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BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan HallBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan Hall
by Andrew Tomlins - May 22, 2017

Having premiered on Broadway in 2005, The Color Purple was first seen on the London stage back in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by John Doyle, subsequently transferred to Broadway, launching British actress Cynthia Erivo to international stardom. (more...)

Tyrone Huntley to Join Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert at Cambridge TheatreTyrone Huntley to Join Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) just announced as a special guest for Willemijn Verkaik's one-night West End concert. (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlHere They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

There was a gleeful reunion this weekend when Matthew Morrison visited his former Glee co-star Amber Riley in London at Dreamgirls! (more...)

CD Review: DREAMGIRLS, Original London Cast RecordingCD Review: DREAMGIRLS, Original London Cast Recording
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2017

The hit West End revival of Dreamgirls is rumoured to be heading over to Broadway next year. In the meantime, fans on both sides of the pond can be content with this excellent double-CD cast album. Recorded live at London's Savoy Theatre, complete with audience reaction (rapturous during 'And I Am Telling You…'), it's a strong approximation of a thrilling theatre experience. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlJANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the 2001 international phenomenon which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl. Camil will play the role of Sam Carmichael. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Steppin' to the Good Side! Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS to Move to Broadway in 2018?Steppin' to the Good Side! Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS to Move to Broadway in 2018?
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

We're lookin' for something - and that's Effie on Broadway! As previously reported, the West End's DREAMGIRLS, starring GLEE alumna Amber Riley, has set Broadway in its sights. Now, according to a casting notice, rehearsals for the New York run will begin in 2018. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 1st, 2017 - New York Pops, August Wilson Monologues and More!BWW Morning Brief May 1st, 2017 - New York Pops, August Wilson Monologues and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kenny Leon hosts the 2017 National August Wilson Monologue Competition, while a slew of Broadway vets take part in the New York Pops' 34th birthday gala! (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS in the West End - NYT Weighs InReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS in the West End - NYT Weighs In
by Review Roundups - Apr 30, 2017

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened on Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London. The New York Times has just had the opportunity to weigh in on the production, check out what critic Ben Brantley had to say! (more...)

'Listen' from DREAMGIRLS Original London Cast Recording Now Available!'Listen' from DREAMGIRLS Original London Cast Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A brand new song is now available from the Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording! (more...)

MOTOWN and DREAMGIRLS Stars Launch WEST END UNPLUGGED at W LondonMOTOWN and DREAMGIRLS Stars Launch WEST END UNPLUGGED at W London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 42 Seven Productions, the producers of the hit BROADWAY AT W concert series, takes on the West End with the stars and cast members of Motown the Musical launching WEST END UNPLUGGED AT W. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 13th, 2017 - OSLO Opens on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief April 13th, 2017 - OSLO Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

On Sunday night she took home an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and she isn'y going anywhere. Below, watch as DREAMGIRLS leading lady Amber Riley steals the show as she performs Effie's iconic number- 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week: Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White); and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early), Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday 12 May 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 WinnersPhoto Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Groundhog Day scooped Best Musical at last night's Olivier Awards, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald presenting the award to composer Tim Minchin at the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. The show is currently playing Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.  Find a full list of Oliviers winners here, and read our behind the scenes report. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More On 2017 Olivier Awards Red CarpetPhoto Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More On 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Last night was the 2017 Olivier Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall. Big winners included Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Groundhog Day and Amber Riley for Dreamgirls - find a full list here. (more...)

On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017
by Debbie Gilpin - Apr 9, 2017

The sun and stars were out at the same time this afternoon as London's theatre community descended upon the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Olivier Awards. With excitement high, the nominees, presenters and guests were all keen to share their hopes and predictions for the evening ahead. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY se alza como Mejor Musical en los Olivier Awards 2017GROUNDHOG DAY se alza como Mejor Musical en los Olivier Awards 2017
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 9, 2017

Ademas DREAMGIRLS ha recibido dos Premios (Mejor Actor de Reparto y Mejor Actriz) y JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ha sido galardonado como Mejor Revival de un Musical (more...)

CURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best MusicalCURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 9 April 2017) at London's Royal Albert Hall. The biggest awards yet, the ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford. The full list of winners is available below and online at OlivierAwards.com (more...)

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