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West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Spring?West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Spring?
by Movies News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/26/2014) - The hot West End production of Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III will be heading to Broadway this spring.


Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/26/2014) - Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly.


Photo Flash: GREAT BRITAIN, Starring Lucy Punch and More, Opens Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: GREAT BRITAIN, Starring Lucy Punch and More, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/26/2014) - Following the National Theatre's sold out run, Great Britain has started performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Lucy Punch leads the cast as Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Great Britain, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Press night is tonight 26 September, and the production is strictly booking to 10 January 2015. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below!


ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS and ONE MAN STAR WARS Launch UK Tour TodayONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS and ONE MAN STAR WARS Launch UK Tour Today
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/26/2014) - One Man Lord of the Rings and One Man Star Wars Trilogy will embark on a UK tour following a successful season at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The tour will begin in High Wycombe today, 26 September and finish in Radlett on 17 October.


Olivia Vinall to Return to the National in THE HARD PROBLEMOlivia Vinall to Return to the National in THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - The Daily Mail writes that Olivia Vinall, who last starred in KING LEAR and OTHELLO at the National Theatre, will return to the stage in Tom Stoppard's new play THE HARD PROBLEM, directed by Nicholas Hytner in January 2015.


Guy Pearce and Dominic West Join Michael Grandage's GENIUS FilmGuy Pearce and Dominic West Join Michael Grandage's GENIUS Film
by Movies News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - The Daily Mail reports that Guy Pearce and Dominic West have joined Jude Law and Colin Firth in stage director Michael Grandage's first film GENIUS.


West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - According to the Daily Mail, the West End production of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has found its leading lady. Katie Brayben will star in the title role when the show moves across the pond in February 2015.


Al Pacino to Lead SALOME in the West EndAl Pacino to Lead SALOME in the West End
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - The Daily Mail writes that Al Pacino is returning to the West End for the first time in 30 years in Oscar Wilde's SALOME, which will premiere in Spring of 2016, helmed by Robert Allan Ackerman.


Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Launches in BirminghamPhoto Flash: JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Launches in Birmingham
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - West End star Tim Driesen leads the new UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, kicking off now in Birmingham. BroadwayWorld has photos from the tour launch below!


Matthew Warchus Narrates Scene from New Film and Soon-to-Be Musical PRIDEMatthew Warchus Narrates Scene from New Film and Soon-to-Be Musical PRIDE
by Movies News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - The New York Times just revealed a video of director Matthew Warchus narrating a scene from new comedy film PRIDE, which centers on a group of gay rights activists who raised money to help families affected by the miners' strike in 1984. In the scene, the miners host a dance at their community hall and hilarity ensues when Jonathan (Dominic West) takes to the dance floor. Check out the clip HERE!


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK PremierePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is to star in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall. Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday 25 October. Next Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose critically acclaimed production of In The Heights was a sold-out smash hit at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!


WOLF HALL Will Arrive at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in Spring 2015!WOLF HALL Will Arrive at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in Spring 2015!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - After critically acclaimed and sold out engagements at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Aldwych Theatre in London, the theatrical event Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 will arrive on Broadway the first day of spring, Friday, March 20th, 2015, and thus officially usher in the spring season.


Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced a brand new production of the musical 'ANNIE' starring Craig Revel Horwood as 'Miss Hannigan'. 'ANNIE' will open on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle before embarking on a year-long tour.


THRILLER LIVE Becomes West End's 20th Longest-Running MusicalTHRILLER LIVE Becomes West End's 20th Longest-Running Musical
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - Thriller Live has entered the record books to officially become the 20th longest running musical in West End history!


Craig Revel Horwood to Don Drag as Miss Hannigan in New ANNIE UK National TourCraig Revel Horwood to Don Drag as Miss Hannigan in New ANNIE UK National Tour
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - Craig Revel Horwood will hit the road in the upcoming UK tour of ANNIE - as orphanage caretaker Miss Hannigan, it was announced today. This marks the first time the role has been played drag in any major production.


Lindsay Lohan Pitches MEAN GIRLS Sequel with Cheating Housewives!Lindsay Lohan Pitches MEAN GIRLS Sequel with Cheating Housewives!
by Movies News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - In an all-new interview with TimeOut London, Lindsay Lohan talks about making her West End theatrical debut in David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow and a recent idea she had for a sequel to her hit film, 'Mean Girls.'


KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London TonightKINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London Tonight
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/25/2014) - Following its Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St James' Theatre this month for a strictly limited run.


Lindsay Lohan's First SPEED-THE-PLOW Performance Draws Mixed ReviewsLindsay Lohan's First SPEED-THE-PLOW Performance Draws Mixed Reviews
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - According to reports by the Daily Mail and the Daily Beast, Lindsay Lohan's first Speed-the-Plow preview tonight, September 24, at the Playhouse Theatre was marked by line flubs, wardrobe malfunctions, and the audience's laughter at -- not necessarily with -- the star.


Daniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck to Star in 'JACQUES BREL' at Charing Cross This AutumnDaniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck to Star in 'JACQUES BREL' at Charing Cross This Autumn
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run from 16 October to 22 November 2014. Press night is set for Saturday 18 October at 7.45pm. Directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates, the production features an all-star cast of Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story - also well-known from BBC's Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt (The Merchant of Venice, The Beggars People, Plague Over England), Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Mother Courage, Jacques Brel - National Theatre, 1970s) and Gina Beck (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mise?rables).


Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA to Launch UK Tour in 2015Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton present a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA!, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and with new choreography by Drew McOnie, which will tour the UK and Ireland next year, opening at the Derngate Theatre Northampton on 19 February 2015.


BWW Interview: Married Composers Laura and Dan Curtis Discuss Upcoming Concert at Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 14BWW Interview: Married Composers Laura and Dan Curtis Discuss Upcoming Concert at Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 14
by Louisa Brady (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - The married, song-writing duo Laura and Dan Curtis has had an exciting past year of work, which isn't slowing down anytime soon. The couple has a concert coming up at the Royal Albert Hall on October 14th, which will feature the music from the popular album, LOVE ON 42ND STREET (For tickets, click here.) Laura and Dan took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld this weekend about their upcoming concert, the amazing work they've done over the past year, and their exciting plans for the future. Read the full interview below, and find access to several video links!


Happy Birthday, MISS SAIGON!Happy Birthday, MISS SAIGON!
by Guest Blogger: Tiffany Graves (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - BWW:UK's guest blogger and West End star Tiffany Graves gives us her views from the audience at the Miss Saigon 25th anniversary gala!


Lea Salonga Joins Il Divo on European Leg of A MUSICAL AFFAIR Tour, Beginning TonightLea Salonga Joins Il Divo on European Leg of A MUSICAL AFFAIR Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - Tony Award-winning performer and world renowned vocalist Lea Salonga will be joining with supergroup Il Divo for the Europe leg of their 'A Musical Affair' tour.


Lindsay Lohan Stars in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Beginning Tonight in the West EndLindsay Lohan Stars in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(9/24/2014) - Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at London's Playhouse Theatre from tonight 24th September for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue.




 

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