Theatre Openings: from w/c Jan 31 onwards

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Upcoming openings in London, the regions, and on Broadway from January 31 2022 onwards

  • Tuesday February 1:

LONDON: A Number (Old Vic) January 24-March 19, 2022, press night February 1). Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu play father and son(s) in Caryl Churchill’s play, directed by Lyndsey Turner. Press contacts: Hannah Stockton, Kitty Greenleaf, Jo Allan at Jo Allan PR.

BROADWAY: MJ – The new Michael Jackson Musical (Neil Simon Theatre) Previews began December 6, prior to an official opening February 1, this musical inspired by the life of the late pop icon will now star newcomer Myles Frost in the title role, replacing the originally announced Ephraim Sykes who has departed to shoot a film. It has a book by Lynn Nottage, and is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (whose last Broadway show An American in Paris transferred to the West End). Press contact: DKC/O&M.

  • Wednesday February 2:

LONDON: Dirty Dancing (Dominion Theatre) February 2-April 16. Stage version of the 1987 film returns to the West End, where it originally ran at the Aldwych Theatre from 2006-2011, before a second season at the Piccadilly in 2013/14. The cast is led by Michael O’Reilly and Kira Malou as Johnny and Baby respectively. Press contact: Caitlin Plimmer at Chloe Nelkin Consulting.

  • Thursday February 3:

LONDON: Cyrano de Bergerac (Harold Pinter Theatre) February 3-March 12, 2022) James McAvoy reprises the title role in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Edmond Rostand’s play that was originally seen at the Playhouse Theatre in 2019. It will subsequently visit Glasgow’s Theatre Royal from March 18-26, before transferring to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), from April 5-May 22. Press contact: Freya Cowdry at Kate Morley PR.

LONDON: Hamlet (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe) In rep, January 21-April 9, press night February 3. Globe associate artistic director Sean Holmes directs the Globe Ensemble, led by George Fouracres in the title role. Press contacts: Jessica Strawson at the Globe.

LONDON: Wuthering Heights (National’s Lyttelton Theatre) February 3-March 19. London season for Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel, with a cast led Lucy McCormick as Cathy and Ash Hunter as Heathcliff , co-produced with Rice’s company Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic (where the production first opened last October) and York Theatre Royal. Press contact: Louisa Terry at National Theatre.

  • Sunday February 6:

LONDON: Camelot in Concert (London Palladium) February 6. Bradey Jaden, Ramin Karimloo and Lucy St Louis star in a concert performance of Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 Broadway musical.

  • Wednesday February 9:

LONDON: Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] 2 (Park Theatre) February 9-March 12; there is no press night. First produced at the Park in 2019 as a charity fundraiser for the venue, almost separate 40 celebrity guests have been lined up to appear as the Inspector who is trying to crack the case of a stolen diamond; they will will join the company, completely unrehearsed and with their lines fed tom them via earpiece. Amongst the names promised are Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Mark Gatiss, Gillian Anderson, Maureen Lipman, Stephen Mangan, Meera Syal and more; the identify of which will be the guest on a particular night will only be revealed when the curtain goes up. Written by Jez Bond (who also directs) and Mark Cameron, tickets are £44-£85. Press contact: Flavia Fraser-Cannon at Mobius.

  • Thursday February 10:

LONDON: The Chairs (Almeida) February 5-March 5, press night February 10. Omar Elerian translates, adapts and directs Kathrn Hunter, Mardello Magni and Toby Sedgwick in a new production of Ionesco’s play. ress contact: Alexander Milward at the Almeida.

BROADWAY: The Music Man (Winter Garden Theatre) Previews began December 20, opening February 10, Hugh Jackman plays ‘Professor’ Harold Hill, the music man of the title, in a revival of Meredith Willson’s 1957 musical, co-starring Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo. Jerry Zaks directs, with choreography by Warren Carlyle, the same team behind the 2018 revival of Hello, Dolly! Press contact: DKC/O&M.

  • Saturday February 12:

REGIONAL: All My Sons (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch) February 10-March 5 press night February 12. Douglas Rintoul, artistic director of Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre, directs a new production of Arthur Miller’s family drama, with a cast that includes David Hounslow, Eve Matheson and Oliver Hembrough. After Hornchurch, it will transfer to Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre from March 8-12 Press contact: Becky Martin at BMPR.

  • Monday February 14:

LONDON: The Forest (Hampstead Theatre) February 4-March 12, press night February 14. Jonathan Kent directs the world premiere of Florian Zeller’s latest, translated (as usual) by Christopher Hampton, about a man tormented by the conflicting demands of family, career and sexual desire. Press contact: Clare McCormack at Hampstead.

* Tuesday February 15:

LONDON: Steve (Seven Dials Playhouse) February 8-March 5, 2022, press night February 15) The Seven Dials Playhouse, formerly the Actors Centre, is relaunched as a creative home for the development of professional theatre and artists, and opens with the UK premiere of Mark Gerard’s play, originally seen at New York’s Signature Center in 2015. Andrew Keates directs a cast led by David Ames and Jenna Russell; it also features Joe Aaron Reid, Michael Walters, Giles Cooper and Nico Conde . Press contact: Georgie Blyth at Chloé Nelkin Consulting.

LONDON: Broken Wings (Charing Cross Theatre)= February 11-March 26, opening February 15; rescheduled from originally announced dates of January 21-March 5, opening January 26). Musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan to receive its fully-staged premiere production after a previous West End concert staging. Press contact: Freya Cowdry at Kate Morley PR.

