Apollo Theatre News

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. Click below to hear what the company had to say on opening night! (more...)

Tony-Winners James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White to Lead THE FUNKENTINE RAPTURE at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony-Winners James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White to Lead THE FUNKENTINE RAPTURE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On Monday, June 19th at 7 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street), Tony Award-Winners James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) & Lillias White (Fela!, Netflix's "The Get Down") with Eric LeJaun Summers (Kinky Boots, Motown), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple) and Charity Angel Dawson (Waitress) bring back the funk in the concert performances of The Funkentine Rapture, Music & Lyrics by Lee Summers, Book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake. (more...)

Martin Bester Set to Host ROCK IN MY TAAL ConcertMartin Bester Set to Host ROCK IN MY TAAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Set to the be the Afrikaans rock event of the year, ROCK IN MY TAAL will take place at Carnival City on 20 May with a line-up that includes Francois van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, SAARKIE, The Sweet Resistance and National Incident. Local broadcasting personality and singer Martin Bester will act as the MC for the evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ROTTERDAM in U.S. Premiere at Brits Off BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at ROTTERDAM in U.S. Premiere at Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

59E59 Theaters welcomes ROTTERDAM, written by Jon Brittain and directed by Donnacadh O'Briain to Brits Off Broadway. Produced by Hartshorn - Hook Foundation Ltd, ROTTERDAM begins performances runs for a limited engagement through Saturday, June 10. This Olivier Award-winning show sold out both London's Theatre503 and the Trafalgar Studios. The press opening is May 24, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: LOVE IN IDLENESS Celebrates Opening Night at the Apollo TheatrePhoto Flash: LOVE IN IDLENESS Celebrates Opening Night at the Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Apollo Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 19, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory is no stranger to transfers, both in the West End and beyond. The Color Purple notably made the jump, and now here's Trevor Nunn's Love in Idleness moving to the Apollo Theatre. But while the love is still palpable, there is a certain idleness to proceedings. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETGeva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

Can You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal CompetitionCan You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead TheatreFull Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

BWW Review: Village Has Your DREAMGIRLS, Boys.  And They'll Make You Happy!BWW Review: Village Has Your DREAMGIRLS, Boys. And They'll Make You Happy!
by Jay Irwin - May 12, 2017

Back in the day when I was a mere fledgling musical theater geek I was introduced to the show 'Dreamgirls'. You might say this was my gateway cast album that put me on the path toward the musical addict I am today as I practically wore out the CD. So you'll understand if I'm a little picky about this show. I mean, how could someone live up to the magic of Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine? Since then I've seen a few productions that have all been OK but never got me there until now. And true, you can't ever really compare with the originals but the current production from Village Theatre does a mighty fine job. (more...)

Colm Meaney Joins Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFColm Meaney Joins Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Colm Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews.  (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal HaymarketNatalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Gets Ready for 'Final Farewell' This JuneTHE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Gets Ready for 'Final Farewell' This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The National Theatre's award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now in its final four weeks, with a last performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London on Saturday 3 June 2017.    (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson to Join the Cast of LES MISERABLESKillian Donnelly and Carley Stenson to Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year. (more...)

April 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th BirthdayApril 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Telemundo to Premiere Scripted Drama Music Series GUERRA DE IDOLOS, 4/24Telemundo to Premiere Scripted Drama Music Series GUERRA DE IDOLOS, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Telemundo announced the premiere of GUERRA DE IDOLOS, the first ever scripted drama music series on U.S. Spanish-language television, on Monday, April 24 at 8pm/7c. (more...)

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - Apr 21, 2017

Jessica Swale's play about the unlikely heroine who went from lowly orange seller to national treasure features a stand-out titular performance by Laura Pitt-Pulford. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway CensorshipBWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway Censorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2017

Passion, as it applies to the need to create and communicate through artistic endeavors, is a word that can be overused. Certainly countless numbers derive immense pleasure from their participation in the arts, and may even feel an uncontrollable need for it. But to continue on despite the risk of losing your freedom, or even being killed for it... that is a display of passion. (more...)

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