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Alan Morrissey on Meeting Carole King, His Connection with Cynthia Erivo and Starring in the West End's Beautiful

Alan Morrissey on Meeting Carole King, His Connection with Cynthia Erivo and Starring in the West End's Beautiful

Alan Morrissey is a well-known TV name in Britain from series like Holby City who has branched out of late into musicals. He co-starred opposite Tony winner Cynthia Erivo in I Can't Sing! the X Factor Musical at the London Palladium, and for the past 18 months, has starred opposite first Olivier winner Katie Brayben and now Cassidy Janson in ...

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Aladdin Star Trevor Dion Nicholas on Sympathy for Standbys, Friendship with Broadway's Genie & Loving London

Aladdin Star Trevor Dion Nicholas on Sympathy for Standbys, Friendship with Broadway's Genie & Loving London

The Disney musical Aladdin has hopped a magic carpet to London for what looks set to be a long run at the Prince Edward Theatre in a West End premiere that has made a star out of American performer Trevor Dion Nicholas as the Genie. An alum of the ongoing Broadway production, where he was the standby for three roles ...

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Love Never Dies Alum Paul Ettore Tabone & More Join Ben Forster in West End's The Phantom of the Opera

Love Never Dies Alum Paul Ettore Tabone & More Join Ben Forster in West End's The Phantom of the Opera

The West End’s The Phantom of the Opera is about to welcome some new faces. Beginning September 5, Paul Ettore Tabone, Siôn Lloyd and Mark Oxtoby will join the cast as Piangi and Monsieurs Firmin and Andre, respectively. On that same day, current ensemble member Daisy Hurlbert will assume the role of Meg Giry.

The production is currently headlined by ...

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Naomi Frederick on Comparisons to Margaret Thatcher & the Importance of Boots in London's Hobson's Choice

Naomi Frederick on Comparisons to Margaret Thatcher & the Importance of Boots in London's Hobson's Choice

The 1916 Harold Brighouse play Hobson's Choice is an English theatrical warhorse, and its latest London run at the Vaudeville Theatre comes anchored by a commanding star turn from Naomi Frederick. An alum of Shakespeare's Globe and the touring company Kneehigh, Frederick plays Maggie, the starchiest and also most enterprising of three daughters of the heavy-drinking scold of a father ...

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Revival of Tony-Winning 42nd Street Will Shuffle Into London's West End

Revival of Tony-Winning 42nd Street Will Shuffle Into London's West End

Gone are your blues and gone are your tears; we've got good news to shout in your ears!  42nd Street, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is heading to London’s West End. Directed by the show’s author, Mark Bramble, the revival will begin performances on March 20, 2017, officially opening on April 4 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane ...

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Adelaide's Lament! Guys and Dolls to Close in London When Rebel Wilson Departs

Adelaide's Lament! Guys and Dolls to Close in London When Rebel Wilson Departs

The West End revival of Guys and Dolls will close when current star Rebel Wilson exits the production on August 21. The production, which is playing at the Phoenix Theatre, had been scheduled to run through January 7, 2017.

Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo ...

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Odds & Ends: King Charles III is PBS' new Downton Abbey, Miss Saigon Screen Updates & More

Odds & Ends: King Charles III is PBS' new Downton Abbey, Miss Saigon Screen Updates & More

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

King Charles III is PBS' new Downton Abbey
God save the King! Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play, King Charles III, is heading for the small screen, thanks to PBS and the BBC. The controversial work is set in the near future, exploring what happens after the Queen is dead ...

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1984's Andrew Gower on Coping with Rats, Big Brother & on Getting His Teeth Into Being Human

1984's Andrew Gower on Coping with Rats, Big Brother & on Getting His Teeth Into Being Human

1984 is the London play that just won't quit and is now at the Playhouse Theatre for a third West End run, this time with an entirely new cast. Adapted from George Orwell's chilling and prophetic 1949 novel, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's stage version currently stars Liverpool-born actor Andrew Gower as Winston Smith, the Ministry of Truth employee who ...

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Wicked Star Rachel Tucker on the 'Unrepeatable' Experience of Playing Elphaba on Broadway & Missing Her Green Team

Wicked Star Rachel Tucker on the 'Unrepeatable' Experience of Playing Elphaba on Broadway & Missing Her Green Team

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Northern Irish beltress Rachel Tucker stepped into Broadway role she played in the West ...

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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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