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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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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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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.

New to the season ...

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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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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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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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West End Alum & ITV's The Big Audition Winner Laura Tyrer to Join London's Chicago as Velma

West End Alum & ITV's The Big Audition Winner Laura Tyrer to Join London's Chicago as Velma

The hit West End staging of Kander & Ebb's Chicago will welcome Laura Tyrer in the role of Velma Kelly on September 24. Tyrer secured the role via an audition to be shown as part of the brand-new television series The Big Audition, which begins on ITV next month. Tyrer will play a limited engagement at the Phoenix Theatre through ...

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Music of Tony-Winning Hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Be Released on New Album

Music of Tony-Winning Hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Be Released on New Album

The stirring music within the Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will soon appear on a special new album, set for release digitally and on CD on November 2. Titled The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the album features compositions written, performed and recorded by Grammy winner Imogen Heap.

The album will be presented as ...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Judge Michelle Visage Will Step Into Everybody's Talking About Jamie in the West End

RuPaul's Drag Race Judge Michelle Visage Will Step Into Everybody's Talking About Jamie in the West End

Michelle Visage is best known for her biting critiques of the looks that strut down the runway on RuPaul's Drag Race. Now, she'll be making her West End debut as an intolerant high school teacher who hates drag. The Drag Race judge and 90s girl group singer has been cast as the conservative Miss Hedge in the hit London musical ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Will Return to London's West End

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Will Return to London's West End

London's National Theatre has announced a West End return of the award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The hit theatrical work adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, and directed by Marianne Elliott, will begin previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on November 29 with an opening night slated for December 11. Casting ...

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Remember My Name: Fame the Musical Will Arrive in London's West End

Remember My Name: Fame the Musical Will Arrive in London's West End

The current hit U.K. touring production of Fame the Musical has announced a stop in London's West End in fall of 2019. The 30th-anniversary staging will play a five-week limited run at the Peacock Theatre from September 11 through October 19.

Based on the iconic 1980 film, Fame the Musical follows the lives of students at New York's High School ...

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Hello, Dolly!'s Charlie Stemp to Star as Bert in London Return of Mary Poppins; Zizi Strallen to Play Title Role

Hello, Dolly!'s Charlie Stemp to Star as Bert in London Return of Mary Poppins; Zizi Strallen to Play Title Role

Holy cabooses! Charlie Stemp, the fancy-footed Oliver nominee who recently concluded a Broadway-debut run as Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!, will show off more dance moves in a West End return production of Mary Poppins next year. Stemp will take on the role of Bert, appearing alongside past Poppins star Zizi Strallen in the title role. Performances will begin at the Prince ...

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London's Funny Girl to Appear in Cinemas Worldwide; Watch Sheridan Smith Sing Out in Theatrical Trailer

London's Funny Girl to Appear in Cinemas Worldwide; Watch Sheridan Smith Sing Out in Theatrical Trailer

Following the announcement of screenings around the United Kingdom, Trafalgar Releasing has announced that London's Funny Girl starring Olivier winner Sheridan Smith will be broadcast in cinemas globally on October 24. Tony winner Michael Mayer's production was filmed by Digital Theatre during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre.

Funny Girl follows Brice (played by Smith), who ...

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Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Winning Sweat Sets U.K. Premiere at Donmar Warehouse

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Winning Sweat Sets U.K. Premiere at Donmar Warehouse

Sweat, Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winning drama about residents of one of the poorest cities in the U.S., will arrive at London's 251-seat Donmar Warehouse this winter. Lynette Linton will direct the U.K. premiere staging, slated to begin previews on December 7, 2018 with an opening scheduled for December 19.

Sweat is based on Nottage's research and interviews with residents ...

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