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We'll Drink to That! Gender-Swapped Company with Patti LuPone Heading to the West End

We'll Drink to That! Gender-Swapped Company with Patti LuPone Heading to the West End

We'd like to propose a toast! Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company is heading to London's Gielgud Theatre, and this time, it's about Bobbi, not Bobby. Olivier Award nominee Rosalie Craig will headline the West End production as the now-female lead character. Even better, two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone will belt out "Ladies Who Lunch" as Joanne. Helmed ...

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Tyrone Huntley on Returning to London's Jesus Christ Superstar & Working with Amber Riley in Dreamgirls

Tyrone Huntley on Returning to London's Jesus Christ Superstar & Working with Amber Riley in Dreamgirls

Tyrone Huntley won an Olivier nomination and the Evening Standard’s Emerging Talent Award for his seismic performance as Judas in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of the celebrated Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar and is back with the show this season for an encore engagement. In between, the slight-of-build performer with the ...

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Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Tina, Set for West End Premiere

Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Tina, Set for West End Premiere

This news is simply the best! The previously announced Tina Turner bio-musical will receive its world premiere in spring 2018. Tina will bow in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre. Performances will begin on March 21, 2018 with opening night scheduled for April 17, 2018. As previously reported, Tony-nominated director Phyllida Lloyd will helm the project, which features a book by ...

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Clare Burt to Join Kelsey Grammer & More in London's Big Fish

Clare Burt to Join Kelsey Grammer & More in London's Big Fish

Clare Burt has been announced to play the role of Sandra Bloom in London's new production of John August and Andrew Lippa's musical Big Fish. Burt completes the cast of the mounting that will begin performances at the West End's Other Palace Theatre on November 1 for a run through December 31. Nigel Harman will direct.

As previously announced, Tony ...

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The Exorcist West End Debut to Be Led by Original U.K. Wicked Star Adam Garcia

The Exorcist West End Debut to Be Led by Original U.K. Wicked Star Adam Garcia

Adam Garcia, the original Fiyero of London's Wicked, will lead the cast of John Pielmeier's stage version of William Peter Blatty’s famed horror novel The Exorcist in its London debut. Sean Mathias will direct the previously announced play at the Phoenix Theatre for a run from October 20, 2017 to March 10, 2018.

Garcia will play Father Damien Karras (the ...

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Broadway & West End Marquees to Dim Lights in Memory of Sir Peter Hall

Broadway & West End Marquees to Dim Lights in Memory of Sir Peter Hall

Theaters across both Broadway and London's West End will dim marquee lights for exactly one minute on September 15 in memory of Tony-winning director and Royal Shakespeare Company founder Sir Peter Hall, who died on September 11 at age 86. Broadway marquees will dim at 7:45pm while those in the West End will dim at 7:00pm.

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Zoe Wanamaker & More to Lead West End Revival of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party

Zoe Wanamaker & More to Lead West End Revival of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party

Zoë Wanamaker, Stephen Mangan and Toby Jones are set to star in a 2018 London revival of Harold Pinter's dark play The Birthday Party. Ian Rickson will direct the West End production, set to begin previews on January 9 and open on January 18 at (appropriately) The Harold Pinter Theatre.

In The Birthday Party, Stanley Webber (Jones) is the only lodger ...

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Bryan Cranston-Led Network Stage Adaptation, Directed by Ivo van Hove, Completes Casting

Bryan Cranston-Led Network Stage Adaptation, Directed by Ivo van Hove, Completes Casting

London's National Theatre has announced the full cast for Tony winner Lee Hall's new stage adaptation of the film Network. Tony winner Ivo van Hove directs the play that will begin previews on November 4 with an opening set for November 13 at London's Lyttelton Theatre. The limited engagement will play through March 24, 2018. 

