Wilma’s Digest
August 8, 2014  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off
11 August 2014
Room on the Broom returns to the Lyric Theatre this Christmas roomont-tallstories-image3-LST064822
Cast announced for Return of the Soldier at Jermyn Street Theatre  returnofthesoldier24jul2014w235h200


5 August 2014
• The selfie has taken over from the autograph

4 August 2014
• FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Cast Recording Out On CD Today
• Full cast announced for the UK Tour of Wicked the Musical

3 August 2014
• London is now the Theatre capital of the world with 20% more tickets sold than on Broadway
• The London Theatre Report is out
• Full casting announced for Made in Dagenham starring Gemma Arterton
• Author Jacqueline Wilson is backing cut-price theatre tickets for children

30 July 2014
• First Production Photos From INTO THE WOODS Movie! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More
• West End Stars to Unite for THE PHILIPPINE DREAM at Leicester Square Theatre, 17 August
• 5 London theatres with really cool places to eat and drink
• Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?
• London theatre takes £620m at box office in 2012/13, report finds

29 July 2014
• Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening
• Bakersfield Mist to close early on 9 August
• Forbidden Broadway transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre starring Christina Bianco

27 July 2014
• Tom Jones Goes Backstage At JERSEY BOYS
• Show Pics: Gillian Anderson stars in Young Vic’s Streetcar

25 July 2014
• Angela Griffin joins Tamzin Outwaite and Jemima Rooper in Breeders at the St James Theatre

24 July 2014
• Kathleen Turner on Her Love of Art, London and Playing ‘Trailer Trash’ in the West End’s Bakersfield Mist
• Remake of Annie to be released on Christmas Day
• Forbidden Broadway extends its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 30 August
• Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – Full Cast Announced!
• David Bedella and Sarah Ingram star in Twickenham Theatre’s Sweeney Todd
• Liam Tamne joins Phantom of the Opera cast from September
• Bodyguard UK tour dates announced

22 July 2014
• Kevin Bishop to star in Fully Committed at Menier Chocolate Factory
• New cast of Matilda Musical announced

21 July 2014
• West End Charity Sports Day
• Photo Coverage: EDGES With Carrie Hope Fletcher, Emma Hatton & Niall Sheehy!

20 July 2014
• Ghost Stories returns to the Arts Theatre in 2015
• Bonnie Langford joins the line-up for Spamalot UK tour

18 July 2014
• Elaine Stritch dies at 89

17 July 2014
• National Theatre Live to broadcast A Streetcar Named Desire to cinemas in September
• Stomp extends booking period to December 2015

16 July 2014
• Why theatres need to take a zero tolerance approach to mobile phones

15 July 2014
• Skylight Breaking Wyndham’s Theatre Box Office Records
• Audience member ‘filming’ during naked play prompts call for ban on phones in theatres
• Watch the original Annie from the 1982 musical movie singing ‘Tomorrow’ more than 30 years later!

14 July 2014
• The first English Elphaba Kerry Ellis returns to Wicked for 3 months
• The Winner Takes It All: Mamma Mia! Tops London’s Best Musical Poll
• Watch the new Miss Saigon Trailer video
• New cast announced for Book of Mormon
• Ollie Jochim is 38th lead role in Billy Elliot The Musical in West End
• INTO THE WOODS Movie Set For Month Of Reshoots?
• Full cast for Jersey Boys tour revealed

12 July 2014
• Royal Court announces late night ‘revue’ show
• KINKY BOOTS to Open at London’s Palace Theatre in Spring 2015?
• BEAUTIFUL Looking for British Actress to Play Carole King for West End Run

12 July 2014
• Life imitates art as the Fab Four from the West end musical ‘Let it Be’ nearly get arrested
• Lindsay Lohan will do whatever it takes to change people’s perception of her

11 July 2014
• Jenna Russell and Jonathan Slinger return to Urinetown

10 July 2014
• Performers left thousands out of pocket as concert producer goes into liquidation : News : The Stage
• Lindsay Lohan ‘late for rehearsal’ stories untrue, says Speed-the-Plow representative
• Michael Praed and Colin Buchanan to star in a new production of JB Priestley’s Dangerous Corner
• Take a look at photos from Press Night for the re-opening of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime
• Rehearsal Pictures: Nigel Harman and cast of Shrek tour
• Meryl Streep to Star in HBO’s Screen Adaptation of Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS
• BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Go Inside the Making of the IF/THEN Cast Album with Idina Menzel & More!
• Natalie Gray and George Pelham Named As BWW:UK/SimG EMERGING ARTISTS Winners!

9 July 2014
• THE BOOK OF MORMON Stars Parody Classic Movie Posters
• Andrew Lloyd Webber plotting Cats movie
• Cast Announced for Edges in The Delfont Room

8 July 2014
• Rattigan’s debut play revived in Jermyn Street 30s season
• Is there still a right time to applaud at the theatre?

