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by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome three actors to principal roles beginning Monday, June 13. (more...)

Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens at New London Theatre in OctoberSCHOOL OF ROCK Opens at New London Theatre in October
by Marianka Swain - May 20, 2016

The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL will begin previews at the New London Theatre on October 24, with opening night on November 14. It's initially booking until February 12, 2017, and public booking opens on May 25. (more...)

Ready to Jam Across the Pond, Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sets London Dates!Ready to Jam Across the Pond, Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sets London Dates!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

SCHOOL OF ROCK is officially headed to London this autumn! (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This JuneFollow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth invites you to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Performance Hall for the brand-new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing June 7-12. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Eyeing Autumn Bow at New London Theatre; Still Hunting for LeadAndrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Eyeing Autumn Bow at New London Theatre; Still Hunting for Lead
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The Daily Mail reports that the West End production of School of Rock - The Musical, previously announced for a May 2017 bow at the New London Theatre, might be bringing the Gods of Rock to London sooner. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Will Welcome a New Thenardier to Broadway TomorrowLES MISERABLES Will Welcome a New Thenardier to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

David Rossmer will assume the role of Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical Les Miserables tomorrow, Friday, May 13 at the Imperial Theatre, it was announced today. (more...)

Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Fort Worth Return on Sale 5/6Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Fort Worth Return on Sale 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 6, for the premiere Fort Worth engagement at Bass Performance Hall, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Ticket prices start at $44. (more...)

The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

BWW Interview: LES MISERABLES' Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge Reveal Why Their Show Tugs at Your HeartstringsBWW Interview: LES MISERABLES' Paul Wilkins, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge Reveal Why Their Show Tugs at Your Heartstrings
by Adam Jay - Apr 24, 2016

The first-ever international tour of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) must close this Sunday, May 1, after three extensions. With nearly sold out tickets day in and day out, this production can easily be one of the most successful productions staged at the relatively brand new theatre The Theatre at Solaire. (more...)

Meet LES MISERABLES International Tour's Little People!Meet LES MISERABLES International Tour's Little People!
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 9, 2016

While watching a revival production of Lionel Bart's 'Oliver!' in London, LES MISERABLES Co-creator Alain Boublil saw the similarities between literature's favorite little street urchins Oliver Twist, from Charles Dicken's novel of the same name, and Gavroche, from Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES, which sparked the idea to cowrite the novel-to-stage adaptation of the latter with Claude-Michel Schonberg more than 30 years ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and More at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Flash: Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and More at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Glenn Close (Norma Desmond),Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) were joined by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and Dan Black on stage following the opening night performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (4 April 2016).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glenn Close, Michael Xavier and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD in LondonPhoto Flash: First Look at Glenn Close, Michael Xavier and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD in London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Just in! Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard with Anna Woodside as Hedda Hopper, Emily Bull as Hedy Lamarr, Julian Forsyth as Cecil B DeMille, Mark Goldthorp as Sheldrake, Fenton Gray as Manfred, Haydn Oakley as Artie Green and James Patersonas Jonesy. Further company members include Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan and Stuart Winter.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cameron Mackintosh Announces Final Extension of LES MISERABLES in ManilaVIDEO: Cameron Mackintosh Announces Final Extension of LES MISERABLES in Manila
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The reimagined production of LES MISERABLES in Manila, which serves as the first leg of the well-loved musical's 2016 Asian/International Tour, must close on Sunday, May 1, at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resorts and Casino. To purchase tickets (P1,750-P7,000), visit TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Bid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDSBid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS
by Michael Dale - Mar 28, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers a chance to sit in the orchestra pit for a performance and them conduct the majestic exit music. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Good Friday with Glenn CloseTake Five! Spend Your Good Friday with Glenn Close
by Marianka Swain - Mar 25, 2016

The great Glenn Close reprises the iconic role of Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD in a semi-staged English National Opera production at London Coliseum from next week. Lonny Price directs the strictly limited run of 43 performances, which begins on April 1 and closes May 7. The cast also includes Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Fred Johanson, Anna Woodside, Emily Bull, Julian Forsyth, Mark Goldthorp, Fenton Gray, Haydn Oakley and James Paterson. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway CompanyTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince.   The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome two new principal actors beginning Monday, April 4. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Celebrates Second Anniversary on Broadway TomorrowLES MISERABLES Celebrates Second Anniversary on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will celebrate its Second Anniversary Wednesday, March 23 at the Imperial Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES, which will end its acclaimed run September 4, is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America.  (more...)

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