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Florence Andrews on Letting Her Hair Down in London's School of Rock & More

Florence Andrews on Letting Her Hair Down in London's School of Rock & More

Florence Andrews is lending some sterling vocals and whiplash timing to the London premiere of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock, based on the Richard Linklater/Jack Black film and now running at the New London Theatre, the onetime home of Cats. The fast-rising performer plays the starchy—or maybe not—Rosalie Mullins, who also happens to be the principal ...

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Ben Turner on Not Being Pigeon-Holed, Playing an Eight-Year-Old Boy & Flying High in London's The Kite Runner

Ben Turner on Not Being Pigeon-Holed, Playing an Eight-Year-Old Boy & Flying High in London's The Kite Runner

Ben Turner's theater credits include the Eddie Redmayne Richard II at the Donmar and the Almeida's revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing but the classically trained performer is now taking the West End lead in The Kite Runner, adapted from the Khaled Hosseini bestselling 2003 novel of the same name that was itself filmed in 2007. Playing the Afghani ...

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See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane & the Cast of the National Theatre's Angels in America

See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane & the Cast of the National Theatre's Angels in America

We need to book a spring trip to London, stat! The revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner's landmark play Angels in America includes Tony and recent Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield, two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane, Olivier winner Denise Gough, National Theatre alum James McArdle and Broadway alum Russell Tovey. Yup, those names have already got us hooked, but these ...

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Matthew Seadon-Young on Playing Gerry Goffin in London's Beautiful, the Art of Taking Over a Role & Not Doing Side Show with His Brother

Matthew Seadon-Young on Playing Gerry Goffin in London's Beautiful, the Art of Taking Over a Role & Not Doing Side Show with His Brother

Matthew Seadon-Young's London musical credits include Billy Elliot, Urinetown and Les Miserables and now the ebullient performer is playing the American lyricist (and onetime husband of Carole King) Gerry Goffin in Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. A relatively new recruit to a production heading into its third year in the West End, Seadon-Young took time recently to talk about the ...

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Olivier Winner David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in London

Olivier Winner David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in London

 Olivier Award winner David Haig is set to join Harry Potter star and stage alum Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in the Old Vic’s 50th-anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead reports. As previously announced, David Leveaux will direct the staging, which begins performances on February 25, 2017.

This production marks Haig's Old Vic debut and is also a ...

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With Amber Riley Out Sick, Casey Nicholaw Favorite Marisha Wallace Takes Center Stage in West End's Dreamgirls

With Amber Riley Out Sick, Casey Nicholaw Favorite Marisha Wallace Takes Center Stage in West End's Dreamgirls

Amber Riley has taken a temporary leave of absence from the West End revival of Dreamgirls following a pneumonia diagnosis. Marisha Wallace, who has appeared in a number of Casey Nicholaw-helmed productions in the United States, has recently joined the company to share the role of Effie White with alternate Karen Mav. Wallace will remain with the company as an ...

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She Loves Me's Scarlett Strallen on Singing 'Ice-Cream' with a British Accent, Meeting Barbara Cook & More

She Loves Me's Scarlett Strallen on Singing 'Ice-Cream' with a British Accent, Meeting Barbara Cook & More

No sooner had the gossamer-voiced Scarlett Strallen got herself a base in New York before the English star of such shows as Mary Poppins, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and the West End's most recent A Chorus Line found herself back in her home country, this time to play the lovelorn Amalia in the Menier Chocolate Factory's enchanting ...

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Ma Rainey, King Lear, Harry Potter & More! The Top Five Shows in London in 2016

Ma Rainey, King Lear, Harry Potter & More! The Top Five Shows in London in 2016

Defining productions of Tom Stoppard and August Wilson classics raised the bar high for revivals in a classics-heavy year that also found Glenda Jackson, of all people, taking on the title role in King Lear. All that plus Harry Potter all grown-up and Andrew Lloyd Webber at seemingly every turn: read on for a list of five of the year’s ...

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An Inspector Calls' Barbara Marten on Soggy Costumes, a Collapsing Set & Her Show-Biz Marriage

An Inspector Calls' Barbara Marten on Soggy Costumes, a Collapsing Set & Her Show-Biz Marriage

Barbara Marten is a veteran presence on stage and screen with a sizable range of British TV credits that include a series regular on The Bill. The actress has returned to the West End to give a scorching performance as the imperious Sybil Birling in two-time Tony-winner Stephen Daldry’s legendary production of An Inspector Calls, the 1940s J.B. Priestley ...

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Tony Nominee Adrienne Warren Tapped for Workshop of Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Tina

Tony Nominee Adrienne Warren Tapped for Workshop of Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Tina

Simply the best! Adrienne Warren, who received a Tony nod this year for Shuffle Along, has been tapped to lead a workshop of a Tina Turner bio-musical, Tina. The legendary singer will attend the December 16 industry event, which will be performed by a cast of 14, the Daily Mail reports. Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) will direct the project, which ...

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