Friday, October 18, 2019

Longtime London The Lion King Star George Asprey Reflects on the Show's 20 Years in the West End by Matt Wolf

The Lion King this month marks 20 years on the London stage, during which time it has become the sixth longest-running West End musical ever, with no end in sight. The iconic Disney musical …

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Dearbhla Molloy & Ciarán Hinds Join West End Premiere of Conor McPherson's Uncle Vanya by Andy Lefkowitz

Further casting is here for the upcoming fresh West End staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, featuring a new adaptation by Conor McPherson. The previously announced production, directed by Ian …

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Dearbhla Molloy & Ciarán Hinds Join West End Production of Conor McPherson's Adaptation of Uncle Vanya by Andy Lefkowitz

Further casting is here for the upcoming fresh West End staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, featuring a new adaptation by Conor McPherson. The previously announced production, directed by Ian …

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Will Open in London's West End in Spring 2021 by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway's new smash hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical is heading across the pond. The spectacular show based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 motion picture will receive its debut in London's West End …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Tony Nominated Composer Dave Malloy on His Russian Inspiration and Hitting London with Preludes and Ghost Quartet by Matt Wolf

The Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Dave Malloy of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 fame hasn’t had a London presence until this fall, when he is unexpectedly being represent…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Kevin Elyot's Early Gay Drama Coming Clean Will Return to London in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

King's Head Theatre's acclaimed staging of Kevin Elyot's groundbreaking 1982 play Coming Clean, which examines the breakdown of a gay couple's relationship, will return to the London stage …

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Paterson Joseph to Star as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at London's Young Vic by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Paterson Joseph has been cast as the evil Ebenezer Scrooge in the Young Vic's upcoming remount of A Christmas Carol. The smash-hit London production, adapted by Jack Thorne and…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Groan Ups Star Henry Shields on How It All Went Goes Wrong for Him on the London Stage by Matt Wolf

Henry Shields is an invaluable part of London’s invaluable and in-demand Mischief Theatre Company, having long doubled as both a writer and actor on such hits as The Play That Goes Wrong, …

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Janie Dee & More Cast in Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival of The Boy Friend by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for its upcoming production of Sandy Wilson's delightful 1953 tuner The Boy Friend. Matthew White will direct the previously a…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

West End Star Lloyd Owen on Heather Headley, Renée Zellweger and the Joys of Noises Off by Matt Wolf

Lloyd Owen has one of the best, most resonant speaking voices in the business and has leant his vocal luster to such roles as Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opposite Diana Rigg, …

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

David Mitchell & Gemma Whelan to Reprise Sitcom Turns in New West End Comedy Upstart Crow by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of TV favorites are headed to the London stage. David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan, celebrated for their screen turns as Shakespeare and Kate on the BBC sitcom Upstart Crow, will star in…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Parent Trap Musical Identical Sets World Premiere with Nottingham Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

This news has us seeing double! Nottingham Playhouse has announced the new musical Identical, an adaptation of Erich Kastner's 1949 novel Lottie and Lisa, which was popularized by the 1961 a…

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Lyric Hammersmith Cast of Ghost Stories Will Reprise Performances at Ambassadors Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The talented foursome who led the worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre have signed on to haunt West End audiences for its upcoming fall engagement at The…

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The Doctor, Starring Juliet Stevenson, Will Move to the West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Ahead of concluding a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Olivier winner Robert Icke's acclaimed staging of his play The Doctor has been scheduled to receive a West End transfer in the spr…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Will Return to the London Palladium in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's fan-favorite musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which recently concluded a hit engagement at the London…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Laurie Kynaston on Going Through a Tough Adolescence in Florian Zeller's The Son in the West End by Matt Wolf

The French writer Florian Zeller is rarely long absent from the London or New York stage. On Broadway he is represented at the moment by the transfer from the West End of The Height of the S…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Irving Berlin's White Christmas Completes Casting for West End Return by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the tap-happy Irving Berlin musical White Christmas, making a return to London's West End this holiday season. The previously announced production will begin previe…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

High Fidelity Musical Sets U.K. Premiere with Turbine Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

High Fidelity, the short-lived 2006 Broadway musical based on Nick Hornby's 1995 novel, will receive a new life this fall with a U.K.-debut staging at London's Turbine Theatre. Tom Jackson G…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Jay McGuiness Dusts Off His Dancing Shoes for the West End's Big the Musical by Matt Wolf

Jay McGuiness was a member of the popular English boy band The Wanted and won the 2015 edition of Strictly Come Dancing, the U.K. precursor to Dancing with the Stars. But he is currently ret…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Michael Jackson Concert Musical Thriller Live to End 11-Year West End Run to Accommodate Refurbishment of Lyric Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The record-breaking Michael Jackson musical Thriller Live has set a final performance date of its 11-year run at the West End's Lyric Theatre, which is scheduled to undergo a major refurbis…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Venerable British Playwright Peter Nichols, Known for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Dies at Age 92 by Beth Stevens

British playwright Peter Nichols, who is best known for his play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, has died at the age of 92, according to his agent, Alan Brodie. He died on Saturday, September…

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London Evita Headliner Samantha Pauly on Channeling Beyoncé and Ariana Grande to Find Her Inner Superstar by Matt Wolf

Chicago actress Samantha Pauly has been in three previous productions of Evita, none of which can have been as conceptually daring as the director Jamie Lloyd’s provocative and edgy curren…

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Will Arrive in London on Valentine's Day 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

London audiences can officially gear up to see the celebrated Broadway smash Pretty Woman: The Musical. The previously announced London transfer will kick off performances on February 14, …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

Full casting has been announced for the highly anticipated U.K. premiere staging of The Prince of Egypt, arriving in London's West End next year. The previously announced production, direc…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ferryman Alum Fra Fee Joins Remount of Translations at London's National by Andy Lefkowitz

Fra Fee, a rising star who made his Broadway debut last fall in The Ferryman, has joined the cast of the National Theatre's upcoming return engagement of Brian Friel's modern classic Transla…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Sope Dirisu & Natey Jones Join West End Transfer of Death of a Salesman, Starring Wendell Pierce & Sharon D. Clarke by Lindsey Sullivan

Sope Dirisu and Natey Jones will join Wendell Pierce and Olivier winner Sharon D. Clarke in two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott and co-director Miranda Cromwell's acclaimed new staging of …

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Jac Yarrow on the Thrill of His Professional Stage Debut in London's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Matt Wolf

The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a regular visitor to the London stage but there's never in my extensive experience been as likable an…

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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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Friday, August 16, 2019

Laura Pitt-Pulford on Starring in the U.K. Premiere of Falsettos and What Makes Her Feel Like 'Breaking Down' in Real Life by Matt Wolf

Laura Pitt-Pulford was a 2016 Olivier nominee for her zesty alfresco performance at Regent’s Park in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but the English performer has cut a distinctive swathe…

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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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