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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats Sets Return Dates to London's West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats Sets Return Dates to London's West End

The rumors were true and the revival of Cats will have another life in the West End! The production, which will end its current engagement at the London Palladium on April 25, will return to the venue this Christmas. Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic show will play October 23 through January 2, 2016. Cats is expected back on Broadway in fall ...

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Raise You Up! Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry Will Lead London's Kinky Boots

Raise You Up! Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry Will Lead London's Kinky Boots

Everybody Say Yeah! Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will star in London's Kinky Boots. The West End premiere of The Tony-winning tuner, which features a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, will begin performances on August 21 and officially open on September 15 at the Adelphi Theatre.

Joining Donnelly (Memphis) as Charlie and Henry (The Voice ...

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Ruthie Henshall on Losing Her Mind in Follies & How London's Billy Elliot Kids Have Opened Her Heart

Ruthie Henshall on Losing Her Mind in Follies & How London's Billy Elliot Kids Have Opened Her Heart

Ruthie Henshall needs scant introduction as one of the West End’s leading musical theater lights, with credits spanning the Atlantic that include Chicago, Miss Saigon, Putting It Together and her current role as dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre. In recent weeks she has been coupling her work in the long-running hit with rehearsals ...

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Comedian Dawn French Will Headline Solo Show in London's West End

Comedian Dawn French Will Headline Solo Show in London's West End

Comedian Dawn French will bring her acclaimed 30 Million Minutes to London’s West End. Directed by Michael Grandage (who is also behind Nicole Kidman's return to the boards), the production will play a limited engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre from November 11 to December 5. Opening night is set for November 12.

The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very ...

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Oscar Winner Nicole Kidman to Headline Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 in London's West End

Oscar Winner Nicole Kidman to Headline Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 in London's West End

Nicole Kidman (AKA theatrical Viagra) is returning to the boards! The Oscar-winning actress will star in the U.K. premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51, directed by Michael Grandage. The production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre September 5 through November 21. Opening night is set for September 14.

Does Rosalind Franklin (Kidman) know ...

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Broadway-Bound Groundhog Day, Ralph Fiennes & More Set for Matthew Warchus' First Old Vic Season

Broadway-Bound Groundhog Day, Ralph Fiennes & More Set for Matthew Warchus' First Old Vic Season

The rumors were true and the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day will receive its world premiere at London’s Old Vic Theatre. The production will be part of incoming artistic director Matthew Warchus' first season and will open in 2016. Ralph Fiennes will also headline Ibsen’s The Master Builder, as previously speculated. Dates have not yet been set for either production.

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Dates Set for Kenneth Branagh's West End Takeover, Starring Judi Dench, Richard Madden, Lily James & More

Dates Set for Kenneth Branagh's West End Takeover, Starring Judi Dench, Richard Madden, Lily James & More

Next stop Broadway for which of these productions? We now have more details of actor and director Kenneth Branagh's takeover of the West End’s Garrick Theatre for a series of plays, starring the previously reported Tony and Oscar winner Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Richard Madden and Lily James.

First up will be Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, starring Dench as Paulina ...

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Broadway Alums Natalie Mendoza & Chris Peluso Tapped for Miss Saigon in London's West End

Broadway Alums Natalie Mendoza & Chris Peluso Tapped for Miss Saigon in London's West End

The heat is still on in Saigon! Broadway alums Natalie Mendoza and Chris Peluso, along with Siobhan Dillon and Sangwoong Jo, are joining the cast of Miss Saigon on May 11. Directed by Laurence Connor, the revival of the classic musical is playing at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.

Mendoza takes on the role of Gigi and was last seen on ...

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John Heffernan on Playing an American, Being a Fanboy & Oppenheimer's Quick Move to the West End

John Heffernan on Playing an American, Being a Fanboy & Oppenheimer's Quick Move to the West End

J. Robert Oppenheimer has been called the father of the atomic bomb, and the American physicist has now given his name to a new Royal Shakespeare Company play, Oppenheimer. With a running time of three hours and a cast of 20, director Angus Jackson’s production gives pride of place to leading man John Heffernan, who seizes the title role like ...

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Odds & Ends: Pitch Perfect 3 In The Works, Ian McKellen & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set for Beauty and the Beast & More

Odds & Ends: Pitch Perfect 3 In The Works, Ian McKellen & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set for Beauty and the Beast & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.

Pitch Perfect 3 In The Works
Pitch Perfect 2 doesn’t make it into movie theaters until May 15, but Rebel Wilson recently revealed to the L.A. Times that a third film is already in development. No word yet on whether Anna Kendrick, along with ...

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