A West End revival this fall will be directed by Lindsay Posner, a Mamet specialist who has worked with screen actors on stage before.
The 'Mean Girls' star may appear in a London revival of David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' this fall.
In a revival the playwright has been trying to stage for some time, Nighy will reprise the role he played on the West End in the 1990s, while Mulligan will play the part for which Hare had first sounded out Kate Winslet.
So, apparently Shanghai is going to be the next big theater center in the world. New York has Broadway, London has the West End, and now Dreamworks is piling $2.4 billion into the Chinese city to make it a third entertainment destination to rival those two great theater capitals.
London has held a memorial service for Jimmy Hardwick--the beloved resident pianist at Joe Allen restaurant. Hardwick died in January, and his service was held at St. Paul's, the so-called "actors' Church" in Covent Garden. His was the face and his were the melodies that greeted diners at the restaurant, often frequented by the leading lights of the West End.
The Future fans have finally been heard. Perhaps one of the most insatiable fan bases to the cult classic Back to the Future will see the film on the center stage as Jamie Lloyd directs.
Some relief, yes, after the horrible ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue. According to The Stage, West End audience numbers have not generally been affected by the widely-reported catastrophe.
It's been nearly two weeks since the roof collapsed, mid-performance, at the Apollo Theater on Shaftesbury Avenue.
UPDATE: All performances of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' have been canceled until January 4, 2014. In a statement on the Nimax Theatre group's website, the company described the Apollo Theatre tragedy as both “shocking" and "upsetting." Those with tickets for the play--adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's novel of the same name--should contact their initial point of purchase.
The Apollo Theater in Shaftesbury Avenue, one of the West End's most admired and busiest venues, has suffered a disaster almost without parallel in recent Theatreland history.
We always knew it would happen. The famous helicopter in the musical (actually, it's a through-sung rock opera, but let's not quibble) 'Miss Saigon' is set to land again in London--along with the rest of the show, in a new production. The occasion is the 25th anniversary of the original and will reunite several of the original team, notably producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and composer and lyricist Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. The cast is mostly new, with one or two returnees and promotions.