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It's Official! Michael C. Hall to Headline David Bowie's Lazarus in London

It's Official! Michael C. Hall to Headline David Bowie's Lazarus in London

As expected, Michael C. Hall will reprise his role in the London incarnation of David Bowie's Lazarus. Directed by 2016 Tony winner Ivo van Hove and created by Bowie and Once book writer Enda Walsh, the production will play a limited engagement October 25 through January 22, 2017. Opening night is set for November 8 at the Kings Cross Theatre ...

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American Muggles Rejoice! Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Eyeing Broadway Bow

American Muggles Rejoice! Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Eyeing Broadway Bow

The Hogwarts Express could be heading to Broadway! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 's producers are apparently in negotiations for a Shubert Theatre, potentially for next season. The New York Post reports that the production could land in Toronto first. Cursed Child, which runs in repertory in two parts, is currently in previews in London’s West End.

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London Curious Incident Star Joseph Ayre on Meeting Alex Sharp, Playing a Teen & Beating His Alternate

London Curious Incident Star Joseph Ayre on Meeting Alex Sharp, Playing a Teen & Beating His Alternate

Joseph Ayre only recently graduated from drama school and has already landed the leading role of Christopher, the mathematically gifted, socially challenged 15-year-old at the bruising heart of Simon Stephens's hit play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre. Ayre is following where Olivier winner Luke Treadaway and Tony winner Alex Sharp first led ...

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Odds & Ends: Mark Strong & Hope Davis Set for New David Hare Play, Josh Groban Drops Comet Taster & More

Odds & Ends: Mark Strong & Hope Davis Set for New David Hare Play, Josh Groban Drops Comet Taster & More

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Mark Strong & Hope Davis Set for New David Hare Play
Tony nominees Mark Strong (A View From the Bridge) and Hope Davis (God of Carnage) will lead the previously reported world premiere of David Hare's The Red Barn at London's National Theatre, writes U.K. journalist Baz ...

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Linzi Hateley on 'Traumatic' Carrie Memories, Not Vacationing in Greece & Returning to the West End in Mamma Mia!

Linzi Hateley on 'Traumatic' Carrie Memories, Not Vacationing in Greece & Returning to the West End in Mamma Mia!

Linzi Hateley will be forever remembered for playing the title role in the musical Carrie in Stratford and on Broadway when she was still a teenager. Now 45 she is legging it in Lycra once again as the ABBA-singing mum, Donna, in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. The ever-sprightly Hateley found time one recent evening for an engaging and ...

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Odds & Ends: Zendaya Circling Hugh Jackman Musical, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls Out Drunk Couple & More

Odds & Ends: Zendaya Circling Hugh Jackman Musical, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls Out Drunk Couple & More

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

Zendaya Circling Hugh Jackman Musical
Zendaya is eyeing teaming up with Tony winner Hugh Jackman in the Fox musical The Greatest Showman. She joins the previously reported 2016 Tony nominee Michelle Williams and Zac Efron in negotiations to board the long-in-the-works P.T. Barnum biopic. According to The Hollywood ...

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Odds & Ends: Phillipa Soo's Next Eliza Hamilton Project, Emma Watson's Cursed Child Visit & More

Odds & Ends: Phillipa Soo's Next Eliza Hamilton Project, Emma Watson's Cursed Child Visit & More

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

Phillipa Soo's Next Eliza Hamilton Project
Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo is non-stop! The 2016 Tony nominee and future Amélie, who as we all know by now originated the role of Eliza in the Tony-winning tuner, will contribute a foreword to a new children’s picture book biography about her. “I ...

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Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Wants to See Nice Fish in His West End Audience

Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Wants to See Nice Fish in His West End Audience

Hooked? We now have theater and dates for Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ Nice Fish in the West End. Direct from sold-out seasons Stateside at A.R.T. and St Ann’s Warehouse, the three-time Tony and Oscar-winning Rylance will return to the West End to perform in the production. Helmed by his wife Claire van Kampen, the play will run November 15 ...

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Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86

Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86

John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on July 7.

A Tony nominee for Sweet Charity, Don Juan, Show Boat, High Society and Into the Woods, McMartin is best known for creating the role ...

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Tony Nominee Nathaniel Parker & More Set for West End Transfer of This House

Tony Nominee Nathaniel Parker & More Set for West End Transfer of This House

“This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.” Casting has been announced for the (arguably, extremely timely) West End transfer of James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Tony nominee Nathaniel Parker (Wolf Hall) and more will star in the previously reported production, which is ...

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