Interview with Jersey Boys star Jon Lee
The Royal Mail is celebrating seven decades of UK stage musicals with a set of stamps, issued today.
A snapshot of what was playing in the West End in September 1994, including Sunset Boulevard, Crazy for You, Copacabana, Design for Living starring Clive Owen, Imogen Stubbs in Saint Joan and Ruthie Henshall in She Loves Me
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Actor Winners
CASTING UPDATE: Emma Rigby and Daniel Boys in Wolfboy; Ray Quinn to strut his stuff in Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre; Russ Abbot takes over from Griff Rhys Jones in Oliver!
Griff Rhys Jones has been cast in the part of Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
A round-up of Oliver reviews, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
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 …