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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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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