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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rising Star Crystal Clarke on Appearing in the West End's A Woman of No Importance & Two Star Wars Movies by Matt Wolf

New Jersey-born actresses not long out of drama school don’t often end up co-starring in the West End in Oscar Wilde revivals alongside the likes of Eve Best, Emma Fielding and An…

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Rising Star Crystal Clarke on Appearing in the West End's A Man of No Importance & Two Star Wars Movies by Matt Wolf

New Jersey-born actresses not long out of drama school don’t often end up co-starring in the West End in Oscar Wilde revivals alongside the likes of Eve Best, Emma Fielding and An…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

On London Stage, Absurdity and Terrorism Aren’t Mutually Exclusive by Matt Wolf

Reviews of "B," "Le Grand Mort," and "Ramona Tells Jim" on the London stage

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

West End Young Frankenstein Star Hadley Fraser on Two Forces of Nature: Mel Brooks & Ramin Karimloo by Matt Wolf

Hadley Fraser needs no introduction as one of the West End’s best and brightest, a talent at home both in musicals (Les Miserables, City of Angels) and the classics (he was Aufidius in…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Apologia Star Stockard Channing on Returning to the London Stage, 'Creepy' Grease Fixations & Not Writing a Memoir by Matt Wolf

Stockard Channing needs no introduction as a Broadway legend, but London’s good fortune is to have welcomed the Tony and Emmy-winning actress at regular intervals. She first appeared o…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Olivier Winner Philip Quast on Why Follies Is His Last Musical, the Road Not Taken & More by Matt Wolf

The clarion-voiced Philip Quast has three Olivier Awards to his name and is bound to be considered for a fourth in due course for his soul-stirring performance as Ben Stone in the National T…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Minds in Meltdown, and a Risk-Taking Director Back on Form by Matt Wolf

"Prism," "King Lear," and "Knives in Hens" on the London stage, all reviewed.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tyrone Huntley on Returning to London's Jesus Christ Superstar & Working with Amber Riley in Dreamgirls by Matt Wolf

Tyrone Huntley won an Olivier nomination and the Evening Standard’s Emerging Talent Award for his seismic performance as Judas in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of th…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sondheim’s ‘Follies’ Is Back, at Once Bleak and Beautiful by Matt Wolf

A revival of the musical at London's National Theater packs a punch - while a difficult, high-minded new work at the Almeida falls flat.

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Tony Winner Jim Norton on Revisiting the Work of Conor McPherson in London's Girl from the North Country by Matt Wolf

Jim Norton is a beloved theater stalwart on both sides of the Atlantic, having won an Olivier and then a Tony for his performance in fellow Irishman Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer. The…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

London Les Miserables Star Killian Donnelly on Kinky Broadway Memories & Getting Tips from Colm Wilkinson by Matt Wolf

Killian Donnelly has stormed the West End in such diverse shows as Memphis, The Commitments and Kinky Boots, in which he also starred on Broadway. Now, he’s returned to the U.K. in no …

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Rising British Star Christian Cooke on Headlining Knives in Hens at London's Donmar, Being Paid in Burgers & More by Matt Wolf

The fast-rising English film and TV actor Christian Cooke was Dennis Quaid’s co-star in the recent series The Art of More and has even directed a short film, Edith, starring Michelle F…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

London Theater Reviews: A Mexican-Style ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Matt Wolf

Mariachi music and machismo spice up the comedy in a new production at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

London Evita Star Emma Hatton on What Eva Peron Would Do If She Met Wicked's Elphaba & More by Matt Wolf

Emma Hatton has staked out a formidable name for herself playing two iconic roles, Elphaba in Wicked and Eva Peron in Evita. The second part has this summer earned her rave re…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

London Star Ashley Day on Reclaiming His Dancing Roots in An American in Paris in the West End by Matt Wolf

Ashley Day has appeared in Evita, Mary Poppins, and as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon in the West End. Now, the English musical theater triple-threat has danced his way int…

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London Theater Reviews: A ‘Night Music’ of Heightened Harmony, and Pub Theaters That Put Actors First by Matt Wolf

The staging of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical not only sounds different from most revivals but also looks startlingly fresh.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

