July 31, 2014

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Over 20 Million People Attended London Theatre in 2012-13; Other Stats Announced
30 Jul 2014
In 2012-13 more than 22 million people attended London theatre performances, according to the London Theatre Report, the first-ever comprehensive study across all professional sectors of London theatre activity from West End to fringe that has calculated the gross box office and employment for the year.

They're Playing His Songs: London Concert Will Celebrate Music of Marvin Hamlisch in August
30 Jul 2014
Hamlisch, a concert celebrating the music of the late Broadway composer Marvin Hamlisch, will be staged for two performances only Aug. 24 at London's St. James Theatre, with performances at 3:30 PM and 7 PM.

Forbidden Broadway to Transfer to West End's Vaudeville Theatre
28 Jul 2014 -- Forbidden Broadway, which is currently running at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, where it recently extended its run through Aug. 30, will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre for an 11-week season, beginning performances Sept. 9 prior to an official opening Sept.15, for a run through Nov. 22.

London's Original Billy Elliot Sets One-Night-Only "Dream" Return to Elton John Musical
25 Jul 2014 -- Liam Mower, the first boy ever to play the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical onstage when the show first opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005, is to return to the show for one night only, Sept. 28, when the performance will be broadcast live to cinemas across the U.K. and around the world. He will now play the role of Older Billy.

Full Casting Announced for Return of To Kill a Mockingbird to London's Open Air Theatre; U.K. Tour Will Follow (23 Jul 2014)

London Production of Sweeney Todd Finds Its Sweeney, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna, Anthony and More (23 Jul 2014)

The Bodyguard Will Launch Two-Year Tour in February 2015 (23 Jul 2014)

Forbidden Broadway Extends Run at London's Menier Chocolate Factory (23 Jul 2014)

West End's The Phantom of the Opera Will Welcome a New Raoul and More (23 Jul 2014)

Fully Committed to Be Revived at London's Menier Chocolate Factory; Kevin Bishop to Star (22 Jul 2014)

London's Hampstead Theatre to Live-Stream Current Production Free Online (22 Jul 2014)

World Premiere of The Infidel - the Musical to Play London's Theatre Royal; Complete Casting Announced (22 Jul 2014)

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