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February 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm #1202799729
A stage musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, will have its world premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in London from May 15th-June 8th.
Based on the plot description I read, apart from the aging backwards element, this version seems to be very different from both the short story and the film, which themselves also have nothing in common apart from the aging backwards element.March 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm #1202800640
Bryan Adams has revealed to the BBC that the Pretty Woman musical will be opening in London’s West End sometime next year.
I wonder if Samantha Barks could be starring in that. It would make sense given that she’s from England.March 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm #1202802795
David Cale’s We’re Only Alive For A Short Amount Of Time has been added to the Public Theater’s 2019 summer lineup, where it will play from June 13-July 14. http://www.playbill.com/article/david-cales-were-only-alive-for-a-short-amount-of-time-added-to-the-publics-seasonMarch 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm #1202802799
The hit Off-Broadway play Afterglow will make its London debut this summer at the Southwark Playhouse, where it will run from June 5-July 20. http://www.playbill.com/article/off-broadway-hit-afterglow-will-make-london-debut-in-juneMarch 3, 2019 at 6:06 pm #1202802801
Sheridan Smith will star as the Narrator in a new West End production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which will play a limited engagement at the London Palladium from July 11-September 8. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195012/sheridan-smith-to-star-in-londons-joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat/March 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm #1202804015
Olivier winner Giles Terera has joined the cast of Rosmersholm. http://www.playbill.com/article/hamilton-olivier-winner-giles-terera-and-more-join-west-end-rosmersholmMarch 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm #1202804034
Ato Blankson-Wood, James Udom, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor and Adenike Thomas will star in Chris Urch’s play The Rolling Stone at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, which will run from June 20-August 25. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195039/ato-blankson-wood-more-to-lead-us-premiere-the-rolling-stone-with-lincoln-center-theater/March 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm #1202805343
Eric Berryman, Zenzi Williams, Curt Morlaye and Keith Randolph Smith will star in the world premiere of Cori Thomas’ play Lockdown at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Previews begin April 17 with opening night set for May 2. http://www.playbill.com/article/eric-berryman-zenzi-williams-more-tapped-for-world-premiere-of-lockdownMarch 6, 2019 at 5:39 pm #1202806697
Paige Gilbert, Alfie Fuller and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy will star in BLKS at the Newman Mills Theater. Previews begin April 20 with opening night set for May 9. http://www.playbill.com/article/paige-gilbert-alfie-fuller-and-antoinette-crowe-legacy-to-lead-cast-of-blks-off-broadwayMarch 6, 2019 at 5:41 pm #1202806703
April Matthis will be replacing Uzo Aduba in Toni Stone. The rest of the cast has also been announced. Previews begin May 23 at the Laura Pels Theatre with opening night set for June 20. http://www.playbill.com/article/april-matthis-to-star-in-lydia-r-diamonds-toni-stone-at-roundaboutMarch 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm #1202806722
The 2019 Summerworks Festival lineup has been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/clubbed-thumb-unveils-lineup-for-2019-summerworks-festivalMarch 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm #1202808034
Magic Goes Wrong, a play created by Mischief Theatre along with legendary duo Penn & Teller, will play at London’s Vaudeville Theatre next winter. Previews begin December 14 with an opening night set for January 8. http://www.playbill.com/article/mischief-theatre-to-join-forces-with-penn-teller-for-magic-goes-wrongMarch 10, 2019 at 8:23 pm #1202811702
Casting has been announced for Michael R. Jackson’s play A Strange Loop, which will play at Playwrights Horizons from May 24-July 7. http://www.playbill.com/article/michael-r-jacksons-a-strange-loop-finds-its-off-broadway-castMarch 11, 2019 at 8:34 am #1202812378
On the heels of the recent announcement that celebrated English singer-songwriter Morrissey will appear at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from May 2-11, a residency has been launched that will bring a variety of popular music artists to Broadway each year. Titled In Residence on Broadway, the first edition will run from May through July 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Artists will take the Broadway stage for a limited residency of 5-10 shows over the course of 1-2 weeks each. Additional performers for the 2019 spring/summer engagement will be announced soon.
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