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Bonnie Langford Finds Her Next West End Role in 42nd Street

Bonnie Langford Finds Her Next West End Role in 42nd Street

Bonnie Langford, acclaimed star of stage and screen, will join the cast of the celebrated London production of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock beginning on September 3, 2018. Langford will remain with the cast at Theatre Royal Drury Lane through the conclusion of the show's run on January 5, 2019.

Langford's West End credits include Gypsy, Chicago and the original ...

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Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Are Final Couple Announced for Gender-Swapped Company

Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Are Final Couple Announced for Gender-Swapped Company

London stage stars Jonathan Bailey and Alex Gaumond have been announced as the final pair of cast members to perform in Marianne Elliott's gender-reversed production of Company in the West End. Bailey will play Jamie (originally written as the female character Amy) while Gaumond will play his fiancé, Paul. The new staging will begin previews on September 26 at the Gielgud ...

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The X Factor Winner Matt Cardle to Join the West End's Strictly Ballroom the Musical

The X Factor Winner Matt Cardle to Join the West End's Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Matt Cardle is trading in a guitar for dance shoes! The X Factor season seven winner is set to replace Will Young in the West End's Strictly Ballroom the Musical beginning on July 31. The production, based on the Baz Luhrmann film of the same name, is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Cardle has previously appeared in the West End ...

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Welcome to the Candy Store! London's Heathers is Transferring to the West End

Welcome to the Candy Store! London's Heathers is Transferring to the West End

The London production of Heathers is transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited 12-week run. The musical, written by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, is based on the 1988 film of the same name. This production, directed by Andy Fickman, will play the West End from September 3 through November 24.

Heathers made its European debut at London's The ...

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Game of Thrones Star Iwan Rheon to Headline Foxfinder in the West End

Game of Thrones Star Iwan Rheon to Headline Foxfinder in the West End

Olivier-winning Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon is set to headline a revival of Dawn King's Foxfinder at the West End's Ambassadors Theatre. The production, directed by Rachel O’Riordan, will play a limited engagement from September 6 through January 5, 2019.

Rheon's stage credits include playing Moritz Stiefel in the original West End production of Spring Awakening, which earned him ...

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Gillian Lynne, Tony-Nominated Cats and The Phantom of the Opera Choreographer, Dies at 92

Gillian Lynne, Tony-Nominated Cats and The Phantom of the Opera Choreographer, Dies at 92

Gillian Lynne, two-time Tony nominee and renowned choreographer of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, died on July 1 at the age of 92.

Lynne's husband, Peter Land, tweeted the news from his late wife's account later that day saying, "Rest In Peace my darling Gillie. I am heartbroken to write that Dame Gillian Lynne DBE & my dearest wife ...

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Richard Fleeshman & More to Join Patti LuPone in Gender-Swapped Company

Richard Fleeshman & More to Join Patti LuPone in Gender-Swapped Company

Ghost alum Richard Fleeshman is among the newly announced complete cast of Marianne Elliott's upcoming gender-swapped take on Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company. The new production is scheduled to begin performances on September 26 at London's Gielgud Theatre with an opening scheduled for October 17. The cast is led by the previously announced Rosalie Craig as "Bobbie," Patti ...

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Come From Away to Arrive in London's West End in 2019

Come From Away to Arrive in London's West End in 2019

The hit Broadway musical Come From Away will cross the pond in 2019, playing to audiences at the West End's Phoenix Theatre for an open run beginning on January 30. That production will be preceded by 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 the ...

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Royal Shakespeare Company's Music-Filled Don Quixote Gets West End Transfer

Royal Shakespeare Company's Music-Filled Don Quixote Gets West End Transfer

West End theatergoers are in for a treat this fall. The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed 2016 staging of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote will arrive at the Garrick Theatre on October 27. The new production adapted by James Fenton—who crafted original music for the play with Grant Olding—will celebrate an official opening on November 8. David Threlfall will reprise his ...

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Cate Blanchett Sets U.K. Stage Return in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

Cate Blanchett Sets U.K. Stage Return in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

Tony nominee and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will return to the U.K. stage next year in the new play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's "Pamela." The world premiere work, written by Martin Crimp (Attempts on Her Life) and directed by Katie Mitchell (Waves), will also star Tony winner Stephen Dillane ...

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Almeida Theatre's Acclaimed Summer and Smoke Gets West End Transfer

Almeida Theatre's Acclaimed Summer and Smoke Gets West End Transfer

The Almeida Theatre's stripped-back staging of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke—which concluded its run on April 7—is getting a new life in the West End. The acclaimed staging, helmed by Rebecca Frecknall, will set up shop at the Duke of York's Theatre beginning on November 10 with an opening set for November 20.

Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, Summer and ...

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Olivier-Winning Kinky Boots Sets Final London Performance Date

Olivier-Winning Kinky Boots Sets Final London Performance Date

The hit West End production of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots has announced a final performance date of January 12, 2019. The London transfer of the Tony-winning musical began previews at the Adelphi Theatre on August 21, 2015 with an official opening night of September 15. By closing, the West End production of Kinky Boots will have played ...

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Casey Nicholaw's Dreamgirls Revival to Close in London's West End

Casey Nicholaw's Dreamgirls Revival to Close in London's West End

The West End's acclaimed new production of Dreamgirls has announced a final performance date of January 12, 2019 at the Savoy Theatre. The new staging, directed and choreographed by Tony-winning Broadway hitmaker Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), will launch a U.K. tour with full dates to be announced.

