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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for SaleTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday 10 October, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA', at the Her Majesty's Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a very special charity gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust. Tickets are on sale now via Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the DonmarPhoto Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Open In NO MAN'S LANDPhoto Flash: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Open In NO MAN'S LAND
by Marianka Swain - Sep 21, 2016

Ian McKellen plays 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart plays 'Hirst', Owen Teale plays 'Briggs' and Damien Molony plays 'Foster' in Sean Mathias' production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which had its West End press night last night at Wyndham's Theatre following a UK tour. No Man's Land was first performed at Wyndham's in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh & Alain Boublil Release Statement on Donald Trump's Use of LES MIS Tune at Miami RallyCameron Mackintosh & Alain Boublil Release Statement on Donald Trump's Use of LES MIS Tune at Miami Rally
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported over the weekend, at a recent rally in Miami, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his way to the stage to the sounds of Boublil and Schoenberg's, 'Do You Hear the People Sing?' -- a theme from the beloved Broadway musical LES MISERABLES. Now, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and the co-creators of the musical have released a joint statement objecting to Trump's use of the anthem. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Being Classic in IsraelBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Being Classic in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Sep 19, 2016

Immediately following a highly praised 6 months run at the Phoenix Theatre in London the production of Guys and Dolls went on an international tour starting with a week and a half in Israel, playing 11 shows at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TRAVESTIESPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr in the Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

Last night, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster, Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi, Lauren Alexandra, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan and Kate Tydman. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

The latest 2016 state-of-the-nation play has arrived - from 1957. There's the Brexit-ish granddad mired in corrosive nostalgia, the forward-looking granddaughter joining anti-establishment protests in Trafalgar Square, tax dodging, a crisis of British identity, and chaos in the Middle East. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again in London; Welcomes New StarsLin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again in London; Welcomes New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda the creator of HAMILTON - has extended its London run at the King's Cross Theatre for the third time and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London ShowsNO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer Neil Austin On Collaboration, Storytelling and CURSED CHILDLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer Neil Austin On Collaboration, Storytelling and CURSED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 28, 2016

The second instalment of LET THERE BE LIGHT, our new series showcasing some of Britain's best theatrical lighting designers, focuses on Neil Austin. His diverse body of work ranges from productions at National Theatre and collaborations with directors like Howard Davies and Michael Grandage to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and ExperimentationLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain's finest theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar to a variety of opera and ballet productions. He received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his work on the National Theatre's smash hit People, Places and Things. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LANDPhoto Flash: First Look at Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND
by Nora Dominick - Aug 9, 2016

Ian McKellen plays 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart plays 'Hirst', Owen Teale plays 'Briggs' and Damien Molony plays 'Foster' inSean Mathias' production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which started touring venues across the UK on 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September with opening night for national press on 20 September. BroadwayWorld has your FIRST LOOK at the production below! (more...)

AUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast RecordingAUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast Recording
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The new London Cast Recording of FUNNY GIRL is now available. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Rehearsal images are released today for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER, the final production in the year-long Plays at the Garrick season. The production will play at the Garrick from 20 August until 12 November, with press night on 30 August. The Entertainer will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

Injured Richard Madden Not Returning to Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIETInjured Richard Madden Not Returning to Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today sadly announced that due to medical advice, Richard Madden will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Billie Piper In YERMA At Young VicPhoto Flash: First Look At Billie Piper In YERMA At Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2016

Production images have been released for Simon Stone's YERMA at the Young Vic, starring Billie Piper as the title character. The cast also features Brendan Cowell, Maureen Beattie, John MacMillan, Charlotte Randle and Thalissa Teixeira, with design by Lizzy Clachan, music and sound by Stefan Gregory, light by James Farncombe and costumes by Alice Babidge. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months EarlyGUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months Early
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

In a statement released today, producers of the current West End revival of GUYS AND DOLLS have announced that the show will end its run at the Phoenix Theatre four months earlier than originally scheduled (more...)

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