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Emilia Clarke to Star in West End Production of FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT Emilia Clarke to Star in West End Production of FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT
by Alexa Criscitiello on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

The Daily Mail has reported that Game of Thrones resident Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, is set to visit the West End to star in a play Five Times In One Night, by American playwright, Chiara Ati. (more...)
BWW TV: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates West End Opening Night! BWW TV: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates West End Opening Night!
by Official London Theatre on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical An American in Paris had its official London premiere earlier this week, at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. Read our review here (more...)
Cast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the National Cast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the National
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, a new play by Inua Ellams, begins previews at the National Theatre from 30 May, with press night 7 June, in repertoire until 8 July 2017, in a co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Bijan Sheibani. (more...)
Photo Flash: Shuffle Off with Brand-New Shots of 42ND STREET in London Photo Flash: Shuffle Off with Brand-New Shots of 42ND STREET in London
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

42nd STREET, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is currently in previews at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane for an opening on 4 April 2017. BroadwayWorld has a fresh batch of production photos below! (more...)
BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society's latest venture combines sparkling performances, modern references and excellent sound design in one of G&S's less well known comic operas. (more...)
THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)
BWW Review: DARK VANILLA JUNGLE, Theatre N16 BWW Review: DARK VANILLA JUNGLE, Theatre N16
by Gary Naylor on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Philip Ridley's dystopian nightmare has moments of poetry and humour but is ultimately just too relentlessly grim and must be endured rather than enjoyed. (more...)
Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at DON JUAN IN SOHO Starring David Tennant Photo Flash: First Look at DON JUAN IN SOHO Starring David Tennant
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

David Tennant (DJ) plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho with Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)
Olivier Awards Announce Details Of Inaugural Live From The Red Carpet Show Olivier Awards Announce Details Of Inaugural Live From The Red Carpet Show
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced the first details of its inaugural Red Carpet Live Show. For the first time in the awards' history, the red carpet will be seen live across the world. (more...)
Flash Sale: Save Up To 49% On Tickets For THE GLASS MENAGERIE Flash Sale: Save Up To 49% On Tickets For THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Following its premiere in 2013 at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway at the Booth Theater and a European premiere at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, John Tiffany's fresh staging of Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie plays at London's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. Book tickets here from just £20 (more...)
BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol Hippodrome BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

'I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it' is the claim by aspiring vaudeville music show actress Fanny Brice at the top of Funny Girl.  Fanny is no ordinary showgirl- no 'Miss Atlantic City'. Her gift is to use that backstreet Brooklyn wit on the stage and tear up the rulebook set by the shows impresarios. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)
Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants One Direction's Liam Payne For West End JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants One Direction's Liam Payne For West End JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Stephanie Wild on March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

According to The Sun, Andrew Lloyd Webber is eyeing One Direction's Liam Payne to star in the West End return of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (more...)
Review Roundup: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London Premiere Review Roundup: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London Premiere
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical An American in Paris had its official London premiere last night, Tuesday 21 March, at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas.  (more...)
Smash Hit THE KITE RUNNER to Fly Again in the West End Smash Hit THE KITE RUNNER to Fly Again in the West End
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

After 93 standing ovations and wowing 60,000 people at Wyndhams Theatre, "The Kite Runner" will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. (more...)
Sir Ian McKellen to Return to the London Stage Sir Ian McKellen to Return to the London Stage
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

???????International star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen is to perform an exclusive one man show at Park Theatre for nine performances only, from 3 - 9 July 2017, directed by Park Theatre's Artistic Director Jez Bond. (more...)
Photo Flash: Leslie Caron & More At AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London Premiere Photo Flash: Leslie Caron & More At AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London Premiere
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in UK / West End

The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS had its official London premiere tonight, Tuesday 21 March, at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas.  (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Dominion Theatre BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Dominion Theatre
by Marianka Swain on March 21, 2017 in UK / West End

It's 1945, and Paris is shakily emerging from Nazi occupation - celebrating, yes, with soldiers returning and families reuniting, but also confronting collaborators in their midst and post-war deprivation. Amidst this turmoil, two future lovers meet: an encounter of seismic power. (more...)
BWW Review: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, The Vaults BWW Review: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, The Vaults
by Cindy Marcolina on March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

Pop-up Opera are back with a new take on Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Shying away from an elitist view of one of the composer's most notable works, the company created an accessible, unpretentious, and smart production. (more...)
BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain on March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)
VIDEO: See Audience's Reactions To AFTER PARTY At Pleasance Theatre VIDEO: See Audience's Reactions To AFTER PARTY At Pleasance Theatre
by Stage Tube on March 21, 2017 in UK / West End

Wild Card presents James Meteyard's AFTER PARTY, playing at Pleasance Theatre until 26 March. After Party is about how a group of friends respond to a distant tragedy and the effect it's had on their ability to move on with their lives. It challenges our moral obligation, questions loyalty and assesses the importance of love in the world we live in. Read BroadwayWorld's review here (more...)
Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West End Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in UK / West End

Production photography and footage has been released today for the highly anticipated West End musical An American in Paris. The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical has its official London premiere tonight, Tuesday 21 March at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Menier Chocolate Factory BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain on March 21, 2017 in UK / West End

In 1944, Terence Rattigan substantially revised Less Than Kind at the behest of star theatrical couple the Lunts; the result was the less political, more overtly comic Love in Idleness. Now, Trevor Nunn – inspired by Dan Rebellato's introduction in a Nick Hern Books edition of the two versions – has synthesised them, to intriguing and largely successful effect. (more...)
BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Live at Zédel BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Live at Zédel
by Cindy Marcolina on March 21, 2017 in UK / West End

Counting credits including We Will Rock You, Wicked, and The Last Ship, Rachel Tucker shows off her vocal range brilliantly, but she is ultimately underwhelming at her limited intimate solo shows at Zedel, giving the impression that a lot more could have been done production-wise. (more...)