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BWW Interview: Beverley Knight on THE BODYGUARDBWW Interview: Beverley Knight on THE BODYGUARD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

In addition to her recording career, Soul queen Beverley Knight has become a musical theatre star, beginning with her acclaimed performance as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard in 2013, followed by lead roles in Memphis The Musical and Cats. She's now returned to The Bodyguard for a new West End run of the show at Dominion Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD, Dominion Theatre, 21 July 2016BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD, Dominion Theatre, 21 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Gunshots! Flames! Shirtless dancing hunks! And that's just the first five minutes. This eye-wateringly bombastic musical has all subtlety, production values and narrative logic of a Donald Trump rally. Thoughtful, incisive drama? Er, no. Winningly OTT kitsch with killer song delivery? Hell yes. Come for the copious dry ice and cheese-tastic effects - stay for the 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' encore singalong. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebrities Attend THE BODYGUARD Gala PerformancePhoto Flash: Celebrities Attend THE BODYGUARD Gala Performance
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

Last night the international hit musical The Bodyguard celebrated Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Knight plays opposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight and Ben Richards in West End's THE BODYGUARDPhoto Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight and Ben Richards in West End's THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Beverley Knight returns to the international hit musical The Bodyguard for a strictly limited six month run West End run to play Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron with Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard. Performances continue at the Dominion Theatre for this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Final Casting Announced To Join Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARDFinal Casting Announced To Join Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD
by Edward Baker - Jul 4, 2016

As previously announced, Beverley Knight returns to the international hit musical The Bodyguard for a strictly limited six month run West End run to play Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron with Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard. Performances begin at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 for this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Leads July's Top 10 New London ShowsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a magical mega-hit and musical revivals to plays with strong political resonance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Mar 29, 2016

Es ist wieder Zeit fur ein Roundup die letzten Neuigkeiten aus dem Londoner West End. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei dieses Premieren von einigen Shows, die kurzlich angelaufen sind, darunter MOTOWN und MISS ATOMIC BOMB. Außerdem berichten wir von neuen Shows, die demnachst auf den Londoner Buhnen zu sehen sein werden, darunter die neue Saison des Charing Cross Theatre, die Ruckkehr von BODYGUARD und mehr. Lest selbst: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2016 - THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2016 - THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 11, 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 ROBBER BRIDEGROOM officially raises the curtain this Sunday! (more...)

Official: Ben Richards Joins Beverley Knight in West End's THE BODYGUARD, July 15Official: Ben Richards Joins Beverley Knight in West End's THE BODYGUARD, July 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Ben Richards will join previously announced Beverley Knight in the international hit musical The Bodyguard when it returns to the West End for a limited six month run in July this year.  Richards will play Frank Farmer, Rachel Marron's bodyguard, alongside Beverley Knight in the leading role of the Oscar-nominated superstar Marron.   Performances begin at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 for this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017.  (more...)

Ben Richards to Star Alongside Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD's Return to LondonBen Richards to Star Alongside Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD's Return to London
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

HOLLYOAKS' Ben Richards has signed on to play the title role in THE BODYGUARD's return to the West End this summer. (more...)

Celebrities to 'Stand for the Troops' in NYC This Veteran's DayCelebrities to 'Stand for the Troops' in NYC This Veteran's Day
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Some of the country's most enduring - and entertaining - musicians and comedians will gather on Veterans' Day for NYC Stands for the Troops: A Night of Music and Laughter to Benefit Our Vets to raise awareness and funds for the men and women who put themselves on the frontline everyday for our country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Atherton, Jack Shalloo and Jess Robinson At THE FOLLOW SPOTPhoto Coverage: Julie Atherton, Jack Shalloo and Jess Robinson At THE FOLLOW SPOT
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Mar 7, 2015

Drawing chiefly from the musical theatre world, The Follow Spot also includes a healthy dose of comedic entertainment - there's a regular support slot for a comic and the night is held together brilliantly by 'compere extraordinaire' Jess Robinson (more...)

New Judy Garland Show Starring Her Daughter Lorna Luft to Tour UKNew Judy Garland Show Starring Her Daughter Lorna Luft to Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

International theatre producer David King is delighted to announce the UK premiere of a breathtaking new musical show, JUDY - THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND, which will tour some of the UK's finest theatres, opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on May 8 2015. (more...)

Following $250 Million Investment, Campaign Monitor Opens North America Headquarters in San FranciscoFollowing $250 Million Investment, Campaign Monitor Opens North America Headquarters in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

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BWW Interview: Louise Dearman On Charity Show 'LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS'!BWW Interview: Louise Dearman On Charity Show 'LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS'!
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 2, 2015

Louise Dearman is always a delight to interview - she's invariably excited about her next project and has plenty to say. Her current project, though, is a special one. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, New Wimbledon Theatre, November 18 2014BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, New Wimbledon Theatre, November 18 2014
by Gary Naylor - Nov 19, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a jukebox musical that takes us back to the 80s - in more ways than one - but leaves its audience on its feet, demanding more. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Coming to Lyceum Theatre, 27 Oct - 1 NovROCK OF AGES Coming to Lyceum Theatre, 27 Oct - 1 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Following three smash-hit years in London's West End and five rockin' years in Vegas and New York, Rock of Ages The Musical arrives at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from Monday 27 October - Saturday 1 November, as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in SeptemberDORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Nick Jr. and Life Like Touring have announced that due to popular demand, new shows have been added to the 2014 tour schedule of Dora's Pirate Adventure. Dora the Explorer and her friends will visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast, along with Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth in September this year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, King's Theatre, Glasgow, August 5 2014BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, King's Theatre, Glasgow, August 5 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 6, 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...)

DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in SeptemberDORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Nick Jr. and Life Like Touring have announced that due to popular demand, new shows have been added to the 2014 tour schedule of Dora's Pirate Adventure. Dora the Explorer and her friends will visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast, along with Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth in September this year. (more...)

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