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Casts of Broadway's PIPPIN, MATILDA to Perform on CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/27Casts of Broadway's PIPPIN, MATILDA to Perform on CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/27
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

"Entertainment Tonight's" Kevin Frazier and "The Insider's" Thea Andrews will anchor what is now a CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 54th year, which will feature portions of the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Last night, Monday, October 20, MATILDA THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist and renowned comedian Tim Minchin appeared at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre to answer questions about the musical's 2015 run in Los Angeles, opposite special event host Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles"). Scroll down for photos from the discussion! (more...)

Barbra Streisand Shares GYPSY Movie Update: 'We Are Re-Writing Now'Barbra Streisand Shares GYPSY Movie Update: 'We Are Re-Writing Now'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

While participating in a Twitter chat this evening to celebrate her newest album, PARTNERS, hitting #1 on the charts, the star fielded a question about the film from gossip maven Perez Hilton. (more...)

PRIDE, Starring Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and More, Hits Theaters in the U.S. TodayPRIDE, Starring Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and More, Hits Theaters in the U.S. Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

PRIDE, the new gay rights-centered film starring a heap of stage and screen talent, hits theaters in the U.S. today, September 26, 2014. (more...)

Matthew Warchus Narrates Scene from New Film and Soon-to-Be Musical PRIDEMatthew Warchus Narrates Scene from New Film and Soon-to-Be Musical PRIDE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The New York Times just revealed a video of director Matthew Warchus narrating a scene from new comedy film PRIDE, which centers on a group of gay rights activists who raised money to help families affected by the miners' strike in 1984. In the scene, the miners host a dance at their community hall and hilarity ensues when Jonathan (Dominic West) takes to the dance floor. Check out the clip HERE! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/14 - 'BOUNTIFUL' in LA, TO THE BONE, Bridget Everett and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/14 - 'BOUNTIFUL' in LA, TO THE BONE, Bridget Everett and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL makes its West Coast debut starring Cicely Tyson, TO THE BONE opens off-Broadway, Bridget Everett opens her show at the Public and AMERICA'S GOT TALENT welcomes stage stars for its finale this evening! (more...)

Stage Musical Adaptation of New Comedy PRIDE in the Works from Tony Winner Matthew WarchusStage Musical Adaptation of New Comedy PRIDE in the Works from Tony Winner Matthew Warchus
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

A musical adaptation of the U.K. comedy film PRIDE is currently in the works from Matthew Warchus (more...)

Barbra Streisand on GYPSY Movie: 'I Think It's Possibly Gonna Happen'Barbra Streisand on GYPSY Movie: 'I Think It's Possibly Gonna Happen'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Don't count out Barbra Streisand's long-gestating film adaptation of GYPSY quite yet. (more...)

Alison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA TomorrowAlison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Alison Luff will join the company as Miss Honey beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 6. (more...)

Miramax Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to MR. HOLMES, Starring Ian McKellenMiramax Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to MR. HOLMES, Starring Ian McKellen
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Global film and television studio Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA the musical will hold a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need on Tuesday 4 November 2014. The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio 2's Sir Terry Wogan with a special appearance from the charity's mascot, Pudsey. BBC Radio 2 presenters and celebrities will be in attendance alongside members of the public. At least 50% of the proceeds from this performance will benefit the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and its work with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. (more...)

Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza have joined the Broadway company of Matilda the Musical and will begin performances in the title role over the course of the next few weeks. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 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 MATILDA below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage at GHOST THE MUSICAL at the Segerstrom CenterSTAGE TUBE: Go Backstage at GHOST THE MUSICAL at the Segerstrom Center
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

GHOST THE MUSICAL is currently playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, through August 10, 2014. Click below to go backstage and get a glimpse of where the magic happens! (more...)

GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

As BWW previously reported, Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project. (more...)

BWW TV: Craige Els Announced as New 'Miss Trunchbull' in West End's MATILDABWW TV: Craige Els Announced as New 'Miss Trunchbull' in West End's MATILDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2014

Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre in London. Matilda has now been seen by almost 1.5million people since it transferred to the West End in October 2011. The production was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC's The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. Tickets are now on sale until Sunday 24 May 2015. (more...)

Matthew Warchus Passes On Directing GYPSY Movie Starring Barbra StreisandMatthew Warchus Passes On Directing GYPSY Movie Starring Barbra Streisand
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 11, 2014

Acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus has passed on directing the currently in development big screen edition of classic Golden Age musical GYPSY set to star iconic leading lady Barbra Streisand according to a new report. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with Steven Grant Douglas and Katie Postotnik in Hollywood Premiere of GHOST: THE MUSICALBWW TV: Behind the Scenes with Steven Grant Douglas and Katie Postotnik in Hollywood Premiere of GHOST: THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2014

Ghost The Musical directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus and choreographed by Ashley Wallen, is celebrating its Hollywood Pantages Theatre premiere now through July 13, 2014. And, BWW TV's own LA Producer/Correspondent Michael Sterling and Co-Producer/Videographer Jordan Santacana were on hand opening night June 28 for an exclusive, pre-curtain interview with Ghost's U.S. National Tour stars Steven Grant Douglas ("Sam Wheat") and Katie Postotnik ("Molly Jenson"). Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Michael Sterling Catches Up with GHOST Stars Steven Grant Douglas and Katie PostotnikBWW TV Exclusive: Michael Sterling Catches Up with GHOST Stars Steven Grant Douglas and Katie Postotnik
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jul 5, 2014

Ghost The Musical directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus and choreographed by Ashley Wallen, is celebrating its Hollywood Pantages Theatre premiere now through July 13, 2014. And, BWW TV's own LA Producer/Correspondent Michael Sterling and Co-Producer/Videographer Jordan Santacana were on hand opening night June 28 for an exclusive, pre-curtain interview with Ghost's U.S. National Tour stars Steven Grant Douglas ('Sam Wheat') and Katie Postotnik ('Molly Jenson'). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY goes from stage to screen in the UK, and 54 Below hosts some 'BITCHING & BELTING' and revives 1776 tonight! (more...)

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