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She's Beautiful! Get a First Glimpse of West End Star Katie Brayben as Carole King

She's Beautiful! Get a First Glimpse of West End Star Katie Brayben as Carole King

First, there was Carole King, the legendary singer-songwriter who started it all. Then there was Jessie Mueller, who snagged a Tony Award for her portrayal of the Grammy winner on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Now, the hit musical is making its way to the West End, led by Katie Brayben, beginning February 10, 2015 at the Aldwych ...

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Another Whole New World? Aladdin Aiming to Fly Into West End's London Palladium in Early 2016

Another Whole New World? Aladdin Aiming to Fly Into West End's London Palladium in Early 2016

The shining, shimmering, splendid Aladdin is in negotiation to fly into the London Palladium in early 2016, the Daily Mail reports. This is no big surprise—the hit Great White Way musical's lyricist Tim Rice told Broadway.com back in October that “I’m sure they’ll bring it to London.” As previously reported, after opening in Japan ...

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Odds & Ends: Premiere Date Set for Bernadette Peters' New Show, Glee Star Darren Criss' Big Problem & More

Odds & Ends: Premiere Date Set for Bernadette Peters' New Show,  Glee Star Darren Criss' Big Problem & More

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

Premiere Date Set for Bernadette Peters' New Show
Amazon will make all 10 episodes of Mozart in the Jungle, a new series starring two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, available on December 23. Rocky director Alex Timbers co-wrote and co-created the dramady, which follows a New York based orchestra ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong Star Dave Hearn on Stunt Man Fantasies & His West End Cinderella Story

The Play That Goes Wrong Star Dave Hearn on Stunt Man Fantasies & His West End Cinderella Story

The West End has a sleeper success in The Play That Goes Wrong, the delicious play-within-a-play that chronicles all manner of onstage and offstage mishaps during a performance of an old-style mystery called Murder at Haversham Manor. A hybrid of Noises Off and The Mousetrap, director Mark Bell’s production at the Duchess Theatre asks a lot of its young ...

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Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, Starring Mark Strong, Will Transfer to London's West End

Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, Starring Mark Strong, Will Transfer to London's West End

Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge will transfer to the West End. The Young Vic production, starring Mark Strong under the direction of Ivo van Hove, will play a limited engagement February 11, 2015 through April 11. Opening night is set for February 16 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Strong (Twelfth Night, the upcoming movie The Imitation Game ...

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Natalie Mendoza on Healing After Spider-Man & Heating Up the Dance Floor in London’s Here Lies Love

Natalie Mendoza on Healing After Spider-Man & Heating Up the Dance Floor in London’s Here Lies Love

Amid a busy fall season in London for musicals, Natalie Mendoza’s powerful performance as Imelda Marcos in the European premiere of Here Lies Love at the National Theatre stands apart. Mendoza had a short-lived stint as Arachne in the original Broadway incarnation of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark when she suffered a concussion early in previews and had to ...

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Phill Jupitus Tapped for London's Urinetown; Musical Will Close in January

Phill Jupitus Tapped for London's Urinetown; Musical Will Close in January

Phill Jupitus will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd’s London production of Urinetown The Musical from December 1. The renowned British comedian will take over the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell from Simon Paisley Day. The tuner, which is running at the West End’s Apollo Theatre, is now set to close in January 2015.

Jenna Russell and Marc ...

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Let the Games Begin! Stage Adaptation of The Hunger Games In The Works

Let the Games Begin! Stage Adaptation of The Hunger Games In The Works

Who volunteers as tribute? The Hunger Games is coming to the stage (and we’re hyperventilating). According to PRNewswire, The Hunger Games theatrical experience will begin performances in summer 2016 in a new purpose-built theater adjacent to London’s Wembley Stadium.

Apparently the stage adaptation will use innovative and immersive staging techniques. All this excitement is brought to you by ...

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Made In Dagenham’s Gemma Arterton on Becoming a Belting Bond Girl & Finding 'the Balls' to Sing in the West End

Made In Dagenham’s Gemma Arterton on Becoming a Belting Bond Girl & Finding 'the Balls' to Sing in the West End

Stage and screen star Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Tamara Drewe) has come a long way since she last appeared in the West End in the  American comedy The Little Dog Laughed in 2010. This time around, Arterton is making her musical theater debut, inheriting Sally Hawkins’ screen role in Made in Dagenham, the film-turned-stage musical about a real-life strike ...

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Odds & Ends: Chris Pine on Into the Woods, Watch Brian Williams' Hysterical Pan Interview & More

Odds & Ends: Chris Pine on Into the Woods, Watch Brian Williams' Hysterical Pan Interview & More

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

Chris Pine on Into the Woods
Chris Pine, who will soon be seen in Disney’s screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, is claiming that he hasn’t a huge amount of singing experience. "In high school, I once sang 'Let's ...

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