Hair

Shows closing in September

It’s all change in the West End next month as September sees a number of shows bid farewell.

HAIR

Acclaimed Tony-award winning Broadway revival of the classic 1960s tribal rock musical, full of famous songs.

Videos: West End Live 2010

West End Live videos: The weekend of 19 and 20 June 2010 saw the sixth annual West End Live event in Leicester Square, London. Showcasing the best of West End theatre, casts of most major shows performed for a crowd of over 250,000 people.

West End Live this weekend

Free event West End Live will run this weekend in London, showcasing the best of West End theatre.

Donovan and Swenson bow out of West End

Two West End stars left their roles in major shows this weekend. On Saturday night (29 May) Jason Donovan left Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre and Broadway star Will Swenson left Hair at the Gielgud Theatre.

Free West End event scheduled

The casts of some of London’s biggest shows are being allowed out into the open air again this year, as the West End’s annual live event in Leicester Square – West End Live.

Hair starts London previews

Hair, the acclaimed Broadway musical revival, starts previews tonight at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Cameron Mackintosh has brought over the entire New York cast of James Rado and Gerome Ragni’s 1967 tribal rock musical, starring the sexy and charismatic Gavin Creel as Claude. The show, set  against the backdrop of the Vietnam war draft during the 1960s, centres on a group of hippies who champion peace, love and freedom and features a famous score including songs Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Let The Sunshine In and, of course, Hair. The current Broadway production by the Public Theater, which won a …

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GAVIN CREEL in Hair

Broadway star Gavin Creel comes to London in Hair

Broadway Hair to London

Tony award-winning Broadway production of Hair will transfer to London next year.

Tony Awards nominations announced

British production BILLY ELLIOT receives 15 Tony Award nominations. Brits do well in annual theatre awards nominations. The nominations for this year’s Tony awards were announced today in New York. The 63rd annual awards will see the Broadway version of Billy Elliot lead the pack with 15 nominations. Close behind were two productions that originated in the UK – The Norman Conquests, with 7 nominations, and God of Carnage with 6 nominations. British director Matthew Warchus received two nominations for his direction of both God of Carnage and The Norman Conquests. He’s competing with another UK director, Phyllida Lloyd, whose …

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