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Trafalgar Entertainment to Take on 70-Year Lease of Olympia Theatre Photo Trafalgar Entertainment to Take on 70-Year Lease of Olympia Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance International have announced a major agreement with premium international live entertainment business, Trafalgar Entertainment, to run the site’s new 1,575-seat theatre. The theatre will be the largest new permanent theatre build of its kind to open in London since the National Theatre in 1976.  
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT to Welcome Olivier Award-Winner Clive Rowe Photo THE PRINCE OF EGYPT to Welcome Olivier Award-Winner Clive Rowe
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

This July, Olivier Award-winning actor Clive Rowe will join the West End cast of The Prince of Egypt.
Sutton Foster to Replace Megan Mullally in ANYTHING GOES in the West End Photo Sutton Foster to Replace Megan Mullally in West End ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

It has been announced that Sutton Foster will replace Megan Mullally in the West End production of ANYTHING GOES, set to open this summer at London's Barbican Theatre from Friday 23 July for a strictly limited 12 week season until Sunday 17 October. 
MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical to Begin West End Performances This Fall Photo MOULIN ROUGE! to Begin West End Performances This Fall
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

The hit Broadway musical, Moulin Rouge!, is set to make its West End debut this November!
VIDEOS: Get Ready For Laura & Linda Benanti on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday Photo VIDEOS: Get Ready For Laura & Linda Benanti on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday
by Team BWW on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

Laura Benanti and Linda Benanti are stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances and interviews before their show on Sunday!
DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Return to Broadway and Tour in December; London in October Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Returns to Bway & Tour in Dec.; London in Oct.
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

Dear Evan Hansen will reopen on Broadway on December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm ET. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical will return to its home at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th Street, NYC) five years after its original Broadway opening.
Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway Will Premiere SIDE BY SIDE Livestream Conc Photo Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway to Premiere SIDE BY SIDE Concert
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

Ann Hampton Callaway and her sister Liz Callaway, leading lights of New York's cabaret scene, have both been Tony Award-nominated for their performances in major Broadway musicals. Now they are coming to homes across the globe in the premiere of 'SIDE BY SIDE' livestream concert.
Francesca Moody Productions, Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth Popcorn Gr Photo Francesca Moody Productions, Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth Popcorn Group Present MUM
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in UK / West End

Francesca Moody Productions, Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association  with Popcorn Group will present MUM an urgent new play by Olivier  award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia, The Globe/ West End), directed by Abigail Graham (The Tyler Sisters, Hampstead Theatre; soon to direct Aladdin at Lyric Hammersmith). MUM will run at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 30  September – 16 October before transferring to Soho Theatre, London from 20 October – 20 November. Press Night will take place at Soho Theatre on 26 October. Casting will  be announced in due course.  
Photo Flash: See Jassa Ahluwalia, Sophie Melville and Greg Germann in Rehearsals Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for HERDING CATS
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in UK / West End

OHenry Productions and Stellar, in association with Soho Theatre will present the transatlantic production of Herding Cats by Lucinda Coxon, combining live in-person and streamed theatre. Anthony Banks directs Jassa Ahluwalia as Michael, Greg Germann as Saddo, and Sophie Melville as Justine.
THE LION KING Announces New Cast Members For West End Return Including Kayi Ushe Photo THE LION KING Announces New Cast Members For West End Return Including Kayi Ushe as Simba
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in UK / West End

The West End production of DISNEY'S THE LION KING will welcome 14 new members to its cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers when it reopens its doors this summer.
Full Cast Announced For MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Reopening Next Friday Photo Full Cast Announced For MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Reopening Next Friday
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in UK / West End

 Channing Tatum and his co-producers are delighted to announce the full cast for Magic Mike Live, which will be returning to its London home of The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino next Friday 21 May 2021, making it one of the first West End shows to reopen this year and the perfect way to celebrate the end of lockdown!
West End Stars Unite For India COVID Relief Photo West End Stars Unite For India COVID Relief
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in UK / West End