With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and ...

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Naoko Mori to Share Role of Lady Thiang with Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles in London's King and I

Naoko Mori to Share Role of Lady Thiang with Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles in London's King and I

West End star Naoko Mori has been announced to take on the role of Lady Thiang at certain performances during the upcoming London transfer of Bartlett Sher's Tony-winning King and I revival. Mori will share the role with the previously announced Ruthie Ann Miles, reprising her Tony-winning turn from the Broadway production. The King and I is set to begin ...

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Olivier-Nominated Hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie Will Be Made into a Movie Musical

Olivier-Nominated Hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie Will Be Made into a Movie Musical

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the new West End musical based on the true story of a teenage boy who wants to wear a dress to his high school prom, is being adapted into a major motion picture. The Olivier-nominated musical is inspired by Firecracker's 2011 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.

"All I originally wanted was to go to my school prom ...

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Gloria & Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! Will Conga to London in 2019

Gloria & Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! Will Conga to London in 2019

On the heels of a celebrated Broadway run, the hit Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! has announced a summer 2019 engagement at the London Coliseum. Two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will repeat his work as director with Sergio Trujillo re-creating his Tony-nommed choreography for London audiences. On Your Feet!'s West End run will play from June 14 ...

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Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance Set for West End Transfer with Vanessa Redgrave

Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance Set for West End Transfer with Vanessa Redgrave

Matthew Lopez's new two-part play The Inheritance, which concludes its world premiere run at London's Young Vic on May 19, will arrive in the West End this fall. Tony, Olivier, Oscar and Emmy winner Vanessa Redgrave will reprise her featured turn for the transfer, set to play the Nöel Coward Theatre beginning on September 21 with an official opening scheduled ...

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Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein to Conclude West End Run & Launch U.K. Tour

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein to Conclude West End Run & Launch U.K. Tour

The Olivier Award-nominated West End transfer of Mel Brooks' Broadway musical Young Frankenstein will conclude its run at the Garrick Theatre on August 25, 2018. The tuner began previews on September 28, 2017 and officially opened on October 10, 2017. The production has also announced a U.K. tour set to launch in September 2019 and an original West End ...

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Acclaimed Musical Hadestown to Play Broadway in 2019; London Run Announced

Acclaimed Musical Hadestown to Play Broadway in 2019; London Run Announced

Hadestown, the celebrated new musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and directed by Great Comet Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, will play Broadway in 2019 following a run at London's National Theatre. Performances will begin at the National's Olivier Theatre on November 2, 2018 for a run through January 26, 2019, with Broadway dates and venue to come. 

Hadestown ...

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London Odds & Ends: Heathers—The Musical Will Arrive in U.K. & More

London Odds & Ends: Heathers—The Musical Will Arrive in U.K. & More

Here's a quick roundup of recent London stories.

Heathers—The Musical Will Arrive in U.K.
The hit stage-musical adaptation of the '80s cult-classic movie Heathers is bound for London. Following an acclaimed 2017 workshop production, the tuner will arrive at the Other Palace Theatre on June 9 for a limited eight-week run through August 4. The twisted tale of teen ...

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Hamilton Sweeps 2018 Olivier Awards; Angels in America Wins Best Revival

Hamilton Sweeps 2018 Olivier Awards; Angels in America Wins Best Revival

Winners have been announced for the 2018 Olivier Awards, honoring the best in West End theater. Hamilton won seven awards including Best New Musical, a win for lead Giles Terera as Aaron Burr and Lin-Manuel Miranda for his score. The National Theatre revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which is now playing on Broadway, won for Best Revival and best ...

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London's Mamma Mia! Celebrates 19th Birthday with Announcement of New Stars

London's Mamma Mia! Celebrates 19th Birthday with Announcement of New Stars

The global smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! celebrates its 19th birthday in London today, April 6, with the announcement of a new slate of stars. Mamma Mia! originally opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999, before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre and later to the show's current home, the Novello Theatre.

Joining the production ...

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Former Young Vic Artistic Director David Lan to Receive Special Olivier Award

Former Young Vic Artistic Director David Lan to Receive Special Olivier Award

Former artistic director of the Young Vic, director and playwright David Lan will be presented a special award at the 2018 Oliviers on April 8 at London's Royal Albert Hall. The award will be presented in recognition of Lan's outstanding contribution in leading the Young Vic since 2000, his work within the local community around the theater and his commitment ...

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David Haig's Acclaimed Play Pressure Will Transfer to the West End

David Haig's Acclaimed Play Pressure Will Transfer to the West End

Following a celebrated co-production with Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre, Pressure, a new play written by and starring Olivier Award-winning actor David Haig, will move to the West End's Ambassador's Theatre this spring. Under the direction of John Dove, Pressure will play a limited run from June 6 through September 1.

Based on the true story of two ...

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Jenna Russell & More to Lead London Premiere of Tony-Winning Musical Fun Home

Jenna Russell & More to Lead London Premiere of Tony-Winning Musical Fun Home

Olivier winner and Tony nominee Jenna Russell will take on the role of Helen Bechdel in the London debut production of the Tony-winning Best Musical Fun Home. Sam Gold will reprise his Tony-winning work as director of the musical, slated to play the Young Vic beginning on June 18, with an opening scheduled for June 27.

Jenna Russell earned an ...

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