REGIONAL: Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon) February 4-March 12, press night February 15. Roy Alexander Weise, joint artistic director of Manchester’s Royal Exchange, directs Michael Balogun and Akiya Henry as Benedict and Beatrice. Press contact; Bethany Arnold.

  • Wednesday February 16:

LONDON: Saturday Night Fever (Peacock Theatre) February 1-March 26, press night February 16) West End premiere of new production of the stage version of the 70s disco film hit, featuring a score of Bee Gees hits. Directed and produced by Bill Kenwright, it features new choreography by Bill Deamer; it was launched in 2020 with a week-long run at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre before a planned transfer to Germany, but which never happened owing to the pandemic. Richard Winsor, a principal dancer of Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, Play Without Words and Swan Lake,will lead the cast in the role of Tony Manero, joined by Olivia Fines as his dancing partner Stephanie. The Bee Gees soundtrack is performed live onstage by Jake Byrom, Oliver Thomson and James Hudson  to accompany the action. Press contact: Emma Holland/Georgie Robinson at EHPR.

  • Thursday February 17:

LONDON: Our Generation (National’s Dorfman Theatre) February 14-April 9, press night February 17; then transfers to Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, April 22-May 14. Alecky Blythe returns to the National Theatre, where she previously created London Road, with a new show created from five years of interviews with 12 young people from across the UK. It is directed by Chichester’s artistic director Daniel Evans,and has a cast that comprises Dee Ahluwalia, Joe Bolland, Anna Burnett, Anushka Chakravarti, Debbie Chazen, Gavi Singh Chera, Rachelle Diedericks, Hasan Dixon, Hélder Fernandes, Sarita Gabony, Conor Gormally, Alex Jarrett, Callum Mardy, Poppy Shepherd and Stephanie Street. Press contact: Louisa Terry at National.

  • Tuesday February 22:

LONDON: Henry V (Donmar Warehouse) February 11-April 9, press night February 22. Max Webster, now an associate director at the Donmar, directs Kit Harington in a modern production of Shakespeare’s study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Press contact: Freya Cowdry at Kate Morley PR.

Wednesday February 23:

REGIONAL: 71 Coltman Street (Hull Truck Theatre) February 17-March 12, press night February 23. Hull Truck celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new play by Richard Bean that tells the story of Hull Truck Theatre’s founder Mike Bradwell’s mission to revolutionise British theatre. Directed by current artistic director Mark Babych, the play takes place in a freezing cold house on Coltman Street in early 1972 where a motley crew of unemployed actors gather to improvise a play with no name, no plot, no budget and no bookings. Press contact: Olivia Rhodes / Debbie Bradley at Anita Morris Associates.

LONDON: I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical (Turbine Theatre), February 18 to April 16, press night February 23. A new musical, with book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, based on the 1999 film of the same name, receives its world premiere, with Alice Croft leading the cast as Megan Williams, with Oliver Brooks (Dad/Larry), Edward Chitticks (Jared/Rock), Damon Gould (André), Tiffany Graves (Mary Brown), Jodie Jacobs (Mom/Lloyd), Lemuel Knights (Mike), Evie Rose Lane (Graham), Harry Singh (Jalal), Jodie Steele (Kimberly/Hilary), Aaron Teoh (Dolph) and Kia-Paris Walcott (Sinead). Directed by Tania Azevedo, the producers are Paul Taylor-Mills and Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with Lionsgate.  It follows the success of Taylor-Mills and Kenwright’s production of another high school musical Heathers — currently in a return season to the Other Palace that Kenwright now owns — and Be More Chill, that was also premiered at the Other Palace and subsequently transferred to the West End. Another high school musical Bring it On also recently played at the South Bank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and was due to tour the UK subsequently, but this was cancelled. Press contact: Emma Holland PR.’m-a-cheerleader

  • Thursday February 24:

LONDON: The Collaboration (Young Vic) February 16-April 2, press nights February 22-24, reviews embargoed to 11.59pm on February 24. Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the world premiere of Anthony McCarten’s play, with Paul Bettany as Andy Warhol, and Jeremy Pope as artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who collaborate on a new exhibition in 1984 New York. Press contact: Emma Hardy at the Young Vic.

  • Tuesday March 1:

LONDON: Bloody Difficult Women (Riverside Studios) February 24-March 26, press night March 1. Drama critic (and former parliamentary candidate) Tim Walker turns playwright with the world premiere of a play that charts the events behind the court case Gina Miller brought against Theresa May in 2016 and what has ensued. Stephen Unwin directs a cast that includes Amara Karan as Miller and Jessica Turner as May. The cast also features Calum Finlay (Max Guilden), Edmund Kingsley (Alan Miller), Graham Seed (Sir Hugh Rosen) and Andrew Woodall (Paul Dacre) PR: Kate Morley at Kate Morley PR.

LONDON: When We Dead Awaken (Coronet Theatre) February 24-April 2, press night March 1. New adaptation of Ibsen’s final play, presented by the Norwegian Ibsen Company, directed by Kjetil Bang-Hansen in his first production in the UK. It will feature a Norwegian/British cast, led by Norwegian stars Ragnhild Gudbrandsen, Andrea Bræin Hovig and Øystein Røger. It will be performed in a mixture of Norwegian and English with surtitles, and will tour Norway after its UK premiere. Press contact: Sharon Kean at Kean Lanyon.

