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BWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway ReturnBWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway Return
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2015

Boe just began rehearsals for his Broadway comeback, and he checked in with BroadwayWorld after Day 1. In the full interview below findout how he feels about being Britain's favorite tenor, what his memories are of the 25th Anniversary concertand so much more! (more...)

Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As reported yesterday, Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover and Alex Finke will join Alfie Boe, the internationally-acclaimed performer who takes over the role of Jean Valjean in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, on Sept 1. Glover succeeds Erika Henningsen as Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast member Samantha Hill. In honor of the trio boarding of one Broadway's most beloved hits, BWW brings you a brief look at their past performances! (more...)

Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9
by Robert Gould - Jul 26, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the album release and launch concert of Will Barratt's Confessions Of A Justified Sinner. (more...)

John Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes AnnouncedJohn Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

FromMonday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical"THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

Football Pro Dennis Wise Offers Tips to Casts of West End's LES MIZ, PHANTOMFootball Pro Dennis Wise Offers Tips to Casts of West End's LES MIZ, PHANTOM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Former Chelsea and England footballer Dennis Wise joined cast members from Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera on stage at The Queen's Theatre to give some footballing tips prior to their final showdown match on 2nd August at Bromley Football Club. The match sees the two giants of the West End, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, leaving the West End stage behind and heading down to Bromley Arena, not for a singing show down, but for a football match. Following on the success of the last two years they are planning a third and final MAD Match to see who will be the ultimate champion! The match, played to raise funds for the Make A Difference Trust, promises to be a mix of football and fun for all. (more...)

LES MISERABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Casts Joined by Footballer Dennis WiseLES MISERABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Casts Joined by Footballer Dennis Wise
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Former Chelsea and England footballer Dennis Wise joined cast members from LesMiserablesand The Phantom of the Operaonstage at The Queen's Theatreto give some footballing tips prior to theirfinal showdown matchon2ndAugustat Bromley Football Club.The match seesthetwo giants of the West End,LesMiserablesandThe Phantom of theOpera,leaving the West End stage behindand heading down to Bromley Arena, not for a singing show down, but for a football match. Following on the success of the last two years they are planning a third and finalMAD Matchto see who will be the ultimate champion! The match, played to raise funds for theMake A Difference Trust,promises to be a mix of football and fun for all. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Latest from WEST END Live - 'WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT' & More!Photo Flash: The Latest from WEST END Live - 'WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT' & More!
by Roy Tan - Jun 22, 2015

West End LIVEin association withMasterCardtakes place in Trafalgar Square onSaturday 20andSunday 21 June 2015. Now in its 11th year, thisfreeannual event - the largest event of its type in the world - is organised byWestminster City CouncilandOfficial London Theatreand offers fantastic free family entertainment from London's top theatre productions and attractions. (more...)

THIRTEEN to Air LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert This WeekendTHIRTEEN to Air LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

New York's flagship public media station THIRTEEN will air a special re-broadcast of the famed London LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert this Sunday evening, June 14 beginning at 7 pm. The concert, which celebrated the original London production's 25th Anniversary, took place on October 3, 2010 at the O2 Arena and starred Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean. Boe will reprise his legendary performance beginning September 1 in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES at the Imperial Theatre. The concert will also be broadcast on WLIW21 on Long Island Monday, June 15 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 20 on NJTV at 7 pm. (more...)

LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert to Air on THIRTEEN, 6/14LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert to Air on THIRTEEN, 6/14
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

New York's flagship public media station THIRTEEN will air a special re-broadcast of the famed London LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert this Sunday evening, June 14 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel and Laura Curtis Release RATATOUILLE Concept RecordingSTAGE TUBE: Daniel and Laura Curtis Release RATATOUILLE Concept Recording
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2015

The pair recently released a concept recording of four songs written for a theoretical RATATOUILLE musical, with visuals from the film to go with them. They explicitly state, however, that they did not do this with Disney's sanction, so this seems to be more a strong hint to Disney than an assignment. Check out the live studio recording below! (more...)

Alfie Boe to Succeed Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo in Broadway's LES MISERABLESAlfie Boe to Succeed Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo in Broadway's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boe will return to Broadway to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Boe begins performances in Les Miserables Tuesday, September 1. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will give his final performance as Valjean on Sunday, August 30. Boe made his Broadway debut as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed production La Boheme, for which he and his co-stars received a special Tony Award in 2003 for their performances. (more...)

Jodi Bird Is The 2015 Principality Building Society  Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The YearJodi Bird Is The 2015 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
by Robert Gould - Apr 15, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the final of the 2015 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ENO's SWEENEY TODD's Opening Night, with Bryn Terfel & Emma ThompsonPhoto Flash: First Look at ENO's SWEENEY TODD's Opening Night, with Bryn Terfel & Emma Thompson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in Lonny Price's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller at the London Coliseum. Joining them are Matthew Seadon-Young as Anthony Hope, Katie Hall as Johanna Barker, Philip Quast as Judge Turpin, Jack North as Tobias Ragg, Alex Gaumond as Beadle Bamford, Rosalie Craig as Beggar Woman and John Owen-Jones as Pirelli. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Return to SWEENEY TODD at the English National Opera TonightPhoto Flash: Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Return to SWEENEY TODD at the English National Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Lonny Price directs Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Joining Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson who will lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett are Matthew Seadon-Young as Anthony Hope,Katie Hall as Johanna Barker, Philip Quast as Judge Turpin, Jack North as Tobias Ragg, Alex Gaumond as Beadle Bamford, Rosalie Craig as Beggar Woman and John Owen-Jones as Pirelli. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Terfel and Thompson in ENO's SWEENEY TODD!Photo Coverage: Terfel and Thompson in ENO's SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Lonny Price directs Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Begins Tonight at the London ColiseumSWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Begins Tonight at the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Lonny Price's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller begins tonight, 30 March 2015 the London Coliseum. (more...)

West End's SWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Adds Performance, April 5West End's SWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Adds Performance, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Due to unprecedented public demand, an extra performance has been scheduled on Sunday 5 April at 3pm for Lonny Price's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller at the London Coliseum. Tickets for the 5 April performance, including 300 seats at 10 each, will go on sale today (3 March 2015) at 10am. Sales for Sweeney Todd broke English National Opera box office records last September and the few remaining seats for performances from 30 March are available through the box office. (more...)

John Owen-Jones Joins Cast Of ENO SWEENEY TODD With Terfel, Thompson And Quast!John Owen-Jones Joins Cast Of ENO SWEENEY TODD With Terfel, Thompson And Quast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

John Owen-Jones will return to the West End this year as Pirelli in the ENO's production of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louise Dearman On Charity Show 'LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS'!BWW Interview: Louise Dearman On Charity Show 'LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS'!
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 2, 2015

Louise Dearman is always a delight to interview - she's invariably excited about her next project and has plenty to say. Her current project, though, is a special one. (more...)

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