Andy Karl named as lead in Groundhog Day musical at Old Vic

American actor Andy Karl has reportedly won the coveted starring role in the highly anticipated stage musical version of the Bill Murray classic movie Groundhog Day. The actor who made his Broadway debut in 2000 in Saturday Night Fever, is currently enjoying small screen success after joining the cast of the long-running US crime series […]

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Curtain Up exhibition at V&A celebrates 40 years of theatre in London and New York

The artistry of the theatre in the West End and on Broadway will be celebrated in a major new exhibition which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum this week (running from 9 February to 31 August 2016). Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York is an exploration of the vast […]

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Stay Awake, Jake – Vault Festival

Stay Awake, Jake continues at the Vault Festival, London until 7 February. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Composer/lyricist Tim Gilvin has developed and honed his one-act, one-man musical into a captivating journey that, with the help of a top-class performer (and some uncomfortable seating) keeps you on the edge of your seat. Stay Awake, […]

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The War of the Worlds – full casting and a sneak peek at rehearsals

Alongside the onscreen appearance of Liam Neeson and the onstage appearance of Jeff Wayne and his Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA string orchestra, casting has now been announced for the world stage premiere of The War of the Worlds at the Dominion Theatre. The show will preview from Monday 8 February 2016 with an opening […]

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In The Heights extends run at King’s Cross Theatre for a third time

Initially booking for a limited four-week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional six months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK […]

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Tell Me On a Sunday – Watermill Theatre, Newbury and Touring

Tell Me On a Sunday continues at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury until 20 February, before touring until 8 June. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Returning to the Watermill stage following a national tour in the title role of Calamity Jane, Jodie Prenger restrains her natural effervescence to encapsulate the character of Emma as she […]

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Newton Faulkner joins the cast of American Idiot UK tour

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day’s Tony Award-winning musical American Idiot on its UK tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford. One of […]

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Musical revue Forever Plaid has three-week run at St James Studio

Popular Off-Broadway musical revue Forever Plaid is being presented at the St James Studio Theatre by the producing team behind recent Studio hits Jerry’s Girls, Marry Me a Little and Miss-Leading Ladies Join the boys of Forever Plaid from 5 April to 24 April 2016 on a humorous ‘heavenly’ journey through some of the greatest close-harmony songs of the 1950s. With one final […]

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Michael Crawford returns to West End in musical The Go-Between

Michael Crawford – internationally renowned for originating the title role in The Phantom of the Opera and loved by millions for his role as the hapless Frank Spencer in the classic British sitcom Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em – will return to London’s West End this summer in a new production of The Go-Between. Based on the […]

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The Bodyguard returns to London with Beverley Knight reprising lead role

The international hit musical The Bodyguard will return to the West End for a limited six month run with Beverley Knight playing the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Public booking will open on 12 February 2016 for performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 playing in this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017. Thea Sharrock’s production […]

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Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre – booking extended for further four weeks

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, has extended booking for a further four weeks at the Savoy Theatre until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer’s production starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on […]

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Dreamgirls heads for the West End – Glee star Amber Riley cast as Effie

Amber Riley will make her West End debut this year in the UK premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls. The American actress and singer, best known for her role as Mercedes Jones in the television musical comedy Glee, will play soulful singer Effie White in the production which will open at the Savoy Theatre with performances from […]

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