  • Wednesday March 2:

LONDON: After the End (Theatre Royal Stratford East) February 25-March 26, press night March 2. Dennis Kelly’s post-apocalyptic play , originally premiered by Paines Plough at Edinburgh’s Traverse in 2005, followed by a season at London’s Bush Theatre, is revived in a new production directed by Lyndsey Turner. Press contact: James Lever at Jo Allan PR.

  • Thursday March 3:

LONDON: Small Island (National’s Olivier Theatre) February 24-April 30, press night March 3. Rufus Norris’s stage production of Andrea Levy’s novel, adapted by Helen Edmundson, first seen at the National in May 2019, returns. The cast eludes Leonie Elliott, Martin Hutson, Mirren Mack na and Leemore Marriett Jr. Press contact; Sophie Wilkinson.

LONDON: Death Drop (Criterion Theatre), March 3-April 24. A drag murder mystery show by Holly Star that played at the Garrick Theatre in 2020 and 2021 (interrupted by the theatre shutdown in December 2020) is returning for another West End run, to replace Pride and Prejudice (Sort of) at the Criterion. It will feature RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Jujubee and Kitty Scott-Claus. PR: Neil Reading PR.

  • Tuesday March 8

LONDON: Maria Friedman and Friends — Legacy (Menier Chocolate Factory) March 3-20, press night March 8. Friedman — who has previously appeared at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Maria Friedman Re-Arranged which subsequently transferred to the West End, and also made her directorial debut at the venue when she directed Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along there, which also transferred to the West End — is returning to the south London theatre, with the world premiere of a new show Maria Friedman and Friends — Legacy. The new show is celebration of the work of composers Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim, with each of whom she appeared multiple times. She explores their legacies, joined by friends old and new — musical director and pianist, Theo Jamieson, fellow performers Matthew White, Ian McLarnon, Alfie Friedman and Desmonda Cathabel, and a choir from the Royal Academy of Music. Jamieson will be accompanied by Paul Moylan on Double Bass, and Joe Evans on Percussion. Press contact: Kate Morley.

  • Wednesday March 9:

LONDON: The Key Workers Cycle (Almeida) March 9-12. Nine short lays about key workers, performed by a company of of professional actors, local community participants and key workers, placing Islington’s community at its heart. Press contact: Alexander Milward at the Almeida.

  • Tuesday March 15:

LONDON: Cock (Ambassadors Theatre) March 5-June 4, 2022, press night March 15) Taron Egerton (who played Elton John in the film Rocketman), Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels star in the first West End production of Mike Bartlett’s play, originally seen at the Royal Court in 2019. It is directed by Marianne Elliott for her independent company Elliott & Harper Productions. Press contact: Nada Zakula for Storyhouse PR.

  • Wednesday March 16:

LONDON: HMS Pinafore (Wilton’s Music Hall) March 16-April 9, 2022. Sasha Regan’s all-male production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, currently also being revived by English National Opera at the London Coliseum, returns for a London run at Wilton’s Music Hall. LIzzie Gee, who choreographed it, also choreographs the ENO production.

  • Monday March 21:

LONDON: Clybourne Park (Park Theatre) March 16-April 23, press night March 21. Bruce Norris’s Pulizer Prize winning play, originally seen in London at the Royal Court in 2010 in a production that transferred to the West End and saw it win the Olivier Award for best play, is revived in a new production directed by Oliver Kaderbhai, with a cast that includes Michael Fox, Andrew Langtree, Richard Lintern, Imogen Stubbs and Eric Underwood. Press contact: Kate Morley at Kate Morley PR.

  • Tuesday March 22:

LONDON: The Human Voice (Pinter Theatre) March 17-April 9, press night March 22. Ruth Wilson performs Jean Cocteau’s theatrical monologue, in a production directed by Ivo van Hove, after previously working together on Hedda Gabler at the National in 2016, for a West End run of only 31 performances. Press contact: Kate Morley.

  • Wednesday March 23:

LONDON: Straight Line Crazy (Bridge Theatre) March 16-June 18, press night March 23) Ralph Fiennes stars in the world premiere of David Hare’s play about Robert Moses, who for forty years was the most powerful man in New York, who created new parks, bridges and expressways, but whose efforts saw grassroot protests by groups of citizens who had very different ideas of what a city was and what it should be. Fiennes previously appeared at the Bridge in Hare’s Beat the Devil. Regular Hare collaborator Nicholas Hytner (and artistic director of the Bridge) directs. The full cast comprises  Julie Atherton, Holly Atkins, Wendy Mae Brown, Pip Carter, Samuel Creasey, Ella Dacres, Ayesha Dharker, Heather Forster, Naomi Frederick, Richard James-Neale, John Light, Dearbhla Molloy, Tomi Ogbaro, Sid Sagar, Nick Sampson and Sky Yang.  Press contact: Janine Shalom at Premier Communications.

  • Friday March 25:

BROADWAY: Plaza Suite (Hudson Theatre) Previews from Feburary 28, opens March 25. New dates announced for actor-turned-director John Benjamin Hickey’s new production of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite starring husband and wife team Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, that was originally due to begin performances at the Hudson Theatre on March 13, 2020 — the day after Broadway was shut down. It will now begin previews nearly two years later at the same venue. Press contacts: Rick Miramontez / Aaron Meier at DCK/O&M. /

  • Monday March 28:

LONDON: The Fever Syndrome (Hampstead Theatre) March 18-April 23, press night March 28. Hampstead artistic director Roxana Silbert directs the world premiere of Alexis Zegerman’s play about a brilliantly dysfunctional family. Press contact: Clare McCormack at Hampstead.

