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John Travolta to Talk Summer Lovin’ and More in the West End

John Travolta to Talk Summer Lovin’ and More in the West End

We got chills, they're multiplyin'! John Travolta’s famous chin dimple and baby blues are making their way to London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, to chat about the highs and lows of life in the spotlight in A Conversation with John Travolta. You’ve seen him moving his pelvis on screen in Grease and Saturday Night Fever (actually ...

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West End's From Here to Eternity Cuts Forever Short

West End's From Here to Eternity Cuts Forever Short

The West End stage adaptation of From Here to Eternity, starring Robert Lonsdale and Siubhan Harrison, will now close on March 29—it had previously announced it would shutter on April 26. The musical, featuring a book by Bill Oakes, music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Tim Rice, began previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on ...

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Scandal! Ray Cooney's Two Into One is Headed to London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Scandal! Ray Cooney's Two Into One is Headed to London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Infidelity among the political elite? Surely not?! Ray Cooney’s classic 1984 farce on the subject, Two Into One, will begin performances at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory March 8 with opening night set for March 19. Directed by the playwright, the show will play a limited engagement through April 26.

Two Into One focuses on the infidelity of MP ...

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Idris Elba Wants to 'Do a Musical' and Promises He'll Captivate the West End

Idris Elba Wants to 'Do a Musical' and Promises He'll Captivate the West End

Idris Elba in The Wire: The Musical?? Sadly although that project isn't actually in the works, apparently we’re not too far off! After recently receiving a Golden Globe nomination for taking on one of the most pivotal roles of his career as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: The Road to Freedom, the London based film and TV star told ...

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Bunny Boiler! Natascha McElhone to Play Fatal Attraction's Alex Forrest in West End World Premiere

Bunny Boiler! Natascha McElhone to Play Fatal Attraction's Alex Forrest in West End World Premiere

Natascha McElhone will revive Glenn Close's infamous Alex Forrest character in the stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction in London's West End. Yes, the film's notorious "bunny boiling" scene will be recreated on stage. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the world premiere production will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 8. Opening night is set for ...

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Keep Glittering and Being Gay! Candide Extends at London's Chocolate Factory

Keep Glittering and Being Gay! Candide Extends at London's Chocolate Factory

London's Candide will continue to cultivate his satirical garden! Originally only scheduled to play a limited run through February 22, London's Candide will now play eight additional performances. Directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Adam Cooper, the show will close at the Menier Chocolate Factory on March 1.

The cast of Candide features Fra Fee as Candide ...

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Simon Paisley Day Completes the Cast for U.K. Premiere of Tony-Winning Musical Urinetown

Simon Paisley Day Completes the Cast for U.K. Premiere of Tony-Winning Musical Urinetown

West End favorite Simon Paisley Day is set to star in the U.K. premiere of Urinetown as Caldwell B. Cladwell. He joins the previously announced Marc Elliott (Eastenders), Richard Fleeshman (Ghost) and Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George). The satirical musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis will begin performances on February 22  at London ...

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Illness Forces Iain Glen to Depart Turgenev's Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic

Illness Forces Iain Glen to Depart Turgenev's Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic

Due to an undisclosed illness, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey star Iain Glen has been forced to quit his role of Kuzovkin in Ivan Turgenev's Fortune’s Fool at London’s Old Vic. He will be replaced by William Houston in the production, which is scheduled to run through February 22.

A statement from the Old Vic’s ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Finds New London Home & Plans Broadway Transfer

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Finds New London Home & Plans Broadway Transfer

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is heading across the pond but first it will resume its West End run! Directed by Marianne Elliot, the current West End version of the show will not be returning to the Apollo Theatre, as previously announced, where part of the venue's ceiling collapsed on the audience December 19 during ...

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Lindsay Posner to Direct the U.K. Premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic

Lindsay Posner to Direct the U.K. Premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic

The U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities is set to kick off a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic, reprising the transformation of the venue's auditorium first seen in 2008. Directed by Olivier award winner Lindsay Posner, the production will begin previews March 13, with opening night ...

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