All stories by Nicole Vassell on BroadwayStars

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

Phoebe Waller-Bridge shares the explicit technique she learnt to cure stage fright by Nicole Vassell

Actor looked back on a time when she needed a quick way to get rid of stage fright

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:55AM
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Sarah Jessica Parker to make West End debut alongside husband Matthew Broderick by Nicole Vassell

Married actors will portray three different couples in the London transfer of ‘Plaza Suite’

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:13AM
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Outrage at performances for all-Black audiences ignores the whiteness of theatre by Nicole Vassell

A special performance for Black audiences at Stratford East has been mischaracterised by those trying to shut down the real issues, writes Nicole Vassell

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:06AM
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Black Superhero review: A funny and unflinching exploration of Black masculinity by Nicole Vassell

Danny Lee Wynter’s ambitious play is witty and biting, with intense stand-out moments that force its audience to pay attention

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:24PM

Spitting Image musical coming to West End with puppets of Meghan Markle, Tom Cruise and King Charles by Nicole Vassell

Puppet versions of some of the country’s most familiar faces will take to the stage

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:06AM
Monday, March 20, 2023

Brokeback Mountain to be adapted as West End musical starring Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges by Nicole Vassell

Stage production will run for a limited season in London between May and August 2023

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:53AM
Friday, March 17, 2023

Graham Linehan claims he was offered £200k to remove name from Father Ted musical by Nicole Vassell

Comedy writer claims he was offered a payout to step away from a stage version of Ireland-based sitcom, amid controversy surrounding his remarks about the trans community

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:27AM
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Sunday, February 19, 2023

Beverley Knight calls Suella Braverman a ‘risible character’ after ‘disgusting’ Windrush reform reversal by Nicole Vassell

Singer and actor expressed her disgust at recent governemental decisions about Windrush reform

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:22AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Vault Festival told to exit London Waterloo base by Nicole Vassell

London’s answer to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has taken place in Waterloo since 2012

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:27AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

‘265 days to learn to read!’ Lea Michele pokes fun at her ‘illiteracy’ in response to Barbra Streisand memoir by Nicole Vassell

‘Funny Girl’ star referred to an internet joke about her reading skills on Wednesday (8 February)

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:29PM
Friday, February 3, 2023

Vicky Featherstone to step down as Royal Court artistic director after 10 years by Nicole Vassell

Featherstone will leave her position later this year

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:39AM
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Wendell Pierce praised for response after audience member disrupts Broadway show by Nicole Vassell

‘I’ve waited too long for this,’ actor declared as a heckler stopped the performance

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:12AM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Jodie Comer, a gen-Z Elle Woods and a giant swimming pool: The best theatre of 2022, ranked by Jessie Thompson,isobel Lewis,nicole Vassell and Annabel Nugent

The Independent’s theatre critics have chosen their top stage shows of 2022, a year in which fresh new writing and charming musicals reigned supreme

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:42AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

German citizens to be offered €200 voucher to experience culture as 18th birthday gift by Nicole Vassell

Similar programmes are in place in other EU countries, including France, Italy and Spain

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:24AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Black child actor heckled and booed during Royal Opera House performance of Alcina by Nicole Vassell

Venue has ‘taken steps’ to ensure that the disruptive audience member will not return

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:12AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Texas church apologises after unauthorised Hamilton musical goes viral by Nicole Vassell

Lyrics and dialogue were rewritten to include ‘Christian themes’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:07AM