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BWW TV: Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow, and More to Perform at the Olivier AwardsBWW TV: Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow, and More to Perform at the Olivier Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced that this year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. (more...)

Olivier Awards Broadcast Date Announced; Performers Include Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary BarlowOlivier Awards Broadcast Date Announced; Performers Include Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced that this year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell RobinsonAsmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of the new, hit West End musical Dreamgirls, will be released on Sony Classical mid-April and is available to pre-order today via Amazon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage AwardsPhoto Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage Awards
by Marianka Swain - Feb 20, 2017

Last night, winners were announced at London's Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by the audience. (more...)

Community Spirit and a Great Show at the WhatsOnStage AwardsCommunity Spirit and a Great Show at the WhatsOnStage Awards
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 20, 2017

Awards season is in full swing now, so this weekend was the turn of the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. Held at the Prince of Wales Theatre, it prides itself on being the only event where winners are voted for exclusively by theatregoers. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

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CURSED CHILD Wins Record Eight Prizes At 17th WhatsOnStage AwardsCURSED CHILD Wins Record Eight Prizes At 17th WhatsOnStage Awards
by Marianka Swain - Feb 19, 2017

The winners were announced this evening at the Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, presented by Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by the audience. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 15th, 2017 - Tracy Letts' MAN FROM NEBRASKA and More!BWW Morning Brief February 15th, 2017 - Tracy Letts' MAN FROM NEBRASKA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone to Host 17th Annual WhatsOnStage AwardsSimon Lipkin and Vikki Stone to Host 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

WhatsOnStage today announce that Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone will present the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards in the sold-out concert at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 2nd, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed And More!BWW Morning Brief February 2nd, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed And More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: IF I FORGET with GREY'S ANATOMY's Kate Walsh starts performances at Roundabout, and SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Glenn Close, begins on Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: DREAMGIRLS Amber Riley and Liisi LaFontaine Bring the Belt on 'Listen' DuetSTAGE TUBE: DREAMGIRLS Amber Riley and Liisi LaFontaine Bring the Belt on 'Listen' Duet
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2017

Amber Riley and her DREAMGIRLS co-star, Liisi LaFontaine, dropped in on The Radio 2 Arts Show this week in support of their West End run in in the first ever UK production of the 1980's classic musical, Dreamgirls. Watch the video below to catch a re-tooled version of the Oscar-nominated song, 'Listen', originally performed in the film version of the musical and originated by Beyonce.   (more...)

Sonia Friedman Questions Morality of BBC Talent ShowSonia Friedman Questions Morality of BBC Talent Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Leading West End producer Sonia Friedman has been very vocal about her opinion of the BBC talent show, 'Let it Shine,' claiming she has a 'moral issue.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 23, 2017

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!' (more...)

Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Effie might indeed be going... to Broadway. According to the New York Post, London producer Sonia Friedman is already looking for a Broadway Theater to transfer the West End production, which has been bringing audiences to their feet nightly. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Marisha- DREAMGIRLS' New Effie Alternate!Video Roundup: Meet Marisha- DREAMGIRLS' New Effie Alternate!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, producers of the West End revival of Dreamgirls announced that Amber Riley, who has missed the last several performances of the show, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. (more...)

Amber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia DiagnosisAmber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Producers of the West End revival of DREAMGIRLS turned to Twitter today to announce that Amber Riley, who has missed the last several performances of the show, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016
by - Dec 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway.   (more...)

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