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Andrew Scott-Led Hamlet Will Transfer to the West End

Andrew Scott-Led Hamlet Will Transfer to the West End

The Almeida Theatre’s acclaimed production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a run from June 9 through September 2. The Almeida mounting of the Shakespeare classic began performances February 17 and will run through April 15.

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Disney’s Aladdin to Welcome Matthew Croke as Star of London Production

Disney’s Aladdin to Welcome Matthew Croke as Star of London Production

It’s a whole new world for London’s Aladdin as the production will welcome Matthew Croke in the musical’s title role beginning June 5 at the Prince Edward Theatre. Croke takes over for Dean John-Wilson, who originated the role in the West End production.

Croke has been seen in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour), Funny Girl ...

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Odds & Ends: Daniel Radcliffe Rosencrantz Extends, Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski Welcome Baby & More

Odds & Ends: Daniel Radcliffe Rosencrantz Extends, Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski Welcome Baby & More

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

Daniel Radcliffe-Led Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Extends London Run
Audiences will have more chances to catch Harry Potter favorite and stage veteran Daniel Radcliffe in London’s new production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic. The revival, directed by David Leveaux and ...

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Nuclear War by Curious Incident Tony Winner Simon Stephens Announces London Casting

Nuclear War by Curious Incident Tony Winner Simon Stephens Announces London Casting

Casting is set for Nuclear War, the new work by Curious Incident Tony winner Simon Stephens. Directed by Imogen Knight, the drama will play London’s Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from April 19 through May 6.

Nuclear War is set to star Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Gerrome Miller, Beatrice Scirocchi and Andrew Sheridan.

The play is described as an alternative ...

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Love in Idleness, Starring Eve Best, Will Move from Menier Chocolate Factory to the West End

Love in Idleness, Starring Eve Best, Will Move from Menier Chocolate Factory to the West End

The new production of Terence Rattigan’s Love in Idleness will transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory to London’s Apollo Theatre, with previews set to begin May 11 and an opening slated for May 18. The limited run will play through July 1. The Menier mounting began March 10 and runs through April 29. Trevor Nunn directs the new production featuring ...

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42nd Street's Clare Halse on Being as Starry-Eyed as Peggy Sawyer, Her Wicked Dream Role & Working with Sheena Easton in the West End

42nd Street's Clare Halse on Being as Starry-Eyed as Peggy Sawyer, Her Wicked Dream Role & Working with Sheena Easton in the West End

The West End’s dance-heavy spring began with the U.K. premiere of An American in Paris and continues with a revival of 42nd Street, returning to the same venue—Drury Lane—where the show was first seen in London in 1984. Scottish actress-singer Sheena Easton gets top billing as Dorothy Brock, but all eyes will surely be on English newcomer Clare Halse in the pivotal role of ...

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Rufus Hound Will Be Joined by Denise Welch & More for Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium

Rufus Hound Will Be Joined by Denise Welch & More for Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium

London's transfer of the The Wind in the Willows from Theatre Royal Plymouth to the London Palladium, has announced further casting. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will reprise his performance as Mr. Toad alongside fellow original star Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel from the musical’s premiere. They will be joined by Denise Welch as Mrs Otter, Gary Wilmot as Badger, Craig ...

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Broadway's Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins Dreamgirls in London

Broadway's Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins Dreamgirls in London

Asmeret Ghebremichael has taken over as Lorrell Robinson in London’s Dreamgirls. She began performances this week. Ghebremichael replaces Ibinabo Jack, who has had to withdraw from the production due to health reasons.

Ghebremichael, who was most recently seen as Nickie in the off-Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, has appeared on Broadway and in London in The Book of Mormon. Her other ...

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The Kite Runner to Transfer to London’s Playhouse Theatre

The Kite Runner to Transfer to London’s Playhouse Theatre

Following a hit run at Wyndham’s Theatre, The Kite Runner, Matthew Spangler’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, will move to the Playhouse Theatre for a limited run from June 8-July 29. Giles Croft repeats his duties as director with casting to be announced. The Kite Runner played its initial run at Wyndam’s from December 21, 2016 through March 11 ...

