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Michelle Collins Will Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE UK Tour in 2017Michelle Collins Will Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE UK Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie until Saturday 4 March as Mrs Meers. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Holds 'Rock-A-Long' Performance TonightGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Holds 'Rock-A-Long' Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only tonight 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, Audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

BWW Review: VANITIES THE MUSICAL, Trafalgar Studios, 6 September 2016BWW Review: VANITIES THE MUSICAL, Trafalgar Studios, 6 September 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Sep 7, 2016

Adapted from Jack Heifner's 1970s stage play, Vanities the Musical makes its London debut at the intimate Trafalgar Studios. Joanne, Kathy and Mary, the musical play's only characters, tell an all-American story audiences world-over will be familiar with, though in a bold new way, as three high school friends face the painful realities of adulthood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical VANITIESPhoto Flash: First Look at New Musical VANITIES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2016

Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of VANITIES, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot), and has its press night at Trafalgar Studios tonight. It plays until 1 October. (more...)

VANITIES: THE MUSICAL Makes European Debut at Trafalgar Studios TonightVANITIES: THE MUSICAL Makes European Debut at Trafalgar Studios Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot). (more...)

Last Chance To See AMERICAN IDIOT at the Arts TheatreLast Chance To See AMERICAN IDIOT at the Arts Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

In the immortal (and slightly edited) words of Green Day, it's time to 'Wake Up Before September Ends' to catch the smash hit UK production of American Idiot at the Arts Theatre, before it closes on 25 September 2016.  (more...)

VANITIES: THE MUSICAL Makes European Debut at Trafalgar Studios TonightVANITIES: THE MUSICAL Makes European Debut at Trafalgar Studios Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot). (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London ShowsNO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Samuels On Sisterhood, Sexual Liberation and VANITIESBWW Interview: Lauren Samuels On Sisterhood, Sexual Liberation and VANITIES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 27, 2016

Lauren Samuels became a household name thanks to BBC reality show Over the Rainbow, and has since had starring roles in Bend It Like Beckham, Grease and We Will Rock You in the West End and The Last Five Years at Tabard Theatre. Now, she's joining Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly in the European debut of American show Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios, directed and choreographed by Racky Plews. It follows the travails of three friends as they go from from cheerleading and sororities to jobs, families and hard-won wisdom. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This AutumnGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT, Arts Theatre, 13 July 2016BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT, Arts Theatre, 13 July 2016
by Emma Clarendon - Jul 14, 2016

Green Day and musicals. Not two things that normally sound right together, but with this surprisingly electrifying and energetic show, you are left with a sense you have just witnessed something pretty special. (more...)

Newton Faulkner and Amelia Lily Star in West End Return of AMERICAN IDIOT TonightNewton Faulkner and Amelia Lily Star in West End Return of AMERICAN IDIOT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and 2016 UK Tour, Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot will be returning to it's London home at the Arts Theatre, for a strictly limited run from 8 July - 25 September 2016, with press night today 13 July. (more...)

VANITIES: THE MUSICAL to Make European Debut at Trafalgar Studios This AutumnVANITIES: THE MUSICAL to Make European Debut at Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot). (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE, New Alexandra Theatre, 4 July 2016BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE, New Alexandra Theatre, 4 July 2016
by Emma Cann - Jul 6, 2016

In the mid-west American town of Bomont, a small tight knit community are suspicious of any new-comer, and especially streetwise Chicago teenager Ren McCormack. Ren has moved from Chicago with his mother Ethel after the sudden departure of his dad. Eager to move on from his recent loss and keen to spread his wings in a new town, Ren's dreams of a new start are dashed when he discovers one curious fact about Bomont County; rock music and dancing are illegal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Behind the Scenes of AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: Go Behind the Scenes of AMERICAN IDIOT
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2016

In celebration of AMERICAN IDIOT's return to London this week, from Friday 8 July 2016, the critically acclaimed and celebrated UK production of Green Day's hit musical has released a selection of exclusive behind the scenes images from the show.  (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Newton Faulkner to Join AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour; Show Eyes London ReturnSinger-Songwriter Newton Faulkner to Join AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour; Show Eyes London Return
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Acoustic power doesn't mean this guy can't rock. The Daily Mail writes that singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will join the UK tour of AMERICAN IDIOT at the New Alexandra Theatre on May 10, taking over for Aaron Sidwell. The site also reports that the production is eyeing a return to the Arts Theatre this summer. (more...)

Lee Brennan Joins UK Tour of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL as Willard TonightLee Brennan Joins UK Tour of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL as Willard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of Footloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard from tonight 19 April to Saturday 18 June 2016. (more...)

Newton Faulkner and Amelia Lily to Star in West End Return of AMERICAN IDIOT, July 13Newton Faulkner and Amelia Lily to Star in West End Return of AMERICAN IDIOT, July 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and 2016 UK Tour, Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot will be returning to it's London home at the Arts Theatre, for a strictly limited run from 8 July - 25 September 2016, with press night on Wednesday 13 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Kicks Off UK Tour Today at the CurvePhoto Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Kicks Off UK Tour Today at the Curve
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

As previously announced, double platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award-winning musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, on its UK tour this spring. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from tonight, 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Announces National Tour Following West End Run, Today; Amelia Lily to Reprise RoleAMERICAN IDIOT Announces National Tour Following West End Run, Today; Amelia Lily to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Green Day's explosive, Tony Award® winning Broadway musical American Idiot, will now embark on a national tour from 19 March 2016, following on from its hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End run, which is currently running at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square until 22 November 2015. (more...)

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