LONDON SPRING SEASON PREVIEW: In the West End and Beyond, Expect Helen Mirren, Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law and More
27 Dec 2012
Just as Broadway often lives by its star power, London theatre is also full of big names this spring, with many returning home to the stage where their careers began and have long drawn sustenance from.
Two Tony-winning musicals, The Book of Mormon and Once, arrive from New York to lead the musical race, joined by the first West End revival of A Chorus Line since the original production was recreated here, plus new musical adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and From Here to Eternity.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.