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London gets a new LION KING

Disney Theatrical Productions today announced that new cast will join the London production of THE LION KING from May 2016. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa is to take on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre. Nicholas Afoa made his stage debut as Simba in the Australian production of THE LION […]

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Tituss Burgess | Credit Casey Curry—Invision/AP

Tituss Burgess announces London concert

Broadway star Tituss Burgess has announced he will play the Hippodrome Casino in September, marking his London debut. The concert, co-produced by Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino, will take place on 22 and 23 September 2016 at the Leicester Square venue. The Emmy-nominated star of hit comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has theatre […]

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Martin Short, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson & Harvey Fierstein | Hairspray Live!

Fierstein, Hudson, Hough and Short cast in HAIRSPRAY LIVE!

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, multiple Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Tony and Emmy Award winner Martin Short and Emmy Award winner Derek Hough are to headline the cast of NBC’s HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, the network’s next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of The Wiz Live! Robert Greenblatt, […]

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The Railway Children | Kings Cross Theatre | Credit Johan Persson

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN to hold a ‘Relaxed Performance’ on 22 June 2016

At 2.30pm on Wednesday 22 June, there will be a ‘relaxed performance’ of the Olivier Award-winning THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – Live on Stage at London’s King’s Cross Theatre. Relaxed performances are designed to benefit those with autism, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. The National Autistic Society has worked closely with the production […]

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Ian McKellen with the cast of Show Boat on Opening Night | Credit Dan Wooller

Opening Night for SHOW BOAT

Daniel Evans’ Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat has now transferred to the West End with opening night last night (Monday 25 April 2016) at the New London Theatre. VIP guests included Bryan Adams, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ian McKellen, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Julian Ovenden, Samantha Spiro, Charlotte Randle, Martin Sherman, Ruby Wax, Ben Freeman and Richard Wilson. Show […]

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES BARMY BRITAIN Celebrate 5th Anniversary in West End with THE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!

Ahead of their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company today announces Horrible Histories – The Best of Barmy Britain! This special production marks Barmy Britain’s 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children’s show in West End history. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain – Parts One, Two and Three and will […]

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Sondheim Society 10th Anniversary Gala hosted by Julian Ovenden

JULIAN OVENDEN TO HOST WEST END GALA TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY STUDENT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AND STILES + DREWE PRIZE The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 10th anniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. To mark this special landmark occasion, the 2016 […]

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Original Broadway Cast | An American In Paris | Credit Matthew Murphy

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is coming to London

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring. Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has preview performances from Saturday 4 […]

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Richard Madden & Lily James | Romeo and Juliet Rehearsals | Credit Johan Persson

Branagh’s ROMEO AND JULIET in rehearsals

Rehearsal images for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s ROMEO AND JULIET are released today. Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh’s production will play at the Garrick from 12 May until 13 August, with press night on 25 May. ROMEO AND JULIET will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 7 July. Reuniting the stars of the celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth […]