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30 Rock Alum Jack McBrayer on Jane Krakowski's Stage Advice & His West End Debut in Waitress

30 Rock Alum Jack McBrayer on Jane Krakowski's Stage Advice & His West End Debut in Waitress

Jack McBrayer tickled the funny bones of TV watchers with his career-defining performance as Kenneth the Page on NBC's 30 Rock. Now, marking a change of pace and of scene, the Georgia-born, L.A.-based actor has crossed the Atlantic to make his musical-theater debut in the London premiere of Sara Bareilles' Waitress, currently previewing prior to a March 7 ...

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Further Casting Set for London Premiere of The Light in the Piazza Starring Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron

Further Casting Set for London Premiere of The Light in the Piazza Starring Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron

Additional casting has been announced for the highly anticipated London-debut production 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 through July 5.

Newly announced cast members include Rob Houchen (Titanic) as ...

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Alice by Heart's Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to Replace Adrienne Warren in West End's Tina

Alice by Heart's Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to Replace Adrienne Warren in West End's Tina

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, a rising star currently appearing in the off-Broadway musical Alice by Heart, has been selected to take over the role of Tina Turner in the West End production of the acclaimed bio-musical Tina. Obi-Melekwe will begin performances at the Aldwych Theatre on April 15, succeeding Tony nominee Adrienne Warren, who will play her final performance on April 13 ...

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Amélie Musical Casts Audrey Brisson as Title Star for U.K. Premiere

Amélie Musical Casts Audrey Brisson as Title Star for U.K. Premiere

The U.K. premiere staging of the musical Amélie has found its leading star. French-Canadian stage-and-screen actress Audrey Brisson will headline the previously announced touring production, directed by Michael Fentiman, set to begin at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury for a run from April 11 through May 18.

Brisson has been seen onstage in the National Theatre's Pinocchio and The ...

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West End's True West, with Kit Harington & Johnny Flynn, Captured by Audible

West End's True West, with Kit Harington & Johnny Flynn, Captured by Audible

The celebrated West End staging of Sam Shepard's True West, currently appearing at London's Vaudeville Theatre, has been recorded by Audible for release as an audio play. Matthew Dunster directs the production, which stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Hangmen).

"We're thrilled that True West has been recorded for an Audible release," said Harrington and Flynn in ...

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Maggie Smith to Play a Secretary in the Nazi Regime in London Solo Play A German Life

Maggie Smith to Play a Secretary in the Nazi Regime in London Solo Play A German Life

Award-winning actress Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years in A German Life, a new solo play by Tony winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) about Brunhilde Pomsel (to be played by Smith), personal secretary to Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany. Directed by Tony nominee Jonathan Kent (Long ...

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Katherine Parkinson on Playing a 1950s-Obsessed Housewife in the West End's Home, I’m Darling

Katherine Parkinson on Playing a 1950s-Obsessed Housewife in the West End's Home, I’m Darling

A beloved name on British TV thanks to shows like The IT Crowd, Doc Martin and Humans, Katherine Parkinson makes regular, always-welcome appearances on stage and can currently be found playing the 1950s-obsessed housewife, Judy, in the Laura Wade play Home, I’m Darling at the Duke of York’s Theatre, first seen in London last summer at the National Theatre. Broadway ...

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Horrible Histories Will Return to the West End's Apollo Theatre with Barmy Britain—Part Four!

Horrible Histories Will Return to the West End's Apollo Theatre with Barmy Britain—Part Four!

Birmingham Stage Company has announced a summer 2019 production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain—Part Four! at the Apollo Theatre, marking the hit comedy's eighth year in the West End. The latest run will begin previews on August 1 and open on August 6.

Created by Teary Deary and featuring Neal Foster, the Horrible Histories series takes audiences on a fun ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Sets Dates for West End Transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen Sets Dates for West End Transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre

Mark your calendar! The Tony-winning hit musical Dear Evan Hansen has announced start dates for its highly anticipated West End production. The beloved show will begin previews at the previously announced Noël Coward Theatre on October 29 with an opening night slated for November 19.

