Michael Harris News

Birmingham Hippodrome Hits New Admissions High with 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to announce a record-breaking year which saw paid admissions increase to over 625,000 tickets in the 2013/14 financial year. For some time the city's Hurst Street theatre, an independent registered charity, has been regarded as the most popular single auditorium in the country averaging over half a million visits annually. But this year's extraordinary increase, representing 85% of capacity, has been driven by a unique season of blockbuster productions includingPhantom of the Opera, The Lion King, War Horse and the best Pantomime for a decade. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Joins Cast Of THE BODYGUARD From June!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

On 2 June this year, Alexandra Burke will join the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard, to play the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Burke will play opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel's bodyguard, Frank Farmer. (more...)

Alexandra Burke to Take Over for Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD, June 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Following the recent confirmation that Beverley Knight will be leading MEMPHIS in the West End, the star has set her departure date from THE BODYGUARD for May 31. Now, The Daily Mail reports that The X Factor's 2008 champion Alexandra Burke will take her place at the Adelphi Theatre, beginning June 2. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Curtain Call Productions Presents Tony-Award Winning Musical ASSASSINS! by Sondheim, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Curtain Call Productions is blurring the lines between comedy and tragedy in its poignant and darkly comedy Assassins at their new home in Flagler Place in Historic Downtown Stuart. Assassins, a tony-award winning musical that explores the personalities and the motives behind some of America's most infamous characters, will be Curtain Call's biggest undertaking of the season with an ensemble cast of 16. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Up for BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at Olivier Awards 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Bodyguard has been announced as one of the 16 West End productions eligible to receive the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at this year's Olivier Awards 2014 ceremony on 13 April. The Audience Award is the only Olivier Award decided entirely by members of the public. Voting, which is now open, is at www.olivierawards.com/vote On 4 March four shortlisted productions will be announced. The winning show will then be announced, along with the rest of the winners, on the night of the ceremony at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

Britain's Biggest Pantomine Ends Acclaimed Run at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Britain's biggest pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome, will complete its six and a half week runthis Sunday (2 Feb) having entertained over 115,000 theatregoers. And that figure makes it the best-selling Panto at the city's leading venue for over a decade. (more...)

Curtain Call Productions Presents Tony-Award Winning Musical ASSASSINS! by Sondheim, 2/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Curtain Call Productions is blurring the lines between comedy and tragedy in its poignant and darkly comedy Assassins at their new home in Flagler Place in Historic Downtown Stuart. Assassins, a tony-award winning musical that explores the personalities and the motives behind some of America's most infamous characters, will be Curtain Call's biggest undertaking of the season with an ensemble cast of 16. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome to Present Relaxed Performance of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 30 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

This year Birmingham Hippodrome will present for the very first time a specially adapted and relaxed performance of Britain's biggest pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Thursday 30 January at 1pm. (more...)

BlueCat Appoints Andrew Wertkin as CTO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ BlueCat, the leading provider of intelligent IP Address Management (IPAM), has appointed Andrew Wertkin as the company's new Chief Technology Officer. Co-founder and former CTO, Richard Hyatt, will assume the role of Chief Scientist. (more...)

Curve Announces THE SOUND OF MUSIC Plus Launches UK Tour Of BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Next Christmas, Leicester will be alive with The Sound of Music as Curve will be producing a brand new version of the heart-warming, award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical; and the UK tour of Barnum launches there in the summer. (more...)

Crash of Rhinos Now in Residency at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Crash of Rhinos, an endangered little theater company, has become the new theater company in residence at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, following on the heels of such previous resident companies as Rorschach Theater and Charter Theater. As the resident theater, Crash will produce a slate of new play readings, short films and one new production in 2014 - many of which will provide behind-the-scenes educational opportunities for the students enrolled in the Conservatory's accredited acting program. (more...)

John Partridge and More Set for Birmingham Hippodrome's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Now thru Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Birmingham Hippodrome and Qdos Entertainment today announced a star-studded cast for the UK's biggest pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opening today 19 December 2013 and running until Sunday 2 February 2014. (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in THE BODYGUARD Through May 31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Beverley Knight told the Daily Mail she has extended her run in the West End production of THE BODYGUARD through May 31, 2014. The musical is booking through August 2014. (more...)

Tastemakers & Pioneers to Welcome Michael Harrison Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Faith & Culture at Annunciation Church will present Tastemakers & Pioneers featuring Composer/Pianist Michael Harrison on Everything in Good Measure: Ancient Greek Principles of Tuning and Their Relevance to Music. Featuring a screening of 'Just Ancient Loops' - a collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison and cellist Maya Beiser on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7pm. (more...)

BlueCat Invests in the Nordic Region to Enable More Enterprises to Manage Rapid Growth of Networks and Devices
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ With the growing recognition that the best-connected business wins, BlueCat expands its operations in the Nordics, appointing Patrick Johansson as Sales Director to help bring intelligent IP Address Management (IPAM) to the region. Patrick will lead the new office located in Stockholm. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Extends Books to August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Starring Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock's hit West End production of The Bodyguard announces the release of over 300,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to30 August 2014. (more...)

Barrymore Scherer to Talk Verdi's Music for 'Faith & Culture' Series, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church presents 'Faith & Culture,' a ministry to inaugurate its first major programming endeavor this fall: a music-based lecture series titled Tastemakers & Pioneers curated by Marina Harrison. Next up is Wall Street Journal critic and pianist Barrymore Scherer speaking on Strength in Numbers: Tracing Verdi's Musical Development Through His Ensembles on Friday, November 15th at 7. (more...)

Brian Conley Set to Lead UK Tour of BARNUM; Launches in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

According to The Stage, Cameron Mackintosh has teamed up with producer Michael Harrison to tour the musical Barnum around the UK, launching in 2014. Barnum was originally written by Mark Bramble, book, and Michael Stewart, lyrics, with the music composed by By Coleman. The tour production is considered a 'revised version' which was produced at the Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's THE BODYGUARD Celebrates First Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Last night, 6 November 2013, the hit West End musical The Bodyguard celebrated its first Birthday at the Adelphi Theatre. Check out the photos below! (more...)

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