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Shaftesbury Theatre (London, )
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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Based on the novel by Mary Margaret Kaye

The Far Pavilions spans 25 years between the Sepoy uprisings of the late 1850s and the Afghan war, and follows an illicit affair between a British Raj officer and an Indian princess.


Something in Common, with Paul Spicer, Premieres Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2006

West End star Paul Spicer (Notes from New York, Taboo, Mamma Mia!) will return to London in Something in Common at Theatre Museum for two nights only on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2006. (more...)

Theatre Museum Will Present Spicer's London Return Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2006

Following his acclaimed performance in Not(es) from New York at the Duchess Theatre earlier this year, and prior to joining the international tour of Mamma Mia!, West End star Paul Spicer will return to the London stage in Something in Common. The show plays Theatre Museum for two nights only on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22, October 2006. (more...)

Stage Door Presents THE FAR PAVILIONS On CD For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Stage Door are proud to present for the first time on CD the musical 'The Far Pavilions'. This ground breaking release charts the musical journey from concept to reality between 1997 - 2005. (more...)

UK Roundup - Evita casting, Jason Robert Brown, Last Five Years
by Jake Brunger - Sep 2, 2005

Casting beings for Michael Grandage's production of Evita, Jason Robert Brown does more concerts before a possible Last Five Years production and Joanna Riding does another play (more...)

Amy Irving Joins ZERO HOUR in Recurring Role
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

According to Deadline.com, Amy Irving will join ABC's midseason drama Zero Hour in a recurring role as a 'seemingly innocent, philanthropic and ordinary mother who turns out to be anything but.' (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Sets Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Aria Entertainment today announces the casts and creative teams for the eight shows in the third From Page To Stage season of new musicals, running from Monday 26 October to Saturday 21 November. (more...)

Olivier Nominee David Burt to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Middle Temple Hall this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

West End star David Burt has been cast as Scrooge in Antic Disposition's magical, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive classic, A Christmas Carol, which returns to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall in central London from Saturday 20 - Tuesday 30 December, following a sell-out run in 2012. (more...)

Emma Williams, Michael Xavier Lead West End's LOVE STORY, Previews November 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Love Story will transfer to the West End previewing at the Duchess Theatre from 27 November, with press night on 6 December 2010. (more...)

More Australian Actors to Join Cast of LES MIS in Manila; Tickets Go On Sale to General Public Today, 10/30
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 29, 2015

Australian actors Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), Chris Durling (Enjolras), and Emily Langridge (Cosette) will join previously announced cast members Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), and Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine) when the new Asian Tour of the newly reimagined LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) kicks off at The Theatre at Solaire (1 Aseana Ave. Entertainment City, Paranaque City) in March 2016. Visit TicketWorld.com.ph to buy tickets. (more...)

Alice Bailey-Johnson, Ian Bartholomew and More Set for OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Casting is announced for OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, a Theatre Royal Stratford East Production: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

West End stars Gina Beck, Daniel Boys, David Burt and Eve Polycarpou are starring in a major new production of the hit revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season from Thursday 16 October - Saturday 22 November. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Transfer From Chichester to West End in May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Richard Eyre's Chichester Festival production of THE PAJAMA GAME will move to London's West End, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May of 2014. No official dates or casting has yet been announced. (more...)

LOVE STORY Transfers To The West End at The Duchess Theatre, Previews Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2010

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Love Story will transfer to the West End previewing at the Duchess Theatre from 27 November, with press night on 6 December 2010. (more...)

Emma Williams, Michael Xavier Lead West End's LOVE STORY, Previews November 27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2010

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Love Story will transfer to the West End previewing at the Duchess Theatre from 27 November, with press night on 6 December 2010. (more...)

Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. BroadwayWorld previously reported that the duo were in negotiations for the show, but the official word came today. (more...)

UK Roundup - Patrick Stewart, Wicked, Blue Man Group, High Society
by Jake Brunger - Nov 19, 2005

Patrick Stewart revives his one-man Christmas Carol, Billy runs against Poppins for Best Musical, Blue Man Group opens and Wicked plans to fly East? (more...)

David Hunter and David Burt to Lead West End's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dec. 22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

David Hunter - last seen in the West End starring as Guy in the Olivier, Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Once - is to play Ebenezer Scrooge's downtrodden employee, Bob Cratchit, in award-winning Antic Disposition's magical, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive classic, A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Indian Actor Saeed Jaffrey Passes Away at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey has passed away from a brain hemorrhage at his home in London on 15 November 2015. (more...)

Pilkington And Tucker Head Cast Of GIGGIN4GOOD: A CHRISTMAS CRACKER, Union Theatre, Dec 8
by Robert Gould - Nov 13, 2013

A white Christmas will be viewed with a tint of green at the Union Theatre on Sunday December 8 when Giggin4Good - A Christmas Cracker will be headlined by Wicked alumni Dianne Pilkington and Rachel Tucker. (more...)

Leads Announced for 'Pirate Queen'; Plays Chicago in Oct.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2006

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg's THE PIRATE QUEEN, the spectacular new musical from the authors of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, will play a pre-Broadway, World Premiere engagement in Chicago from October 3rd through November 26th, 2006. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Marquees of London's West End!
by Jake Brunger - Mar 30, 2005

With new musicals Billy Elliot and The Far Pavilions leading the marquees, Jake takes a walking tour of the West End's theatres.. (more...)

