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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 Ł10 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...)

KEITH JACK Announces New Album and 2015 Solo TourKEITH JACK Announces New Album and 2015 Solo Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Theatre star Keith Jack has announced the release of his third studio album, Keith Jack - A Little Bit More Of Me, as well as dates for his 2015 solo tour. The show will feature songs from the album as well as classic musical theatre numbers and classic pop and swing tunes. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Phantoms x3! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Previews at Golden Mask in MoscowSTAGE TUBE: Phantoms x3! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Previews at Golden Mask in Moscow
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2014

A special performance of Phantom of the Opera took place at the 20th Golden Mask Awards ceremony in Moscow. The performance featured three Christine Daaes Anna O'Byrne (London), Lauri Brons (Hamburg) & Tamara Kotova (Moscow) and three Phantoms John Owen Jones (London), David Arnsperger (Hamburg), Dmitry Ermak (Moscow). (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout RolesFrom Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album) Showcases Exciting New OrchestrationsBWW CD Reviews: LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album) Showcases Exciting New Orchestrations
by David Clarke - Mar 19, 2014

In anticipation of LES MISERABLES coming back home to Broadway, I've been listening to LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album). The beautiful, exciting, and comprehensive recording was captured at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2009. For those curious about what they can expect from the new Broadway production, this recording serves as the perfect introduction to Chris Jahnke's new orchestrations. (more...)

LOVE ON 42ND STREET, Featuring Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, & More, to be Released 3/17LOVE ON 42ND STREET, Featuring Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, & More, to be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

A new album of original music featuring some of the biggest names of Broadway and London's West End has been released today to raise money for BBC Children in Need. (more...)

Nadim Naaman to Perform Live At The Pheasantry, March 30Nadim Naaman to Perform Live At The Pheasantry, March 30
by Robert Gould - Mar 13, 2014

Following a sell-out launch gig for his debut album 'We All Want The Same' at the Union Theatre in September last year, West End star Nadim Naaman will perform a live concert at The Pheasantry on Sunday March 30. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Ramin Karimloo and More Featured on LOVE ON 42ND STREET Album; Out March 17Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Ramin Karimloo and More Featured on LOVE ON 42ND STREET Album; Out March 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

A new album of original music featuring some of the biggest names of Broadway and London's West End will be released on March 17 to raise money for BBC Children in Need. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The YearFinalists Announced for 2014 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
by Robert Gould - Feb 23, 2014

Robert Gould reports on the 2014 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year competition. (more...)

Samantha Barks Records Song for BBC CHILDREN IN NEED Charity AlbumSamantha Barks Records Song for BBC CHILDREN IN NEED Charity Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Les Miserables star, Samantha Barks has recorded a new song called 'You Fixed My Broken Wings' in aid of BBC Children In Need. The song has been written by composers Daniel and Laura Curtis and will be released Worldwide on the 17th March as part of an album of their work titled 'Love on 42nd Street. All profits made from the album will be going directly to the charity. (more...)

ELAINE PAIGE to Host New Sky Arts TV Series; Musical Theater Stars to GuestELAINE PAIGE to Host New Sky Arts TV Series; Musical Theater Stars to Guest
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Actress Elaine Paige, who appeared most recently on the New York stage in the 2011 Broadway revival of 'Follies,' will host and executive produce a new six-part series exclusively on the UK's Sky Arts beginning May 2014. (more...)

2013 Year In Review: Carrie Dunn's Best And Worst Of Theatre2013 Year In Review: Carrie Dunn's Best And Worst Of Theatre
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 9, 2013

The UK editor-in-chief reflects on the ups and downs of West End theatre in 2013. So, another busy year in the West End - and a busy year for BWW:UK. I've been the editor-in-chief of BWW:UK for nearly five years now, working closely with our US newdesk (and dealing with that inconvenient time difference), and overseeing our ever-expanding reviewing squad (as well as our London writers, we also have a team at the Edinburgh Festival every year, and regional reviewers in cities around the UK including Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Straight from the West End, Earl Carpenter talks LES MISERABLES in TorontoBWW Interviews: Straight from the West End, Earl Carpenter talks LES MISERABLES in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 26, 2013

The Canadian production of Les Miserables begins previews at the end of the week, boasting an incredibly talented cast from across the country, and a 'borrowed' West End star in the role of Javert. Earl Carpenter hails from the U.K., where he has been wowing musical theatre audiences for over fifteen years. He speaks with BWW about coming to perform in Toronto, the 'new' version of Les Miserables, and working with former West End colleague Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

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