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James McArdle on Being the 'Baby' in London's Angels in America and Working with Andrew Garfield & Nathan Lane

James McArdle on Being the 'Baby' in London's Angels in America and Working with Andrew Garfield & Nathan Lane

James McArdle has been gradually hitting the big-time ever since the he co-starred first on the West End in Chariots of Fire, then at the National Theatre in both The James Plays and last year’s Chekhov trilogy, and now as Louis Ironson in Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels in America, playing in repertory in the Lyttelton auditorium through August 19 ...

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Will You Love Me Tomorrow? London's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Will End Its Run

Will You Love Me Tomorrow? London's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Will End Its Run

The West End mounting of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King, will play its final performance at the Aldwych Theatre on August 5. The show debuted in London in February 2015. The Broadway production, which opened in January 2014, continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Meet the Magic Makers! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's New Cast Takes Family Portraits

Meet the Magic Makers! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's New Cast Takes Family Portraits

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's original London cast, including Olivier Award winners Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Anthony Boyle, played their final performance on May 21. The cast will now include Jamie Glover as Harry Potter, Emma Lowndes as his wife Ginny Potter, Theo Ancient as their son Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Rakie Ayola as ...

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Stockard Channing Will Return to London's West End for Revival of Apologia

Stockard Channing Will Return to London's West End for Revival of Apologia

Tony winner Stockard Channing will return to London's West End for the first time in more than 10 years to lead a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia at Trafalgar Studios for a run from July 29-November 18. Jamie Lloyd will direct.

Channing will play Kristin Miller, a firebrand liberal matriarch of a dynamic family, who is presiding over ...

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Asmeret Ghebremichael of Dreamgirls

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Asmeret Ghebremichael of Dreamgirls

Asmeret Ghebremichael stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about starring in London's Dreamgirls and more with Paul Wontorek. 

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Colm Meaney to Join Sienna Miller & Jack O'Connell in London Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Revival

Colm Meaney to Join Sienna Miller & Jack O'Connell in London Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Revival

Colm Meaney will play Big Daddy in the new West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The production will play a 12-week engagement at the Apollo Theatre beginning on July 13. Opening night is set for July 24, with the limited run scheduled to end on October 7. 

As previously announced, stage and screen stars Sienna Miller ...

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Amber Riley on Finding Her Inner Beltress, Losing the Constraints of Glee & Broadway Plans for London's Dreamgirls

Amber Riley on Finding Her Inner Beltress, Losing the Constraints of Glee & Broadway Plans for London's Dreamgirls

Onetime Glee star Amber Riley has caused a sensation in her first major theatrical role, winning this year's musical actress Olivier Award for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre—a production said to be heading for Broadway. One recent evening found the performer sporting newly shorn locks and joining her colleagues for a late-night celebration of ...

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Is Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane & Andrew Garfield, Bound for Broadway?

Is Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane & Andrew Garfield, Bound for Broadway?

The new London revival of Tony Kushner’s early-'90s two-parter Angels in America could be headed to Broadway, according to the New York Post

The production, currently playing the National Theatre, is directed by War Horse and Curious Incident mastermind Marianne Elliot. It stars two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, Denise Gough as ...

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London's Long-Running Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Will Close

London's Long-Running Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Will Close

The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will play its final performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London on June 3.

The Olivier- and Tony Award-winning play was adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. It is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards, including Best New ...

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Sophie Okonedo on Throwing Props, Why Damian Lewis Is a 'Titan' & the Humor and Tragedy of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

Sophie Okonedo on Throwing Props, Why Damian Lewis Is a 'Titan' & the Humor and Tragedy of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

British actress and 2005 Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo has cut a major swath through Broadway in recent years, winning a 2014 Tony for A Raisin in the Sun and a nomination last year for The Crucible. She is currently winning rave reviews for her performance as the wife confronted with a quadruped-loving husband (played by Damian Lewis) in Edward Albee’s Tony-winning  ...

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London Kinky Boots Announces New Casting

London Kinky Boots Announces New Casting

Simon-Anthony Rhoden will take on the role of Lola and Verity Rushworth will appear as Lauren in West End production of Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre beginning on July 10. Olivier Award winner Matt Henry (Lola) and Elena Skye (Lauren) will play their final performances on July 8. 

Also joining Kinky Boots on July 10 will be Jed Berry ...

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New Musical Anastasia Will Journey Across the World

New Musical Anastasia Will Journey Across the World

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Anastasia will appear in mountings across Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia and South America. Productions are expected to play in Germany, Holland, Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico and China. Plans for a North American tour of Anastasia are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon.

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Family Musical The Hunting of the Snark, Based on Lewis Carroll Poem, Set for West End Run

Family Musical The Hunting of the Snark, Based on Lewis Carroll Poem, Set for West End Run

The Hunting of the Snark, a new musical inspired by a beloved poem from Alice and Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll, will play London's Vaudeville Theatre from July 26-September 2.

