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Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Bringing together five artists from New York City's downtown scene, the Secret Variety Society is formed for a monthly residency at Pangea, the intimate supper club in the heart of the East Village, for an evening of satirical, surreal and sublime entertainment. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extends in the West End to April 2017SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extends in the West End to April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Today, 18 November 2016, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show will be extending booking at the New London Theatre to 9 April 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, New London Theatre, 16 November 2016BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, New London Theatre, 16 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber may seem an unlikely rock god, but he's harnessed anarchic musical liberation for this big-hearted, irresistibly entertaining new show, adapted from the popular Jack Black film. Its success on Broadway looks likely to be replicated here, given its broad appeal, hummable hits and giddy, live-action cartoon hijinks framing the seriously impressive talent of its young rockers. (more...)

Spike to Premiere Dwayne Johnson's Holiday Special ROCK THE TROOPS, 12/13Spike to Premiere Dwayne Johnson's Holiday Special ROCK THE TROOPS, 12/13
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's ROCK THE TROOPS is a music and entertainment experience created to honor, inspire and captivate the brave men and women of America's Armed Services. (more...)


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Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens In West EndPhoto Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens In West End
by Marianka Swain - Nov 14, 2016

New musical SCHOOL OF ROCK opened at the West End's New London Theatre tonight. Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, the show features music from the movie, as well as new music written byAndrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. Comedy star David Fynn stars as substitute teacher Dewey Finn, the role made famous by Jack Black in the film, and a nationwide search to find the three teams of 13 young performers took place earlier this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End Production of SCHOOL OF ROCKPhoto Flash: West End Production of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical is currently previewing at the New London Theatre with opening night set for 14 November 2016.  School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017. (more...)

STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy to Jam with SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICALSTAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy to Jam with SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

'Those who can, do, and those who can't, teach.' Hillsboro's youth theater, STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy production of School of Rock, proves that this old adage has some truth to it, as we see Dewey Finn, formerly played by Jack Black, take his rock know how and teaches a new generation of rockers. (more...)

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 3, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY composer/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman and co-lyricist Scott Wittman who answered questions and shared the latest developments on NBC's highly anticipated broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley & More Dish on Fame, Fans, and Life as a Child Actor (Part 1)BWW Exclusive: Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley & More Dish on Fame, Fans, and Life as a Child Actor (Part 1)
by Matt Smith - Nov 3, 2016

In this comprehensive, two-part (!!!) BWW feature, our eclectic panel of child actors - including Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (with additional commentary from Savvy Crawford) - sound off on their most memorable career experiences, fan encounters, maintaining balance between work and school commitments and the ever-important topic of putting children in the spotlight. (more...)

David Bowie's LAZARUS Leads November's Top 10 New London ShowsDavid Bowie's LAZARUS Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 3, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Bowie's Lazarus and Glenda Jackson's King Lear to Mark Rylance's return, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy to Jam with SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICALSTAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy to Jam with SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

'Those who can, do, and those who can't, teach.' Hillsboro's youth theater, STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy production of School of Rock, proves that this old adage has some truth to it, as we see Dewey Finn, formerly played by Jack Black, take his rock know how and teaches a new generation of rockers. (more...)

EPIX Original Dark Comedy Series GET SHORTY, Starring Ray Romano, to Start ProductionEPIX Original Dark Comedy Series GET SHORTY, Starring Ray Romano, to Start Production
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Premium cable network EPIX announced today that production will begin on the original series GET SHORTY, produced by MGM Television, on November 8, 2016 with shooting to take place in Los Angeles, CA (more...)

LUCHA VAVOOM Announces Special Guest for Halloween Shows: RuPaul's Season 7 Winner Violet ChachkiLUCHA VAVOOM Announces Special Guest for Halloween Shows: RuPaul's Season 7 Winner Violet Chachki
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

If you're chasing down absolute madness this Halloween, look no further thanLUCHA VAVOOM'S annual spectacular. The two-night celebration just got even crazier with the addition of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 winner, VIOLET CHACHKI, who is bringing her tiny, 18-inch waist and ferocious glamazon style to slay LUCHA VaVOOM's audience in Downtown Los Angeles at The Mayan. The innovative Violet will perform an aerial act for her sensational L.A. Burlesque debut. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor David Fynn Talks SCHOOL OF ROCK Ahead of UK PremiereBWW Interview: Actor David Fynn Talks SCHOOL OF ROCK Ahead of UK Premiere
by Marianka Swain - Oct 22, 2016

David Fynn's credits range from She Stoops to Conquer and Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre to Sherlock and Game of Thrones. Now he's starring as rocker-turned-substitute teacher Dewey Finn in the UK premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater and Julian Fellowes' School of Rock, which begins previews at New London Theatre on 24 October. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre Premieres GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL!Oregon Children's Theatre Premieres GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Mysterious events befall the theater and no one can be sure if it's just coincidence or the work of…The Phantom! Brooke and Zeke are excited to star in their school's next hit musical, The Phantom, until they hear a rumor that the show is cursed!  Prepare to get "Goosebumps" as the mystery unfolds. This silly and (only a little) spooky world premiere musical is based on the beloved book series from R.L. Stine.  (more...)

Pledge Allegiance to the Band at The Playhouse Children's Theatre's SCHOOL OF ROCKPledge Allegiance to the Band at The Playhouse Children's Theatre's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Dudes and dudettes, prepare to pledge allegiance to the band after seeing School of Rock: Youth Production at the Duluth Playhouse, based on the hit Paramount movie starring Jack Black and featuring the musical genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber! (more...)

Pangea to Present Monthly Residency of SECRET VARIETY SOCIETY 11/7Pangea to Present Monthly Residency of SECRET VARIETY SOCIETY 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Bringing together five artists from New York City's downtown scene, the Secret Variety Society is formed for a monthly residency at Pangea, the intimate supper club in the heart of the East Village, for an evening of satirical, surreal and sublime entertainment. (more...)

Pledge Allegiance to the Band at The Playhouse Children's Theatre's SCHOOL OF ROCKPledge Allegiance to the Band at The Playhouse Children's Theatre's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Dudes and dudettes, prepare to pledge allegiance to the band after seeing School of Rock: Youth Production at the Duluth Playhouse, based on the hit Paramount movie starring Jack Black and featuring the musical genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber! (more...)

Dwayne Johnson & Spike TV to 'Rock the Troops' in Star-Studded Tribute Event This DecemberDwayne Johnson & Spike TV to 'Rock the Troops' in Star-Studded Tribute Event This December
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Entertainment icon Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is partnering with Spike TV, Casey Patterson Entertainment and Don Mischer Productions to create a monumental holiday event, 'Rock the Troops,' a music and entertainment experience created to honor, inspire and captivate the brave men and women of America's Armed Services. (more...)

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