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Photo Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Brodie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher and Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's dad, and becomes the thirty-ninth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-sixth boy to perform the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. Also joining the cast today will be 10 year old Connie Fisher from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who will play Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Debbie. In addition 19 girls from London and surrounding counties aged 9 - 14 join the cast as Ballet Girls. Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 19 December 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for BIRDSONG 2015 National TourSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for BIRDSONG 2015 National Tour
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2014

The 2015 national tour of Rachel Wagstaff's stage play BIRDSONG, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, will open on 4 February 2015 at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. The production will tour until June 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre to Open New Year with Two Works by James HoganJermyn Street Theatre to Open New Year with Two Works by James Hogan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Everyone is different, but every broken heart is the same. Ivy and Joan never meet. They do not know each other. They have nothing in common except a lifetime without love. (more...)

BIRDSONG National Tour to Launch in Croydon, 2/4/15BIRDSONG National Tour to Launch in Croydon, 2/4/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The 2015 national tour of Rachel Wagstaff's stage play BIRDSONG, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, will open on 4 February 2015 at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. The production will tour until June 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Billy's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This NovemberBilly's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Fathom Events brings top theater from London's iconic West End to the big screen with 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live' which will be screened in select U.S. cinemas for three showings only: November 12 at 7 p.m., November 15 at 12:55 p.m. and November 18 at 7 p.m., all local times. This unique performance was previously captured live when it was broadcast to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, hitting number one at the UK box office. It has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences across five continents, winning more than 80 theater awards globally including 10 Tony Awards®. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings SetBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. This unique performance was broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in a spectacular finale as the broadcast, the widest ever cinema release of a live event, hit number one at the UK box office. (more...)

Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. (more...)

Todd Bell Join Cast of West End's BILLY ELLIOTTodd Bell Join Cast of West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This week 11 year old Todd Bell from Whitehaven, Cumbria, joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy Elliot's best friend Michael, alternating the role with current Michaels Zach Atkinson (12 years old from Manchester) and Tomi Fry (11 years old from Swindon). Todd Bell will join the adult cast led by Ruthie Henshall (Mrs Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Chris Grahamson (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) alongside current Billy Elliots Elliott Hanna (11 years old from Liverpool), Ollie Jochim (12 years old from Chelmsford, Essex Bradley Perret (12 years old from Juan les Pins, France) and Matteo Zecca (12 years old from Buckinghamshire) who alternate the title role. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will unite on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale onSunday 28 September when Billy Elliot the Musical is broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - will take part in the spectacular finale. In addition, as previously announced, Liam Mower will play the role of Older Billy at this performance. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton RemembranceTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ollie Jochim as 'Billy' in West End's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Ollie Jochim as 'Billy' in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Today, 14 July 2014, twelve year old Ollie Jochim from Chelmsford, Essex gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Ollie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher, and becomes the thirty-eighth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-fifth boy to perform the role world-wide. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas Worldwide This SeptemberBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas Worldwide This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Responds to Mackintosh News; Plans to Play the Victoria Palace for at Least 2 More YearsBILLY ELLIOT Responds to Mackintosh News; Plans to Play the Victoria Palace for at Least 2 More Years
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Following the announcement that Cameron Mackintosh will be taking over the Victoria Palace Theatre this June and is planning improvements beginning in 2016, Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL, which currently runs at the theater, has released the following statement... (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's GOOD PEOPLEPhoto Flash: First Look at West End's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions present the critically acclaimed play Good People, which began a limited run of just ten weeks at the Noel Coward Theatre on 10th April, as previously announced. Look below to see images of this new production! (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

Stage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAMEStage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK commercial theatre producers and productions, today announces the latest recipient of its Start-Up Investment Fund. Stephen McGill has been awarded £50,000 by the charity to co-produce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game. He will co-produce alongside Joseph Smith, Old Vic Productions, John Brant and Gavin Kalin. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 May 2014 and stars Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier, Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton. (more...)

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