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present AKRAM KHAN, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center present the Midwest debut of British sensation Akram Khan Company performing bahok at 8 pm Wednesday, March 3, at Northrop. The contemporary work embodies the many different styles of Khan's multinational company, fusing traditional South Asian dance with modern movement. (more...)

Lorna Want and Luke Brady Lead Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

Up and coming stars, Lorna Want and Luke Brady will play the young lovers in this new production of The Fantasticks. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's THE PAJAMA GAME, Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding, Will Begin April 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with THE PAJAMA GAME. Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. But when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents an hour raise, sparks fly and the couple find themselves deliciously at odds. Will love, eventually, conquer all in this delightful romantic comedy? (more...)

Dianne Pilkington is New Glinda in London Wicked
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2007

From Monday, July 16th 2007, the role of 'Glinda' in the award-winning musical Wicked at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre will be played by Dianne Pilkington. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE FANTASTICKS' Hadley Fraser
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 6, 2010

Carrie Dunn talks to Hadley Fraser about The Fantasticks, The Pirate Queen, and Stephanie J Block... (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas to Make Broadway Debut in THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2008

Kristin Scott Thomas will star on Broadway in her Olivier Award-winning role of Arkadina in the critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Album Showcasing Long Lost West End Musicals Set for Release in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Stage Door Records has announce the release of LOST WEST END, a unique collection of recordings from lost West End musicals, due for CD release on July 24th, 2015. (more...)

West End Theatres Cancel Shows for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2005

Due to the explosions this morning in London, all West End shows have been cancelled for tonight. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Tomorrow, 7/26 For Broadway Production of 'The Seagull'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2008

THE SEAGULL, featuring a new version by Christopher Hampton and directed by Ian Rickson, opens Wednesday, October 1 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, September 16. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 weeks through December 21. (more...)

John Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

LOVE STORY Transfers To Duchess Theatre In November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2010

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Love Story will transfer to the West End previewing at the Duchess Theatre from 27 November, with press night on 6 December 2010. Love Story, which is produced in the West End by Michael Ball - making his producing debut, Adam Spiegel and Stephen Waley-Cohen, is currently booking until 26 February 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOST WEST END - A Unique Collection of Recordings from London's Forgotten Musicals
by Jenny Antill - Jul 21, 2015

There are many London productions that come and go in the blink of an eye. What is to say why one show will succeed and another will not? Lost West End, produced by Stage Door Records, celebrates those that maybe didn't last on stage very long but the hidden gems within their scores live on. There are over twenty paid tribute to on this album spanning three decades, from Liza of Lambeth in 1976 to Too Close To The Sun in 2009. West End vocalists such as Graham Bickley. Meredith Braun and Alexander Hanson assist in recreating those forgotten moments. (more...)

Seagull Tickets On Sale To AMEX Cardholders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008

The critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL is now on sale exclusively to American Express cardholders. Now through July 25, AMEX cardholders can order tickets to the production. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Theatre Royal Stratford East announces it will produce Oh What A Lovely War in 2014, directed by Terry Johnson and designed by Lez Brotherston, with tickets going on sale from 9th January 2013. The musical, which premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 19th March 1963, will also coincide with the 100th Anniversary of World War I. (more...)

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present AKRAM KHAN, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center present the Midwest debut of British sensation Akram Khan Company performing bahok at 8 pm Wednesday, March 3, at Northrop. The contemporary work embodies the many different styles of Khan's multinational company, fusing traditional South Asian dance with modern movement. (more...)

BARNUM, THE PAJAMA GAME AND MORE: Chichester Festival Theatre Confirms 2013 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Theatre in the Park will be unveiled with a major revival of the musical Barnum presented in association with Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, this production will star the versatile and consummate Broadway entertainer Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role. (more...)

Photo Flash: LOVE STORY At Duchess Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Love Story has transferred to the Duchess Theatre in the West End with press night on 6 December 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Atmospheric production photos released for award-wining Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - opening tonight in Middle Temple Hall - starring David Burt as Scrooge and David Hunter as Bob Cratchit. (more...)

Amanda Whittington's SATIN 'N' STEEL to Tour UK in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Roberts & John Productions have announced their inaugural touring production of Amanda Whittington's Satin 'n' Steel. The production, directed by Gareth Tudor Price, will tour throughout the UK between March and July 2015. (Tour schedule included). (more...)

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen to Star in Workshop of Timothy Knapman's New Musical BEFORE AFTER at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen are to feature in the world premiere of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman's new romantic musical, Before After, at St. James Studio. (more...)

Tickets for 'The Seagull' at Walter Kerr Theatre Go On Sale 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2008

The complete company of the Royal Court Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, will begin rehearsals on Monday, August 25 in London, under the direction of Ian Rickson. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Opens Sept 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for the world premiere of new stage musical From Here to Eternity. The show will preview at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30th September with Press Night on 23rd October 2013. Tickets can be bought from FromHereToEternityTheMusical.com or by calling box office on 020 7379 5399. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PAJAMA GAME at Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with THE PAJAMA GAME. The production is at the Minerva Theatre, now through 8 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Shakepeare Theatre's Titus Andronicus Begins in DC, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2007

The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. will continue its 2006-2007 season with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. (more...)

Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's TANZI LIBRE and £5 Ringside Standing Tickets Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Southwark Playhouse are delighted to announce that there will be a limited number of £5 Ringside Standing tickets available for each performance which will allow spectators to be an even bigger part of the wrestling action! Tickets can be purchased online or on the phone via southwarkplayhouse.co.uk or 020 7407 0234. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 14, 2010
by - Apr 14, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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