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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Ralph Fiennes! Tony Winner to Star in Man and Superman in London

OK, so Ralph Fiennes won’t exactly be donning a cape, but he will be starring in the new London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman in the spring of 2015! The Academy Award nominee will play John Tanner in the new production at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton stage, according to U.K.’s Daily Mail. The mounting will ...

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Great Scott! Back to the Future Musical Will Time Travel to the West End in 2015

Synchronize your watches and jump into your DeLorean because Back to the Future is finally headed to the stage! Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are working with Universal Stage Productions and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to develop a previously reported stage musical version of their film Back to the Future. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will debut in London's ...

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Hurry Up & Find Your Seats! Ushers: The Front of House Musical Will Transfer to the West End

I beg your pardon, ladies and gents, but we think you're going to enjoy this one! Ushers: The Front of House Musical is transferring to London's Charing Cross Theatre for a limited engagement, following its celebrated premiere at The Hope Theatre in Islington. Directed by Max Reynolds, the uproarious musical comedy will begin performances March 7 at the West End ...

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Mrs. Thatcher and The Queen Tricycle to London's West End in Handbagged

Two completely different worlds, one forced weekly meeting. Endless cups of tea. The Tricycle Theatre’s sold-out production of Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is set to transfer to the West End with a limited engagement April 3 through August 2 at the Vaudeville Theatre. Directed by Tricycle's Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham, opening night is set for April 10.

The monarch—Liz.
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Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis' Fatal Attraction to the West End Official; Will Join Mark Bazeley

It’s official! As previously reported Kristin Davis will be joining the woman who will not be ignored, Natascha McElhone, in the West End production of Fatal Attraction. Mark Bazeley rounds out the leads of the stage adaptation, written by the film’s screenwriter, James Dearden and directed by Trevor Nunn. The show is set to begin previews March 8 at the ...

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Thuy's Arrival! Korean Star Kwang-Ho Hong Completes the Cast of the New Revival of Miss Saigon in London

Casting is complete for the new West End revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Miss Saigon. Korean star Kwang-Ho Hong will join the previously announced cast as Thuy, Kim's cousin who becomes an officer in the Communist Vietnamese government. Directed by Laurence Connor, Miss Saigon will begin previews on May 3 at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.

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'Sentimental Man' Martyn Ellis Joins the London Cast of Wicked

Martyn Ellis is set to star in the West End cast of Wicked as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' Beginning performances February 17, Ellis replaces Sam Kelly, who has withdrawn from the production due to ill health.

Ellis joins a cast including international Wicked star Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Paul ...

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Sinead Cusack and Clare Higgins Will Play Sisters in Jon Robin Baitz's U.K. Premiere of Other Desert Cities

Sister, sister! One's an uptight WASP and the other an eccentric recovering alcoholic, but they're very much related. Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins have signed on to play sisters Polly Wyeth and Silda Grauman in the U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities. Set to kick off a season of productions to be presented ...

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U.K.'s National Theatre Will Revive Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business; More Plays Announced for Upcoming Season

Olivier Award nominee Nigel Lindsay will star in a revival of Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business, directed by Adam Penford, at London's National Theatre. The National's upcoming season will also include a revival of Sean O’Casey's The Silver Tassie, A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney and more.

Playing in the Olivier Theatre, Lindsay will star as Jack McCracken ...

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John Travolta to Talk Summer Lovin’ and More in the West End

We got chills, they're multiplyin'! John Travolta’s famous chin dimple and baby blues are making their way to London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, to chat about the highs and lows of life in the spotlight in A Conversation with John Travolta. You’ve seen him moving his pelvis on screen in Grease and Saturday Night Fever (actually, even in the film ...

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Scandal! Ray Cooney's Two Into One is Headed to London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Infidelity among the political elite? Surely not?! Ray Cooney’s classic 1984 farce on the subject, Two Into One, will begin performances at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory March 8 with opening night set for March 19. Directed by the playwright, the show will play a limited engagement through April 26.

Two Into One focuses on the infidelity of MP Richard ...

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Idris Elba Wants to 'Do a Musical' and Promises He'll Captivate the West End

Idris Elba in The Wire: The Musical?? Sadly although that project isn't actually in the works, apparently we’re not too far off! After recently receiving a Golden Globe nomination for taking on one of the most pivotal roles of his career as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: The Road to Freedom, the London based film and TV star told London's Evening ...