  • Tuesday March 29:

LONDON: & Juliet (CAST CHANGE) From March 29, 2022. Keala Settle — pictured above right, best known for her starring role in the film musical The Greatest Showtman — makes her West End debut, taking over as Nurse from March 29 to June 18. She joins original cast members, Olivier winners Miriam-Teak Lee and Cassidy Janson, as well as Oliver Tompsett, Tim Mahendran and Alex Thomas-Smith. Press contact: David Bloom/Nada Zakula at Storyhouse PR.

* Thursday March 31:

LONDON: To Kill a Mockingbird (Gielgud Theatre) previews from March 10, opens March 31. Aaron Sorkin’s current Broadway hit stage version of Harper Lee’s celebrated novel, originally announced to open in the West End last year, finally transfers now, with Rafe Spall leading the cast as Atticus Finch. Bartlett Sher’s production will also include David Moorst, Pamela Nomvete, Jim Norton, Lloyd Hutchinson and Tom Mannion Press contact: Kate Morley.

Sunday April 3:

BROADWAY: Paradise Square (Barrymore Theatre) Previews from March 15, opens April 3. Moisés Kaufman directs and Bill T Jones choreographs a new musical by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan (music), Nathan Tyson and Masi Asare (lyrics) and Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan (book) that brings former felon producer Garth Drabinsky back to Broadway, after serving time in a Canadian prison for fraud and forgery related to his previous outings as a producer. Set in a local saloon in 1863 Lower Manhattan, where free black Americans and Irish immigrants live and love together, it depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright. The cast includes Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, AJ Shively and Matt Bogart. Press contact:  Jim Byk/Shane Marshall Brown/Juliana Hannett at the Press Room.

  • Tuesday April 5:

LONDON: ”Daddy” (Almeida) March 26-April 30, press night April 5. Danya Taymor directs the UK premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’s play, whose other work includes Slave Play that was recently produced on Broadway. ress contact: Alexander Milward at the Almeida.

LONDON: Anyone Can Whistle (Southwark Playhouse) April 1-May 7, press night April 5) Alex Young returns to Southwark Playhouse, where she previously starred in a production of Promises, Promises, to play Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper in a new production of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’s satirical flop 1964 musical, that originally ran for just nine performances, when it starred Angela Lansbury in the role that Young will now play. Matthew Rankcom will direct. PR: Kevin Wilson

  • Wednesday April 6:

LONDON: The 47th (Old Vic) March 29-May 28, press night April 8. The world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s play, is directed by Rupert Goold, artistic director of the Almeida, where he previously staged the world premieres of Bartlett’s King Charles III and Ink, before they transferred to the West End. Set in 2024 and as America goes to the polls, democracy itself is on the brink. Who takes the White House – and at what cost? It will star Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamala Harris and Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump. It is co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions and Annapurna Theatre in collaboration with Fictional Company and Almeida Theatre. Press contacts: Katie Marsh,Armani Ur-Rub at Old Vic.

  • Thursday April 7:

LONDON: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) March 31-April 30, presss night April 7. Ryan Calais Cameron’s play, originally conceivedin the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2013. It was one of the first shows to be made at New Diorama Theatre’s revolutionary Post-Lockdown artist recovery hub NDT Broadgate, where Nouveau Riche are an Associate Company. Originally directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, it first ran at the New Diorama in October/November 2021; it is now directed by the author. Press contact: Anoushka Warden at Royal Court.

  • Friday April 8:

BROADWAY: Beetlejuice (Marquis Theatre, from April 8) After being forced to vacate its original home the Winter Garden during its original run in 2019/20, after he theatre owners invoked their stop clause even though attendances were building so that they could accommodate The Music Man revival instead, this stage version of Tim Burton’s 1988 film of the same name now returns to the Marquis Theatre. With book by Scott Brown and Anthony King and music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, it is directed by Alex Timbers. Press contact: Polk & Co.

  • Saturday April 9:

LONDON: Bonnie and Clyde The Musical (Arts Theatre), from April 9, press night to be announced. Hot on the heels of a sold-out two night concert run at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on January 17/18, Frank Wildhorn, Don Black and Ivan Menchell’s short-lived 2011 Broadway musical (it opened and closed after just 36 performances in the same December month, following 33 previews beforehand) finally gets a West End run. In a press statement, Black has commented, “The show has become so loved by people in the ten years since it was on Broadway. In fact, in one year we had something ridiculous like 60 productions going all over America, so we knew that people liked it – and now our time has come for London.” Nick Winston directs; castings is still to be announced. Press contact: Emily Webb/ Simon Raw at Raw PR.

  • Sunday April 10:

BROADWAY: Birthday Candles (American Airlines Theatre) March 18-May 29, opening night April 10. Debra Messing stars in the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s play, originally seen at Detroit Public Theatre in 2018 and now presented under the auspices of Roundabout Theatre Company. The production also features Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood and Christopher Livingston. Press contact: Polk & Co.

