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Off-Broadway Hit Here Lies Love to Transfer to London's National Theatre

Off-Broadway Hit Here Lies Love to Transfer to London's National Theatre

The Public Theater’s acclaimed Here Lies Love is crossing the Pond! According to the Daily Mail, the U.K.’s National Theatre will open its newly named Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), with the off-Broadway hit this fall. Directed by Alex Timbers and with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the musical recently received 11 Lucille Lortel nominations ...

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Broadway Favorite Seth Numrich to Star in Fathers and Sons at London's Donmar Warehouse

Broadway Favorite Seth Numrich to Star in Fathers and Sons at London's Donmar Warehouse

Broadway vet Seth Numrich (War Horse) is to headline the previously announced production of Fathers and Sons at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Written by Brian Friel after the novel by Ivan Turgenev, the production will be directed by Olivier winner Lyndsey Turner and run for a limited engagement June 5 through July 26. Opening night is set for June 10 ...

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Martin Quinn on Why the West End Vampire Thriller Let the Right One In Is Like a Backwards Peter Pan

Martin Quinn on Why the West End Vampire Thriller Let the Right One In Is Like a Backwards Peter Pan

Stage debuts don’t come much more striking than that of 19-year-old Scotsman Martin Quinn, who plays the put-upon Oskar in Let the Right One In. Helmed by Tony winner John Tiffany, the vampire thriller adapted by Jack Thorne has transferred to the Apollo Theatre after an earlier London run at the Royal Court. Based on the Swedish novel and ...

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Don’t Stop Them Now! Queen's Brian May Plans We Will Rock You Sequel

Don’t Stop Them Now! Queen's Brian May Plans We Will Rock You Sequel

They’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end…and then some! Queen band member Brian May has revealed on his blog that a two-week workshop of a We Will Rock You sequel has recently been completed in London's Belsize Park. Few details were discussed by May, who referred to the project as “WWRY II – or TSMGO,” likely referring to ...

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Hello! Watch Gavin Creel and Stephen Ashfield Celebrate Their Book of Mormon Olivier Wins

Hello! Watch Gavin Creel and Stephen Ashfield Celebrate Their Book of Mormon Olivier Wins

Two by two! Broadway favorite Gavin Creel and his Mormon co-star Stephen Ashfield, who were awarded the Oliviers for Best Actor and Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical respectively April 13, were bubbling over with excitement as they gave this post-win interview. Creel said he was “weirded out” by the experience, while Ashfield admitted that it had ...

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Book of Mormon and the Almeida Theatre are the Big Winners at London's 2014 Olivier Awards

Book of Mormon and the Almeida Theatre are the Big Winners at London's 2014 Olivier Awards

The 38th annual Olivier Awards, the top honor for London theater, were announced on April 13 at the Royal Opera House. Hosted by stage and screen stars Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan, the ceremony featured performances by two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters and also ABBA’s Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus, who in celebration of Mamma Mia's 15th ...

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Broadway Favorite Gavin Creel Wins 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Book of Mormon

Broadway Favorite Gavin Creel Wins 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Book of Mormon

Tony nominee Gavin Creel has won the 2014 Best Actor in a Musical Award at London’s Oliver Awards for his role of Elder Price in the West End production of The Book of Mormon. The category contained two other Broadway favorites, Creel’s Mormon co-star Jared Gertner and Kyle Scatliffe, who had been nominated for The Scottsboro Boys. The ...

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London Odds & Ends: Hobbit Hunk to Old Vic, Poirot's Lady Bracknell & More Big Fish

London Odds & Ends: Hobbit Hunk to Old Vic, Poirot's Lady Bracknell & More Big Fish

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today.

Hobbit Hunk to Headline The Crucible
The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage will star opposite newcomer Samantha Colley in the previously announced production of The Crucible at London’s Old Vic. The Daily Mail reports that Yaël Farber will direct Arthur Miller's modern classic, which will run June 24 through ...

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Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp, Jersey Boys Breaks Records & More

Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp, Jersey Boys Breaks Records & More

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

Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp in Through the Looking Glass
Mark Rylance, recently seen on Broadway starring in the all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, is in negotiations to star with Johnny Depp in Disney’s Through the Looking Glass. According to Variety, the ...

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Samantha Bond on Visiting Downton & Her Disastrous Audition for London’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Samantha Bond on Visiting Downton & Her Disastrous Audition for London’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Samantha Bond was a Tony nominee for Amy’s View, played Moneypenny in the Bond (no relation) films, and appeared in Downton Abbey as Lady Rosamund—but only now is the 52-year-old actress tackling her first-ever musical. The new production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre features Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound as two con artists let loose ...

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