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Imperium Star Joseph Kloska on the Appetite for Epic Theater in London and Beyond

Imperium Star Joseph Kloska on the Appetite for Epic Theater in London and Beyond

Joseph Kloska has become something of a Royal Shakespeare Company regular of late and steps up a career notch with his co-starring performance opposite Tony winner Richard McCabe (The Audience) in the epic new play, Imperium, now in previews at the Gielgud Theatre. Adapted from Robert Harris’ trio of historical novels. Mike Poulton’s seven-hour, two-part production casts Kloska as Tiro ...

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West End Consent Star Stephen Campbell Moore on His Penchant for New Work and Overcoming a Health Crisis

West End Consent Star Stephen Campbell Moore on His Penchant for New Work and Overcoming a Health Crisis

Fondly remembered from his London and Broadway run in Alan Bennett’s Tony-winning The History Boys, Stephen Campbell Moore has since returned to the West End in Clybourne Park and Chimerica, among other major plays. The ever-engaging actor is now giving a scorching star turn as an English barrister, or legal eagle, accused of rape in the Nina Raine play Consent ...

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London Stage Star Gavin Spokes on Truth and Consequences in James Graham's Quiz

London Stage Star Gavin Spokes on Truth and Consequences in James Graham's Quiz

Gavin Spokes is among those invaluable English performers who can do plays and musicals across both the British and American repertoire. A 2016 Olivier nominee for playing Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Spokes is now in the final stretch of an acclaimed run playing an English Army major enmeshed in a real-life scandal in James Graham’s play Quiz ...

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London Stage Star Adam Gillen on Moving from the Viennese Court of Amadeus to the Trailer Park of Killer Joe

London Stage Star Adam Gillen on Moving from the Viennese Court of Amadeus to the Trailer Park of Killer Joe

Adam Gillen recently finished an extended and electrifying run as Mozart in the National Theatre’s glorious revival of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, only to segue from the world of European court composers to trailer trash America in the Trafalgar Studios revival of Killer Joe, opening on June 4. The Tracy Letts play boasts Orlando Bloom in the title role, and Gillen ...

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Caroline O'Connor on Leaving Anastasia for London's The Rink and the Legacy of Chita Rivera in the Role

Caroline O'Connor on Leaving Anastasia for London's The Rink and the Legacy of Chita Rivera in the Role

Caroline O’Connor was born in the north of England to Irish parents, grew up in Australia, and works regularly in the U.S., including most recently on Broadway in Anastasia. She is returning to the London stage to star as Anna, opposite Gemma Sutton as Angel, in the Southwark Playhouse revival of The Rink, the Kander and Ebb musical from ...

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The Moderate Soprano Star Nancy Carroll on Singing Ambition, Opera Appreciation & a Sondheim Dream Role

The Moderate Soprano Star Nancy Carroll on Singing Ambition, Opera Appreciation & a Sondheim Dream Role

Nancy Carroll won a 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her searing and stylish performance at the National Theatre in After the Dance and is rarely long away from the London stage. Known more widely from TV's Father Brown, she can currently be seen appearing opposite Roger Allam (the original Javert) at the Duke of York's Theatre in Sir ...

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West End Les Miserables Star David Thaxton on the Joy of Returning to the Role of Javert

West End Les Miserables Star David Thaxton on the Joy of Returning to the Role of Javert

David Thaxton won the 2011 Olivier Award for his stunning performance as Giorgio in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, but the performer has been spending much of his career returning to Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, where he is now once again playing Javert (through July 21) having previously risen through the ranks from ensemble player and on to Enjolras. Broadway ...

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Red's Alfred Enoch on Returning to the London Stage, Talking Theater with How to Get Away with Murder Co-Star Viola Davis & More

Red's Alfred Enoch on Returning to the London Stage, Talking Theater with How to Get Away with Murder Co-Star Viola Davis & More

Alfred Enoch hit the big time as Wes on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and played Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films, but the fast-rising screen star is returning to the stage to join Alfred Molina in the London reboot of John Logan’s Tony-winning play Red, which starts performances May 4 at Wyndham’s Theatre—closing in on nine ...