LONDON: Olivier Awards (Royal Albert Hall) This year’s Olivier Awards are to take place at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10, hosted by Jason Manford, who introduces them here. Tickets for the event are on sale via

  • Monday April 11:

BROADWAY: The Little Prince (Broadway Theatre) Previews from March 29, opens April 11. Direct from a run in Sydney, this new musical version of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella coms to Broadway (moving its dates from the originally announced previews that were due to begin March 4 before a March 17 opening).Directed and choreographed by Anne Tournié, with libretto adaptation and co-direction by Chris Mouron, it has original music by Terry Truck. Press contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown, Michelle Farabaugh at Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

  • Tuesday April 12:

LONDON: Zorro the Musical (Charing Cross Theatre)April 2-May 28, press night April 12, rescheduled from originally announced March 12-May 8, press night March 17. Re-imagined version of Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson’s 2008 West End musical, featuring music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, is revived in London for the first time since that original production for a full run, after a previous concert staging in February 2020. Press contact: Freya Cowdry at Kate Morley PR.

  • Sunday April 17:

BROADWAY: Tracy Letts’ The Minutes, originally set to open at Broadway’s Cort Theatre in March 2020 but shut down during previews when Covid closed the theatres, will now resume performances two years later, from April 2, at a new venue Studio 54, prior to official opening April 17. Anna D Shapiro directs; the cast is still be confirmed. (It originally starred Armie Hammer, who announced in April that he has departed the production, following allegations of sexual assault, which he strongly denies. In a press statement in April, he announced, “I have loved every single second of working on The Minutes with the family I made from Steppenwolf. But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production.” Press contacts: Matt Polk/Jeffrey Fauver at Polk & Co.

  • Wednesday April 20:

BROADWAY: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Booth Theatre) Previews from April 1, opens April 20. Camille A. Brown directs and choreographs a new production of Ntozke Shange’s 1976 “choreopoem”, a series of poetic monologues set to dance movements and music that tell the stories fo seven women of colour who have suffered oppression. Press contact: Polk and Co.

  • Thursday April 21:

BROADWAY: Hangmen (Golden Theatre) Previews from April 8, opens April 21. Martin McDonagh’s play, originally premiered at the Royal Court in 2015 before transferring to Wyndham’s, finally reaches Broadway in a production, directed by Matthew Dunster who also directed the London premiere, that originated at Atlantic Theatre Company in 2018. It was already on the boards at the Golden in 2020, where it had begun previews, but its opening was cancelled when Broadway was forced to shut down because of COVID. For the new run, most of the 2020 cast will return, but with Dan Stevens, Mark Addy and Ewen Bremner replaced respectively by Alfie Allen, David Threlfall and Andy Nyman. Press contact: Polk and Co.

  • Sunday April 24:

BROADWAY: Funny Girl (August Wilson Theatre) Previews from March 26, press night April 24. The Menier Chocolate Factory production, directed by Michael Mayer, that transferred to the West End’s Savoy Theatre with Sheridan Smith in the title role, is now revived on Broadway, with a cast led by Beanie Feldstein in the title role of Fanny Brice, and also featuring Ramin Karimloo as Nicky Arnstein and Jane Lynch as Fanny’s mother Mrs Rosie Brice. Press contact: Polk & Co.

  • Tuesday April 26:

BROADWAY: A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theatre) Previews from April 6, opening night April 26). Michael R Jackson’s autobiographically inspired musical, for which he wrote book, music and lyrics and which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for drama, transfers to Broadway, after originally premiering at Playwright’s Horizons in 2019.

  • Wednesday April 27:

LONDON: Prima Facie (Harold Pinter Theatre) April 15-June 18, 2022, press night April 27. Jodie Cromer, star of TV’s Killing Eve, makes her stage debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s one-person play, premiered at Sydney’s Griffin Theatre in 2019, playing a brilliant young barrister who is forced to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Justin Martin directs. Press contact: Lewis Jenkins at Storyhouse PR.

BROADWAY: Mr Saturday Night (Nederander Theatre) Previews from March 29, opening night April 27) Billy Crystal reprises the title role of stand-up comic Buddy Young Jr that he first played in the 1992 film of the same name, originally co-written and directed by himself, for a musical version that features a score by Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green. It will feature a book by Crystal with his original co-authors Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, and will be directed by John Rando. The production will also feature Shoshana Bean, Randy Graff, David Paymer, and Chasten Harmon. Press contact: Polk & Co.

  • Thursday April 28:

LONDON: Jerusalem (Apollo Theatre) April 16 to August 6, 2021, opening night April 28. Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook reprise their performances in the return of Ian Rickson’s production of Jez Butterworth’s play to its original West End home that it played at in 2010, after transferring from the Royal Court where it had premiered in 2009. Press contact: Janine Shalom at Premier Communications.

BROADWAY: Macbeth (Longacre Theatre) March 29 to July 10, opening night April 28. Daniel Craig plays the title role opposite Ruth Negga as Lady M in Sam Gold’s new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Press contact: Polk & Co.

  • Friday April 29:

LONDON: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) April 22-October 23, press night April 29. Director Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe — where she previously directed Titus Andronicus (2014) as well as Macbeth (2010), Timon of Athens (2008) and As You Like It (1998), to open this year’s summer season; it will be performed by the Globe Ensemble including Peter Bourke, Rachel Hannah Clarke, George Fouracres, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi and Ciaran O’Brien. Press contact: Claudia Conway, Jessica Strawson at the Globe.

