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Monday, February 12, 2018

Beginning Star Sam Troughton on Making His West End Debut, Googling His Co-Star & More by Matt Wolf

Sam Troughton has long been steeped in the classics, from Williams to Chekhov to Shakespeare, the last of which he has performed in New York with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This ter…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

London Theater Reviews: Loneliness and Loss Made Gloriously Alive in 2 Classic Dramas by Matt Wolf

Lesley Manville makes Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” her own, and Nicholas Hytner delivers an electric, politically urgent “Julius Caesar.”

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lady Windermere's Fan Star Grace Molony on Her Big Debut, Getting Used to Corsets & Working with an AbFab Legend by Matt Wolf

Few performers fresh out of drama school land the title role in a star-heavy revival of an Oscar Wilde classic, but that is the happy position in which 22-year-old Grace Molony finds herself…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mary Stuart's Rudi Dharmalingam on Playing a Fictional Character in a History Play & More by Matt Wolf

The Almeida Theatre’s hypnotic revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart finds the mighty Lia Williams and Juliet Stevenson tossing a coin each performance to see who…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

London Theater Reviews: Two Literary Greats, One Done Well and One Done Wrongly by Matt Wolf

Productions of Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan” and Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” are currently playing on the West End.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Broadway's Robert Cuccioli on Making his London Stage Debut in Rothschild & Sons and More by Matt Wolf

Robert Cuccioli is a familiar and popular New York theater name, remembered from his Tony-nominated turn in 1997 in Jekyll and Hyde and as both Javert in Les Miz&nbs…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Girl From the North Country's Sheila Atim on Her Newfound Love for Bob Dylan's Music and More by Matt Wolf

Girl From the North Country was one of the surprise successes of last year. The Conor McPherson play scored to the music of Bob Dylan has since transferred from the Old Vic to the Noel …

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company Goes to Rome, With Mixed Results by Matt Wolf

There were highs and lows in a triptych of Shakespearean plays set in ancient Rome at the Barbican Theater in London.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

42nd Street's Tom Lister on Why He's Jealous of His Co-Stars, Performing for Kate Middleton & More by Matt Wolf

Tom Lister is a renowned TV star in England on the back of the popular series Emmerdale but has lately been commanding the capacious Theatre Royal, Drury Lane as none other than the dir…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

London Theater Reviews: ‘Hamilton’ Rounds Off a Year When London Theater Embraced the New by Matt Wolf

The West End transfer of the hit Broadway play shows that new work can make a splash in a city that usually favors the classics.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

London Young Frankenstein Star Summer Strallen on Her Near-Burnout, Memories of Snogging Ewan McGregor & More by Matt Wolf

Summer Strallen was a 2013 Olivier nominee for her swellegant performance in the Olivier Award-winning musical Top Hat, since which time she has been largely absent from the London stage. Th…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

2017 Wrap-Up: Our Picks for Best London Shows of the Year by Matt Wolf

New plays aplenty left their mark on the London theater this year, while musicals coupled time-honored, venerated titles with the arrival just before Christmas of a new kid on the block, who…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ben Lewis on Starring in London's The Phantom of the Opera and How It Compares to His Role in Love Never Dies by Matt Wolf

It’s a busy time for Australian performers in Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in London, what with Anna O’Byrne appearing in the new revival of The Woman in White and Ben Lewis, her…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

London Theater Reviews: The Paranormal Turns Pedantic in ‘The Twilight Zone’ Adaptation by Matt Wolf

This mash-up of eight stories from the TV series, refashioned for the stage, wears its tendency to lecture like a misplaced badge of honor.

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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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