7 July 2014
• Tamzin Outhwaite, Jemima Rooper and Nicholas Burns to star in Breeders at St James Theatre
• Daytona’s Maureen Lipman: ‘This is unquestionably the best role I’ve ever had’
• Photo Flash: Inside the Launch of CATS at The Palladium with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn & Gillian Lynne!
• New musical adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ to premiere at the Leicester Curve
• Hobbit fans ‘ruin’ Martin Freeman’s West End return by screaming throughout Richard III

6 July 2014
• Charing Cross Theatre denies it plans to use unpaid ushers
• Dreamboats and Petticoats sequel to tour the UK
• Is it LES MISERABLES or LES MIS? Cameron Mackintosh gives his opinion
• Photo Coverage: GO GO GO JOSEPH! Danielle Hope and Lloyd Daniels Ready For DREAMCOAT Tour!
• Cynthia Erivo and Jon Robyns star in Dessa Rose at Trafalgar Studios
• West End & Broadway Stars Join Forces to Celebrate the Work of Writing Team Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds

5 July 2014
• Cameron Mackintosh prefers Les Mis to Les Miserables

4 July 2014
• Nicole Kidman set for London stage return?
• Dance Umbrella to Receive Continued Arts Council England Support
• Dominic Rowan to star in the Cherry Orchard

3 July 2014
• Cast announced for Noel Coward’s This Was a Man at Finborough
• From the Jimmy Awards to West End Stardom: Get to Know Eva Noblezada, the New Teenage Star of Miss Saigon
• Simon Callow to Tour in Matthew Hurt’s The Man Jesus, Including London Appearances

2 July 2014
• Watch the new Bodyguard video trailer
• West End Transfer for Nicholas Hytner’s production of Great Britain

1 July 2014
• Urinetown transfers to the Apollo Theatre from 29 September

30 June 2014
• WIN one of 5 Jersey Boys goodie bags
• Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall star in Richard Bean’s Toast at Park Theatre
• Nikki Davis-Jones joins the West End cast of Wicked
• New cast announced for Wicked UK tour
• Take a look at Billie Piper in Great Britain

27 June 2014
• CATS to Claw Into the London Palladium This Winter
• Evita to open at the Dominion Theatre in September
• Roald Dahl’s The Twits amongst new seasons shows at the Royal Court Theatre
• Five Questions for Keith Duffy who is currently starring in the West End transfer of A Handful of Stars
• Carly Bawden, Oliver Watton and More Set for SUMMER SESSIONS at The Wenlock & Essex, July 6
• Make Way! ALADDIN Eyeing West End Run at the London Palladium in 2016?
• Pupils’ war horse puppet leaves casting crew speechless
• National Theatre Live Cinema Broadcast of SKYLIGHT from 17th July
• Cats returns to West End from December

26 June 2014
• TKTS launches West End Wednesdays – offering half price theatre tickets
• Plans for War Horse to relocate from the West End to Westminster Hall
• Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense extends West End booking to January 2015
• 8 things you didn’t know about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
• Leicester’s Curve theatre appoints West End director Nikolai Foster to replace Paul Kerryson
• GREAT BRITAIN opens Monday 30th June at The National Theatre starring Billie Piper
• Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon transfers to Harold Pinter Theatre
• Russell Grant to star as Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie

25 June 2014
Denise Van Outen’s Some Girl I Used To Know announces West End transfer

24 June 2014
Take the Cats quiz as the musical gears up for a Newcastle run
West End Live gives the public a taste of London theatre
John Barrowman announces UK tour including a stop at the London Palladium
10 life lessons that musicals have taught us
The Curious Incident re-opens tonight in the West End

23 June | Fringe theatre the Print Room to move to Notting Hill’s Coronet

23 June | UK tour of Fame cancelled!

22 June | NEWSIES to close on Broadway on August 24

22 June | Photo Coverage: WEST END LIVE! WICKED, LES MIS, MISS SAIGON And More!

21 June | London’s theatres, how they looked then and now

21 June | Average premium ticket in West End costs almost £100, survey reveals

21 June | Tamsin Greig to star in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Playhouse Theatre

21 June | Lindsay Lohan posts photo outside stage door

20 June | Simon Bailey and Laura Pitt-Pulford star in Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little from 29 July

20 June | Tamsin Greig stars in West End premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre from January

19 June | Oliver Tompsett announces solo concert this August

19 June | West End’s top seats cost three times as much as 10 years ago

19 June | National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein returns to cinemas from 30 October

19 June | Can new West End Musicals go the distance?

19 June | which kind of West End Live-Goer Are You? (Unsurprisingly I’m a super fan!)

19 June | Win a London Theatre Break

19 June | West End Live vs Glastonbury

19 June | Gemma Arterton goes back to roots for ‘Made in Dagenham’ musical

19 June | Twickenham new London theatre launches with Sweeney Todd

18 June | Sondheim Reveals Plot Changes for Disney Into the Woods Film

18 June | Lindsay Lohan to make her West End debut this November

18 June | Sarah Brightman cancels US tour due to injury

18 June | Will Meryl Streep Star in Long-Awaited Film of Master Class?

17 June | Ron Weasley is making his Broadway debut

16 June | Booking for Kids Week now open!

16 June | Made in Dagenham – a new British musical in the making

16 June | Check Official London Theatre’s top 10 moments from 10 years of West End LIVE

16 June | Full cast announced for the UK tour of Calamity Jane

16 June | Don’t miss John Owen Jones performing this Saturday night at the Hippodrome Casino

16 June | First tour dates have surfaced for the 2015 Spamalot UK tour

16 June | 20 incredible facts about theatre that you won’t believe are true

15 June | Take a look at the new production shots for Skylight, starring CareyMulligan & BillNighy

15 June | Venues announced for Gate’s Grounded tour

15 June | Relaxed performance of War Horse to be staged in September

15 June | Theatre 503 launches a chilly New Writing Festival “Is It Getting Cold In Here?”

15 June | Julia Donaldson’s WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD Plays Richmond and Cadogan Hall For London Summer Season

15 June | Jake Gyllenhaal To Make Broadway Debut

15 June | More cast announced for Made In Dagenham 

15 June | Nicholas Parsons & Simon Callow celebrate The Great British Musical!

15 June | Billy Elliot the Musical to be screened live in Cinemas

14 June | The RSC’s WOLF HALL & BRING UP THE BODIES has extended until 4 October

21 May | New cast members to climb the barricades in Les Miserables from 16 June 2014