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Switzerland, Starring Phyllis Logan as Noted Author Patricia Highsmith, Set for West End Transfer

Switzerland, Starring Phyllis Logan as Noted Author Patricia Highsmith, Set for West End Transfer

Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed psychological thriller Switzerland, about the life of late author Patricia Highsmith, will soon move to London's Ambassador Theatre. The transfer from a sold-out run at Theatre Royal Bath will begin West End performances on November 10 with an opening set for November 19. Lucy Bailey will repeat her work as director, with Phyllis Logan and Calum Finlay ...

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I'll Drink to That! London's Gender-Swapped Company Announces Extension

I'll Drink to That! London's Gender-Swapped Company Announces Extension

Tony winner Marianne Elliott's acclaimed gender-reversed production of Company has been extended! The new staging at the West End's Gielgud Theatre, featuring Tony-winning legend Patti LuPone as Joanne, will now run through March 30, 2019.

Elliott's take on Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company follows Bobbie (played by Rosalie Craig) on 35th birthday party as her friends begin to wonder ...

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Martha Plimpton Cast in U.K. Premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Winning Sweat

Martha Plimpton Cast in U.K. Premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Winning Sweat

Martha Plimpton is among the newly announced cast set to debut Lynn Nottage's Tony-nominated and Pulitzer-winning play Sweat at London's Donmar Warehouse. The previously announced U.K. premiere production, directed by Lynette Linton, will begin previews on December 7, 2018 with an opening scheduled for December 19.

Plimpton, who will on the role of Tracey (originated on Broadway to Tony-nommed ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Watching Hamilton's King George While Sitting Next to Prince Harry: 'That's His Sixth-Great-Grandpa'

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Watching Hamilton's King George While Sitting Next to Prince Harry: 'That's His Sixth-Great-Grandpa'

The mega-hit musical Hamilton is a hit across America and the United Kingdom. In gearing up for the show's Puerto Rico engagement, Tony-winning creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda paid a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about the show's success throughout the world. Colbert asked Miranda about British audiences' reactions to the West End transfer ...

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Exclusive! Watch Sheridan Smith Sing 'I'm the Greatest Star' Before Funny Girl Arrives in Cinemas

Exclusive! Watch Sheridan Smith Sing 'I'm the Greatest Star' Before Funny Girl Arrives in Cinemas

We've been counting down the days since we found out that the acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl will be broadcast in cinemas globally on October 24. In advance of the cinema premiere of Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer's celebrated staging, Broadway.com is offering an exclusive song clip of Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith singing Jule Styne and ...

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London Company Star Jonathan Bailey on Revering Patti LuPone, Texting Samantha Barks and Not Getting Married Today

London Company Star Jonathan Bailey on Revering Patti LuPone, Texting Samantha Barks and Not Getting Married Today

Jonathan Bailey’s credits range from Gavroche in Les Miz when he was a child actor to the most recent London revival of The Last Five Years, opposite Samantha Barks, and the Almeida Theatre world premiere of American Psycho alongside Matt Smith. He is currently stopping the show nightly at the Gielgud Theatre as Jamie—the nervous spouse-to-be formerly known as Amy—in ...

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50th-Anniversary Staging of The Price, Starring Brendan Coyle, Set for West End Transfer

50th-Anniversary Staging of The Price, Starring Brendan Coyle, Set for West End Transfer

Theatre Royal Bath's acclaimed 50th-anniversary production of Arthur Miller's riveting drama The Price will move to the West End in 2019. Jonathan Church directs the new staging, set to begin previews on February 5 with an opening set for February 11 at Wyndham's Theatre.

The foursome of stars from the Theatre Royal Bath mounting will reprise their turns in the ...

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The Lehman Trilogy Will Transfer to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy Will Transfer to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre

On the heels of an acclaimed engagement at the Lyttelton Theatre and the announcement of a New York run at Park Avenue Armory, The Lehman Trilogy will move to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre in 2019. The new work adapted by Ben Power from Stefano Massini's original property will begin performances on May 11 for a 12-week limited run. Sam ...

