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Two-Time Tony Winner Joe DiPietro on Tom Jones Musical What’s New, Pussycat?: Broadway Run a 'Distinct Possibility'

Two-Time Tony Winner Joe DiPietro on Tom Jones Musical What’s New, Pussycat?: Broadway Run a 'Distinct Possibility'

What’s New, Pussycat?, a new musical based on Henry Fielding's 1979 novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, could be bound for Broadway. The show received a July 14 reading in London under the direction of Tony nominee Scott Ellis.

The musical tells the story of the novel's bad-boy title character through the songs of famed singer Tom Jones ("It's ...

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Long Day's Journey Into Night, Starring Jeremy Irons & Lesley Manville, Confirmed for West End Transfer

Long Day's Journey Into Night, Starring Jeremy Irons & Lesley Manville, Confirmed for West End Transfer

A West End production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring iconic actors Jeremy Irons as Edmund Tyrone and Lesley Manville as Mary Tyrone, is official! The previously speculated transfer of Richard Eyre's hit revival from the Bristol Old Vic will run from January 27-April 8, 2018 at Wyndham's Theatre.

Irons said, “Over forty years ago I saw Laurence ...

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I Loved Lucy Star Matthew Scott on Booking His London Debut at the Broadway Stage Door & Discovering Lucille Ball on Nick at Nite

I Loved Lucy Star Matthew Scott on Booking His London Debut at the Broadway Stage Door & Discovering Lucille Ball on Nick at Nite

Matthew Scott has appeared on Broadway in such shows as Sondheim on Sondheim and as Adam in An American in Paris and is now marking his first-ever trip to London with his UK stage debut in the Lee Tannen play I Loved Lucy, opening on July 24 at the Arts Theatre. The charming performer took time before his second preview ...

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Odds & Ends: Robert Fairchild & Scarlett Strallen to Appear in One-Night Oklahoma! & More

Odds & Ends: Robert Fairchild & Scarlett Strallen to Appear in One-Night Oklahoma! & More

Robert Fairchild & Scarlett Strallen to Lead One-Night Oklahoma! in London
An American in Paris Tony nominee Robert Fairchild will appear onstage alongside fellow Broadway veteran Scarlett Strallen for a one-night performance of the classic musical Oklahoma! on August 11 at 7:30pm at London's Royal Albert Hall. Fairchild will play Will Parker with Strallen as Laurey as part of the ...

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Odds & Ends: Come From Away Composer David Hein to Sing with Cast in Special Concert & More

Odds & Ends: Come From Away Composer David Hein to Sing with Cast in Special Concert & More

Come From Away Cast to Take Part in Broadway at the W
Cast members from Broadway's moving new musical Come From Away will sing out in a performance at the W New York—Times Square Hotel as part of the Broadway at W series! The performance will take place on July 30 at 7:30 pm, with Tony Award nominee David ...

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New West End Aladdin Star Matthew Croke on Flying High, His Wicked Past & Bare Chest Buzz

New West End Aladdin Star Matthew Croke on Flying High, His Wicked Past & Bare Chest Buzz

Matthew Croke started the summer by fulfilling any performer’s dreams: graduating from a career spent largely in supporting and understudy assignments to playing a bona fide star part in the West End. London’s new Aladdin in the Disney musical of the same name at the Prince Edward Theatre was giddy with delight when Broadway.com caught him during rehearsals for a chat, not least as ...

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Broadway Grosses: J.T. Rogers' Tony Winner Oslo Soars in Its Final Week on Broadway

Broadway Grosses: J.T. Rogers' Tony Winner Oslo Soars in Its Final Week on Broadway

J.T. Rogers' acclaimed new play Oslo went out on top in the last week of its limited engagement at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The 2017 Tony winner for Best Play, which also picked up a trophy for Michael Aronov's electrifying performance, took in a box office gross of $898,524, an increase of $229,054 over the prior week's gross ...

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James Graham's Ink, Starring Tony Nominee Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, Will Transfer to London's West End

James Graham's Ink, Starring Tony Nominee Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, Will Transfer to London's West End

James Graham's new play Ink, which follows the birth of England's most influential newspaper, will transfer to the West End's Duke of York Theatre for a run from September 9, 2017-January 6, 2018. The mounting follows an acclaimed run with London's Almeida Theatre.

Bertie Carvel, who won over New York audiences (and Tony nominators) with his Broadway-debut performance as Miss ...

