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ANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

tage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, are delighted to announce full casting for the Sheffield Theatres production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy ANYTHING GOES at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2015. (more...)

UK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark PlayhouseUK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announce the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour's production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut. (more...)

CALAMITY JANE Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowCALAMITY JANE Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following a sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury "CALAMITY JANE" has embarked on a national UK tour coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 16 until Saturday 20 June 2015. "CALAMITY JANE" stars Jodie Prenger in the title role, Tom Lister as 'Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as 'Danny' and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown. (more...)

Lucy Briggs-Owen, Imogen Stubbs & More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's COMMUNICATING DOORSLucy Briggs-Owen, Imogen Stubbs & More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the opening of the UK premiere of Buyer and Cellar, The Menier Chocolate Factory announces the cast for the first London revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy thriller Communicating Doors. (more...)

Lucie Jones, Georgina Hagen to Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Next MonthLucie Jones, Georgina Hagen to Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Garry Lake and Jon Smith are delighted to announce that LIKE ME will be showcased at Waterloo East Theatre on Saturday 11th April at 2pm (£5 in advance from Box Office). This new musical comedy will star X-Factor Finalist and West End actress LUCIE JONES and TV and West End actress GEORGINA HAGEN. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Tackles Diva Impressions Once Agin with Bruno Mars' 'Grenade'!STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Tackles Diva Impressions Once Agin with Bruno Mars' 'Grenade'!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

Worldwide YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, who is currently starring off-Broadway in Application Pending, just released a new video, full of some of her finest diva impressions. Below, watch as she performs a different, dramatic arrangement of the Bruno Mars song, 'Grenade,' in her solo show 'Party Of One.' (more...)

Fra Fee & Laura Tebbutt to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre BelfastFra Fee & Laura Tebbutt to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre Belfast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Fra Fee and Laura Tebbutt are set to star in Jason Robert Brown's award-winning 'The Last Five Years' at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 24th June - 4th July 2015 in what has been one of their dream roles since the pair met at the Royal Academy of Music back in 2009. (more...)

Casting Agency Duncan Stewart and Company to Become Stewart/WhitleyCasting Agency Duncan Stewart and Company to Become Stewart/Whitley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Today, legit casting directors Duncan Stewart, C.S.A. and Benton Whitley, C.S.A. have announced the formation of Stewart/Whitley, a new casting firm borne out of the former auspices of Duncan Stewart and Company. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson in THE COLOR PURPLE; Set to Open at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!Cynthia Erivo Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson in THE COLOR PURPLE; Set to Open at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Producers Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa just announced that CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of THE COLOR PURPLE, will make her Broadway debut this fall when she reprises her acclaimed performance as Celie in John Doyle's critically heralded production. THE COLOR PURPLE will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 3. (more...)

Keen Company to Welcome Andrew Lippa, Christina DeCicco, Adam Kantor & Christiane Noll for Benefit ConcertKeen Company to Welcome Andrew Lippa, Christina DeCicco, Adam Kantor & Christiane Noll for Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present a one night only concert to benefit the company: Tony Award and Grammy Award-nominated composer and lyricist ANDREW LIPPA will be joined by Christina DeCicco (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Evita), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Rent, Avenue Q), and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde) and in a unique one night only concert, We're Keen on Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory to Stage Revival of Alan Ayckbourn's COMMUNICATING DOORSMenier Chocolate Factory to Stage Revival of Alan Ayckbourn's COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

With the UK premiere of Buyer and Cellar about to open, The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the first London revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy thriller Communicating Doors. The production, directed by Lindsay Posner, opens on 13 May, with previews from 7 May, and runs until 27 June. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Will Bring Solo Show, LOST IN THE STARS, to Chicago!Annaleigh Ashford Will Bring Solo Show, LOST IN THE STARS, to Chicago!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2015

Broadway In Chicago will soon welcome Tony Award® nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Chicago production of WICKED, You Can't Take It With You and Masters of Sex) as she makes her solo Chicago premiere with an evening of song, story and sequin in her critically-acclaimed, Lost in the Stars, for one-night only on Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). (more...)

Michael Urie Will Take BUYER & CELLAR to London's Menier Chocolate FactoryMichael Urie Will Take BUYER & CELLAR to London's Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory will present the UK premiere of Jonathan Tolins' critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy Buyer & Cellar which opens March, 19, 2015, with previews beginning March, 12, 2015, at the Menier Chocolate Factory (53 Southwark Street, London). Buyer & Cellar will play a strictly limited engagement through May, 2, 2015. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to the St. James Theatre, July 22Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to the St. James Theatre, July 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance Off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for 3 weeks only, directed by Adam Lenson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young in West End's JERRY'S GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young in West End's JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Featuring songs from classic musicals including Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry's Girls brings together an all-female cast to celebrate Jerry's special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the great American musical, honouring the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

James Freedman Bringing MAN OF STEAL to Menier Chocolate FactoryJames Freedman Bringing MAN OF STEAL to Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Persuader, showman, thief... James Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect and one member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible... (more...)

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