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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...)

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...)

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: Company Rocks Rehearsal for the UK Tour of AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: Company Rocks Rehearsal for the UK Tour of AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 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 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...)

Lee Brennan to Join UK Tour of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL as Willard, April 19Lee Brennan to Join UK Tour of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL as Willard, April 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 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 Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 18 June 2016. Lee will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Belfast, Derry, Torquay and Glasgow. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (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 - Feb 4, 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...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Extends UK TourGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Extends UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Following on from its hugely successful and critically acclaimed London run at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, Green Day's explosive, Tony Award winning Broadway musical American Idiot, will now be extending its UK tour into July 2016, with four more venues added, including the Spa Theatre, Bridlington (7-11 June), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (14-18 June), Empire Theatre, Liverpool (21-25 June) and the Grand Opera House, Belfast (28 June - 2 July). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards NominationsKINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

At a ceremony held today at London's Café de Paris, Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (closes 31 January), with winners announced at the annual Awards Concert held on 21 February 2016 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Maureen Nolan to Appear in FOOTLOOSE at King's Theatre GlasgowMaureen Nolan to Appear in FOOTLOOSE at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

New cast announcement for worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical, which bursts back onto the stage in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Maureen Nolan Joins FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL - Full Cast Announced!Maureen Nolan Joins FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Full casting is announced today for worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical, which will burst back onto the stage in 2016, touring the UK from January. Full tour schedule attached. (more...)

UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Announces 'Rock-A-Long' Performance, Nov. 12UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Announces 'Rock-A-Long' Performance, Nov. 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

In celebration of the hugely successful and critically acclaimed London run of Green Day's explosive, Tony Award® winning Broadway musical American Idiot, which must end on 22 November 2015 at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance will be held for one night only on 12 November 2015. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE UK Tour Starring Gareth Gates At New Alexandra Theatre, July 4-9 2016FOOTLOOSE UK Tour Starring Gareth Gates At New Alexandra Theatre, July 4-9 2016
by Jenny Ell - Oct 23, 2015

17 years to the day since it first opened on Broadway, it is announced that worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2016, opening at The Spa, Bridlington on Friday 29 January 2016 prior to a six month UK Tour. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Announces UK Tour, Starring Gareth Gates as 'Willard'FOOTLOOSE Announces UK Tour, Starring Gareth Gates as 'Willard'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

17 years to the day since it first opened on Broadway, it is announced that worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2016, touring the UK from January. Full tour schedule attached. (more...)

Green Day's American Idiot UK Tour visits the New Alexandra Theatre from Tue 10 - Sat 14 May 2016Green Day's American Idiot UK Tour visits the New Alexandra Theatre from Tue 10 - Sat 14 May 2016
by Jenny Ell - Oct 22, 2015

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...)

AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour Coming to Exeter Northcott TheatreAMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour Coming to Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Green Day's explosive Tony Award winning Broadway musical American Idiot, will embark on a national tour and visit Exeter Northcott Theatre in May 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...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowAMERICAN IDIOT Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Green Day's explosive, Tony Award winning Broadway musical American Idiot will now embark on a national tour, following on from its hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End run, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Tuesday 31 May until Saturday 4 June 2016. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Announces National Tour Following West End Run, March 19; Amelia Lily to Reprise RoleAMERICAN IDIOT Announces National Tour Following West End Run, March 19; Amelia Lily to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

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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