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Stephen Wight on Fashion, Tortured Geniuses & Bringing McQueen to the West End

Stephen Wight on Fashion, Tortured Geniuses & Bringing McQueen to the West End

Stephen Wight came to attention in the plays of Patrick Marber (Dealer’s Choice, Don Juan in Soho) and then moved on to TV and further acclaim. Now, the actor has transferred to the West End for an extended run of James Phillips’s play McQueen, which takes an impressionistic look at the fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died in 2010 at ...

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London Kinky Boots Star Killian Donnelly on Leaving Memphis for a New Life in Heels

London Kinky Boots Star Killian Donnelly on Leaving Memphis for a New Life in Heels

The sex will be in the heel as of this week at the Adelphi Theatre, where Kinky Boots is readying to open officially on September 15. The London production stars Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly in the roles originated on Broadway by Billy Porter and Stark Sands. Broadway.com talked to the ever-exuberant Donnelly about shifting gears from one Tony-winning ...

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Dear Lupin Star Jack Fox on Acting with His Dad, Getting Fired from Harrods & Why He's Not Insane

Dear Lupin Star Jack Fox on Acting with His Dad, Getting Fired from Harrods & Why He's Not Insane

It’s no bad idea in a play about a real-life father and son to cast a real-life father and son. This is the case with the Apollo Theatre production of Dear Lupin, in which the veteran actor James Fox stars opposite his own son, Jack Fox. Adapted from a book of letters that onetime racing journalist Roger Mortimer wrote to ...

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Olivier-Winning Beautiful Star Lorna Want on Playing Strong Women & Why Bad Reviews Are Good For You

Olivier-Winning Beautiful Star Lorna Want on Playing Strong Women & Why Bad Reviews Are Good For You

Lorna Want has appeared on the London stage in Parade, Footloose, and as Peron's mistress in the Michael Grandage production of Evita, but has reached a career high this year, winning an Olivier Award for her fresh and feisty performance as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. Broadway.com caught up with the delightful performer to discuss awards ...

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The X Factor Winner Matt Cardle on 'F**king Going For It' in London's Memphis

The X Factor Winner Matt Cardle on 'F**king Going For It' in London's Memphis

Hockadoo! Memphis the Musical has a new leading man. The West End incarnation of the Tony-winning Broadway hit recently welcomed stage first-timer Matt Cardle to the cast, playing radio DJ Huey Calhoun opposite soul singer and Olivier nominee Beverley Knight as club singer Felicia Farrell. Having come to fame in Britain for winning the seventh season of The X Factor ...

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The New York Story's Colin Quinn Reveals His Trainwreck Past, His Conclusion About Cosby & Why Comedians Are Lucky

The New York Story's Colin Quinn Reveals His Trainwreck Past, His Conclusion About Cosby & Why Comedians Are Lucky

Brooklyn native Colin Quinn is obsessed with three things: comedy, cultural stereotypes and New York City. This trio comes together in his new solo show The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The SNL vet is having an exceptionally busy week: he's preparing to open his off-Broadway show just as the new movie Trainwreck, in which ...

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James Backway on His 'Ripped' Co-Stars in London's War Horse & Why He Won't Do a Musical Again

James Backway on His 'Ripped' Co-Stars in London's War Horse & Why He Won't Do a Musical Again

The National Theatre staging of War Horse has become a West End mainstay and continues at the New London Theatre after nabbing five Tony Awards on Broadway in 2011. The lead role of the equine-friendly Albert Narracott, which has been played over the years by Luke Treadaway and Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harington, just to name a few, has ...

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Chris Peluso on Mirror Messages From Neil Patrick Harris & Abruptly Moving to London to Star in Miss Saigon

Chris Peluso on Mirror Messages From Neil Patrick Harris & Abruptly Moving to London to Star in Miss Saigon

The 25th-anniversary revival of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre has had some cast changes as it enters its second year—among them the arrival of Broadway alum Chris Peluso to play young American soldier Chris in the Boublil and Schonberg musical landmark. Recently seen on Broadway in Beautiful, the delightful Peluso was eager to share his thoughts on hitting ...

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Kate Fleetwood on Wearing 'Posh Frocks' in London’s High Society & Starring In Her Husband's Medea

Kate Fleetwood on Wearing 'Posh Frocks' in London’s High Society & Starring In Her Husband's Medea

Kate Fleetwood was a 2008 Tony nominee for her performance opposite Patrick Stewart in Macbeth and a 2012 Olivier nominee for the hit National Theatre production of London Road. But her current starring role at the Old Vic as the sought-after Long Island socialite Tracy Lord in the Cole Porter-scored High Society, running through August 22, marks the first time ...

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Beautiful's Katie Brayben on Emailing Jessie Mueller, Being Surprised by Carole King & Embodying Princess Diana

Beautiful's Katie Brayben on Emailing Jessie Mueller, Being Surprised by Carole King & Embodying Princess Diana

The West End has a, well, beautiful new star in Katie Brayben, the English actress who won an Olivier Award in April for her performance as Carole King in the London production of Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. Having gone to this show directly from appearing as Princess Diana in Mike Bartlett's Olivier Award-winning (and Broadway-bound) King Charles III, the immediately ...

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