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NEWS: Donna McKechnie, John Owen-Jones & full The Wild Party cast announced

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Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. THE WILD PARTY will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February …

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What were our Top 10 news stories in November 2016?

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As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from November 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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NEWS: Open Air announces 2017 summer; On the Town, Jesus & Dickens update

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced details of Timothy Sheader’s 10th season as Artistic Director, which includes a Drew McOnie’s major new production of Broadway classic On the Town, a new modern version of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and, as previously announced, the return of the Evening Standard Award-winning revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.

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NEWS: Jesus Christ Superstar confirms 2017 summer return to Regent’s Park

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Hot on the heels of winning two awards including Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last night, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced that, following its overwhelming sell-out success this past summer, its acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s biblical rock-operatic musical Jesus Christ Superstar will return for just 41 performances in 2017 (11 …

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NEWS: Frances Ruffelle stars in The Wild Party, TICKETS NOW ONSALE

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Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. It’s directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and stars Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle.

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NEWS: Andrew Lloyd Webber relaunches St James as Other Palace, announces first season

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Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The inaugural season, under new artistic director Paul Taylor Mills, will feature a range of musicals including: Michael John LaChuisa’s The Wild Party and premieres of Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House and Fellini adaptation La Strada.

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NEWS: Gemma Sutton & Broadway’s Sam Lips star in Strictly Ballroom, Full cast

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The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere on Wednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. West End star Gemma Sutton and Broadway’s Sam Lips, making his UK debut, take on the iconic lead roles of Fran and Scott.

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BUGSY MALONE – Lyric Hammersmith

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In April last year, the delightful Lyric Hammersmith reopened with a commendably well-structured stage version of Bugsy Malone. Great production values, props, costumes, fight direction and orchestrations. Reviving it for the whole of this summer requires three very young actors to play each of the seven leads so to keep consistency between performances, some pretty stringent direction has been applied.