News for November 2010

News

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ALL LONDON THEATRES REMAIN OPEN AND PERFORMANCES ARE GOING AHEAD DESPITE SNOWY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE UK

Kevin Spacey will star in Richard III at the Old Vic in summer 2011.

Lost star Matthew Fox is to make his British stage debut alongside Olivia Williams in a new play by Neil LaBute in the West End's Vaudeville Theatre next spring.

Austrian musical theatre producers VBW Theater have confirmed that REBECCA will make its London debut in spring 2011 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London.

Flashdance the Musical, currently playing the Shaftesbury Theatre, is to close after just 16 weeks. Following extensive regional touring, Flashdance opened in the West End on 14 October 2010 and had initially been booking until 26 February 2011.

TO OPEN AT LONDON’S NOËL COWARD THEATRE ON 28 FEBRUARY 2011 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the award‐winning new musical that tells the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history, will open at London’s Noël Coward Theatre on 28 February 2011 with previews from 8 February 2011. Million Dollar Quarter tickets will go on public sale at 10.00am on 4 December 2010.

WICKED, the long-running hit musical at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, is pleased to announce that Mark Evans will join the cast on Monday 7 February 2011 in the starring role of Fiyero opposite Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Louise Dearman (Glinda).

Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn will perform opposite Keira Knightley in her London stage debut next year.

"***** This sumptuous production not only looks incredible – the costumes and scenery are simply stunning – but the brilliant cast turn this Oscar Wilde masterpiece into an acting masterclass.  Samantha Bond is mischievous and sultry, Alexander Hanson brings great gravitas to the part of Lord Goring, Elliot Cowan's comic timing is razor-edged and Rachael Sterling brings both depth and subtlety to Lady Chiltern. A must-see!" - LondonTheatreDirect.com

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy will lead the cast in Ghost The Musical playing Sam and Molly in Matthew Warchus’ stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film. Accompanied by Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl, Ghost The Musical has new music and lyrics by Grammy® award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard as well as featuring the iconic song Unchained Melody. Oscar® winning Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his original screen play for the stage. Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, choreography is by Ashley Wallen with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and projection design by Jon Driscoll.

Today, 5 November, tickets go on sale for Ian Rickson’s production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour starring the previously announced Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss. The Children’s Hour will have its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 22 January 2011 with press night on 9 February and is booking until 2 April 2011. Further casting will be announced shortly. The Children’s Hour will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis.

Today, 5 November 2010, a further 130,000 tickets are being released for the National Theatre’s production of War Horse taking bookings at the New London Theatre to 18 February 2012.

Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton to join the cast of Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre next January.

Cameron Mackintosh is developing a new musical based on the film A Private Affair, renamed Betty Blue Eyes.

£923,612 FOR WEEK-ENDING 30 OCTOBER 2010. RACHEL TUCKER AND LOUISE DEARMAN EXTEND CONTRACTS

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