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Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Woman in White Star Anna O'Byrne on Love Never Dies, Julie Andrews & Her Surprising Dream Role by Matt Wolf

Australian actress Anna O’Byrne has the distinction of playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, directed by none other than Dame Julie Andrews, as well as starring as Christine Da…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Marisha Wallace on Starring in London's Dreamgirls, Her New Album & Thanking Jennifer Holliday by Matt Wolf

Broadway’s Marisha Wallace has had quite a London year, between stepping into the seismic role of Effie White in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre, recording her first-ever album (Soul H…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

London Theater Reviews: This Intimate, Candlelit London Playhouse Is Shining Bright by Matt Wolf

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will celebrate its fourth birthday in January. Two contrasting plays in its repertory show a theater in good health.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Star John McCrea on Making a Splash in the West End, Broadway Dreams & More by Matt Wolf

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the new British musical about a teenager’s triumphant redefinition of himself as a drag queen, has also been a major triumph for its leading acto…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

West End Star David Seadon-Young on the Joys of An American in Paris, Not Skyping with Brandon Uranowitz & More by Matt Wolf

David Seadon-Young’s performance as Adam, the piano-playing narrator of An American in Paris, has been one of the musical theater glories of this year: an unwavering presence across th…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

London Theater Reviews: On Stage, ‘The Exorcist’ Lacks the Movie’s Chills by Matt Wolf

Sean Mathias’s adaptation of the 1973 horror film and a David Mamet classic fall flat, but “Big Fish The Musical” gives our critic hope.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

The Ferryman's Sarah Greene on the Enduring Allure of Her Secret Celebrity Crush & More by Matt Wolf

Irish actress Sarah Greene was a 2014 Tony nominee for her Broadway debut appearing opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the revival of The Cripple of Inishmaan and was on the London stage earlier t…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

West End Glengarry Glen Ross Star Stanley Townsend on Working with Christian Slater & the Surprise Contents of His Stage Briefcase by Matt Wolf

Stanley Townsend is the distinguished Irish actor whose credits include Conor McPherson’s Shining City and The Weir, but he’s been on a bit of an American jag…

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West End Glengarry Glen Ross Star Stanley Townshend on Working with Christian Slater & the Surprise Contents of His Stage Briefcase by Matt Wolf

Stanley Townsend is the distinguished Irish actor whose credits include Conor McPherson’s Shining City and The Weir, but he’s been on a bit of an American jag…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

London Theater Reviews: An Important Oscar Wilde ‘Woman,’ and a Drama Where the Playhouse Is the Draw by Matt Wolf

Eve Best shines in a witty revival of “A Woman of No Importance,” Ibsen’s claustrophobia gets a Caribbean makeover, and a courtroom setting offers bird’s eye views.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

West End Oslo Star Philip Arditti on Stepping Into a Tony-Winning Role & Trying to Dislike His Co-Stars by Matt Wolf

J.T. Rogers’ provocative and poignant Oslo has arrived in London not long after winning the 2017 Tony for Best Play and a further Tony for featured actor Michael Aronov playing the Isr…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

London Venus in Fur Star David Oakes on Turning On the Audience, Getting Tied Up at Work and More by Matt Wolf

David Oakes played Christopher Marlowe in the 2014 West End stage premiere of Shakespeare in Love only to segue to TV stardom in such series as The Borgias and&…

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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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