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Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett & More to Lead European Premiere of The View UpStairs

Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett & More to Lead European Premiere of The View UpStairs

A talent-packed initial slate of stars has been assembled for the upcoming European debut of Max Vernon's celebrated off-Broadway musical The View UpStairs. Jonathan O'Boyle will direct and Fabian Aloise will choreograph the new production, set to run at London's Soho Theatre beginning on July 18 with an opening night set for July 23.

The principal company will include Andy Mientus (Spring ...

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Falsettos to Make Long-Awaited European Premiere This Summer

Falsettos to Make Long-Awaited European Premiere This Summer

Falsettos is at last crossing the pond. William Finn and James Lapine's iconic American musical will arrive at London's Other Palace Theatre this summer, marking the show's European premiere. Previews are set to begin on August 30 ahead of a September 5 opening night, for a limited run through November 23.

With a book by Finn and Lapine, music by Finn ...

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Kelly Mathieson on Having a Phantom of the Opera Birthday Cake to Starring as Christine Daae in the West End

Kelly Mathieson on Having a Phantom of the Opera Birthday Cake to Starring as Christine Daae in the West End

Kelly Mathieson grew up in Scotland and started ballet lessons when she was two. But after training at London's prestigious Royal College of Music, she forsook the world of actual opera to make her West End debut as Christine Daae in the ongoing Andrew Lloyd Webber phenomenon, The Phantom of the Opera, which continues at Her Majesty's Theatre in its ...

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Stephen Mangan & Kara Tointon to Lead World Premiere Stage Adaptation The Man in the White Suit

Stephen Mangan & Kara Tointon to Lead World Premiere Stage Adaptation The Man in the White Suit

Acclaimed stage stars Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon have been cast in the upcoming world premiere play The Man in the White Suit, slated to arrive in the U.K. this fall. Adapted and directed by two-time Olivier winner Sean Foley (Jeeves and Wooster), the production will play Theatre Royal Bath from September 5-21 ahead of a West End premiere at ...

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Ben Edelman on Starring in London's Admissions Amid College Scandal Headlines

Ben Edelman on Starring in London's Admissions Amid College Scandal Headlines

Ben Edelman burst onto the New York theater scene like a proverbial comet in last year’s Lincoln Center Theater production of Admissions, the fiery play about family dynamics and race from Joshua Harmon, the author of Bad Jews and Significant Other. And Edelman is the one member of the New York company who has crossed the Atlantic for the play’s ...

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Patti LuPone Wins Olivier Award for Company; Come From Away & The Inheritance Also Triumph

Patti LuPone Wins Olivier Award for Company; Come From Away & The Inheritance Also Triumph

A celebrated group of productions and stars were honored for their work on the London stage at the 2019 Olivier Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall on April 7. Leading the winners list is three productions: the West End transfer of Come From Away, Matthew Lopez's two-part play The Inheritance and the gender-blind revival of Company, taking home four ...

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Adrian Lester, Beverley Knight & More to Guest-Star as Daddy Brubeck in Donmar's Sweet Charity

Adrian Lester, Beverley Knight & More to Guest-Star as Daddy Brubeck in Donmar's Sweet Charity

London's Donmar Warehouse has announced that a slew of special guest stars who will take on the role of Daddy Brubeck in the company's upcoming revival of Sweet Charity. The previously announced production, directed by Josie Rourke and starring Anne-Marie Duff in the title role, will begin previews on April 6 and open on April 17.

The initial slate of ...

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Alex Jennings Joins London's Light in the Piazza with Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron

Alex Jennings Joins London's Light in the Piazza with Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron

Three-time Olivier winner Alex Jennings has been cast in the highly anticipated London-debut production of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. Jennings will take on the role of Signor Naccarelli in the previously announced production, set to play Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall for 20 performances from June 14 through July 5.

Jennings took ...

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾—The Musical Will Move to London's West End

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾—The Musical Will Move to London's West End

Following two 2015 runs at the Curve, Leicester, and a 2017 engagement at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾—The Musical will open at the West End's Ambassadors Theatre this spring. The production will play a limited run from June 15 through October 12.

Based on the late Sue Townsend's beloved novel, the musical is ...

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Christie Prades to Reprise Touring Turn in London's On Your Feet!

Christie Prades to Reprise Touring Turn in London's On Your Feet!

Christie Prades, the celebrated national tour star of On Your Feet!, will return to the role of Gloria Estefan for the hit musical's upcoming West End premiere. The previously announced production will play a limited run at the London Coliseum from June 14 through August 31 following a seven-performance run at the Curve, Leicester from June 3-8.

Joining Prades in the ...

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The Worst Witch Will Fly into London's West End for Summer Run

The Worst Witch Will Fly into London's West End for Summer Run

The Worst Witch, a theatrical experience based on Jill Murphy's beloved children's book series, has scheduled a summertime engagement at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre. The production, which follows a successful U.K. tour, will run from July 24 through September 8.

"My first trip to the theater, aged four, opened up a magical world—so real to me that I ...

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Donmar Warehouse Announces First Season Under Artistic Director Michael Longhurst

Donmar Warehouse Announces First Season Under Artistic Director Michael Longhurst

London's celebrated Donmar Warehouse has scheduled a rich inaugural season under new Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. The 2019-2020 docket of works includes a Caryl Churchill revival and U.K. premieres from Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Mike Lew.

"I couldn't be more excited to announce my first season as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse," said Longhurst. "For me, the Donmar ...

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Joanna Riding on Stepping into London's Follies and Her Strong Take on "Losing My Mind"

Joanna Riding on Stepping into London's Follies and Her Strong Take on

Joanna Riding has won two Olivier Awards, starting with her matchless Julie Jordan in Nicholas Hytner’s landmark 1992 production of Carousel, and is now giving a career-defining performance as the lovesick Sally Durant Plummer in the National Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical Follies, in which she has replaced Imelda Staunton. Complete with a “Losing My Mind” ...

