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Odds & Ends: Allison Williams on Pan ​Problems, Wicked's Willemijn Verkaik's on the Verge & More

Odds & Ends: Allison Williams on Pan ​Problems, Wicked's Willemijn Verkaik's on the Verge & More

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

Allison Williams Talks Pan Problems
When it comes to the Peter Pan Live! telecast's viewers, Allison Williams, who will play the titular role, is pragmatic. “The myriad things that can go wrong is why most of America will tune in,” the Girls star admitted to the New ...

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Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games Will Transfer to London's West End

Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games Will Transfer to London's West End

Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, which previously ran at the London Palladium, will transfer to the West End’s Dominion Theatre next year. The production, directed and choreographed by Flatley, will begin performances on March 9, 2015 and run through September 5.

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith ...

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Get a Glimpse of the Glamour Cat! First Look of Nicole Scherzinger in London’s Cats Revival

Get a Glimpse of the Glamour Cat! First Look of Nicole Scherzinger in London’s Cats Revival

First she was a Pussycat Doll—now she’s the Glamour Cat! Nicole Scherzinger is prowling to the West End in the new revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. UK’s Daily Mail released some sizzling photos of the new star sporting a short, sleek Grizabella wig, a chic fur coat and fur-covered fingerless gloves. Ready to see the ...

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Mark Hayhursts's Taken at Midnight, Starring Penelope Wilton, Will Transfer to London's West End

Mark Hayhursts's Taken at Midnight, Starring Penelope Wilton, Will Transfer to London's West End

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Taken at Midnight will transfer to the West End. The Mark Hayhurst play, directed by Jonathan Church, will begin performances on January 15, 2015 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. All ten members of the Chichester cast, including Penelope Wilton, will reprise their performances in London. Press night is set for January 26.

Taken at ...

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Sunny Afternoon’s John Dagleish on Bringing the Kinks Party to the West End & Why He Wants to ‘Storm Broadway’

Sunny Afternoon’s John Dagleish on Bringing the Kinks Party to the West End & Why He Wants to ‘Storm Broadway’

Amid a busy month for musical upgrades to the West End from smaller playhouses elsewhere, the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon stands apart as a celebration of some of the most enduring songs in British rock and pop. Kinks frontman Ray Davies has been directly involved in director Edward Hall’s production and is played in a career-making performance by John ...

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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

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

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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