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BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The EsplanadeBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 26, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th AnniversaryCHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The EsplanadeBWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 12, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The EsplanadeBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 11, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kinnear and Syal at Ian Charleson AwardsPhoto Coverage: Kinnear and Syal at Ian Charleson Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

To commemorate and celebrate the life of Ian Charleson, The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to present these awards for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK by actors under the age of thirty in a classical role - defined as one in a play written before 1918. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan McGinnis Gives a Heartfelt Curtain Speech at Final Off-Broadway DADDY LONG LEGSVIDEO: Megan McGinnis Gives a Heartfelt Curtain Speech at Final Off-Broadway DADDY LONG LEGS
by Michael Dale - Jun 7, 2016

McGinnis originated the role of Jerusha Abbott at the Rubicon in 2009 and took the musical to the West End before Off-Broadway. (more...)

FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Photo Gallery: Singapore's Brightest Stars Align at LES MISERABLES Gala Premiere at THE ESPLANADEBWW Photo Gallery: Singapore's Brightest Stars Align at LES MISERABLES Gala Premiere at THE ESPLANADE
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jun 4, 2016

STARS ALIGN --- The brightest celebrities and the who's who in the international world of publishing,, film and the media industry, all aligned in perfect symmetry as if to mirror the throng of revolutionists of the classic VICTOR HUGO literary masterpiece moments before the musical adaptation's barricade was willed into reality by Enjolras. (more...)

BWW Feature: LES MISERABLES Cast Wows During Previews for SG Press at The EsplanadeBWW Feature: LES MISERABLES Cast Wows During Previews for SG Press at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jun 2, 2016

'23 years later to my amazement and pride, it has become the world's longest running musical, I tell you why --- because we are getting older, but it looks like the show is never aging. It is kind of getting younger' Alain Boublil says, lightening up the mood before the preview opened with a rousing performance of the LES MISERABLES anthems THE BARRICADE, followed by ON MY OWN, BRING HIM HOME, and ONE DAY MORE. 'Because all the people playing the show now were not even born when Claude Michel and I were writing it!' Boublil says in deadpan humor, much to the amusement of the Singaporean press. (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This JuneBWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of LES MISERABLES. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still remain deeply rooted in him, just as his portrayal of Valjean is most assuredly deeply emblazoned onto the subconsciousness of audiences who have had the privilege to see him in this musical theater role of a lifetime. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS, AMERICAN SON & More Set for George Street Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonDADDY LONG LEGS, AMERICAN SON & More Set for George Street Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint has announced the slate of plays scheduled for the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 five-play season. George Street's 43rd season begins in October and will feature five extraordinary productions, including: Mama's Boy, a chilling glimpse into the home life of Lee Harvey Oswald; American Son, a Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award-winner about the racial divide; Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a comedic take on family, faith and legacy; and Daddy Long Legs, a romantic musical based on a classic novel. A fifth production will be announced at a later date. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Will Welcome a New Thenardier to Broadway TomorrowLES MISERABLES Will Welcome a New Thenardier to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

David Rossmer will assume the role of Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical Les Miserables tomorrow, Friday, May 13 at the Imperial Theatre, it was announced today. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway in JuneDADDY LONG LEGS to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

After 309 performances at the Davenport Theatre, the Drama Desk Award-Nominated new musical DADDY LONG LEGS will play its final Off-Broadway performance on Monday, June 6th.  (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre TonightDADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, have announced that the winner of the "Give A Girl Her Chance" contest will perform live tonight at the Davenport Theatre.  Una Morrison of Derry City, Ireland will take the stage for her Off-Broadway debut after tonight's 7pm performance of DADDY LONG LEGS.  (more...)

UPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' CategoryUPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' Category
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Drama Desk winners Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last week, April 28. However, the 'Best Book of a Musical' category was not included this year. After being shamed on social media for leaving the category out of the initial nominations, the Drama Desk Awards (without announcement) quietly added the category back this afternoon on their web site. (more...)

BWW Review: JANE EYRE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Engaging and UpliftingBWW Review: JANE EYRE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Engaging and Uplifting
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 28, 2016

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of the Broadway musical adaptation of JANE EYRE engages the senses and uplifts the soul. (more...)

BWW Interview: LES MISERABLES' Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge Reveal Why Their Show Tugs at Your HeartstringsBWW Interview: LES MISERABLES' Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge Reveal Why Their Show Tugs at Your Heartstrings
by Adam Jay - Apr 24, 2016

The first-ever international tour of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) must close this Sunday, May 1, after three extensions. With nearly sold out tickets day in and day out, this production can easily be one of the most successful productions staged at the relatively brand new theatre The Theatre at Solaire. (more...)

Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle NominationsAward Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.)  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

BWW Review: JANE EYRE THE MUSICAL at Barn PlayersBWW Review: JANE EYRE THE MUSICAL at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - Apr 18, 2016

Complicated piece of theater requires audience go along for the ride (more...)

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