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Hamilton on Broadway

Hamilton on Broadway

Hollywood actor’s West End debut, cast albums and Lin-Manuel Miranda – the weekly roundup

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell Published 18 January 2019

As the weather plummets and Theatreland finds its stagiest scarf to wrap up warm in, we’re definitely accepted that winter isn’t just coming, it’s here.

Luckily we’ve got the highlights from the past West End week to warm you up!

Matthew Broderick make his West End debut

Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern (Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Seems like Ferris Bueller isn’t due another day off for a while, as Matthew Broderick is coming over to London to make his West End debut.

Starring alongside Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern, Matthew will be appearing in Kenneth Lonergan’s new play, The Starry Messenger.

Set in the 1990s New York, the story revolves around an astronomer at the city’s planetarium, Mark Williams (Matthew). Mark is going through a mid-life crisis, feeling his strongest connection with the stars above, rather than to his job or marriage. But then he meets single mum Angela (Elizabeth), and he soon starts to have a little more faith in the universe.

The show will be on at the Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited 13-week season between Thursday 16 May and Saturday 10 August.


War Horse returns to London

The National Theatre's War Horse on tour (Photo: Brikhoff & Moegenburg)

There will be soon new neigh-bours to Theatreland, when War Horse makes a brief return to London in October 2019.

Following its recent sell-out run at the National Theatre, and about to head out on an UK and international tour, War Horse will be performing at the new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for a limited 6-week run.


Rehearsal images released of All About Eve

The stage adaptation of the classic film, All About Eve, is nearly ready for West End audiences, but in the meantime, we’ve got some exciting rehearsal images to share.

Featuring an all-star cast including Gillian Anderson, Lily James and BAFTA-winner Monica Dolan, this show is definitely more than All About Eve!


Six The Musical extends until 2020

The cast of Six The Musical (Photo: Idil Sukan)

What’s better than the return of the Six queens in the Arts Theatre for a limited season? The latest announcement that it’s remaining there until January 2020. That’s right, you’ve got an entire year to see these rebellious, rocking, power-house queens tell their side of the her-story with King Henry The Eighth.


Shows you can see first with the New Year Sale

Katherine Parkinson and Barnaby Kay as Judy and Marcus in Home, I'm Darling (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

It’s safe to say there are some exciting new shows coming to London over the coming months. From Showstopper’s latest residency and the return of Katherine Parkinson in Home, I’m Darling, to the arrival of the passengers of Come From Away, Theatreland has never been busier!

And luckily for you, these shows, (and more) are currently in our New Year Sale. Check out these upcoming productions which currently have tickets for £10, £20, £30 or £40 for select performances.


Tina – The Tina Turner Musical to record UK cast album

Adrienne Warren and the cast of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

It’s safe to say that Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has got absolute tunes, an incredibly talented cast and performances that you’ll never forget. And now you can take a little part of the show home with you when you leave the theatre, as the producers have announced a cast album is coming!

And the news doesn’t stop there, with a new cast for the production’s second year in the Aldwych Theatre, to still be announced! Although two things will remain the same; Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith will remain in the show as Tina and Ike Turner until 13 April 2019.


Louise Redknapp replaced by Caroline Sheen in 9 To 5 The Musical

Caroline Sheen will temporarily cover Louise and play the role of Violet in 9-5 The Musical.

Poor Louise Redknapp took a bit of a tumble last week, which means she’s temporarily not able to perform in 9 To 5 The Musical.

While she’s recovering, Caroline Sheen will be playing the role of Violet Newstead. You may have already seen Caroline in productions of Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Mary Poppins tour and The Witches Of Eastwick, so you’ll be in more than safe hands!

Caroline will be joining the previously announced all-star cast, including Amber Davies (Judy), Natalie McQueen (Doralee), Bonnie Langford (Roz) and Brian Conley (Franklin Hart Jr).


10 things you probably didn’t know about Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton on Broadway

It was the musical genius’s birthday this week, and while you probably think you know everything about this award-winning mastermind, do you actually?

Test your knowledge and find out some facts that you probably don’t know about the man behind Hamilton, Bring It On and In The Heights.

Amanda Abbington to star in Florian Zeller’s The Son

There’s no mystery to solve here, as Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington will be performing in the UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Son.

The show will be directed by Michael Longhurst, whose most recent work you can currently see on the West End, the revival of Caroline, Or Change at the Playhouse Theatre.


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