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by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town HallJamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (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...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROLRobert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (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...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King'sThe Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROLOne Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIALondon Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILYSamantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and WednesdayAddams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 - Sat 21 October 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 11am on Wednesday 23 November to Friends Of The Grand and 11am on Friday 25 November for general sale. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILYSamantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced.  (more...)

Will Sutton Foster SWEET CHARITY Make the Leap to Broadway?Will Sutton Foster SWEET CHARITY Make the Leap to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The New York Post has reported that producer Kevin McCollum has the rights to transfer off-Broadway's hottest ticket, Leigh Silverman's prodcution of 'Sweet Charity' led by Tony winner, Sutton Foster, to Broadway. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHOAdrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Howard Goodall On ETERNAL LIGHT's New York DebutBWW Interview: Composer Howard Goodall On ETERNAL LIGHT's New York Debut
by Marianka Swain - Nov 15, 2016

Composer Howard Goodall's remarkable career ranges from lauded choral works to West End musical Bend It Like Beckham, the Emmy Award-winning score for HBO film Into the Storm, and themes for beloved British TV shows like Mr Bean, Blackadder, Red Dwarf and QI. On 20 November, Goodall's Eternal Light: A Requiem makes its New York debut at Carnegie Hall, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York and performed by ensembles from both America and the UK. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Announces Cast Changes at LES MISERABLES Starting this DecemberCameron Mackintosh Announces Cast Changes at LES MISERABLES Starting this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Now in its record breaking 32nd year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce cast changes for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Following a ceremony at the Old Vic, the winners of the Evening Standard Awards have been revealed. The list includes West End juggernaut, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; visionary of stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh; legend and star of Sunset Boulevard, Glenn Close; and more! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo to Join Viola Davis in Steve McQueen Thriller, WIDOWSCynthia Erivo to Join Viola Davis in Steve McQueen Thriller, WIDOWS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

 Tony Award- winner and breakout star of Broadway's 'The Color Purple', Cynthia Erivo, will join Viola Davis in a brand new heist thriller 'Widows.'   (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural SeasonArtistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 TheatersLIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This WinterKyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

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