West End stars from Bend it Like Beckham, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, & Juliet, Aladdin and Prince of Egypt have assembled to raise awareness for India Covid Relief.
Gaynor Faye To Join Adam Woodyatt In LOOKING GOOD DEAD Photo Gaynor Faye To Join Adam Woodyatt In LOOKING GOOD DEAD
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2021 in UK / West End

TV and Stage star Gaynor Faye will play Kellie Bryce in the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”.
Shop Fan-Designed Pride Month Shirts Benefitting The Trevor Project and The Tran Photo Shop Fan-Designed Pride Month Shirts Benefitting The Trevor Project and The Trans Lifeline!
by Team BWW on May 11, 2021 in UK / West End

Throughout the month of April, we held a contest to design a shirt that we'd sell in the Theatre Shop with proceeds benefiting The Trevor Project! Today we are excited to announce the three winners and debut their shirts - now on sale!
Leading Performing Arts Venues, Federation Of Scottish Theatre, Call On The Gove Photo Leading Performing Arts Venues, Federation Of Scottish Theatre, Call On The Government To Review Social Distancing Guidelines
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Eleven of Scotland's leading performing arts venues, with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, collectively call on the newly returned Scottish Government to urgently review the social distancing requirements required in their venues as Coronavirus restrictions continue to be eased.
Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal of Amy Berryman's WALDEN Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal of Amy Berryman's WALDEN
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

The first show of the Harold Pinter Theatre RE:EMERGE season is Amy Berryman’s Walden. Get a peek inside rehearsals!
Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Release Statement on Easing of COVID Re Photo SOLT & UK Theatre Release Statement on Easing Restrictions
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

It was confirmed today by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that Step 3 easements will begin on 17 May, and that data shows that the government’s “four tests” for easing restrictions have been met. Beginning Monday 17 May, indoor hospitality will be able to reopen and indoor entertainment can resume, including cinemas, museums & children’s play areas.
VIDEO: Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELL Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for ALW's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Rehearsals are officially underway for the world premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book by Academy Award winning Emerald Fennell and lyrics from David Zippel.
BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers for Summer 2021 Photo BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers for Summer 2021
by Team BWW on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Calling all theatre-loving college kids! We're looking for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to share their knowledge, recommendations, and school tips in blogs for BroadwayWorld. Find out more about how you can blog for us!
Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events - Photo Benanti, Colella & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events
by Team BWW on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes a masterclass with Jenn Colella, and Laura and Linda Benanti on The Seth Concert Series!
Guest Blog: Nick Bromley On Bringing Stage Ghosts To Life Photo Guest Blog: Nick Bromley on Stage Ghosts
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Nick Bromley has been a West End company manager for the past half-century, but also happens to be a member of the Ghost Club and the Society for Physical Research. So he is perfectly poised to write Stage Ghosts and Haunted Theatres, a guided supernatural tour that offers an all-access pass to the phantoms past and present of London theatreland. Bromley here sets out his vision for the book, which has a foreword by Richard O'Brien of Rocky Horror Show renown.
Linzi Hateley Will Return as The Narrator at Some Performances of JOSEPH AND THE Photo Linzi Hateley Will Return as The Narrator at Some Performances of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2021 in UK / West End

Linzi Hateley – who starred in the original London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - will make a return to the musical in this summer's strictly limited season at the iconic theatre.
Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum Photo Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2021 in UK / West End

Entertainment legend Les Dennis will join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Monday 21st June – Wednesday 29th September 2021.
CABARET to Return to the West End; Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in Talks to Photo CABARET to Return to the West End; Redmayne, Buckley in Talks to Star
by BWW News Desk on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

Kander and Ebb's classic musical Cabaret is headed back to the West End stage with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.
Linzi Hateley to Join JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Photo Linzi Hateley to Join JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

Star Linzi Hateley will join the West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to the stage.