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An American in Paris Star Robert Fairchild on Returning to a Role That's in His Bones & Sharing the Show with London

An American in Paris Star Robert Fairchild on Returning to a Role That's in His Bones & Sharing the Show with London

S'marvelous indeed: there's no other way to describe the grace, panache and irresistible ease that ballet star Robert Fairchild is bringing to his starring part in the West End’s An American in Paris, repeating his performance as Jerry Mulligan that won a Tony nod and Drama Desk Award for his Broadway debut in the same part in 2015. With Tony ...

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Broadway’s Marisha Wallace to Lead London Color Purple Benefit Concert

Broadway’s Marisha Wallace to Lead London Color Purple Benefit Concert

American actress Marisha Wallace (Broadway’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!) will star as Celie in a concert version of The Color Purple at London’s Cadogan Hall on May 21 at 6:00pm.

The concert is being staged to raise funds for the British Theatre Academy, a unique performing arts program that has inspired and nurtured the talent of thousands of young ...

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New Alan Ayckbourn Play The Divide Heads to the Old Vic

New Alan Ayckbourn Play The Divide Heads to the Old Vic

The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at the Old Vic this fall following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival. Dates for the Old Vic run are to be announced.

Described as a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly explores a dystopian society of repression, insurrection and forbidden love, The Divide is directed by ...

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Don Juan in Soho's Adrian Scarborough on Hitting It Off with David Tennant, Returning to the Stage & More

Don Juan in Soho's Adrian Scarborough on Hitting It Off with David Tennant, Returning to the Stage & More

The Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough was last on the London stage early in 2014 when he played the Fool to Simon Russell Beale's King Lear and will soon be seen as the sidekick, Stan, to David Tennant's Don Juan when a revival of the 2006 Patrick Marber play Don Juan in Soho starts previews March 17 at Wyndham's Theatre ...

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Odds & Ends: Emma Watson on Her 'Modern' Belle, London’s Olivier Awards Find Host & More

Odds & Ends: Emma Watson on Her 'Modern' Belle, London’s Olivier Awards Find Host & More

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

Emma Watson Dishes on Her Belle in Beauty and the Beast
Just in case we couldn’t be more excited for the live-action Beauty and the Beast, the film’s Belle, Emma Watson, made a darling appearance on this morning’s Good Morning America. “I hope she’s a slightly more modern version,” ...

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Hollywood Legend Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture Could Be Broadway-Bound This Season

Hollywood Legend Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture Could Be Broadway-Bound This Season

More than 12 years in the making, Hollywood mogul Robert Evans might be headed to Broadway, according to The New York Post. The high-profile producer who brought the films Rosemary's Baby, Love Story and Chinatown to the screen, opens the stage adaptation of his autobiography and documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture in London this week. 

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Emma Donoghue's Room Stage Adaptation Announces U.K. Casting

Emma Donoghue's Room Stage Adaptation Announces U.K. Casting

Casting is set for the stage version of Emma Donoghue's novel Room, set to play Theatre Royal Stratford East beginning May 2. The production's limited run will go through June 3, followed by mountings at Dundee Rep (June 13-17) and Dublin's Abbey Theatre (June 24-July 22).

Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose-built room in ...

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Duncan Sheik's New Musical Whisper House Sets Cast in London

Duncan Sheik's New Musical Whisper House Sets Cast in London

The latest musical from Spring Awakening Tony winner Duncan Sheik has announced casting. Whisper House, with a book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow, will debut at The Other Palace in London. Previews begin April 6 with opening night set for April 18 for a limited run through May 27. Adam Lenson directs.

The cast for Whisper House includes Simon Bailey (Parade ...

