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London Odds & Ends: Broadway Alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, the West End Could Get Beautiful & More

London Odds & Ends: Broadway Alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, the West End Could Get Beautiful & More
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'Beautiful' is eyeing the West End's Aldwych Theatre.

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today.

Broadway alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, Starring Gillian Anderson
Broadway alum Ben Foster (Orphans) will join the previously announced Gillian Anderson in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic, as Stanley Kowalski. Directed by Benedict Andrews, the show will play a limited engagement July 23 through September 6. A potentially very starry opening night is scheduled for July 28.

London Could Get Beautiful
The West End may soon be feeling the earth move under its feet. The Tony nominated show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical could run at the Aldwych Theatre early next year. According to the Daily Mail, no word yet on whether the show’s Broadway headliner, Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, will be crossing the pond.

The West End Will Dance 'Til Dawn
Speaking of the Aldwych Theatre, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favorites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace will star in Dance ‘Til Dawn at the venue for a 10-week run, beginning October 23. 

Jane Horrocks to Star in the West End's East is East
Stage and screen star Jane Horrocks (The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) will star in Trafalgar Transformed's revival of Ayub Khan Din’s East is East. Directed by Sam Yates, the show will run October 4 through January 3, 2015, with press night scheduled for October 15.

City of Angels Set for the Donmar
Broadway alum Hadley Fraser (The Pirate Queen) and his real-life other half Rosalie Craig, will play opposite each other in City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse, helmed by the theater’s artistic director Josie Rourke. The Daily Mail reports that the musical will begin previews on October 4.

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