LONDON: Five Characters in Search of a Good Night’s Sleep (Southwark Playhouse) April 27 to May 21, press night April 29., Visible Theatre, a theatre company dedicated to creating performance work that throws fresh perspectives on later life and living longer, presents the world premiere of a play that has been developed over a two-year period through a series of workshop in which all the material for the play was created by the actors. Directed by Mike Alfreds, previously Artistic Director and founder of theatre companies Shared Experience and Method and Madness, it is devised by him and Sonja Linden with the company. In the play, five insomniacs try to make it through the night. From dusk to dawn, they struggle with a crisis in their lives which they must resolve by morning. Increasingly conscious of their shortening futures and lengthening pasts, they fill their nights with distracting activities, desperate sleep techniques, evaluations of their lives, delusions, fears, panics and utter foolishness as they prepare to face the day. The company comprises Geraldine Alexander, Andrew Hawkins, Sally Knyvette, Gary Lilburn and Vincenzo Nicoli. Press contacts: Georgie Grant/Freya Cowdry at Kate Morley PR.

  • Thursday May 5:

LONDON: Oklahoma! (Young Vic) April 26-June 25, press night May 5. Director Daniel Fish’s re-imagining of the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that won the 2019 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical when it transferred to the Circle in the Square Theatre after premiering at Bard College’s Bard SummerScape season in 2015, after which it also played a New York season at St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2018, now comes to London’s Young Vic, co-produced with Eva Price, Sonia Friedman Productions and Michael Harrison. Press contact: Emma Hardy at Young Vic.

LONDON: Age of Rage (Barbican Theatre) May 5-8, press night May 5. Ivo van Hove brings his Internationaal Theater Amsterdam production of Age of Rage to the Barbican for four performances. Based on the tragedies written by Euripides and Aeschylus: Iphigenia in Aulis, The Trojan Women, Hecuba, Agamemnon, Electra and Orestes, it spotlights the inevitability and hopelessness of repeated circles of violence. With sets by Jan Versweyveld, choreography by Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and music from the contemporary music collective BL!NDMAN [drums], it is performed in Dutch with English subtitles. Press contact: Angela Dias at Barbican.

REGIONAL: All Lies (Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere) May 5-21. Alan Ayckbourn writes and directs a new play, the first of his plays to receive its world premiere outside of Scarborough in 35 years. In a press statement, Ayckbourn commented, “I originally wrote All Lies as a small-scale show during lockdown, but because I’m already involved in writing another new play for my home theatre, the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, I thought that rather than waste All Lies, I’d offer it to The Old Laundry. What is nice is this is a world premiere and it is The Old Laundry’s world premiere.” The play explores the lies and various versions of the truth people tell in the early stages of a relationship. Set in the 1950s it tells the story of a chance meeting … It’s love at first sight! The person of your dreams! But will they feel the same? Once you tell the truth about yourself will you even be worthy of them? Do you take the plunge and reveal all? Or choose the dangerous alternative and tell them … All lies?!
* Tuesday May 10:

REGIONAL: Passion (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester) May 5-June 5, press night May 10. Ruthie Henshall stars as Fosca in a re-imagining of Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1994 Broadway musical about the consequences of intense passion, obsessive love and the lengths people will go to for desire, based on Ettore Scola’s Italian film Passion d’Amore. Michael Strassen directs a limited run of 37 performances. Press contact: Caitlin Plimmer at Chloé Nelkin Consulting.

  • Tuesday May 17:

LONDON: Grease (Dominion Theatre) Previews from May 3, with a press opening on May 17. Tthe 1971 stage musical, best known for 1978 film that was based on it, is to return to the Dominion Theatre, where a hit revival opened in 1993 and made several West End returns in 2001, 2002 and 2007 (at different venues). This new production, which originated at Curve, Leicester, is directed by Nikolai Foster (Curve artistic director) and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the latter of whom also choreographed the 1993 revival. The production stars Dan Partridge and Olivia Moore as Danny and Sandy respectively, with Peter Andre making his West End debut as Vince Fontaine at certain performances. The cast also features Jocasta Almgill as Rizzo, Paul French as Kenickie, Mary Moore as Jan, Jake Reynolds as Doody, Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly as Marty, Damon Gould as Sonny, Eloise Davies as Frenchie, Jessica Croll as Patty Simcox, Katie Lee as Cha Cha, Ronan Burns as Johnny Casino and Corinna Powlesland as Miss Lynch. Darren Bennett will play Officer Mailie and Vince Fontaine at certain performances. Press contact: Alexandra Buchanan at Amanda Malpass PR: Website:

  • Wednesday May 18:

LONDON: My Fair Lady (London Coliseum) May 7-August 27, press night May 18. Barlett Sher’s 2018 Lincoln Center revival of the 1956 Lerner and Loewe musical adaptation of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is to transfer to London’s Coliseum for a summer season. Casting is still to be announced. It is co-produced in London by James L. Nederlander, Jamie Wilson, Hunter Arnold, Playful Productions and the English National Opera. Press contact: Ben Chamberlain and Amy Dearing at Bread and Butter PR.

  • Thursday May 19:

REGIONAL: Corrina, Corrina (Liverpool Everyman) May 19-June 4. Headlong premieres a new play by Liverpool-based playwright Chloe Moss, directed by artistic director Holly Race Roughan. A thriller set on a cargo ship travelling from the UK to Singapore, it explores the exploitation and power dynamics on board.  Press contact: Kate Kassall at Bread and Butter PR.

