Apollo Theatre News

Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

Oliver Coopersmith and  Jay Taylor to Lead the West End Debut of Bill Rosenfield's 46 BEACON at Trafalgar StudiosOliver Coopersmith and Jay Taylor to Lead the West End Debut of Bill Rosenfield's 46 BEACON at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Oliver Coopersmith (Netflix's I-Boy and the lead in forthcoming Sky Atlantic series Tin Star opposite Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks) and Jay Taylor (Donkey Punch, Nell Gwynn and Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies) will star in the West End debut of 46 Beacon, playing the roles of Alan and Robert respectively in this coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate FactoryFelicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn & More at TRAVESTIES West End OpeningPhoto Flash: Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn & More at TRAVESTIES West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Last night was the official opening of the West End transfer of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES, which had a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year. Patrick Marber directs the revival, with a cast that features Tom Hollander, Clare Foster, Freddie Fox, Forbes Masson, Peter McDonald, Amy Morgan, Sarah Quist and Tim Wallers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIESBWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2017

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell MamaJUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'Judy and Liza Together Again,' starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'Best Duo' in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended again through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

THRONES!: THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 3/26THRONES!: THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

THIS IS NOT THE DAY WE DIE!  Six Actors! 51 Roles.! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is EXTENDING YET AGAIN through SUNDAY, MARCH 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENSFull Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world premiere of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. The production opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 9 May 2017 before touring to Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse and newly announced tour dates Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE, Basis of Broadway-Bound INDECENT, Moves Off-Broadway This MarchNew Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE, Basis of Broadway-Bound INDECENT, Moves Off-Broadway This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New Yiddish Rep (NYR) is bringing back by popular demand the controversial classic "God of Vengeance" for a special encore running for two weeks at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, from Tues March 14 to Monday March 27.  (more...)

It's Going Right So Far! Box Office Opens for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on BroadwayIt's Going Right So Far! Box Office Opens for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Lyceum Theatre box office (149 West 45th Street) is now open for the Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End hit comedy that arrives on Broadway next month. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHOAdrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

TBS Brings Fan Experiences, Conan O'Brien and More to New York Comedy FestivalTBS Brings Fan Experiences, Conan O'Brien and More to New York Comedy Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Turner's TBS is partnering with the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) to amplify the week-long comedy event that will run Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, with over 200 comedians performing in more than 60 shows in the most prestigious venues across New York City. (more...)

TBS Teams with New York Comedy Festival to Celebrate Best in ComedyTBS Teams with New York Comedy Festival to Celebrate Best in Comedy
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Turner's TBS is partnering with the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) to amplify the week-long comedy event that will run Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, with over 200 comedians performing in more than 60 shows in the most prestigious venues across New York City. (more...)

The Apollo Theatre Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/2-12The Apollo Theatre Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Apollo Theatre presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., February 2-12, 2017. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFET'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary With MORE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!Birmingham Stage Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary With MORE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

???????This August, Birmingham Stage Company takes over the Garrick Theatre in London's West End to present Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain, celebrating the company's 25th anniversary. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 2/26THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bloodletting Never Stops! Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons!  Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is extending again through Sunday, February 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

RENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this FebruaryRENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this February
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 20, 2017

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, present the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT (more...)

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