iOS app Android app

West End

A Perfect Memory of Briggs in London: Her Bicycle Ballet on the Mall

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Books
Paul Sanderson

In the book I wrote in my wife Briggs's memory, Briggs:, Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, I wrote about the last time I remembered her comp...

Lee Hall Compares Translating 'Shakespeare in Love' From the Screen to the Stage to Doing an Enormous Suduko

Jim Hill | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Now that Shakespeare in Love has officially opened in the West End and been hailed by the critics as " ... a grand adaptation" and " ... a swooning delight," Lee Hall is ready to talk about how tough it actually was to translate the Academy-Award winning screenplay to the stage.

William Shakespeare at 450

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.

Cozying Up to History at London's Criterion Restaurant

Duane Wells | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

When the Criterion first opened its doors, Alexander Graham Bell had yet to claim the patent for the telephone, Thomas Edison was still five years away from inventing a practical light bulb and the first Ford Model T wouldn't see a road for more than three decades.

Don't Tread on Broadway Musical-goers

Ryan Cunningham | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Ryan Cunningham

Theatregoers aren't asking, "Is it too American/British for the West End/Broadway?" Instead, they're saying, "I don't care where it's from, is it any damn good?" In the cases of both The Book of Mormon and Matilda, the answer is one word, regardless of accent: "Yes."

There's No Plays Like Home

Howard Sherman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

British arts journalist Matt Trueman wrote an intriguing piece for the Financial Times this past weekend, about the relative scarcity of new plays fro...

A Stylish Guide To London's West End

The Purple Passport | Posted 12.09.2012 | Travel
The Purple Passport

Make for media hub Bloomsbury, where high-profile publishers and digital media firms abound and cultural institutions like the British Museum and University of London set a smart, worldly tone.

London 2012 Olympics Solo Art Show of Mr Brainwash, Banksy Protege

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
Dr. Ali Binazir

The solo show of Banksy protege Mr Brainwash, aka Thierry Guetta, opened on Sunday in the cavernous space of the Old Sorting Office of London's West E...

A BAR: New West End Happy Hour Spot (PHOTOS)

Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

Summer in D.C. means men in seersucker suits, outdoor movie screenings, Jazz in the Garden and happy hour on the patio. At A BAR, opening tonight in the West End, another huge patio awaits post-work Washingtonians looking for cool drinks and a relaxing atmosphere.

Spiked Snow Cones at the Ritz-Carlton (PHOTOS)

Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

2012-06-08-Screenshot20120608at8.46.12AM.jpgA classic childhood treat -- with an adult twist -- comes to the Ritz-Carlton this summer in D.C.'s West End: spiked snow cones.

Preview: Rasika West End To Open March 30

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj is getting ready to open up a second location of his popular upscale Indian dining spot, Rasika, on March 30 at...

2011 Top Los Angeles Theatre Productions

Brad Schreiber | Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

When one walks out of a play shaking slightly from its effect, there is an element of criminality in trying to assign it a numerical rating. Thus, all of these works deserve the highest praise, on equal footing.

Britain 'Punching Itself In The Face': Riots Destroying Art

Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

As the England riots appear to be winding down, much of the news coverage is revolving around the political issues underpinning the unrest, but one of...

Spice Girls Musical In The Works

Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

The Spice Girls will see their musical legacy of girl power, friendship and female identity live on in an upcoming musical. Absolutely Fabulous st...

'Billy Elliot' Writer's New Show Back On After Homophobia Row

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- The latest show from "Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall will go on after all. A dispute over words spoken by a gay character had threatened...

Lily Allen Writing Songs For 'Bridget Jones' Musical

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Lily Allen is heading to the stage, or writing for it anyways. Allen is penning the songs for the new musical version of Helen Fielding's'Bridget Jone...

Roald Dahl Musical On London's West End

Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts

London's West End will soon be home to Roald Dahl's Matilda, the beloved children's tale. The story has been adapted into a musical written by Dennis ...

WATCH: 'Shoes' Musical On Now At Peacock Theatre In London

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Musical theatre can often be an acquired taste. From Chicago to Legally Blonde: The Musical and from Showboat to Phantom of the Opera, plays in which...

THEATRE: Americans Take To The London Stage

nytimes.com | MATT WOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Here's a truism about the London theater that gets voiced infrequently: its indebtedness to American titles -- and talent -- has increased e...

Penguin Re-Releases The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.

THEATER: 'After The Dance's' Bright Young Things Party On In London

nytimes.com | BEN BRANTLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

I spent the better part of Wednesday night nursing a hangover. (Vicariously, I mean. I have had exactly two martinis -- oh, all right, and one bloody ...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Lucy Prebble, Enron Playwright Awaits Her Broadway Debut

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-23-ronron.jpgThere couldn't be a more auspicious time for the stateside premiere of Enron as news of the latest Wall Street scandal cascades around us.

Music Videos Can Save Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

As traditional marketing methods prove incapable of creating enough buzz to sell out a new Broadway musical, now is the time for producers and marketing executives to get creative. Whether it's big budget reality shows or viral music videos, there are options for any budget.

Even Lloyd Webber isn't sure why Phantom of the Opera is his biggest hit

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ginny Dougary

The Times February 13, 2010 - Ginny Dougary As a sequel to the Phantom opens, he talks about his new 'almost cool' status, his father's roving eye --...

Theater: London Summer Roundup

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Before and after the Cannes Film Festival, I spent time in London catching up on theater and museums. Here's a roundup, beginning with shows that are still running, so -- if you're headed to Europe...