  • Monday May 23:

LONDON: We Started to Sing (Arcola Theatre) May 19-June 18, press night May 23. The Arcola opens its doors for the first time since March 2020 with the world premiere of We Started to Sing, written and directed by Barney Norris whose first play Visitors was premiered here, as well as Eventide. In a statement, Norris has said, “This is a play about family and home, and I am fortunate to be able to make it with the Arcola, who have made me feel part of the family ever since they let me stage my first play, Visitors, there. It was at the Arcola that I first started trying to write plays out of love, in order to connect audiences with what they love in their own lives; We Started To Sing is an attempt to come home to that idea, and welcome audiences back from the isolation of the last few years. I am happy to be home.” Press contact: Kate Morley.

Thursday May 26:

LONDON: Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe) May 19-October 21, press night May 26. Shakespeare and Fletcher are newly joined by the Globe’s 2022 Resident Writer Hannah Khalil to re-tell the story from a female perspective. It is directed by Amy Hodge. Press contact: Claudia Conway, Jessica Strawson at the Globe.

  • Tuesday May 31:

LONDON: The Glass Menagerie (Duke of York’s) May 23, 2022-August 28, 2022, opening night May 31. Amy Adams makes her West End debut to star as Amanda Wingfield in a new production of the Tennessee Williams classic, directed by Jeremy Herrin, former artistic director of Headlong and deputy artistic director of the Royal Court, in the first production of Second Half Productions, of which he is a director. In a press statement, he has said: “I can’t wait to work with such a talented cast led by the brilliantly transformative Amy Adams on one of the best plays ever written. Tennesse Williams’ masterpiece is a delicate work of genius and I look forward to working with a world class creative team including Vicki Mortimer, Paule Constable and Ash J Woodward to allow the play to resonate in a fresh and exciting way. I’m grateful to the Williams’ estate who have allowed me to split the role of Tom Wingfield – and thrilled to have cast Paul Hilton to play him, and Tom Glynn-Carney to play his younger self.” The cast will also include Tom Glynn-Carney and the professional debut of Lizzie Annis. Press contact: Kate Hassall at Bread and Butter PR.

  • Wednesday June 15

LONDON: Jitney (Old Vic) Co-produced with Headlong and Leeds Playhouse, Tinuke Craig’s production of August Wilson’s play was first seen in Leeds last October. The cast will include Geoff Aymer, Leanne Henlon, Wil Johnson, Leemore Marrett Jr and Tony Marshall. The eighth in Wilson’s Pittsburgh cycle, it was originally premiered on Broadway in 2017. Set in an unlicenced cab office in the city, the play explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America. After the Old Vic, it will tour to Oldham Coliseum (July 13-16), Worthing’s Connaught (July 19-23 and Bath Theatre Royal (July 26-30). Press contacts: Katie Marsh,Armani Ur-Rub at Old Vic.

  • Friday June 17:

LONDON King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe) June 10-July 24, press night June 17. Twenty-five years after their original, ground-breaking production, Helena Kaut-Howson, movement director Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter reunite to bring King Lear to a new generation. Hunter was the first British woman to play King Lear professionally and returns to the Globe after playing Richard III in 2003. The Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry plays Cordelia and the Fool, and Magni plays Kent. Also joining the cast are Ryan Donaldson, Emma Ernest, Max Keeble, Glyn Pritchard, Marianne Oldham, Ann Ogbomo, Mark Jax and Diego Matamoros. Press contact: Claudia Conway, Jessica Strawson at the Globe.

  • Tuesday June 21:

LONDON: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Theatre Royal Stratford East) June 15-July 17, press night June 21. New pop musical, adapted by Chris Bush with lyrics by Bush and Jennifer Decilveo and music by Miranda Cooper and Decliveo, is brought to the stage by director Amy Hodge, in a co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment in association with Mast Mayflower Studios. Press contact: James Lever at Jo Allan PR.

  • Wednesday June 22:

REGIONAL: Rock/ Paper /Scissors (Sheffield Theatres: The Crucible, Lyceum and Studio respectively) June 14-July 2, press day June 22, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Three new plays by Chris Bush are premiered in each of the theatre’s three auditoria, with the same cast performing each simultaneously — as with Ayckbourn’s House and Garden (though that was staged in only two theatres simultaneously), one a character exists one stƒage, they arrive on another. The three interlinked but standalone plays will tell the story of Sheffield’s oldest scissor manufacturer and the three generations who go to war over what happens to the factory site. They will be directed by artistic director Robert Hastie, associate artistic director Anthony Lan and a third director to be announced. Press contact: James Lever at Jo Allan PR.;;

  • Thursday June 23:

LONDON: The Fellowship (Hampstead Theatre) June 17-July 23, press night June 23. Paulette Randall directs the world premiere of Roy Williams’s play about children of the Windrush generation. Press contact: Clare McCormack at Hampstead.

  • Friday June 24:

LONDON: Beauty and the Beast (London Palladium) June 24-September 17. Disney Theatrical Productions’s revival of its first long-running Broadway adaptation of one of its film titles (the Oscar-winning 1991 animated feature of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice , which first opened on Broadway in 1994 and ran to 2007, comes to London for a summer season as part of its current UK national tour. A West End transfer of the original Broadway production played at the Dominion Theatre from 1997 to 1999. The production will feature Courtney Stapleton and Shaq Taylor in the title roles, with Sam Bailey as Cogsworth and Gavin Lee as Gaston (pictured above). Press contact: David Bloom at Storyhouse PR.

