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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: Show Boat posts early closing notices after five-star reviews, 27 Aug

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The limited season of Daniel Evans’ five-star Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat will now play its final West End performance on 27 August 2016. Show Boat began West End previews at the New London Theatre on 9 April 2016, with opening night on 25 April 2016 after which Evans’ production was the recipient of a second set of five-star reviews. It had initially been booking until 7 January 2017.

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NEWS: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1947 musical Allegro gets European premiere

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1947 Broadway musical Allegro will receive its long-overdue European premiere, running for a six-week season at London’s Southwark Playhouse from Friday 5 August until Saturday 10 September 2016, with a press night on Thursday 11 August. It’s directed by Thom Southerland, who is working on a new adaptation of the book and the production will have brand new orchestrations, and produced by Daniel Tarento, continuing their long, multi award-winning association.

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NEWS: Michael Xavier and Gina Beck lead Show Boat in Sheffield

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Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical Show Boat. Spanning 40 pivotal years in American history, this epic musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard a show boat as it plies the Mississippi River. One of the most romantic musicals of all …

Can you succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews? Maybe not…

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We owe the phrase “you won’t succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews” to Spamalot – so it only officially entered the theatrical lexicon circa 2005 when the Monty Python musical opened on Broadway (and I first heard it live a year later, when it had its West End premiere at the Palace […]