Apollo Theatre News

INTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary SeasonINTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Season - a 'Season of Celebration' as the company celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The season is comprised of eight Main Stage shows and three Gallery shows. (more...)

Greg Kotis' PIG FARM to Receive West End Premiere, October 21Greg Kotis' PIG FARM to Receive West End Premiere, October 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dead Posh Productions is thrilled to be bringing Pig Farm, by Tony Award® winning writer Greg Kotis, to the St. James Theatre for its UK Premiere. Dead Posh Productions will be co-producing alongside Julian Stoneman Associates, who brought the smash hit Urinetown The Musical, by the same author and to the same theatre, before its transfer to the Apollo Theatre. Pig Farm has a limited run at the St. James Theatre from 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October. The creative team and full casting will beannounced in due course.  (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that writer and director Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin -- Broadway and currently at Pasadena Playhouse) has obtained the stage rights to Gayle Wald's biography SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROCK-AND-ROLL TRAILBLAZER ROSETTA THARPE (Beacon Press, 2007). Johnson is currently in discussion with producers and regional theatres to present and produce SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Improvised Musical SHOWSTOPPER! Returning to the West EndImprovised Musical SHOWSTOPPER! Returning to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The West End will welcome a record number of new British musicals this autumn, thanks to the world's first major season for an improvised musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Dee Dee Bridgewater Records 'House of the Rising Sun' for New AlbumVIDEO: Dee Dee Bridgewater Records 'House of the Rising Sun' for New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

DEE DEE'S FEATHERS, a journey through the history of New Orleans as told through song and the collaboration of Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records. Click below to watch THE WIZ original cast member record the folk song 'House of the Rising Sun' for the new album! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Steven Berkoff and Shobu Kapoor return to the stage to play opposite Sanjeev Bhaskar in the world premiere of Anthony Horowitz's new play Dinner with Saddam.  The production, directed by Lindsay Posner, opens on 22 September, with previews from 10 September, and runs until 14 November. (more...)

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY Set to Play at the New York International Fringe Festival 8/14-27SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY Set to Play at the New York International Fringe Festival 8/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Single Room Occupancy, a new pop/rock comedy musical will be presented as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival on August 14, 17, 20, 21 and 27.  Written by and starring popular theatre, film and television actor  Ben Rauch (HBO's Girls, Jersey Boys-The Movie, Gossip Girl), Single Room Occupancy has lyrics by Gaby Gold, Rory Scholl, and Ben Rauch, set design by You-Shin Chen, lighting design by Suzanne Immarigeon, sound design by Joshua D. Reid, choreography by Jebbel Arce, musical direction by Noriko Sunamoto  and will be directed by Joey Murray. The musical will run at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at Culture Project (Venue #13), 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette) for five shows only. (more...)

Tom Conti and Gwen Taylor to Lead BEFORE THE PARTYTom Conti and Gwen Taylor to Lead BEFORE THE PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

hey are two of the UK's best-loved stars of stage and screen, but have never performed together - until now. For the first time in their celebrated careers, TOM CONTI and GWEN TAYLOR are set to take to the stage in the wickedly satirical comedy BEFORE THE PARTY. Premiering at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 2 September ahead of a short run at 6 selected theatres, Tom Conti will also be directing this brand new production of writer Rodney Ackland's black comedy, having first directed it in 1980 at the Apollo Theatre in London starring Jane Asher and the late Michael Gough. (more...)

Chucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 SeasonChucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The World Music Institute has announced its 30th Anniversary, 2015-16 season -- the debut season for Artistic Director Par Neiburger. Recognizing the ever-expanding nature of world music, Neiburger showcases the experimental and avant-garde along with the classic. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from ArchivesMasterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from Archives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives - Pinocchio (July 17), Woman of the Year (August 14), and The Beggar's Opera (September 18). Upon release, each title will beaccompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 7, 2015

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will celebrate the closing of its 4th season on the road on Sunday, June 28.  Inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET played over 60 cities in the last year from Anchorage and Oklahoma City to St. Louis and Buffalo, and will conclude at Vienna, VA's beautiful outdoor venue, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

West End's THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Close, July 25West End's THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Close, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Stephen Daldry's hit production of Peter Morgan's The Audience will complete its run at the Apollo Theatre on 25 July 2015 as previously announced.  The production, starringKristin Scott Thomas as The Queen, opened in May to critical acclaim. The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. (more...)

Photo Flash: Step Right Up! Sneak Peek at City Parks' 2015 SummerStage Circus FestivalPhoto Flash: Step Right Up! Sneak Peek at City Parks' 2015 SummerStage Circus Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five boroughs from June 26 - August 17, 2015. New Yorkers will be dazzled by Bollywood-style juggling, hoop diving and partner acrobatics shows specially designed to entertain all ages! The circus programs introduce New York City youth to contemporary circus, a growing genre that incorporates physical theater, dance and acrobatics. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the acts! (more...)

Quintet of the Americas Presents IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM ConcertQuintet of the Americas Presents IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Quintet of the Americas will present In Pursuit of Freedom, a concert on Sunday, June 21 - 2:00 PM at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 204 W. 134th Street, New York NY. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Seymour on Directing ONE ARM by Tennessee WilliamsBWW Interviews: Josh Seymour on Directing ONE ARM by Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

As One Arm by Tennessee Williams adapted for the stage by Moisés Kaufman opens at Southwark Playhouse this week, BroadwayWorld speak to the director, Josh Seymour, around the final rehearsals for the play ahead of its UK premiere. The show is now playing at the Southwark Playhouse 10th June  - 14th July. (more...)

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