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.
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.