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Gwyneth Paltrow & Will.i.am Join 'Planet Of The Apps'Gwyneth Paltrow & Will.i.am Join 'Planet Of The Apps'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Deadline.com reports that Gwyneth Paltrow, and will.i.am have signed on to Planet of the Apps, a new unscripted series co-produced by Propagate and Apple. (more...)

Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am Join New Unscripted Series PLANT OF THE APPS As MentorsGwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am Join New Unscripted Series PLANT OF THE APPS As Mentors
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Entertainment and tech superstars Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk and will.i.am have joined PLANET OF THE APPS, a new unscripted series co-produced by Propagate and Apple. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham TrustBILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust. (more...)

Euan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOTEuan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Billy Elliot the Musical today (16 November 2015) welcomes Euan Garrett, 12 years old from East Lothian, Scotland, who will make his West End stage debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre as the forty-second boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical in London.  Also joining the cast today is Matthew Seadon-Young who will play Billy's older brother Tony. (more...)

15th World Soundtrack Awards Announces Composer of the Year - Michael Giacchino15th World Soundtrack Awards Announces Composer of the Year - Michael Giacchino
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

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BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Cast Members in Roles of Michael and DebbieBILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Cast Members in Roles of Michael and Debbie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

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West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Nat Sweeney, 12 years old from Birmingham, will make his West End stage debut this evening (3 July 2015) when he becomes the forty-first boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Now in its eleventh year in the West End, the show recently extended booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical begins in February 2016 with tickets now on sale for performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

Iliza Shlesinger to Host TBS's SEPARATION ANXIETY, Launching Late 2015Iliza Shlesinger to Host TBS's SEPARATION ANXIETY, Launching Late 2015
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger (Excused, Last Comic Standing) has been named the host of the upcoming TBS series Separation Anxiety, a comedic, relationship-based game show featuring a unique twist that isn't revealed to contestants until after they've played the game. (more...)

Jo-Me Dance Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW TonightJo-Me Dance Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Jo-Mé Dance Theatre brings you 'Here and Now,' a program of the Companies modern-contemporary repertory works alongside new choreography from Joe Gonzalez and Diaman Wood. The company will perform at Boston University Dance Theater (915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215) tonight, June 6th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Jo-Me Dance Theatre to Present HERE AND NOW, 6/6Jo-Me Dance Theatre to Present HERE AND NOW, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Jo-Mé Dance Theatre brings you “Here and Now,” a program of the Companies modern-contemporary repertory works alongside new choreography from Joe Gonzalez and Diaman Wood. The company will perform at Boston University Dance Theater (915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215) on June 6th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley today confirm they are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the West End cast for Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.  Also continuing in their role are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley Dead Mum.   Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will play Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher joins the cast as Older Billy.  Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller and Kerry Washington. (more...)

Sony Classical To Release Far from the Madding Crowd SoundtrackSony Classical To Release Far from the Madding Crowd Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

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Lee Daiels & More Speakers Set for PGA's 2015 PRODUCED BY CONFERENCELee Daiels & More Speakers Set for PGA's 2015 PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced its initial slate of speakers confirmed to participate in the 7th annual Produced By Conference (more...)

TBS & Switch to Present KING OF THE NERDS Preview EventTBS & Switch to Present KING OF THE NERDS Preview Event
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

As nerds everywhere eagerly await the return of the ultimate geeky competition series King of the Nerds, TBS and Twitch are teaming up for a special sneak preview event to be held at Twitch's San Francisco headquarters on Friday, Jan. 16. (more...)

TNT to Give Sneak Peek of New Dwayne Johnson Series WAKE UP CALLTNT to Give Sneak Peek of New Dwayne Johnson Series WAKE UP CALL
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wants to give fans an advance look at his new TNT series Wake Up Call this Thanksgiving, so TNT is offering a full episode of the inspiring new show via VOD and digital on-demand (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Brodie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher and Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's dad, and becomes the thirty-ninth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-sixth boy to perform the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. Also joining the cast today will be 10 year old Connie Fisher from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who will play Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Debbie. In addition 19 girls from London and surrounding counties aged 9 - 14 join the cast as Ballet Girls. Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 19 December 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings SetBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. This unique performance was broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in a spectacular finale as the broadcast, the widest ever cinema release of a live event, hit number one at the UK box office. (more...)

Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. (more...)

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