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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...)

MAMMA MIA! to Play Columbus's Palace Theatre Next MonthMAMMA MIA! to Play Columbus's Palace Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Palace Theatre March 3-8. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 3/3-8MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 3/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Palace Theatre March 3-8. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends, and new family found. (more...)

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces ExtensionCHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 4th June 2016. The new booking period will go on sale on 9th February 2015. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Returning to Washington Pavilion, 3/10-11MAMMA MIA! National Tour Returning to Washington Pavilion, 3/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion for 2 Performances on March 10 & 11, 2015. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 2/27-3/1MAMMA MIA! National Tour Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 2/27-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

This spring the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to present a return engagement of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! Feb. 27-March 1. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Set for Harris Center Feb 9-11MAMMA MIA! Set for Harris Center Feb 9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. The Chicago Tribune calls this show 'One of the most successful shows of all time' and Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is pleased to be part of its National Tour. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Coming to Morrison Center, 3/17-18MAMMA MIA! Coming to Morrison Center, 3/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Morrison Center in 2015. Performances begin on March 17th and run through March 18th at the Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane. (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! & ANNIE at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center On Sale TodayTickets to MAMMA MIA! & ANNIE at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

This spring the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will present two Broadway hits with return engagements of Mamma Mia! and Annie. (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! & ANNIE at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center On Sale 12/5Tickets to MAMMA MIA! & ANNIE at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center On Sale 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

This spring the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will present two Broadway hits with return engagements of Mamma Mia! and Annie. (more...)

Awards 2014 - Two Days To Go! A Look Back At Past WinnersAwards 2014 - Two Days To Go! A Look Back At Past Winners
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 25, 2014

The 2014 BWW:UK Award winners will be announced on Thursday - so we thought it's about time we looked back at the previous years! (more...)

Liverpool MAMMA MIA! Announces Full CastLiverpool MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Sara Poyzer will play Donna Sheridan, with Shobna Gulati as Tanya and Sue Devaney as Rosie, when the MAMMA MIA! International Tour comes to Liverpool in 2015. Sara has also played Donna in the West End production of MAMMA MIA! and her other West End roles include Janet in Rutherford & Son, Emilia in Othello and Mam in Billy Elliot. Shobna's many television roles include Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street, Anita in Victoria Wood's award-winning BBC series Dinnerladies, Nisha Clayton in the last ever series of Where the Heart is for ITV, and, most recently, Fiona in Kay Mellor's new BBC series In the Club. Sue's television roles include Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker for four years in Casualty, Rita for three years in Jonny Briggs and Debbie Webster for two years in Coronation Street. (more...)

West End's MAMMA MIA! Now Booking Through October 2015West End's MAMMA MIA! Now Booking Through October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period until 24 October 2015. (more...)

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