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Meow Meow Concert at The Royal Conservatory Pushed to June 2016Meow Meow Concert at The Royal Conservatory Pushed to June 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, today announced the return engagement of cabaret star Meow Meow on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8 pm, as part of the Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage concert series, is being re-scheduled to Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & MoreBWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & More
by Robert Diamond - Feb 8, 2016

I wasn't surprised when the reaction to the announcement that Michael Crawford would return to the stage, immediately started to trend on Twitter in the UK and to generate internet traffic across the globe. Here, in his own words Michael Crawford, brings us up to date. (more...)

DON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London ShowsDON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London Shows
by marianka swain - Feb 8, 2016

Don't miss: This week's Top 10 new London shows (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN MusicalBreaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic TheatreBWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre
by Johnna Leary - Feb 4, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the ultimate American theater classic about life and love lessons, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, will open at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Directed by Amanda Hartman, Our Town is a slice of small town life over a decade in Grover's Corners. The town citizens reveal every day problems and pleasures while the central story focuses on the lives of two families, the Webbs and Gibbs, as they eventually join together as George Gibbs and Emily Webb become romantically involved. (more...)

HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six WeeksHANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers†Robert Fox,†Matthew Byam Shaw for†Playful Productions†and†Royal Court Theatre Productions†have revealed that†Matthew Dunster's†production of†Martin McDonagh's†Hangmen†has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the†Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and†'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the†Royal Court Theatre,†Matthew Dunster's†production of†Martin McDonagh'sHangmen†transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on†5 March. (more...)

Round the Horne Revived at the Museum of ComedyRound the Horne Revived at the Museum of Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Apollo Theatre Company presents ROUND THE HORNE January 18th - March 12th 2016, 7pm, Museum of Comedy. (more...)

SINGLE SPIES Comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre Next MonthSINGLE SPIES Comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

A new production of Alan Bennett's hit comedy comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre next month. Following the success of The King's Speech, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre collaborate once again on this award-winning comedy masterpiece, Single Spies. (more...)

BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17
by David Green - Jan 15, 2016

Singer/Actress Frenchie Davis brings her brash wit and iconic vocal style to The Copa in Palm Springs for two intimate performances, January 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm. Davis auditioned for the second season of the groundbreaking FOX show "American Idol" and her tremendous success on the show launched a career that has taken her to Broadway (Rent, Dreamgirls and eventually becoming a Grammy-nominated artist for the revival of Ain't Misbehavin') and, perhaps, her highest profile gig as one of the top four finalists in the first season of The Voice. Her cover of 'When Love Takes Over' landed at #3 on the iTunes Dance Chart. I had the chance to chat with French as she was preparing for her Palm Springs engagement. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma ArtertonFull Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Rick Skye to Bring LIZA LIVE! to Don't Tell Mama This WinterRick Skye to Bring LIZA LIVE! to Don't Tell Mama This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) on Saturdays, February 13th and 20th, March 5th, 12th and 26th. Shows are at 8:00pm except for Saturday, March 12th, which is a special 'Happy 70th Birthday, Liza' evening beginning at 5:00pm. Musical Direction is by the brilliant Ricky Ritzel. (more...)


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AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyAN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

THE NATIONAL Theatre's multi-award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, this month (January). (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration TonightElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage New Play NICE FISHAmerican Repertory Theater to Stage New Play NICE FISH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to present the new American play Nice Fish, conceived, written, and adapted by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, and directed by Claire van Kampen. (more...)

Malthouse Theatre to Present MEOW MEOW'S LITTLE MERMAIDMalthouse Theatre to Present MEOW MEOW'S LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

A decidedly un-Disney cabaret, Meow Meow's Little Mermaid is a sexy spectacle that questions the conventions of what constitutes a 'happy ending'. Joining Meow Meow on stage will be a procession of cardboard cut-out princes, led by real life prince of Australian entertainment, Hugh Sheridan (TV's Packed to the Rafters). (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Cash on Delivery's SAM MEADERBWW Interview: Spotlight on Cash on Delivery's SAM MEADER
by Don Grigware - Dec 11, 2015

Where are you from? I was born in the Isle of Man, which is an island in between England and Ireland. I've kind of lived in a couple of places in the UK, but I basically grew up in a place called Guernsey which is a Channel Island. It has a lot of history - being occupied by the Nazis during WWII. †It was a great place to grow up. It was great for me as a creative because it's a small island but has a large population. They really support creativity there. If you want to do it, there's some great venues you can explore. Were your parents supportive of you? (more...)

BWW Interview: DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW Opens at Apollo Civic TheatreBWW Interview: DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW Opens at Apollo Civic Theatre
by Johnna Leary - Dec 11, 2015

This Christmas season, check into the Snowflake Inn while Dashing Through the Snow, a crazy Christmas comedy, opens December 11 at the Apollo Civic Theatre! Directed by Jeff Wine, Dashing Through the Snow takes place four days before Christmas, in a tiny town in Texas, where a colorful array of characters check in to the Snowflake Inn. Varying scenes tell the different holiday stories of all the crazy characters. A brother and sister attempt to end a holiday feud between their aunts. Self-absorbed actors from a low budget "Christmas Carol" production return to the inn to fulfill a promise, while Mrs. Clause and one of Santa's elves attempt a romantic rendezvous right before Christmas Eve! (more...)

Official: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West EndOfficial: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003. (more...)

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