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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. 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 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!
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 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'
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 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 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 McKellen
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 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. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 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!
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!
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 AwardŽ-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...)

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