Thursday, August 22, 2019

London Torch Song Star Matthew Needham on Making Harvey Fierstein's Iconic Protagonist His Own by Matt Wolf

Matthew Needham has cut quite a swath through the American repertoire of late, between the Olivier Award-winning revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke and the U.S.-set stage adapta…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Movie Musical Set for Fall 2020 Release by Andy Lefkowitz

The eagerly anticipated movie musical adaptation of the Olivier-nominated smash hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie has scheduled a release date of October 23, 2020, according to Deadline. T…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Patricia Hodge to Join Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Andy Lefkowitz

Olivier-winning actress Patricia Hodge will return to London's West End this fall, taking on the role of Grace in the new revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. …

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

London's Witness for the Prosecution Star Lewis Cope on His Famous Former Co-Star & Huge Family by Matt Wolf

Witness for the Prosecution, the Agatha Christie thriller directed by Lucy Bailey, has turned into a sleeper hit inside its unusual location of a onetime debating chamber at Westminster’s …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Prince of Egypt Musical Announces Further Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

More casting is here for the upcoming U.K. premiere staging of The Prince of Egypt, arriving in London's West End next year. The previously announced production, directed by Scott Schwartz…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

James McAvoy to Headline New West End Staging of Cyrano de Bergerac by Andy Lefkowitz

James McAvoy is returning to the West End in a plum role. The Golden Globe- and Olivier-nominated actor will portray the title character in a new mounting of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Berge…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Additional Casting Set for West End Return of Mary Poppins Starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp by Andy Lefkowitz

Disney Theatrical has announced further casting for the highly anticipated London return staging of Mary Poppins. The previously announced production will begin performances on October 23 at…

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Aisha Jawando to Replace Broadway-Bound Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in West End's Tina by Andy Lefkowitz

Aisha Jawando, the multi-talented actress who originated the role of Alline Bullock in the world premiere of Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, will take over the title role in the Olivier-nom…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

London Equus Star Ethan Kai on Getting Comfortable with Onstage Nudity, Raves from Ian McKellen & More by Matt Wolf

Ethan Kai may be known to fans of British TV from the Yorkshire-set drama, Emmerdale, but the 25-year-old actor is making one of the most astonishing West End debuts in years playing the dis…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jeremy Herrin's Tony-Nominated Broadway Staging of Noises Off Is Headed to the West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Director Jeremy Herrin's acclaimed staging of Michael Frayn's Noises Off is West End-bound. Following a 2016 Tony-nominated Broadway revival, which is currently playing a sold-out run at Lo…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Andy Mientus on Starring in London's The View UpStairs, Talking about Smash Every Day and Projects with Michael Arden by Matt Wolf

Andy Mientus has credits ranging from Spring Awakening and Les Miz to such TV series as Smash and Gone. But the Pittsburgh native can be found this summer within the intimate confines of Lon…

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Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner to Star in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Andy Lefkowitz

Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, The Father) will return to the West End stage this fall in a new staging of Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Deat…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Be Broadcast Live Internationally from London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

New York audiences who didn't have a chance to catch the Lortel-winning off-Broadway run of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit solo comedy Fleabag will now have an opportunity to see it this fall o…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Back to the Future Musical Sets Additional Casting for 2020 World Premiere in U.K. by Andy Lefkowitz

More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Back to the Future musical. The previously announced tuner based on Robert Zemeckis' hit 1985 movie will make its world premiere …

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories Will Haunt West End Audiences Again This Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

After a celebrated prior West End run and the release of a smash-hit film, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories will return to the West End later this year.…

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West End Transfer of Touching the Void Announces Complete Casting by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is set for the upcoming West End transfer of Touching the Void, David Greig's acclaimed stage adaptation of Joe Simpson's bestselling book, recently seen at the Bristol Old Vic …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg Announces Reworked U.K. Staging of Sister Act Starring Brenda Edwards by Andy Lefkowitz

Whoopi Goldberg, the stage-and-screen star who played the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the 1992 film Sister Act and produced the 2011 Broadway musical adaptation, has announced a new prod…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Amélie Musical Will Transfer to London's Other Palace Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed U.K. premiere at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, the fantastical new musical Amélie will move to the Other Palace Theatre this fall. The new production, direc…

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London's Falsettos Casts Elliot Morris, Albert Atack, George Kennedy & James Williams as Jason by Andy Lefkowitz

A foursome of emerging stars have been cast as Jason in the upcoming European-premiere staging of William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos. The previously announced production, directed and…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Andrew Langtree on How the New West End Musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ Brings Up Cringeworthy Memories by Matt Wolf

Andrew Langtree has appeared in the world premiere productions of the musicals Mamma Mia!, Ghost and Groundhog Day, receiving a 2017 Olivier nomination for his performance as Ned Ryerson in …

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Alex Mugnaioni on the Thrill of Making His West End Debut in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Matt Wolf

Alex Mugnaioni has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe, touring the Bard to North and South America, but only now is the actor making his West End debut, and in a work well away from the Bard. B…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Girl From the North Country Will Return to London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

In advance of its recently announced Broadway transfer, the celebrated new musical Girl From the North Country will return home to London's West End for a limited run later this year. Th…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

BBC Radio 2's Elaine Paige on Sunday to Be Broadcast Weekly on by is excited to announce the upcoming weekly broadcast of Elaine Paige on Sunday, the beloved BBC Radio 2 show featuring Olivier-winning stage icon Elaine Paige. Beginning on June…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, Will Transfer to London by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed 2017 Broadway production, Sarna Lapine's new staging of Sunday in the Park with George has scheduled a move to London's Savoy Theatre next spring. Jake Gyllenhaa…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Oliver Savile, Daniel Boys & More to Lead European Premiere of Falsettos by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Falsettos has found its tight-knit family. Initial casting is set for the European premiere of the beloved musical by William Finn and James Lapine. The previously announced product…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Tony Kushner's New Version of The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call Set for London's National; Lesley Manville Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

London's National Theatre has announced a new staging of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's dark comic play The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call, featuring a new adaptation by Tony and Pulitzer wi…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dates Set for Old Vic's Lungs Starring The Crown's Claire Foy & Matt Smith by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Old Vic theater has announced dates for its upcoming mounting of Duncan Macmillan's comedic drama Lungs. The previously announced production, directed by Matthew Warchus, will star…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

London's The Light in the Piazza Star Dove Cameron on Her Friendship with Ariana Grande and Dream of Playing Wicked's Glinda by Matt Wolf

Onetime Disney Channel teen queen Dove Cameron has been spreading her theatrical wings of late. Last December the 23-year-old performer opened off-Broadway in the New Group production of the…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Helen Woolf & Nikki Bentley to Join Alistair Brammer Among New London Wicked Stars by Andy Lefkowitz

More new stars are joining the hit West End production of Wicked. UK and Ireland tour alums Helen Woolf (Beauty and the Beast) and Nikki Bentley (Ghost The Musical) have signed on to repeat …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Life I Lead, Featuring Miles Jupp as Mary Poppins Film Star David Tomlinson, Sets West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

Following an acclaimed U.K. premiere, The Life I Lead, a solo play starring Miles Jupp as Disney film star David Tomlinson, will move to London's West End this fall. Written by James Kettle …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ned Bennett's Bold Revival of Equus, Starring Ethan Kai, Sets West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

Peter Shaffer's dark psychological drama Equus is returning to the West End. Director Ned Bennett's acclaimed English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production will move in…

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