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Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Cats will be making its return to Broadway this summer. But is the feline fantasy also heading to the big screen? (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Soars Into The HippodromeBWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Soars Into The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Feb 1, 2016

The tech and scale of this North American touring production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are, in a word, magnificent. It is a spectacle of spectacles, and set designer Paul Brown deserves his own ovation. The sound, brilliantly executed by the Hippodrome techs and cleverly imagined by designer Mick Potter, creates an immersive environment which gives the unseen title character location and substance. (more...)

MISS SAIGON to Hold Open Auditions in Manila for Upcoming ProductionsMISS SAIGON to Hold Open Auditions in Manila for Upcoming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

According to Philippine news organization Inquirerer.net, Cameron Mackintosh and company will soon be returning to Manila in search of future cast members for upcoming global productions of MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Reach 28 Years Tomorrow, Launches Daily Digital LotteryTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Reach 28 Years Tomorrow, Launches Daily Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, reaches another unprecedented milestone when it celebrates its Twenty-Eighth Anniversary tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Demeter Hits the Town in Celebration of CATS' Broadway ReturnPhoto Flash: Demeter Hits the Town in Celebration of CATS' Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

As previously reported, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have confirmed that CATS, one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Preview performances will begin July 14, with an official opening set for August 2, 2016. In celebration of the big news, Demeter took the streets of NYC to celebrate the musical's big Broadway return - check out shots below!  (more...)

Official: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARDOfficial: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company.  (more...)

Breaking News: CATS to Return to Broadway This Summer; Andy Blankenbuehler Joins TeamBreaking News: CATS to Return to Broadway This Summer; Andy Blankenbuehler Joins Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Now and Forever, indeed! Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced this morning that CATS, one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Preview performances will begin July 14, with an official opening set for August 2, 2016. (more...)

Chris Mann and Katie Travis to Lead PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Times-Union Center Next MonthChris Mann and Katie Travis to Lead PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Times-Union Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere Jacksonville engagement at the Times-Union Center.  (more...)

LES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian TourLES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 10, 2016

There has been an increased interest for tickets to behemoth, long-running musical LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) since its major producer Cameron Mackintosh and Philippine partner Concertus Manila announced last September that the acclaimed Australian touring production of the the revamped 25th anniversary production of LES MIS, which must close this Sunday, January 17, at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane will transfer to The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila starting Friday, March 11. Due to the high demand for tickets, which can be purchased at TicketWorld.com.ph, Mr. Mackintosh and Concertus Manila have released a new set of tickets that will extend performances in Manila until Sunday, April 17, thus far. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Coming to Andrew Jackson HallTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Coming to Andrew Jackson Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA premieres at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall March 9-20, 2016. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52 people, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Orpheum Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Orpheum Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

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Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ in Canada on Sale MondayTickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ in Canada on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Calgary premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ will go on sale Monday, December 14 at 10am. Tickets are available at 1-855-985-5000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. Groups of 10 or more can call 1-800-889-8457. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from February 16 - 21. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chris Mann Talks PHANTOM on Tour in TorontoSTAGE TUBE: Chris Mann Talks PHANTOM on Tour in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Dec 9, 2015

Chris Mann, who plays the title character in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour sat down with BroadwayWorld Toronto to talk about this new production. Click below to check out the full video! Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA began performances December 8th and plays through January 23rd, 2016 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52,making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.   (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Announces 2016 London Premiere; U.S. Tour to Kick Off Fall 2017SCHOOL OF ROCK Announces 2016 London Premiere; U.S. Tour to Kick Off Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber announced this morning that SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL, which opened triumphantly last night at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, will have its London premiere in the fall of 2016 at the famed London Palladium (more...)

Breaking News: SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Make West End Debut in 2016; US Tour Set for 2017!Breaking News: SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Make West End Debut in 2016; US Tour Set for 2017!
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 7, 2015

Today, 7 December 2015, Andrew Lloyd Webber announces that following its triumphant Broadway opening last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, the West End production of School of Rock - The Musical will open at the London Palladium in Autumn 2016. Dates for the West End run will be confirmed in the New Year with details of when the production will go on sale. (more...)

BWW Review: Wonderful Reimagined WIZARD OF OZ at State TheatreBWW Review: Wonderful Reimagined WIZARD OF OZ at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Dec 4, 2015

Little did Frank Baum realize in 1900 when he wrote the book, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, that he was creating a cottage industry. 'Chachkas' such as snow globes, stuffed Toto dogs and figurines of the characters dot many a household. Clothing, including red crystal shoes, checkered gingham 'Dorothy' dresses and Halloween costumes galore, relate aspects of the tale. (more...)

Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Cameron Mackintosh's current Broadway revival of  Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will end its acclaimed run on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Imperial Theater (239 West 45th Street).  The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America and stars Alfie Boe, the acclaimed star of the London 25th Anniversary Concert, as Jean Valjean through February 28.  John Owen-Jones, who is currently starring as The Phantom in Mackintosh's London production of The Phantom of the Opera, and has played Valjean both on Broadway (in 2007) and in London, will succeed Boe in the role beginning March 1 for the duration of the show's Broadway run.  This new production of the musical will have given 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years.  In total, since the 1987 opening of the original production, LES MISERABLESwill have played 8,202 performances on Broadway.  (more...)

New MISS SAIGON National Tour Plans Dallas EngagementNew MISS SAIGON National Tour Plans Dallas Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh announced on November 19 that his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON - a smash hit in London since its premiere there in May, 2014 - will open on Broadway in the spring of 2017 at a Shubert theater to be announced.  The Broadway return of MISS SAIGON will feature its acclaimed London stars, Filipino-born and L.A. resident Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and 19 year-old North Carolina native Eva Noblezada as Kim, who was discovered by the MISS SAIGON casting team at the National High School Musical Awards two years ago in New York.   First performance and opening night dates will be announced at a later date. (more...)

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