Friday, June 15, 2018

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Game of Thrones' Kit Harington will star in True West

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington, who is filming his final scenes on the last season of the series, will share the stage with Johnny Flynn in a new production of Sam Shepard’s True West.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Samantha Barks's very smart Pretty Woman... 

Samantha Barks doesn’t need rescuing, and nor does the iconic Pretty Woman she plays in the musical version of the Julia Roberts film.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Only Fools and Horses musical to hit West End at Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018

A musical version of the classic BBC comedy about south London street trader Del Boy Trotter and his dodgy deals is in pre-production mode for a run at London's Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

BAZ BAMIGBOYE IN AMERICA: Brits on Broadway are the magnificent seven

For all the brilliant magic in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which has crossed the Atlantic and landed on Broadway, where it will run . . . probably for ever ...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: British actress Emma Thompson will direct the new Nanny McPhee musical

Emma Thompson (pictured) has written the show's book, basing it on the 2005 film which she adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda stories - originally published in the Sixties.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Lily James familiarises herself with Beatles' hits for role

The actress, who appeared alongside Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour, has been cast in the film musical All You Need Is Love, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Plan for Pinter tribute give stars pause for thought 

Thespians including David Suchet, Jane Horrocks, David Tennant and Game Of Thrones’s Iwan Rheon are believed to be in advanced talks to star in what is being called ‘Pinter At The Pinter…

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Adrienne Warren's simple the best as Tina Turner  

Adrienne Warren, who portrays Turner in the musical Tina, which began previewing at the Aldwych Theatre on Wednesday, totally captures that heat, and paradise, too.

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: London opens its heart to sweet Caroline

Award-winning American playwright Tony Kushner has praised the British cast of his musical Caroline, Or Change and expressed his excitement about its transfer into the West End this autumn.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen producer seeks a British actor for London show

Some had assumed that either Ben Platt, who originated the part and won a Tony; or Taylor Trensch (pictured with Laura Dreyfuss) would play Evan in a West End production.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

BAZ BAMIGBOYE on Edward and Freddie Fox

For the theatrical wing of the Fox family, it’s an ideal partnership. Edward Fox and his son Freddie are to star in one of Oscar Wilde’s comedies — as father and son, writes BAZ BAMIGB…

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE on Ruth Wilson and more

Ruth Wilson loved getting down to some hard graft on a farm to prepare for her role in Dark River - but she admits she was just as thrilled to get back to her creature comforts, writes BAZ B…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Elisabeth Moss reveals film about Florence Nightingale 

Mad men star Elisabeth Moss is preparing to shine a light on Florence Nightingale, the Lady With The Lamp.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Victoria Palace's £50m revamp is ready for Hamilton

Cameron Mackintosh (pictured) showed off the renovations to London's Victoria Palace theatre ahead of the opening of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Avengers TV show from 1960s could be a stage musical

Universal Stage Productions, the theatrical arm of Universal Pictures, have asked writer and director Sean Foley and composer David Arnold to work on the project.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Patti LuPone returning UK to move away from US 's***storm'

The Tony-award winning Broadway star, will return to the London stage for the first time in more than 20 years to join the gender-bending version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sophie Okonedo will play Cleopatra at the National Theatre

The play is scheduled to run on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage later next year. No dates have been fixed yet, but both of the actors have now agreed to be in Simon Godwin’s product…

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Kelsey Grammer to make London theatre debut

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Kelsey Grammer, who starred in TV classics Cheers and Frasier, has been reeled in to make his London theatre debut in the premiere of American musical Big Fish.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hamilton creator would 'love to jump in' to role in London

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Lin-Manuel Miranda, founding father of the acclaimed musical Hamilton, says he would ‘love to jump in’ and play the title role in London.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Unknown Jamael's star role in Hamilton

Jamael Westman - a 25-year-old actor from Brixton, South London - has won the coveted title role in the eagerly awaited London version of smash-hit musical Hamilton.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Take That the musical takes £10m 3 months before tour

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The Take That-themed musical The Band, featuring songs by the legendary pop group, has already sold £10 million-worth of tickets — three months before a nationwide tour beg…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Inside secret Radio City apartment untouched since 1936 by Anna Hopkins

The secret apartment previously belonging to theater giant Roxy Rothafel, hidden within the depths of Radio City Music Hall, previously entertained the likes of Walt Disney and Albert Hitchc…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Beattie Edmondson to star in new Disney comedy

You might not have noticed Beattie Edmondson in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, or Bridget Jones’s Baby, but there’ll be no missing her the family comedy Patrick.

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Jesus Christ Superstar can't get a room in the West End

Prayers are being said in the hope that the Open Air Theatre’s powerhouse production of Jesus Christ Superstar will transfer into the West End.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hello Dolly review shows stunning Bette Midler

Bette Midler, resplendent in a sequined scarlet gown and with feathers in her hair, leads a line of male dancers in a rousing promenade at New York’s Shubert Theatre, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.

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Broadway belongs to Bette Midler and her Dolly!

Bette Midler, resplendent in a sequined scarlet gown and with feathers in her hair, leads a line of male dancers in a rousing promenade at New York’s Shubert Theatre, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rehearsals underway for Take That musical The Band

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The recent TV casting show Let It Shine was mind-numbingly awful, but the winning band could break the mould by actually appearing in a stage show that isn’t bland and borin…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Emma Watson says Disney's Belle is a real role model

Emma Watson told Baz Bamigboye that she wanted to make sure that Belle - a French village girl who reads and writes - was imbued with a sense of 'adventure, wanderlust and heroism'.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pinocchio to open at National Theatre for Christmas

The show, a huge coup for the NT, will be directed by John Tiffany, whose stage hits include Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, and will open in the National’s Lyttelton auditorium in Dece…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Glenda Jackson in talks to reign over Broadway as Lear after a series of rave reviews

The producing team at the Old Vic has joined forces with producers Sonia Friedman, Bob Bartner and Scott Rudin to explore theatre availability in both the West End and in New York during 201…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Cynthia Erivo heads to Hollywood for role in Lynda La Plante 

Cynthia Erivo, who went from the West End to Broadway, where she picked up a Tony Award, is now heading to Hollywood for a role in a big-screen version of the Linda La Plante series Widows.

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