It was a big night in the UK for Hairspray, which won 4 Olivier Awards, after getting a record 11 nominations. The awards are the British equivalent to the Tony Award. With a steady flow of London hits always looking to make a move to a Broadway house, here is what the pundits are saying may be headed to Broadway from London. Of course Boeing-Boeing and Patrick Stewart’s Macbeth are both about to open this season. So what about this fall? Broadway audiences may be able to look forward to seeing Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Othello and a production of The Seagull with film and stage star Kristin Scott Thomas. The Othello has earned tremendous buzz, and a good production of a great play always makes for Broadway magic. While Ejiofor is not a household name, he just beat out Patrick Stewart in Macbeth for a coveted honor. London, send us Ejiofor please! Both he and Thomas would be welcome imports on Broadway in the fall.
Christopher Moore, Broadway Magazine , Broadway.tv