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STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie AthertonSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie Atherton
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

Musical theatre favourite Julie Atherton has recorded an exclusive teaser video about this year's Onstage Acts summer course, and it features a very special cameo: from her cat, Missfit. Catch the teaser video below! (more...)

TIPPING THE VELVET, CINDERELLA and More Set for the Lyric Hammersmith from Sept 2015TIPPING THE VELVET, CINDERELLA and More Set for the Lyric Hammersmith from Sept 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces its programme from September 2015. Laura Wade and Lyndsey Turner reunite after the success of Posh, to bring a new adaptation of Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet to the Lyric's main stage in September. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This FallNational Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

National Theatre Live has announced an international broadcast of George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash 'The Beaux' Stratagem,' directed by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman), to cinemas internationally on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. This week, NT Live will broadcast Tom Stoppard's new play 'The Hard Problem,' directed by Nicholas Hytner, on Thursday, April 16. Also, it has been announced that the Donmar Warehouse's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus,' starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role and directed by Josie Rourke, will have an encore screening internationally on Thursday, November 12. (more...)

Pippa Bennett-Warner and Samuel Barnett to Lead THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM at the NationalPippa Bennett-Warner and Samuel Barnett to Lead THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM at the National
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The National Theatre will present THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM in its Olivier Theatre, beginning May 19, 2015. Pippa Bennett-Warner will star as 'Dorinda' opposite Samuel Barnett as 'Mr Aimwell'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna HayesBWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes
by Billie Roe - Mar 12, 2015

When Cole Porter wrote, 'Anything Goes,' he could have easily been referring to New York cabaret circa the 2000-sies. One of the joys of attending and reviewing cabaret shows in the Big Apple these days is that every performing style, show theme, cultural perspective, political point of view, race, gender, and sexual preference is represented on a stage. Some cabaret purists may not agree, but the genre seems to have no boundaries in terms of what is acceptable and what is not. And as long as a show is entertaining, who cares about boundaries and strict definitions of what works in the art form? Here are reviews of three recent shows from Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes that reflect the delicious diversity that is cabaret. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Atherton, Jack Shalloo and Jess Robinson At THE FOLLOW SPOTPhoto Coverage: Julie Atherton, Jack Shalloo and Jess Robinson At THE FOLLOW SPOT
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Mar 7, 2015

Drawing chiefly from the musical theatre world, The Follow Spot also includes a healthy dose of comedic entertainment - there's a regular support slot for a comic and the night is held together brilliantly by 'compere extraordinaire' Jess Robinson (more...)

Four Seasons, ABBA Among 2015 Inductees into Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of FameFour Seasons, ABBA Among 2015 Inductees into Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. (more...)

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Set for Stage Acts Productions' ONSTAGE ACTS 2015, July 27-31Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Set for Stage Acts Productions' ONSTAGE ACTS 2015, July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Following the success of their inaugural year, Stage Acts Productions reprise Onstage Acts, a summer course in new and contemporary musical theatre in 2015 at the new student- friendly price of only £150. Taking place in London between 27th-31st July, the course will be curated by contemporary musical theatre favourites Julie Atherton & Paul Spicer, and will feature masterclasses from theatre professionals working across the length and breadth of the industry. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONABWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2014

THE RSC's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare's early exuberant romantic comedy about friendship and betrayal, was captured live Wednesday September 3, 2014 to be screened in US Cinemas September 20 - October 20, 2014. Directed by Simon Godwin, the production stars Mark Arends (Proteus); Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Outlaw); Martin Bassindale (Speed); Pearl Chanda (Julia); Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Thurio); Robert Gilbert (Outlaw); Jonny Glynn (The Duke of Milan); Molly Gromadzki (Host/Singer); Youssef Kerkour (Sir Eglamour); Sarah MacRae (Silvia); Michael Marcus (Valentine); Roger Morlidge (Launce); Keith Osborn (Antonio); Leigh Quinn (Lucetta) and Simon Yadoo (Panthino/Outlaw). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from Act IV, Scene II. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer have a long and varied history with new and contemporary musical theatre, both as individuals and as a pair. Together they co-founded Notes from New York, a concert series designed with the intention of introducing London to new musical theatre and making it cool, and celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's cult musical The Last 5 Years. They were also the original team behind Taking Notes, a summer course developed to share their skills with aspiring actors. This summer, they continue their mission to inspire a new generation of musical theatre performers with Onstage Acts, a week long enrichment programme in new and contemporary musical theatre featuring masterclasses with casting directors, agents, composers and directors, as well as performers currently working in the West End and beyond. Ahead of the course's launch on August 4th, Julie and Paul shared some of their favourite contemporary musical theatre moments from the careers which made them West End theatre's reigning experts on the subject. (more...)

BWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today in Kansas CityBWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jul 17, 2014

The KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City for eleven days beginning today, July 17 and running through July 27. The festival combines theater, fashion, visual arts, burlesque, dance, music, and film to give the artist an opportunity to produce their work regardless of content. The Fringe Festival utilizes numerous venues to bring the fresh original works to the Kansas City audience. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Stephen Sondheim Society, we will be paying tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius, with a collection of material which affectionately celebrates and reflects our love for the great man himself in a brand new show GOD, premiering at London Theatre Workshop for only 6 performances this July. (more...)

BWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas CityBWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jul 9, 2014

The Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City for eleven days beginning on July 17 and running through July 27. The festival combines theater, fashion, visual arts, burlesque, dance, music, and film to give the artist an opportunity to produce their work regardless of content. The Fringe Festival utilizes numerous venues to bring the fresh original works to the Kansas City audience. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Stephen Sondheim, GOD, TonightStephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Stephen Sondheim, GOD, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Stephen Sondheim Society, we will be paying tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius, with a collection of material which affectionately celebrates and reflects our love for the great man himself in a brand new show GOD, premiering at London Theatre Workshop for only 6 performances this July. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Stephen Sondheim Society, we will be paying tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius, with a collection of material which affectionately celebrates and reflects our love for the great man himself in a brand new show GOD, premiering at London Theatre Workshop for only 6 performances this July. (more...)

Fraser and Craig Confirmed For CITY OF ANGELS As Donmar Announces New SeasonFraser and Craig Confirmed For CITY OF ANGELS As Donmar Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced three new productions: My Night With Reg; an all-female Henry IV and City of Angels, starring Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig (more...)

BWW Reviews: GIGGIN4GOOD - WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, St Paul's Church Covent Garden, May 18 2014BWW Reviews: GIGGIN4GOOD - WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, St Paul's Church Covent Garden, May 18 2014
by Robert Gould - May 21, 2014

When the orchestra began to play the opening number - Leigh Harline and Ned Washington's Disney signature song, 'When You Wish Upon A Star' - the music began to swell and swirl around the space of the Actors' Church in a way that clearly promised that this was going to be an evening of musical magic. And the entire concert that followed never failed to live up to that promise. (more...)

Stage Acts Productions to Launch ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer, Aug 4-8Stage Acts Productions to Launch ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer, Aug 4-8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Stage Acts Productions, the team behind You'll Never Walk Alone, the recent West End gala concert in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, launch Onstage Acts, a summer course exploring new and contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards NominationsPhoto Coverage: Inside the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Nominations
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 6, 2014

The nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which will be held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are available to the public priced at $425, $200 & $75; tickets can currently be purchased online at www.TheAstaireAwards.org. Broadway World brings you photos from inside the announcement event below! (more...)

RSC to Release Music and Speeches from Gregory Doran's HENRY IV Parts I & II on CD, iTunes, April 17RSC to Release Music and Speeches from Gregory Doran's HENRY IV Parts I & II on CD, iTunes, April 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The RSC is releasing a selection of music and speeches from Gregory Doran's productions of Henry IV parts I and II on a new CD and for download from iTunes. The recording is the second in the ongoing series which continues the ambition to capture the specially commissioned music composed for RSC productions of all Shakespeare's plays, as the Company works its way through the canon over the next six years. (more...)

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