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London Datebook: Kinky Boots Kicks Up Its Heels, Nicole Kidman's Stage Return & More

London Datebook: Kinky Boots Kicks Up Its Heels, Nicole Kidman's Stage Return & More

It’s back to school for families and back to the theater for devotees of the London stage in what is shaping up to be the busiest September in years. Highlights include new plays featuring a raft of major stars and a Tony-winning musical kicking up its heels on the West End.

SEPTEMBER 7-13
Breaking the Code: Nicole Kidman set pulses ...

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Oscar Winner Jim Broadbent Will Headline A Christmas Carol in London's West End

Oscar Winner Jim Broadbent Will Headline A Christmas Carol in London's West End

Bah, Humbug! Oscar winner Jim Broadbent will return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Phelim McDermott and adapted by Patrick Barlow, the production will play a limited engagement November 30 through January 30, 2016. Opening night is set for December 9.

Broadbent won an Oscar for his performance ...

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Stephen Wight on Fashion, Tortured Geniuses & Bringing McQueen to the West End

Stephen Wight on Fashion, Tortured Geniuses & Bringing McQueen to the West End

Stephen Wight came to attention in the plays of Patrick Marber (Dealer’s Choice, Don Juan in Soho) and then moved on to TV and further acclaim. Now, the actor has transferred to the West End for an extended run of James Phillips’s play McQueen, which takes an impressionistic look at the fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died in 2010 at ...

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Thumbs Up! Benedict Cumberbatch Conquers Hamlet Despite Slings and Arrows

Thumbs Up! Benedict Cumberbatch Conquers Hamlet Despite Slings and Arrows

Long live the Prince! On August 25, one of the most talked-about productions of Hamlet in the play’s 400 or so years in existence will officially open at London’s Barbican Theatre. That, of course, has everything to do with the Shakespeare classic's headliner, Olivier winner and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, who has chosen, at the height of a dizzying screen ...

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Doctor Who’s Danny Horn & More Tapped for Olivier-Winning Sunny Afternoon

Doctor Who’s Danny Horn & More Tapped for Olivier-Winning Sunny Afternoon

Doctor Who’s Danny Horn and more will join the cast of the Olivier Award-winning West End hit Sunny Afternoon from October 5. Directed by Edward Hall, the tuner tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks and is playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Joining Horn as Ray Davies will be Oliver Hoare (Antony and Cleopatra) as Dave ...

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Odds & Ends: Nicole Kidman Preps for New Theater Role, Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Team Up & More

Odds & Ends: Nicole Kidman Preps for New Theater Role, Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Team Up & More

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

Nicole Kidman Preps for Latest Theater Role
Nicole Kidman will soon return to the stage in Anna Ziegler's new play Photograph 51 and the above pic has just been released of the Oscar winner preparing for her role as Rosalind Franklin. In it, she's visiting King’s College London and ...

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London Kinky Boots Star Killian Donnelly on Leaving Memphis for a New Life in Heels

London Kinky Boots Star Killian Donnelly on Leaving Memphis for a New Life in Heels

The sex will be in the heel as of this week at the Adelphi Theatre, where Kinky Boots is readying to open officially on September 15. The London production stars Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly in the roles originated on Broadway by Billy Porter and Stark Sands. Broadway.com talked to the ever-exuberant Donnelly about shifting gears from one Tony-winning ...

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Mack & Mabel, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Aims for Broadway

Mack & Mabel, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Aims for Broadway

Could Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack & Mabel return to the Great White Way? As they say, time heals everything. According to The New York Post, the Chichester Festival Theatre production, which is currently playing through September 5, plans to transfer to the West End and maybe cross the pond to Broadway next season.

The production, directed by Jonathan ...

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Dear Lupin Star Jack Fox on Acting with His Dad, Getting Fired from Harrods & Why He's Not Insane

Dear Lupin Star Jack Fox on Acting with His Dad, Getting Fired from Harrods & Why He's Not Insane

It’s no bad idea in a play about a real-life father and son to cast a real-life father and son. This is the case with the Apollo Theatre production of Dear Lupin, in which the veteran actor James Fox stars opposite his own son, Jack Fox. Adapted from a book of letters that onetime racing journalist Roger Mortimer wrote to ...

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The West End Needs Some Suggestions from the Audience: Improvised Showstopper! Musical Heads to London

The West End Needs Some Suggestions from the Audience: Improvised Showstopper! Musical Heads to London

The West End will get eighty new musicals this fall. Well, sort of. Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will play London's Apollo Theatre for a ten-week limited engagement from September 24 through November 29.

The performances will feature a group of seven improvisers putting up a new musical comedy on the spot each night. The show will feature a live band ...

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