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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates Second Year on the West End Tonight!CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates Second Year on the West End Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mark its second anniversary tonight with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests. (more...)

Hollywood Pantages Adds Optional Shows to 2015-16 Season: KINKY BOOTS, ONCE & More!Hollywood Pantages Adds Optional Shows to 2015-16 Season: KINKY BOOTS, ONCE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, announced today the addition of eight shows available as options to the already on sale 2015-2016 SEASON. This new lineup of shows includes the return of Six Hollywood Pantages favorites. The Added Optional Shows will include Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, RIVERDANCE - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR, MAMMA MIA!, ONCE, RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES & last season's smash hit, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Returning to ChicagoMAMMA MIA! Returning to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for one week only, November 10-15, 2015. (more...)

UNE Hires Athletic Director with Long History of SuccessUNE Hires Athletic Director with Long History of Success
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

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West End's MAMMA MIA! Announces 'Major' Cast Additions, Including Mazz MurrayWest End's MAMMA MIA! Announces 'Major' Cast Additions, Including Mazz Murray
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

There will be major cast changes for MAMMA MIA! in London from Monday 8 June.  Mazz Murray will be joining the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky.  Also joining the cast from 8 June will be Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie.  Dianne Pilkington will continue to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill.  At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Shona White. (more...)

Mazz Murray Joins MAMMA MIA! As Tanya From June 2015!Mazz Murray Joins MAMMA MIA! As Tanya From June 2015!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

There will be major cast changes for MAMMA MIA! in London from Monday 8 June.  Mazz Murray will be joining the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky.  Also joining the cast from 8 June will be Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie.  Dianne Pilkington will continue to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill.  At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Shona White. (more...)

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Sets New Closing DateBroadway's MAMMA MIA! Sets New Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will now end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following 5,773 performances. (September 5 was the previously-announced closing date.) (more...)

As Broadway Show Announces Closing, London's MAMMA MIA! Extends Booking PeriodAs Broadway Show Announces Closing, London's MAMMA MIA! Extends Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period until 23 April 2016, taking the show through to its 18th playing year in London. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!-Inspired Immersive Theatrical Show Coming to a Greek Taverna Near You!MAMMA MIA!-Inspired Immersive Theatrical Show Coming to a Greek Taverna Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

A new immersive theatrical show inspired by the Broadway stage show MAMMA MIA! will be premiering in a Stockholm beer hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUGALUGS BUM THIEF Brings Tim Winton's Humorous Mystery to Life for Youngsters with Energy, Music And Australian Ease.BWW Reviews: BUGALUGS BUM THIEF Brings Tim Winton's Humorous Mystery to Life for Youngsters with Energy, Music And Australian Ease.
by Jade Kops - Apr 8, 2015

Tim Winton's classic Australian Children's story, BUGALUGS BUM THIEF is retold with enthusiasm, physicality and music, delighting both the preprimary and primary school target audience and adults alike. (more...)

'SENSORY STORIES' Opens 4/18 at Museum of the Moving Image'SENSORY STORIES' Opens 4/18 at Museum of the Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Museum of the Moving Image and the Future of StoryTelling announced today Sensory Stories, an exhibition that reveals how an emerging group of artists and companies are using innovative digital techniques to change the way audiences experience storytelling. The exhibition, which includes virtual-reality experiences, interactive films, participatory installations, and new touch responsive interfaces, opens on April 18, 2015, and will be on view through July 26, 2015, at the Museum. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 16th Anniversary in the West End This MonthMAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 16th Anniversary in the West End This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre celebrates its 16th birthday in London on Monday 6 April. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. To date, it has been seen by more than 54 million people in 49 productions in 16 different languages grossing more than $2 billion at the box office. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour's AIDA Combines The Timeless Story of Love and War With The Sydney SkylineBWW Reviews: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour's AIDA Combines The Timeless Story of Love and War With The Sydney Skyline
by Jade Kops - Mar 28, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA, written to open the Khedivial Opera House in Egypt in 1871, proves its timelessness as Director Gale Edwards blends old and new worlds on the waterfront stage. With a 18meter tall partial ruins of the head of Nefertiti towering over Farm Cove, the original setting in Egypt has been retained but the line between classical and modern Egypt is blurred as ancient religion and traditional costumes sit alongside futuristic soldiers and military officers reminiscent of European World War I and World War II strategists. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Character Portraits Unveiled for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Flash: New Character Portraits Unveiled for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, today released new portraits of Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, with the five lucky golden-ticket winners who win a tour of his chocolate factory - Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee. Check them out below! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Return to Omaha on 4/24-26MAMMA MIA! to Return to Omaha on 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Omaha's Orpheum Theater for five performances Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! at Kingsbury Hall is Crowd-Pleasing FunBWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! at Kingsbury Hall is Crowd-Pleasing Fun
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 16, 2015

The national tour of MAMMA MIA!, which played at Kingsbury Hall this past weekend, is a crowd-pleasing mix of enjoyable performances, appealing characters, and well-loved pop hits. (more...)

Jonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYJonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings. (more...)

URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! International Tour Opens in LiverpoolPhoto Flash: MAMMA MIA! International Tour Opens in Liverpool
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The MAMMA MIA! International Tour opened in Liverpool earlier this week - check out photos below! (more...)

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