I’m sure that anyone who gets around to reading this will have probably have heard these two pieces of very exciting news for London theatre. But for those who haven’t please read on…
Young Vic Production to Transfer to Broadway
First is the rather exciting news that the Young Vic’s hit production of A view from the Bridge will be transferring to Broadway this Autumn.
The Olivier Award winning production will be running at the Lyceum Theatre from 21st October right until 21st February 2016, and is the first Young Vic production in recent history to make the transfer.
Directed by Ivo Van Hove, the show will see Mark Strong, Phoebe Fox, Emun Elliott and Michael Gould all reprising their roles for the 18 week run in New York.
For those who aren’t familiar with this production, the show has enjoyed two sold-out runs in London. First at the Young Vic in 2014 before it transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre earlier this year.
In case those of you in New York need any more persuading to see the show, it won three Olivier awards out of the seven that it was nominated for. The awards the production won were: Best Revival, Best Director and Best Actor for Mark Strong.
This news follows on from last week’s news that the Young Vic’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson will be playing in the inaugural season at the new St Anne’s Warehouse in April 2016.
Tickets for A View from the Bridge will be on sale to the public shortly.
Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Guys and Dolls to come to London
For anyone who isn’t in the UK and reading this, the Chichester Festival Theatre is gathering up quite a few productions that have transferred down to London over the last few years. Productions such as ‘Singin in the Rain’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’ have proved popular in both the West End and Chichester. Now it is the turn of one of my all time favourites to come to London: Guys & Dolls.
The show will arrive at London’s Savoy Theatre in December and Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker will be reprising their roles from the Chichester run.
Guys and Dolls Features some of the most fondly remembered songs in musical history including ‘Luck Be a Lady’ and ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’.
This production is directed by Gordon Greenberg, whose recent projects include the stage adaptation of Tangled for Disney.
Guys and Dolls will run at the Savoy Theatre from the 10th December until 12th March 2016.