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West End Bat Out of Hell Star Christina Bennington on Finding Her 'Full-Throttle Rock Belt' for the Jim Steinman Musical

West End Bat Out of Hell Star Christina Bennington on Finding Her 'Full-Throttle Rock Belt' for the Jim Steinman Musical

Bat Out of Hell, the rock and roll stage extravaganza drawn from songwriter Jim Steinman and the iconic Meat Loaf album of the same name, has returned to London, this time to the Dominion Theatre and with its original leads, Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, along for the adrenaline-fueled ride. The Belfast-born Bennington’s credits include Show Boat in the West ...

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West End Star Josefina Gabrielle on Journeying from Roxie to Velma & Performing Chicago in the Era of Trump

West End Star Josefina Gabrielle on Journeying from Roxie to Velma & Performing Chicago in the Era of Trump

Josefina Gabrielle has been an invaluable West End presence in productions ranging from Oklahoma! as Laurey opposite Hugh Jackman to Gussie in the Maria Friedman-directed Merrily We Roll Along. Gabrielle is currently back on the boards in the perennial favorite Chicago, having previously played Roxie but this time high-kicking a leg or two at the Phoenix Theatre as Velma, alongside ...

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West End Motown Star David Albury on Getting into the Groove of Playing Smokey Robinson

West End Motown Star David Albury on Getting into the Groove of Playing Smokey Robinson

David Albury has gained attention in the verbatim musical Committee… at the Donmar and as Fleetwood in Michael Blakemore’s British stage debut of The Life and is now making his proper West End debut as Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Broadway.com caught up with the smart and charming performer early one recent evening prior ...

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The Voice, the Moves, the Hair! Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Star Adrienne Warren on Playing the Queen of Rock & Roll in London

The Voice, the Moves, the Hair! Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Star Adrienne Warren on Playing the Queen of Rock & Roll in London

Adrienne Warren received a 2016 Tony nod for the Broadway musical Shuffle Along and is now making a hugely anticipated West End debut as none other than rock goddess Tina Turner in the new show, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, now in previews at the Aldwych Theatre, prior to an April 17 opening. Broadway.com caught the eager, excited Warren ...

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London Star Zizi Strallen on Kicking Up Her Heels in Strictly Ballroom, Giving Away Her Eyelashes & More

London Star Zizi Strallen on Kicking Up Her Heels in Strictly Ballroom, Giving Away Her Eyelashes & More

Strictly Ballroom is fondly remembered as a 1992 Baz Luhrmann film and it is now coming to the West End courtesy of the Olivier Award-winning director/choreographer Drew McOnie. The cast is headed by pop star Will Young alongside Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen as the dance-mad lovers Scott and Fran. Broadway.com caught up with the musical's fast-rising leading ...

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London The Ferryman Star Rosalie Craig on Singing with Hubby Hadley Fraser & Emailing with Patti LuPone

London The Ferryman Star Rosalie Craig on Singing with Hubby Hadley Fraser & Emailing with Patti LuPone

Rosalie Craig is no stranger to musicals (Aspects of Love, City of Angels, The Light Princess) and classics like As You Like It at the National Theatre but can now be found leading the take-over cast of The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth's acclaimed play at the Gielgud Theatre through May 19. (The play, directed by Sam Mendes, heads to Broadway in ...

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Brief Encounter London Star Isabel Pollen on Romance, Railway Stations & Rachmaninoff

Brief Encounter London Star Isabel Pollen on Romance, Railway Stations & Rachmaninoff

Emma Rice’s ravishing stage version of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter is headed back to London, after international exposure that included an acclaimed Broadway run in 2010. The cast this time around is headed by Isabel Pollen and Jim Sturgeon, inheriting the roles immortalized in the 1945 David Lean film by Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Performances start March 2 at the ...

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Phantom Thread Oscar Nominee Lesley Manville on Not Going Mad Playing Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night & More

Phantom Thread Oscar Nominee Lesley Manville on Not Going Mad Playing Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night & More

Lesley Manville is up for a supporting actress Oscar this year for her superb performance as Daniel Day-Lewis’s severe-seeming sister in Phantom Thread and is combining the obligations that accompany being a nominee with performing at Wyndham’s Theatre opposite Jeremy Irons in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Broadway.com caught the warmly expansive performer one recent morning during rare down ...

