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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 2-8
by Nora Dominick - Apr 8, 2016

Gearing up for Live #Ham4Ham to return? 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...)

Photo Coverage: The Performances From The 2016 Olivier Awards - KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY And More!Photo Coverage: The Performances From The 2016 Olivier Awards - KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Some of the fabulous performances from the 2016 Olivier Awards ceremony - including Imelda Staunton's Olivier-winning turn as Rose in GYPSY! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Barb Jungr & More Set for LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET 2016Ann Hampton Callaway, Barb Jungr & More Set for LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The fourth LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET (LFoC) this year takes place from April 22 - May 8 and once again will be bringing the capital alive with the sound of sung cabaret and musical theatre shows. (more...)

Official: Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and More Lead STEPPING OUT, Oct. 12Official: Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and More Lead STEPPING OUT, Oct. 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group are delighted to announce the pre-West End dates of STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath, 12th - 22nd October followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced). (more...)

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Judge Amanda Holden to Lead UK Tour of STEPPING OUTBRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Judge Amanda Holden to Lead UK Tour of STEPPING OUT
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Amanda Holden is headed across the UK in a new production of Richard Harris's 1984 play STEPPING OUT. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

El Auditorio Nacional acoge las 'Navidades en Broadway' este fin de semanaEl Auditorio Nacional acoge las 'Navidades en Broadway' este fin de semana
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 26, 2015

Directamente desde el West End de Londres, Damian Humbley (Merrily We Roll Along, Forbidden Broadway) y Clare Foster (Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls) interpretan una seleccion de los clasicos de Broadway: West Side Story, Los Miserables, El Fantasma de la Ópera o Sonrisas y Lagrimas entre otros. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Maria's Back! Watch ITV's First Ad for THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVESTAGE TUBE: Maria's Back! Watch ITV's First Ad for THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2015

ITV is putting on its own live version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC this Christmas. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the December 20 live telecast will star Julian Ovenden as 'Captain Von Trapp', Olivier winner Maria Friedman as Mother Abbess, Mel Giedroyc as Frau Schmidt, and Kara Tointon as Maria. Tointon appears in a just-released commercial for the television event and you can check it out below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Previous Olivier Award winners Michael Ball, Katie Brayben, John Dagleish, Elaine Paige and Clive Rowe are the latest performers to join the star-studded cast in The Oliviers In Concert, with the BBC Concert Orchestra. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Mel Giedroyc, Kara Tointon & More Join Julian Ovenden in ITV's Live THE SOUND OF MUSIC This ChristmasMaria Friedman, Mel Giedroyc, Kara Tointon & More Join Julian Ovenden in ITV's Live THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

ITV is putting on its own live version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC this Christmas. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Julian Ovenden will star as 'Captain Von Trapp' in the upcoming live telecast, and according to BBC News, he'll be joined by Olivier winner Maria Friedman as Mother Abbess, Mel Giedroyc as Frau Schmidt, and Kara Tointon as Maria. (more...)

York's ROTHSCHILD & SONS to Receive Cast RecordingYork's ROTHSCHILD & SONS to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Off-Broadway cast recording of the new Bock and Harnick musical, Rothschild & Sons, an intimate reimagining of the Tony nominated musical The Rothschilds, will be recorded and released by JAY Records.  Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of The York Theatre Company production who will gather at The Avatar Studios on Monday, October 26, 2015 to lay down the tracks for the recording scheduled for release on JAY Records in early January.  Executive Producers are John Yap and Arnold Mittelman. (more...)

Charlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEACharlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

Michele Austin, Richard Cant & More to Join Kate Fleetwood in West End's MEDEAMichele Austin, Richard Cant & More to Join Kate Fleetwood in West End's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

John Richardson Steps Down as The Old Vic's  ProducerJohn Richardson Steps Down as The Old Vic's Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director of the Old Vic, has announced that John Richardson is to step down as Producer at the end of the month. He will maintain active connections with the Old Vic in a freelance role, working particularly on developing musicals with Warchus alongside other projects. (more...)

West End Stars to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th BirthdayWest End Stars to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

A star-studded West End cast of over 50 principals, a 40-piece orchestra led by Gareth Valentine and an ensemble of more than 50, including a chorus from ArtsEd Musical Theatre, will celebrate the songs and shows of Stephen Sondheim in HEY, OLD FRIENDS! An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 25 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Surprises Cast of West End's HIGH SOCIETYPhoto Flash: Melissa Errico Surprises Cast of West End's HIGH SOCIETY
by Nora Dominick - Jul 13, 2015

The stars of the current London revival of HIGH SOCIETY (playing at The Old Vic Theater) welcomed the original leading lady of the Broadway company, last night as Melissa Errico stopped by to show her support for the production. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Old Vic's HIGH SOCIETY, With Jamie Parker and Kate Fleetwood!STAGE TUBE: Old Vic's HIGH SOCIETY, With Jamie Parker and Kate Fleetwood!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. (more...)

Tony-Winning THE KING AND I Set For UK Tour?Tony-Winning THE KING AND I Set For UK Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Tony-winning production of The King and I, currently starring Kelli O'Hara, looks like it's heading to the UK for a tour. (more...)

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