The Play What I Wrote
Theatre
Lyceum Theatre (London, )
(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
London,
Running Time
Two hours with one intermission
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This comedy from London revolves around Hamish, who no longer wants to be part of his double comedy act with Sean. Instead he wants to see the play that he has written, A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple, properly mounted on the Broadway stage. But before that can happen he needs a major star to play the supporting role to his lead. The Play What I Wrote stars Sean Foley, Hamish McColl and Toby Jones, and a surprise celebrity guest star.

A revolving door of guest stars will appear in The Play What I Wrote. The identity of these surprise celebrity guests will be a tightly guarded secret

Daniel Radcliffe Set For HARRY POTTER Universal Fan Event, 10/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 30, 2013

Broadway headliner and international film superstar Daniel Radcliffe is set to make an appearance at Universal Studios in promotion of the HARRY POTTER theme park according to a new official social media announcement. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

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Nigel Harman Stars in I CAN'T SING! – The X Factor Musical at the London Palladium, March 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Nigel Harman leads cast as Simon Cowell Joined by rising starts Cynthia Erivo & Alan Morrissey Opening at the London Palladium spring 2014 (more...)

LISTEN! Four NEW Tracks From I CAN'T SING! - THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

You can now play four tracks from 'I Can't Sing!-The X Factor Musical.' Featuring leads Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrissey as well as the company, these tracks include 'Please Simon', 'If That's Not Entertainment', 'I Wanna Be Like Bono' and the title track 'I Can't Sing!' (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

According to The Huffington Post, Kenneth Branagh was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, November 8th at Buckingham Palace for his services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh to Star in MACBETH at Manchester International Festival, July 2013; Rob Ashford Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, Sir Kenneth Branagh will play MacBeth in Shakespeare's tragedy at the Manchester International Festival next summer, which runs July 4-21, 2013. Rob Ashford is set to direct. (more...)

Review Roundup: PERFECT NONSENSE Starring Macfadyen and Mangan
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2013

Sean Foley's production of Perfect Nonsense starring Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan opened at the Duke of York's Theatre this week. It runs through 4 March. Sean Foley directs. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Glenn Close Possible for 50th Anniversary Revival of MAME?
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 10, 2013

According to Clyde Fitch Report, Close reportedly turned down the highly sought-after role of 'Helen Sinclair' in the upcoming stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starring Zach Braff. As previously announced, Allen turned down stage legends Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters, both of who reportedly auditioned, and is now leaning towards casting Marin Mazzie, who took on the role in the recent readings of the production. (more...)

Harry Bouvy to Star in Staged Reading of ON THE TREETOP by Jay Russell on 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Jay Russell and Adam Fitzgerald have announced two upcoming staged readings of ON THE TREETOP (by Jay Russell) on Monday, June 18th at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Alvin Ailey Studios. The facility is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The reading is an invited presentation. (more...)

Glenn Close Joins Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Glenn Close will play a leader in Nova Corp in Marvel Studios' upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie, directed by James Gunn, is aiming to begin production next month. (more...)

EastEnders' Shaun Williamson & More to star in UK + Ireland Tour of THE LADYKILLERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

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X FACTOR Musical Logo Unveiled, Tickets Onsale
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2013

The Logo for the new reality singing competition-focused and X FACTOR-inspired stage musical I CAN'T SING has been unveiled and tickets are now onsale for the Simon Cowell-produced original West End musical which is set to open early next year. (more...)

X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING! Will Open at the London Palladium in March 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment's X Factor musical, now titled I CAN'T SING!, will make its official debut at the Palladium on March 26, 2014, with previews beginning in February. (more...)

Alan Alda, Jesse L. Martin and More Set for Free Public Forum Event at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that a special free Public Forum program, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, will take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Nigel Harman Stars in I CAN'T SING! THE X Factor Musical, Opening at the London Palladium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Nigel Harman, Cynthia Erivo, and Alan Morrisey are joined by Simon Cowell at I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL, which opens at the London Palladium tonight, March 26, 2014. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Begins Previews at Broadway's Belasco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

The Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow, a new play with music, begins previews tonight at the Belasco Theatre.Opening night is set for Monday, April 2. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. (more...)

X FACTOR - IT'S TIME TO FACE THE MUSICAL! Confirmed! Opens Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Comedian Harry Hill to script! (more...)

Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett Join the Cast of WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at the Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett will be joining Omid Djalili in Joe Orton's great British comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, which will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on Wednesday 16 May, following previews from Friday 4 May, for a strictly limited season, ending on Saturday 25 August. (more...)

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by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2013

The 2013-2014 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS To Return To The West End In Summer 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. (more...)

Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Presents THE LADYKILLERS, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. The Ladykillers will preview from 29 June 2013 and Press Night will be 9 July 2013. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon will join the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Macfadyen And Mangan To Star In Jeeves & Wooster PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

In October this year, two of literature's best-loved characters, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves will be brought to life in a new comedy by brothers Robert and David Goodale. Sean Foley will direct Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan as the legendary duo at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 October 2013 with opening night on 12 November. (more...)

Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Presents THE LADYKILLERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. The Ladykillers will preview from tonight 29 June 2013 and Press Night will be 9 July 2013. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Liam Neeson in Negotiations for TAKEN 3?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

According to Deadline, Liam Neeson is in negotiations to star in a third installment of the TAKEN franchise for EuropaCorp and 20th Century Fox. Neeson would return as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, this time for around $20 million. (more...)