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Tony Winner Jim Norton on Revisiting the Work of Conor McPherson in London's Girl from the North Country

Tony Winner Jim Norton on Revisiting the Work of Conor McPherson in London's Girl from the North Country

Jim Norton is a beloved theater stalwart on both sides of the Atlantic, having won an Olivier and then a Tony for his performance in fellow Irishman Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer. The genial veteran is working with writer-director McPherson once again on Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, a play that weds an original Depression-era story set ...

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Odds & Ends: Andrew Rannells to Lead Showtime Comedy Pilot, Michael Crawford Set for New TV Talent Series & More

Odds & Ends: Andrew Rannells to Lead Showtime Comedy Pilot, Michael Crawford Set for New TV Talent Series & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Andrew Rannells to Lead New Showtime Comedy Pilot
Two-time Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Andrew Rannells will join off-Broadway veteran Don Cheadle in Showtime’s new pilot Ball Street, according to TVLine. The Wall Street comedy follows the events leading up to the "Black Monday" stock ...

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Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical to Make West End Debut

Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical to Make West End Debut

Love is in the air! Following hit runs in Australia and Toronto and an acclaimed engagement at the U.K.'s West Yorkshire Playhouse, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is West End-bound! The celebrated tuner based on Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 film will play the Piccadilly Theatre in 2018. Previews will begin on March 16 with an opening set for April 11 ...

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Hamilton West End Production Delayed; Complete Cast Announced

Hamilton West End Production Delayed; Complete Cast Announced

Wait for it! That's what London audiences eager to see Hamilton will have to do. The West End debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical has delayed its first preview by two weeks. The production initially scheduled to begin on November 21 has been moved to December 6. The show will now open on December 21. The holdup is being attributed ...

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See Photos of London's Imelda Staunton-Led Follies

See Photos of London's Imelda Staunton-Led Follies

These production shots have us losing our minds! Olivier winners Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast as well as Peter Forbes are leading a dazzling revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the U.K.’s National Theatre. The production opens on September 6. Feast your eyes on these hot shots and get yourself a plane ticket across the pond to see ...

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London Les Miserables Star Killian Donnelly on Kinky Broadway Memories & Getting Tips from Colm Wilkinson

London Les Miserables Star Killian Donnelly on Kinky Broadway Memories & Getting Tips from Colm Wilkinson

Killian Donnelly has stormed the West End in such diverse shows as Memphis, The Commitments and Kinky Boots, in which he also starred on Broadway. Now, he’s returned to the U.K. in no less an iconic role than Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre, so what better time could there be to check in with the ...

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Jonathan Coy to Join James Graham's Dark New Play Ink as It Transfers to the West End

Jonathan Coy to Join James Graham's Dark New Play Ink as It Transfers to the West End

Jonathan Coy has joined the company of James Graham's new play Ink in its transfer to the Duke of York Theatre. The West End engagement, set to run from September 9, 2017-January 6, 2018, follows an acclaimed debut with London's Almeida Theatre.

Coy will play the role of Hugh Cudlipp alongside the previously announced Tony nominee Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch and ...

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An Officer and a Gentleman—The Musical Set for U.K. Premiere & Forthcoming Tour

An Officer and a Gentleman—The Musical Set for U.K. Premiere & Forthcoming Tour

A new stage musical adaptation of the beloved film An Officer and a Gentleman will make its U.K. debut at the London theater Curve on April 6, 2018 for a run through April 21. The engagement will precede a 19-venue U.K. and Ireland tour that will play through September 15.

The brand-new musical is based on the 1982 ...

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Christian Slater, Kris Marshall & More to Lead West End Revival of Glengarry Glen Ross

Christian Slater, Kris Marshall & More to Lead West End Revival of Glengarry Glen Ross

Christian Slater is among the stars set to appear in a new London revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, scheduled to run from October 26, 2017 through February 3, 2018 at the Playhouse Theatre. Sam Yates will direct the new production.

Slater will take on the role of Ricky Roma. He will appear alongside Kris Marshall (My ...

