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Odds & Ends: Jennifer Holliday Will Lead The Color Purple, West End's Beautiful Adds Stars & More

Odds & Ends: Jennifer Holliday Will Lead The Color Purple, West End's Beautiful Adds Stars & More

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Jennifer Holliday Will Lead The Color Purple
Tony winner Jennifer Holliday will headline a three-city-tour of The Color Purple. The Dreamgirls star revealed on her Facebook page that she’ll take on the role of Sophia in the tuner, starting performances next week in Detroit. This production is ...

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Mystery of the Missing Conman: Alex Gaumond Replaces Rufus Hound in London's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Mystery of the Missing Conman: Alex Gaumond Replaces Rufus Hound in London's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

London will have a new conman in town. Alex Gaumond (Matilda, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You) will replace Rufus Hound as Freddy Benson in London’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from November 11. According to The Daily Mail, an understudy is taking on the role for the time being, with conflicting reports from illness to another engagement being cited as ...

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Jennifer Haley’s The Nether Will Transfer to London's West End

Jennifer Haley’s The Nether Will Transfer to London's West End

Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, which previously ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre to acclaim, will transfer to the West End. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the play will begin previews at the Duke of York’s Theatre on January 30, 2015 and officially open on February 23. The production will run through April 25.

Original cast members Amanda Hale ...

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West End Urinetown Star Jenna Russell on Her Stage Spill & Why She’s Never Seen Sweeney Todd

West End Urinetown Star Jenna Russell on Her Stage Spill & Why She’s Never Seen Sweeney Todd

Jenna Russell needs no introduction as a London musicals mainstay, with credits ranging from Sarah Brown in the Michael Grandage-directed Guys and Dolls to a range of Sondheim musicals that include Sunday in the Park with George (which she reprised on Broadway) and Merrily We Roll Along. Russell is back on the West End this fall leading the commercial transfer ...

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Richard Shelton Will be Doing It His Way at the London Palladium in Sinatra 100

Richard Shelton Will be Doing It His Way at the London Palladium in Sinatra 100

Ole Blue Eyes will be headlining at the London Palladium once those Cats eyes finish their three-month limited engagement on February 28, 2015. Sinatra 100 will make its world premiere in the West End, opening on March 20, 2015 and playing through April 25.

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert ‘Frank’ Sinatra and to celebrate ...

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Odds & Ends: James Corden & The History Boys Join Maggie Smith in Van, London's Bad Jews & More

Odds & Ends: James Corden & The History Boys Join Maggie Smith in Van, London's Bad Jews & More

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

James Corden & The History Boys Join Maggie Smith in Van
Tony winner James Corden, Dominic Cooper, Samuel Anderson and Frances de la Tour will appear opposite the previously announced Tony winner Maggie Smith in the film adaptation of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van, reports the ...

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Brandon Victor Dixon on Coming Home to The Scottsboro Boys in London & His Side Gig as a B’way Producer

Brandon Victor Dixon on Coming Home to The Scottsboro Boys in London & His Side Gig as a B’way Producer

Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) was center stage in the original New York production of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys in 2010, only to miss out on the show’s subsequent Broadway transfer and acclaimed 2013 London premiere at the Young Vic. Now he has returned to the starring role of Haywood ...

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London's Once Follows Broadway's Lead, Sets Closing Date

London's Once Follows Broadway's Lead, Sets Closing Date

Following the news that Once will close on Broadway, comes the announcement that the West End incarnation will shutter on March 21, 2015. Irish pop superstar Ronan Keating is set to join the London production on November 17 at the Phoenix Theatre and will remain with the musical for the rest of its run.

Based on the 2006 film, Once ...

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Odds & Ends: Sarah Paulson's Miscast, Lindsay Lohan Hangs Backstage With Oprah & More

Odds & Ends: Sarah Paulson's Miscast, Lindsay Lohan Hangs Backstage With Oprah & More

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

Sarah Paulson's Miscast
Stage and screen star Sarah Paulson and Tony-winning producer Fran Weissler will be honored at this year’s Miscast gala on March 30, 2015, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The event, where Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never ...

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This Movie Will Be in Your Mind! Watch the Entire Miss Saigon Anniversary Gala Finale, With Lea Salonga & More

This Movie Will Be in Your Mind! Watch the Entire Miss Saigon Anniversary Gala Finale, With Lea Salonga & More

We previously brought you a teaser trailer, now watch the entire Miss Saigon 25th gala finale. The celebration took place following a special performance of the West End revival on September 22 and it does not disappoint (of course it doesn't). Following the show, original members of the Boublil and Schönberg musical took to the stage and joined ...

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