November 28, 2013
'We're having such fun!' enthuses Sharon D Clarke. She sounds remarkably perky for someone who's just started the traditional gruelling British panto schedule. But then the Hackney Empire panto isn't your usual panto.Natalie Imbruglia To Make Stage Debut In THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
November 26, 2013
Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents a new production of THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Laurence Boswell, at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 16th- Saturday 26th April 2014, followed by a UK tour (details be to be announced). Making her UK stage debut, NATALIE IMBRUGLIA will play Nikki Wickstead, the victim of a classic Ayckbourn love triangle in a long-awaited revival of one of the most popular plays of the nineties. Further casting to be announced.BWW Reviews: THE GRUFFALO, Lyric Theatre, November 23 2013
November 23, 2013
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of The Gruffalo, based the award-winning picture book by Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson MBE and Axel Scheffler.Behind The Scenes: SEUSSICAL Returns For Christmas!
November 20, 2013
Including the Dr Seuss stories Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who! and The Cat in the Hat, this family-friendly musical by Tony and Drama Desk Award winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and co-conceived by Monty Python's Eric Idle returns for a second year at the Arts Theatre. A cast of 12 tell the story of Horton the Elephant and the tiny world of Who, interwoven with other madcap Seuss characters who pop up to help and hinder Horton and the Who he heard.BWW Interviews: Alexander Hanson Of STEPHEN WARD!
November 18, 2013
As Keeler continues its run at the Charing Cross Theatre, Stephen Ward is preparing to open just up the road. Alexander Hanson is taking the title role - and in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, Ward is presented as a much more sympathetic chap than the shadowy svengali that's entered into popular legend...THE VOICE, Part 3: Russell Watson Talks About His Forthcoming Tour!
November 15, 2013
In the final part of our Russell Watson interview, he talks about his plans for an international tour in 2014, and the experience of working with Claude-Michael Schonberg.THE BWW Q&A: Dominic Thorburn of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS!
November 14, 2013
Dominic Thorburn answers our tough questions - he's just joined the cast of the comedy hit One Man Two Guvnors. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother - who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers - but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.BWW Interviews: Robert Lonsdale Of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
November 12, 2013
It's a thundery, soggy afternoon when I speak to Robert Lonsdale; we've both, weirdly, had the same experience of getting caught in the rain earlier in the day, running from our respective physio appointments to shelter from the seasonal storm. He sounds on good form, though; and why wouldn't he be?BWW:UK Awards 2013: Voting Closes - Who Will Win?
November 8, 2013
Voting closed for the 2013 BWW:UK Awards at 12 noon today. The West End's leading new musicals were battling in out in their categories - and now Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Once, The Book of Mormon and The Bodyguard must sit tight to see who wins.THE VOICE, Part 2: Russell Watson Talks New Schonberg-Produced Album!
November 7, 2013
We talk to the British tenor about his forthcoming album, collaborating with the creators of Les Miserables. Watson's new album, Only One Man, is out now.BWW:UK Awards 2013: 24 Hours Left To Vote! CHARLIE, ONCE, MORMON, LES MIS All Lead!
November 7, 2013
It's still tight at the top of all the BWW:UK 2013 Award categories! Your votes can still make a difference as The Book of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Once all battle it out for the musical theatre prizes.BWW:UK Awards 2013: Countdown To Close Of Voting - MORMON, CHARLIE, ONCE, LES MIS All Lead!
November 3, 2013
Voting closes on Friday for this year's BWW:UK Awards! The Book Of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Once all look set to win for the musicals - and Hadley Fraser may pick up a special double award for his performances in a musical and a play.THE VOICE, Part 1: Russell Watson Talks LES MISERABLES!
November 1, 2013
The first part of UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn's chat with the tenorThe BWW Q&A: Kellie Shirley Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS!
October 31, 2013
We ask the tricky questions so you don't need to...Kellie Shirley stars as Pauline, 'dumbest of all blondes', in One Man Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal HaymarketBWW Interviews: Denise Black About Her Forthcoming Cabarets!
October 28, 2013
TV actress, celebrity masterchef, and cabaret singer - Denise Black is a woman of many talents. She's also a woman of seemingly boundless energy: yesterday she spent the day filming for Emmerdale before heading off to see a movieBWW:UK Awards 2013: Latest Standings As MORMON, A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS Lead!
October 27, 2013
The Book of Mormon is leading in many of the New Musical categories - but Once and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is running it close!BWW Reviews: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 19 2013
October 24, 2013
One has to admire the bravery of anyone who's willing to launch a brand-new musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Despite the successes of Hairspray and Rock of Ages, people seem to enjoy whispering about the 'curse of the Shaftesbury' due to its string of flops, and it seems to me that a fair number of onlookers really do want new shows to fail just for the continuation of this coincidental curse.BWW:UK Awards 2013: Latest Standings As ONCE, CHARLIE, MORMON Lead!
October 18, 2013
Big West End showstoppers Once, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Book of Mormon are leading the way, with the competition just as tight for the fringe categories - Chichester's The Pajama Game and Southwark Playhouse's Titanic are also garnering the votes at the moment.48-Hour Update! MORMON, ONCE, CHARLIE All Leading Categories!
October 11, 2013
Voting opened this week for the 2013 BWW:UK Awards - and we've already had a record number of votes in!BWW Interviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Ben Forster
October 10, 2013
It's been a busy year for Ben Forster. After winning the ITV1 search for a Superstar, he's been performing in arenas all round the UK - and in Australia - and then returned to more traditional musical theatre as Brad in the UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Now the arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is returning - and he couldn't be more excited.