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Imperium Star Joseph Kloska on the Appetite for Epic Theater in London and Beyond

Imperium Star Joseph Kloska on the Appetite for Epic Theater in London and Beyond

Joseph Kloska has become something of a Royal Shakespeare Company regular of late and steps up a career notch with his co-starring performance opposite Tony winner Richard McCabe (The Audience) in the epic new play, Imperium, now in previews at the Gielgud Theatre. Adapted from Robert Harris’ trio of historical novels. Mike Poulton’s seven-hour, two-part production casts Kloska as Tiro ...

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Royal Shakespeare Company's Music-Filled Don Quixote Gets West End Transfer

Royal Shakespeare Company's Music-Filled Don Quixote Gets West End Transfer

West End theatergoers are in for a treat this fall. The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed 2016 staging of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote will arrive at the Garrick Theatre on October 27. The new production adapted by James Fenton—who crafted original music for the play with Grant Olding—will celebrate an official opening on November 8. David Threlfall will reprise his ...

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West End Consent Star Stephen Campbell Moore on His Penchant for New Work and Overcoming a Health Crisis

West End Consent Star Stephen Campbell Moore on His Penchant for New Work and Overcoming a Health Crisis

Fondly remembered from his London and Broadway run in Alan Bennett’s Tony-winning The History Boys, Stephen Campbell Moore has since returned to the West End in Clybourne Park and Chimerica, among other major plays. The ever-engaging actor is now giving a scorching star turn as an English barrister, or legal eagle, accused of rape in the Nina Raine play Consent ...

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Cate Blanchett Sets U.K. Stage Return in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

Cate Blanchett Sets U.K. Stage Return in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

Tony nominee and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will return to the U.K. stage next year in the new play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's "Pamela." The world premiere work, written by Martin Crimp (Attempts on Her Life) and directed by Katie Mitchell (Waves), will also star Tony winner Stephen Dillane ...

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Almeida Theatre's Acclaimed Summer and Smoke Gets West End Transfer

Almeida Theatre's Acclaimed Summer and Smoke Gets West End Transfer

The Almeida Theatre's stripped-back staging of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke—which concluded its run on April 7—is getting a new life in the West End. The acclaimed staging, helmed by Rebecca Frecknall, will set up shop at the Duke of York's Theatre beginning on November 10 with an opening set for November 20.

Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, Summer and ...

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Olivier-Winning Kinky Boots Sets Final London Performance Date

Olivier-Winning Kinky Boots Sets Final London Performance Date

The hit West End production of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots has announced a final performance date of January 12, 2019. The London transfer of the Tony-winning musical began previews at the Adelphi Theatre on August 21, 2015 with an official opening night of September 15. By closing, the West End production of Kinky Boots will have played ...

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London Stage Star Gavin Spokes on Truth and Consequences in James Graham's Quiz

London Stage Star Gavin Spokes on Truth and Consequences in James Graham's Quiz

Gavin Spokes is among those invaluable English performers who can do plays and musicals across both the British and American repertoire. A 2016 Olivier nominee for playing Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Spokes is now in the final stretch of an acclaimed run playing an English Army major enmeshed in a real-life scandal in James Graham’s play Quiz ...

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Casey Nicholaw's Dreamgirls Revival to Close in London's West End

Casey Nicholaw's Dreamgirls Revival to Close in London's West End

The West End's acclaimed new production of Dreamgirls has announced a final performance date of January 12, 2019 at the Savoy Theatre. The new staging, directed and choreographed by Tony-winning Broadway hitmaker Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), will launch a U.K. tour with full dates to be announced.

With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and ...

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Watch Adrienne Warren Sing 'Proud Mary' from London's Tina Turner Bio-Musical

Watch Adrienne Warren Sing 'Proud Mary' from London's Tina Turner Bio-Musical

Broadway super talent Adrienne Warren is currently telling the story of music icon Tina Turner in the world premiere bio-show Tina: The Musical at London's Aldwych Theatre. Tony nominee Warren (Shuffle Along) joined the cast for a recent performance of Turner's hit song "Proud Mary" on Britain's Got Talent. Watch the electric rendition below and cross your fingers that this ...

