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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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Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to Make World Premiere in London's West End

Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to Make World Premiere in London's West End

Acclaimed dramatist Tom Stoppard will debut his latest work in London next year. Titled Leopoldstadt, the world premiere play will begin previews on January 25, 2020 and open on February 12 at Wyndham’s Theatre. Patrick Marber will direct.

Leopoldstadt is set in 1900 Vienna, when a tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full ...

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West End Mamma Mia! Star Mazz Murray on Graduating from Tanya to Donna, Performing in We Will Rock You for a Decade & More

West End Mamma Mia! Star Mazz Murray on Graduating from Tanya to Donna, Performing in We Will Rock You for a Decade & More

Mazz Murray (the snappy first name is short for Marianne) has lent her distinctive rock sound to such West End musical mainstays as We Will Rock You, as the Killer Queen, and Chicago. The gutsy, take-no-prisoners performer is now returning to Mamma Mia!, not in her previous supporting role as Tanya but, instead, taking on the leading part of Donna ...

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Before Broadway, Girl From the North Country Will Return to London's West End

Before Broadway, Girl From the North Country Will Return to London's West End

In advance of its recently announced Broadway transfer, the celebrated new musical Girl From the North Country will return home to London's West End for a limited run later this year. The remount will play the Gielgud Theatre from December 10, 2019 through February 1, 2020.

Written and directed by Conor McPherson and featuring the music of Bob Dylan, Girl ...

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BBC Radio 2's Elaine Paige on Sunday to Be Broadcast Weekly on Broadway.com

BBC Radio 2's Elaine Paige on Sunday to Be Broadcast Weekly on Broadway.com

Broadway.com is excited to announce the upcoming weekly broadcast of Elaine Paige on Sunday, the beloved BBC Radio 2 show featuring Olivier-winning stage icon Elaine Paige. Beginning on June 23, American musical-theater fans will have the chance to hear the mega-talented stage star on demand each Sunday beginning at 10:00am ET.

Paige said, "As Broadway is the official ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Adds Title Number to Show; London Production & German Casting Announced

Pretty Woman: The Musical Adds Title Number to Show; London Production & German Casting Announced

Mercy! The new Broadway sensation Pretty Woman: The Musical has announced that Roy Orbison's hit title tune is now being performed by the cast during the show's curtain call at the Nederlander Theatre. The new musical, which features an original score by Bryan Adams, previously didn't include the title number that was the basis for the 1990 smash film.

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Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, Will Transfer to London

Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, Will Transfer to London

On the heels of an acclaimed 2017 Broadway production, Sarna Lapine's new staging of Sunday in the Park with George has scheduled a move to London's Savoy Theatre next spring. Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford will return to the roles of George and Dot, respectively, for the transfer which will mark their West End debuts. Performances will begin on June 11 ...

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Richard E. Grant Cast as Former Drag Queen Hugo in Movie Musical Adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Richard E. Grant Cast as Former Drag Queen Hugo in Movie Musical Adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie

The upcoming movie musical version of Everybody's Talking About Jamie has selected Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant, standout star of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, to play the role of Hugo—also known as Loco Chanelle—a former drag queen who becomes a mentor to the title character. The previously announced new film based on the Olivier-nominated musical will star newcomer Max Harwood in ...

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Oliver Savile, Daniel Boys & More to Lead European Premiere of Falsettos

Oliver Savile, Daniel Boys & More to Lead European Premiere of Falsettos

London's Falsettos has found its tight-knit family. Initial casting is set for the European premiere of the beloved musical by William Finn and James Lapine. 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 ...

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Tony Kushner's New Version of The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call Set for London's National; Lesley Manville Will Star

Tony Kushner's New Version of The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call Set for London's National; Lesley Manville Will Star

London's National Theatre has announced a new staging of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's dark comic play The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call, featuring a new adaptation by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America). Oscar nominee and Olivier winner Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) will star in the central role of Claire Zachanassian for the production, set to commence ...

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Dates Set for Old Vic's Lungs Starring The Crown's Claire Foy & Matt Smith

Dates Set for Old Vic's Lungs Starring The Crown's Claire Foy & Matt Smith

London's Old Vic theater has announced dates for its upcoming mounting of Duncan Macmillan's comedic drama Lungs. The previously announced production, directed by Matthew Warchus, will star Claire Foy and Matt Smith of Netflix's The Crown. The production will run from October 14 through November 9.

Macmillan's emotional rollercoaster of a play follows a couple wrestling with the planet's biggest ...

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Death of a Salesman, Starring Wendell Pierce & Sharon D. Clarke, Sets West End Transfer

Death of a Salesman, Starring Wendell Pierce & Sharon D. Clarke, Sets West End Transfer

Two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott and co-director Miranda Cromwell's acclaimed new staging of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is headed to the West End. On the heels of a celebrated mounting at London's Young Vic, the new production, featuring an all-black cast, will move to the Piccadilly Theatre beginning on October 24 ahead of a November 4 opening night ...

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London's The Light in the Piazza Star Dove Cameron on Her Friendship with Ariana Grande and Dream of Playing Wicked's Glinda

London's The Light in the Piazza Star Dove Cameron on Her Friendship with Ariana Grande and Dream of Playing Wicked's Glinda

Onetime Disney Channel teen queen Dove Cameron has been spreading her theatrical wings of late. Last December the 23-year-old performer opened off-Broadway in the New Group production of the musical Clueless, and she is currently readying her British stage debut, opposite opera superstar and 2018 Tony nominee ReneĢe Fleming, in The Light in the Piazza. The Adam Guettel musical ...

