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Pride The Musical is West End bound?

Hit British movie Pride, directed by forthcoming Old Vic Theatre artistic director Matthew Warchus and witten by Stephen Beresford, may be heading to the West End as a musical.

Movie News: BBC Films announce The Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith, London Road

BBC Films has announced its new slate for the Cannes Film Festival and it includes a new film adaptation of hit play The Lady In The Van. Maggie Smith will return to the role she immortalised on stage in 1999 as Miss Shepherd, alongside Alex Jennings – who is currently starring as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane – playing Alan Bennett. The movie will reunite the team behind The History Boys – Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner, who also directed the stage play of The Lady in the Van. Kevin Loader, Damian Jones …

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Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

The RSC’s ingenious production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda now playing at the Cambridge Theatre

VIDEO: Ghost stars sing Gotye cover

The stars of Ghost The Musical have recorded a cover of Gotye’s Somebody I Used To Know.
Mark Evans and Siobhan Dillon, who play the lead roles of Sam and Molly in the hit West End show, have recorded a new version of Australian singer Gotye’s Number One song Somebody That I Used To Know.

Ghost The Musical: Theatre Announced For Broadway Production

Following the success of its London opening, a New York production of Ghost The Musical is to open on Broadway on 23 April 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with previews beginning in March. Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date. Matthew Warchus’ stage production based on the Oscar® winning film is currently booking in London to October 2012 with the recent release of over 350,000 tickets at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Ghost The Musical To Open On Broadway Spring 2012

Following the success of its London opening, a New York production of Ghost The Musical is to open on Broadway in April 2012 at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced, with previews beginning in March. Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date. Matthew Warchus’ stage production based on the Oscar® winning film has recently extended booking in London to October 2012 with the release of over 350,000 tickets at the Piccadilly Theatre.

350,000 New Tickets Released For West End Production Of Ghost The Musical As Cast Album Charts At Number One

Today, 1 August 2011, over 350,000 tickets are released for sale at the Piccadilly Theatre for the West End production of Ghost The Musical, taking bookings to 13 October 2012. Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy lead the cast playing Sam and Molly in Matthew Warchus’ stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film who are accompanied by Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl.

Ghost The Musical opens tonight

Major new West End show Ghost The Musical opens tonight, Tuesday 19 July 2011, at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.

Photos: Ghost the Musical starring Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy

Photos of Ghost The Musical, which starts previews at the Piccadilly Theatre in London in just over a month’s time.

Major new West End show Ghost the Musical, based on the Oscar-winning movie, starts previews on 24 June 2011 at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

Ghost The Musical And Stand Up To Cancer Announce New Collaboration As Single Is Released

FIRST-EVER THEATRICAL SINGLE TO BENEFIT CANCER RESEARCH

Led by artist and musician Dave Stewart, Ghost The Musical and the charity Stand Up To Cancer today announce a new collaboration. Stewart, whose latest project Ghost The Musical will have its world premiere in the UK this Spring, is a long standing ambassador for the international grassroots charitable movement Stand Up To Cancer. The new single will be the first-ever theatrical single to benefit cancer research.

Matilda West End Transfer

The Royal Shakespeare Company world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, A Musical will transfer to the West End in autumn 2011 for an open-ended run.

Richard Fleeshman to star in Ghost

Casting announced for Ghost the Musical: Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy to join Sharon D Clarke at the Piccadilly Theatre

Deathtrap and Free Dinner

Enjoy stalls or dress Circle tickets to DEATHTRAP and a free pre or post theatre dinner for £49.50

La Bete on Broadway: It’s a hit!

The Broadway transfer of recent West End success La Bete proves a hit with New York critics, with particular attention heaped on Mark Rylance’s tour de force performance.

Sharon D Clarke to star in Ghost the Musical

New show Ghost The Musical, based on the Oscar winning film, set to make its West End debut next year; Sharon D Clarke to play Whoopi Goldberg role of Oda Mae Brown.

Deathtrap – Round-up of Reviews

Deathtrap marks the first big show to arrive in town at the start of this autumn’s West End openings. And it’s a biggie, with much anticipation around the pairing of acting giant Simon Russell-Beale and Glee heart-throb Jonathan Groff

Deathtrap opens tonight in London

Deathtrap opens tonight, 7 September, at the Noel Coward Theatre in London, and marks the first big premiere of the West End’s new autumn season.

Shows closing in September

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

VIDEO: Deathtrap trailer released

With the opening of Deathtrap at the Noel Coward Theatre only days away, a promotional video has been released featuring Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Groff and Claire Skinner.

La Bete set for opening

Star-studded opening night set for La Bete at the Comedy Theatre

Hot new shows in June

June is proving to be a busy month for West End Theatre with a number of high-profile openings, including work from big name directors such as Sam Mendes, Richard Eyre and Matthew Warchus.

Deathtrap to return to West End

Simon Russell Beale and Glee hunk Jonathan Groff to star in London revival of Deathtrap David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, producers of Brief Encounter, Equus and recent success Calendar Girls, have achieved another theatrical coup. Their planned revival of long-running Broadway and London play Deathtrap is set to be a huge hit all over again after attracting a heavy-hitting production team and cast for the project. Deathtrap, the 1978 thriller which was made into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, is making a West End reappearance at the Noel Coward Theatre this summer, from 21 August. Acclaimed actor …

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Rylance Broadway bound

The West End’s man-of-the-moment Mark Rylance will star in a revival of David Hirson’s comedy drama La Bete, initially in London and then New York.

Billy Elliot triumphs at Tonys

British musical Billy Elliot triumphed last night at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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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Ghost The Musical

It’s been announced today that acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (The Lord of the Rings) is to direct a new musical based on the Oscar winning film Ghost. In a run of film-to-stage shows hitting London and Broadway, it will join shows such as Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spiderman and 9 to 5 The Musical. Scheduled to open in the West End in 2010 the music and lyrics are to be penned by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart plus six-time Grammy® award winner Glen Ballard, and written by Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin who will adapt his original screen play …

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