Weekly Theatre News Round Up - October 11-17
The news that has had theatre land talking this week includes
Tributes paid to Angela Lansbury
Tributes have been paid to Dame Angela Lansbury, who passed away this week at the age of 96.
The Tony award winner starred in numerous productions including originating the role of Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, as well as performing in Mame, Gypsy and The King and I. She also voiced Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast and famously appeared in Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
Hamilton extends West End run
The hit musical Hamilton has announced an extension to its booking period this week, much to the delight of fans.
The show, which is running at the Victoria Palace Theatre is now booking until Saturday 30 September 2023.
Craig Revel Horwood and Paul O’Grady to play Miss Hannigan
It has been announced that Craig Revel Horwood and Paul O’Grady will share the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming uk tour of Annie
Horwood will the play in Leicester, Birmingham, Oxford, Dartford, Stoke, Llandudno, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham, Woking, Cardiff, Bradford, Southend, Bromley and Norwich with O’Grady playing the part in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin and Bristol.
Date announced for 2023 Olivier Awards
It has been confirmed that the 2023 Oliver Awards will take place on Sunday 2 April at London’s Royal Albert Hall. celebrating a year of productions in the capital.
More details are to be revealed.
Ariana DeBose to perform concert in London
It has been announced that Oscar winner Ariana DeBose is to perform a concert in London next year.
The star, whose stage credits includes Hamilton, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Bring It On and A Bronx Tale, will perform at the London Palladium on April 1st
Her screen credits include West Side Story, The Prom, Saturday Night Live and Schmigadoon!