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Subject: Change of casts in shows
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 20 May 2005 04:59 PDT
Expires: 19 Jun 2005 04:59 PDT
Question ID: 523652
How can I find the dates of changes of casts, or news of such sent to
me, for London West End shows, in particular musicals
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Subject: Re: Change of casts in shows
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 20 May 2005 11:02 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
 
I have gathered some material that should help you to stay up-to-date
on cast changes and other news of theatrical presentations in London.

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The London Theatre Guide website contains a wealth of useful
information which is updated frequently:

London Theatre Guide: Latest News
http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/news/index.htm

The same site offers two subscription services: an email newletter and
an email "live update." The live update sends you theatre news
immediately, as soon as the news item is received by the editors; the
newsletter compiles all the London theatre news from each week into a
single email, which arrives each Sunday. A free six-week trial is
offered.

More info on the newsletter and the update may be found here:

London Theatre Guide: WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER / LIVE UPDATE
http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/info/newsletter.htm

Here you can read a sample newsletter:

London Theatre Guide: London Theatre News
http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/info/samplenews.htm

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The British Theatre Guide has two online news pages:

British Theatre Guide: Recent News
http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/news/recentnews.htm

British Theatre Guide: News for 15th May, 2005
http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/news/N150505.htm

The British Theatre Guide offers its own free newsletter, which is
published on Sunday:

British Theatre Guide: Newsletter
http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/newsletter.htm

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As mentioned by my friend and colleague Kriswrite in a comment below,
Playbill is a good source of current information about theatre
worldwide. The online version of Playbill maintains a page of
International news which frequently mentions cast changes in London
productions:

Playbill: News: International
http://www.playbill.com/news/section/2.html

As samples, here are two articles concerning West End cast changes
that appeared in the past in the International News section of
Playbill. As you can see, quite a lot of detail is provided, and the
announcement is made well in advance of the change:

Playbill: West End Les MisÚrables Announces Cast Changes 
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/80646.html

Playbill: West End Chicago Announces Cast Changes 
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/82181.html

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Other online sources of online British theatre news:

TheatreNet: News and Events
http://www.theatrenet.com/

Official London Theatre Guide: Latest News
http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news

UK Theatre Web
http://www.uktw.co.uk/

Albemarle of London: London Theatre News
http://www.albemarle-london.com/News.php

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My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: london OR "west end" theatre OR shows news OR newsletter
://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=london+OR+%22west+end%22+theatre+OR+shows+news+OR+newsletter

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I hope this helps! Happy theatre-going!

Best regards,
pinkfreud
dtnl42-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Comments  
Subject: Re: Change of casts in shows
From: kriswrite-ga on 20 May 2005 05:42 PDT
 
www.playbill.com is an excellent source for all cast changes and
notices of new shows.

Kriswrite

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