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London Stage Star Adam Gillen on Moving from the Viennese Court of Amadeus to the Trailer Park of Killer Joe

London Stage Star Adam Gillen on Moving from the Viennese Court of Amadeus to the Trailer Park of Killer Joe

Adam Gillen recently finished an extended and electrifying run as Mozart in the National Theatre’s glorious revival of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, only to segue from the world of European court composers to trailer trash America in the Trafalgar Studios revival of Killer Joe, opening on June 4. The Tracy Letts play boasts Orlando Bloom in the title role, and Gillen ...

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Naoko Mori to Share Role of Lady Thiang with Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles in London's King and I

Naoko Mori to Share Role of Lady Thiang with Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles in London's King and I

West End star Naoko Mori has been announced to take on the role of Lady Thiang at certain performances during the upcoming London transfer of Bartlett Sher's Tony-winning King and I revival. Mori will share the role with the previously announced Ruthie Ann Miles, reprising her Tony-winning turn from the Broadway production. The King and I is set to begin ...

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Caroline O'Connor on Leaving Anastasia for London's The Rink and the Legacy of Chita Rivera in the Role

Caroline O'Connor on Leaving Anastasia for London's The Rink and the Legacy of Chita Rivera in the Role

Caroline O’Connor was born in the north of England to Irish parents, grew up in Australia, and works regularly in the U.S., including most recently on Broadway in Anastasia. She is returning to the London stage to star as Anna, opposite Gemma Sutton as Angel, in the Southwark Playhouse revival of The Rink, the Kander and Ebb musical from ...

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Olivier-Nominated Hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie Will Be Made into a Movie Musical

Olivier-Nominated Hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie Will Be Made into a Movie Musical

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the new West End musical based on the true story of a teenage boy who wants to wear a dress to his high school prom, is being adapted into a major motion picture. The Olivier-nominated musical is inspired by Firecracker's 2011 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.

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Gloria & Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! Will Conga to London in 2019

Gloria & Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! Will Conga to London in 2019

On the heels of a celebrated Broadway run, the hit Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! has announced a summer 2019 engagement at the London Coliseum. Two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will repeat his work as director with Sergio Trujillo re-creating his Tony-nommed choreography for London audiences. On Your Feet!'s West End run will play from June 14 ...

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The Moderate Soprano Star Nancy Carroll on Singing Ambition, Opera Appreciation & a Sondheim Dream Role

The Moderate Soprano Star Nancy Carroll on Singing Ambition, Opera Appreciation & a Sondheim Dream Role

Nancy Carroll won a 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her searing and stylish performance at the National Theatre in After the Dance and is rarely long away from the London stage. Known more widely from TV's Father Brown, she can currently be seen appearing opposite Roger Allam (the original Javert) at the Duke of York's Theatre in Sir ...

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Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance Set for West End Transfer with Vanessa Redgrave

Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance Set for West End Transfer with Vanessa Redgrave

Matthew Lopez's new two-part play The Inheritance, which concludes its world premiere run at London's Young Vic on May 19, will arrive in the West End this fall. Tony, Olivier, Oscar and Emmy winner Vanessa Redgrave will reprise her featured turn for the transfer, set to play the Nöel Coward Theatre beginning on September 21 with an official opening scheduled ...

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Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein to Conclude West End Run & Launch U.K. Tour

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein to Conclude West End Run & Launch U.K. Tour

The Olivier Award-nominated West End transfer of Mel Brooks' Broadway musical Young Frankenstein will conclude its run at the Garrick Theatre on August 25, 2018. The tuner began previews on September 28, 2017 and officially opened on October 10, 2017. The production has also announced a U.K. tour set to launch in September 2019 and an original West End ...

