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Broadway Alum Anne-Marie Duff & More Tapped for National Theatre's Upcoming Season

Broadway Alum Anne-Marie Duff & More Tapped for National Theatre's Upcoming Season

The U.K’s National Theatre has released more details for its upcoming July 2015-January 2016 season. Highlights include Broadway alum Anne-Marie Duff (Macbeth) headlining D.H. Lawrence’s Husbands & Sons and Rosalie Craig starring in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Husbands & Sons will begin performances on October 19 at the Dorfman Theatre and officially open on October 27. Adapted by ...

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London Odds & Ends: John Tiffany, Disney Theatricals & the National Theatre Team Up for Pinocchio & More

London Odds & Ends: John Tiffany, Disney Theatricals & the National Theatre Team Up for Pinocchio & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today from the U.K. (which funnily enough doesn't have a day off celebrating July 4!).

John Tiffany, Disney & National Team Up for Pinocchio
We’re wishing upon a star that this project makes its way to Broadway! Tony winner John Tiffany is not just bringing Harry Potter to the ...

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London Datebook: Play Mind Games with Stephen Merchant, Hold Court with Richard II & More

London Datebook: Play Mind Games with Stephen Merchant, Hold Court with Richard II & More

Summertime and the livin’ is full of theater in London, a capital whose cultural calendar remains full whatever the season. Highlights this month include the UK premiere of an off-Broadway long-runner, several beloved Broadway musical theater mainstays and some notable stars turning their attentions toward the classics. For more on these and other titles, read on.

JULY 5-11
The Shadow Knows: The 2005 ...

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The Father, Starring Tony Nominee Kenneth Cranham, Will Transfer to London's West End

The Father, Starring Tony Nominee Kenneth Cranham, Will Transfer to London's West End

The Father, by Florian Zeller in a new translation by Tony and Oscar winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Dangerous Liaisons), is heading to London’s West End. Starring Tony nominee Kenneth Cranham (An Inspector Calls) and Olivier nominee Claire Skinner (The Glass Menagerie), the production will play a limited engagement September 30 through November 21. Directed by James Macdonald, the show ...

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Aladdin to Fly Into Miss Saigon's London Theater; Will Saigon Land on Broadway?

 Aladdin to Fly Into Miss Saigon's London Theater; Will Saigon Land on Broadway?

Broadway.com has learned that the rumors were true and the shining, shimmering, splendid Aladdin will fly into the West End, although to a different home than previously thought. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the musical will begin performances in 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre (instead of the London Palladium). The means that the house's current occupant, Miss ...

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Accio! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Conjures Up West End Theater & Creative Team

Accio! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Conjures Up West End Theater & Creative Team

Could it be magic? We now have a theater and confirmed creative team for the previously reported Harry Potter play. The production will be based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Penned by Thorne, the play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End in ...

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Sinatra The Man & His Music Slated for London Palladium

Sinatra The Man & His Music Slated for London Palladium

You may not be able to fly to the moon…but you can fly to London! More details have been revealed about the previously reported Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium. Directed by David Gilmore, the official celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centenary will open on July 10, marking 65 years to the day since Sinatra’s first ever ...

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Kate Fleetwood on Wearing 'Posh Frocks' in London’s High Society & Starring In Her Husband's Medea

Kate Fleetwood on Wearing 'Posh Frocks' in London’s High Society & Starring In Her Husband's Medea

Kate Fleetwood was a 2008 Tony nominee for her performance opposite Patrick Stewart in Macbeth and a 2012 Olivier nominee for the hit National Theatre production of London Road. But her current starring role at the Old Vic as the sought-after Long Island socialite Tracy Lord in the Cole Porter-scored High Society, running through August 22, marks the first time ...

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Nick Payne’s Constellations, Following U.K. Tour, to Return to the West End

Nick Payne’s Constellations, Following U.K. Tour, to Return to the West End

The Royal Court Theatre production of Constellations will play the West End’s Trafalagar Studios beginning on July 9. The production, directed by Michael Longhurst, is currently on tour in the U.K. and stars Joe Armstrong and Louise Brealey. The Nick Payne play will run through August 1.

Constellations tells the story of one relationship with infinite possibilities. It explores ...

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Beautiful's Katie Brayben on Emailing Jessie Mueller, Being Surprised by Carole King & Embodying Princess Diana

Beautiful's Katie Brayben on Emailing Jessie Mueller, Being Surprised by Carole King & Embodying Princess Diana

The West End has a, well, beautiful new star in Katie Brayben, the English actress who won an Olivier Award in April for her performance as Carole King in the London production of Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. Having gone to this show directly from appearing as Princess Diana in Mike Bartlett's Olivier Award-winning (and Broadway-bound) King Charles III, the immediately ...

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