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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 Madore Holland, 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!
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 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?
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 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...)

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