Matthew Warchus News

BWW 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 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 MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 07, 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 Postotnik
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jul 05, 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!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 03, 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...)

Poster & Trailer Revealed For PRIDE, Starring Imelda Staunton & Bill Nighy
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 02, 2014

A considerably theatre pedigreed cast and creative team make up the new period-set drama PRIDE and a first look at the poster and trailer for the new gay rights-centric film is now available to view. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Casting for GHOST, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, July 29 - August 10. GHOST - THE MUSICAL features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Lydia Warr, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Andrea Laxton, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, David Melendez, Jack O'Brien and Maria Cristina Slye. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Makes West Coast Premiere at Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jun 30, 2014

Ghost the Musical/book & lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin/music & lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard/directed by Matthew Warchus/Pantages Theatre/through July 13 (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Appear at The Smith Center, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Las Vegas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 12-17. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

English Theatre Frankfurt bringt GHOST - THE MUSICAL nach Deutschland
by Iris Moebius - Jun 12, 2014

Das English Theatre Frankfurt hat sein Spielzeitprogramm fur 2014/2015 veroffentlicht und wartet im Bereich Musical mit einer Überraschung auf. Nachdem in den letzten beiden Jahren mit Sweet Charity und Saturday Night Fever Klassikernaufgefuhrt wurden, schlagt English Theater dieses Jahr eine andere Richtung ein und ist besonders stolz, dass es am 15. November 2014 die Deutschlandpremiere des Musicals „Ghost" zeigen kann. Nach dem Musicalerfolg mit „Saturday Night Fever" in der aktuellen Spielzeit, das uber 41.000 Besucher ins englischsprachige Theater lockte und somit in 138 Vorstellungen eine Auslastung von 99 Prozent erzielte, ist mit „Ghost" dem English Theatre ein weiterer Coup gelungen. (more...)

GHOST to Close 2013-14 Bushnell Broadway Series Season, 6/10-15
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Hartford by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall on June 10 and runs through June 15. GHOST THE MUSICAL is the final show of the 2013-2014 Bushnell Broadway Series co-sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Alex Gaumond Scolds Paul O'Grady on ITV
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

The cast of Matilda the Musical appeared on the Paul O'Grady show yesterday, May 22, with Alex Gaumond as Miss Trunchbull punishing the host for taking something that didn't belong to him. Watch the hilarious clip below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 23, 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: Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale celebrate the 'BRIDGES' cast recording at Barnes & Noble today, and THE NORMAL HEART airs on HBO this Sunday! (more...)

Matthew Warchus Succeeds Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of The Old Vic, Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Acclaimed director Matthew Warchus is to succeed Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of one of London's oldest theatres, The Old Vic. Warchus will take up the role in the autumn of 2015 when Spacey, currently in his 10th year as Artistic Director, steps down. (more...)

Word for Word Presents Sam Shepard's 36 STORIES, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Word for Word presents '36 Stories by Sam Shepard' arranged for the stage and directed by Amy Kossow opening with a press night on Saturday May 24 8pm, running through June 22 (previews May 21-23) at Z Space's second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. Last year the Magic Theatre spearheaded a multi-theater celebration of Shepard's 70th birthday when they opened their season with Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Buried Child.' Other companies participating in the celebration have been Crowded Fire, American Conservatory Theater in collaboration with Intersection for the Arts/Campo Santo and Word for Word. (more...)

Word for Word to Present 36 STORIES by Sam Shepard, 5/21-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Word for Word presents "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" arranged for the stage and directed by Amy Kossow opening with a press night on Saturday May 24 8pm, running through June 22 (previews May 21-23) at Z Space's second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. For this year-long celebration of Sam Shepard's 70th birthday, Magic Theatre spearheaded revivals of his most acclaimed works in theaters all across the Bay Area. "What sets "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" apart is that these are Shepherd's prose stories, turned into performance, the only completely new work created for the celebration..." remarks Word for Word co-artistic director Susan Harloe. "Word for Word was invited to create an original work by adapting his prose for the stage." Company member Amy Kossow spent a year sifting through five of Mr. Shepard's collections of short stories, eventually choosing to begin with a single story, set, simply enough, in a roadside diner. The resulting script, "36 Stories by Sam Shepard", weaves together tales of his beloved great American desert highways, the endless lonesome roads along which one may meet any type of fellow wanderer. (more...)

US National Tour of GHOST THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orlando by storm as the Broadway hit Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens tonight, May 13 for a limited one week engagement at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Sieber as 'Miss Trunchbull' in Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Christopher Sieber officially made his debut as the tyranical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, in Broadway's Matilda the Musical earlier last month on April 18. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Sieber in action! (more...)

Ayckbourn Ensemble to Present Three Plays in Rep at Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome the Stephen Joseph Theatre back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premieres of ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, TIME OF MY LIFE, and FARCICALS: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES begins performances on Thursday, May 29 (Opening Night is Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM). TIME OF MY LIFE begins performances on Friday, June 6 (Opening Night is Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM). FARCICALS: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies begins performances on Saturday, June 7 (Opening Night is Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM). All shows run through Sunday, June 29. The performance schedule varies. Please see attached calendar for the individual show schedules. Single tickets for ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES and TIME OF MY LIFE are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). Single tickets to FARCICALS: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). (more...)

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