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Purr-fect Casting? Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger May Headline Cats Revival in London's West End

Purr-fect Casting? Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger May Headline Cats Revival in London's West End

Former Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger may star as Grizabella in the previously reported revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats in the West End. According to the Daily Mail, Scherzinger is in "very early discussions" to play the glamour cat. The tuner will play a limited engagement December 6 through February 28, 2015 at the London Palladium, with opening ...

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London Datebook: Guys & Dolls Rocks the Boat, Reg Returns & Dogfight Hops the Pond

London Datebook: Guys & Dolls Rocks the Boat, Reg Returns & Dogfight Hops the Pond

Summer is officially winding down, but there’s no shortage of openings and special theatrical events all month long, from revivals of classic musicals (Guys and Dolls) to the European premiere of an off-Broadway favorite (Dogfight). Plus, Maria Friedman sings Cole Porter, a last chance to see The Bodyguard and plenty more. For more information, read on.

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Pen Down: Lily Allen No Longer Attached to Upcoming Bridget Jones's Diary Musical

Pen Down: Lily Allen No Longer Attached to Upcoming Bridget Jones's Diary Musical

v. disappointing. British pop star Lily Allen is no longer attached as composer to the upcoming Bridget Jones’s Diary musical adaptation, as previously reported back in 2010. According to The Sun, the tuner, penned by original book author Helen Fielding, is still in the works, though a new songwriting collaborator has not been announced.

“I wrote some great music ...

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David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, Starring Downton's Joanne Froggatt, Postponed in London's West End

David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, Starring Downton's Joanne Froggatt, Postponed in London's West End

The previously announced West End production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole, starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt, has been postponed. The production, directed by Nigel Harman, had been scheduled for a limited engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre September 11 through November 22. The producers said in a statement that the change was “due to a late ...

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Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway Will Transfer to London's West End

Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway Will Transfer to London's West End

Following an acclaimed run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the West End. The show will play a limited engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre from September 9 through November 22. Opening night is set for September 15.

Christina Bianco, who has played in Forbidden Broadway: Goes to Rehab in New York, will ...

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Odds & Ends: Broadway Alum Finn Wittrock Joins Freak Show, Natalie Mendoza Will Star in London's Here Lies Love and More!

Odds & Ends: Broadway Alum Finn Wittrock Joins Freak Show, Natalie Mendoza Will Star in London's Here Lies Love and More!

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Finn Wittrock Joins Freak Show
Broadway alum Finn Wittrock (Death of a Salesman) will feature in American Horror Story: Freak Show. The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, tweeted: “Thrilled to announce the very talented FINN WITTROCK has joined the cast of Freak Show!” The news comes hot on ...

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Kathleen Turner on Her Love of Art, London and Playing 'Trailer Trash' in the West End's Bakersfield Mist

Kathleen Turner on Her Love of Art, London and Playing 'Trailer Trash' in the West End's Bakersfield Mist

Film star Kathleen Turner is no stranger to the British stage, having twice appeared out of town at the Chichester Festival Theatre (in the solo play Tallulah and Somerset Maugham’s Our Betters) and also twice in the West End (in The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Turner is back on the London boards this summer appearing ...

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No Show is Safe! Forbidden Broadway Extends at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

No Show is Safe! Forbidden Broadway Extends at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Duck and cover! London's Forbidden Broadway is sticking around. Originally scheduled to run through August 16, the comedy revue by Gerard Alessandrini will now play its final performance on August 30. The show celebrated its opening night at the Menier Chocolate Factory on July 2.

The current London incarnation of Forbidden Broadway stars returning alums Anna-Jane Casey and Sophie-Louise ...

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West End Alum & The Voice Star Liam Tamne & More Join London's The Phantom of the Opera

West End Alum & The Voice Star Liam Tamne & More Join London's The Phantom of the Opera

Some new faces are about to brave the Opera Populaire. The Voice U.K.’s Liam Tamne will join the cast of The Phantom of the Opera beginning September 1 at Her Majesty’s Theatre. He will be joined by John Ellis and Alicia Beck, who will make their West End debuts as Piangi and Meg Giry, respectively.

Tamne appeared ...

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Kevin Bishop Will Star in Becky Mode's Fully Committed at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Kevin Bishop Will Star in Becky Mode's Fully Committed at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

How far would you go to get a table at the smartest restaurant in town? In its tenth anniversary year, London’s Chocolate Factory celebrates by creating a brand new production of the show that put it on the map in 2004, Fully Committed. Mark Setlock will direct Becky Mode’s whirlwind culinary comedy, which will play September 3 through ...

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