All stories by Nicole Vassell on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Dear England playwright to alter ending depending on Euro 2024 result by Nicole Vassell

An England win at this summer’s tournament could affect the ending of Olivier-winning play

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:06AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Government probes how hardcore sex show received £100k arts funding by Nicole Vassell

National arts agency awarded lottery funding to the explicit live show that outraged parliamentary ministers

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:36AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Stacey Dooley speaks candidly on ‘element of snobbery’ in theatre ahead of West End debut by Nicole Vassell

TV star will soon appear in ‘2:22 A Ghost Story’ alongside ‘The Inbetweeners’ actor James Buckley

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:06AM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Rufus Wainwright blames Brexit for early closure of Sheridan Smith musical Opening Night by Nicole Vassell

Singer-songwriter believes that Brexit has made audiences less receptive to experimental theatre

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:36AM
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Priscilla The Party! to close in London, four months earlier than expected by Nicole Vassell

Party is ending early for immersive jukebox show based on camp classic ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:24AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Sheridan Smith’s divisive West End play to close two months early by Nicole Vassell

Producers noted a ‘challenging financial landscape’ in shock announcement

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:54AM

Nevill Holt Festival to incorporate non-opera lineup for the first time by Nicole Vassell

Annual Leicestershire cultural event will now host a multi-genre musical roster, as well as conversations with leading novelists, historians, broadcasters and artists

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:42AM
Friday, March 15, 2024

Michael Imperioli stays in character to demand ejection of Broadway play climate change protester by Nicole Vassell

‘The Sopranos’ star shouted back at climate protesters who halted show

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:02AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Matt Smith weighs in on theatre trigger warning debate: ‘Isn’t art meant to be dangerous?’ by Nicole Vassell

Actor added to a point raised by Ralph Fiennes earlier this month

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:32AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Wherefore art thou, Spider-Man? Tom Holland to star in Romeo and Juliet in West End by Nicole Vassell

Marvel star had previously teased a major announcement to his fans

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:48AM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Fawlty Towers moves from Torquay to the West End with stage adaptation by Nicole Vassell

John Cleese and Connie Booth’s classic sitcom has been adapted into a play

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:03AM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Ralph Fiennes reveals he gets stage fright... when he’s off stage by Nicole Vassell

The veteran Shakespeare performer was left struggling to remember his lines during a daylight monologue outside his beloved theatre ‘cocoon’

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:06PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber-backed drama school ArtsEd faces bullying accusations by Nicole Vassell

West London-based institution denied any suggestions that students’ safety had been put at risk

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:18PM
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Munroe Bergdorf issues call to save London nightlife amid closures of queer venues: ‘I found myself in Soho’ by Nicole Vassell

Model and activist shared her thoughts on nightlife as a ‘refuge’ for queer people at the launch of ‘Priscilla: The Party’

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:12AM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

‘An amazing gentleman’: Remembering Bill Kenwright’s many acts of kindness by Nicole Vassell

Theatre producer donated money to families in need as well as providing actors with necessary breaks

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:19AM
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Tracy-Ann Oberman says Merchant of Venice production has increased security measures amid Israel-Gaza conflict by Nicole Vassell

Jewish actor has described recent circumstances as a ‘dystopian nightmare’

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:25AM
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

JLS pay tribute to original dance team member ‘Captain’ Jack Pointer-Mackenzie, who has died aged 35 by Nicole Vassell

Aston Merrygold remembered the performer as ‘a phenomenal team member’

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:25AM

Mean Girls musical to transfer to London’s West End after Broadway success by Nicole Vassell

Stage adaptation of the hit 2004 film will come to the British capital in June 2024

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:55AM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Lily Allen says she has applied to drama school following critical reviews of The Pillowman by Nicole Vassell

Actor and singer is currently in the West End revival of Martin McDonagh’s dark 2003 play

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:13AM

Guildhall drama school report exposes ‘structural racism’ endured by Black students by Nicole Vassell

Black students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama were called the N-word and were ‘suppressed’ by white tutors, new report reveals

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:07AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Jessica Chastain says she vomited in her mouth just before kissing co-star by Nicole Vassell

‘The Good Nurse’ actor says ‘no one knew’ about her sudden sickness during a performance

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:33PM
Friday, August 4, 2023

The SpongeBob Musical review: This exuberantly cheerful show will charm the sceptics by Nicole Vassell

Don’t be fooled by the premise – bringing SpongeBob to the stage works better than you might expect

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:33AM
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Lily Allen halts The Pillowman play after audience member ‘collapses’ by Nicole Vassell

Actor and singer plays a writer of disturbing short stories in revival of dark Martin McDonagh play

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:25AM
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Pearl Mackie: ‘I think this might be the most important job I ever do’ by Nicole Vassell

The ‘Doctor Who’ star talks to Nicole Vassell about playing the chair of the Grenfell survivors’ collective, the impact of queer roles and her quarter-life breakdown

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:13AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Sarah Snook to play all 26 roles in West End production of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Nicole Vassell

‘Succession’ star set to undertake impressive challenge on the London stage

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:55AM
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: The 5 biggest talking points by Isobel Lewis,tom Murray and Nicole Vassell

Ariana DeBose hosted night, which saw big wins for non-binary representation and British shows

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:49AM

Tony Awards – live: Jodie Comer, Sean Hayes win big as Hamilton star makes ‘Grand Wizard’ joke about DeSantis by Nicole Vassell and Tom Murray

Jodie Comer, Jessica Chastain and Ben Platt are among the actors vying for the theatrical awards

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:37AM
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Tony Awards – live: Lupita Nyong’o, Jodie Comer, Ariana DeBose and more arrive at Broadway’s biggest night by Nicole Vassell and Tom Murray

Jodie Comer, Jessica Chastain and Ben Platt are among the actors vying for the theatrical awards

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:07PM

Tony Awards 2023 – live: British nominees set to shine at Broadway’s biggest night by Nicole Vassell

British exports ‘Prima Facie’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ and ‘& Juliet’ are nominated at 2023 ceremony

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:13PM

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