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West End Les Miserables Star David Thaxton on the Joy of Returning to the Role of Javert

West End Les Miserables Star David Thaxton on the Joy of Returning to the Role of Javert

David Thaxton won the 2011 Olivier Award for his stunning performance as Giorgio in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, but the performer has been spending much of his career returning to Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, where he is now once again playing Javert (through July 21) having previously risen through the ranks from ensemble player and on to Enjolras. Broadway ...

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Red's Alfred Enoch on Returning to the London Stage, Talking Theater with How to Get Away with Murder Co-Star Viola Davis & More

Red's Alfred Enoch on Returning to the London Stage, Talking Theater with How to Get Away with Murder Co-Star Viola Davis & More

Alfred Enoch hit the big time as Wes on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and played Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films, but the fast-rising screen star is returning to the stage to join Alfred Molina in the London reboot of John Logan’s Tony-winning play Red, which starts performances May 4 at Wyndham’s Theatre—closing in on nine ...

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Acclaimed Musical Hadestown to Play Broadway in 2019; London Run Announced

Acclaimed Musical Hadestown to Play Broadway in 2019; London Run Announced

Hadestown, the celebrated new musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and directed by Great Comet Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, will play Broadway in 2019 following a run at London's National Theatre. Performances will begin at the National's Olivier Theatre on November 2, 2018 for a run through January 26, 2019, with Broadway dates and venue to come. 

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West End Bat Out of Hell Star Christina Bennington on Finding Her 'Full-Throttle Rock Belt' for the Jim Steinman Musical

West End Bat Out of Hell Star Christina Bennington on Finding Her 'Full-Throttle Rock Belt' for the Jim Steinman Musical

Bat Out of Hell, the rock and roll stage extravaganza drawn from songwriter Jim Steinman and the iconic Meat Loaf album of the same name, has returned to London, this time to the Dominion Theatre and with its original leads, Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, along for the adrenaline-fueled ride. The Belfast-born Bennington’s credits include Show Boat in the West ...

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London Odds & Ends: Heathers—The Musical Will Arrive in U.K. & More

London Odds & Ends: Heathers—The Musical Will Arrive in U.K. & More

Here's a quick roundup of recent London stories.

Heathers—The Musical Will Arrive in U.K.
The hit stage-musical adaptation of the '80s cult-classic movie Heathers is bound for London. Following an acclaimed 2017 workshop production, the tuner will arrive at the Other Palace Theatre on June 9 for a limited eight-week run through August 4. The twisted tale of teen ...

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Hamilton Sweeps 2018 Olivier Awards; Angels in America Wins Best Revival

Hamilton Sweeps 2018 Olivier Awards; Angels in America Wins Best Revival

Winners have been announced for the 2018 Olivier Awards, honoring the best in West End theater. Hamilton won seven awards including Best New Musical, a win for lead Giles Terera as Aaron Burr and Lin-Manuel Miranda for his score. The National Theatre revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which is now playing on Broadway, won for Best Revival and best ...

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West End Star Josefina Gabrielle on Journeying from Roxie to Velma & Performing Chicago in the Era of Trump

West End Star Josefina Gabrielle on Journeying from Roxie to Velma & Performing Chicago in the Era of Trump

Josefina Gabrielle has been an invaluable West End presence in productions ranging from Oklahoma! as Laurey opposite Hugh Jackman to Gussie in the Maria Friedman-directed Merrily We Roll Along. Gabrielle is currently back on the boards in the perennial favorite Chicago, having previously played Roxie but this time high-kicking a leg or two at the Phoenix Theatre as Velma, alongside ...

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London's Mamma Mia! Celebrates 19th Birthday with Announcement of New Stars

London's Mamma Mia! Celebrates 19th Birthday with Announcement of New Stars

The global smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! celebrates its 19th birthday in London today, April 6, with the announcement of a new slate of stars. Mamma Mia! originally opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999, before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre and later to the show's current home, the Novello Theatre.

Joining the production ...

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