With a book by Annabel Wigoder and a score by Gareth Cooper, Gemma Colclough directs the family musical. Following the West End run, the show will play a national tour from ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Announces Opening Date on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Announces Opening Date on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on April 22, 2018 at Broadway's newly renovated Lyric Theatre. As previously announced, the Lyric is currently undergoing a complete redesign in preparation for the North American premiere of the play. Preview performance dates, casting and further details will be announced in the coming months.

In April 2017, Harry Potter and the ...

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Declan Bennett & More to Return to Olivier Award-Winning Jesus Christ Superstar

Declan Bennett & More to Return to Olivier Award-Winning Jesus Christ Superstar

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London has announced that four cast members from the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will reprise their performances this summer. Jesus Christ Superstar will now play August 11 through September 23.

Broadway veteran Declan Bennett will return to the role of Jesus in the Open Air ...

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Gary Trainor to Take Over Lead Slot as Dewey Finn in London's School of Rock

Gary Trainor to Take Over Lead Slot as Dewey Finn in London's School of Rock

Gary Trainor will lead the hit West End production of School of Rock as Dewey Finn. Having been the Dewey alternate since the show’s London premiere, he will take over the full-time slot beginning on May 17. Stephen Leask will join the cast as the Dewey alternate. The production plays the New London Theatre.

Trainor’s previous credits include Donnie Kirshner ...

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What the Ladybird Heard Musical Adaptation Set for West End Run

What the Ladybird Heard Musical Adaptation Set for West End Run

The musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard will make its West End debut at the Lyric Theatre from July 5-September 10, prior to a UK tour in early 2018.

With original songs and music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, What the Ladybird Heard follows Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, who ...

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story to Play London's West End

The Simon & Garfunkel Story to Play London's West End

The international hit musical The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play a four-performance engagement at London's Lyric Theatre, September 4, October 2, November 6 and December 4.

Direct from an international tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, an immersive musical experience based around songwriting legends Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, will star Sam O’Hanlon as Paul Simon and Charles Blyth ...

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West End Star Craige Els on His Long Run in Matilda and the Idea of a Trunchbull Fitness Video

West End Star Craige Els on His Long Run in Matilda and the Idea of a Trunchbull Fitness Video

Craige Els has appeared at the National and Chichester Festival Theatres as well as in the West End in the musicals Spamalot and Never Forget and is currently enjoying an extended run as Miss Trunchbull in the beloved musical Matilda, in which the very tall actor towers over the young students in the Trunch’s midst. The always-charming performer took time ...

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Cate Blanchett WIll Star in Ivo van Hove's All About Eve

Cate Blanchett WIll Star in Ivo van Hove's All About Eve

Cate Blanchett has landed her next stage project. She will star as Margo Channing in a stage version of All About Eve directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove, according to the New York Times. The production will open in spring of 2018 in London.

Two-time Oscar winner Blanchett, who made her Broadway debut in January 2017 in Andrew Upton’s The ...

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Kinky Boots Star Killian Donnelly to Play Jean Valjean in London’s Les Miserables

Kinky Boots Star Killian Donnelly to Play Jean Valjean in London’s Les Miserables

Killian Donnelly, who is currently donning the shiny red boots of Charlie Price in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, will join the West End production of Les Misérables as Jean Valjean at the Queen’s Theatre beginning on July 17. As previously reported, Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie will take over as Charlie Price in Broadway's Kinky Boots on May 26 ...

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Acclaimed Musical Yank! to Play London's Charing Cross Theatre

Acclaimed Musical Yank! to Play London's Charing Cross Theatre

Yank!, the widely praised off-Broadway musical that recently received its UK premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, will transfer to London in the summer of 2017. The moving, war-time gay love story will run at Charing Cross Theatre with previews set to begin July 3 and an opening night scheduled for July 10, for a run through August 19 ...

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Annie West End Revival Announces Full Casting, with Three Young Stars in Title Role

Annie West End Revival Announces Full Casting, with Three Young Stars in Title Role

Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom and Ruby Stokes will rotate in the title role in the new West End revival of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin’s Annie, beginning previews May 23 and opening June 5 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Nikolai Foster directs.

Also starring in the production will be Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace ...

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Hadley Fraser, Summer Strallen & More to Star in London’s Young Frankenstein

Hadley Fraser, Summer Strallen & More to Star in London’s Young Frankenstein

Hadley Fraser, Summer Strallen, Ross Noble, Dianne Pilkington and Lesley Joseph will lead the cast of the London premiere of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. As previously announced, the production opens at London’s Garrick Theatre on September 28, with an official opening night set for October 10. The show will first play the Theatre Royal Newcastle from August 26 through September 9 ...

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Duncan Sheik on London's Whisper House, Being Pissed Off About American Psycho & a Spring Awakening Movie

Duncan Sheik on London's Whisper House, Being Pissed Off About American Psycho & a Spring Awakening Movie

Tony-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik is no stranger to opening shows in London before New York. That was the path taken in 2013 by American Psycho, which had its world premiere at the Almeida, and currently by Whisper House, which was seen in 2010 at San Diego’s Old Globe and is now having a U.K. premiere at The ...

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