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West End Mamma Mia! Star Sara Poyzer on Stealing from Meryl Streep and Bringing ABBA to the World

West End Mamma Mia! Star Sara Poyzer on Stealing from Meryl Streep and Bringing ABBA to the World

Sara Poyzer didn’t graduate from drama school until she was 27, but in the two decades since has established herself as an invaluable company member of several long-running musicals. She spent two years as Mrs. Wilkinson in the since-closed West End hit Billy Elliot and has spent the last six years on and off starring as Donna in Mamma Mia ...

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F. Murray Abraham on Returning to the West End in The Mentor, His Homeland Fame & Why He'll Never Retire

F. Murray Abraham on Returning to the West End in The Mentor, His Homeland Fame & Why He'll Never Retire

It’s been more than 30 years since F. Murray Abraham won the Oscar for his indelible screen performance as Salieri in Amadeus, since which time he has appeared regularly on stage and screen and had a career-defining role on Homeland as the ever-intriguing CIA baddie Dar Adal. This summer, he can be seen in the West End starring in German ...

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Testosterone-Filled A Clockwork Orange Stage Adaptation to Make Off-Broadway Debut

Testosterone-Filled A Clockwork Orange Stage Adaptation to Make Off-Broadway Debut

Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ electrifying London stage adaptation of the 1962 book and 1971 film A Clockwork Orange will make its New York premiere at off-Broadway's New World Stages. Previews will begin on September 2 with an opening night set for September 25. The work will run through January 6, 2018. Jonno Davies, who led the London cast, will make his New ...

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Full Casting Announced for London Return of Olivier Award-Winning Jesus Christ Superstar

Full Casting Announced for London Return of Olivier Award-Winning Jesus Christ Superstar

Maimuna Memon will take on the role of Mary Magdalene in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre's upcoming return mounting of the 2016 Olivier Award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar, running August 11 through September 23 at the London venue. Timothy Sheader directs the production, led by the previously announced original star, Broadway veteran Declan Bennett as Jesus.

Also newly announced will be Sean ...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's Evita Will Return to London

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's Evita Will Return to London

The hit musical Evita, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, will play a 12-week return engagement at London's Phoenix Theatre from July 28-October 14. Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, the production will be led by Evita tour star Emma Hatton in the title role with Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che.

Telling the story ...

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Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael Completes Cast of Stockard Channing-Led Apologia

Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael Completes Cast of Stockard Channing-Led Apologia

Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael will play the role of Trudi in the new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia, set to play London's Trafalgar Studios from July 29-November 18. She joins a company led by Stockard Channing as Kristin Miller.

The company of Apologia also includes the previously announced Freema Agyeman as Claire, Desmond Barrit as Hugh and Joseph Millson in the ...

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Laura Donnelly on Starring in London's The Ferryman and the 'Hell' of Working with Hugh Jackman

Laura Donnelly on Starring in London's The Ferryman and the 'Hell' of Working with Hugh Jackman

Laura Donnelly appeared in London and on Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s intimate tease of a play The River and is now at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End in Butterworth’s epic new piece, The Ferryman, directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and co-starring film name Paddy Considine and 1992 Tony winner Brid Brennan. Born in Belfast but long-based in London, the ...

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Odds & Ends: Finn Wittrock Joins Darren Criss in Versace: American Crime Story, Nathan Lane in Angels in America Video Footage & More!

Odds & Ends: Finn Wittrock Joins Darren Criss in Versace: American Crime Story, Nathan Lane in Angels in America Video Footage & More!

Finn Wittrock Joins Versace: American Crime Story
Finn Wittrock is back in Ryan Murphy’s wheelhouse! Entertainment Weekly reports that the Broadway star and American Horror Story alum will join the eagerly anticipated Versace: American Crime Story as Jeff Trail, a friend of serial killer Andrew Cunanan who (spoiler alert!) becomes his first victim. We cannot stop talking about the fact ...

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Look Out Sister: Casting Set for New London Production of Five Guys Named Moe

Look Out Sister: Casting Set for New London Production of Five Guys Named Moe

The new London production of 1992 Tony-nominated musical Five Guys Named Moe has announced casting. Edward Baruwa will play Nomax alongside Ian Carlyle as Four-Eyed Moe, Dex Lee as Know Moe, Idriss Kargbo as Little Moe, Timothy Martin as Big Moe and Emile Ruddock as Eat Moe.

