Billy Elliot News

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOESFull Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

New Adventures has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December (more...)

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue TheatrePRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical opened at Patchogue Theatre presented by The Gateway on July 20 and will run through August 6. (more...)

The MAC to Present National Theatre Live's ONE MAN, WHO GUVNORS Encore & MoreThe MAC to Present National Theatre Live's ONE MAN, WHO GUVNORS Encore & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

New for its 2016-2017 Season: McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. at College of DuPage presents encore broadcasts of National Theatre Live's International Series, part of the U.K.'s National Theatre's groundbreaking project a selection of world class, award-winning British theater productions to local venues around the world. (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere StagesPushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 am at The Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union NJ. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents, A World Premiere, LONG GONE DADDYMile Square Theatre Presents, A World Premiere, LONG GONE DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the second production of its 2016 season - the world premiere of LONG GONE DADDY, written and performed by MST's playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo.  Directed by MST artistic director Chris O'Connor, performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company's new venue, located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. (more...)

Regional Premiere: BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Firehouse TheatreRegional Premiere: BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - Billy Elliot the Musical - a regional premiere - opens July 29th and runs through August 14, with preview set for July 28 th . Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall with Music by Elton John - this show has 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical, to its credit! Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Based on the international smash-hit film, this show will encourage audiences to BE YOURSELF. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casts of TINK!, CAMP ROLLING HILLS and THE GOLD Turn Out for NYMF Opening PartyPhoto Flash: Casts of TINK!, CAMP ROLLING HILLS and THE GOLD Turn Out for NYMF Opening Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Last night, the casts of of TINK!, CAMP ROLLING HILLS and THE GOLD turned out for the NYMF Opening Night Party at 42West. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/16/2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/16/2016. (more...)

Barbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekBarbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum CenterAIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

SOUND OF MUSICALS Comes to Glasgow Royal Concert HallSOUND OF MUSICALS Comes to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2016

Back by popular demand with a new programme of show-stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ON YOUR FEET's David BaidaExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ON YOUR FEET's David Baida
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 14, 2016

In this episode: On Your Feet's David Baida- If you were to combine phrases like: 'Slow and steady wins the race,' 'Don't give up on your dreams,' 'Perseverance is the key,' you'd find the career of David Baida. His story spans 20 years of not giving up, finding his creativity outside NYC and within himself, and leaving the business many times. Now he can say its because of Lin-Manuel Miranda that he's working with Gloria Estefan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/4-14Reagle Music Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway veteran Kirby Ward will direct and star in Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's Crazy for You, George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy about a 1930's playboy who just wants to dance.  Crazy for You is the final production in the company's 48th consecutive summer season and will run for 8 performances from August 4-14, 2016 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  In addition to directing, Ward will reprise his spectacular Olivier Award-nominated role as "Bobby Child", the part he originated for the 1993 London premiere.  This high energy production will also star Broadway veteran Beverly Ward (Epic Proportions, Billy Elliot ) as "Polly Baker."  The family-friendly show features flashy tap dance numbers and such memorable songs as 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'Embraceable You' and 'I Got Rhythm." Original choreography by Susan Stroman reproduced by Eileen Grace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT The Musical Sings and Dances Its Way on the Beck Center StageBWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT The Musical Sings and Dances Its Way on the Beck Center Stage
by Roy Berko - Jul 13, 2016

The year is 1984. Margaret Thatcher, the first woman British Prime Minister, declared war on the coal labor unions, closed 20 mines and laid off 20,000 workers in what she called 'the process of bringing the British coal industry up to competitive levels.' (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATREDrury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMFPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, THE LAST WORD will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . THE LAST WORD is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel(Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing). It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

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