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Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on BroadwayPractice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOXBWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOX
by Chris Gibson - Dec 16, 2016

If you're looking for spectacular entertainment that fills you with wonder then look no further; FINDING NEVERLAND is the show for you. This would be a very good show based solely on the book (James Graham) and music (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy) that it features, but it goes far beyond that in conjuring up an absolutely remarkable theatrical experience. Based on THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, by Allan Knee, as well as the eponymous motion picture, this is a marvelously cast, tune-filled excursion into the imagination of J.M. Barrie. It's really a must-see show, so catch it while you can! (more...)

Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY  on Broadway; Cast Announced!Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Producers Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, and The Dodgers, with Michael Watt, are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's 2017 Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Goes on SaleThe Australian Ballet's 2017 Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Goes on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet's 2017 season of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked as the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand when they go on sale to the public on Thursday 8 December 2016. Telstra customers have pre-sale access to tickets from 10am today.  (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at CONNOR PALACEBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at CONNOR PALACE
by Roy Berko - Nov 3, 2016

Peter Pan has had quite a life. Since his conception by J. M. Barrie, the boy who refused to grow up has been associated with books, plays, films, costumes, art work, a television series, and music, as well as having his name given to a race horse, a food product, a bus line, an emergency health rescue service, a psychological syndrome, and a rock band. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces New CastMATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces New Cast
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Ahead of celebrations for its fifth birthday in the West End this autumn and Roald Dahl's centenary on 13 September, the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena will join Zaris-Angel Hator and Clara Read in the title role from 13 September 2016. Tickets for the new booking period, which includes performances at the Cambridge theatre between 30 May and 15 October 2017, will go on sale on the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, 13 September. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

Review Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in LondonReview Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Aug 16, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening today at the Old Vic and the critics are weighing in. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA TourBWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 20, 2016

The talented, hard-working children of MATILDA THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR spend much of their time on stage revolting against their horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Off-stage they should revolt against the horrible sound system that renders their lyrics indecipherable. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Pairs Cinematography, Live Performance And Magic To Bring The Paranormal Love Story Into The 21st CenturyBWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Pairs Cinematography, Live Performance And Magic To Bring The Paranormal Love Story Into The 21st Century
by Jade Kops - Mar 21, 2016

The 1990 movie of love beyond death is bought to the stage with GHOST THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Astonishing PIPPIN at PPAC is a Spectacular Must-SeeAstonishing PIPPIN at PPAC is a Spectacular Must-See
by Robert Barossi - Feb 17, 2016

There are some shows that tempt a reviewer to write a lengthy essay going into great detail about the many reasons why the show succeeds or fails. Other shows make a reviewer simply want to say, 'Just go see this show,' and nothing more. While there is, of course, much to say about the touring production of the Broadway musical Pippin, now at Providence Performing Arts Center, the production's merits can absolutely be summed up briefly: See. This. Show. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: PIPPIN Brings Its Magic Back to BostonBWW REVIEW: PIPPIN Brings Its Magic Back to Boston
by Jan Nargi - Feb 10, 2016

The extraordinary journey of the Broadway revival of PIPPIN began at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge a few years back, and now that triumphant Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Diane Paulus, is back in Boston via the national tour. While some tweaks have since been made to the production that had its Broadway tryout at the A.R.T., the show's exuberant joie de vivre and circus-inspired excitement are still intact. If anything, the show's politics and humor have been heightened in this iteration, thanks largely to its sensational cast. (more...)

West End's MATILDA to Offer Third Relaxed Performance in JuneWest End's MATILDA to Offer Third Relaxed Performance in June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Following the sold-out success of the first two relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical in 2014 and 2015, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a third relaxed performance at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 12th June at 3pm. This will be the seventh performance that the Royal Shakespeare Company has staged to date. The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC, offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities. (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Visual Effects Enhance a Well Written ShowBWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Visual Effects Enhance a Well Written Show
by Tim Carney - Feb 8, 2016

With some spectacular visual effects and thrilling performances, Ghost the musical opened at the Regent Theatre last night in front of an appreciative audience. From the outset Jon Driscoll's video projections set the scene for what is a particularly clever musical both optically and emotionally. While Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard's score isn't overtly memorable there are some stunning melodies that capture characters inner thoughts and feelings and move the action forward, staying faithful to the original film with Bruce Joel Rubin adapting his original screenplay for the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Dazzles in NashvilleBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Dazzles in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 28, 2016

Can there be a better way to capture Matilda's spirit so evocatively than in a sparkling new work for the musical theater? A musical journey through which we can chart her soulful, heartfelt ascent into a literary hierarchy in which readers can live vicariously? Matilda's forays into a fictional world of devil-may-care adventure, oftentimes aided by her gift for telekinesis or her penchant for clever tricks (like switching her father's hair oil with her mother's peroxide) - which is at once darker than other offerings of like ilk, yet somehow rather more confectionary than even the fluffiest of musical comedies - lend themselves exquisitely to Matilda the Musical, the critically lauded stage extravaganza that is somehow effervescently uplifting while remaining grounded. (more...)

West End's MATILDA Will Welcome New Children to CastWest End's MATILDA Will Welcome New Children to Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Now in its fifth year in London's West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson are to join Evie Hone in the title role from 15 March 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Thrilled The Opening Night Adelaide AudienceBWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL Thrilled The Opening Night Adelaide Audience
by Barry Lenny - Jan 10, 2016

Jemma Rix as Molly and Rob Mills as Sam are an ideal duo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsal with GHOST THE MUSICAL in AustraliaSTAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsal with GHOST THE MUSICAL in Australia
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2015

The supernatural power of love will take Australia by storm when the Broadway and West End hit GHOST THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, premieres in Australia in Adelaide on 8 January 2016 before touring nationally. Click below to go inside rehearsals with the Australian tour company! (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous and Magical MATILDA THE MUSICAL at The Fox TheatreBWW Review: Wondrous and Magical MATILDA THE MUSICAL at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Oct 26, 2015

I first became aware of author Roald Dahl from watching the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, although I didn't read the book it was based on, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, until later, finding it much darker in tone than the movie, but very entertaining nonetheless. After that exposure I remember watching the Tales of the Unexpected series on television, which was based on his short story collection of the same name. I never read Matilda, but I wish I had, and I think I'm going to in the near future, because we share something in common; the love of books of all kinds. MATILDA THE MUSICAL brings this tale to life in impressive fashion (book by Dennis Kelly, music & lyrics by Tim Minchin), with this story of a precocious little girl, whose parents don't understand her. It's a wondrous show, filled with memorable songs that snugly fit and advance the action, and an incredible cast that will have you rooting for them every step of the way. It's truly magical, and definitely a must-see, for families, and even those who don't have them. You have to see this glorious production that's currently playing at the Fox Theatre through November 1, 2015. (more...)

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