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Martha Plimpton to Be Joined by Full Donmar Cast for West End Transfer of Sweat

Martha Plimpton to Be Joined by Full Donmar Cast for West End Transfer of Sweat

The talented slate of stars who appeared in the Donmar Warehouse's Olivier-nominated staging of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winning play Sweat have signed on to move with the production to London's West End this summer. The previously announced engagement will run at the Gielgud Theatre from June 7 through July 20.

Joining the previously reported Martha Plimpton reprising her turn as Tracey ...

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Big The Musical Will 'Cross the Line' to London's West End

Big The Musical Will 'Cross the Line' to London's West End

It's time! Big, the celebrated 1996 Broadway musical based on the 1988 film, will make its long overdue West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre this fall. Morgan Young will direct and choreograph the production, a transfer from the 2016 Theatre Royal Plymouth staging, set to play a limited nine-week run from September 6 through November 2. Jay McGuiness will ...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio to Join Everybody's Talking About Jamie

RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio to Join Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Celebrated actor, comedian and RuPaul's Drag Race winner Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, will take over the role of Loco Chanelle/Hugo in the hit musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre from May 6 through June 29. Haylock will succeed Shane Richie, who will play his final performance on May ...

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The Gruffalo Sets West End Return in Advance of U.K. Tour

The Gruffalo Sets West End Return in Advance of U.K. Tour

Celebrating the 20th birthday of Julia Donaldson's much-loved picture book, the hit musical adaptation of The Gruffalo will return to the West End this summer. Toby Mitchell will direct the production, set to run for 10 weeks from July 3 through September 8 at The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, ahead of a tour across the United Kingdom.

Adapted by the ...

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical & More to Perform at 2019 Olivier Awards; Presenters Announced

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical & More to Perform at 2019 Olivier Awards; Presenters Announced

Full details on presenters, performances and special appearances have been announced for the 2019 Olivier Awards. The previously announced event, celebrating the best of West End theater, will take place on April 7 at London's Royal Albert Hall. Jason Manford will host.

This year's Oliviers will feature performances from all of the musicals nominated in the Best New Musical and ...

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Richard Fleeshman on Stripping Down in London's Company, His Olivier Nomination & What Patti LuPone Calls Him

Richard Fleeshman on Stripping Down in London's Company, His Olivier Nomination & What Patti LuPone Calls Him

Richard Fleeshman starred on the West End and Broadway opposite Caissie Levy in Ghost the Musical and was part of the British ensembles of Urinetown and The Last Ship. But it’s fair to say that he has never had quite the opportunity offered by the knockout, gender-flipped revival of Company, playing the barely-clothed air steward Andy—a character previously known as April. The winning ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Finds West End Star in Jac Yarrow

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Finds West End Star in Jac Yarrow

Joseph isn't the only one whose dreams are coming true. Talented newcomer Jac Yarrow has landed his first professional stage gig in the iconic title role of the upcoming Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat revival in London's West End. The previously announced production, starring Sheridan Smith as the Narrator and Jason Donovan as Pharaoh, will play an 11-week run ...

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Irving Berlin's White Christmas to Play Holiday Run in London's West End

Irving Berlin's White Christmas to Play Holiday Run in London's West End

Let yourself go! Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the celebrated stage adaptation of the iconic film, has scheduled a West End return to London's Dominion Theatre this winter. Previews will begin on November 15 ahead of an opening night set for November 25.

The feel-good family musical will star Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard) as Bob Wallace and Dan Burton (Gypsy) as Phil Davis ...

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Disney's Frozen Sets Arrival in London's West End; Australia & Germany on Deck

Disney's Frozen Sets Arrival in London's West End; Australia & Germany on Deck

Frozen is bound for London! Disney Theatrical has scheduled a West End transfer of its 2018 Tony-nominated Broadway musical for fall of 2020 at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Exact production dates will be announced soon.

Disney has also announced a production of Frozen at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia opening in July 2020, as well as a ...

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London Come From Away Star Rachel Tucker on Her First Olivier Award Nomination and Her Long History with Wicked

London Come From Away Star Rachel Tucker on Her First Olivier Award Nomination and Her Long History with Wicked

Rachel Tucker is known both sides of the Atlantic as an especially thrilling Elphaba in Wicked and as a singer who has enlivened various concert halls and cabaret rooms, performing both solo and alongside Jason Robert Brown and Kristin Chenoweth, among many others. But the Belfast-born vocal powerhouse is reveling just now in her first show she has originated in ...

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Kelsey Grammer-Led Man of La Mancha Sets Full Casting at London Coliseum

Kelsey Grammer-Led Man of La Mancha Sets Full Casting at London Coliseum

Casting is complete for the highly anticipated new U.K. staging of Man of La Mancha. The previously announced production, directed by Lonny Price, will begin previews on April 26 ahead of an April 30 opening night at the London Coliseum.

Newly announced cast members include Peter Polycarpou as Sancho Panza, Eugene McCoy as Dr. Carrasco/The Duke, Lucy St ...

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Danny Mac & More to Join Audrey Brisson in U.K. Premiere of Amélie Musical

Danny Mac & More to Join Audrey Brisson in U.K. Premiere of Amélie Musical

West End veteran and Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac has been cast as Nino Quincampoix in the upcoming U.K.-premiere staging of the musical Amélie. He joins the previously announced stage-and-screen star Audrey Brisson for the touring production, directed by Michael Fentiman, set to run in a variety of cities from April 11 through September 21.

Mac won ...

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