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Photo Flash: New Production Shots from GREAT BRITAIN, Starring Lucy Punch and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the National Theatre's sold out run, Great Britain has started performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Lucy Punch leads the cast as Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Great Britain, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Press night is on 26 September, and the production is strictly booking to 10 January 2015. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Todd 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...)

Tickets to Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Tickets for the Broadway production of The Audience starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will go on sale to the public beginning Friday September 12 at 12:01 AM at www.telecharge.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Punch and the Cast of GREAT BRITAIN - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Check out an (updated) first look below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Live Filming Set For Blu-ray Release, 11/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 08, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is set to be released on Blu-ray following the upcoming live worldwide presentation of the final performances in movie theaters at the end of this month. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 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...)

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for Almeida Theatre's KING CHARLES III Transfer, with Tim Pigott-Smith & Oliver Chris
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The complete cast of the Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III began rehearsals today for the play's West End transfer. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the world premiere of Mike Bartlett's hit new play enjoyed a sell-out run at the Almeida earlier this year and received outstanding critical acclaim. King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. (more...)

Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Official: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Gavi Singh Chera to Make Professional Debut in National Theatre's BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS, 10 November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Gavi Singh Chera, a member of the National Youth Theatre's Playing Up course in 2014, will make his professional stage debut at the National Theatre in David Hare's new play Behind the Beautiful Forevers, alongside Meera Syal and Stephanie Street, directed by Rufus Norris. (more...)

Review Roundup: Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Review Roundups - Jul 29, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE just opened at the Young Vic and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. (more...)

Liam 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...)

The Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Young Vic on Monday, July 28, with previews from tonight, July 23 and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

SKYLIGHT Recoups Investment With Five Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Currently breaking all Wyndham's Box Office records for the highest grossing show, Stephen Daldry's production of David Hare's Skylight has recouped within its fifth week since opening. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the West End's New 'Billy' - Ollie Jochim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2014

Today, 14 July 2014, 12-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. Scroll down for an interview with the new star! (more...)

Photo 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...)

SKYLIGHT Gets NT Live Performance, July 17!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On Thursday next week, 17 July 2014 at 7pm, there will be an NT Live performance of Stephen Daldry's critically acclaimed production of Skylight. Starring Bill Nighy as Tom Sergeant, Carey Mulligan as Kyra Hollis and Matthew Beard as Edward Sergeant, David Hare's Olivier award-winning play runs at the Wyndham's Theatre until 23 August 2014 in a strictly limited season. (more...)

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