Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today from London.
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Eventually Star in Hamilton
Looks like Lin-Manuel Miranda will be in the room where it happens in London! According to the Daily Mail, he will join the West End cast of Hamilton in 2018 or 2019. As previously reported, his hit tuner is set to open at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End in October 2017. As if you weren’t already aware, the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy and presumably Tony-winning show is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Carlyss Peer Tapped for B'way-Bound Groundhog Day
Broadway.com has confirmed that Carlyss Peer will star opposite Main Stem favorite Andy Karl in the Great White Way-bound Groundhog Day. The RADA-trained actress will play TV producer Rita in the musical from Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin (who also penned the movie). Directed by Matthew Warchus and choreographed by Peter Darling, the production will make its world premiere at London’s Old Vic on July 11; the Broadway transfer is scheduled to start previews on January 23, 2017.
Ruth Wilson Will Headline Hedda Gabler
The Affair's Ruth Wilson, who was Tony nominated for Constellations last year, will return to the stage in Hedda Gabler, the Daily Mail writes. Ivo Van Hove, whose New York stage credits this season alone include The Crucible, David Bowie’s Lazarus and A View From the Bridge, will direct the previously reported National Theatre’s revival of Ibsen’s classic. Performances will begin at the Lyttleton Theatre in December.