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Laura Pitt-Pulford on Starring in the U.K. Premiere of Falsettos and What Makes Her Feel Like 'Breaking Down' in Real Life

Laura Pitt-Pulford on Starring in the U.K. Premiere of Falsettos and What Makes Her Feel Like 'Breaking Down' in Real Life

Laura Pitt-Pulford was a 2016 Olivier nominee for her zesty alfresco performance at Regent’s Park in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but the English performer has cut a distinctive swathe for herself in more contemporary American musicals—local airings of Side Show, Little Miss Sunshine and, any minute now, the European premiere of Falsettos, which starts performances August 30 at The ...

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Patricia Hodge to Join Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Patricia Hodge to Join Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Olivier-winning actress Patricia Hodge will return to London's West End this fall, taking on the role of Grace in the new revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The previously announced production, directed by Simon Evans, will begin previews on September 21 and open on October 2 at Trafalgar Studios.

Hodge has received three Olivier ...

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London's Witness for the Prosecution Star Lewis Cope on His Famous Former Co-Star & Huge Family

London's Witness for the Prosecution Star Lewis Cope on His Famous Former Co-Star & Huge Family

Witness for the Prosecution, the Agatha Christie thriller directed by Lucy Bailey, has turned into a sleeper hit inside its unusual location of a onetime debating chamber at Westminster’s County Hall. And the play now boasts a delightful new leading man in Lewis Cope, who plays the central role of the accused young murderer Leonard Vole, but, in fact, first ...

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Prince of Egypt Musical Announces Further Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End

Prince of Egypt Musical Announces Further Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End

More casting is here for the upcoming U.K. premiere staging of The Prince of Egypt, arriving in London's West End next year. The previously announced production, directed by Scott Schwartz and featuring 10 new songs by the film's composer, Stephen Schwartz, will play the Dominion Theatre beginning on February 5, 2020 with an opening night set for February 25.

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James McAvoy to Headline New West End Staging of Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy to Headline New West End Staging of Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy is returning to the West End in a plum role. The Golden Globe- and Olivier-nominated actor will portray the title character in a new mounting of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Olivier winner Jamie Lloyd. The production will begin performances at the Playhouse Theatre on November 27 ahead of a December ...

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Additional Casting Set for West End Return of Mary Poppins, Starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp

Additional Casting Set for West End Return of Mary Poppins, Starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp

Disney Theatrical has announced further casting for the highly anticipated London return staging of Mary Poppins. The previously announced production will begin performances on October 23 at the musical's original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre.

Newly announced principal cast members include Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks, Claire Moore as Miss Andrew, Claire Machin as Mrs. Brill, Jack North ...

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Aisha Jawando to Replace Broadway-Bound Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in West End's Tina

Aisha Jawando to Replace Broadway-Bound Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in West End's Tina

Aisha Jawando, the multi-talented actress who originated the role of Alline Bullock in the world premiere of Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, will take over the title role in the Olivier-nominated West End hit at the Aldwych Theatre beginning on October 8. She'll replace current star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, who is exiting the production to serve as the Tina alternate in the upcoming ...

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London Equus Star Ethan Kai on Getting Comfortable with Onstage Nudity, Raves from Ian McKellen & More

London Equus Star Ethan Kai on Getting Comfortable with Onstage Nudity, Raves from Ian McKellen & More

Ethan Kai may be known to fans of British TV from the Yorkshire-set drama, Emmerdale, but the 25-year-old actor is making one of the most astonishing West End debuts in years playing the disturbed stable boy, Alan Strang, in the current revival of Peter Shaffer’s Equus at the Trafalgar Studios. First seen earlier this year at the Theatre Royal, Stratford ...

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Jeremy Herrin's Tony-Nominated Broadway Staging of Noises Off Is Headed to the West End

Jeremy Herrin's Tony-Nominated Broadway Staging of Noises Off Is Headed to the West End

Director Jeremy Herrin's acclaimed staging of Michael Frayn's Noises Off is West End-bound. Following a 2016 Tony-nominated Broadway revival, which is currently playing a sold-out run at London's Lyric Hammersmith, the hit production will now move to the West End's Garrick Theatre for a limited engagement from September 27, 2019 through January 4, 2020.

Reprising their roles from the Lyric ...

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Andy Mientus on Starring in London's The View UpStairs, Talking about Smash Every Day and Projects with Michael Arden

Andy Mientus on Starring in London's The View UpStairs, Talking about Smash Every Day and Projects with Michael Arden

Andy Mientus has credits ranging from Spring Awakening and Les Miz to such TV series as Smash and Gone. But the Pittsburgh native can be found this summer within the intimate confines of London’s Soho Theatre, making his British stage debut in the local premiere of The View UpStairs, the Max Vernon musical seen off-Broadway at the Culture Project early ...

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Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner to Star in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner to Star in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, The Father) will return to the West End stage this fall in a new staging of Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui), the revival will reunite the acclaimed actors, who last worked together 18 years ago on the award-winning ...

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Be Broadcast Live Internationally from London's West End

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Be Broadcast Live Internationally from London's West End

New York audiences who didn't have a chance to catch the Lortel-winning off-Broadway run of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit solo comedy Fleabag will now have an opportunity to see it this fall on the big screen. NT Live has announced a live broadcast of the play's upcoming West End staging, set to appear in movie theaters internationally on September 12.

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The Prince of Egypt Stage Musical Sets Initial Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End

The Prince of Egypt Stage Musical Sets Initial Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End

The first round of casting is here for The Prince of Egypt, a new stage musical based on the celebrated DreamWorks film, scheduled to make its U.K. premiere in London's West End next year. The previously announced production, directed by Scott Schwartz and featuring 10 new songs by the film's composer, Stephen Schwartz, will play the Dominion Theatre beginning on February ...

