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Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

While the producers remain coy regarding an opening date and†theater for the production, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports today that sources say they have a Shubert theater lined up. (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Still Cast Shadow on BroadwayBreaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Still Cast Shadow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Although Scott Rudin withdrew as a producer from the musical adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY earlier this summer, The New York Times reports that following a successful debut at London's Old Vic Theatre, the show will still be transferring to Broadway as planned. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY Opens At The Old VicPhoto Flash: New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY Opens At The Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic†Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist†Tim Minchin, choreographer†Peter Darling, and designer†Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation†Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer†Danny Rubin†to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film†Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening last night at London's†Old Vic. (more...)

Review Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in LondonReview Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Aug 16, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic†Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist†Tim Minchin, choreographer†Peter Darling, and designer†Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation†Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer†Danny Rubin†to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film†Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening today at the Old Vic and the critics are weighing in. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAYPhoto Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It's now in previews,†with a press night on Tuesday 16 August. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with New Musical GROUNDHOG DAYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It previews from Monday 11 July 2016 with a press night on Tuesday 16 August 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tim Minchin Previews Song from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical!STAGE TUBE: Tim Minchin Previews Song from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Withdraws from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY MusicalProducer Scott Rudin Withdraws from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Scott Rudin has withdrawn as a producer for the upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY. The production is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old VicGROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY†has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production. †Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old VicFull Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson,†alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors.†Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes†Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson, †Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Scoop: Talks Underway to Bring GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Broadway!Scoop: Talks Underway to Bring GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

More good news, Baz Bamingboye reports in the UK Daily Mail that Broadway could indeed be next, writing 'We are actively pursuing and trying to work out the right way to go to New York with Imelda in Gypsy,' said Michael Harrison, who produced the show with David Ian. The Jonathan Kent production recouped its costs and made a profit for investors which (as we know) doesn't happen with every musical production.' He also notes ' (more...)

Official: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton Is Being Filmed for Broadcast by BBCOfficial: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton Is Being Filmed for Broadcast by BBC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, plans have been underway for the BBC to film the London production of Gypsy this month, and now the news is official.†According to the theatre's official Facebook page, equipment is in place to record the show for a later broadcast†.† (more...)

West End's GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Close, Nov. 28West End's GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Close, Nov. 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Jonathan Kent's five-star production of†Gypsy†starring†Imelda Staunton†as Rose will have its final performance on 28 November 2015 as previously announced.†† Having smashed the all time box office record at the Savoy Theatre and subsequently recouped, Kent's production originally opened at the†Chichester Festival Theatre†in October last year.† Following a second set of five-star reviews, producers†Michael Harrison†and†David Ian†announced an extension to the West End run in April. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Be Filmed for Broadcast, Release?Rialto Chatter: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Be Filmed for Broadcast, Release?
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 15, 2015

According to an email sent to a ticket buyer and alerted to BroadwayWorld.com, plans are underway for the BBC to film the London production during the first week of October for potential broadcast and release. At this time no official announcement of either has been made, and the Savoy Theatre's Twitter account has long denied filming being planned, but stay tuned to BroadwayWorld.com for the latest. (more...)

West End's GYPSY Breaks Savoy Box Office RecordsWest End's GYPSY Breaks Savoy Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian today announce that Jonathan Kent's 5 star production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton has smashed the all time box office record at the Savoy Theatre taking £408,300 for performances ending 25 April 2015. Harrison and Ian said: 'We are thrilled that this amazing record has been achieved in the 1089 seat Savoy Theatre and are delighted that we have been able to extend our run through November this year.' (more...)

New West End GYPSY Cast Album, Featuring Imelda Staunton, Released TodayNew West End GYPSY Cast Album, Featuring Imelda Staunton, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The new West End GYPSY cast recording, featuring Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver, is available today, April 27, 2015.†First Night Records releases the album†on†digital and retail, with copies also available at the Savoy Theatre. (more...)

West End's GYPSY Extends Booking PeriodWest End's GYPSY Extends Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Jonathan Kent's critically acclaimed production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Rose today announces an extension to the run at the Savoy Theatre with booking now to 28 November 2015. Kent's production originally opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in October last year with the West End transfer opening last week when the production received a second set of five star reviews. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and More at Opening Night Party of Savoy Theatre's GYPSYPhoto Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and More at Opening Night Party of Savoy Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gypsy opened in the West End last night, Tuesday 15 April 2015 at the Savoy Theatre, London. Directed by Jonathan Kent with book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, choreography by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis. (more...)

GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Opens Tonight in the West EndGYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The first production to be seen in London for forty years in a strictly limited season, GYPSY opens at the Savoy Theatre tonight 15 April 2015. Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of GYPSY, is joined by Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton, who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver & More in West End's GYPSY!Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver & More in West End's GYPSY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, is joined by Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. (more...)

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