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Casting Set for West End Return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Casting Set for West End Return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Full casting has been announced for the London remount of the award-winning hit play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The previously announced return run of the acclaimed theatrical work will begin previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on November 29 with an opening night slated for December 11. The production will play a limited engagement through April ...

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Todrick Hall to Make West End Debut in Chicago

Todrick Hall to Make West End Debut in Chicago

All he cares about is love...and starring on the West End stage! Broadway alum Todrick Hall will soon offer up his acclaimed razzle-dazzle turn as Billy Flynn for London audiences, making his West End debut in the hit musical Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre. Hall will reprise his cheered Broadway performance beginning on November 19, 2018 for a limited engagement ...

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London Bat Out of Hell Star Jordan Luke Gage on Taking Over the Leading Role in the Rock Extravaganza and His Surprising Tattoo

London Bat Out of Hell Star Jordan Luke Gage on Taking Over the Leading Role in the Rock Extravaganza and His Surprising Tattoo

Jordan Luke Gage was already doing several performances a week as the ever-young Strat in the Jim Steinman-scored rock extravaganza Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion Theatre, but when original leading man Andrew Polec left the show to return to the U.S., the 26-year-old Englishman stepped up to the star position. Broadway.com spoke to the charming performer ...

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Evening Standard Award-Nominated Comedy Home, I'm Darling Will Transfer to the West End

Evening Standard Award-Nominated Comedy Home, I'm Darling Will Transfer to the West End

Following an acclaimed run at The National's Dorfman Theatre, the celebrated production of Home, I'm Darling, a new play by Laura Wade (Posh), directed by Tamara Harvey, will transfer to the West End. The play will begin performances at the Duke of York's Theatre beginning on January 26 for a limited run through April 13, in advance of a tour ...

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Marianne Elliott to Direct Wendell Pierce & Sharon D. Clarke in All-Black Death of a Salesman

Marianne Elliott to Direct Wendell Pierce & Sharon D. Clarke in All-Black Death of a Salesman

Two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott has signed on to direct a new mounting of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman featuring an all-black cast. The 2019 production will play London's Young Vic beginning on May 1 with an opening scheduled for May 9.

Elliott earned Tony Awards for War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ...

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Amélie Musical to Make U.K. Premiere with 2019 Touring Production

Amélie Musical to Make U.K. Premiere with 2019 Touring Production

On the heels of a 2017 Broadway engagement, the fantastical new musical Amélie, based on the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, will arrive in the U.K. in 2019. Michael Fentiman will direct the touring production, kicking off at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury from April 11 through May 18.

With a book by Craig Lucas, music by Daniel ...

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Gender-Blind Company Leads 2018 Evening Standard Nominations; Bryan Cranston, Kelli O'Hara, Hamilton Also Receive Nods

Gender-Blind Company Leads 2018 Evening Standard Nominations; Bryan Cranston, Kelli O'Hara, Hamilton Also Receive Nods

Marianne Elliott's acclaimed, gender-swapped staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company has earned four nominations for the 2018 Evening Standard Awards, which toasts the best in London theater. The celebrated production leads the way of the nominations, with nods for director Elliott, actress Rosalie Craig (who portrays "Bobbie"), designer Bunny Christie and a nom for the show itself. 

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Layton Williams Is the New Star of London's Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Layton Williams Is the New Star of London's Everybody's Talking About Jamie

The Olivier-nominated West End musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie will welcome stage-and-screen star Layton Williams in the title role beginning on January 28, 2019. Williams will replace Olivier nominee John McCrea, who will play his final performance on January 26.

Williams is best known for his screen turns in BBC's Beautiful People and Bad Education. His stage credits include the title ...

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Little Miss Sunshine Musical to Make European Premiere at Arcola Theatre; U.K. Tour to Follow

Little Miss Sunshine Musical to Make European Premiere at Arcola Theatre; U.K. Tour to Follow

Little Miss Sunshine, the quirky off-Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning motion picture, will make its European premiere in a brand-new 2019 production at the Arcola Theatre in London. Mehmet Ergen will direct the musical, slated to begin previews on March 21 for a seven-week run through May 11, followed by a U.K. tour starting at the New Wolsey Theatre ...

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Angels in America Alum Amanda Lawrence Cast in National Theatre's Top Girls

Angels in America Alum Amanda Lawrence Cast in National Theatre's Top Girls

Casting is complete for the upcoming West End staging of Caryl Churchill's wildly innovative 1982 play Top Girls, appearing for the first time at the National Theatre. Lyndsey Turner will direct the previously announced production, slated to begin previews on March 26, 2019 ahead of an April 3 opening night.

The ensemble cast will include three-time Olivier nominee Katherine Kingsley ...

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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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