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Who’s Joining Patti LuPone in Gender-Swapped ‘Company’ + More Regional Theater News

You don’t have to be a Broadway baby to scratch your onstage acting itch. In fact, all around the country—and outside of it—there are bustling theater communities producing works so vibrant they’d have Edward Albee rolling over in his grave. Want in on that action? You’d be wise to know the ins and outs of industry happenings, and this is a good place to start: From across the pond and back again, here is the week’s biggest regional theater news. Casting’s complete for gender-swapped ‘Company.’The final bit of casting has been announced for the Marianne Elliott-directed production of “Company,” playing London’s Gielgud Theatre beginning Sept. 26. Joining stars Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig in the gender-swapped production will be Alex Gaumond in the originally-written role of Amy, and Jonathan Bailey as his devoted fiancé Paul. The duo will embody the pair
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What's On Stage? Jude Law, Kevin Spacey Up For Theater Awards

What's On Stage? Jude Law, Kevin Spacey Up For Theater Awards
London - There's a Hollywood cast for Britain's Whatsonstage theater awards, with James Earl Jones, Jude Law and Kevin Spacey competing for best actor in a play.

Jones is nominated for "Driving Miss Daisy," Law for "Anna Christie" and Spacey for "Richard III," alongside Benedict Cumberbatch for "Frankenstein," James Corden for "One Man, Two Guvnors" and David Tennant for "Much Ado About Nothing."

The prizes, run by theater website whatonstage.com, are decided by public vote.

Best actress contenders announced Friday include Vanessa Redgrave for "Driving Miss Daisy" and Kristin Scott Thomas for "Betrayal."

In the musical categories, there are multiple nominations for the movie-inspired romance "Ghost" and Roald Dahl-based "Matilda."

Winners will be announced Feb. 19. See below for the full list of nominees.

Watch previews of some of the nominated plays:

The Full List Of 2011/12 Nominations

Best Actress in a Play

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