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Bunny Boiler! Natascha McElhone to Play Fatal Attraction's Alex Forrest in West End World Premiere

Natascha McElhone will revive Glenn Close's infamous Alex Forrest character in the stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction in London's West End. Yes, the film's notorious "bunny boiling" scene will be recreated on stage. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the world premiere production will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 8. Opening night is set for March 25. The ...

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Keep Glittering and Being Gay! Candide Extends at London's Chocolate Factory

London's Candide will continue to cultivate his satirical garden! Originally only scheduled to play a limited run through February 22, London's Candide will now play eight additional performances. Directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Adam Cooper, the show will close at the Menier Chocolate Factory on March 1.

The cast of Candide features Fra Fee as Candide, Scarlett Strallen ...

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Simon Paisley Day Completes the Cast for U.K. Premiere of Tony-Winning Musical Urinetown

West End favorite Simon Paisley Day is set to star in the U.K. premiere of Urinetown as Caldwell B. Cladwell. He joins the previously announced Marc Elliott (Eastenders), Richard Fleeshman (Ghost) and Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George). The satirical musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis will begin performances on February 22  at London’s ...

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Illness Forces Iain Glen to Depart Turgenev's Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic

Due to an undisclosed illness, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey star Iain Glen has been forced to quit his role of Kuzovkin in Ivan Turgenev's Fortune’s Fool at London’s Old Vic. He will be replaced by William Houston in the production, which is scheduled to run through February 22.

A statement from the Old Vic’s website read as ...

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Lindsay Posner to Direct the U.K. Premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic

The U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities is set to kick off a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic, reprising the transformation of the venue's auditorium first seen in 2008. Directed by Olivier award winner Lindsay Posner, the production will begin previews March 13, with opening night set for ...

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Full Cast Announced for West End's Blithe Spirit, Starring Tony Winner Angela Lansbury

The full cast has been announced for the London revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, starring British Tony winner Dame Angela Lansbury. She will be joined by Simon Jones as Doctor George Bradman, Jemima Rooper as Elvira, Sandra Dickinson as Mrs Bradman, Patsy Ferran as the maid and the previously reported Janie Dee and Charles Edwards. Directed by Michael Blakemore ...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black's Classic Tell Me on a Sunday to Transfer to the West End, Starring Marti Webb

Marti Webb is going to be telling us to take that look off our faces a little longer! Following its successful run at London's St. James Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me On a Sunday will transfer to the West End's Duchess Theatre for a limited engagement February 18 through March 1. Marti Webb will continue to ...

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Further Updated: Portion of Ceiling Collapses During a Performance at London’s Apollo Theatre

Information has been updated regarding a roof collapse at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End on December 19. According to the Guardian, police were called to the theater shortly after 8:15PM [3:15 EST] during a performance of the hit play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Sky News has reported that 76 patients were ...

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Muggles Rejoice! J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter to Cast Magical Spell over London's West End

The world's favorite wizard is flying into the West End! J.K. Rowling is set to co-produce a stage adaptation of her Harry Potter books. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Rowling will not write the play but instead work with a playwright on the production, which will open in London in 2015.

The Harry Potter play will ...

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Up, Up and Away! It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman Set for a Supernatural U.K. Debut

The man of steel is finally making his U.K. debut with It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman. The musical comedy, which premiered on Broadway in 1966, is set to play a limited engagement at London's Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre March 4, 2014 through March 22. Directed by Randy Smartnick, opening night is set for March ...

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Did The Audience Star Helen Mirren Win the Evening Standard Award For Best Actress Fair and Square?

Awards show scandal! Three of five judges from London’s 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards have resigned, claiming The Audience star Helen Mirren did not win the award for Best Actress fairly, The Guardian reports. The judges state that two of her fellow nominees received more votes than the stage and screen star, but Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands and theater ...

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Samuel Beckett Trilogy, Starring Lisa Dwan, to Transfer to London's West End

A trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays performed by actress Lisa Dwan, will transfer from London's Royal Court Theatre to the West End. Performances of Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby will begin February 3, 2014 at the Duchess Theatre. Directed by long-time Beckett collaborator, Walter Asmus, the pieces will play a limited run through February 17, before touring the U ...

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Chichester Festival Theatre's Revival of The Pajama Game to Transfer to West End

Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed production of The Pajama Game, starring two-time Olivier winner Joanna Riding and Olivier nominee Michael Xavier, will transfer to the West End. Directed by five-time Olivier winner Sir Richard Eyre, performances are set to begin May 1, 2014. The show is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 13 at the Shaftesbury Theatre ...

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