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Back to the Future Musical Sets Additional Casting for 2020 World Premiere in U.K.

Back to the Future Musical Sets Additional Casting for 2020 World Premiere in U.K.

More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Back to the Future musical. The previously announced tuner based on Robert Zemeckis' hit 1985 movie will make its world premiere in the United Kingdom next year under the direction of Tony winner John Rando (Urinetown). The musical will run from February 20 through May 17 at the Manchester Opera House in advance of a West ...

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Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories Will Haunt West End Audiences Again This Fall

Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories Will Haunt West End Audiences Again This Fall

After a celebrated prior West End run and the release of a smash-hit film, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories will return to the West End later this year. The Olivier-nominated show's strictly limited transfer will open at The Ambassadors Theatre on October 3, 2019 and run through January 4, 2020.

Written by Nyman and Dyson, who co-directed ...

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West End Transfer of Touching the Void Announces Complete Casting

West End Transfer of Touching the Void Announces Complete Casting

Full casting is set for the upcoming West End transfer of Touching the Void, David Greig's acclaimed stage adaptation of Joe Simpson's bestselling book, recently seen at the Bristol Old Vic and in theaters throughout the U.K. Tom Morris directs the previously announced production, slated to begin previews on November 9 and open on November 14 at the Duke ...

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Whoopi Goldberg Announces Reworked U.K. Staging of Sister Act Starring Brenda Edwards

Whoopi Goldberg Announces Reworked U.K. Staging of Sister Act Starring Brenda Edwards

Whoopi Goldberg, the stage-and-screen star who played the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the 1992 film Sister Act and produced the 2011 Broadway musical adaptation, has announced a new production of the Tony-nominated tuner, set to arrive in the U.K. next spring. The production will star West End actress Brenda Edwards—who rose to fame from her appearance on ...

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Ramin Karimloo to Star in U.K. Concert Premiere of Doctor Zhivago

Ramin Karimloo to Star in U.K. Concert Premiere of Doctor Zhivago

The 2015 Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago is headed across the pond. Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo has signed on to headline the musical's U.K. debut staging, a concert presentation set to play London's Cadogan Hall on September 1 at 2:00pm and 6:30pm. Karimloo will take on the lead role of Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago alongside Celinde Schoenmaker (The Light in ...

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Amélie Musical Will Transfer to London's Other Palace Theatre

Amélie Musical Will Transfer to London's Other Palace Theatre

On the heels of an acclaimed U.K. premiere at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, the fantastical new musical Amélie will move to the Other Palace Theatre this fall. The new production, directed by Michael Fentiman, will play a London engagement beginning on November 29. Audrey Brisson (Pericles) will repeat her turn in the title role.

"I really hope London ...

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London's Falsettos Casts Elliot Morris, Albert Atack, George Kennedy & James Williams as Jason

London's Falsettos Casts Elliot Morris, Albert Atack, George Kennedy & James Williams as Jason

A foursome of emerging stars have been cast as Jason in the upcoming European-premiere staging of William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos. The previously announced production, directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield-Wilkinson and music-directed by Richard John, will begin previews on August 30 ahead of a September 5 opening night, for a limited run through November 23 at the Other Palace ...

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Tony Nominee Lia Williams on Starring in London's The Night of the Iguana Opposite Anna Gunn and Clive Owen and Being in Her Prime

Tony Nominee Lia Williams on Starring in London's The Night of the Iguana Opposite Anna Gunn and Clive Owen and Being in Her Prime

Lia Williams needs no introduction as a supreme actress, whether on Broadway in Skylight [for which she was nominated for a 1997 Tony Award] or Arcadia or across a range of work closer to home ranging from Mamet’s Oleanna and Schiller’s Mary Stuart to her blazing star turn last year at the Donmar in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ...

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Andrew Langtree on How the New West End Musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ Brings Up Cringeworthy Memories

Andrew Langtree on How the New West End Musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ Brings Up Cringeworthy Memories

Andrew Langtree has appeared in the world premiere productions of the musicals Mamma Mia!, Ghost and Groundhog Day, receiving a 2017 Olivier nomination for his performance as Ned Ryerson in the last-named musical, and has done many a straight play, as well. But the Englishman can now be found at the Ambassadors Theatre in the newly opened West End premiere ...

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Alex Mugnaioni on the Thrill of Making His West End Debut in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Alex Mugnaioni on the Thrill of Making His West End Debut in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Alex Mugnaioni has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe, touring the Bard to North and South America, but only now is the actor making his West End debut, and in a work well away from the Bard. Beginning on July 4, he can be seen as the Corelli of the title in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, adapted by Rona Munro from the beloved ...

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Big The Musical Completes Casting for West End Premiere

Big The Musical Completes Casting for West End Premiere

Big The Musical is nearing its debut in London's West End. Full casting has just been announced for the previously announced production, a transfer from the 2016 Theatre Royal Plymouth mounting, slated to play a limited nine-week run at the Dominion Theatre from September 6 through November 2.

Newly announced principal cast members include Lori Haley Fox as Mrs. Kopecki ...

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Casting Announced for Immersive Mamma Mia! Dance Party in London

Casting Announced for Immersive Mamma Mia! Dance Party in London

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sing out with a super fun group of stars. Casting is here for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new site-specific experience set to debut in London this summer. The previously announced production will begin performances at The O2 on August 29.

The cast will include Fed Zanni as Nikos, Steph Parry ...

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