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Tradition! Judy Kuhn Will Return to the Role of Golde in New London Staging of Fiddler on the Roof

Tradition! Judy Kuhn Will Return to the Role of Golde in New London Staging of Fiddler on the Roof

Tony-nominated Broadway actress Judy Kuhn will say a Sabbath prayer in London this winter when she debuts Trevor Nunn's new staging of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Kuhn returns to the role of Golde, which she played for a brief engagement in Bartlett Sher's Tony-nommed Broadway revival. Nunn's previously announced new London production will begin previews on ...

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Date Is Set for 2019 Olivier Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall

Date Is Set for 2019 Olivier Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall

Mark your calendar! The date has been announced for the 2019 Olivier Awards, toasting the best in West End theater. The next edition of the beloved awards ceremony will take place on April 7, 2019 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theater. The awards are presented by the Society ...

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The Inheritance's Kyle Soller on Bringing the Two-Part Epic to the West End, Vanessa Redgrave's Surprise & More

The Inheritance's Kyle Soller on Bringing the Two-Part Epic to the West End, Vanessa Redgrave's Surprise & More

West End transfers rarely come as keenly anticipated as the upgrade currently being afforded the Young Vic production of The Inheritance, Matthew Lopez’s seven-hour, two-part play chronicling a cross-section of contemporary gay American life and patterned after the EM Forster novel Howards End. Demanding a lot of a cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave and John Benjamin Hickey, the play represents ...

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Rachel Tucker & More to Lead West End Premiere of Come From Away

Rachel Tucker & More to Lead West End Premiere of Come From Away

Casting is set for the London debut of Come From Away. As previously announced, the hit Broadway musical will begin an open run at the West End's Phoenix Theatre on January 30, 2019 on the heels of an Ireland engagement at Dublin's Abbey Theater from December 6, 2018 through January 19, 2019. Christopher Ashley will repeat his Tony-winning work as ...

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Meat Loaf Musical Bat Out of Hell Will Conclude Its West End Run

Meat Loaf Musical Bat Out of Hell Will Conclude Its West End Run

The acclaimed West End staging of the Meat Loaf musical Bat Out of Hell has announced a final performance date of January 5, 2019. Performances of this return engagement began on April 2, 2018 at the Dominion Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland, Bat Out of Hell is described as a romantic adventure ...

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Acclaimed Twilight Zone Stage Adaptation Will Transfer to the West End

Acclaimed Twilight Zone Stage Adaptation Will Transfer to the West End

Direct from a sold-out run at London's Almeida Theatre, Anne Washburn's stirring stage version of The Twilight Zone will move to the West End in 2019. Richard Jones will repeat his work as the play's director, with performances slated to kick off on March 4 at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Based on stories by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling with Charles ...

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Anybody Have a Map? Dear Evan Hansen Will Arrive in London's West End

Anybody Have a Map? Dear Evan Hansen Will Arrive in London's West End

British audiences will soon experience the tear-inducing Tony-winning hit musical Dear Evan Hansen when it transfers to the West End in 2019. The beloved show has announced a London production at The Noël Coward Theatre, set to begin performances in fall of 2019 with exact dates to come. Michael Greif will repeat his Tony-nominated work as the musical's director with Danny Mefford as choreographer ...

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National Theatre's Innovative Closed-Caption Glasses Could Transform Access to the Arts

National Theatre's Innovative Closed-Caption Glasses Could Transform Access to the Arts

London's National Theatre has announced the launch of a groundbreaking new technology: "smart caption" glasses, which will allow audience members to experience a production and view closed captions seamlessly. The innovation is expected to open up access to theater for people with hearing loss. 

"The NT is continually improving how our audiences access our work," said Lisa Burger ...

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Angels in America Alum James McArdle to Lead Peer Gynt at London's National & More Added to 2019-2020 Season

Angels in America Alum James McArdle to Lead Peer Gynt at London's National & More Added to 2019-2020 Season

London's National Theatre has announced a talent-packed slate of works added to its upcoming season at the Olivier, Lyttelton and Dorfman Theatres. Highlights include David Hare's adaptation of Peer Gynt headlined by recent Angels in America star James McArdle and the European premiere of Annie Baker's The Antipodes directed by Lila Neugebauer in her NT debut.

