Commentary

West End Word: Fringe Fever Ignites, Cumberbatch Causes Queues, and Your Chance to Be a Beatle
By Theo Bosanquet · Aug 22, 2014

Even though all eyes are currently on Scotland, there's plenty holding our attention in the Big Smoke.

CARTOON: Something's Not Adding Up About the Women's-Bathroom Situation on Broadway
By Liza Donnelly · Aug 15, 2014

Hey, no one ever said theater people were good with numbers.

West End Word: Pythons Bow Out While Shakespeare Checks In and Lindsay Lohan Speeds the Rumor Mill
By Theo Bosanquet · Jul 25, 2014

London is awash with stellar revivals of American plays, causing box office chaos and gossip aplenty.

West End Word: The Heat Is Back On in Saigon, Readers' Favorite Shows Revealed, and WhatsOnStage Sparks a Critical Debate
By Theo Bosanquet · May 21, 2014

The summer season gets underway in style this week with the return of Miss Saigon.

The Top 7 Most Dedicated (to Their Facial Hair) Actors On and Off Broadway
By Bethany Rickwald · May 2, 2014

Wigs may come and go, but unfortunate facial hair is forever — or at least for the duration of the run.

On the Need for a "Best Ensemble" Tony Award
By David Gordon · Apr 28, 2014

Singling out one actor from a production is fine, but what happens when more than one deserves the recognition?

West End Word: Mormons Rule the Oliviers While We Will Rock You Announces the Show Must Go On
By Theo Bosanquet · Apr 18, 2014

This month's headlines on WhatsOnStage are dominated by the announcement of the Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys.

West End Word: WhatsOnStage Awards Win All Around, While Rice and Lloyd Webber Hit Back and We Will Rock You Rocks Out
By Theo Bosanquet · Mar 11, 2014

Our readers celebrate the best of UK theater, while two musical legends bemoan the end of an era.