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Ray Davies CD Signing At SUNNY AFTERNOON On Dec 18Ray Davies CD Signing At SUNNY AFTERNOON On Dec 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Ray Davies of The Kinks will be signing CD copies of the official cast recording album of Sunny Afternoon, Lola vs the Powerman new deluxe edition and the new Kinks five-CD box set 'The Anthology 1964-1971', at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, from 4.00pm - 5.15pm on 11 December 2014. (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...)

BWW Reviews: SUNNY AFTERNOON, Harold Pinter Theatre, October 25 2014BWW Reviews: SUNNY AFTERNOON, Harold Pinter Theatre, October 25 2014
by Laura Jones - Oct 29, 2014

Having missed the opportunity to see Sunny Afternoon during its run at the Hampstead Theatre, I was thrilled (and not at all surprised) when it was announced earlier this year that it would be transferring to the West End. The biographical show detailing the history of Ray Davies and The Kinks, is different in that alongside all of the hit songs we all know and love, it takes us through all of the personal and professional tribulations the band went through during their rise to fame in the 1960s. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking into May 2015SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking into May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run for a second time until 23 May 2015, at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at West End's SUNNY AFTERNOONPhoto Coverage: First Look at West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON
by Roy Tan - Oct 24, 2014

The critically acclaimed new musical, Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks and began previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014 with press night on 28 October 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast of SUNNY AFTERNOON Records Album; First Tracks ReleasedCast of SUNNY AFTERNOON Records Album; First Tracks Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has released seven preview tracks from the official cast recording album, released later this month. All 29 tracks on the album are performed entirely by members of the company, with John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory. (more...)

BWW Interviews: George Maguire of SUNNY AFTERNOON!BWW Interviews: George Maguire of SUNNY AFTERNOON!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 17, 2014

We talk to George Maguire about playing Dave Davies of the Kinks in 'Sunny Afternoon' as it transfers from Hampstead to the West End, and what it's like working with the legendary Ray Davies... (more...)

Billy's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This NovemberBilly's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Fathom Events brings top theater from London's iconic West End to the big screen with 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live' which will be screened in select U.S. cinemas for three showings only: November 12 at 7 p.m., November 15 at 12:55 p.m. and November 18 at 7 p.m., all local times. This unique performance was previously captured live when it was broadcast to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, hitting number one at the UK box office. It has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences across five continents, winning more than 80 theater awards globally including 10 Tony Awards®. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 27- October 3THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 27- October 3
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 3, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special finale of the West End's BILLY ELLIOT, opening night of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE COUNTRY HOUSE, Rosemary Harris in INDIAN INK, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Billys Unite! 25 Former Stars Return to West End BILLY ELLIOT Broadcast - Watch Highlights!BWW TV: Billys Unite! 25 Former Stars Return to West End BILLY ELLIOT Broadcast - Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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. 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. Check out highlights from the special event below! (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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014
by - Sep 28, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. (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...)

BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of SUNNY AFTERNOON- Previews Begin October 4BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of SUNNY AFTERNOON- Previews Begin October 4
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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...)

Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage. (more...)

Original 'Billy' Liam Mower to Return for BILLY ELLIOT LIVE This FallOriginal 'Billy' Liam Mower to Return for BILLY ELLIOT LIVE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, the original Billy Elliot -- Liam Mower -- is returning to the musical for one night only as part of its BILLY ELLIOT LIVE special performance on September 28. The event will be broadcast in UK cinemas, live from the Victoria Palace Theatre. Mower, now 22, will play the grown-up Billy in the musical's fantasy sequence featuring young Billy dancing with his older self. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 20TH CENTURY BOY, Wolverhampton Grand, June 30 2014BWW Reviews: 20TH CENTURY BOY, Wolverhampton Grand, June 30 2014
by Jenny Antill - Jul 1, 2014

I was fortunate enough to see 20th Century Boy on its debut outing at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry back in September 2012 and it was probably the best show I had seen that year. The production is the perfect balance between a jukebox musical and a biography detailing Marc Bolan's rise to fame until the tragic car accident that killed him in 1977. Peter Rowe's writing is superb and brings in the added element of Marc's son Rolan trying to find out about his father who died when he was only two. (more...)

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