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STAGE TUBE: Phantoms x3! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Previews at Golden Mask in Moscow
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2014

A special performance of Phantom of the Opera took place at the 20th Golden Mask Awards ceremony in Moscow. The performance featured three Christine Daaes Anna O'Byrne (London), Lauri Brons (Hamburg) & Tamara Kotova (Moscow) and three Phantoms John Owen Jones (London), David Arnsperger (Hamburg), Dmitry Ermak (Moscow). (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album) Showcases Exciting New Orchestrations
by David Clarke - Mar 19, 2014

In anticipation of LES MISERABLES coming back home to Broadway, I've been listening to LES MISERABLES LIVE! DREAM THE DREAM (The 2010 Cast Album). The beautiful, exciting, and comprehensive recording was captured at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2009. For those curious about what they can expect from the new Broadway production, this recording serves as the perfect introduction to Chris Jahnke's new orchestrations. (more...)

LOVE ON 42ND STREET, Featuring Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, & More, to be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

A new album of original music featuring some of the biggest names of Broadway and London's West End has been released today to raise money for BBC Children in Need. (more...)

Nadim Naaman to Perform Live At The Pheasantry, March 30
by Robert Gould - Mar 13, 2014

Following a sell-out launch gig for his debut album 'We All Want The Same' at the Union Theatre in September last year, West End star Nadim Naaman will perform a live concert at The Pheasantry on Sunday March 30. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Ramin Karimloo and More Featured on LOVE ON 42ND STREET Album; Out March 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

A new album of original music featuring some of the biggest names of Broadway and London's West End will be released on March 17 to raise money for BBC Children in Need. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
by Robert Gould - Feb 23, 2014

Robert Gould reports on the 2014 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year competition. (more...)

Samantha Barks Records Song for BBC CHILDREN IN NEED Charity Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Les Miserables star, Samantha Barks has recorded a new song called 'You Fixed My Broken Wings' in aid of BBC Children In Need. The song has been written by composers Daniel and Laura Curtis and will be released Worldwide on the 17th March as part of an album of their work titled 'Love on 42nd Street. All profits made from the album will be going directly to the charity. (more...)

ELAINE PAIGE to Host New Sky Arts TV Series; Musical Theater Stars to Guest
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Actress Elaine Paige, who appeared most recently on the New York stage in the 2011 Broadway revival of 'Follies,' will host and executive produce a new six-part series exclusively on the UK's Sky Arts beginning May 2014. (more...)

2013 Year In Review: Carrie Dunn's Best And Worst Of Theatre
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 09, 2013

The UK editor-in-chief reflects on the ups and downs of West End theatre in 2013. So, another busy year in the West End - and a busy year for BWW:UK. I've been the editor-in-chief of BWW:UK for nearly five years now, working closely with our US newdesk (and dealing with that inconvenient time difference), and overseeing our ever-expanding reviewing squad (as well as our London writers, we also have a team at the Edinburgh Festival every year, and regional reviewers in cities around the UK including Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Straight from the West End, Earl Carpenter talks LES MISERABLES in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 26, 2013

The Canadian production of Les Miserables begins previews at the end of the week, boasting an incredibly talented cast from across the country, and a 'borrowed' West End star in the role of Javert. Earl Carpenter hails from the U.K., where he has been wowing musical theatre audiences for over fifteen years. He speaks with BWW about coming to perform in Toronto, the 'new' version of Les Miserables, and working with former West End colleague Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

BWW Interview: Straight from the West End, Earl Carpenter Talks LES MISERABLES in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 24, 2013

The Canadian production of Les Miserables begins previews at the end of the week, boasting an incredibly talented cast from across the country, and a 'borrowed' West End star in the role of Javert. Earl Carpenter hails from the U.K., where he has been wowing musical theatre audiences for over fifteen years. He speaks with BWW about coming to perform in Toronto, the 'new' version of Les Miserables, and working with former West End colleague Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Why Am I Falling' for #YourVoice Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2013

In the video below, stage vet Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies) talks about the #YourVoice Competition to support BBC Children in Need and records the song 'Why Am I Falling'. Click to watch! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Why Am I Falling' for #YourVoice Competition
by Stage Tube - Sep 06, 2013

In the video below, stage vet Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies) talks about the #YourVoice Competition to support BBC Children in Need and records the song 'Why Am I Falling'. Click to watch! (more...)

John Owen-Jones, Ian Stroughair & More Set for Sixth Annual Singers Soiree's Charity Concert, 12 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

The sixth Singers Soiree charity concert has announced its transfer from Battersea Barge to the St Giles-in-the-Fields church, just off of Tottenham Court Road on 6 September. Not only does this new venue offer a much more central location but it also boats a seating capacity of more than 10 times the previous venue (moving from 70 to 700 seats). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Scott Alan and Co in Concert at the Indigo O2 in London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

Scott Alan played a packed venue at Indigo O2 in London on Sunday 4th August. The event produced by Amzi Entertainment presents 'The Songs of Scott Alan'. Check out the performance photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Scott Alan and Company in Rehearsal at the O2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

On August 4th, acclaimed composer and lyricist Scott Alan wil return for his biggest concert yet at the IndigO2 Theatre Arena at the O2. The 7pm concert, produced by Amzi Entertainment, will feature a 15 piece orchestra and feature song selections from Alan's four albums, 'Dreaming Wide Awake,' 'Keys,' 'What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up,' and 'LIVE.' The concert will have a very special finale. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Alan and the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

PHANTOM Vs. LES MISERABLES Charity Soccer Match Set For 8/11
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2013

Members from the current West End casts of long-running hits THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and LES MISERABLES will convene to join former footballers and some A-list stars at Hayes Lane in Bromley for a special charity soccer game to benefit the Great Ormond Street Hospital. (more...)

Interview: Scott Alan and Nathan Amzi Preview THE SONGS OF SCOTT ALAN
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 31, 2013

The cast list for Amzi Entertainment presents 'The Songs of Scott Alan' is presently: Willemijn Verkaik, Richard Fleeshman, Ricardo Afonso, John Owen-Jones, Shoshana Bean, Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bailey, Scott Garnham, Greg Oliver, Nathan James, Anton Zetterholm, Riccardo Greco, Siobhan Dillon, Ashleigh Gray, Julie Atherton, Jodie Jacobs, Katie Paine, Annalene Beechey, Chloe Hart, Sophie Thierens and contest winners Nathan Lodge and Holly-Anne Hull. (more...)

LES MIS V PHANTOM: Build-Up To The Match
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

The Les Miserables company have been asked by the lovely people at BWW:UK to blog about the forthcoming charity football match between Les Miserables and The Phantom Of The Opera. As the organiser of the event, I have decided to go first, so here goes… (more...)

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