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Photo: First Look at Ben Forster as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAPhoto: First Look at Ben Forster as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Ben Forster will play the role of 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA from Monday 1 February 2016. Ben is probably best known for winning the ITV1 show, 'Superstar' - Andrew Lloyd Webber's TV talent search for 'Jesus' in "Jesus Christ Superstar". His other theatre credits include 'Magaldi' in "Evita" at the Dominion Theatre. Ben joins "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" following his appearance as 'Buddy' in "Elf The Musical" also at the Dominion Theatre. (more...)

ELF Celebrates Record-Breaking Run at London's Dominion TheatreELF Celebrates Record-Breaking Run at London's Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The smash hit musical ELF has already broken several box office records during its current 10-week run at the Dominion Theatre in London, where performances began on 24 October. The show has broken the box office record three times for the highest selling show since the Dominion Theatre opened, and has also beaten the Dominion's box office record for the highest grossing week ever. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards NominationsKINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

At a ceremony held today at London's Café de Paris, Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (closes 31 January), with winners announced at the annual Awards Concert held on 21 February 2016 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of the London Premiere of ELFPhoto Flash: First Look at Opening Night of the London Premiere of ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The full cast for the London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF has been announced.  The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager.  Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White.  Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night at West End's ELF the MusicalSTAGE TUBE: Opening Night at West End's ELF the Musical
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2015

Check out footage from the show and from the opening night celebration! (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's ELFReview Roundup: West End's ELF
by Review Roundups - Nov 6, 2015

ELF opened at London's Dominion Theatre on 5 November for a strictly limited 10-week season until 2 January 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ELF, Dominion Theatre, London, November 5 2015BWW Review: ELF, Dominion Theatre, London, November 5 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 6, 2015

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of the London Premiere of ELF, Starring Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of the London Premiere of ELF, Starring Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2015

The full cast for the London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF has been announced.  The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager.  Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White.  Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Tonight's Gala Night at ELF THE MUSICAL Supports Alzheimer's SocietyTonight's Gala Night at ELF THE MUSICAL Supports Alzheimer's Society
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Michael Rose and U-Live, the producers of Elf The Musical, will be donating all ticket sales at the Gala Opening Night at the Dominion Theatre tonight 5 November to Alzheimer's Society. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: First Look at Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More in the London Premiere of ELFPhoto Exclusive: First Look at Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More in the London Premiere of ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The full cast for the London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF has been announced.  The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager.  Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White.  Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Martin On ELF: THE MUSICAL!BWW Interview: Jessica Martin On ELF: THE MUSICAL!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 29, 2015

We talk to Jessica Martin about Christmas, Will Ferrell, and the joys of a Judy Garland-esque number... (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes and in the Booths for the ELF Original London Cast RecordingBWW TV: Behind the Scenes and in the Booths for the ELF Original London Cast Recording
by TV - On the Road - Oct 26, 2015

Click below to watch extended behind-the-scenes footage from the ELF Original London Cast Soundtrack recording session! The album is available now on Silva Screen Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West EndPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. ELF will run at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from 24 October 2015 to 2 January 2016. The Gala Opening Night on Thursday 5 November will be in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of ELF's London Cast Recording Sessions!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of ELF's London Cast Recording Sessions!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 19, 2015

Silva Screen Records will release the Original London Cast Soundtrack for ELF on October 23, featuring Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin. The London premiere of the musical ELF is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell. ELF features a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The cast of the London production is led by Below, we are taking you behind the scenes of the cast recording sessions! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West EndPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More for ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. ELF will run at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from 24 October 2015 to 2 January 2016. The Gala Opening Night on Thursday 5 November will be in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Casts of ELF, PHANTOM, MEMPHIS and More Come Together for WEST END HEROESPhoto Flash: Casts of ELF, PHANTOM, MEMPHIS and More Come Together for WEST END HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

WEST END HEROES, hosted by Christopher Biggins, the hugely popular star of musical theatre, screen comedies, panto dame extraordinaire and one of Britain's best-loved TV personalities, again united the country's top military musicians with even more West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of show-stopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling to raise funds for the Help For Heroes charity. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Christopher Biggins Launches WEST END HEROES - Pics And More!Christopher Biggins Launches WEST END HEROES - Pics And More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Christopher Biggins launched the 2015 West End Heroes gala concert at the Dominion Theatre with a little help from some military friends.... (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Prepares For Gala With Richard O'Brien!Photo Coverage: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Prepares For Gala With Richard O'Brien!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

It's the gala night for The Rocky Horror Show! Cast includes David Bedella, Ben Forster and Haley Flaherty - and tonight the special guests include Emma Bunton, Anthony Head and Adrian Edmondson! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton Guest Star in Charity Performance of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in London TonightSTAGE TUBE: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton Guest Star in Charity Performance of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in London Tonight
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2015

Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show at London's Playhouse Theatre tonight 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marquee Is Up At The Playhouse for O'Brien In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW!Photo Coverage: Marquee Is Up At The Playhouse for O'Brien In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Richard O'Brien's classic Rocky Horror Show has moved into the Playhouse for its West End run - check out the pictures! (more...)

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