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Friday, June 21, 2024

Breaking Baz: Tosin Cole On A Roller Coaster Ride Of Love In London’s West End & Rapman’s Game-Changing ‘Supacell’ Netflix Series by Baz Bamigboye

As far as the three young women sitting in row E at London’s Bush Theatre were concerned, the name of the character Tosin Cole was playing in Benedict Lombe’s “spicy” love story Shi…

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Breaking Baz: Sam Mendes Tony-Award Winning ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Makes Fourth Return To London Stage After Hit Drama Plays To Half A Million World by Baz Bamigboye

Sam Mendes is bringing back his acclaimed, Tony Award-winning blockbuster production of The Lehman Trilogy for a fourth run in London. It’s quite a thing to bring the play, considered a …

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Breaking Baz: David Hare, British Filmmaker & Playwright, Casts An Unsparing Eye Over The UK General Election & Reveals He Is Working On A Dra by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: David Hare, one of the UK’s foremost playwrights and a double Oscar nominee, is in an unsparing mood about the state of UK politics. This comes as leaders of the country’s tw…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Breaking Baz: ‘Sherwood’s’ James Graham Hits West End With Alan Bleasdale’s ‘Boys From The Blackstuff’, Talks Europe-Set TV Thriller & by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: James Graham sets a mental timer of strictly 45 minutes for a conversation that will encompass tonight’s gala opening at London’s National Theatre — en route to a run at t…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Breaking Baz: Zendaya Keeps The Spotlight On Tom Holland As He Makes His Shakespeare Debut In Modern-Dress ‘Romeo & Juliet’ In London’s West by Baz Bamigboye

Not sure that I would equate Tom Holland and Zendaya with the same level of triple-A star firepower as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, but the last time I witnessed sheer frenzied pande…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Breaking Baz: Morfydd Clark & Billy Howle Lead Hot Theater Productions In London Dubbed The Angry & Young Season by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Lord of the Rings star Morfydd Clark and Under the Banner of Heaven’s Billy Howle will star in new versions of John Osborn’s Look Back In Anger and Arnold Wesker’s Roo…

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Breaking Baz: First Preview Of Tom Holland’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Canceled Due to “Production Difficulties” by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Wherefore art Tom Holland’s Romeo? You might well ask. Director Jamie Lloyd’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet starring the Spider-Man actor and Francesca Amew…

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Breaking Baz: Sarah Snook Signs For 2025 Broadway Run Of Her West End Hit ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’ by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Succession star Sarah Snook plays her final performances Saturday night at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket in the enthralling, award-winning play The Picture of Dorian Gra…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Breaking Baz: ‘We Are Lady Parts’ Star Faith Omole Pens Debut Play For London Stage; Off-Broadway’s ‘Titanique’ Sets Course For West End by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Faith Omole, one of the stars of Nida Manzoor’s Peacock/C4/Working Title punk comedy series We Are Lady Parts, will have her debut play produced on the London stage next mon…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Breaking Baz: ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, Smash Stage Adaptation Of Studio Ghibli Classic, Transfers To West End, With Broadway Next by Baz Bamigboye

Following two sold-out limited seasons at London’s Barbican, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed stage version of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbour Totoro w…

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Breaking Baz: ‘Cruising’ Star Jane McDonald Cruises Into Lavish London Palladium ‘Robin Hood’ Panto Starring Julian Clary In Title Role by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian and writer Julian Clary (Julian Clary: Live – Lord of the Mince) will play the title role in this festive season’s London Palladium pantomime Robin Hood, with singer…

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Breaking Baz: ‘Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert’ Movie Sequel Readying To Shoot With Original Stars; ‘Maurice’s Jubilee’ Update; Love’s Lab by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Stephan Elliott, who directed the celebrated cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, tells this column that a sequel “is happening” and that the orig…

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Breaking Baz: Daniel Mays Talks On-Set Sing-Alongs With Michael Douglas, ‘Guys & Dolls’ Olivier Nom & “Horrendous” Treatment Of ‘Rom by Baz Bamigboye

Daniel Mays remembers Michael Douglas and Timothy Van Patten, the respectively star and director of new Apple TV drama Franklin, bursting into song whenever he appeared on set. It came abo…

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Breaking Baz: As ‘Mamma Mia!’ Celebrate 25 Years In The West End, Producer Judy Craymer Dreams Of ‘Barbie’s Greta Gerwig “Being Available” by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Judy Craymer would just love it if Barbie filmmaker Greta Gerwig could just make herself available to complete the Mamma Mia! movie trilogy. “Hey, Greta, if you’re free to…

