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Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

Is it finally Rose's turn? Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand's husband, actor James Brolin, just spoke to Extra about the likelihood of his wife's film remake of GYPSY getting the go-ahead. (more...)

First Set of OLD VIC VOICES OFF AnnouncedFirst Set of OLD VIC VOICES OFF Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The first of a number of events aligned with Matthew Warchus' new season at The Old Vic have been announced to coincide with the opening of Future Conditional on Thursday 10 September. The two events, 'Striking a Balance' and 'What Should be at the Heart of Education?' aim to stimulate debate surrounding topics brought to light in Tamsin Oglesby's new play. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/1/2015 - A New Valjean, LES MIZ Remembers Kyle and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/1/2015 - A New Valjean, LES MIZ Remembers Kyle and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

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: Broadway welcomes Alfie Boe as its new 'Jean Valjean' and LES MIZ remembers Kyle Jean-Baptiste after curtain call! (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Launches Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic TonightRob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Launches Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- stars Rob Brydon and begins tonight, September 1, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for the Old Vic's FUTURE CONDITIONAL, Directed by Matthew WarchusPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for the Old Vic's FUTURE CONDITIONAL, Directed by Matthew Warchus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- has found its 23 up-and-coming, young performers. Rob Brydon will lead the company beginning September 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015
by - Aug 25, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015. (more...)

MATILDA Has A Message For Revolting Children Everywhere!MATILDA Has A Message For Revolting Children Everywhere!
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Yes, it's that time of year again. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UNDERMINED, Greenside at Royal Terrace, August 22 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UNDERMINED, Greenside at Royal Terrace, August 22 2015
by Amy Hanson - Aug 24, 2015

2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the end of 1984/5 miners' strike, an event that has left a huge social legacy and provided a rich seam of material for many artistic works since, including both the film and musical versions of Billy Elliot, and Matthew Warchus' wonderful 2014 hit Pride.  It's fair to say that Undermined has big boots to fill, but it certainly manages to stand tall in them. (more...)

BWW Personality Quiz: Who Should You Play in the Movie Version of MATILDA?BWW Personality Quiz: Who Should You Play in the Movie Version of MATILDA?
by Louisa Brady - Aug 21, 2015

Who should you play in the movie version of MATILDA: THE MUSICAL? Find out in this week's quiz! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Molly Barwick, James Millar and More in MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Australian PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Molly Barwick, James Millar and More in MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Australian Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its debut at Sydney Lyric Theatre on July 28 and continues through October 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

UPDATE: MATILDA Tour Experiences Technical Difficulties in Seattle But Back On Track Last Night!UPDATE: MATILDA Tour Experiences Technical Difficulties in Seattle But Back On Track Last Night!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Matilda The Musical national tour kicked off the 2015/16 season at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre last night, where it plays through September 6, 2015. While the show doesn't officially open until August 20, theatre-goers were distressed after last night's first preview, when the show reportedly struggled to make it to the final bow. The performances began a whopping hour and a half late, keeping guests waiting outside without an explanation from the staff. (more...)

BREAKING: Big Screen Adaptation of MATILDA Scheduled to Begin Filming in Late 2016BREAKING: Big Screen Adaptation of MATILDA Scheduled to Begin Filming in Late 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Matthew Warchus reveals he is also in the midst of pre-production for the big screen adaptation of MATILDA, scheduled to begin filming in late 2016. (more...)

The Old Vic to Undergo Front-of-House Transformation; Announces 'Penny' CafeThe Old Vic to Undergo Front-of-House Transformation; Announces 'Penny' Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This summer, The Old Vic will undergo a front of house refresh and total transformation of The Pit Bar into Penny: a place to engage with and experience new thoughts in food and art. (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Beginning September 8, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will welcome Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps, Allison Case as Miss Honey, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood, and Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood. They join a principal cast that features Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder, and Alexandra Vlachos. (more...)

John Richardson Steps Down as The Old Vic's  ProducerJohn Richardson Steps Down as The Old Vic's Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director of the Old Vic, has announced that John Richardson is to step down as Producer at the end of the month. He will maintain active connections with the Old Vic in a freelance role, working particularly on developing musicals with Warchus alongside other projects. (more...)

MATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in OctoberMATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Houston as part of Theatre Under The Stars' 2015/16 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of Matilda The Musical will be coming to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts October 6 - 18. (more...)

Work with Matthew Warchus! Apply for THE OLD VIC 12 Starting TodayWork with Matthew Warchus! Apply for THE OLD VIC 12 Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Applications open today for The Old Vic 12 - an exciting opportunity for 12 exciting emerging artists to be part of Matthew Warchus' first season at this iconic theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

At midday today PwC £10 Preview Tickets will go on sale for Future Conditional, Matthew Warchus' first production as Artistic Director of The Old Vic. Half of all seats will be priced at just £10 for the first five previews. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 23, 2015

Get up off your couch and stop watching TV. Run past Miss Trunchbull's chokey and Miss Honey's shack and go see Matilda the Musical! This Tony award-winning musical is inspiring and uplifting and has just a hint of magic. This is the perfect show for families of all ages - especially if you have a very special young girl in your family. It's all about the power of imagination and using your smarts to fight back against evil. Playing now through August 15, Matilda the Musical will inspire you to do what's right even if it's hard. (more...)

Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox on Sale 8/15Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Tickets will go on-sale Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. for the St. Louis premiere of TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre October 21 - November 1. (more...)

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