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Julian Clary to Star in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORTJulian Clary to Star in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Julian Clary is to star in the world premiere of the black comedy Le Grand Mort. (more...)

LONDON-PARIS-ROAM! Comes to Alexander Upstairs TheaterLONDON-PARIS-ROAM! Comes to Alexander Upstairs Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

An 80-minute musical theatre experience will play the Alexander Upstairs when LONDON-PARIS-ROAM arrives at Cape Town's most intimate theatre space later this month. (more...)

LOVE SICK Announces Additional Performances in Mountain ViewLOVE SICK Announces Additional Performances in Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Due to popular demand, Berkeley's Jewish Circle Theatre, in association with John Gertz Productions, announced the extension of Love Sick, a passionate new musical play based on the ancient Hebrew text, 'The Song of Songs,' at SecondStage at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, March 19, 2017. The production, which the San Francisco Chronicle gives its 'Highest Rating' and calls 'Extraordinary,' is helmed by internationally-acclaimed director Christopher Renshaw (Broadway: The King and I [Best Revival Tony Award, 1996], Taboo; West End We Will Rock You, Zorro: The Musical), the production features the Bay Area's Ofra Daniel in this original story of one woman's journey through a relentless and fervent love affair-and her gradual descent into madness. Single tickets and low-priced preview performances (ranging from $28-$57) are available online at www.mvcpa.com. (more...)

LOVE SICK Announces Extension at Osher StudioLOVE SICK Announces Extension at Osher Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Due to popular demand, Berkeley's Jewish Circle Theatre, in association with John Gertz Productions, announced the extension of Love Sick, a passionate new musical based on the ancient Hebrew text, "The Song of Songs," at Berkeley's The Osher Studio. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, February 12, 2017 at LoveSickMusical.com. (more...)

LOVE SICK to Make Its World Premiere this JanuaryLOVE SICK to Make Its World Premiere this January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Berkeley's Jewish Circle Theatre, in association with John Gertz Productions, announces the world-premiere of Love Sick, a passionate new musical play inspired by the ancient Hebrew text, 'The Song of Songs.' The production hits Bay Area stages this winter at The Osher Studio in Berkeley, California beginning January 12, 2017 and SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts beginning February 23, 2017.  Helmed by internationally-acclaimed director Christopher Renshaw (Broadway: The King and I[Best Revival Tony Award, 1996], Taboo; West End We Will Rock You, Zorro: The Musical), the production features the Bay Area's Ofra Daniel in this original story of one woman's journey through a relentless and fervent love affair-and her gradual descent into madness.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: PURE IMAGINATION - THE SONGS OF LESLIE BRICUSSE, St James Theatre, September 29 2015BWW Reviews: PURE IMAGINATION - THE SONGS OF LESLIE BRICUSSE, St James Theatre, September 29 2015
by Gary Naylor - Sep 30, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a show that looks back at over sixty years of remarkable songs written by Leslie Bricusse, the Londoner who conquered Hollywood and Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cast and VIP Guests at Opening Night of PURE IMAGINATION, Celebrating Leslie BricussePhoto Flash: First Look at Cast and VIP Guests at Opening Night of PURE IMAGINATION, Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time, opened at St James Theatre, London.  Below, we have a first look at the cast and VIP guests celebrating opening night! (more...)

PURE IMAGINATION Releases First PhotoPURE IMAGINATION Releases First Photo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2015

New official photo released as rehearsals end. To mark the final day of rehearsals for PURE IMAGINATION - The Songs of Leslie Bricusse, we are releasing a new photo of legendary British songwriter Leslie Bricusse with the ridiculously talented cast of Dave Willetts, Julie Atherton, Niall Sheehy, Siobhan McCarthy and Giles Terera. (more...)

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive Presents WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra TonightRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive Presents WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Re-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED StarRe-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This is the moment! Producers John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced the cast for the Australian premiere of the reimagined production of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde, which will play from 8 December, 2015 at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, followed by a season from 6 March, 2016 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

PURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James TheatrePURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Pure Imagination celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Australian Tour of LEGENDS! Kicks Off Today in BrisbaneAustralian Tour of LEGENDS! Kicks Off Today in Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Australian Premiere of James Kirkwood's hilarious and touching comedy Legends! is set for tonight 28th May. The national tour of this hilarious production stars screen and stage royalty, Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills. The Australian Premiere opens in Brisbane at QPAC in May for a strictly limited season, followed by seasons in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. (more...)

JEKYLL & HYDE Set to Play Opera Australia in Late 2015JEKYLL & HYDE Set to Play Opera Australia in Late 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini announced they will present a new version of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll and Hyde in Australia late in 2015, directed by Christopher Renshaw (The King and I, Legends!) and designed by Gabriela Tylesova (Cosi Fan Tutte, Love Never Dies). (more...)

Christopher Renshaw to Direct CARMENCITA JONES Industry Reading Later This MonthChristopher Renshaw to Direct CARMENCITA JONES Industry Reading Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

On the 26th March, Drama Desk Winner and Tony Award Nominee Christopher Renshaw (The King and I, Taboo, We Will Rock You) will direct a private industry reading of CARMENCITA JONES at the Roundabout Rehearsal Rooms on 45th Street, New York. (more...)

New Version of JEKYLL AND HYDE Headed to Australia Late This Year; Christopher Renshaw to DirectNew Version of JEKYLL AND HYDE Headed to Australia Late This Year; Christopher Renshaw to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced they will present a new version of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll and Hyde in Australia commencing in late 2015, directed by Christopher Renshaw (The King and I, Legends!) and designed by Gabriela Tylesova (Cosi Fan Tutte, Love Never Dies). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Australian Tour of LEGENDS!Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Australian Tour of LEGENDS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

Tickets go on sale on tomorrow (Mon 16th Feb) for the Australian Premiere of James Kirkwood's hilarious and touching comedy Legends! The national tour of this hilarious production stars screen and stage royalty, Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills. The Australian Premiere opens in Brisbane at QPAC in May for a strictly limited season, followed by seasons in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. (more...)

Tickets to LEGENDS at QPAC Now on SaleTickets to LEGENDS at QPAC Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Tickets go on sale on Monday for the Australian Premiere of James Kirkwood's hilarious and touching comedy Legends! The national tour of this hilarious production stars screen and stage royalty, Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills. The Australian Premiere opens in Brisbane at QPAC in May for a strictly limited season, followed by seasons in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. (more...)

Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield Set to Tour Australia in LEGENDS!Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield Set to Tour Australia in LEGENDS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the return to the Australian stage by stars of screen and stage, Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills. The sisters will star in a national tour of the Australian Premiere of James Kirkwood's hilarious and touching comedy Legends! which has broken box office records around the world wherever it has played.The Australian Premiere opens in Brisbane at QPAC in May for a strictly limited season, followed by seasons in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Tickets are on sale from 9 February. (more...)

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