September 01, 2015

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U.K. "X Factor" Star Lands Title Role in Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
01 Sep 2015
Joe McElderry, who won the sixth series of the U.K.'s "The X Factor" and subsequently won two more reality TV shows (the second series of ITV's "Popstar to Operastar" and Channel 4's "The Jump") is to star in the title role of the U.K.'s longest-running touring musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He will join the cast in 2016, with theatres and dates to be announced.

Oscar Winner Will Star in A Christmas Carol at Noel Coward Theatre
01 Sep 2015
Jim Broadbent, the Oscar-winning actor (for "Iris") who is also well known for his appearances in the "Harry Potter," "The Iron Lady," Woody Allen's "Bullets over Broadway" and Mike Leigh's "Life is Sweet," "Topsy-Turvy," "Vera Drake" and "Another Year," is to return to the West End stage to star as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol this Christmas, beginning performances Nov. 30 prior to an official opening Dec. 9, for a run through Jan. 30, 2016, at the Noel Coward Theatre.

Future Conditional, Matthew Warchus's Inaugural Production at the Helm of London's Old Vic, Begins Tonight
01 Sep 2015 -- The world premiere of Tamsin Oglesby's Future Conditional -- which inaugurates Matthew Warchus's first season at the helm of London's Old Vic (replacing Kevin Spacey as artistic director) -- begins performances Sept. 1 prior to an official opening Sept. 10. The cast is led by screen and stage comedy star Rob Brydon, supported by 23 young performers.

Carol Tamber Best of Edinburgh Award Goes to Key Change, New Play Devised by Women Prisoners
31 Aug 2015 -- The annual Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, presented by the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation to fund a New York run of the winner, has been presented to Key Change, a play devised by female prisoners at Low Newton prison, that was seen at Edinburgh's Summerhall.

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Oliver! to Get First-Ever Arabic Language Adaptation in Jordan (28 Aug 2015)

The Verdict: Critics Review Benedict Cumberbatch in London Hamlet (25 Aug 2015)

Julia Murney to Appear in Concert at London's Hippodrome Casino (25 Aug 2015)

International Elphaba Willemijn Verkaik Appears in Concert Tonight (25 Aug 2015)

Benedict Cumberbatch Opens in Hamlet Tonight (25 Aug 2015)

McQueen, About Late Fashion Designer, Begins London Performances Tonight (24 Aug 2015)

Kinky Boots Stomps Its Way to London, Beginning Tonight at the Adelphi Theatre (21 Aug 2015)

What's Hot in London: Aug. 20: The Play's The Thing — Cumberbatch's Hamlet Finally Opens (20 Aug 2015)

Nick Hytner and Nick Starr to Establish New Theatrical Home Next to Tower Bridge (20 Aug 2015)

Full Cast Announced for London Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina (19 Aug 2015)

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