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Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips CenterTickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Orlando as part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage AwardsNominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London ShowsDREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for ART at The Old VicPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for ART at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon, winning Moliere, Evening Standard, Olivier and Tony Awards. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE EventMaxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 17, 2016

The Tony Award® winning Matilda the Musical will close on January 1, 2017, after playing 37 previews, 1,555 regular performances, and one Actors Fund performance. The production opened on April 11, 2013 (previews began March 4) at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The show just celebrated its 1500th performance and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day. Check out photos below! (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Leaves Melbourne On A HighMATILDA THE MUSICAL Leaves Melbourne On A High
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian Production of Matilda The Musical will finish its triumphant Melbourne season this evening, having enjoyed sold-out houses since opening at the Princess Theatre in March this year. (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

A perfect storm of creators came together to create the show, and as BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to this beautiful production, we're revisiting their work and recapping what they've been up to since 2013. (more...)

West End's MATILDA Celebrates Fifth BirthdayWest End's MATILDA Celebrates Fifth Birthday
by Marianka Swain - Nov 8, 2016

Last week, Matilda the Musical - that soaring celebration of storytelling - marked its fifth year in the West End. Appropriately enough, the show begins with a birthday party in the marvellously caustic "Miracle" (over 41,000 balloons have been used since the show opened at the Cambridge Theatre), and the audience was invited to join the party, treated to birthday cupcakes in the interval. No word on whether Bruce Bogtrotter made a play for them first… (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Award Nominee Tim Minchin Gears Up for The New York Comedy Festival and GROUNDHOG DAY!BWW Interview: Tony Award Nominee Tim Minchin Gears Up for The New York Comedy Festival and GROUNDHOG DAY!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2016

Tim Minchin will not be put in a box. Though the composer is best known for his Tony-nominated score for the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' as well as a series of hugely successful symphonic comedy tours, the man himself is living, breathing proof of the term, 'Jack of all trades.' Outside of his comedic and theatrical pursuits, Tim has also assumed the titles of actor, director, poet, and writer. (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf TheatreEdward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) Announces  Best Practice Action Research ProjectParents in Performing Arts (PIPA) Announces Best Practice Action Research Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA), a Consortium of 18 leading Industry organisations, announces its first major piece of work, a Best Practice Action Research Project. PIPA campaigns for equal opportunities and access to work for those with caring responsibilities. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards LonglistCURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

Confirmed: Andy Karl Will Star in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Tickets Now Available!Confirmed: Andy Karl Will Star in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for GROUNDHOG DAY, the new musical with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, book by Danny Rubin, directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Daniel Radcliffe to Return to West End in Old Vic's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADDaniel Radcliffe to Return to West End in Old Vic's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Old Vic today announced further programming, casting and dates for the 2016-17 season, both on and off the main stage. The 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard will open on 7 March, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire. (more...)

BWW Review: NO'S KNIFE, Old Vic, 3 October 2016BWW Review: NO'S KNIFE, Old Vic, 3 October 2016
by Liz Cearns - Oct 6, 2016

A one-person show - in this case performed with formidable skill by Lisa Dwan - Beckett's No's Knife is certainly an unusual choice by the Old Vic. Truly, though, this production is even more of an event in that it is the first time the text has actually been staged rather than just read aloud. (more...)

Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) Announces  Best Practice Action Research ProjectParents in Performing Arts (PIPA) Announces Best Practice Action Research Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Today, Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA), a Consortium of 18 leading Industry organisations, announces its first major piece of work, a Best Practice Action Research Project. PIPA campaigns for equal opportunities and access to work for those with caring responsibilities. (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old VicOfficial: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

Rufus Sewell Returns to the London Stage in Yasmina Reza's ARTRufus Sewell Returns to the London Stage in Yasmina Reza's ART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that Rufus Sewell is returning to the London stage. The 48-year-old will join actor Paul Ritter and comic writer Tim Key in the production celebrating the the 20th-anniversary of Yasmina Reza's prize-winning play Art. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in TorontoMATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

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