the 'Friends' star's stage-writing debut.read more

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Friday, October 23, 2015

'Harry Potter' Play Plot, Poster Revealed by Alex Ritman

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' due to hit London's West End next year, is set 19 years after the last film in the series.read more

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Annenberg Center For Performing Arts' New British Artistic Director Talks L.A. Move (Q&A) by Alex Ritman

Paul Crewes is set to take the creative reins at Beverly Hills' two-year-old facility. read more

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch’s First Night as Hamlet Sparks Media Outrage by Alex Ritman

British newspapers — including The Times — slammed for publishing early reviews of the performance ahead of its official press night. read more

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

James Bond Stage Show Rights Have "Not" Been Licensed, Says MGM by Alex Ritman

A statement asserted that no 007 musical had been agreed with Merry Saltzman.read more

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nicole Kidman Returning to London’s West End With DNA Drama by Alex Ritman

Anna Ziegler’s 'Photograph 51' tells the story of the unsung hero of the DNA double-helix's discovery.read more

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

'Groundhog Day,' Ralph Fiennes, Timothy Spall Set for London's Old Vic by Alex Ritman

New artistic director Matthew Warchus has unveiled the theater's first post-Kevin Spacey season.read more

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Monday, March 9, 2015

U.K.’s Olivier Awards: James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson Among Nominees by Alex Ritman

The British equivalent of the Tony Awards also saw Mark Strong, Richard Armitage and Nicole Scherzinger shortlisted. read more

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Damian Lewis Returning to London's West End by Alex Ritman

The 'Homeland' star will appear in a revival of David Mamet's 'American Buffalo' in the springread more

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Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Bend it Like Beckham’ to Become West End Musical by Alex Ritman

The Golden Globe-nominated 2002 British comedy served as a breakthrough title for Keira Knightleyread more

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Lindsay Lohan Forgets Lines in London West End Debut, Draws Mixed Reviews by Alex Ritman

The actress plays a role in David Mamet's Hollywood satire 'Speed-the-Plow' that Madonna and Elisabeth Moss played on Broadwayread more

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

'Pride' Screenwriter Reveals Plans for Musical Adaptation by Alex Ritman

The comedy opened to third place at the U.K. box office this weekend read more

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