West End Star Stuart Neal on His Dancing Feet in 42nd Street & More by Matt Wolf

Stuart Neal has appeared on the West End in La Cage aux Folles, the Michael Grandage-directed Evita and alongside Dame Judi Dench in The Winter’s Tale, co-starring Kenneth Branagh, amo…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

A London Musical With Energy to Burn, and Two Without It by Matt Wolf

"Bat Out of Hell" does justice to the Meat Loaf songs that make up its score. "The Wind in the Willows" and "Yank! A World War II Love Story" pale beside it.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Romola Garai on the the Powerful Lead Women at the Center of Queen Anne: 'A Change in Circumstance Can Eat Away at a Friendship' by Matt Wolf

Romola Garai found film renown early on in movies like Atonement and I Capture the Castle but returns often to the stage. In 2014, she appeared off-Broadway to transfixin…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

I Loved Lucy Star Matthew Scott on Booking His London Debut at the Broadway Stage Door & Discovering Lucille Ball on Nick at Nite by Matt Wolf

Matthew Scott has appeared on Broadway in such shows as Sondheim on Sondheim and as Adam in An American in Paris and is now marking his first-ever trip to London with his…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New West End Aladdin Star Matthew Croke on Flying High, His Wicked Past & Bare Chest Buzz by Matt Wolf

Matthew Croke started the summer by fulfilling any performer’s dreams: graduating from a career spent largely in supporting and understudy assignments to playing a bona fide star part …

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Monday, July 17, 2017

London Theater Reviews: Birth Pangs, Royal and Otherwise by Matt Wolf

Surrogacy brings challenges, a childless queen is upstaged by her dearest friend, and two writers vie for supremacy — all on London stages this summer.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

West End Mamma Mia! Star Sara Poyzer on Stealing from Meryl Streep and Bringing ABBA to the World by Matt Wolf

Sara Poyzer didn’t graduate from drama school until she was 27, but in the two decades since has established herself as an invaluable company member of several long-running musicals. S…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: In ‘Ink,’ a Media Mogul Is Born — Rupert Murdoch by Matt Wolf

James Graham’s play focuses on Mr. Murdoch as a news baron in the making; and “Anatomy of a Suicide” is a shimmeringly powerful puzzle play.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

F. Murray Abraham on Returning to the West End in The Mentor, His Homeland Fame & Why He'll Never Retire by Matt Wolf

It’s been more than 30 years since F. Murray Abraham won the Oscar for his indelible screen performance as Salieri in Amadeus, since which time he has appeared regularly on s…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Laura Donnelly on Starring in London's The Ferryman and the 'Hell' of Working with Hugh Jackman by Matt Wolf

Laura Donnelly appeared in London and on Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s intimate tease of a play The River and is now at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End in Butterworth&rsq…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Andrew Polec on Headlining Jim Steinman's Rocktacular Bat Out of Hell in London by Matt Wolf

Shows don’t get much more “rocktacular,” or so one assumes, than Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, the vaunted Jim Steinman hymn to youthful passion whose stag…

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London Theater Reviews: Sharing Joy and Sacrifice from the Barber Shop Chair by Matt Wolf

As the cast of “Barber Shop Chronicles” gets a (simulated) trim and shave, the audience shares in the genuine, if sorrow-inflected, buoyancy of the piece.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Two-Time Tony Nominee Eve Best on Starring in Love in Idleness in London & Why Kevin Spacey Should 'Permanently' Host the Tony Awards by Matt Wolf

Two-time Tony nominee and onetime Nurse Jackie TV name Eve Best has returned to the London stage to give among the season’s most scintillating star turns in Love in Idle…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

London's School of Rock Star Gary Trainor on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Rockin' Roots & Why He Eats a Lot of Pasta by Matt Wolf

Gary Trainor has been with the West End company of School of Rock since it opened, initially as the alternate to leading man David Fynn in the mega-voltage part of rock ‘n&rs…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

London Theater Reviews: Ripping Up the Rule Book in ‘An Octoroon,’ and Making a Patchwork of ‘Woyzeck’ by Matt Wolf

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s “An Octoroon” reaches London and offers a mixture of disbelief and awe, while John Boyega steps into a troubled role of a German soldier.

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