Matthew Bourne News

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Play Fox Theatre, 10/22-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Sunday, August 10 at 10 a.m. for the premiere Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. PHANTOM is playing as part of the 2014/2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. To purchase tickets, visit www.foxtheatre.org/phantom, call 1-855-285-8499 or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Ticket prices start at $43. (more...)

Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage. (more...)

Original 'Billy' Liam Mower to Return for BILLY ELLIOT LIVE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, the original Billy Elliot -- Liam Mower -- is returning to the musical for one night only as part of its BILLY ELLIOT LIVE special performance on September 28. The event will be broadcast in UK cinemas, live from the Victoria Palace Theatre. Mower, now 22, will play the grown-up Billy in the musical's fantasy sequence featuring young Billy dancing with his older self. (more...)

Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at DPAC On Sale 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Saturday, July 26th at 10am for the Triangle premiere engagement at DPAC. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Screen Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a high definition screening of Matthew Bourne's legendary reimagining of SWAN LAKE, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne and broadcast for one screening only on Sunday, August 10 at 2pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour Haunts Boston Opera House
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 01, 2014

In celebration of its 25 years on Broadway, Cameron Mackintosh brought forth a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for a North American Tour, now in its Boston premiere at the ornate Boston Opera House. Directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography by Scott Ambler, impressive set design by Paul Brown, Maria Bjornson's Tony Award-winning original costume design, and evocative lighting design by Paule Constable, the show is a visual spectacle that has enough magical effects to transport the audience to the Paris Opera House in the late 19th century. (more...)

Matthew Bourne's NEW ADVENTURES AND RE:BOURNE Join Arts Council for Annual Grant, Thru 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Adventures & Re:Bourne are delighted to have been announced as joining Arts Council England's national portfolio. The company will receive an annual grant of £1,294,000 between 2015 - 2018. This support will enable Matthew Bourne's production company and charity to work together strategically for audiences, artists, young people and emerging talent. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Audience Reacts In New Video Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

The longest-running musical in Broadway history and the world's most successful entertainment, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates audiences continually going wild for the production with a new audience reaction featurette now available to view. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 300,000 Facebook Fans With New Video
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 23, 2014

The longest-running musical in Broadway history and the world's most successful entertainment, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates a new milestone via 300,000 Facebook fans and a new promotional video. (more...)

Marlowe Theatre to Celebrate 1,000th Performance Milestone Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The venue, which opened after redevelopment in October 2011, reaches its 1,000th performance: a concert by the Philharmonia. By coincidence, the orchestra played at the opening gala. (more...)

Success of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014 (IDFB) drew to a spectacular close on 25 May with an outdoor performance of hip hop show B-Town. After a packed month of dance performances staged throughout the city, the biennial festival's co-producers, DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome, are thrilled to report on its many successes. (more...)

Success of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014 (IDFB) drew to a spectacular close on 25 May with an outdoor performance of hip hop show B-Town. After a packed month of dance performances staged throughout the city, the biennial festival's co-producers, DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome, are thrilled to report on its many successes. (more...)

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien präsentieren das Cast für die deutschsprachige Erstaufführung von MARY POPPINS
by Iris Moebius - Jun 10, 2014

Das Musical, basierend auf dem Buch von P.L. Travers und einem der beliebtesten Disney-Filme aller Zeiten, mit der wunderbaren Geschichte um die Familie Banks und ihr zauberhaftes Kindermadchen, wird am 1. Oktober 2014 seine Premiere im Ronacher feiern. Die Vereinigten Buhnen Wien freuen sich besonders eine großartige Besetzung fur Wien gefunden zu haben! Allen voran als „Mary Poppins' die bezaubernde Annemieke van Dam, dem osterreichischen Publikum vor allem als „Elisabeth' bereits bestens bekannt. Die Rolle des „Bert' wird von David Boyd verkorpert. Das Ehepaar „George' und „Winifred Banks' sind Reinwald Kranner und Milica Jovanovic (LOVE NEVER DIES, Ronacher), „Miss Andrew' Maaike Schuurmans (DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, Ronacher), „Admiral Boom' Dirk Lohr und „Roberston Ay' Niklas Abel (DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, Ronacher). (more...)

Marlowe Theatre to Celebrate 1,000th Performance Milestone, 13 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The venue, which opened after redevelopment in October 2011, reaches its 1,000th performance: a concert by the Philharmonia. By coincidence, the orchestra played at the opening gala. (more...)

Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour at The Orpheum On Sale 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Friday, June 20th at 10:00 AM for the premiere Memphis engagement at The Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

New Adventures have announced the revival of one of Matthew Bourne's most requested productions - the internationally acclaimed dance thriller "THE CAR MAN" - for a limited 16 week UK tour. The tour opens at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, on 14 April 2015, with a four week summer season at Sadler's Wells from 14 July to 9 August 2015. The current schedule is below, with further dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Extends UK Tour from September 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Broadway Entertainment Group in association with New Adventures are delighted to announce that one of the most popular dance productions ever staged, Matthew Bourne'S multi award-winning hit 'SWAN LAKE', will extend its current UK tour internationally from September 2014. The show will visit the Tokyo Theatre Orb, Shanghai Cultural Square, Singapore Esplanade, the Regent Theatre, Melbourne and the Theatre Royal, Sydney. Further venues will be announced shortly. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Coming to Boston Opera House, 6/26 - 7/20
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will come to Boston as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is 'bigger and better than ever before.' This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Bjornson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like 'Music of the Night,' 'All I Ask Of You,' and 'Masquerade' - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre to Present MEMPHIS, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Capitol Theatre today, May 27 for a limited engagement! (more...)

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