It may be cold outside, but the world of London theatre is heating up! Plenty of casting news, a new musical theatre album to stream, and a chance to win tickets to Waitress‘ dress rehearsal should have you feeling nice and warm inside.
Caroline, or Change will play its last performance on 2 March. Tony Kushner’s acclaimed musical will close to make way for Fiddler on the Roof, coming to the Playhouse Theatre 27 March.
Tickets are now on sale for Mary Poppins. You can now book your tickets for the London revival, which begins performances at the Prince Edward Theatre 23 October.
Waitress is closer than ever! And you have the chance to score tickets to the dress rehearsal. The London production is holding a lottery for tickets to a special fan preview performance, and you can enter on the show’s website.
Bitter Wheat, David Mamet’s new play about Harvey Weinstein, will star John Malkovich. Playing at the Garrick Theatre from 7 June to 14 September, the production marks Malkovich’s first stage appearance in almost 30 years. Bitter Wheat will also star Doon Mackichan and Ionna Kimbrook, with David Mamet directing.
Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke will star in a new adaptation of Ibsen’s Rosmersholm. This adaptation by Duncan Macmillan (People Places and Things) will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 24 April. Rosmersholm examines the life of John Rosmer: a man caught between conservative traditions and modern ideas as his country experiences a political flux.
Sarah Hadland joins the cast of Admissions. Joshua Harmon’s comedy, transferring from New York, will star Alex Kingston (Doctor Who) and Sarah Hadland (Miranda), as well as Andrew Woodall, Margot Leicester and Ben Edelman. Admissions plays at Trafalgar Studio One from 28 February.
Clive Owen, Anna Gunn, Lia Williams and Julian Glover will star in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana. Directed by James Macdonald, this production begins performances in July at the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited 12-week engagement. Tickets go on sale 5 February.
Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson join the upcoming ENO production of Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum. Lyndhurst, known for his role as Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses, will play the Innkeeper and the Captain. Janson (Beautiful, Dessa Rose) will play Aldonza and Dulcinea, sharing the roles with Danielle de Niese. Kelsey Grammer, as previously announced, will play Don Quixote. The production opens 26 April.
Anne-Marie Duff will star in a revival of Sweet Charity. A musical about an optimistic dancer working in New York, Sweet Charity had its last major revival in 2009. Anne-Marie Duff recently played in National Theatre productions Macbeth and Common, Heisenberg at Wyndham’s Theatre and Oil at the Almeida Theatre. Arthur Darvill (Treasure Island, Once) joins her, with Josie Rourke directing. Sweet Charity opens at the Donmar Warehouse 6 April.
A new dance production featuring the music of Sting will premiere at Sadler’s Wells in 2020. A collaboration between Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK, Message In A Bottle, by Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Kate Prince, will feature lyrical hip hop dance amid a story of hope and humanity.
Ready for West End LIVE? Well, you’ll have to wait a while, but at least we now know the dates! This year’s free West End LIVE event will take place in Trafalgar Square on 22 and 23 June.
Company releases its digital cast album today!
Meanwhile, if you haven’t seen this critically acclaimed revival yet, your window is closing. Company plays its last performance 30 March.