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The original Broadway production of Waitress (Photo: Joan Marcus)

The original Broadway production of Waitress (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Serving up the hottest theatre news of the week

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 24 August 2018, Last Updated 28 August 2018

This week, you have well and truly been served with some exciting theatre news. From highly-anticipated musical openings to A-list star casting, we’ve had it all. Didn’t manage to stay on top of it this week? Don’t trawl through the internet, we have all the biggest stories below.

The West End is getting a slice of Waitress

The original Broadway production of Waitress (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Finally! This week it was announced that Waitress, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, will make its way to the West End next Spring. The multi-Tony Award-nominated hit will begin previews at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, with London casting and full booking information to be announced later on.

Bat’s new Strat heading straight Out Of Hell

Jordan Luke Gage will play Strat in Bat Out Of Hell The Musical

Following the announcement that original lead cast member Andrew Polec is rocking out of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical his replacement was revealed this week. Jordan Luke Gage – who has been the alternate Strat during its Dominion Theatre run – has been revealed as his replacement.

Sally Field and Bill Pullman to star in All My Sons at The Old Vic

Sally Field and Bill Pullman

Hollywood legends and multi-award-winning duo, Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star in Authur Miller’s All My Sons at The Old Vic in 2019.

Chicago turns Blue as Duncan James stars as Billy Flynn

Duncan James as Billy Flynn in Chicago (Photo: Simon Turtle)

How do you follow class acts like Cuba Gooding Jr and Martin Kemp in the role of Billy Flynn? You turn Chicago Blue, that’s how. Duncan James will return to the role from Monday 10 September.

The Inheritance casting announced for the West End transfer

The West End cast of The Inheritance (Photo: Johan Persson)

The smash-hit Young Vic production, The Inheritance Part 1 and The Inheritance Part 2, is making its way to the West End on 21 September and this week, the full ensemble cast was announced. Find out more about the critically-acclaimed show directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry below.

Meet Aladdin’s new Summer Genie

Michael James Scott, Disney's Aladdin's new Genie!

Until the end of September, Michael James Scott – Broadway’s Genie – will be playing the blue, lamp-dwelling friend in Disney’s Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. We met up with the mischievous magic maker and asked some quickfire questions.

First look at the new Eugenius! cast

Laura Baldwin, Rob Houchen and Nik Dudley in Eugenius! rehearsals (Photo: Nik Dudley)

The first snaps are in of Rob Houchen rehearsing as everybody’s favourite musical superhero, Eugenius! The cast are gearing up for the show’s second run at The Other Palace.

The King And I is coming to a cinema near you

Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara in The King And I

West End audiences have been getting to know The King And I over the summer and now, for one night only, the rest of the world can get acquainted with the multi-Tony Award-winning production because it’s hitting a silver screen near you.

Exciting new shows coming to the West End later this year

Caroline, Or Change at Playhouse Theatre

If the weather has anything to say about it, the summer is over. As August slowly comes to an end, being inside becomes far more appealing. And, lucky for you, we have 14 incredible reasons to stay indoors for – all opening later this year.

Theatre Spot Test: Name the classic movie-musicals

Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre (Photo: Dewynters)

As Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again has had the world dancing out of the cinemas this summer, we reflect on all the great screen musicals of years gone past. Test your knowledge by taking out theatre spot test.

There was plenty of other news this week. To see what else you missed, click here.

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