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Breaking Baz: German Stars Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller & Leonie Benesch Make Their Mark On 2024 Oscars by Baz Bamigboye

Sandra Hüller (a Best Actress nominee) and Christian Friedel, stars of Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest — nominated for Best Picture, Best International Picture, Director, Sound…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Breaking Baz: ‘Stranger Things’ West End Stage Actor Louis McCartney Is Headed For Superstardom, Says Show’s Director Stephen Daldry by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Louis McCartney describes himself as “a West End baby” because before he was cast to play boyish-looking monster Henry Creel in the Stranger Things stage show The First Sha…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Breaking Baz: BBC And Broadway Eyeing Award-Winning West End Musical ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: BBC commissioning executives are booked to see the award-winning musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge, which opens Wednesday night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre following its tran…

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Breaking Baz: Sarah Snook Could Be Headed To Broadway With West End Hit; BAFTA And Oscar Insiders Finch + Partners To Open L.A. Outpost; Ruaridh Molli by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Succession’s Sarah Snook, now the toast of the town for her dazzling one-woman performance playing 26 characters in a breathtakingly innovative staging of Oscar Wilde’s Th…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Breaking Baz: Live Aid Musical Blows The Roof Off London’s Old Vic As Bob Geldof Actor Curses His Way To Stardom by Baz Bamigboye

The producers and key creatives behind the Live Aid musical Just for One Day, which officially opened Tuesday night at the Old Vic, have banded together to ensure that 10 percent of ever…

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

West End Look Ahead: Stars From ’Succession’ And ‘The Crown’ Prepare To Tread The Boards As Nicole Scherzinger Sets Sights On Broadway For ‘ by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Starring an electrifying Nicole Scherzinger, Sunset Boulevard ends its limited run at London’s Savoy Theatre on January 6 but, as Deadline can reveal in its 2024 West End look …

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Breaking Baz: ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ Stage Play Will Begin Trilogy Planned For London’s West End & Broadway by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: The Stranger Things stage show, an unbelievably brilliant new blueprint for theatricality that premieres in London’s West End tonight, will be the first instalment in a trilog…

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Breaking Baz: Putin Play By ‘The Crown’s Peter Morgan Sets Sights On Broadway After Recouping In London by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Patriots, the hot new play by The Crown’s Peter Morgan, has recouped during its 12-week run in London’s West End, making a move to Broadway more than likely. The play’s suc…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Breaking Baz: ‘Succession’ Star Sarah Snook Signs On To Perform 26 Characters In “Cine-Theater” Version Of ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’ In by Baz Bamigboye

Succession’s Sarah Snook is returning to the stage in London, and possibly Broadway, to take on an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, a dark tale of a portrait th…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

‘Ali’ Musical Heads To Boxing Icon’s Louisville Birthplace For Pre-Broadway World Premiere by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: The Broadway-bound Ali musical, based on the life of three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, will have its world premiere in the late sports superstar’s bi…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

‘ALI’, A Musical About The Greatest Sports Superstar Of All Time, Is Being Developed For Broadway by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: ALI, a musical about civil rights leader and world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who became a pivotal historical figure of the 20th century, transcending his sporting…

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams With John Kander On New Broadway Musical Loosely Based On Martin Scorsese’s ‘New York, New York’; Susan Stroman Directi by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Start spreading the news! A new musical loosely based on Martin Scorsese’s 1977 film New York, New York will begin performances on Broadway, theater to be announced, in March 20…

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

‘Back To The Future’ Musical’s DeLorean Star Car Revs Up For Broadway Opening In 2023 by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: A gleaming, stainless steel DMC DeLorean is ready for its star turn in New York. Phantom of the Opera has its chandelier, while Miss. Saigon boasted a helicopter hovering into v…

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Broadway’s Felicia Boswell To Make Her West End Debut, Taking Over From Beverley Knight in Hit Musical ’The Drifters Girl’ by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway’s Felicia Boswell (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert) will be making her West End debut this July when she takes over from Beverley Knight (Bodyguard Musical), th…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

London West End’s Queen of Drama Sonia Friedman Is Conquering All The World’s Stages — Deadline Disruptors by Baz Bamigboye

When she was 23, Sonia Friedman was—to use her expression—thrown into a rehearsal room with Harold Pinter at London’s National Theatre. She was his deputy stage manager during producti…

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical ‘Cinderella’ Sets June Close In London, Will Be Revamped For Broadway In 2023 by Baz Bamigboye

Composer and London theatre owner Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera) informed cast and creatives Sunday that his Cinderella musical will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Covent Ga…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

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