See Which Stars Are Heading To Broadway & The West End Winter 2018-2019

It’s a magical winter for theater-lovers—literally. Dumbledore, Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, Cinderella and even two “Game of Throne” stars are taking to the stage on Broadway and London’s West End through 2018 and into early 2019. See what other big stars you can see on stage below.

BROADWAY 

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen in “Springsteen on Broadway” until 15 Dec 2018. All you need to know that The Boss is here, making his Broadway debut, in a show specifically created for Broadway. Enough said.

Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl in “Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song” until 24 Feb 2019. Following an acclaimed, sold-out run off-Broadway, “Torch Song” heads to the Great White Way with “Ugly Betty” star Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award winner Ruehl, following one man’s odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one more thing: respect.

Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen and Michael Cera in “The Waverly Gallery” until 27 Jan 2019. This it the Broadway premiere of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist play “The Waverly Gallery,”  from Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester By the Sea”)The play is about the final years of a feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease–her fight for independence as sickness descends, and the ensuing sadness of her  family.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. in “Chicago” until 18 Nov 2018. Oscar winner Gooding Jr. reprises the role he recently vacated on London’s West End as lawyer Billy Flynn in the longest-running American musical and longest-running musical revival in Broadway history, “Chicago.” For those that loved the film version, Cuba is filling the musical shoes of Richard Gere, who played Flynn on the big screen.

Samantha Barks in “Pretty Woman: The Musical” until 9 Jun 2019. “Pretty Woman” is a silver screen/Broadway hybrid, from its content to its cast. Barks, who starred in the big screen adaption of Broadway musical “Les Miserables,” hits the Great White Way as hooker with a heart of gold Vivian, a role made famous by Julia Roberts. The musical adaptation features a book by the late Garry Marshall (who directed the film) and original music courtesy of Grammy Award-winner Bryan Adams.

Janet McTeer in “Bernhardt/Hamlet” until 18 Nov 2018. Oscar nominee and Golden Globe, Tony & Olivier Award winner McTeer returns to Broadway to star as Sarah Bernhardt in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck‘s new play “Bernhardt/Hamlet.”

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington in “American Son” until 27 Jan 2019. Washington, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated star of “Scandal,” is starring in the Broadway premiere of “American Son,” a tale about who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss and identity.

Bryan Cranston in “Network” 10 Nov 2018 to 17 Mar 2019. The Tony, Olivier, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning star of “Breaking Bad” brings his 2018 Olivier Award “Best Actor” winning performance as Howard Beale from London’s West End to Manhattan. His London performances were completely sold out, so get your tickets now.

Jeff Daniels in To “Kill a Mockingbird”1 Nov 2018 to 17 Mar 2019. “The Newsroom” star will play Atticus Finch in Academy Award winnerAaron Sorkin’s new stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Daniel RadcliffeBobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones in “The Lifespan of a Fact” until 13 Jan 2019. All three stars (including Harry Potter himself) return to the Great White Way for the world premiere of “The Lifespan of Fact,” which is based on John d’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley.

WEST END 

Lily James
Lily James

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Lily James and Gillian Anderson in “All About Eve” 2 Feb 2019 to 11 May 2019.  James, who appeared as Cinderella as well as a young Meryl Streep in the recent “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” and “X-Files” star Anderson will hit the West End in a hot new adaptation of “All About Eve.” The Academy Award-winning film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter won six Academy Awards of its 14 nominations, and is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations. A must.

Patti LuPone in “Company” until 22 Dec 2018. Theater icon LuPone returns to London in a new gender-reversed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical, “Company.”

Vanessa Redgrave in “The Inheritance: Part 2” until 5 Jan 2019. Director Stephen Daldry moves his extremely successful, two-part show–about life in the gay community of New York a generation after the AIDS crisis—to a different London theater after a sold-out run earlier this year.

Kit Harrington
Kit Harrington

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Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in “True West” 23 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019. Winter is coming, and we can’t WAIT. Jon Snow himself (Harrington) and Netflix star Flynn will star in a new production of Sam Shepard’s “True West,” which revolves around a Hollywood screenwriter and his brother, a drifter who burgles homes for a living. The two reunite after a five-year absence at their mother’s California home, whereupon one brother drives the other to the edge of a mental breakdown.

Maisie Williams in “I And You” until 24 Nov 2018. Williams, best known for playing Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones,” makes her stage debut as Caroline, a sick house-bound teen who develops an unlikely friendship with a classmate over a a piece of homework.

Martin Freeman in “Pinter Seven: A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter” 31 Jan 2019 to 23 Feb 2019. “The Hobbit” star best known for playing a young Bilbo Baggins heads to the West End to perform in a one-act play from the late, great Nobel Prize-winning British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor Harold Pinter. 

Ian McKellen in “King Lear” until 3 Nov 2018. Tickets are sold out: Seeing Dumbledore do Shakespeare is a big draw! Still, where there’s a will, there’s a way. And if all else fails, you can always magic your way to a ticket.

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