July 06, 2015

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News: International
Damon Albarn's Wonder.land Opens at Manchester's Palace Tonight; London's National Theatre and Paris to Follow
02 Jul 2015
The world-premiere run of Damon Albarn's new musical wonder.land opens at Manchester's Palace Theatre July 2 (following previews that began June 29), where it runs as part of the Manchester International Festival through July 12.

What's Hot in London: July 1: Singing Callaway Sisters, Damon Albarn, Caryl Churchill and Joe DiPietro Hit Town
01 Jul 2015
Ann Hampton Callaway and sister Liz Callaway have regularly played in London over the years, including most recently at Crazy Coqs, the cabaret room at Brasserie Zedel off Piccadilly Circus, in separate engagements last year. 17 years ago, however, they brought their New York cabaret show Sibling Revelry to the Donmar Warehouse as part of that theatre's inaugural Divas at the Donmar season that would become a regular fixture at the venue, with subsequent years bringing the likes of Audra McDonald, Betty Buckley and Patti LuPone to its stage.

The Father, Starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner, to Transfer to West End
01 Jul 2015 -- The Father, a new play by Florian Zeller that premiered in Paris and then received its U.K. premiere at Bath's Ustinov Studio followed by a run at London's Tricycle Theatre, is to transfer to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre, beginning performances Sept. 30 prior to an official opening Oct. 5, for an eight-week run through Nov. 21 only.

The Spitfire Grill Musical Will Make London Premiere
29 Jun 2015 -- The Spitfire Grill, a musical based on the 1986 film of the same name that was seen Off-Broadway in a production by Playwrights' Horizons at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street in 2001, is to receive its U.K. premiere at London's Union Theatre.

Joely Richardson Will Be Part of Trevor Nunn-Directed War of the Roses (26 Jun 2015)

World Premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sets London Premiere (26 Jun 2015)

What's Hot in London: June 24 - Is Writing a Hit British Musical the Impossible Dream? (24 Jun 2015)

West End's Bend It Like Beckham Musical Opens Tonight (24 Jun 2015)

Stars Named for London Revival of Grand Hotel (23 Jun 2015)

Nick Payne's Constellations to Have Short Return Run in West End at Trafalgar Studios in July (23 Jun 2015)

Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee to Star in New U.K Tour of Mary Poppins (22 Jun 2015)

Dual Productions of The Illusionists to Play London and New York (22 Jun 2015)

Full Cast of London American Idiot Will Feature "X Factor" Star (22 Jun 2015)

Full Cast Announced for Future Conditional, Matthew Warchus's Inaugural Production at the Helm of London's Old Vic (22 Jun 2015)

Ian McKellen’s New Take On Sherlock Holmes Opens in U.K. Today (Plus Video) (19 Jun 2015)

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