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Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015
by Iris Moebius - Jan 11, 2016

Wir haben hier einen Überblick uber Neuerscheinungen aus dem letzten Jahr zusammengestellt. Bei den Broadway - und West End CDs haben wir uns auf diejenigen beschrankt, die in Deutschland uber amazon oder iTunes verfugbar sind, was leider nicht immer der Fall ist (auch wenn fast alle neuen Produktionen auf CD verewigt werden). (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's GUYS & DOLLSReview Roundup: West End's GUYS & DOLLS
by Review Roundups - Jan 8, 2016

The West End transfer of GUYS & DOLLS opened at the Savoy Theatre on January 6, for a limited run through March 12. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker reprise their roles as Miss Adelaide and Sky Masterson, with David Haig as Nathan Detroit and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

ATG's Panter & Squire Top The Stage 100 for Seventh Consecutive YearATG's Panter & Squire Top The Stage 100 for Seventh Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group's Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE have topped the The Stage 100 for a record-breaking seventh consecutive year following a landmark year of international acquisitions and production investment. The announcement makes Panter and Squire the most successful entrants ever on the exclusive list which is compiled annually by the UK industry's leading newspaper, which ranks the powerhouses of British theatre. (more...)

Christopher Wheeldon, Imelda Staunton Among Queen's Annual New Year's HonoreesChristopher Wheeldon, Imelda Staunton Among Queen's Annual New Year's Honorees
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Each New Year's Day, UK's reigning monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, announces the names of the newest members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honors. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's almost 2016, and Broadway stars are celebrating at 54 Below, with the NY Phil, in Las Vegas and more tonight! (more...)

GYPSY's Imelda Staunton, THE AUDIENCE's Peter Morgan Make Queen's 2016 Honours ListGYPSY's Imelda Staunton, THE AUDIENCE's Peter Morgan Make Queen's 2016 Honours List
by Jessica Khan - Dec 30, 2015

Queen Elizabeth has unveiled her Honours List for 2016, and stage and screen star Imelda Staunton, who just starred in the West End in GYPSY, is among those lauded for their contributions to drama. (more...)

2015 In Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best And Worst Of Theatre!2015 In Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best And Worst Of Theatre!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 22, 2015

BWW:UK reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue lists her best and worst theatre experiences of 2015! (more...)

GREASE, ENCHANTED & More Set for ABC Family's Days of Faves' Programming EventGREASE, ENCHANTED & More Set for ABC Family's Days of Faves' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The shopping is done, the presents are unwrapped, and the holiday hustle and bustle is finally over! ABC Family gives you the perfect reason to sit back, relax and watch some of your favorite movies before the new year begins. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Now Booking Into September 2016FUNNY GIRL Now Booking Into September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week, the smash hit production of Funny Girl extends its booking period at the Savoy Theatre due to popular demand. Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" will now run until 10 September 2016 - marking the musical's 50th anniversary year. Tickets for the extended booking period production starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale today. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards NominationsKINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

At a ceremony held today at London's Café de Paris, Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (closes 31 January), with winners announced at the annual Awards Concert held on 21 February 2016 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

West End Roundup - November Edition: mit London Evening Standard Awards, Jonathan Larson Hommage und The War of the WorldsWest End Roundup - November Edition: mit London Evening Standard Awards, Jonathan Larson Hommage und The War of the Worlds
by Iris Moebius - Dec 1, 2015

Im West End Roundup vom November haben wir die Gewinner des London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, und etliche Ankundigungen fur Shows, die ab nachstem Jahre mit namenhaften Schauspielern in London zu sehen sein werden, sowie ein besonderes Konzert zu Ehren von Jonathan Larson. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/24/2015 - 12/1/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 11/24/2015 - 12/1/2015
by - Dec 1, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 11/27/2015 - Broadway Black Friday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/27/2015 - Broadway Black Friday and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Shop to your heart's content for Broadway merch while you bask in the glow of Turkey Day leftovers! (more...)

Scoop: Talks Underway to Bring GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Broadway!Scoop: Talks Underway to Bring GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

More good news, Baz Bamingboye reports in the UK Daily Mail that Broadway could indeed be next, writing 'We are actively pursuing and trying to work out the right way to go to New York with Imelda in Gypsy,' said Michael Harrison, who produced the show with David Ian. The Jonathan Kent production recouped its costs and made a profit for investors which (as we know) doesn't happen with every musical production.' He also notes ' (more...)

BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

Some big names picked up wins in the 2015 BWW:UK Awards - including Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Imelda Staunton for Gypsy, and Kerry Ellis for her supporting role in Cats! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/17/2015 - 11/24/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 11/17/2015 - 11/24/2015
by - Nov 24, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 11/23/2015 - NeNe Leakes in CHICAGO, IMPORTANT HATS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/23/2015 - NeNe Leakes in CHICAGO, IMPORTANT HATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NeNe Leakes returns to Broadway as 'Mama' in CHICAGO tonight, 'IMPORTANT HATS' opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/21-11/22/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/21-11/22/2015
by - Nov 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 22, 2015 - Sunday, November 22, 2015. (more...)

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