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.
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.