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Monday, February 5, 2024

Cara Delevingne to Make Theater Debut With ‘Cabaret’ by Naman Ramachandran

Cara Delevingne will make her theater debut with “Cabaret” on London’s West End. Delevingne will play the iconic role of Sally Bowles while Luke Treadaway, Olivier winner for “The Cu…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:01PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

‘Love Actually’ Filmmaker Richard Curtis’ ‘Christmas Actually’ Show Unveils Hosts, Guests by Naman Ramachandran

“Christmas Actually,” a festive stage show curated by Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”), has unveiled its hosts and first tranch…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:51AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Cirque du Soleil Permanent U.K. Venue on the Cards as Yoo Capital Restores London’s Iconic Saville Theatre (EXCLUSIVE) by Naman Ramachandran

Cirque du Soleil could soon have a permanent U.K. home at iconic London venue The Saville Theatre, which is being revived and restored by Yoo Capital. Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the h…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

‘Doctor Who,’ ‘The Crown’ Star Matt Smith Returns to London Stage With Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People’ by Naman Ramachandran

Matt Smith, known for playing Doctor Who in the eponymous BBC series and the Duke of Edinburgh in Netflix’s “The Crown” is returning to London’s West End. Smith will headline an adap…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:18AM
Monday, September 4, 2023

Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ London Stage Musical Unveils Full Cast by Naman Ramachandran

London’s National Theatre has unveiled the complete ensemble cast for Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” a co-production with the Roald Dahl Story Company. The stage musical is directed by …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:46AM
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Unveils New cast by Naman Ramachandran

Stage show “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has unveiled a new cast for its London production. David Ricardo-Pearce will play Harry Potter, with Polly Frame as Ginny Potter and Ellis …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:49AM
Saturday, August 5, 2023

‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci Sets COVID-19, Boris Johnson Satire ‘Pandemonium’ by Naman Ramachandran

“Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s first stage play “Pandemonium” is a satire on how then U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The sub…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:52AM
Friday, August 4, 2023

Michael Boyd, Former Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director, Dies at 68 by Naman Ramachandran

Michael Boyd, theater director and former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has died of cancer. He was 68. His family said in a statement issued via the RSC: “Theate…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:28AM
Friday, July 28, 2023

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Celebrates Seventh Anniversary, Extends London West End Run – Global Bulletin by Naman Ramachandran

THEATER “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage and the eighth story in the series, celebrates its seventh anniversary at the Palace Th…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:01AM
Monday, July 24, 2023

‘Mahabharata’: Ancient Indian Epic Sets Cast for U.K. Stage Production by Naman Ramachandran

A new stage adaptation of ancient Indian epic “Mahabharata” is set to make its U.K. premiere at London’s Barbican Theatre this fall. The retelling of the revered text, which follows a …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:39AM
Monday, July 17, 2023

‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci to Adapt Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ for London Stage by Naman Ramachandran

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 political satire film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” is being adapted as a stage production for London’s West End by �…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:40AM

‘Love Actually’ Filmmaker Richard Curtis Sets ‘Christmas Actually’ by Naman Ramachandran

Writer-director Richard Curtis, known for iconic British romantic comedies “Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill,” has revealed his next venture. “Ch…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:09AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

U.K. Culture Secretary Reveals Ambition to ‘Shift Balance of Power From Broadway to West End’ by Naman Ramachandran

U.K. culture secretary Lucy Frazer has revealed ambitions to shift the balance of power in the theater world from Broadway in New York to London’s West End.  Delivering the keynote addres…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:33AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

‘Succession’ Star Sarah Snook to Play All 26 Roles in ‘Dorian Gray’ Adaptation in London by Naman Ramachandran

“Succession” star Sarah Snook is returning to London’s West End in a theater adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Snook, who won a Golden …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:11AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Undervalued, Underpaid and Underappreciated – Report Paints Bleak Picture of U.K. Theater Freelance Sector Under Siege by Naman Ramachandran

A comprehensive report published by Freelancers Make Theatre Work (FMTW) sheds light on critical challenges faced by the freelance theater workforce in the U.K. The survey, conducted between…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:01PM

‘Tarantino Live’ Woos London With ‘Once Upon a Time’ Sequences, as Rock Musical Plans U.S. Tour by Naman Ramachandran

The performance show “Tarantino Live” has officially been updated based on Quentin Tarantino’s last film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” for its London run. For The Record, the p…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:57PM
Thursday, June 15, 2023

