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Top Hat - London

The stage adapation of the 1935 Irving Berlin movie musical comes to the West End.

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Kristen Beth Williams on Making the Leap from Broadway Understudy to West End Star in Top Hat

Kristen Beth Williams on Making the Leap from Broadway Understudy to West End Star in Top Hat

Not so long ago, Kristen Beth Williams was a Broadway ensemble player and understudy in such shows as Promises, Promises and Nice Work If You Can Get It. But the 32-year-old Texan has been spending the better part of this year in London as the leading lady in Top Hat, the Olivier Award-winning musical now entering its final stretch at ...

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Curious Incident Wins Seven Olivier Awards; Top Hat Nabs Best New Musical

Curious Incident Wins Seven Olivier Awards; Top Hat Nabs Best New Musical

The 37th annual Olivier Awards, the top honor for London theater, were announced on April 28 at London's Royal Opera House. Hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith (Legally Blonde) and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), the awards featured performances by Smith, Petula Clark, Michael Ball, Tim Minchin, Idina Menzel and Matthew Morrison. The National Theatre's production of ...

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Mary Poppins Vet Gavin Lee on Channeling Fred Astaire in the West End Musical Hit Top Hat

Mary Poppins Vet Gavin Lee on Channeling Fred Astaire in the West End Musical Hit Top Hat

English song-and-dance man Gavin Lee, 41, has spent much of the past decade playing Bert in Mary Poppins on both sides of the Atlantic, nabbing Olivier and Tony nods along the way. Now, he’s come home to replace Tom Chambers in the starring role of American dancer Jerry Travers in the frothy musical confection Top Hat, now in its ...

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Nice Work's Kristen Beth Williams to Romance Gavin Lee as New Star of the West End’s Top Hat

Nice Work's Kristen Beth Williams to Romance Gavin Lee as New Star of the West End’s Top Hat

The West End musical Top Hat has announced new stars for 2013. Previously reported star Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins) will be joined by Kristen Beth Williams (Nice Work If You Can Get It), who is taking on the Ginger Rogers role of Dale Tremont. Alex Gaumond (Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You) and Clive Hayward (Private Lives) will also join ...

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Top Hat's Charlotte Gooch On Channeling Ginger Rogers, Becoming a London Leading Lady and Keeping It Classy

Top Hat's Charlotte Gooch On Channeling Ginger Rogers, Becoming a London Leading Lady and Keeping It Classy

The West End's Top Hat has found an elegant new star in Charlotte Gooch. We headed to the leading lady's dressing room at the Aldwych Theatre to chat about dancing—dirty and otherwise.

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Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee to Tap His Way into the West End Cast of Top Hat

Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee to Tap His Way into the West End Cast of Top Hat

Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee is breaking out his white tie and tails to join the West End cast of Top Hat, the tap-dancing musical based on the 1935 movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Lee, who currently stars as Bert in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, will begin his run as American tap dancer Jerry Travers on ...

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Summer Strallen on Love Never Dies, Her Stage Star Sisters & Honoring Ginger Rogers in the West End's Top Hat

Summer Strallen on Love Never Dies, Her Stage Star Sisters & Honoring Ginger Rogers in the West End's Top Hat

A quadruple threat who can sing, dance, act and do a spot-on American accent, 27-year-old Summer Strallen has inherited Ginger Rogers’ screen role in the London stage premiere of the 1935 musical Top Hat. The delightful three-time Olivier Award nominee took time one recent evening to talk about “it” girls then and now, making a film live anew onstage and ...

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Summer Strallen & Tom Chambers Take Top Hat to the West End Stage

Summer Strallen & Tom Chambers Take Top Hat to the West End Stage

Following a successful U.K. tour Top Hat, adapted from the 1935 Irving Berlin movie musical starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, will receive its West End stage premiere at the Aldwych Theatre starring Summer Strallen and Tom Chambers. Performances will begin on April 19, 2012, with opening night set for May 9. The show will feature direction by Matthew ...

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