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Shakespeare in Love Sets West End Closing Date; Is It Still Broadway-Aimed?

Shakespeare in Love Sets West End Closing Date; Is It Still Broadway-Aimed?

You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die. London's Shakespeare in Love, after previously announcing it would shutter in April, has set its last performance for April 18 at the Noël Coward Theatre. At time of closing, the acclaimed show will have played more than 330 performances since its premiere in 2014. Adapted from the hit 1998 film by ...

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Ralph Fiennes Circling Two Classics at London's Old Vic & Almeida Theatres

Ralph Fiennes Circling Two Classics at London's Old Vic & Almeida Theatres

Ralph Fiennes, who is currently headlining the London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, is eyeing two more stage projects in the U.K.’s capital. According to The Daily Mailthe Tony winner and Oscar nominee may star in a revival of Ibsen’s The Master Builder at the Old Vic and a classic play to be ...

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Full Casting & Dates Announced for West End Transfer of Farinelli and the King, Starring Mark Rylance

Full Casting & Dates Announced for West End Transfer of Farinelli and the King, Starring Mark Rylance

We’re keeping a close eye on this one—it has Broadway written all over it. Dates and full casting have been announced for the previously reported West End production of the Mark Rylance-led Farinelli and the King. The entire company will transfer with the show from Shakespeare’s Globe, including the three-time Tony winner as King Philippe V of Spain, along with Sam ...

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Memphis' Beverley Knight on Her Thrilling Olivier Nod, The Wiz Dreams & Adventures in London's 'Theaterland'

Memphis' Beverley Knight on Her Thrilling Olivier Nod, The Wiz Dreams & Adventures in London's 'Theaterland'

English soul singer Beverley Knight has been batting a thousand in her stage forays to date. She first appeared on the West End in 2013 as Heather Headley’s replacement in The Bodyguard and is currently an Olivier Award nominee for her roof-raising turn as Felicia in the British premiere of Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre; the London version of Broadway’s ...

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Lara Denning, Kraig Thornber & More Will Join Jonathan Slinger in West End’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Lara Denning, Kraig Thornber & More Will Join Jonathan Slinger in West End’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Some new faces are about to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. On May 4, the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will welcome Lara Denning as Mrs. Buckett and Kraig Thornber as Grandpa George. They take over for Kirsty Malpass and Billy Boyle, respectively, and join the previously announced Jonathan Slinger, who will assume the role of ...

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Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Play Carlotta in Stephen Sondheim's Follies

Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Play Carlotta in Stephen Sondheim's Follies

We’re losing our minds over this news! Tony winner Betty Buckley (Cats, 1776, Sunset Boulevard) and more will star in a concert version of Follies at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday this year. There will be two performances of the classic tuner at the prestigious London venue on April 28.

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London Odds & Ends: Glee's Dianna Agron to Star in McQueen, GoT's Kit Harington Eyes Stage Return & More

London Odds & Ends: Glee's Dianna Agron to Star in McQueen, GoT's Kit Harington Eyes Stage Return & More

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

Dianna Agron Set for McQueen
Glee star Dianna Agron and stage vet Stephen Wight (Don Juan in Soho) will take on the roles of Dahlia and Lee McQueen, respectively, in the world premiere of James Phillips’s play McQueen. Directed by John Caird, the show is set on a ...

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Jenna Augen on Her High-Octane Turn in London’s Bad Jews & Why She’s Like Her Singular Character

Jenna Augen on Her High-Octane Turn in London’s Bad Jews & Why She’s Like Her Singular Character

Breakout performances rarely come as high-voltage as Jenna Augen’s turn in Bad Jews, the Joshua Harmon play that is transferring to the Arts Theatre starting March 18 after previous runs both at the St. James Theatre and out of town in Bath. Inheriting Tracee Chimo’s New York role, Augen puts her own spiky, sparky spin on the religious Daphna, who ...

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Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather Set for Encore Run in London's West End

Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather Set for Encore Run in London's West End

Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather is returning to the West End this summer! Phoebe Thomas will reprise her performance in the titular role at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from August 6 through September 6. Directed by Sally Cookson, the West End run will form part of a U.K. national tour. The show will officially open on August 7.

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Odds & Ends: Jonathan Groff Set for How to Succeed, Cristin Milioti to Star Alongside Patrick Wilson & More

Odds & Ends: Jonathan Groff Set for How to Succeed, Cristin Milioti to Star Alongside Patrick Wilson & More

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

Jonathan Groff Set for Succeed
Broadway and Hamilton favorite Jonathan Groff will headline a concert of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in London on May 19. The event will take place at the Royal Festival Hall and also feature Hannah Waddingham, Clive Rowe and the Royal ...

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