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by Marcel Konrath - Dec 5, 2016

Die englischsprachige Originalproduktion vom Londoner West End ist vom 28. Juni bis 23. Juli 2017 exklusiv im Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt Hamburg zu erlebenBILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL begeisterte bereits mehr als 11 Millionen (more...)

BWW Review: Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Is A Soaring AchievementBWW Review: Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Is A Soaring Achievement
by Herbert Paine - Nov 21, 2016

BILLY ELLIOT is a spectacle of moving proportions, a celebration of the human spirit, that in its current presentation at Phoenix Theatre leaps and bounds with heartfelt fervor. Under Michael Barnard's direction, the opus is magnum, a grand collaboration of choreography, music, scenic design, lighting, and wardrobe ~ and a lustrous cast featuring Matthew Dean and Seth Judice, alternating as Billy. A must-see to lift the Holiday Season spirits! (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 SeasonOSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

George Dvorsky Returns Home for BILLY ELLIOT at the Palace Theatre This FallGeorge Dvorsky Returns Home for BILLY ELLIOT at the Palace Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Local Broadway actor George Dvorsky will return home to take on the role of Billy's Dad in the moving musical 'Billy Elliot'. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This OctoberBILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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). (more...)

Samuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESamuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

 Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their representation for performance rights of Shakespeare in Love, The Play adapted by Tony® Award winning playwright Lee Hall from the Academy Award winning film by Tony and Academy Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard and Academy Award winning screenwriter Marc Norman. Originally presented on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions, critics described the play as 'a stirring love story ...funny and genuinely moving. A joyous celebration of theatre' (Daily Telegraph); 'an absolute joy from beginning to end' (Daily Express); 'deliciously funny' (The Independent); and 'an ebullient crowd-pleaser' (The New York Times). (more...)

Curve Confirms Full List of Contributors for National Conference on Diversity in British TheatreCurve Confirms Full List of Contributors for National Conference on Diversity in British Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

???????Curve today confirmeds the full list of contributors for the upcoming National Diversity Conference. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi DenchProduction Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICALFulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

ST. JAMES RE:ACT Set for Today at HighTideST. JAMES RE:ACT Set for Today at HighTide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Following an open application process, writers Naomi Westerman, Nicola Wren, Jim Barnes & Kit Buchan and Bella Barlow & AC Smith have been selected to partake in St. James RE:act at HighTide. Each person or duo will write a performance piece in just 24 hours in response to one of the four main HighTide shows, The Sugar Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoise, Girls, Pilgrims and In Fidelity. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICALFulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Aaron Ostroff as 'Billy Elliot' at Diamond Head TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Aaron Ostroff as 'Billy Elliot' at Diamond Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The international smash hit musical, BILLY ELLIOT! Show opens September 23 and runs through October 16 at Diamond Head Theatre. Shows are Thursdays - Sundays. Please note we have changed our show times: Evening shows now start at 7:30PM Thursday - Saturdays. Sunday shows are at 4:00PM and Saturday matinees are at 3:00PM. Opening week begins on a Friday (9/23 @ 7:30PM).  BroadwayWorld gives you a sneak peek at Aaron Ostroff as Billy Elliot below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 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 began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016. (more...)

Writers, Stars and Directors Set for ST. JAMES RE:ACT at HighTideWriters, Stars and Directors Set for ST. JAMES RE:ACT at HighTide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Following an open application process, writers Naomi Westerman, Nicola Wren, Jim Barnes & Kit Buchan and Bella Barlow & AC Smith have been selected to partake in St. James RE:act at HighTide. Each person or duo will write a performance piece in just 24 hours in response to one of the four main HighTide shows, The Sugar Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoise, Girls, Pilgrims and In Fidelity. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This OctoberBILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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). (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Amazes in IsraelBWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Amazes in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Aug 18, 2016

Israeli productions of musicals are recently getting better with each new show and raising the bar even higher is the most impressive production of Billy Elliot, a musical based on the successful 2000 film under the same title, with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall. (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical AdaptationsTop 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR, National Theatre, 10 August 2016BWW Review: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR, National Theatre, 10 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

'This is our show,' proclaims one of the musically angelic but devilishly foul-mouthed convent schoolgirls descending on Edinburgh for a choir competition. And by God it is. A cracking ensemble of six plays the vividly drawn gang, as well as everyone else they encounter - the world viewed with their female adolescent gaze. It's colourful, rough-edged, raucous and almost painfully intense: a stunning encapsulation of what it feels like to be teetering on the cusp of adulthood. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 8/07/2016Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 7/31/2016Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

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