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Alexander Hanson & Joanna Riding Join Return Engagement of National Theatre's Follies

Alexander Hanson & Joanna Riding Join Return Engagement of National Theatre's Follies

West End stars Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding will take on the roles of Ben Stone and Sally Durant Plummer in the upcoming return run of the National Theatre's Olivier-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies. They take over for Philip Quast and Imelda Staunton, who originated the roles in the production. Dominic Cooke directs the musical, set ...

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David Hunter, Marisha Wallace & More to Join Katharine McPhee in London Premiere of Waitress

David Hunter, Marisha Wallace & More to Join Katharine McPhee in London Premiere of Waitress

A foursome of newly announced stars will soon sing Sara Bareilles' Tony-nominated score in the West End debut of Waitress. The previously announced transfer of the celebrated musical, starring Broadway alum Katharine McPhee as Jenna, will begin previews on February 8, 2019 with an opening set for March 7.

New cast members include David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr. Pomatter ...

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Bonnie Langford Joins West End Premiere of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 Musical

Bonnie Langford Joins West End Premiere of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 Musical

Acclaimed stage-and-screen star Bonnie Langford is the newest cast member added to the upcoming London debut of 9 to 5, Dolly Parton's beloved musical adaptation of the hit film. Langford will play Roz in the previously announced production, helmed by Jeff Calhoun, set to play a limited run at the West End's Savoy Theatre from January 28 through August 31 ...

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Old Vic's All My Sons, Starring Sally Field & Bill Pullman, to Be Broadcast Worldwide; Further Casting Announced

Old Vic's All My Sons, Starring Sally Field & Bill Pullman, to Be Broadcast Worldwide; Further Casting Announced

London's Old Vic has announced an international broadcast of its upcoming production of Arthur Miller's Tony-winning drama All My Sons. National Theatre Live will air the co-production with Headlong, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman, on May 14, 2019.

Additional casting for the production has also been set. Joining the previously announced Field as Kate ...

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Summer and Smoke Star Patsy Ferran on American Voices, Working with Angela Lansbury and More

Summer and Smoke Star Patsy Ferran on American Voices, Working with Angela Lansbury and More

Patsy Ferran was barely out of the prestigious London drama school, RADA, when she proved that she could steal a scene or two from none other than Angela Lansbury in the 2014 West End revival of Blithe Spirit. Since then, the gifted performer has done Shakespeare (Celia, Portia) as well as the one-woman Royal Court play My Mum’s a Twat ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Will Return to London in 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Will Return to London in 2019

Joseph's dreams are coming true! A new staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's beloved musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will appear at the iconic London Palladium in 2019. Featuring an entirely new creative team to be announced soon, the West End production will play an 11-week limited engagement beginning on July 11 and concluding on September ...

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Love Island Host Caroline Flack Will Dance into London's Chicago

Love Island Host Caroline Flack Will Dance into London's Chicago

Caroline Flack, talented host of the British reality show Love Island, will step into the jazz shoes of Roxie Hart in the hit West End production of Kander & Ebb's Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre. Flack is set to join the musical on December 10, replacing Sarah Soetaert, who will play her final performance on December 8. Flack will remain ...

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David Thaxton Is the New Star of London's Phantom of the Opera

David Thaxton Is the New Star of London's Phantom of the Opera

Olivier-winning actor David Thaxton will take on the title role in the long-running West End production of The Phantom of the Opera for a limited run beginning on December 10. He will replace Tim Howar, who will play his final performance on December 8 with a return date set for May 13, 2019.

Thaxton is an Olivier winner for Passion, with ...

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Reeve Carney on Descending into London's Hadestown After Soaring in Broadway's Spider-Man

Reeve Carney on Descending into London's Hadestown After Soaring in Broadway's Spider-Man

Reeve Carney soared above the audience as Spider-Man in the much-chronicled Broadway musical of the same name and this time descends to the underworld as the singing, romantically smitten Orpheus in Hadestown. The Anaïs Mitchell musical, directed by Rachel Chavkin, is running in repertory in the National Theatre’s Olivier auditorium and has Broadway in its sights, which prompted the charming ...