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Bryony Lavery's Tony-Nominated Drama Frozen Set for West End Production Starring Suranne Jones & Jason Watkins

Bryony Lavery's Tony-Nominated Drama Frozen Set for West End Production Starring Suranne Jones & Jason Watkins

Brynony Lavery's Tony-nominated play Frozen will appear in a new production at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018. Suranne Jones will star as Nancy alongside Jason Watkins as Ralph in the mounting directed by Jonathan Munby. Previews will begin on February 9 with an opening set for February 21. The limited engagement will conclude on May 5.

Frozen explores the interwoven ...

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Tony Nominee Sarah Greene & More to Join Jez Butterworth's New Play The Ferryman in London

Tony Nominee Sarah Greene & More to Join Jez Butterworth's New Play The Ferryman in London

Tony nominee Sarah Greene (The Cripple of Inishmaan) is among the new cast members set to join Jez Butterworth's acclaimed play The Ferryman at London's Gielgud Theatre on October 9. Sam Mendes directs the new work that began West End performances on June 20 following a debut engagement at the Royal Court Theatre.

Greene will take on the role of Caitlin ...

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Douglas Henshall Joins Bryan Cranston-Led Stage Adaptation of Network

Douglas Henshall Joins Bryan Cranston-Led Stage Adaptation of Network

London's National Theatre has announced that Douglas Henshall will play the role of Max Schumacher in the world premiere stage adaptation of the film Network. Ivo van Hove directs Lee Hall's play that will begin previews on November 4 with an opening set for November 13 at London's Lyttelton Theatre. Network will also star the previously announced Bryan Cranston as ...

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Rising British Star Christian Cooke on Headlining Knives in Hens at London's Donmar, Being Paid in Burgers & More

Rising British Star Christian Cooke on Headlining Knives in Hens at London's Donmar, Being Paid in Burgers & More

The fast-rising English film and TV actor Christian Cooke was Dennis Quaid’s co-star in the recent series The Art of More and has even directed a short film, Edith, starring Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones. Cook has of late turned his attentions to the stage, first at the Hampstead Theatre in Experience and now at the Donmar in Knives ...

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London's Menier Chocolate Factory to Stage Revival of Barnum, Directed by Broadway's Gordon Greenberg

London's Menier Chocolate Factory to Stage Revival of Barnum, Directed by Broadway's Gordon Greenberg

London's Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a revival of the Tony-nominated musical Barnum. Directed by Broadway's Gordon Greenberg (Holiday Inn), the production will begin previews on November 25, open on December 5 and run through March 3, 2018.

Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the "Greatest Showman on Earth," who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to ...

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Tom Hollander to Reprise Acclaimed Turn in Tom Stoppard's Travesties on Broadway

Tom Hollander to Reprise Acclaimed Turn in Tom Stoppard's Travesties on Broadway

Tom Hollander is set to star in Tom Stoppard's stirring drama Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre in 2018. Hollander is reprising his role as Henry Carr from an earlier production at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End. Patrick Marber directs the first-ever Broadway revival, which is set to begin previews on March 29 and open on April ...

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London Evita Star Emma Hatton on What Eva Peron Would Do If She Met Wicked's Elphaba & More

London Evita Star Emma Hatton on What Eva Peron Would Do If She Met Wicked's Elphaba & More

Emma Hatton has staked out a formidable name for herself playing two iconic roles, Elphaba in Wicked and Eva Peron in Evita. The second part has this summer earned her rave reviews for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical’s latest revival, this time at the Phoenix Theatre. Hatton took time prior to a recent evening performance to talk about roles ...

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London Star Ashley Day on Reclaiming His Dancing Roots in An American in Paris in the West End

London Star Ashley Day on Reclaiming His Dancing Roots in An American in Paris in the West End

Ashley Day has appeared in Evita, Mary Poppins, and as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon in the West End. Now, the English musical theater triple-threat has danced his way into the star part of Jerry Mulligan in An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre, following on from Tony nominee Robert Fairchild, who came to London to open ...

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