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  • The West End production of 42nd Street has set its closing date in the West End, after almost two years at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.Having opened in April 2017, the musical will bow out of the West End on 5th January 2019 when the theatre will close for planned refurbishment.It has also been announced that Bonnie Langford will take over the role of Dorothy Brock from 3rd September. Langford last appeared on stage in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which played the Savoy Theatre in 2014. She...

  • Company casting

    The full cast joining Patti LuPone, Mel Giedroyc and Rosalie Craig in the upcoming West End production of Stephen Sondheim's Company at the Gielgud Theatre has been announced.The central role in Marianne Elliott's production has been gender-swapped and will now be played by a woman (Craig). The three characters that were originally Bobby's girlfriends will also be gender-switched, with Richard Fleeshman playing Andy (formerly April), George Blagden playing PJ (formerly Marta) and Matthew...

  • Come From Away

    The Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the story of 7,000 stranded passengers in the wake of 9/11, is set to get its West End debut in 2019.With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical is set in the small town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, where a number of planes were diverted in the wake of the 11th September attacks.Come From Away will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019, with tickets going on sale on Monday. It will also...

  • With Anything Goes in London, we felt it was time to share our favorite Reno Sweeney performances from the hundreds of productions. Since Anything Goes premiered on Broadway over 80 years ago, these delightful and de-lovely performances are so easy to love. Baby, if we’re the bottom, then these actors are the top! ## Sutton Foster Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011 revival of Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre took audiences to a whole new level of nautical campiness; Sutton Foster’s...

  • True West

    Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are set to return to the West End later this year in a revival of Sam Shepard's True West, which will run at the Vaudeville Theatre with tickets going on sale later today.Shepard's story follows a Hollywood screenwriter named Austin and his brother Lee, a drifter who steals from houses for a living, reunite for the first time in five years at their mother's house in California. However, despite seeming relatively stable, Austin is pushed to his psychological limits...

  • With the news that the Broadway musical On Your Feet, which chronicles the life and love story of two of the world's biggest Latin popstars, is set to run at the London Coliseum next summer, we look at the couple, their careers and what we can expect from the UK premiere.The pair are two of the biggest names in Latin music with a string of hits, and have sold over 100 million records across the world, but their story has humble beginnings which saw them rise to the top of the charts and become...

  • Pinter at the Pinter

    Jamie Lloyd has announced a jam-packed season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays at the West End theatre bearing his name (the Harold Pinter Theatre) to commemorate ten year's since the Nobel Laureate's death.There are 15 plays to be performed over 7 different shows, with the first performances running in September, and the final taking place in January 2019. Add into the mix a whole host of star actors and directors - including David Suchet, Danny Dyer, Jane Horrocks, Martin Freeman and Tamsin...