There's so much happening in and around London, we know you need a breakdown. Whether it's a reprisal of Ibsen or a brand new work by Matthew Perry, Britain's got it all on tap. Plus, details for the stage debut the whole Muggle world is talking about. Here's your guide to musical revivals, new British musicals, Broadway transfers, and new and revisited plays opening this spring.
Revivals: Long-awaited Returns and Old-Time Favorites
The year kicks off on the musicals front with the transfer of another Chichester hit to the West End, when Gordon Greenberg's 2014 revival of Frank Loesser's immortal musical Guys and Dolls follows Chichester's already legendary (and recently televised) production of another Broadway classic Gypsy (starring Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose) into the Savoy Theatre, officially opening Jan. 6.Guys and Dolls stars man of the moment Jamie Parker (original cast of The History Boys at the National, subsequently Broadway and the film version), Sophie Thompson both reprising their Chichester roles as Sky Masterson and Miss Adelaide respectively. They are newly joined by David Haig as Nathan Detroit and Siubhan Harrison as Sister Sarah Brown.