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VIDEO: Wisconsin Company Presents First Community Theatre Production of Elton John's BILLY ELLIOTVIDEO: Wisconsin Company Presents First Community Theatre Production of Elton John's BILLY ELLIOT
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

La Crosse,Community Theatre takes on the demanding West End and Broadway hit. (more...)

Burning Coal to Host Staged Reading of Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATEBurning Coal to Host Staged Reading of Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Jason Odell Williams' new play CHURCH & STATE Wednesday, May 25th at 7 pm at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC.  The reading is free with a suggested $5 donation at the door. No reservations needed. For additional information, call 919.834.4001 or visit us at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Will Stage SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in 2017Utah Shakespeare Festival Will Stage SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has been selected as one of three theatres to present the United States premiere of the play Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film of the same name by Lee Hall, it was announced today. (more...)

New National Theatre of Scotland Production Headlines International Festival of Arts & Ideas This JuneNew National Theatre of Scotland Production Headlines International Festival of Arts & Ideas This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas June 10-25, in New Haven, CT, will once again showcase thrilling theatrical performances from around the globe along with electrifying dance and musical productions. This year's theater line-up features one world premiere and three U.S. premieres. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 9-15THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 9-15
by Nora Dominick - Apr 15, 2016

Haven't peeled your eyes away from the 'Hamiltome'? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 10, 2016 - Sunday, April 10, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On the heels of announcing the Theater's expansion with an innovative performance venue known as The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare and in the midst of a full calendar of programs around the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson share the line-up for the Theater's 2016-17 Season. The twenty productions range from works inspired by Shakespeare and world premieres to standout performances by artists from around the globe. (more...)

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR to Launch UK, International TourOUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR to Launch UK, International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Touring to from 17 May to 1 October 2016: Brighton Festival at Theatre Royal Brighton; SECC, Glasgow ;  Liverpool  Playhouse;  International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut ; Dundee Rep Theatre ; The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock ; Newcastle Theatre Royal; Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland and The Dorfman, National Theatre of Great Britain. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Fargo Moorehead Community Theatre announces the 70th season on The Stage at Island Park. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse Announces Upcoming CollaborationsEveryman & Playhouse Announces Upcoming Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Everyman & Playhouse will spread Liverpool's cultural name beyond the city region again this year with a series of major collaborations. Working with Shakespeare's Globe to mark the bard's 400th anniversary year the theatres will co-produce The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Associate Nick Bagnall which tours nationally and internationally before dates at the Everyman. Alumnus Jonathan Pryce leads the cast of The Globe's The Merchant of Venice at the Playhouse ahead of a world tour. The theatres will also co-produce Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme with Headlong, Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow at the Playhouse in June ahead of a national tour. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 playbill today. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham TrustBILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust. (more...)

Exclusive Photos: Inside the First Rehearsal of the North American Premier of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEExclusive Photos: Inside the First Rehearsal of the North American Premier of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by Alan Henry - Feb 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the first rehearsal of the first rehearsal of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The company began rehearsals this morning in Stratford, Ontario. (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland TourNew Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

The Company Theatre to Present BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL This SpringThe Company Theatre to Present BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The award-winning Company Theatre presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL from March 18 through April 10 at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. (more...)

The Firehouse Theatre to Stage BILLY ELLIOT This SummerThe Firehouse Theatre to Stage BILLY ELLIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Firehouse Theatre will present the regional premiere of Billy Elliot the Musical this summer. The Production Committee has decided to move the previously slated summer musicals (Seussical and The Music Man) to a future season in order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. The Firehouse Theatre's production of Billy Elliot will be brought to life by an award-winning creative team led by Derek Whitener and Rebecca Lowrey.  Adult and youth auditions will be announced on our website and Facebook page shortly. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonThe Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce a season bursting with dance, iconic musical theatre heroes, and a music legend in its mainstage offering! The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, now in its third season, will offer three selections, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The popular family series again will offer four shows that are ideal for the entire family. The 2016/2017 season kicks off with the mainstage series on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, with the triumphant Billy Elliot.  (more...)

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)

Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham to Lead BILLY ELLIOT UK TourAnnette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham to Lead BILLY ELLIOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham will star in the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on February 24.  (more...)

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