Billy Elliot News

'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Enters Final Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… is entering the final week of its run tonight at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The closing performance will be this Saturday evening, September 20th. (more...)

Todd Bell Join Cast of West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This week 11 year old Todd Bell from Whitehaven, Cumbria, joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy Elliot's best friend Michael, alternating the role with current Michaels Zach Atkinson (12 years old from Manchester) and Tomi Fry (11 years old from Swindon). Todd Bell will join the adult cast led by Ruthie Henshall (Mrs Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Chris Grahamson (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) alongside current Billy Elliots Elliott Hanna (11 years old from Liverpool), Ollie Jochim (12 years old from Chelmsford, Essex Bradley Perret (12 years old from Juan les Pins, France) and Matteo Zecca (12 years old from Buckinghamshire) who alternate the title role. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/12/14 - LOVE LETTERS, 'BOGEYMAN', 'MOLLY BROWN', Stritch at 54 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 12, 2014

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: LOVE LETTERS begins previews Saturday, off-Broadway gets crowded with shows tonight, including STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, Broadway celebs get together to tribute Elaine Stritch this evening, and THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN hits the stage in Denver! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CATS at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. Performances are now through October 12, 2014. Press opening is this Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Angela Richardson, Lori L'Italien & More to Star in Reagle Music Theatre's GRAND NIGHT, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein with A Grand Night for Singing, October 4-5, 2014 at the Robinson Theater (617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Ogunquit Brews Up Another Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICK
by Jan Nargi - Sep 10, 2014

Ogunquit continues its 'high-flying' 82nd season with the American Northeast premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, a musical adaptation based on John Updike's novel and the 1987 Warner Brothers hit motion picture. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara Heads to NBC's PETER PAN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's highly anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

Cady Huffman & Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' to Play Joe's Pub, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and the entire cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… are set to perform a dozen songs from the show, accompanied by the Revolution Cellular Orchestra, at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) this Sunday, September 14th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase online at www.publictheater.org or via the box office at 212-967-7555. (more...)

Janel Parrish, Barrett Foa, Shoshana Bean and More to Appear in FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN 9/12 at DBA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Beginning September 12, the hit 'For The Record' series will present a two-month limited engagement of their critically-acclaimed evening inspired by the films of Baz Luhrmann at West Hollywood's DBA. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Live Filming Set For Blu-ray Release, 11/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 08, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot: THE MUSICAL is set to be released on Blu-ray following the upcoming live worldwide presentation of the final performances in movie theaters at the end of this month. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

In tribute to Joan Rivers, THEATER TALK will repeat its Spring 2013 Critics' Panel, where the brilliant Ms. Rivers, not only a great entertainer but theater critic for the Beverly Hills Courier, appeared with Ben Brantley of The New York Times and Peter Marks of The Washington Post to assess new shows that had just opened that spring on Broadway. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will unite on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale onSunday 28 September when Billy Elliot the Musical is broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - will take part in the spectacular finale. In addition, as previously announced, Liam Mower will play the role of Older Billy at this performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Gets Doused for ALS!
by Stage Tube - Sep 04, 2014

The company of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' was challenged by the company of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They completed the feat after the August 28th show, in front of an enthusiastic audience, in turn challenging their Icelandic artistic directors, Josh Sassanella and the entire company of ROCK OF AGES on Broadway. AND Robert Redford. You'll have to see Revolution to understand why... Watch them get wet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of "Best Play" at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, opening tonight, Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as "William Gillette" and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie,Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as "Martha Gillette." THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

American Opera Projects and Lively Works Add Performance to 9/10 Conrad Cummings Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Due to popular demand, American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks have added a second performance of Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014. The second performance will take place at 9:00 p.m., immediately after the initial 7:30 p.m. performance. Both performances will be held at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' to End Off-Broadway Run Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… will conclude its Off-Broadway run Saturday evening, September 20th at the Minetta Lane Theatre. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… is headed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. Performances for this "sinister, politically spot-on new rock musical with roots in David Bowie and George Orwell" (NY Music Daily) began July 31st with the official opening on August 13th. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31
by - Aug 31, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

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