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BWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARNBWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed American actress Hope Davis has starred in numerous independent films and TV dramas, from About Schmidt and American Splendour to In Treatment, The Special Relationship and Wayward Pines. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage, and next month she returns to the stage in David Hare's new play The Red Barn at the National Theatre, directed by Robert Icke. (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Will Arrive on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre Before Tonys CutoffBreaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Will Arrive on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre Before Tonys Cutoff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Following its well-received premiere at The Old Vic in London, GROUNDHOG DAY will open at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) this spring. (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces New CastMATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces New Cast
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Ahead of celebrations for its fifth birthday in the West End this autumn and Roald Dahl's centenary on 13 September, the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena will join Zaris-Angel Hator and Clara Read in the title role from 13 September 2016. Tickets for the new booking period, which includes performances at the Cambridge theatre between 30 May and 15 October 2017, will go on sale on the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, 13 September. (more...)

MATILDA Alums Jennifer Blood & John Sanders Will Rejoin Broadway CompanyMATILDA Alums Jennifer Blood & John Sanders Will Rejoin Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Two alumni of Matilda's Broadway company and national tour will join the Broadway company this month. (more...)

Liam Doyle and Emily Tierney to Star in GHOST THE MUSICAL Asian TourLiam Doyle and Emily Tierney to Star in GHOST THE MUSICAL Asian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The supernatural power of love is taking Asia by storm as the original production of the Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, starts it's second tour through Asia this November. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
by - Aug 23, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

While the producers remain coy regarding an opening date and theater for the production, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports today that sources say they have a Shubert theater lined up. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Still Cast Shadow on BroadwayBreaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Still Cast Shadow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Although Scott Rudin withdrew as a producer from the musical adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY earlier this summer, The New York Times reports that following a successful debut at London's Old Vic Theatre, the show will still be transferring to Broadway as planned. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY Opens At The Old VicPhoto Flash: New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY Opens At The Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening last night at London's Old Vic. (more...)

Review Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in LondonReview Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Aug 16, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening today at the Old Vic and the critics are weighing in. (more...)

Original Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita Will Return to MATILDA This SeptemberOriginal Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita Will Return to MATILDA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 6, 2016. (more...)

Top 10 London Family ShowsTop 10 London Family Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not - there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. (more...)

BWW Feature: HELPMANN AWARDS 2016: ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING at Sydney Lyric TheatreBWW Feature: HELPMANN AWARDS 2016: ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 25, 2016

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GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London ShowsGROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW NEWS:  2016 HELPMANN AWARDSBWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAYPhoto Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It's now in previews, with a press night on Tuesday 16 August. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage AdaptationsTop 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in TorontoMore Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

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