  • Wednesday July 6:

LONDON: The Seagull (Harold Pinter Theatre) June 29-September 10, press night July 6. Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Chekhov’s play, in a version by Anya Reiss, that was forced to shut down during previews when it was originally premiered in 2020, owing to COVID, returns, with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke making her West End theatrical debut as Nina. The cast also includes Daniel Monks as Konstantin, Indira Varma as Arkadina, and Sophie Wu as Masha. Press contact: Freya Cowdry at Kate Morley PR.

  • Tuesday July 15:

LONDON: Anything Goes (Barbican Theatre) July 15-September 3, and touring before. Last summer’s hit import of director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall’s 2011 Broadway revival of the 30s Cole Porter/PG Wodehouse musical returns to the Barbican for a summer season, preceded by a spring tour to Bristol Hippodrome (April 11-16), Liverpool Empire (April 20-30), Edinburgh Playhouse (May 11-21) and Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre (May 24-June 4). The cast will be led by Kerry Ellis as Reno Sweeney, with Denis Lawson as Moonface Martin, Simon Callow as Elisha Whitney and Bonnie Langford as Evengeline Harcourt. Reprising their co-starring roles in this year’s UK tour and Barbican season are Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma, Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt and Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Further casting is still to be announced. Press contact: Neil Reading at Neil Reading PR.

  • Thursday July 21:

BROADWAY: The Kite Runner (Hayes Theatre) July 6-October 30, opening night July 21. Giles Croft’s stage production of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling 2003 novel, adapted by Matthew Spangler, originally seen at Nottingham Playhouse and which has had two West End runs, transfers to Broadway for a summer season. Press contact: Jackie Green at Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

  • Wednesday July 27:

LONDON: South Pacific (Sadler’s Wells) July 27-August 28, then touring regionally. Last summer’s Chichester Festival revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein 1949 musical masterpiece, directed by artistic director Daniel Evans, has a London season at Sadler’s Wells, prior to a UK and national tour that will visit Dublin (from September 13), then Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Canterbury. Prior to Sadler’s Wells, it will also play at Manchester’s Opera House from July 16-23. At Manchester and London, original Chichester leads Julian Ovenden and Gina Beck will reprise their performances as Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush respectively; Beck will also play all tour dates, but casting for de Becque is still to be confirmed. Press contact: Simon Raw at Raw PR.

  • Friday July 29:

LONDON: The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe) July 22-October 22, press night July 29. Sean Holmes, Associate Artistic Director of the Globe, directs the Globe Ensemble including Peter Bourke, Rachel Hannah Clarke, George Fouracres, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi and Ciaran O’Brien.Press contact: Claudia Conway, Jessica Strawson at the Globe.

  • Tuesday August 2:

REGIONAL: Identical (Nottingham Playhouse) July 26-August 14, press night August 2. Trevor Nunn directs a new musical version of Erik Kästner’s novel The Parent Trap, featuring music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Honk!, Mary Poppins) and a book by Stuart Paterson. Press contact: David Burns at David Burns PR.

  • Thursday September 1:

LONDON: Joan (Shakespeare’s Globe) August 25-October 22, press night September 1. Written by Charlie Josephine and directed by Ilinca Radulian, this new play rediscovers the story of the unexpected leader, Joan of Arc. Press contact: Claudia Conway, Jessica Strawson at the Globe.

  • Friday September 2:

REGIONAL: Mrs Doubtfire (Manchester Opera House) September 2-October 1, 2022. This new musical, which opened on Broadway in December, is based on the 1993 film; it will receive its UK premiere in Manchester. Press contact: Lewis Jenkins at Storyhouse PR.

REGIONAL: Family Album (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) September 2-October 1. Alan Ayckbourn directs and writes his 87th play at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, where he was formerly a long-time artistic director. The new play chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home. Set in a moving-in day in 1952, a birthday party in 1992 and a moving-out day in 2022, it revolves around RAF veteran John and housewife Peggy as they proudly move into the first home they can really call their own; daughter Sandra, frantically negotiating the challenges of a 10-year-old’s birthday party without her AWOL husband; and grandaughter Alison, finally escaping the house she has somewhat unwillingly inherited. Press contact: Jennie Swales,

  • Wednesday November 23:

LONDON: A Christmas Carol (Old Vic) November 12-January 7, press night November 23. Presented in Jack Thorne’s version that was first seen at the Old Vic in 2017 and has made annual returns ever since, this stage adaptation of Dickens’s seasonal tale returns once again for a run from Matthew Warchus directs. Press contacts: Katie Marsh,Armani Ur-Rub at Old Vic.


  • Sunday in the Park with George (Savoy) Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford reprise their roles from the Broadway revival
  • Sister Act (Eventim Apollo) Whoopi Goldberg can no longer star in the production now that it has been postponed twice, but it is due here in 2022 now.
  • Good (Pinter) David Tennant in a revival of CP Taylor’s play originally premiered at the Donmar Warehouse under the RSC’s auspices in the 1980s.
  • 4,000 Miles (Old Vic) Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet are due to star in Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer nominated play.
  • The Doctor (Duke of York’s) Juliet Stevenson in Rob Icke’s production originally seen at the Almeida.