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BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, King's Theatre, Glasgow, August 5 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 06, 2014

The award-winning smash hit Broadway musical direct from the West End. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Adds QUEEN COAL to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the final production in the Theatres' autumn season, the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's Queen Coal directed by Robert Shaw Cameron, alongside the news that in an unprecedented development for the company, they will take three of their productions in the forthcoming season on tour, enabling their work to reach as wide an audience as possible. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: APRIL 26 - MAY 2
by BWW Special Coverage - May 02, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at this year's Tony nominees, the casts of VIOLET on Broadway and the UK's ROCK OF AGES tour, and a peek into CABARET's gypsy robe ceremony! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sullivan, Richards And More In UK Tour of ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Following a three-year run in London's West End, Rock of Ages The Musical is to hit the road, with a UK tour launching at the Palace Theatre Manchester in May. Take a sneak peek at rehearsals! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Noel Sullivan and Ben Richards Of ROCK OF AGES!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 28, 2014

Noel Sullivan and Ben Richards are excited. In fact, it's amazing how chipper they are bearing in mind how hard they're working - and bearing in mind they're spending their weekends in technical rehearsal for the new UK tour of Rock of Ages. (more...)

The Bacon Brothers and Comedian Jim Breuer Headline DC 'STANDS FOR THE TROOPS' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Tonight, March 22, The Bacon Brothers will perform at a fundraiser to benefit Stand For The Troops (SFTT). The show, DC 'STANDS FOR THE TROOPS,' will help support SFTT's mission to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our country's frontline troops - the young heroes who daily put their lives on the line protecting us and our way of life. (more...)

The Bacon Brothers and Comedian Jim Breuer to Headline DC “STANDS FOR THE TROOPS,” 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

This Saturday, March 22, The Bacon Brothers will perform at a fundraiser to benefit Stand For The Troops (SFTT). The show, DC 'STANDS FOR THE TROOPS,' will help support SFTT's mission to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our country's frontline troops - the young heroes who daily put their lives on the line protecting us and our way of life. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Donates £2300 to Local Food Banks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Sheffield Theatres has presented a cheque for Ł2300 to Sheffield Food banks following a collection made by the Theatre during a performance of their smash-hit production of Oliver! this January. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES To Launch UK Tour In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Following a three-year run in London's West End, Rock of Ages The Musical is to hit the road, with a UK tour launching at the Palace Theatre Manchester in May. Ben Richards will star as rock god Stacee Jaxx with Noel Sullivan as Drew Boley. (more...)

Kevin Bacon to Headline STAND FOR THE TROOPS Benefit, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The Bacon Brothers Band will perform at a fundraiser on March 22 to benefit Stand For The Troops (SFTT). The show, 'STANDS FOR THE TROOPS,' will help support SFTT's mission to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our country's frontline troops - the young heroes who daily put their lives on the line protecting us and our way of life. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES to Launch UK Tour in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Following a three-year run in London's West End, audiences around the country will get the chance to enjoy ROCK OF AGES The Musical as it embarks on a UK tour, opening at The Palace Theatre, Manchester on 5th May 2014. (more...)

Tom Edden Stars as 'Fagin' in OLIVER! at Crucible Theatre, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Sheffield Theatres will welcome Tom Edden as Fagin in Artistic Director Daniel Evans' production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!. The production runs from today 29 November 2013 until Saturday 25 January 2014 at the Crucible Theatre. (more...)

Ben Richards to Play 'Bill Sikes' in OLIVER! at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre fromToday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Ben Richards will play 'Bill Sikes' in OLIVER! at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, beginning November 29, 2013. Richards will be joining Phil Davis, who was previously announced in the role of 'Fagin'. (more...)

Jumbo, Dee, Phillips And Sheffield Theatres Big Winners At 2013 UK Theatre Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 20, 2013

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners of the 2013 UK Theatre Awards - the only nationwide awards to honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Simon Callow Wins Outstanding Contribution Prize At 2013 UK Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Acclaimed actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow, CBE, will receive The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre at the ceremony for the 2013 UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 20 October at London's historic Guildhall. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Derek Keeling Presents A Tribute to Johnny Cash at LaBelle Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Derek Keeling is best known for his run on NBC's 'Grease: You're the One That I Want,' in which he placed third in Broadway's largest national casting call. Keeling made his Broadway debut in the summer of 2008 as Danny Zuko in Grease. He also played Johnny Cash in the first National Tour of 'Million Dollar Quartet.' He is continuing to pay tribute to Johnny Cash with a special performance in his home state of West Virginia. I recently caught up with Derek and he shared his reasons for wanting to do the tribute. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Derek Keeling Presents A Tribute to Johnny Cash at LaBelle Theater
by Kathy Strain - Sep 25, 2013

Derek Keeling is best known for his run on NBC's 'Grease: You're the One That I Want,' in which he placed third in Broadway's largest national casting call. Keeling made his Broadway debut in the summer of 2008 as Danny Zuko in Grease. He also played Johnny Cash in the first National Tour of 'Million Dollar Quartet.' He is continuing to pay tribute to Johnny Cash with a special performance in his home state of West Virginia. I recently caught up with Derek and he shared his reasons for wanting to do the tribute. (more...)

Tom Edden Cast as 'Fagin' in OLIVER! at Crucible Theatre, Nov 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Sheffield Theatres today announces that Tom Edden will play Fagin in Artistic Director Daniel Evans' production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!. The production runs from Friday 29 November 2013 until Saturday 25 January 2014 at the Crucible Theatre. (more...)

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Returns to King's Theatre Glasgow, Now thru 17 Aug
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

After making its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow November 2012 9 to 5: The Musical swiftly returned in January 2013. Now, due to phenomenal demand, Dolly is set to return her show to The King's for a bit more overtime from today, 13 - 17 August. (more...)

Claire Price Joins Daniel Lapaine in THE WINTER'S TALE - Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the forthcoming production of The Winter's Tale, directed by Paul Miller, and a casting update for the company's Christmas musical, Oliver! directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans. (more...)

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