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Beginning Star Sam Troughton on Making His West End Debut, Googling His Co-Star & More

Beginning Star Sam Troughton on Making His West End Debut, Googling His Co-Star & More

Sam Troughton has long been steeped in the classics, from Williams to Chekhov to Shakespeare, the last of which he has performed in New York with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This terrific actor is now co-starring with Justine Mitchell in the decidedly contemporary two-hander, Beginning, which has transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre for a commercial run after its National Theatre ...

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Lady Windermere's Fan Star Grace Molony on Her Big Debut, Getting Used to Corsets & Working with an AbFab Legend

Lady Windermere's Fan Star Grace Molony on Her Big Debut, Getting Used to Corsets & Working with an AbFab Legend

Few performers fresh out of drama school land the title role in a star-heavy revival of an Oscar Wilde classic, but that is the happy position in which 22-year-old Grace Molony finds herself at the Vaudeville Theatre, where she plays the conflicted Lady Windermere in the new West End production of Lady Windermere’s Fan. The show also stars Samantha Spiro and AbFab ...

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Mary Stuart's Rudi Dharmalingam on Playing a Fictional Character in a History Play & More

Mary Stuart's Rudi Dharmalingam on Playing a Fictional Character in a History Play & More

The Almeida Theatre’s hypnotic revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart finds the mighty Lia Williams and Juliet Stevenson tossing a coin each performance to see who gets to play each of the two leading roles—Elizabeth I or her cousin (and nemesis), Mary, Queen of Scots. But as the director Robert Icke’s production transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for ...

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Broadway's Robert Cuccioli on Making his London Stage Debut in Rothschild & Sons and More

Broadway's Robert Cuccioli on Making his London Stage Debut in Rothschild & Sons and More

Robert Cuccioli is a familiar and popular New York theater name, remembered from his Tony-nominated turn in 1997 in Jekyll and Hyde and as both Javert in Les Miz and the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. As of January 24, he will be making his U.K. stage debut at north London’s Park Theatre, reprising his acclaimed off-Broadway performance in Rothschild ...

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Girl From the North Country's Sheila Atim on Her Newfound Love for Bob Dylan's Music and More

Girl From the North Country's Sheila Atim on Her Newfound Love for Bob Dylan's Music and More

Girl From the North Country was one of the surprise successes of last year. The Conor McPherson play scored to the music of Bob Dylan has since transferred from the Old Vic to the Noel Coward Theatre for a fresh run, allowing more people to feast on the stirring vocals from, among others, the fast-rising Sheila Atim, who plays the ...

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42nd Street's Tom Lister on Why He's Jealous of His Co-Stars, Performing for Kate Middleton & More

42nd Street's Tom Lister on Why He's Jealous of His Co-Stars, Performing for Kate Middleton & More

Tom Lister is a renowned TV star in England on the back of the popular series Emmerdale but has lately been commanding the capacious Theatre Royal, Drury Lane as none other than the directorial autocrat Julian Marsh in that ever-exhilarating musical theater chestnut, 42nd Street. The engaging Lister took time early in the New Year to talk about musicals of ...

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London Young Frankenstein Star Summer Strallen on Her Near-Burnout, Memories of Snogging Ewan McGregor & More

London Young Frankenstein Star Summer Strallen on Her Near-Burnout, Memories of Snogging Ewan McGregor & More

Summer Strallen was a 2013 Olivier nominee for her swellegant performance in the Olivier Award-winning musical Top Hat, since which time she has been largely absent from the London stage. That changed this fall with her delicious star turn as that nubile Transylvanian, Inga, in the West End bow of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre ...

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Ben Lewis on Starring in London's The Phantom of the Opera and How It Compares to His Role in Love Never Dies

Ben Lewis on Starring in London's The Phantom of the Opera and How It Compares to His Role in Love Never Dies

It’s a busy time for Australian performers in Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in London, what with Anna O’Byrne appearing in the new revival of The Woman in White and Ben Lewis, her former co-star from the Oz premiere of Love Never Dies, starring a few streets away in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s ...

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The Woman in White Star Anna O'Byrne on Love Never Dies, Julie Andrews & Her Surprising Dream Role

The Woman in White Star Anna O'Byrne on Love Never Dies, Julie Andrews & Her Surprising Dream Role

Australian actress Anna O’Byrne has the distinction of playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, directed by none other than Dame Julie Andrews, as well as starring as Christine Daae in the successful Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Now based in London, she is among those headlining the Charing Cross Theatre revival of an earlier Lloyd ...

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