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West End Live set for 22 and 23 June in Trafalgar Square

Annual theatre event West End Live is set to return to Trafalgar Square this year for two days of FREE theatrical entertainment.From Here To Eternity, The Color Purple, Open Air’s The Sound Of Music to premiere at the event.

The West End Men at the Vaudeville Theatre

For 4 weeks only, the West End’s hottest men appear together in a spectacular concert at the Vaudeville Theatre, including Lee Mead, Matt Willis and David Thaxton.

Carley Stenson To Play Elle Woods Alongside New Cast Members Natalie Casey And Lee Mead In Olivier Award Winning Legally Blonde The Musical

From 11 July 2011 Carley Stenson will play college sweetheart Elle Woods in the Olivier award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical. Stenson, who is currently playing Margot in the West End production, steps up to play the leading role joining Lee Mead who joins the cast later this month (20 June) to play Emmett Forrest and Natalie Casey as ditzy beautician Paulette Buonofonté. Peter Davison continues in the role of Professor Callahan as well as Nicola Brazil as Serena and Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne.

Natalie Casey to join Legally Blonde

TV and stage actress Natalie Casey is to take over as Paulette in Legally Blonde The Musical, replacing Denise Van Outen.

Natalie Casey Joins The Cast Of The Olivier Award Winning Legally Blonde The Musical

From 26 April 2011 Natalie Casey will join the west end cast of the Olivier award-wining Legally Blonde The Musical to play ditzy beautician Paulette Buonofonté. She joins Susan McFadden as Elle Woods, Carley Stenson as Margot, Nicola Brazil as Serena, Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan. Natalie Casey takes over the role from Denise Van Outen, whose last performance will be Saturday 23 April. From mid-June Lee Mead will join the west end cast to play Emmett Forrest.

Lee Mead to join Legally Blonde

West End star Lee Mead is to join his real-life wife Denise Van Outen in hit musical Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre in London.

Anniversaries: Phoenix, Wicked, Stomp

A number of West End anniversaries are celebrated in London this week, including the 80th birthday of the Phoenix Theatre and anniversaries for Stomp and Wicked.

Apollo Victoria celebrates 80 years

A charity gala is being held at the Apollo Victoria this October to celebrate the West End theatre’s 80th birthday.

Legally Blonde tickets at the Savoy Theatre

Winner of Best New Musical at the 2011 Olivier Awards, Legally Blonde is the Broadway sensation based on the smash-hit movie, starring Carly Stenson, Natalie Casey, Stephen Ashfield and Ben Freeman and Peter Davison.

Lee Mead starts Wicked

Lee Mead started his stint in Wicked this week, playing the role of Fiyero.

Major shows to close on 30 May

Sunset Boulevard, Spring Awakening, Shout and Joseph to all close on 30 May.   A number of major West End shows are closing this month – with only days left for theatregoers to catch them. Despite astonishing critical acclaim, Spring Awakening at the Novello Theatre is to close early on 30 May. Spring Awakening had its European premiere at Lyric Hammersmith earlier this year, where the mix of Frank Wedekind’s classic story about teenage sexual discovery fused with teen rock garnered numerous five star reviews. Stephen Daldry’s 1992 National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls will go into …

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London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …

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