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Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup & More in 2015 ANYTHING GOES UK Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup & More in 2015 ANYTHING GOES UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The critically acclaimed production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, sets sail on a UK and Ireland tour in 2015; opening on Thursday 29 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The production is playing at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre until 17 January 2015. Full tour dates: www.anythinggoestour.com/tour-dates (more...)

Photo Coverage: CITY OF ANGELS - Barks, Fraser, Craig and More - All The Pics!Photo Coverage: CITY OF ANGELS - Barks, Fraser, Craig and More - All The Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

City of Angels has opened at the Donmar - check out Johan Persson's production pics! (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Katherine Kelly and Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELSPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Katherine Kelly and Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse stars Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, along with Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn. They are joined by Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi and Tim Walton. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Check out Johan Persson's snaps from the rehearsal room as Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (more...)

Chichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, to Begin March 30 at the SavoyChichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, to Begin March 30 at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Confirming earlier reports that Chichester Festival Theatre's GYPSY, starring Imelda Staunton as 'Mama Rose', would debut in the West End this spring, the Daily Mail writes that the musical will officially bow on March 30 and run through November 28, 2015 at the Savoy Theatre. This will be the first time GYPSY has appeared in London in 40 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Titchmarsh and More in UK's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSPhoto Flash: First Look at Alan Titchmarsh and More in UK's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Director and choreographer Will Tuckett's critically acclaimed The Wind in the Willows returns to the West End this December after an Olivier Award-winning run last Christmas. The production will be at the Vaudeville Theatre from Wednesday 26 November 2014 to Saturday 17 January 2015. (more...)

Chichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Eyes West End TransferChichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Eyes West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Imelda Staunton stars as 'Mama Rose' in Chichester Festival Theatre's current production of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's GYPSY, running now through November 8. The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye Tweeted this evening that the production is in negotiations for a West End transfer. (more...)

James McAvoy to Star in THE RULING CLASS at Trafalgar This WinterJames McAvoy to Star in THE RULING CLASS at Trafalgar This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that X-MEN star James McAvoy has lined up his next stage project -- Peter Barnes's THE RULING CLASS, which will be directed by Jamie Lloyd in January as part of Trafalgar Transformed's second season. Performances begin January 16, 2015; the play runs through April 11. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 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 HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in their recording session, Michael C. Hall as Hedwig, opening night of ON THE TOWN, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend and More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend and More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the West End transfer of Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning The Nether. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production directed by Jeremy Herrin, The Nether previews at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015, opens on23 February and is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. (more...)

Rufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next MonthRufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Rufus Hound is leaving the West End's current production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Alex Gaumond will take over the role of 'Freddy Benson' on November 11 at the Savoy Theatre; in the meantime, an understudy will play the part. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/14 - ON THE TOWN Opens, Hall Joins HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/14 - ON THE TOWN Opens, Hall Joins HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 16, 2014

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: ON THE TOWN opens on Broadway, Michael C. Hall joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and more! (more...)

H&M CEO Visits Bangladesh to Discuss WagesH&M CEO Visits Bangladesh to Discuss Wages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M, visited Bangladesh yesterday to meet with the Minister of Commerce in Bangladesh, Tofail Ahmed. At this meeting, Karl-Johan Persson presented H&M's request for effective systems that regulate costs and prices in Bangladesh. He also highlighted the need for continued wage development through annual revisions, one of the requirements of establishing a fair living wage that H&M has been working actively towards for many years. The previous meeting with the Government of Bangladesh was held in 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton!Photo Coverage: GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest of the Broadway musicals. Featuring classics such as Let Me Entertain You, Rose's Turn and Everything's Coming Up Roses,Gypsy is both moving and spectacularly entertaining. (more...)

The Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and MoreThe Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Wind in the Willows is delighted to announce full casting for the Christmas 2014 production today. The cast join previously announced Alan Titchmarsh who makes his West End debut starring as the narrator. (more...)

In Rehearsal With Imelda Staunton For Chichester GYPSYIn Rehearsal With Imelda Staunton For Chichester GYPSY
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 1, 2014

A new sneak peek at Imelda Staunton in GYPSY! (more...)

First Look At Imelda Staunton In Chichester GYPSYFirst Look At Imelda Staunton In Chichester GYPSY
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2014

A first look at stage and screen star Imelda Staunton in rehearsal for the new Chichester Festival Theatre production of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed showbiz musical GYPSY is now available to view. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING CHARLES III, Wyndham's Theatre, September 11 2014BWW Reviews: KING CHARLES III, Wyndham's Theatre, September 11 2014
by Laura Jones - Sep 12, 2014

King Charles III is the latest production to transfer from the Almeida to the West End. Set after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, it focuses on the weeks between the former monarch's death and the new monarch's official crowning at their coronation ceremony. The production raises questions that have been raised repeatedly including the powers of the monarch and whether or not they're relevant anymore. (more...)

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