Featuring a Tony-winning book by Steven Levenson and a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and ...

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Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Winner Sweat Will Transfer to the West End with Martha Plimpton

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Winner Sweat Will Transfer to the West End with Martha Plimpton

The acclaimed Donmar Warehouse staging of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winning play Sweat is moving to the West End. Martha Plimpton will repeat her turn as Tracey for the transfer, set to play a six-week run from June 7 through July 20 at the Gielgud Theatre.

Sweat is based on Nottage's research and interviews with residents of Reading, PA. The play, set ...

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Waitress' West End Premiere Casts Fifi Christophers & Arabella Duffy as Lulu

Waitress' West End Premiere Casts Fifi Christophers & Arabella Duffy as Lulu

Casting is officially complete for the West End transfer of Waitress! Newcomers Fifi Christophers and Arabella Duffy will share the role of Lulu in the previously announced production, set to begin previews on February 8 ahead of a March 7 opening at the Adelphi Theatre.

Christophers and Duffy join a previously announced company of stars led by Katharine McPhee reprising her ...

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Natalie McQueen on Bringing 9 to 5 to the West End in the #MeToo Era and Her Dream Trip to Dollywood

Natalie McQueen on Bringing 9 to 5 to the West End in the #MeToo Era and Her Dream Trip to Dollywood

Scarcely had Natalie McQueen finished closing out the hit London engagement of Kinky Boots before she was crossing the road to co-star with Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley in the West End debut of the musical version of 9 to 5, the iconic 1980 film that became a Broadway musical in 2009. McQueen plays the Dolly Parton role of Doralee ...

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West End Star Michael Ball Sets Return to Les Misérables After 34 Years

West End Star Michael Ball Sets Return to Les Misérables After 34 Years

Michael Ball, the Olivier-winning star who originated the role of Marius in the 1985 West End premiere of Les Misérables, will step back into the hit musical, this time as Javert, for a sixteen-week fully staged concert run at the Gielgud Theatre from August 10 through November 30. Ball will be joined by longtime friend Alfie Boe, reprising his celebrated ...

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Casting Complete for Death of a Salesman at London's Young Vic

Casting Complete for Death of a Salesman at London's Young Vic

The full group of stars has been announced for the upcoming London mounting of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The production will play the Young Vic beginning on May 1 with an opening scheduled for May 9. Miranda Cromwell has signed on to co-direct with the previously announced two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott.

New to the cast is Martins ...

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Anne-Marie Duff to Star in Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse

Anne-Marie Duff to Star in Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse

London's Donmar Warehouse has announced a new staging of the classic musical Sweet Charity headlined by West End star Anne-Marie Duff. Artistic Director Josie Rourke will helm the production, featuring choreography by Wayne McGregor and music supervision by Gareth Valentine, set to begin previews on April 6 and open on April 17. Arthur Darvill (Once) will co-star as Oscar.

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Clive Owen to Star in New West End Staging of The Night of the Iguana

Clive Owen to Star in New West End Staging of The Night of the Iguana

Stage-and-screen star Clive Owen has signed on to play Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in a new West End production of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Directed by James Macdonald (True West), the new production will begin previews on July 6 with an opening night set for July 16 at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Owen is an Oscar nominee ...

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Nine Night Playwright/Performer Natasha Gordon on Making History in the West End

Nine Night Playwright/Performer Natasha Gordon on Making History in the West End

Actress-playwright Natasha Gordon made history when she became the first-ever black British female dramatist to have a play commercially produced in the West End. First produced by the National Theater, Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios takes its title from Jamaican funerary traditions as they affect a family living in London and mourning the loss of the matriarch, Gloria. Now in ...

