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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Completes Cast for West End Return

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Completes Cast for West End Return

Full casting is here for the highly anticipated West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The previously announced production, starring Jac Yarrow as Joseph, Sheridan Smith as the Narrator and Jason Donovan as Pharaoh, will play an 11-week run at the London Palladium from June 27 through September 8. Opening night is set for July 11 ...

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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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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.

Based on Robert ...

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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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