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Smash Alum Katharine McPhee to Make Her West End Debut in Waitress

Smash Alum Katharine McPhee to Make Her West End Debut in Waitress

After making her Great White Way debut as Jenna in Waitress, Katharine McPhee will reprise the role in London. The star who gained legions of fans as Karen Cartwright on the Broadway-themed TV series Smash will make her official West End debut in the U.K. premiere of the Sara Bareilles-scored musical. McPhee will begin performances at London's Adelphi Theatre on ...

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Rising Star Douglas Booth on Returning to the London Stage in A Guide for the Homesick, His Broadway Girlfriend and More

Rising Star Douglas Booth on Returning to the London Stage in A Guide for the Homesick, His Broadway Girlfriend and More

Still only 26, Douglas Booth has been appearing on film and TV for a decade and has won screen attention in such titles as Noah, The Riot Club, Great Expectations and the experiment in painted animation, Loving Vincent. But over the last 18 months, the fast-rising English actor has turned his attentions to the London stage, first in Stephen Karam’s ...

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Hamilton, Company, The Inheritance Triumph at 2018 Evening Standard Awards

Hamilton, Company, The Inheritance Triumph at 2018 Evening Standard Awards

The latest batch of Evening Standard Award winners were announced on November 18 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The annual event honoring London theater was hosted by Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev with co-hosts Dame Anna Wintour, Claire Foy and upcoming Cats movie star Idris Elba. Nominations were announced on October 29.

Topping the winners list is the U.K. premiere ...

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Kelsey Grammer Will Dream the Impossible Dream in New London Staging of Man of La Mancha

Kelsey Grammer Will Dream the Impossible Dream in New London Staging of Man of La Mancha

Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Kelsey Grammer has been announced to star as Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in a new U.K. mounting of the Tony-winning musical Man of La Mancha. Tony nominee Lonny Price will direct the production, set to play the London Coliseum beginning on April 26, 2019 with an opening set for April 30. Internationally acclaimed ...

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Tom Hiddleston Set for New West End Staging of Harold Pinter's Betrayal

Tom Hiddleston Set for New West End Staging of Harold Pinter's Betrayal

Tom Hiddleston has landed his next stage role. The Golden Globe and Olivier winner will star as Robert in a new London mounting of Harold Pinter's stirring drama Betrayal. Jamie Lloyd will direct the production, set to begin previews on March 5, 2019 with an opening scheduled for March 13 at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre.

Hiddleston earned an ...

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Casting Set for Rachel Chavkin's New Staging of Arthur Miller's The American Clock at The Old Vic

Casting Set for Rachel Chavkin's New Staging of Arthur Miller's The American Clock at The Old Vic

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Arthur Miller's 1980 play The American Clock at London's Old Vic. Directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (The Great Comet), the play will begin previews on February 4, 2019 with an opening slated for February 13.

The company will include Amber Aga (Ant Street), Paul Bentall (Eastward Ho!), Greg Bernstein ...

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West End Star Tim Howar on His Surprising History with The Phantom of the Opera and More

West End Star Tim Howar on His Surprising History with The Phantom of the Opera and More

Tim Howar has been rocking out on the London stage of late in Rock of Ages and Chess, and the Canadian performer is now donning that legendary mask to play—you guessed it—The Phantom of the Opera in the ongoing original production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Broadway.com chatted to the ever-likable performer to discuss ...

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Let It Sing! Jeanine Tesori & Brian Crawley's Violet to Make U.K. Premiere in 2019

Let It Sing! Jeanine Tesori & Brian Crawley's Violet to Make U.K. Premiere in 2019

Violet, the acclaimed musical featuring the debut score of Tony winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), will receive its first U.K. production in 2019 at London's Charing Cross Theatre. Shuntaro Fujita will direct the show, which features a book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, set to begin previews on January 14 with an opening slated for January 21. The production ...

