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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Can Stranger Things replicate Harry Potter and save the West End? by Annabel Nugent

The production team behind the most anticipated show of the year tell Annabel Nugent about what makes ‘The First Shadow’ so different from the usual screen-to-stage adaptation, and why t…

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:36AM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

Lily Allen hurried off stage during The Pillowman play in ‘emergency evacuation’ by Annabel Nugent

Audience was escorted outside while the fire brigade investigated a ‘false alarm’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:55AM
Friday, August 4, 2023

Georgie Grier performs to packed out Edinburgh crowd hours after tearful tweet by Annabel Nugent

‘Hello Wembley!’ joked the comedian upon seeing the crowd

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:04PM

Paapa Essiedu opens up about the first role that made him doubt himself by Annabel Nugent

‘The fact that I did do it I think taught me something about myself,’ said ‘Black Mirror’ star

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:13AM
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: Full list of winners by Annabel Nugent

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and ‘Leopoldstadt’ were among the big winners of the night

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:43AM

Alex Newell and J Harrison Ghee make history as first openly non-binary actors to win a Tony Award by Annabel Nugent

Newell and Ghee won for their roles in ‘Shucked’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’, respectively

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:25AM
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Tony Awards: Viewers baffled after director Michael Arden’s impassioned acceptance speech is censored by CBS by Annabel Nugent

Arden won Best Direction of a Musical for his revivial of ‘Parade’

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:19PM

Tony Awards 2023: Full list of winners by Annabel Nugent

See a rolling list of winners, updated in real time, below

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:13PM

‘I am live and unscripted – buckle up’: Ariana DeBose opens Tony Awards with passionate monologue by Annabel Nugent

Actor explained how the writers’ strikes affects tonight’s awards show

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:13PM
Monday, April 24, 2023

Matthew Rhys regrets not stepping in after Kathleen Turner photographed nude onstage: ‘I let her down’ by Annabel Nugent

Rhys and Turner starred in the 2000 stage production of ‘The Graduate’

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:48AM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

‘I let her down’: Matthew Rhys regrets not stepping in after Kathleen Turner photographed nude onstage by Annabel Nugent

Rhys and Turner starred in the 2000 stage production of ‘The Graduate’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:54AM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

Nicholas death: Andrew Lloyd Webber announces his son has died aged 43 from gastric cancer by Annabel Nugent

Nicholas, also a successful composer, died surrounded by family at hospital in Hampshire

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:47AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Stranger Things: The First Shadow reveals plot for new stage show – and how to get tickets by Annabel Nugent

‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ will have its world-premiere in London later this year

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:55AM
Sunday, February 5, 2023
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Monday, December 19, 2022

Jodie Comer, a gen-Z Elle Woods and a giant swimming pool: The best theatre of 2022, ranked by Jessie Thompson,isobel Lewis,nicole Vassell and Annabel Nugent

The Independent’s theatre critics have chosen their top stage shows of 2022, a year in which fresh new writing and charming musicals reigned supreme

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:42AM
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Quentin Oliver Lee: Broadway star dies aged 34 by Annabel Nugent

‘It was peaceful and perfect,’ recalls Lee’s wife of his death

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:48AM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Emilia Clarke addresses panned Broadway debut nearly a decade later: ‘It was a catastrophic failure’ by Annabel Nugent

Clarke played Holly Golightly in a production of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:07PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber booed by crowd after calling Cinderella musical a ‘costly mistake’ by Annabel Nugent

Webber’s remark prompted confused looks from the cast on stage

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:48AM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Anne-Marie Duff speaks out about decision not to get Botox: ‘Some people think it’s bonkers’ by Annabel Nugent

‘Shameless’ star says the choice has not impeded her career

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:24AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Force Majeure review: Rory Kinnear is a man out for himself in an uneven adaptation of a Swedish triumph by Annabel Nugent

The play trades in the original film’s darkly comic outlook for a more straightforward humour

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:03AM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Life of Pi review: Lifelike tiger impresses in theatre-shaking production by Annabel Nugent

Every flick of the tail and padding of paws somehow carries the same weight as the real thing

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:24AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Yaël Farber on The Tragedy of Macbeth: ‘Our fatal flaw as a species is that we cannot manage power’ by Annabel Nugent

Her play is arguably the hottest ticket this theatre season. The playwright and director speaks with Annabel Nugent about creating an ‘intense’ on-set atmosphere, growing up amid the ‘…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:32AM
Thursday, August 12, 2021

2:22 A Ghost Story review, Noël Coward Theatre: Lily Allen makes an eerily good stage debut in tense horror by Annabel Nugent

An all-star ensemble cast lead the way in Danny Robins’s prickly and effective thriller

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:18AM
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Hamilton star reveals West End actors are working in supermarkets during the pandemic by Annabel Nugent

Hamilton’s lead actor Sharon Rose has said that many West End stars have begun working in supermarkets amid the pandemic.

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:54AM
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Game of Thrones: Inside the new £24m themed attraction to open in the UK by Annabel Nugent

<p>Studio tour will be set inside the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland</p>

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:32AM
Friday, July 31, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: Return of indoor shows is delayed with masks enforced in cinemas and museums by Annabel Nugent

Restrictions on indoor performances at theatres and music venues will not ease for at least another two weeks

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:36AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards