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19 Nov
2019

Best known for his performances in Falsettos, School of Rock and Funny Girl, actor Joel Montague will take over the role of Ogie from Joe Sugg in the London production of Waitress, beginning on 2 December 2019.

15 Nov
2019

It’s one of the biggest and most demanding roles in the West End and Mountview student Noah Thomas is going to be making his professional debut playing it. Yes, Noah will play Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at London’s Apollo Theatre from 6 January 2020. Everybody’s going to be talking about it.

14 Nov
2019

Great Scott! Time to meet the full cast for the world premiere of Back To The Future The Musical, opening at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, prior to transferring to the West End.

13 Nov
2019

There’s a new Miss Hedge in town from 17 November 2019 when actress, singer and radio presenter Preeya Kalidas joins the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, plus we are thrilled to see that Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter ego Bianca Del Rio, will reprise the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 9 December.

13 Nov
2019

We're getting mighty excited about the forthcoming West End premiere of Kander & Ebb's 2007 Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS! Especially after watching these videos with Jason Manford, Rebecca Lock and other members of the #StageFaves cast. Have a watch!

06 Nov
2019

How often does the writer of a show perform the lead role in their own musical and make their West End debut at the same time? Well, that is exactly what Sara Bareilles is going to do when she plays Jenna in the London production of Waitress for six weeks from 27 January to 7 March 2020. And just look who is going to perform opposite her as Dr Pomatter, it’s only Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel.

30 Oct
2019

Have you heard the heavenly casting for the London run of Sister Act The Musical when it plays at the Eventim Apollo from 29 July to 30 August 2020? For the first time on stage Whoopi Goldberg will reprise the part of Deloris Van Cartier and Jennifer Saunders has been cast as Mother Superior. It’s going to be fabulous baby.

29 Oct
2019

The Hoff is about to be hassled if Dolly Parton has anything to do with it. Yes, it’s David Hasselhoff who will play Franklin Hart Jnr in 9 To 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre from 2 December 2019 until 8 February 2020.

28 Oct
2019

Can you hear the beat of their dancing feet? Bonnie Langford, Tom Lister, Clare Halse and Philip Bertioli got a chance to see themselves starring in 42nd STREET. Who else made the reunion for the private cast screening of the musical ahead of its release to 650+ cinemas on 10 and 12 November 2019?

25 Oct
2019

Casting for the West End production of Hairspray just got even more exciting as it was announced that Lizzie Bea & Marisha Wallace would be joining Michael Ball in the 2020 production at the London Coliseum.

24 Oct
2019

As we count down to 42nd STREET hitting 650+ cinema screens via More2Screen in November, have a look at the official cinema trailer - and five other unmissable videos that trace the journey for the largest-ever staging of this Broadway classic, which ran at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until earlier this year.

24 Oct
2019

After forthcoming 2019 productions of I Do! I Do! and 42nd Street, Upstairs at the Gatehouse continues its string of Broadway revivals in 2020 with a brand-new production of Mary Rodgers' rarely seen fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress in March, starring Offies nominee Beth Burrows. Tickets will go on sale in late November/early December.

23 Oct
2019

Following its success at the Open Air Theatre, Jamie Lloyd’s fresh interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita will transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre for just eight weeks in the summer of 2020.

21 Oct
2019

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for Matthew White’s revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals.

21 Oct
2019

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes gets a rare London revival at the Union Theatre with a vibrant young cast that revitalises this Broadway and Hollywood classic. It's "classy, sassy and perfectly performed" - no wonder it's received no fewer than six Offies nominations, including for its two leading ladies. We've rounded up some of the review highlights. Time to get booking!

17 Oct
2019

All change in Chiswick! The Tabard Theatre has been renamed Chiswick Playhouse, ' in honour of the ara's illustrious theatrical heritage, and opens its inaugural season later this month with a stellar new revival of long-running Off-Broadway hit I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.

16 Oct
2019

New casting alert for WICKED! There's a brand-new Boq in Oz in the new year. Welcome to Nicholas McLean. Do you know who else is in the current cast of this long-running blockbuster?

16 Oct
2019

Following its UK premiere at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre this year, Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical transfers to London's Park Theatre from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January. The season includes an exclusive "Evening with Stephen Schwartz" on 12 January.

11 Oct
2019

Time for vinyl to make a comeback. Full casting has been announced for The Turbine Theatre’s first musical production High Fidelity with Oliver Ormson leading the ensemble as record shop owner, Rob.

08 Oct
2019

Best known recently for her role in ITV’s Emmerdale, actress Sandra Marvin is the latest addition to the cast of West End musical Waitress, taking over as waitress Becky from original cast member Marisha Wallace. Her first performance at the Adelphi Theatre diner is on 17 October 2019.