August 04, 2015

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Michael Mayer to Direct Sheridan Smith in London Revival of Funny Girl
03 Aug 2015
The 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girl is to receive its first major revival in a new production, beginning performances at London's Menier Chocolate Factory Nov. 20 prior to an official opening Dec. 2, for a run through March 5, 2016. Broadway's Michael Mayer is set to direct Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice, the role famously originated by Barbra Streisand.

New U.K. Production of Sister Act to Play National Tour
03 Aug 2015
An all-new production of Sister Act, based on the 1992 film of the same name and originally seen in the West End in 2009 and on Broadway in 2011, is to be launched at the U.K.'s Curve in Leicester, prior to a national tour. It will begin performances at Curve July 30, where it will run through Aug. 13, prior to a national tour.

The Rocky Horror Show to Return to the West End and Will Screen in Cinemas
31 Jul 2015 -- Richard O'Brien, the original creator of The Rocky Horror Show, is to return to the show to make his first stage appearances in the U.K. in over 10 years.

Broadway Actor Will Make West End Debut in Wicked
31 Jul 2015 -- Broadway's Tom McGowan will make make his West End stage debut in Wicked, reprising the role of the Wizard that he's previously played on Broadway in three separate engagements at the Gershwin plus other North American companies. He will begin performances Sept. 21 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and will play through March 12, 2016.

London Revival of Grand Hotel Begins Performances Tonight (31 Jul 2015)

Sold-Out Oresteia to Transfer to West End (31 Jul 2015)

Young Vic Announces Return of Peter Brook to London (29 Jul 2015)

London The Mentalists, Starring Stephen Merchant, To Shutter Early (29 Jul 2015)

International Elphaba to Appear in Concerts in London and New York in Same Week (29 Jul 2015)

What's Hot in London: July 30: American Musicals Making a Splash in London, Plus Ben Whishaw Returns to the Stage (28 Jul 2015)

Casting Complete for Photograph 51, Starring Nicole Kidman (27 Jul 2015)

London's Phantom of the Opera Will See Major Cast Changes (24 Jul 2015)

The Spitfire Grill Opens Tonight at London's Union Theatre (24 Jul 2015)

What's Hot in London: July 23: Dusty to Open (Eventually); Mack and Mabel Reviewed; McQueen To Transfer and Kim Cattrall to Star at Royal Court (23 Jul 2015)

American Idiot, Featuring U.K. "X Factor" Star Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight (22 Jul 2015)

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