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Full Cast Released for UK's WHITE CHRISTMASFull Cast Released for UK's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Rehearsals for the West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical WHITE CHRISTMAS begin today, Monday 13 October. The company is led by Aled Jones as Bob Wallace, Tom Chambers as Phil Davis, Wendi Peters as Martha, Graham Cole as General Waverley, Rachel Stanley as Betty Haynes and Louise Bowden as Judy Haynes, with Lori Haley Fox, Michelle Bishop, Phil Cole, Brendan Cull and Jonathan Halliwell. Also in the cast are Vikki-Marie Ryan, Lucinda Lawrence, Karen Aspinall, Emma Caffrey, Hayley Reed, Helen Patching, Vicki Davids, Jennifer Davison, Grace Holdstock, Ross McLaren, Joshua Lay, Matt Cheney, Jonny Labey, Anthony Whiteman, Eddie Myles, Stuart Winter, Matt Clark and Gary Murphy. Amy Snudden, Emily Robins, Sophia Pettet and Tatum Confrey will alternate the role of Susan. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Knit For Woolly Hat Day!CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Knit For Woolly Hat Day!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

A group of avid knitters formed of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cast members have been knitting hats to support St Mungo's Woolly Hat Day (Friday 31 January) when the charity asks people to put their hats on for homeless people. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins TonightCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, begins tonight, May 22, 2013. Opening night is set for June 25. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, has been postponed. The first two previews - scheduled for May 17 and 18, respectively - have been cancelled and performances will now begin May 22 instead of May 23. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Moves First Preview to May 17CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Moves First Preview to May 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will begin previews on May 17 instead of May 18 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Opening night is still set for June 25. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing ProcessSTAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing Process
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2013

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Click below to watch the show's creative team talk about the writing process! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hannah Waddingham and Alex Bourne in KISS ME KATEPhoto Flash: Hannah Waddingham and Alex Bourne in KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

The dazzling, multi award-winning classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate comes to The Old Vic. This glittering new production, directed by Trevor Nunn, stars Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe and Hannah Waddingham. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Nigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYNigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced further casting for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)

Josh Young, Kerry Ellis, and More Set for ULTIMATE BROADWAY Concerts, 10/19-28Josh Young, Kerry Ellis, and More Set for ULTIMATE BROADWAY Concerts, 10/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

GWB Entertainment and Shanghai Culture Square Theatre are excited to announce a return season of Ultimate Broadway 2012. The concert series opened the Shanghai Culture Square Theatre last year and starred Eden Espinosa, Lea Salonga, Ria Jones, Kevin Kern and Brad Little. Due to the major success of the concerts, a return season is on sale for October 2012. The multi-million dollar venue has been developed as both a producing and receiving house specializing in Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Beautiful Women of a Tennessee Theater SummerPhoto Coverage: The Beautiful Women of a Tennessee Theater Summer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 18, 2012

Now, we're the last to try to stir up trouble or to further flame the fires of jealousy or envy, but we thought we'd share with you some photographs of some of those lovely ladies who could delight their audiences just by standing there-but whom inspire and encourage us all with their superb onstage talents. So, here's our recommendation, take a look at these photographs, then find out on which stages you can find these women this summer, then make a reservation and go to the theater… (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR West End Musical ClosesLEND ME A TENOR West End Musical Closes
by BWW - Aug 6, 2011

LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL, the new musical comedy by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll, based on Ken Ludwig's award-winning play, which opened at the Gielgud Theatre earlier this summer to some rave reviews, closes today. (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR West End Musical to Close Aug. 6LEND ME A TENOR West End Musical to Close Aug. 6
by BWW - Jul 25, 2011

LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL, the new musical comedy by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll, based on Ken Ludwig's award-winning play, which opened at the Gielgud Theatre earlier this summer to some rave reviews, is to close. The production's last performance will be Saturday 6 August. (more...)

Matthew Kelly Leads LEND ME A TENOR At Gielgud Theatre Matthew Kelly Leads LEND ME A TENOR At Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2011

The full cast has been announced for the West End production of LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL, the uproarious new musical comedy by Peter Sham (book and lyrics) and Brad Carroll (music), which opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 June, with previews from 2 June. (more...)

Matthew Kelly Leads LEND ME A TENOR At Gielgud Theatre Matthew Kelly Leads LEND ME A TENOR At Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

The full cast has been announced for the West End production of LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL, the uproarious new musical comedy by Peter Sham (book and lyrics) and Brad Carroll (music), which opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 June, with previews from 2 June. (more...)

Denise Welch To Voice 'The Whale' In Moby Dick April 27-May 28Denise Welch To Voice 'The Whale' In Moby Dick April 27-May 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Casting is now complete for the first major London production of cult musical MOBY DICK since Sir Cameron?Mackintosh's West?End premiere in 1991 - and includes "Dancing on Ice" contestant and "Loose Women" panelist Denise Welch as the first of five celebrities voicing the Whale. (more...)

Denise Welch To Voice 'The Whale' In Moby Dick April 27-May 28Denise Welch To Voice 'The Whale' In Moby Dick April 27-May 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Casting is now complete for the first major London production of cult musical MOBY DICK since Sir Cameron?Mackintosh's West?End premiere in 1991 - and includes "Dancing on Ice" contestant and "Loose Women" panelist Denise Welch as the first of five celebrities voicing the Whale. (more...)

Thomas Hopkins and Danielle Tarento Present Moby Dick At Landor TheaterThomas Hopkins and Danielle Tarento Present Moby Dick At Landor Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Cult musical Moby Dick is to get its first major London production since Sir Cameron?Mackintosh's West?End premiere in 1991, in a five-week season at the Landor?Theatre from Wednesday 27 April - Saturday 28 May. (more...)

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