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Nicholas Lyndhurst & Cassidy Janson Join Kelsey Grammer-Led Man of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Nicholas Lyndhurst & Cassidy Janson Join Kelsey Grammer-Led Man of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Further casting has been announced for the new U.K. mounting of the Tony-winning musical Man of La Mancha. The previously announced production, directed by Lonny Price, will play the London Coliseum beginning on April 26 with an opening set for April 30.

New to the company is Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses) as Innkeeper/Governor and Cassidy Janson (Chess ...

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Gary Wilmot, Laura Pitt-Pulford & More to Lead Little Miss Sunshine Musical in London

Gary Wilmot, Laura Pitt-Pulford & More to Lead Little Miss Sunshine Musical in London

A talented cast has been assembled for the first European staging of Little Miss Sunshine, the quirky musical based on the Oscar-winning motion picture. The previously announced production will play London's Arcola Theatre for a seven-week run beginning on March 21 and concluding on May 11, followed by a U.K. tour starting at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich ...

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Ben Edelman to Reprise Award-Winning Turn in London Debut of Admissions

Ben Edelman to Reprise Award-Winning Turn in London Debut of Admissions

Ben Edelman, the talented young star who earned acclaim for his performance as Charlie in the world premiere staging of Joshua Harmon's Admissions, will return to the role at London's Trafalgar Studios next month. The previously announced transfer, helmed by the New York run's director Daniel Aukin, will begin previews on February 28 and open on March 12.

Edelman earned ...

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John Malkovich to Lead David Mamet's World Premiere Bitter Wheat in London's West End

John Malkovich to Lead David Mamet's World Premiere Bitter Wheat in London's West End

John Malkovich will take on the role of a lifetime in David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat, making its world premiere this spring at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End. Mamet will also direct the production, set to begin previews on June 7 ahead of a June 19 opening night.

Malkovich will play a depraved Hollywood mogul named Barney ...

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All About Eve Star Julian Ovenden on Bringing the Classic Film to Life on the London Stage

All About Eve Star Julian Ovenden on Bringing the Classic Film to Life on the London Stage

Julian Ovenden’s lustrous singing voice has graced many a musical and concert performance both sides of the Atlantic. In recent years, though, the actor has turned his attention to plays, from the superlative Donmar revival of My Night with Reg to Martin Crimp’s challenging The Treatment at the Almeida. On February 2, he starts previews at the Noel Coward Theatre ...

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Hamilton's Miriam-Teak Lee to Sing 'Baby One More Time' & More Pop Hits in West End-Bound & Juliet

Hamilton's Miriam-Teak Lee to Sing 'Baby One More Time' & More Pop Hits in West End-Bound & Juliet

Some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years will be sung onstage in the new Max Martin musical & Juliet, newly announced to arrive at the Manchester Opera House this fall, ahead of a West End transfer to The Shaftesbury Theatre. West End Hamilton alum Miriam Teak-Lee will star in the feminist reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet ...

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Trevor Nunn's Fiddler on the Roof, with Andy Nyman & Judy Kuhn, Will Move to the West End

Trevor Nunn's Fiddler on the Roof, with Andy Nyman & Judy Kuhn, Will Move to the West End

The tradition continues! Tony- and Olivier-winning director Trevor Nunn's celebrated new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, currently appearing at the Menier Chocolate Factory, has scheduled a transfer to the West End's newly reconfigured Playhouse Theatre on March 21, opening on March 27. The production's Tevye and Golde, Olivier winner Andy Nyman and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, will repeat their acclaimed ...

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Clarke Peters Replaces Giles Terera in Rachel Chavkin's The American Clock at The Old Vic

Clarke Peters Replaces Giles Terera in Rachel Chavkin's The American Clock at The Old Vic

Stage-and-screen alum Clarke Peters (The Wire) has joined the cast of The Old Vic's upcoming staging of Arthur Miller's The American Clock. Peters will take on the roles of Robertson/Moe 3, replacing the previously announced Olivier winner Giles Terera (Hamilton), who has exited the production for personal reasons. Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) directs the production, which will begin previews ...

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