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Ian McKellen to Celebrate 80th Birthday with 80-Venue U.K. Tour of New Solo Show

Ian McKellen to Celebrate 80th Birthday with 80-Venue U.K. Tour of New Solo Show

What a way to celebrate! Stage-and-screen legend Ian McKellen has announced an 80-venue U.K. tour of the new solo show Ian McKellen on Stage in honor of his 80th birthday. Sean Mathias will direct the new work, set to begin on January 25, 2019 at The Space in London and conclude on September 15 at the National's Olivier Theatre ...

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Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron to Star in London Premiere of The Light in the Piazza

Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron to Star in London Premiere of The Light in the Piazza

Tony-nominated opera legend Renée Fleming and Emmy winner Dove Cameron have been selected to star as Margaret and Clara Johnson in the London premiere of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. The new staging from Olivier winner Daniel Evans will be performed at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall for 20 performances from June 14 ...

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The Messiah, New Comedy from the Writer of The 39 Steps, to Play London Holiday Run

The Messiah, New Comedy from the Writer of The 39 Steps, to Play London Holiday Run

The Messiah, a new theatrical comedy written and directed by Patrick Barlow (The 39 Steps), will arrive at London's Other Palace this holiday season. Lesley Garrett, Hugh Dennis and John Marquez will star in the production, set to run from December 3, 2018 through January 5, 2019, as the conclusion of its current tour.

The Messiah centers on a traveling ...

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Pack of Lies' Finty Williams and Chris Larkin on Finally Working Together Onstage and Their Famous Mums (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith!)

Pack of Lies' Finty Williams and Chris Larkin on Finally Working Together Onstage and Their Famous Mums (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith!)

Finty Williams and Chris Larkin are terrific English actors in their own right but share the fact of having a parent who is a Tony and Oscar-winning British legend—two women, in their 80s, who are themselves great lifelong friends. Williams is the only child of Dame Judi Dench and the late Michael Williams, while Larkin is the older of two ...

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Denis O’Hare to Take On Title Role in Tartuffe at London's National Theatre

Denis O’Hare to Take On Title Role in Tartuffe at London's National Theatre

Tony winner Denis O'Hare will return to the stage in 2019, playing the title role in John Donnelly's new adaptation of Molière's comic masterpiece Tartuffe. Blanche McIntyre will direct the production of London's National Theatre, set to begin previews on February 9 ahead of a February 21 opening night in the Lyttelton Theatre.

"I have always loved Molière and find ...

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Casting Set for West End Return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Casting Set for West End Return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Full casting has been announced for the London remount of the award-winning hit play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The previously announced return run of the acclaimed theatrical work will begin previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on November 29 with an opening night slated for December 11. The production will play a limited engagement through April ...

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Todrick Hall to Make West End Debut in Chicago

Todrick Hall to Make West End Debut in Chicago

All he cares about is love...and starring on the West End stage! Broadway alum Todrick Hall will soon offer up his acclaimed razzle-dazzle turn as Billy Flynn for London audiences, making his West End debut in the hit musical Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre. Hall will reprise his cheered Broadway performance beginning on November 19, 2018 for a limited engagement ...

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London Bat Out of Hell Star Jordan Luke Gage on Taking Over the Leading Role in the Rock Extravaganza and His Surprising Tattoo

London Bat Out of Hell Star Jordan Luke Gage on Taking Over the Leading Role in the Rock Extravaganza and His Surprising Tattoo

Jordan Luke Gage was already doing several performances a week as the ever-young Strat in the Jim Steinman-scored rock extravaganza Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion Theatre, but when original leading man Andrew Polec left the show to return to the U.S., the 26-year-old Englishman stepped up to the star position. Broadway.com spoke to the charming performer ...

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