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Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this AutumnImelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins TonightCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, begins tonight, May 22, 2013. Opening night is set for June 25. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, has been postponed. The first two previews - scheduled for May 17 and 18, respectively - have been cancelled and performances will now begin May 22 instead of May 23. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Moves First Preview to May 17CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Moves First Preview to May 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will begin previews on May 17 instead of May 18 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Opening night is still set for June 25. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing ProcessSTAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing Process
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2013

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Click below to watch the show's creative team talk about the writing process! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production! (more...)

Nigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYNigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced further casting for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)

Gillian Bevan And Deka Walmsley Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT Gillian Bevan And Deka Walmsley Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

On 14 November 2011 Gillian Bevan (Mrs Wilkinson) and Deka Walmsley (Dad) will join the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical along with Ann Emery who returns to the cast to play Grandma, the role she originated on stage at the Victoria Palace in 2005 and played until 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the New Michaels in West End's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Meet the New Michaels in West End's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

This week 10 year old Jack Bromage-Eccles from Nuneaton and 10 year old Thomas Moore from Doncaster join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Michael, Billy's best friend. They will alternate the role with Joe Massey 12 years old from South Wirrell. Check out their headshots below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos from West End's BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Flash: New Photos from West End's BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

Billy Elliot the Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, is directed by Stephen Daldry with choreography by Peter Darling. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design is by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch. (more...)

Elton John & Stephen Daldry Celebrate 3000 Performances of BILLY ELLIOTElton John & Stephen Daldry Celebrate 3000 Performances of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Elton John, Stephen Daldry and Lee Hall last night (30 May 2012) joined a special Gala audience at the Victoria Palace Theatre to celebrate 3000 performances and seven years since the world premiere of the award-wining British hit, Billy Elliot the Musical. Scroll down for photos of the event and to find out what happens to that cake. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Harrison Dowzell as BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Harrison Dowzell as BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

Twelve year old Harrison Dowzell from Nottinghamshire has become the thirtieth boy to play the title role of Billy Elliot in the West End. Check out the production photographs of Dowzell in action below. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Set to Run Until December 2013Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Set to Run Until December 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Billy Elliot the Musical, now in its eighth year, will release a further 640,000 tickets this week, taking booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 21 December 2013. Check out the production photographs below. (more...)

Harrison Dowzell Becomes 30th West End BILLY ELLIOT Today - Tix on Sale Until December 2013Harrison Dowzell Becomes 30th West End BILLY ELLIOT Today - Tix on Sale Until December 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Twelve year old Harrison Dowzell from Nottinghamshire is to become the thirtieth boy to play the title role of Billy Elliot in the West End. Harrison, who joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical today, 14 May 2012, will alternate the role of Billy with Harris Beattie (13 year old from Aberdeen, Scotland), Kaine Ward (13 years old from Hertfordshire), Ryan Collinson (13 years old from Southport) and Adam Vesperman (13 years old from Seattle, Washington, USA) He will be the 65th boy to play the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Billy!Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Billy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Today, 22 February 2012, 13 year old Harris Beattie from Aberdeen, Scotland and 9 year old Dayna Dixon from Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical which celebrates 7 years in at the Victoria Palace Theatre in May. Harris will become the twenty-ninth boy to play the title role in the West End and the 64th boy to play the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. He is joined by Dayna who plays Debbie, dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson's daughter. (more...)

New BILLY ELLIOT Joins West End Cast TonightNew BILLY ELLIOT Joins West End Cast Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Today, 22 February 2012, 13 year old Harris Beattie from Aberdeen, Scotland and 9 year old Dayna Dixon from Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical which celebrates 7 years in at the Victoria Palace Theatre in May. Harris will become the twenty-ninth boy to play the title role in the West End and the 64th boy to play the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. He is joined by Dayna who plays Debbie, dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson's daughter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ryan Collinson, Josh Baker, Adam Vesperman & Kaine Ward in BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: Ryan Collinson, Josh Baker, Adam Vesperman & Kaine Ward in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2012

Based on the Oscar nominated film, Billy Elliot the Musical is an inspirational story of one boy's dream to realise his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/85 miners' strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to avoid disapproval of his struggling family. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at the Victoria Palace TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at the Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

The full cast is Dean Charles-Chapman (13 years old from Romford, Essex), Scott McKenzie (13 years old from Dumbarton, Scotland), Aaron Watson (12 years old from Kings Lynn, Norfolk) and Rhys Yeomans (12 years old from Oldham, Lancashire) who alternate the role of Billy, Reece Barrett (12 years old from Exeter), Connor Kelly (12 years old from Scunthorpe), Connor Lawson (12 years old from Shotton, County Durham) and Joe Massey (11 years old from South Wirrell) who alternate the role of Billy's best friend Michael, Francesca Mango (11 years old from Northumberland), Emily Smith (11 years old from County Durham) and Emily Williams (9 years old East Wingate, County Durham) who alternate the role of Debbie. (more...)

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