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Jenna Russell to Star in U.K. Premiere of The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier

Jenna Russell to Star in U.K. Premiere of The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier

Olivier winner and Tony nominee Jenna Russell will headline the upcoming U.K. debut staging of the acclaimed musical The Bridges of Madison County. The previously announced production, directed by Trevor Nunn, will begin previews on July 12 and open on July 23 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Russell earned an Olivier Award for her turn as Dot in Sunday ...

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West End Fiddler on the Roof Star Judy Kuhn on a Surprising Email from Trevor Nunn & Why She Doesn't Plan Ahead

West End Fiddler on the Roof Star Judy Kuhn on a Surprising Email from Trevor Nunn & Why She Doesn't Plan Ahead

Broadway veteran and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn has given over the better part of the past year to London and to Trevor Nunn’s beautiful Menier Chocolate Factory revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which has since transferred to the Playhouse Theatre. Recently in Manhattan to perform her solo concert at Symphony Space, Kuhn has returned to the West End ...

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Florian Zeller's The Son Will Transfer to London's West End

Florian Zeller's The Son Will Transfer to London's West End

Following a sold-out run at London's Kiln Theatre, Florian Zeller's The Son, translated by Christopher Hampton, will move to the West End for a limited run later this summer. Michael Longhurst will repeat his work as director for the transfer, set to begin previews on August 24 and open on September 2 at the Duke of York's Theatre. Amanda Abbington, Laurie ...

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Kimberley Walsh & More Join West End Premiere of Big The Musical

Kimberley Walsh & More Join West End Premiere of Big The Musical

More casting is here for the upcoming West End premiere staging of Big, the celebrated 1996 Broadway musical based on the 1988 film. Morgan Young will direct and choreograph the previously announced production, a transfer from the 2016 Theatre Royal Plymouth mounting, set to play a limited nine-week run at the Dominion Theatre from September 6 through November 2.

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The Bridges of Madison County Musical Sets U.K. Premiere at Menier Chocolate Factory

The Bridges of Madison County Musical Sets U.K. Premiere at Menier Chocolate Factory

London audiences are in for a treat this summer. The beloved musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County will make its U.K. premiere with the Menier Chocolate Factory, in a new production directed by Trevor Nunn. Previews will begin on July 12 with an opening night set for July 23 for a limited engagement through September 14.

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Olivier Winner Giles Terera on Starring in London's Rosmersholm and Sniffling Through Hamilton

Olivier Winner Giles Terera on Starring in London's Rosmersholm and Sniffling Through Hamilton

Giles Terera’s many and varied credits include Honk!, The Book of Mormon, and a revelatory National Theatre revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but the versatile performer reached a new career plateau with his Olivier Award-winning turn as Aaron Burr in the London premiere of Hamilton. Terera left that musical smash late in 2018 after a year-long run and is ...

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Maria Friedman & Anita Dobson to Join Trevor Nunn's Fiddler in the West End

Maria Friedman & Anita Dobson to Join Trevor Nunn's Fiddler in the West End

Trevor Nunn's celebrated West End revival of Fiddler on the Roof will welcome stage veterans Maria Friedman and Anita Dobson as Golde and Yente, respectively, on June 18. They will succeed original stars Judy Kuhn and Louise Gold, who will take their final bow at the Playhouse Theatre on June 16.

Friedman is a three-time Olivier winner for Maria Friedman ...

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Hairspray Will Return to London's West End with Olivier-Winning Star Michael Ball

Hairspray Will Return to London's West End with Olivier-Winning Star Michael Ball

He can't stop the beat! Michael Ball, the West End megastar who took home a 2008 Olivier Award for his turn as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, will reprise his acclaimed performance in a remount of the hit tuner next year. Original director Jack O'Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell will repeat their work as helmers of the production, set to play the ...

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Play London's West End

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Play London's West End

Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit solo comedy which recently concluded its off-Broadway premiere, will arrive in London's West End for a limited run this summer. Vicky Jones will repeat her work as director for the West End engagement, set to play Wyndham's Theatre from August 20 through September 14.

Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at a woman who may appear emotionally ...

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The Prince of Egypt Stage Musical to Open in London's West End

The Prince of Egypt Stage Musical to Open in London's West End

The Prince of Egypt, a new stage musical based on the celebrated DreamWorks film, has scheduled a 2020 U.K. premiere in London's West End. Directed by Scott Schwartz and featuring 10 new songs by the film's composer, Stephen Schwartz, the musical will play the Dominion Theatre beginning on February 5, 2020 with an opening night set for February 25.

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Alan Cumming & Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Samuel Beckett Double Bill at London's Old Vic

Alan Cumming & Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Samuel Beckett Double Bill at London's Old Vic

Stage veterans Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe will team up for a pair of plays by Samuel Beckett at London's Old Vic as part of the company's 2019-2020 season. The newly announced docket of productions will also include a mounting of Duncan Macmillan's Lungs starring The Crown's Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

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David Bedella to Sing Pop Hits in West End's Max Martin Musical & Juliet

David Bedella to Sing Pop Hits in West End's Max Martin Musical & Juliet

Two-time Olivier-winning actor David Bedella has joined the cast of the highly anticipated new Max Martin musical & Juliet, a feminist reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet set to some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years. The previously announced production will play the Manchester Opera House beginning on September 10 ahead of a West End run at The Shaftesbury ...

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Courtney Reed Reprises Broadway Turn as Princess Jasmine in London's Aladdin

Courtney Reed Reprises Broadway Turn as Princess Jasmine in London's Aladdin

Courtney Reed, the celebrated original leading lady of Aladdin on Broadway, is now repeating her beloved turn as Princess Jasmine for London audiences. Reed joined the West End production at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 23.

The London production of Aladdin marks Reed's West End debut. She has also been seen on the Broadway stage in Mamma Mia! and ...

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Miss Saigon's Alistair Brammer to Join London's Wicked as Fiyero

Miss Saigon's Alistair Brammer to Join London's Wicked as Fiyero

Alistair Brammer, the power-voiced star who made his Broadway debut in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon, will return to the West End stage this summer as Fiyero in Wicked. Brammer will begin performances on July 22, succeeding current leading man David Witts, who will take his final bow at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on July 20.

Brammer won hearts ...

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Director Phyllida Lloyd on 20 Years of Mamma Mia! in London and Broadway's Upcoming Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Director Phyllida Lloyd on 20 Years of Mamma Mia! in London and Broadway's Upcoming Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Mamma Mia! has transformed the lives of a lot of people, not least its gifted and versatile director, Phyllida Lloyd, who came to the ABBA musical from a career in the British not-for-profit sector and has gone on to direct the Tina Turner bio-musical that will open on Broadway in November. Fresh from a day spent prepping her next film ...

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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.

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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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