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NEWS: Company, Come From Away & The Inheritance top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations

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Musicals Company and Come From Away top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with nine nods each, while The Inheritance is the most recognised play with eight nominations. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.

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Will Broadway musicals dominate the West End in 2019?: Mark Shenton offers his round-up of the week ahead in London & New York

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Mark Shenton offers a wrap-up of news from the West End, Broadway and Edinburgh, including the West End transfer of Waitress, Edward Hall saying farewell to Hampstead Theatre and Laura Benanti joining My Fair Lady on Broadway.

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NEWS: Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner, big names & newcomers nominated for The Stage Debut Awards

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Full shortlists are announced today in The Stage’s second annual Debut Awards, celebrating the UK’s most outstanding breakthrough talent in theatre. Big names – including Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner and Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara in the West End category – are recognised alongside up and coming talent. Winners are announced at a ceremony on 23 September 2018.

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NEWS: Japanese TV star Takao Osawa joins the West End cast of The King and I

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Takao Osawa, the multi-award-winning actor and star of one of Japan’s most popular television series Jin, will join the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I to play Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam, when the smash hit musical transfers from Broadway to the London Palladium on 21 June 2018 (press night is 3 July).

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NEWS: Dean-John Wilson & Na-Young Jeon join cast of The King & I as Palladium run is extended

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Dean John-Wilson (who starred in the title role of Disney’s original West End production of Aladdin) and Na-Young Jeon (Fantine in Les Misérables in the West End and Gigi in Miss Saigon on world tour) join the West End cast of The King & I as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

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NEWS: Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe reprise roles in The King & I transfer at London Palladium

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The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will transfer from Broadway to London next summer following a critically acclaimed 16- month run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold-out USA tour. The production will start performances on 21 June 2018 – with a press night on 3 July 2018, booking until 4 …

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Album Review: The Bridges of Madison County (2014 Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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Though often cited as one of the titans of new musical theatre writing, I think it is fair to say that Jason Robert Brown has never managed to nail a proper commercial hit on Broadway. Despite the critical acclaim and cult status that has built up around shows like Parade and The Last Five Years, the Great White Way has resisted his charms.

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DOWN UNDER Year in Review: Music theatre in 2016

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Predating the UK’s entry into the EEC/EU (and quite possibly outlasting it too!) the Cambridge University European Theatre Group has over the years amassed a fine degree of cross-Channel cultural integration. To some extent, this year is no exception and having just completed a Swiss tour via Belgium the group bring their 2016 production of Hamlet to the Cockpit Theatre for one day only.