Harry Bouvy Stars in Staged Reading of ON THE TREETOP Today, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Jay Russell and Adam Fitzgerald announced two staged readings of ON THE TREETOP (by Jay Russell) today, June 18th at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Alvin Ailey Studios. The facility is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The reading is an invited presentation. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) will welcome Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon for the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, tonight, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh, Gary Barlow, Michael Boyd and More Knighted at Queen's Birthday Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

According to BBC News, actor Kenneth Branagh, X Factor judge and Diamond Jubilee songwriter Gary Barlow, Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Michael Boyd, and more were awarded knighthoods at Queen's Birthday Honours on June 15. Film star Kate Winslet was also recognized as a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), among others. (more...)

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by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Deadline reports that John Lithgow will replace actor Michael Gambon in Ira Sachs' upcoming drama LOVE IS STRANGE. Alfred Molina co-stars in the film scheduled to begin production in New York City next month. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Host 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

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Kevin Kline in Talks to Join LAS VEGAS Film, Starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

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John Lithgow Boards Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

According to The Wrap, John Lithgow has completed the cast of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller INTERSTELLAR. Lithgow joins previously announced stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Bill Irwin. (more...)

HARRY POTTER's Toby Jones Joins Fox's Event Series WAYWARD PINES
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Toby Jones, known for his voice work as 'Dobby' from the Harry Potter films, has joined the cast of FOX's event series WAYWARD PINES. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Top Pick to Replace Kevin Spacey as Old Vic Artistic Director in 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that Kenneth Branagh, currently starring in his production of Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival, could be the top contender to take over as the Old Vic's new artistic director when Kevin Spacey steps down in September 2015. (more...)

Glenn Close to Star as 'Anastasia' in DUCHESS Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Deadline reports that Glenn Close will star as Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the Grand Russian Duchess Anastasia, in the upcoming film DUCHESS, directed by Arie Posin. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh in Talks to Helm Disney's CINDERELLA Remake
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Vulture reports that Disney has found the director to take on its impending CINDERELLA remake. Just a few weeks after original director Mark Romanek dropped out, the studio has reportedly tapped Kenneth Branagh to replace him. Inside sources confirmed to the site that the Brit director is entering late negotiations in order to keep the film on schedule. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Return to the Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close is planning to return to the stage following a 15-year absence. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Return to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

According to The Associated Press, three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close is planning to return to the Broadway stage following a 15-year absence. (more...)

Photo Coverage: I CAN'T SING!: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL Marquee!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The marquee is up at the London Palladium ready to welcome I Can't Sing!: The X Factor Musical, starring Nigel Harman and Cynthia Erivo! (more...)

Simon Cowell Stops by I CAN'T SING! Rehearsals for Some Impromptu Judging
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

As if playing a parody version Simon Cowell wasn't enough for Olivier winner Nigel Harman, he also had to perform in front of the real-life legendary X FACTOR judge - with absolutely no warning. (more...)

Webb And Heap Take Over In JEEVES AND WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Comedy stars Mark Heap and Robert Webb will head to the West End to play the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in the five-star hit Perfect Nonsense taking over from Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen from 7 April 2014. Mark Hadfield will continue in the role of Seppings alongside Heap and Webb. (more...)

Glenn Close Coming Back to Broadway in A DELICATE BALANCE?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

According to the New York Post, stage and screen star Glenn Close might be heading back to Broadway soon! Michael Riedel writes that Close will star in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance. The production will be helmed by Simon McBurney and is aiming for a run next season. (more...)

Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliott & More Join West End X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING!; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Ahead of a performance by cast members on next Monday's broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have announced full casting for I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown which opens in the West End next Spring. (more...)

Glenn Close Gets into Holiday Spirit at Documentary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

At an event honoring the documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM at Edison Hotel's Rum House, Close reportedly hung 'back area of the bar singing and dancing along to Christmas carols. But she eventually moved closer to the singers, then got on the microphone herself to sing 'O Holy Night' with the film's stars Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill.' (more...)

JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE Extends Until Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Acclaimed by the press and the public alike, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense will extend its run at the Duke of York's Theatre until 20 September 2014. Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan will continue in the west end's new hit comedy until 5 April 2014 extending their performances as the genteel duo. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Portray Simon Cowell in X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING; Cynthia Erivo Nabs Lead
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Simon Cowell has finally cast the actor who will portray him in the new X FACTOR musical I CAN'T SING, set to begin performances at the London Palladium on February 27. It's Nigel Harman, who won an Olivier for his role as 'Lord Farquaad' in SHREK THE MUSICAL in the West End. In addition, Cynthia Erivo, currently starring in Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, has been cast in the lead. (more...)

Nathan Lane Hosts 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser Today, 8/24
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Simon Day, Angela Thorne and More Set to Star in LADYKILLERS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Casting has today been announced for Graham Linehan's award-winning comic adaptation of The Ladykillers, which returns to the West End from 29 June. The new cast will include Ralf Little (The Royle Family), Simon Day (The Fast Show), Angela Thorne (To the Manor Born) and Olivier Award winning actors John Gordon Sinclair (She Loves Me and classic film Gregory's Girl) and Con O'Neill (Blood Brothers and Telstar). Chris McCalphy will reprise his role as One Round following the show's recent UK tour. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Opens Tonight at the Belasco
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

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Stage Entertainment UK, Syco Entertainment Present X FACTOR the Musical, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment are delighted to announce they will open their brand new musical comedy X Factor - It's Time To Face The Musical!, in London's West End in early 2014. (more...)

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