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David Bedella & Sarah Ingram to Lead Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD; Performances Begin 10 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer have a long and varied history with new and contemporary musical theatre, both as individuals and as a pair. Together they co-founded Notes from New York, a concert series designed with the intention of introducing London to new musical theatre and making it cool, and celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's cult musical The Last 5 Years. They were also the original team behind Taking Notes, a summer course developed to share their skills with aspiring actors. This summer, they continue their mission to inspire a new generation of musical theatre performers with Onstage Acts, a week long enrichment programme in new and contemporary musical theatre featuring masterclasses with casting directors, agents, composers and directors, as well as performers currently working in the West End and beyond. Ahead of the course's launch on August 4th, Julie and Paul shared some of their favourite contemporary musical theatre moments from the careers which made them West End theatre's reigning experts on the subject. (more...)

BREAKING DOWN THE MOVES: Natalie Weiss Recaps SYTYCD featuring Broadway's Warren Carlyle, Tyce Diorio
by Breaking Down the Riffs - Jul 17, 2014

I am so honored and thrilled to be the first guest So You Think You Can Dance recapper for BWW! It is now 2:15 A.M. and I am putting together my A.D.D. notes into cohesive sentences after watching tonight's episode on DVR. (I got home at midnight from judging the semi-finals of the weekly competition, 'So You Think You Can Belt' at the West End Theatre uptown) It's pretty ironic that they're on the same night of the week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DANIEL KOEK ALBUM SHOWCASE, Elgar Room Royal Albert Hall, July 7 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 08, 2014

Gary Naylor sees the West End's Jean Valjean deliver an exhilarating preview of his forthcoming album, High, with plenty of top notch guests to lend more big voices to an already very big voice indeed. (more...)

NIGHT OF THE PROMS to Return to the US with a 20 City Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Europe's hottest ticket for three decades, Night of the Proms, brought its one-of-a-kind classic-meets-pop stage extravaganza to a limited four-city tour American Tour and astounded both critics and audiences alike. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FASHION VICTIM - THE MUSICAL, The Cinema Museum, June 26 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jun 27, 2014

Gary Naylor has a lot of fun with Fashion Victim, a satire on popular culture with songs, dance, some terrible plotting and some good jokes, but is left wondering if it shouldn't be a lot more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Byrne, Boy George & More Sing 'Summer Nights' from GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2014

On Saturday June 14th, pop, jazz, and musical theatre stars from all over the world joined forces at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto to perform in 'If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway,' a concert showcasing and redefining love songs from classic Broadway musicals. For the finale, the cast, which included David Byrne, Boy George, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Josh Groban, Brent Carver, Steven Page, Brennan Hall and concert organizer Rufus Wainwright, sang their own rendition of 'Summer Nights' from Grease. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Inside Luminato's 'If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway' with Josh Groban, Boy George, Rufus Wainwright and More!
by Alan Henry - Jun 15, 2014

Rufus Wainwright teamed up with Grammy and Tony-winning music director Stephen Oremus to redefine dozens of the most beloved gems in the Great American Songbook, all love songs from Broadway musicals. Wainwright's recontextualizations, performed exclusively by men and to men, fortify the songs' universality as expressions of love. The groundbreaking evening showcased Wainwright and an international spectrum of pop, jazz and musical theatre stars in unexpected, entirely enchanting pairs. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell, Mary Gauthier, Cristin Milioti and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, June 11 through the 22nd. Scroll down for the lineup! (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell, Penny Arcade & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/4-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced performances from June 4-15, including John Cameron Mitchell, Penny Arcade and more. Check out full details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Boy George Reveals TABOO Revival in the Works!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2014

Broadway veteran and Taboo writer Boy George stopped by the GLAAD Media Awards earlier this month, where he confirmed in an interview with Mike Diamond that the show might be heading back to the stage. When asked about the odds of a revival, he commented: 'Very good. We've actually written a new script and we are in talks with people to do a new production. So yeah, it's something I want to happen.' (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - Week of 5/26 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - Week of 5/26, airing on ABC (more...)

VIVA LA DRAG!, Starring the Supreme Fabulettes, Begins June 26 at Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

As seen on London Live TV's hit docu-soap Drag Queens of London and fresh from a critically acclaimed nationwide tour, nationally-acclaimed stage show Viva la Drag! returns to the West End for a limited run. (more...)

Ariela Morgenstern & Asa Somers to Lead Penn State Centre Stage's NEXT TO NORMAL, 6/4-14
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Penn State Centre Stage will present the regional premiere of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's powerful rock musical Next to Normal from June 4 - 14, 2014 in the Penn State Pavilion Theatre. Directed by Cary Libkin and starring Ariela Morgenstern, Asa Somers, Raymond Sage, Tommy Hart, Christina Kidd, and Gregory LaMontagne, Next To Normal tells the story of a mother struggling with worsening Bipolar Disorder and the dramatic effect that her illness has on her family. Previews at 7:30 p.m.: June 4 and 5; Evenings at 7:30 p.m.: June 10, 11, 12; Evenings at 8:00 p.m.: June 6, 7, 13, 14; Matinee at 2 p.m.: June 7. Evenings: $30; Preview/Matinee: $20; Opening Night Reception/Show: $60 (Includes pre-show hors d'ouevres, show, and post-show desserts) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show begins at 8:00 p.m. For additional show information, visit Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling (814) 863-0255 or 1 (800) ARTS-TIX. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's James Tabeek Chats Going from Stage to Screen on THE RESIDUALS
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2014

Described by friend, and co-creator of THE RESIDUALS, Michael Paul Smith as the 'Unofficial Mayor of Midtown,' James Tabeek has appeared on Broadway in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, TABOO, and MARY POPPINS, and on tour with WICKED. However, recently, James has been subtly moving his career away from the stage towards screens of all sizes. His first step in this new direction was in the first season of the hit webseries THE RESIDUALS. The comedy tells the tumultuous stories of actors auditioning for commercials. James plays Devan, the assistant to hot-headed casting director Mark Lyell (played by SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Mark Gessner). (more...)

Pam Ann, Allison Moorer & More Among Joe's Pub's Leading Ladies for May-June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public is known for the most eclectic and diverse programming in New York City. Coming up at the Pub is a slate of extraordinary women performers and artists that span the gambit of genre and style - from the irreverent and explosive alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett to the visionary jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah to the prolific and singular singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. See below for a full list of their leading ladies through June 2014. (more...)

VIVA LA DRAG, BEATLEMANIA, PEPPA PIG'S BIG SPLASH and More Set for Belgrade Theatre, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to play host to a classic line-up of shows on the Main Stage this May including the West End sensation, Viva La Drag, the hit U.K concert show Rockin' On Heaven's Door and leading Beatles' tribute act, Beatlemania. We are also delighted to announce that an extra performance of Peppa Pig's Big Splash has been programmed for Thursday 22 May on the Main Stage to run alongside the all-new U.K tour of children's favourite Kidnapped on the B2 Stage this half term. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the GLAAD Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014

Photo Coverage: Inside the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 16 of this year's 29 media categories at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide, and locally by Delta Air Lines and Bud Light, at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Miranda Lambert & More Attend GREY GOOSE's Barnstable Brown Gala in Kentucky
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Below, check out photos from last night's Barnstable Brown Gala on behalf of GREY GOOSE Vodka. (more...)

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