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As news came through that Trevor Nunn has been inducted into the Broadway-based Theater Hall of Fame, the veteran director partied with the stars of his revival of A Chorus of Disapproval.

Comedian Rob Brydon marks his West End debut in the production at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring alongside Nigel Harman and Ashley Jesen in the revival of Alan Ayckbourn's 1984 comedy A Chorus of Disapproval.

The play follows a provincial Operatic Society's production of The Beggar’s Opera, and the small-town squabbles and backstage romances it brings about.

Famous faces joining the company for the after-party at Grace Bar in Soho included funnymen Ronnie Corbett and David Baddiel.

PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.

Requirements for inductees to the Theater Hall of Fame include that their career in American Theatre must have spanned at least 25 years, and they must have had at least five major Broadway credits.

Nunn will be inducted in January alongside actors Sam Waterston and Betty Buckley, playwrights Paula Vogel and Christopher Durang, artistic director of New York's Lincoln Center Theatre Andre Bishop and Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC.

The first play Nunn directed on Broadway was he Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby in 1981 (listen to our podcast with that play's star, Roger Rees, here).

Prior to that, as artistic director of the RSC he was involved with five Broadway shows including his first, a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1971. This production won a Tony Award, as did his subsequent musical productions of Cats and Les Miserables. Nunn's most recent Broadway credit is his 2009 revival of Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

The ceremony in January will also feature a posthumous honour for award-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, who died in July.

British theatre luminaries that have been previously inducted into the hall include Chorus of Disapproval writer Alan Ayckbourn, Tom Stoppard and Maggie Smith.

A Chorus of Disapproval is booking at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 5 January.

Come on our hosted Whatsonstage.com Outing to A Chorus of Disapproval on Wednesday 3 October 2012 and get your top-price ticket, programme and access to our EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with cast including Rob Brydon- all for just £37.50! Click here for details

- Leone Richmond


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