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Harry Reid on Making the Leap from TV's EastEnders to the London Stage in Witness for the Prosecution

Harry Reid on Making the Leap from TV's EastEnders to the London Stage in Witness for the Prosecution

Harry Reid spent three and a half years making a name for himself in the popular British TV soap opera EastEnders and now the 25-year-old performer can be seen in the crucial role of Leonard Vole in Witness for the Prosecution, the time-honored Agatha Christie title that continues its hit run at London's County Hall staged within a onetime debating ...

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A New Slate of Stars Will 'Rise Up' in West End Production of Hamilton

A New Slate of Stars Will 'Rise Up' in West End Production of Hamilton

The Olivier-winning West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton has announced a new group of stars stepping into the show at the Victoria Palace Theatre on December 3, 2018. The groundbreaking musical began London previews on December 6, 2017 and officially opened on December 21.

New cast members will include Allyson Ava-Brown (Les Misérables) as Angelica Schuyler, Dom Hartley-Harris (Moonfleet) as ...

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Watch Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel Sing an Adorable Rendition of 'Bad Idea' from Waitress

Watch Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel Sing an Adorable Rendition of 'Bad Idea' from Waitress

Sara Bareilles is getting ready to serve up her hit Broadway musical Waitress for audiences in London's West End. Grammy nominee Bareilles recently previewed the show at a press event, during which she showed off numbers from her Tony-nominated score. Even though casting hasn't yet been announced for the U.K. transfer, Bareilles invited her talented pal, Tony and Olivier ...

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Julian Ovenden to Join Gillian Anderson & Lily James in London's All About Eve

Julian Ovenden to Join Gillian Anderson & Lily James in London's All About Eve

Stage veteran Julian Ovenden has been announced to take on the role of Bill in the upcoming West End premiere staging of All About Eve, a new play based on Joseph Mankiewicz's six-time Oscar-winning 1950 film. Tony winner Ivo van Hove will adapt and direct the production, slated to begin previews on February 2, 2019 and open on February 12 at ...

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Full Casting Is Set for West End Revival of Caroline, or Change

Full Casting Is Set for West End Revival of Caroline, or Change

Complete casting has been announced for the highly anticipated West End revival of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Tony-nominated and Olivier-winning musical Caroline, or Change. The revival is a transfer of Michael Longhurst's acclaimed production from the Hampstead Theatre, which debuted at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Much of the Hampstead cast will reprise their performances in the West End, including ...

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Book Your Flight! Five Can't-Miss Shows to See in London This Fall

Book Your Flight! Five Can't-Miss Shows to See in London This Fall

Fall brings with it shorter days but always more exciting nights as the London theater season kicks into gear, bringing with it the promise of excitement across the spectrum, whether on or off the West End. The season ahead boasts various titles that look set to join the ranks of The Lehman Trilogy and Ian McKellen’s King Lear, which are ...

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Gillian Anderson & Lily James to Star in Ivo van Hove's All About Eve in London

Gillian Anderson & Lily James to Star in Ivo van Hove's All About Eve in London

Gillian Anderson and Lily James are teaming up on a high-profile new stage project. The pair will go head to head as Margo Channing and Eve Harrington, respectively, in the upcoming stage version of Joseph Mankiewicz's six-time Oscar-winning 1950 film All About Eve. The production, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove, has shifted its debut schedule, and will now begin performances ...

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Patti LuPone & More Sing Out in the Sitzprobe for London's Gender-Swapped Company

Patti LuPone & More Sing Out in the Sitzprobe for London's Gender-Swapped Company

The stars of Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new staging of Company were recently given the thrill of singing with the show's orchestra for the first time. The sitzprobe for the gender-swapped production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's hit musical gave the talented cast the opportunity to lend their voices to the show's beloved score backed by thrilling orchestrations—and now ...

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