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Nigel Havers on Starring in London’s The Importance of Being Earnest & Why He’s Way Too Old For It

Nigel Havers on Starring in London’s The Importance of Being Earnest & Why He’s Way Too Old For It

At age 62, Nigel Havers might seem long in the tooth to be playing witty young bachelor Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's beloved comic masterpiece that opens July 17 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. But there’s a reason for the apparent age-inappropriateness on view in director Lucy Bailey’s new revival. The ...

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Paul Chahidi on Hugh Jackman's Soft Hands & Falling Head Over Heels for London's Shakespeare in Love

Paul Chahidi on Hugh Jackman's Soft Hands & Falling Head Over Heels for London's Shakespeare in Love

Paul Chahidi stole the spotlight on both sides of the Atlantic with his sublimely funny and commanding turn as Maria in Twelfth Night, the all-male production of Shakespeare’s comedy that stormed Broadway last season, netting the Englishman a Tony nomination in the process. Since that play—and its companion piece, Richard III—closed on Broadway in February, Chahidi has ...

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Josh Radnor on Riding The Babylon Line, Returning to B'way & the Happy Humiliation of Being Kissed by NPH at Hedwig

Josh Radnor on Riding The Babylon Line, Returning to B'way & the Happy Humiliation of Being Kissed by NPH at Hedwig

After nine seasons as Ted Mosby on the Emmy-winning series How I Met Your Mother, Josh Radnor is returning to his theater roots in not one, but two new plays. The actor, director and screenwriter is currently starring in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line through July 7 at New York Stage and Film & Vassar's ...

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Alex Jennings on Scaring Children (But Not Too Much) in London's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Alex Jennings on Scaring Children (But Not Too Much) in London's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Alex Jennings won a 2003 Olivier Award for playing Henry Higgins in the Trevor Nunn-directed revival of My Fair Lady, and the protean actor is now back at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in an altogether different sort of show. He recently stepped into Douglas Hodge’s shoes as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Sam Mendes-helmed ...

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Greta Gerwig on Sondheim Geekdom, Her $7-a-Day Chocolate Habit & Baring It All in The Village Bike

Greta Gerwig on Sondheim Geekdom, Her $7-a-Day Chocolate Habit & Baring It All in The Village Bike

With her delightful ability to be equal parts awkward and charming on screen, Greta Gerwig has taken the indie film world by storm with her stellar performances in Frances Ha, Greenberg and Lola Versus. Aside from school shows, the world premiere of Penelope Skinner’s humorous and haunting new play The Village Bike is the first time the actress/writer ...

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West End Star Peter Lockyer on the Barbra Buzz and Why Les Miz Even Works on the Jaded

West End Star Peter Lockyer on the Barbra Buzz and Why Les Miz Even Works on the Jaded

After nearly 20 years on Broadway, half-American, half-Canadian actor Peter Lockyer has crossed the pond to make his West End debut as Jean Valjean in the totemic musical Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre. This isn’t Lockyer’s first appearance on a London stage, however: In 2007, he was one of several Broadway names who accompanied Barbra Streisand ...

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Here She Is! Katherine Kingsley on Going Full-Out and Not Being Boring in London's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Here She Is! Katherine Kingsley on Going Full-Out and Not Being Boring in London's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Katherine Kingsley has received Olivier nominations in a variety of diverse shows, from Piaf to Singin’ in the Rain, to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The English actress may find herself in the running again next year for her turn as the sprightly Christine Colgate in the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre, inheriting the role originated on ...

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Ben Miles on Tony Memories, Making History Fun & Channeling Cromwell in London's Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

Ben Miles on Tony Memories, Making History Fun & Channeling Cromwell in London's Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

Ben Miles has had no shortage of high-profile stage roles—he played Bolingbroke to Kevin Spacey’s Richard II at the Old Vic and Kristin Scott Thomas’s husband in the West End’s Betrayal, and he was part of the sublime company of British actors who transferred to Broadway in the Tony-winning 2009 revival of The Norman Conquests. But ...

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David Hunter on Nabbing the Lead in London's Once and Fighting to Become a Superstar

David Hunter on Nabbing the Lead in London's Once and Fighting to Become a Superstar

David Hunter has understudied the last two guys to play Guy in the West End incarnation of the hit musical Once—but earlier this month, he nabbed the starring role for himself. The new leading man plays opposite American actress Jill Winternitz (Dirty Dancing) as Girl at the Phoenix Theatre. He’s best known as a semi-finalist in the 2012 ...

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Tom Conti on Getting a Rush From London’s Twelve Angry Men & Losing Track of His Tony Award

Tom Conti on Getting a Rush From London’s Twelve Angry Men & Losing Track of His Tony Award

It’s been 35 years since Tom Conti won a Tony Award for his career-defining performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway?, followed five years later by his Oscar-nominated star turn in Reuben, Reuben. Since then, the 72-year-old actor has romanced Pauline Collins on screen in Shirley Valentine and done time in Gotham City in The Dark Knight Rises, in ...

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