Gossip

Novelist Pratchett Concocts Musical Fantasy???
By Editorial Staff · 27 Jul 2001
Not content to leave the field to former rock stars, sci-fi novelist Terry Pratchett is turning his hand to musicals. Pratchett has reportedly been drafted in as a consultant on the Theatre Royal ...
Traffic's Cheadle Heading for London Fringe???
By Editorial Staff · 26 Jul 2001
Don Cheadle, star of the hit films Traffic and Out of Sight, could well be heading to a major off-West End theatre next year. Cheadle is about to open in New York in a new drama ...
Rickman & Duncan Pair up in Private Lives???
By Editorial Staff · 25 Jul 2001
Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan may be the latest stars to take on the roles of battling divorcees Amanda and Elyot in the Noel Coward classic, Private Lives. Producer Duncan Weldon is hoping ...
Boom! Time for Larson & Rent Movie???
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jul 2001
The late Jonathan Larson, creator of the musical Rent, is set to have his career profile raised ever higher. An autobiographical musical by the composer, Tick, Tick... Boom!, is hitting the ...
Penhall & Nunn to Stage Quadrophenia???
By Editorial Staff · 23 Jul 2001
Quadrophenia, Pete Townsend's 1970s rock concept album which became a film, may well be heading for the stage. Playwright Joe Penhall (of Blue/Orange fame) and director Trevor Nunn are ...
Paltrow, Weisz or Winslet for West End Proof???
By Editorial Staff · 23 Jul 2001
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Rachel Weisz are believed to be three names under consideration for a West End production of David Auburn's award-winning drama Proof. The play, which picked ...
Face in the Crowd Film for the Stage???
By Editorial Staff · 20 Jul 2001
Walter Bobbie, the director behind the successful revival of Chicago, is believed to be adapting a classic movie for the stage. The film, A Face in the Crowd, was directed by Eliza Kazan in ...
Ex-PM Major Inspires Musical Hoax???
By Editorial Staff · 20 Jul 2001
Rumours regarding a stage musical to be based on the life of former Prime Minister John Major have turned out to be a hoax. Details of the alleged show, entitled Minor to Major, were created ...
Stroman Makes Contact with London???
By Editorial Staff · 19 Jul 2001
Susan Stroman's celebrated "dance play", Contact, may be headed for the West End next spring. The award-winning Broadway production has been playing at New York's Vivian Beaumont Theatre since ...
Stephens, Walter, Imrie & Bowles Join Royal Dench???
By Editorial Staff · 19 Jul 2001
You'd think it be difficult to upstage the casting of Dame Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall's production of The Royal Family, due to open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1 November (previews from 24 ...