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Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 14th, 2017 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, SWEENEY TODD and More on Valentine's Day!BWW Morning Brief February 14th, 2017 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, SWEENEY TODD and More on Valentine's Day!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIGNIFICANT OTHER hits Broadway, while SWEENEY TODD and 'JOAN OF ARC' start tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Ben Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERABen Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

THRILLER LIVE Celebrates Becoming the 15th Longest Running West End Musical of All Time!THRILLER LIVE Celebrates Becoming the 15th Longest Running West End Musical of All Time!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Champagne flowed and a massive cake was cut last night as one of the West End's longest running musicals celebrated reaching a major landmark. (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Ben Forster and More Raise Money for Charity with Recording of IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVERachelle Ann Go, Ben Forster and More Raise Money for Charity with Recording of IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Some of the biggest stars on the West End have rerecorded Jacques Brel's "If We Only Have Love" in aid of Childline as the service celebrates its 30th anniversary. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch West End Stars Sing 'If We Only Have Love' For ChildlineVIDEO: Watch West End Stars Sing 'If We Only Have Love' For Childline
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

On the 9th November 35 stars of current West End Musicals released Jacques Brel's 'If We Only Have Love' in support of Childline, to spread the message of peace, love, and hope. (more...)


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Rufus Hound to Host Star-Studded Musical Theatre Lineup at Charity Christmas Concert in Covent GardenRufus Hound to Host Star-Studded Musical Theatre Lineup at Charity Christmas Concert in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Actor's Church in Covent Garden will more than live up to its name on the Sunday before Christmas as a stellar lineup of twelve musical theatre actors will perform in aid of Children with Cancer UK at a special Christmas concert, accompanied by the students of the Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM). (more...)

BWW Interview: Star Ben Forster On PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th AnniversaryBWW Interview: Star Ben Forster On PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary
by Marianka Swain - Oct 18, 2016

Ben Forster became a household name when he won Andrew Lloyd Webber's Superstar TV competition and went on to lead the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End work includes Evita and Elf: The Musical, and he's currently starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 30th Anniversary on West EndPhoto Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 30th Anniversary on West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Last night, the West End production of Phantom of the Opera made history as the first musical to broadcast live directly to Facebook, in honor of the production's 30th anniversary. Check out photos of the event below, and watch the video stream here! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for SaleTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday 10 October, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA', at the Her Majesty's Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a very special charity gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust. Tickets are on sale now via Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office. (more...)

Cast Changes Announced For West End's PHANTOM OF THE OPERACast Changes Announced For West End's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

As the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA heads towards its 30th birthday at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, Ben Forster continues to star as 'The Phantom' alongside Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Cast Recording Hits No. 6 on iTunes Soundtrack ChartsNYMT's PRODIGY Cast Recording Hits No. 6 on iTunes Soundtrack Charts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre have just released the Original Cast Recording of Prodigy, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. The recording was released today 25th July, with CDs available to purchase at prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital copies available to download via all major online retailers, including iTunes, where the album is currently at No. 6 and climbing on the soundtrack charts. (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Original Cast Recording Set for Release This MonthNYMT's PRODIGY Original Cast Recording Set for Release This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre are excited to be releasing the Original Cast Recording of PRODIGY, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its premiere production at The St James Theatre in August 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Four Phantoms Enchant Today's Crowd at West End LiveSTAGE TUBE: Four Phantoms Enchant Today's Crowd at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2016

This weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows perform for free in Trafalgar Square! WEST END LIVE 2016 takes place today, 18 June (11am-6pm) and tomorrow, 19 June (12pm-6pm). Today, the cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA performed 'Masquerade,' as well as the title song, featuring Lisa-Anne Wood as Christine, and Ben Forster, Scott Davies, Peter Lockyer and Jeremy Secomb sharing the role of the Phantom. Watch the performance below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2016 - THE HUMANS, HUNCHBACK Album & More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2016 - THE HUMANS, HUNCHBACK Album & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 22, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE HUMANS starts previews tomorrow, the HUNCHBACK recording is released and more! (more...)

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...)

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