U.K. National Theatre Sets 12 New Productions, Rufus Norris to Step Down as Director in 2025 by Naman Ramachandran

Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris has unveiled 12 new productions and has also confirmed that he will step down after 10 years as director in mid-2025 when his current term comes…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:08AM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

London’s West End Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of Tina Turner by Naman Ramachandran

Theaters in London’s West End will dim their lights at 7pm local time on Thursday in memory of Tina Turner, who died on Wednesday. Hannah Essex, co-chief executive of the Society of London…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:42AM
Friday, May 19, 2023

‘To Wong Foo The Musical,’ Theater Adaptation of 1995 Drag Film, to World Premiere at Manchester, U.K. by Naman Ramachandran

“To Wong Foo The Musical,” based on 1995 film “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” will have its world premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, U.K. The film, …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:17AM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Idris Elba Boards U.K. Production of ‘School Girls’ as Associate Producer (EXCLUSIVE) by Naman Ramachandran

“Luther” star Idris Elba has joined the team at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre as an associate producer for the U.K. production of “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” by J…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:26AM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

‘Message In A Bottle’ Theater Production, With Music by Sting, Filmed for Cinema Release (EXCLUSIVE) by Naman Ramachandran

Sadler’s Wells associate artist Kate Prince’s acclaimed dance theatre production, “Message In A Bottle,” set to the music of 17-time Grammy winner Sting, has been filmed for cinema r…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:00AM
Monday, April 3, 2023

Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Win Big at Olivier Awards by Naman Ramachandran

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s theater adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbor Totoro” swept the Olivier Awards on Sunday, taking home six out of the nine categories it was nomin…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:06AM
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ to Return to London’s Barbican Theatre by Naman Ramachandran

The smash hit stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbor Totoro” will return to London’s Barbican Theatre for a limited run this fall. The production is from executive producer…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:49AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Jason Donovan, Peter Andre Return to ‘Grease’ on London’s West End by Naman Ramachandran

Australian stars Jason Donovan and Peter Andre will return to Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical “Grease” at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End following their accla…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:11AM
Monday, March 20, 2023

‘Brokeback Mountain’ Sets West End Adaptation, Mike Faist, Lucas Hedges to Star by Naman Ramachandran

Annie Proulx’s short story “Brokeback Mountain” is set for a stage adaptation on London’s West End. The story was previously adapted as a 2005 film by Ang Lee, starring Heath Ledger …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:19AM
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Tom Hiddleston, Sope Dirisu to Read Poetry at U.K.’s National Theatre for Ukraine Fundraiser by Naman Ramachandran

London’s National Theatre is hosting an evening of poetry readings from Allie Esiri’s bestselling poetry anthologies to raise money for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:21AM

‘Sinatra The Musical’ to Premiere at Birmingham Rep – Global Bulletin by Naman Ramachandran

THEATER Birmingham Rep will co-produce “Sinatra The Musical,” the first official musical based on the life and career of Frank Sinatra, with Michele Anthony, Bruce Resnikoff and …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:45AM
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

‘Fleabag’ Star Phoebe Waller-Bridge Launches $120,000 Fund for Edinburgh Fringe Artists – Global Bulletin by Naman Ramachandran

FUND “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is launching a £100,000 ($120,000) Keep it Fringe fund, a new initiative to support artists at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Waller-Bridge serv…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:00AM
Monday, February 27, 2023

‘Charmed’ Star Madeleine Mantock to Headline Royal Shakespeare Company Adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s ‘Hamnet’ by Naman Ramachandran

Madeleine Mantock (“Charmed”) will make her Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) debut with “Hamnet,” the stage adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s bestselling novel. Set in 1582, “Ham…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:23AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

‘Ted Lasso’ Star Hannah Waddingham, ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Moulin Rouge’ Casts Support London Theater Workers’ Wage Campaign – Global Bulletin by Naman Ramachandran

CAMPAIGN “Ted Lasso” and “Game of Thrones” actor, performer in shows at London’s iconic West End theater district, and forthcoming host of theater’s Olivier Awards, Hannah Waddin…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:56AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

U.K.’s Equity, ITC Agree Pay Rises for Performers and Creatives – Global Bulletin by Naman Ramachandran

AGREEMENT Equity, the U.K. trade union for creative practitioners, and Independent Theatre Council (ITC), the management association representing the independent performing arts sector, have…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:19AM

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