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London's West End Theatre Launches Christmas Season 2014London's West End Theatre Launches Christmas Season 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The website of London's West End Theatre - WestEndTheatre.com - has launched the West End Theatre Christmas Season 2014 for the forthcoming holiday season. (more...)

Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Daniel Evans and Stage Entertainment today announce the full cast for Evans' production of Anything Goes for the run at the Crucible and the start of the UK and Ireland tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New West End Cast Of CURIOUS INCIDENT!Photo Coverage: New West End Cast Of CURIOUS INCIDENT!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Having recently released over 100,000 new tickets extending booking at London's Gielgud Theatre to 23 May 2015, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has now been seen on stage by over 400,000 people worldwide. Winner of seven Olivier Awards including 'Best New Play' The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened to critical acclaim on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre earlier this month. (more...)

BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, Apollo Theatre, October 8 2014BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, Apollo Theatre, October 8 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 9, 2014

Not well known in the UK, the "secret show" finally revealed itself at the St James Theatre, and now it's opened for a run at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. (more...)

URINETOWN to Host Charity Performance Gala to Support Water.Org, 20 OctoberURINETOWN to Host Charity Performance Gala to Support Water.Org, 20 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The splash hit and multi Tony award-winning musical Urinetown directed by Jamie Lloyd has announced a special charity performance gala to support Water.org on Monday 20 October in London. In conjunction with Urinetown's West End transfer, the gala will introduce this new collaboration with Water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis. (more...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jenna Russell About URINETOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS And Candy Crush...BWW Interviews: Jenna Russell About URINETOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS And Candy Crush...
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2014

London's Penelope Pennywise talks about the West End transfer of Urinetown, why she thinks Sophie Thompson is one of the best actresses around today - and how not to injure yourself when you fall off a stage... (more...)

URINETOWN Ready To Open In West End!URINETOWN Ready To Open In West End!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Matthew Seadon-Young, The New Star Of URINETOWN!BWW Interviews: Matthew Seadon-Young, The New Star Of URINETOWN!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 6, 2014

Matthew Seadon-Young talks about Jenna Russell, the West End, and trying on Richard Fleeshman's vest for size... (more...)

Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens on 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Adrian Edmonson and More for NEVILLE'S ISLAND at the Duke of York's TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Adrian Edmonson and More for NEVILLE'S ISLAND at the Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Following an acclaimed run at Chichester Festival Theatre last year, the 20th Anniversary West End production previews at the Duke of York's Theatre from Friday 10th October, with an opening night for press on Tuesday 21st October 2014. The production is initially booking to Saturday 3rd January 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

Stage Tube: Jennifer Holliday Covers Diana Ross: 'I Ain't Been Licked'Stage Tube: Jennifer Holliday Covers Diana Ross: 'I Ain't Been Licked'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Need some motivation to get up on this early Fall, Saturday morning? Jennifer Holliday has it for you as she performs the Diana Ross classic 'I Ain't Been Licked' at her BB King Blues Club show this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK PremierePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is to star in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall. Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday 25 October. Next Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose critically acclaimed production of In The Heights was a sold-out smash hit at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts CenterSCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

The Apollo Theatre to Premiere AFRICA NOW! SOUTH AFRICA, 10/9The Apollo Theatre to Premiere AFRICA NOW! SOUTH AFRICA, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents Africa Now! South Africa, the third installment of the their annual Africa Now! Festival. In recognition of the country's dynamic and diverse culture and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's inauguration, this season's festival will spotlight today's contemporary South African music scene and Harlem's enduring cultural and social relationship with the country. Featuring a suite of artistic programming and an array of unique artists, Africa Now! South Africa will provide a holistic experience for audiences with presentations on the Apollo's mainstage and soundstage. (more...)

Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters Set for Boulder Theater, 12/27Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters Set for Boulder Theater, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

97.3 KBCO and the Boulder Theater will present an Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters to the Boulder Theater on Saturday, December 27th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 19th for $45.00 for general admission tickets. (more...)

The National Theatre Releases Over 100,000 New Tickets for CURIOUS INCIDENTThe National Theatre Releases Over 100,000 New Tickets for CURIOUS INCIDENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Over 100,000 new tickets are released for sale today (15 September 2014) for the National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timetaking bookings at the Gielgud Theatre to 23 May 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES, Featuring Relationships, Revolutions and Re-Imaginings, to Open at Apollo Civic TheaterBWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES, Featuring Relationships, Revolutions and Re-Imaginings, to Open at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - Sep 10, 2014

"Do You Hear the People Sing?" Then come join the revolution as Les Miserables opens at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV this Friday. Co-directed by Bob LeBlanc and Jennifer Noll and musically directed by Jeff Poland, this epic musical about one man's quest for redemption during the July student revolution of 1832 will premiere live on stage. (more...)

URINETOWN The Musical Announces Special Charity Gala Performance, Oct 20URINETOWN The Musical Announces Special Charity Gala Performance, Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The splash hit and multi Tony award-winning musical Urinetown directed by Jamie Lloyd is proud to announce a special charity performance gala to support Water.org on Monday 20 October in London. In conjunction with Urinetown's West End transfer, the gala will introduce this new collaboration with Water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis. (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

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