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Full Casting Announced For Evita At The Dominion
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Full casting has been announced for the London return of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's clasic musical Evita, which commences its strictly limited run of 55 performances at the West End's Dominion Theatre on 22 September following a short series of previews from 16 September. 

What Does A Playwright Do? - Curious Incident's Simon Stephens & Mark Haddon
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Last week I had the pleasure of attending a National Theatre platform event at the Gielgud Theatre, home to the very wonderful, award-winning West End production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time. NT platform events take place before performances and invite the public to learn more about the NT and theatre in general.

Why Is Sixties-Mania Taking Over The West End?
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TheatrePeople reported its transfer in July, but this week dates have been confirmed for Beautiful, the hit Broadway musical based on the life and music of Carole King. It's opening at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre on 25 February next year.

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Get A Free Taxi Ride Home From The Theatre With TheatrePeople & GetTaxi
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Nothing puts the dampers on a great evening out in the West End quite like getting stuck on a drizzly pavement after the show trying to hustle up a cab. Fortunately, there’s a nifty new initiative that dispels the possibility of your getting caught up in that particular hassle completely.

Langford And Wilmot Join Savoy Theatre's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot are joining the cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the West End's Savoy Theatre from 16 September. They will take over the roles of glamorous divorcee Muriel Eubanks and Beaumont-Sur-Mer’s Chief of Police Andre Thibault from Samantha Bond and John Marquez.

Original Billy Elliot Liam Mower Returns For One Night Only 28 Sept
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Billy Elliot is Our Show Of The Month, but that’s not the only special event surrounding Lee Hall and Stephen Daldry’s much-loved musical during September.

ENO's Sweeney Todd Crosses The Musical / Opera Divide
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It's been promised for a while, but now the news is out that the English National Opera will be kicking off its first ever season of musical theatre at the London Coliseum next March with Stephen Sondheim’s (pictured) magnificently macabre Sweeney Todd.

Terfel And Thompson Star In Sondheim's Sweeney Todd At The ENO
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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson will star in a limited run of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Sweeney Todd from 30 March 2015 at the London Coliseum. The hotly-anticipated show will kick off the English National Opera’s first-ever season of musical theatre when it plays for 13 performances during March and April.

September Spectacular Starts Here
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Summer’s come and gone in lickety-split fashion, but with sepia-and-russet September embracing us in its cool autumnal caress, now’s not the time to go into a seasonal slump. September offers boundless riches, not least the return of the Supermoon on the 9th and, er, International Talk Like A Pirate Day on the 19th.

Ruthie Henshall: 'I Truly Cannot Believe My Luck That I Get To Do This For A Living'
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Billy Elliot is TheatrePeople’s Show Of The Month this September.

Michael Flatley And Nadine Coyle Launch Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games At London Palladium
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Michael Flatley, the Irish-American dancer / choreographer who turned Irish dance into an international entertainment phenomenon in the ‘90s with Riverdance, launched the updated / upgraded version of his hit show Lord Of The Dance this morning at the London Palladium.

Miss Saigon To Celebrate 25 Years With Gala Performance On 22 Sept
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Miss Saigon is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its original London opening with a Gala performance on 22 September at the West End's Prince Edward Theatre. The cast of the current production, led by Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer, will be joined by members of the original cast for an all-star finale.