Five Guys Named Moe will play the new Marble Arch Theatre from August 29 ...

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Mary Stuart, Adapted by 1984 Co-Creator & Featuring an Expert Role Swap, Will Transfer to West End

Mary Stuart, Adapted by 1984 Co-Creator & Featuring an Expert Role Swap, Will Transfer to West End

The Almeida Theatre's new take on Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, adapted and directed by 1984 co-writer Robert Icke, will transfer to London's West End. Featuring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams rotating in the lead roles, Mary Stuart will play the Duke of York’s Theatre from January 13-March 31.

Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of ...

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See Audra McDonald Make Her West End Debut (and Cuddle a Super Cute Pup) in Lady Day

See Audra McDonald Make Her West End Debut (and Cuddle a Super Cute Pup) in Lady Day

It's Tuesday, and we have your fix of Audra McDonald belting photos (and one where she's holding an adorable puppy—what could be better?!). The six-time Tony winner is making her highly anticipated West End debut in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill at London's Wyndham's Theatre; she'd postponed the run last year upon discovering she was expecting Sally James ...

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Stockard Channing to Be Joined by Sense8 Star Freema Agyeman & More in London's Apologia

Stockard Channing to Be Joined by Sense8 Star Freema Agyeman & More in London's Apologia

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit and Joseph Millson will join the previously announced Stockard Channing in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia at London's Trafalgar Studios from July 29-November 18. Agyeman will take on the role of Claire, with Barrit as Hugh and Millson in the dual roles of Peter and Simon. Jamie Lloyd will direct. 

Channing leads the cast as Kristin Miller ...

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Anne-Marie Duff & Kenneth Cranham Will Lead London Premiere of Heisenberg

Anne-Marie Duff & Kenneth Cranham Will Lead London Premiere of Heisenberg

Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, which ran on Broadway in 2016, will make its London debut at the Wyndham’s Theatre for a run from October 3, 2017-January 6, 2018. Marianne Elliott will direct the production, set to star Broadway.com Fresh Face Anne-Marie Duff as Georgie and Kenneth Cranham as Alex. 

The London transfer adds a subtitle to the play, now ...

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Andrew Polec on Headlining Jim Steinman's Rocktacular Bat Out of Hell in London

Andrew Polec on Headlining Jim Steinman's Rocktacular Bat Out of Hell in London

Shows don’t get much more “rocktacular,” or so one assumes, than Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, the vaunted Jim Steinman hymn to youthful passion whose stage version is previewing at the London Coliseum prior to a June 20 opening. Drawing on an iconic back catalog of songs, director Jay Scheib’s production stars American performer Andrew Polec as ...

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Jamael Westman Will Play Titular Role of Hamilton in the West End; Olivier Nom Michael Jibson Set as King George

Jamael Westman Will Play Titular Role of Hamilton in the West End; Olivier Nom Michael Jibson Set as King George

Let's get this guy in front of a crowd! Jamael Westman will make his West End debut in the titular role in Hamilton in the hit musical's London premiere; Ash Hunter will play the role during certain performances. Olivier Award nominee Michael Jibson will also join the cast as King George. Performances of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Pulitzer winner are ...

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Two-Time Tony Nominee Eve Best on Starring in Love in Idleness in London & Why Kevin Spacey Should 'Permanently' Host the Tony Awards

Two-Time Tony Nominee Eve Best on Starring in Love in Idleness in London & Why Kevin Spacey Should 'Permanently' Host the Tony Awards

Two-time Tony nominee and onetime Nurse Jackie TV name Eve Best has returned to the London stage to give among the season’s most scintillating star turns in Love in Idleness, the Terence Rattigan revival that has transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run; Trevor Nunn is the director. Broadway.com caught up with ...

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London's School of Rock Star Gary Trainor on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Rockin' Roots & Why He Eats a Lot of Pasta

London's School of Rock Star Gary Trainor on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Rockin' Roots & Why He Eats a Lot of Pasta

Gary Trainor has been with the West End company of School of Rock since it opened, initially as the alternate to leading man David Fynn in the mega-voltage part of rock ‘n’ roll teacher Dewey Finn, played by Jack Black on screen. Several weeks ago, Trainor graduated to London’s principal Dewey, which was just one of the reasons the Ulster-born ...

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