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BWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at ParamountBWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at Paramount
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2017

Lord, save us from pop songwriters who think they can write musical theater. Sure, some transition successfully but this would not be the case for Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy who have given us the completely unmemorable "Finding Neverland", currently playing at the Paramount Theatre. And if the lackluster music weren't enough, the show is also weighed down by a book from James Graham and direction from Diane Paulus who it seems had no idea what story they wanted to tell as there seemed to be two distinct shows happening and neither of them were very good. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into the Buell TheatreBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into the Buell Theatre
by Felicia Tassone - Dec 22, 2016

Finding Neverland is based off the Oscar winning film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. It tells the story of J.M. Barrie (Kevin Kern), a playwright who is seeking inspiration to write his next play. The problem, there are no ideas flowing. One day, in a park in London, Barrie sees four boys playing and they spark his interest. He has forgotten to use his imagination to write. The boys introduce Barrie to their mother Sylvia (Christine Dwyer), and as Barrie's marriage starts to fall to pieces, he grows romantic feelings for Sylvia. All the while, Barrie gets the inspiration to write his next big hit - "Peter Pan." (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST to Storm Into St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST to Storm Into St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse teams up once again with London's Donmar Warehouse to introduce American audiences to director Phyllida Lloyd's immensely celebrated new all-female staging of The Tempest, January 13 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Coming to Seattle Next MonthFINDING NEVERLAND Coming to Seattle Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is pleased to announce that FINDING NEVERLAND will play The Paramount Theatre from January 10 - 15, 2017. Tickets for the Seattle engagement are available at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOXBWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOX
by Chris Gibson - Dec 16, 2016

If you're looking for spectacular entertainment that fills you with wonder then look no further; FINDING NEVERLAND is the show for you. This would be a very good show based solely on the book (James Graham) and music (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy) that it features, but it goes far beyond that in conjuring up an absolutely remarkable theatrical experience. Based on THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, by Allan Knee, as well as the eponymous motion picture, this is a marvelously cast, tune-filled excursion into the imagination of J.M. Barrie. It's really a must-see show, so catch it while you can! (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond TheatreBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that delivers traditional Christmas laughs and spectacle from the modern master of the form, writer Eric Potts. (more...)

BWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Garrick Theatre, 1 December 2016BWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Garrick Theatre, 1 December 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 2, 2016

James Graham's political masterpiece makes its long-awaited West End transfer after runs at the National Theatre in 2012-13 and Chichester Festival this September. It takes over from the Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick for a timely, yet limited, season. (more...)

Tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale This Month in New OrleansTickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale This Month in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The New Orleans Theatre Association has announced individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets On Sale NowAT&T Performing Arts Center Presents FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. (more...)

Tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale Now at Hobby CenterTickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale Now at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on November 18. FINDING NEVERLAND will play April 25 through 30, 2017, at the Hobby Center. (more...)

Eye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC PremiereEye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip, celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children's book author and illustrator Remy Charlip (1929-2012). (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at CONNOR PALACEBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at CONNOR PALACE
by Roy Berko - Nov 3, 2016

Peter Pan has had quite a life. Since his conception by J. M. Barrie, the boy who refused to grow up has been associated with books, plays, films, costumes, art work, a television series, and music, as well as having his name given to a race horse, a food product, a bus line, an emergency health rescue service, a psychological syndrome, and a rock band. (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...)

FINDING NEVERLAND yo Play the Fabulous Fox TheatreFINDING NEVERLAND yo Play the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is pleased to announce the casting for the 1st National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre December 6 - 18, 2016. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar WarehouseSAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Chichester's THIS HOUSE, Moving to the Garrick This AutumnPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Chichester's THIS HOUSE, Moving to the Garrick This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama This House will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre and having originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre. Performances begin 19 November for an official opening 30 November 2016. BroadwayWorld has a look at the show at Chichester below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for James Graham's THIS HOUSE at the Garrick TheatreSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for James Graham's THIS HOUSE at the Garrick Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama This House will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre and having originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre. Performances begin 19 November for an official opening 30 November 2016. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Take your place in the House of Commons as extra on stage seating have now just been released for James Graham's This House. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards LonglistCURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Julian Fellowes' THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSPhoto Flash: First Look at Julian Fellowes' THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Production images have been released today for the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The production is currently playing at Theatre Royal Plymouth until 22 October followed by engagements at The Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to opening in London's West End. (more...)

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