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Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Ties Olivier Nominations Record with 11; Groundhog Day Nabs 8 Nods

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Ties Olivier Nominations Record with 11; Groundhog Day Nabs 8 Nods

These nominees are pure magic! London's Broadway-bound production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nabbed 11 nods when the 2017 Olivier Awards nominations were revealed on March 6. Groundhog Day, which begins Broadway performances on March 16, garnered eight nominations. The Olivier Awards ceremony will take place on April 9 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Harry Potter And The ...

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Donna McKechnie, Star of London's The Wild Party on Working with Triple Threats, A Chorus Line Memories & More

Donna McKechnie, Star of London's The Wild Party on Working with Triple Threats, A Chorus Line Memories & More

Donna McKechnie is that increasing rarity: a Broadway legend whose vitality defies the years (was A Chorus Line really four decades ago?). She can now be seen back on the London stage in director-choreographer Drew McOnie's production of The Wild Party, at the newly named Other Palace playhouse through April 1. McKechnie inherits the part of the seen-it-all Dolores that brought ...

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Kenneth Branagh Set for Special Olivier Award Honor

Kenneth Branagh Set for Special Olivier Award Honor

Kenneth Branagh is set to receive the Special Award at the Olivier Awards on April 9 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The award is being presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theater.

Branagh was honored with the award for Best Newcomer by the Olivier Awards in 1982. The acclaimed actor and director’s stage acting credits include Another Country, Henry ...

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Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore & Éva-Marie Saffrey Join London's Matilda; Watch Them Learn Trapeze with Trunchbull

Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore & Éva-Marie Saffrey Join London's Matilda; Watch Them Learn Trapeze with Trunchbull

Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore and Éva-Marie Saffrey are set to join Abbie Vena in London's Matilda beginning on March 14; as with other productions of the Tim Minchin-scored musical, the four will alternate playing the titular role at the Cambridge Theatre.

Matilda's current cast includes Michael Begley as Mr Wormwood, Miria Parvin as Miss Honey and Rebecca Thornhill who ...

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London's Dreamgirls, Starring Amber Riley, to Release Cast Recording

London's Dreamgirls, Starring Amber Riley, to Release Cast Recording

London's lauded production of Dreamgirls, starring Amber Riley, is releasing a full cast recording. The Sony Music Classical album is due out on Amazon on April 14—and fans can pre-order it today.

The Casey Nicholaw-helmed production at the Savoy Theatre marks the musical's London debut. The double-album, produced by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and mixed by Andy Bradfield,  was recorded live at ...

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Sienna Miller & Jack O’Connell to Headline London Revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Sienna Miller & Jack O’Connell to Headline London Revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Meet the Pollitts! Stage and screen stars Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell have signed on to play Maggie and Brick in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on London’s West End. The Young Vic production, directed by Benedict Andrews, will play a 12-week engagement at the Apollo Theatre beginning on July 13. Opening night is set for July ...

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Game of Thrones Star Conleth Hill on His Leap to London’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Game of Thrones Star Conleth Hill on His Leap to London’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Conleth Hill may be best known as the manipulative eunuch Lord Varys on the international TV hit Game of Thrones, but the gifted Northern Irish actor has two Olivier Awards and a 2001 Tony nomination (for the two-hander Stones in His Pockets) to his name—not to mention additional stage credits that include playing Macbeth opposite Frances McDormand at California’s Berkeley ...

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Oliver Coopersmith & Jay Taylor Will Star in Bill Rosenfield's 46 Beacon in the West End

Oliver Coopersmith & Jay Taylor Will Star in Bill Rosenfield's 46 Beacon in the West End

Oliver Coopersmith and Jay Taylor are set to star in the West End debut of Bill Rosenfield's 46 Beacon. The production, a 1970s-set play about coming of age and coming out, is scheduled to begin performances on April 5 at Trafalgar Studios 2. Directed by Alexander Lass, the memory play is set to open on April 10.

46 Beacon focuses ...

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