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Helen Woolf & Nikki Bentley to Join Alistair Brammer Among New London Wicked Stars

Helen Woolf & Nikki Bentley to Join Alistair Brammer Among New London Wicked Stars

More new stars are joining the hit West End production of Wicked. UK and Ireland tour alums Helen Woolf (Beauty and the Beast) and Nikki Bentley (Ghost The Musical) have signed on to repeat their turns as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, on the stage of London's Apollo Victoria Theatre beginning on July 22. They will succeed Alice Fearn and Sophie ...

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New West End Tina Star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe on Meeting Ms. Turner & What Adrienne Warren Gave Her

New West End Tina Star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe on Meeting Ms. Turner & What Adrienne Warren Gave Her

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe at only 22 has stepped into the starring role of anyone’s dreams, succeeding 2019 Olivier nominee Adrienne Warren in the title role of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. The chatty and engaging Bronx-born University of Michigan graduate spoke to Broadway.com one recent afternoon about channeling her inner rock star and getting to meet ...

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The Life I Lead, Featuring Miles Jupp as Mary Poppins Film Star David Tomlinson, Sets West End Transfer

The Life I Lead, Featuring Miles Jupp as Mary Poppins Film Star David Tomlinson, Sets West End Transfer

Following an acclaimed U.K. premiere, The Life I Lead, a solo play starring Miles Jupp as Disney film star David Tomlinson, will move to London's West End this fall. Written by James Kettle and co-directed by Selina Cadell and Didi Hopkins, the production will play Wyndham's Theatre from September 16-21.

Best remembered as Mr. Banks in Disney's classic film ...

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West End Star Adrianna Bertola on Entering The Twilight Zone and Memories of Matilda

West End Star Adrianna Bertola on Entering The Twilight Zone and Memories of Matilda

Adrianna Bertola was a pintsized powerhouse in the title role of Matilda the Musical, played Gretl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and, now age 20, has made the transition with ease to an adult acting career. She can currently be found among the cast of the West End transfer at the Ambassadors of the Almeida Theatre production of ...

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Ned Bennett's Bold Revival of Equus, Starring Ethan Kai, Sets West End Transfer

Ned Bennett's Bold Revival of Equus, Starring Ethan Kai, Sets West End Transfer

Peter Shaffer's dark psychological drama Equus is returning to the West End. Director Ned Bennett's acclaimed English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production will move into London's Trafalgar Studios this summer for a limited engagement beginning on July 6. Ethan Kai (Instrument of War) and Zubin Varla (Jesus Christ Superstar) will reprise their leading turns as Alan Strang and ...

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Lucie Jones & Ashley Roberts to Join Waitress in the West End

Lucie Jones & Ashley Roberts to Join Waitress in the West End

Lucie Jones, a musical-theater alum and former Eurovision and X Factor contestant, has been selected to take over the role of Jenna in the West End production of Waitress. Also joining the company will be Ashley Roberts (The Pussycat Dolls), stepping into the role of Dawn. Both actresses will begin on June 17, replacing original cast members Katharine McPhee and Laura ...

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Full West End Cast Announced for David Mamet's Bitter Wheat Starring John Malkovich

Full West End Cast Announced for David Mamet's Bitter Wheat Starring John Malkovich

Casting is complete for Bitter Wheat, a new play written and directed by David Mamet, set to make its world premiere in London this spring. The previously reported production is slated to begin previews on June 7 and open on June 19 at the Garrick Theatre.

Newly announced cast members include Alexander Arnold (Crushed Shells and Mud) as Roberto, Teddy ...

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Back to the Future Musical Sets 2020 World Premiere in the U.K.; Olly Dobson Will Star

Back to the Future Musical Sets 2020 World Premiere in the U.K.; Olly Dobson Will Star

The long-awaited Back to the Future musical is at last headed to the stage. The previously postponed tuner, based on Robert Zemeckis' hit 1985 movie, has set a 2020 world premiere production at the Manchester Opera House in the United Kingdom. The new musical will run from February 20 through May 17, in advance of a West End run, with dates ...

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The Ferryman's Jez Butterworth and Laura Donnelly on Turning a Family Secret into a Tony-Nominated Drama

The Ferryman's Jez Butterworth and Laura Donnelly on Turning a Family Secret into a Tony-Nominated Drama

As awards season barrels toward its culmination at the 73rd Annual Tonys on June 9, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is picking up speed and tchotchkes along the way. The family and political drama opened on Broadway in October on a wave of acclaim and buzz, but then it had a massive cast change in February—an unusual move for a new ...

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Tyrone Huntley to Join Andy Mientus & Declan Bennett in European Premiere of The View UpStairs

Tyrone Huntley to Join Andy Mientus & Declan Bennett in European Premiere of The View UpStairs

Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley has been cast in the central role of Wes in 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 previously reported production, set to run at London's Soho Theatre beginning on July 18 with an opening night set for July 23.

Huntley received ...

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Touching the Void Stage Adaptation Will Transfer to the West End

Touching the Void Stage Adaptation Will Transfer to the West End

Following celebrated runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on tour throughout the U.K., the acclaimed staging of David Greig's Touching the Void, based on Joe Simpson's bestselling book, will move to the West End this fall. Tom Morris will repeat his work as director of the production ...

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