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BWW Blog: The Best of the 2014-15 Season at North Carolina Theatre!BWW Blog: The Best of the 2014-15 Season at North Carolina Theatre!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2015

Since the 2014-15 Season at North Carolina Theatre just wrapped up, I decided to give you guys my top picks for what were some of the best productions I saw this past season. I've seen many quality productions within the past year, but these are my top 3. (more...)

West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Nat Sweeney, 12 years old from Birmingham, will make his West End stage debut this evening (3 July 2015) when he becomes the forty-first boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Now in its eleventh year in the West End, the show recently extended booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical begins in February 2016 with tickets now on sale for performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Shakespeare in Love, staged to great acclaim in the West End, will have its North American premiere as a part of the 2016 season at the Stratford Festival, directed by Declan Donnellan. Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the play is adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and will be presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

MTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove TonightMTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates Executive Producer Barry Grove's 40th anniversary with the organization tonight, June 15. (more...)

MTC to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Next WeekMTC to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will celebrate Executive Producer Barry Grove's 40th anniversary with the organization on Monday, June 15. (more...)

Elton John's Life to Be Subject of New Musical ROCKETMAN Heading to Broadway?Elton John's Life to Be Subject of New Musical ROCKETMAN Heading to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The life of legendary singer Elton John will be the subject of a new musical set to open on Broadway prior to a run in London's West End. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley today confirm they are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the West End cast for Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.  Also continuing in their role are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley Dead Mum.   Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will play Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher joins the cast as Older Billy.  Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller and Kerry Washington. (more...)


by Anna Bencivengo - May 15, 2015

A new musical play, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, adapted by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall from Alan Warner's 'The Sopranos,' will premiere August 18 at the Edinburgh Traverse Theatre. Vicky Featherstone will direct the co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre. The show will feature music by Handel, Bach and ELO! with musical supervion Martin Lowe (Once). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John's BILLY ELLIOT Turns 10THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John's BILLY ELLIOT Turns 10
by Pat Cerasaro - May 14, 2015

Today we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Elton John Says Of BILLY ELLIOT Musical: 'It Would Be Lovely To Do A Film Version'Elton John Says Of BILLY ELLIOT Musical: 'It Would Be Lovely To Do A Film Version'
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

Elton John says BILLY ELLIOT is destined for the big screen! (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Tenth AnniversaryPhoto Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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West End's BILLY ELLIOT to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Tonight, May 12West End's BILLY ELLIOT to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Tonight, May 12
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Tonight, 12 May 2015, the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates ten years in the West End.  The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with the gala opening night taking place exactly 10 years ago today.   To coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations, Billy Elliot the Musical today announces an extension to the West End run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to 17 December 2016.  In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical is also announced today, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016.  Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Musical to Dance onto the Big Screen? Eyes 2016-17 UK TourBILLY ELLIOT Musical to Dance onto the Big Screen? Eyes 2016-17 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Billy Elliot could dance onto the big screen soon -- ish. The musical's producer Eric Fellner, who also runs Working Title Films, told the Mail, 'We just need to act on it.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ten Years Of BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: Ten Years Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

On 12 May 2015 Billy Elliot the Musical will be celebrating ten years in the West End. The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with opening night on 12 May 2005 and has now been seen by over 10 million people worldwide, including 5 million at its London home. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury LanePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

BILLY ELLIOT celebrated a triumphant opening night at Drury Lane Theatre on Thursday, April 16. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to Close, April 18Photo Flash: West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to Close, April 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The critically-acclaimed stage adaptation, Shakespeare in Love is now entering its final weeks at the Noel Coward Theatre. The play will complete its limited season on Saturday 18 April 2015 having played more than 330 performances since its West End premiere in 2014. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT to Burn the Floor at Drury Lane Theatre, Beginning 4/10BILLY ELLIOT to Burn the Floor at Drury Lane Theatre, Beginning 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The International smash-hit musical BILLY ELLIOT makes its regional premiere at Drury Lane Theatre on April 10 - June 7, 2015. Opening night is scheduled for April 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hazelby and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hazelby and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Take a first look at the two (and more) in photos from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet 10-Year-Old Thomas Hazelby, UK's Newest 'Billy Elliot'STAGE TUBE: Meet 10-Year-Old Thomas Hazelby, UK's Newest 'Billy Elliot'
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Check out the video below! (more...)

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