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Theatre highlights of the week: 10 - 16 March 2014

This week's highlights include ''Urinetown'' opening, ''Jersey Boys'' transferring and Olivier Awards nominations

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Monday 10 March

Olivier nominations announced

Streamed live from the Rosewood London hotel, the nominees for this year's Olivier Awards will be announced. We will be covering the event on twitter from 11:00, so head over to @WhatsOnStage to follow the event as it happens.

Tuesday 11 March

Urinetown The Musical opens

Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell and the cast of Urinetown
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One of the most anticipated musicals since The Book of Mormon, Urinetown has finally arrived in London. Directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring Richard Fleeshman and Jenna Russell, this satirical comedy set in a dystopian future is guaranteed to have you peeing with laughter.

Playing at the St James Theatre until 3 May 2014.

Wednesday 12 March

riverrun opens

Olwen Fouéré in riverrun

Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland's leading theatre-makers, performs her acclaimed new adaptation of the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Described by The Irish Times as "A fearless plunge into pure performance."

Saturday 15 March

Jersey Boys opens at new venue

Jersey Boys

After six years at the Prince Edward theatre, hit musical Jersey Boys which charts the careers of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, moves on to make way for the arrival of Miss Saigon.

The show's new home is the Piccadilly Theatre where it is currently booking up to October 2014.

Sunday 16 March

West End Recast

West End Recast

The Duke of York's Theatre plays host to a night which allows stars of the West End a chance to perform songs from roles they have always wanted to sing but will never be cast in. The line-up includes Frances Ruffelle, Daniel Boys, Cynthia Erivo and Jenna Russell.

Anderson and Petty

Anderson and Petty

WhatsOnStage Award nominees Willemijn Verkaik and Charlotte Wakefield are among the bevy of vocalists at a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty. The concert takes place at the St James Theatre Studio as part of the venue's season of "Cabaret Nights".