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Chichester announce new season: Imelda Staunton to play Gypsy, Rupert Everett in Amadeus

Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its new season for 2014, with some big-hitting shows and stars set to appear and a number of shows with West End transfer potential.

Stars lined up for the new season include Rupert Everett, Imelda Staunton, Sophie Thompson, Peter Polycarpou, David Haig, Penelope Wilton, Rosalie Craig, Zoë Wanamaker, Patricia Routledge and Dervla Kirwan.

Olivier Awards nominations announced

The nominations for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today at the May Fair Hotel in London.

Presented by Olivier Award winners Ruth Wilson and Elaine Paige live on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show, the announcement also featured a performance from last year’s big Olivier winner Matilda The Musical.

The shows dominating this year’s awards include the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Hollywood musical Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre and recent Chichester and Adelphi Theatre production of Sweeney Todd.

VIDEO: Rupert Everett talks Pygmalion in VisitBritain advert

The UK’s national tourism agency, VisitBritain, has launched an international TV campaign featuring some of Britain’s best known celebrities, inviting the world to visit Britain.

British theatre is well represented with Dame Judi Dench and Rupert Everett both featured in the campaign, along with Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel, fashion icon Twiggy and chef Jamie Oliver.

More presenters announced for Olivier Awards

The Society of London Theatre has released more details of the presenters at this year’s revamped Olivier Awards, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 13 March 2011. Stars include Barry Manilow, Danielle Hope, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elaine Paige and Rupert Everett.

West End Star Watch: Update

Our regular round-up of theatre names hitting town or making the news. This issue includes Alison Steadman, Jenny Galloway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Haid, Robert Lindsay and Anthony Sher.

Rupert Everett to play Chichester

Rupert Everett is to star in a brand new production of Pygmalion at the Chichester Festival Theatre as part of its new 2010 season.

Broadway News: 9 to 5, Spider-Man and more

9 to 5 The Musical We await the opening of Dolly Parton’s new musical 9 to 5 with more than a little excitement. Scheduled to start previews on 24 March at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, the reviews for its pre-Broadway LA outing at the Ahmanson Theatre weren’t overly glowing but we still think this is going to be a big crowd-pleaser. And with Allison Janney (The West Wing) starring as Violet – the role created by Lily Tomlin in the hit movie, plus all the songs penned by Dolly, we can’t see how this could go wrong. 33 Variations …

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