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BWW Review: THE GIRLS, Phoenix TheatreBWW Review: THE GIRLS, Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Tim Firth can't keep away from the Calendar Girls. Following the 2003 film and 2008 play, he's back again adapting the real-life story of Yorkshire WI heroines stripping off for a charity calendar after one of their number loses her husband to cancer - this time in a musical adaptation with Gary Barlow. (more...)

Review Roundup: Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix TheatreReview Roundup: Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Extends Booking Period to JulyGary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Extends Booking Period to July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????From Monday 27 February, the booking period for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning new British musical, THE GIRLS, will extend to 15 July 2017.  A Tuesday matinee will be introduced from 25 April. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Triumphs at WhatsOnStage AwardsGary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Triumphs at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth triumphed tonight, Sunday 19 February 2017, ahead of the opening of their musical THE GIRLS in London's West End on Tuesday 21 February. At an awards ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre, they won the prestigious WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production. Gary and Tim and the original Calendar Girls were given a rapturous reception from an audience made up of stars from all the West End shows after Gary, Tim and Joanna Riding performed Scarborough, a song from their musical. (more...)

67 Year-Old Understudy Makes West End Debut in Leading Role in Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS67 Year-Old Understudy Makes West End Debut in Leading Role in Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and therefore unable to perform for the time being.  The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, will now be played by Judith Street, who at 67 is making her West End debut in a leading role.  For her, this is a dream come true. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY is Back at the King's TheatreTHE FULL MONTY is Back at the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY gets down to business at the King's Theatre in Glasgow this month with an all-star cast and stellar moves as part of a UK tour which kicked off last year. (more...)

NHS Nurses Offered Free Tickets to Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLSNHS Nurses Offered Free Tickets to Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth are offering nurses free seats to see the Dress Rehearsal of their new musical comedy THE GIRLS at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Saturday 28 January at 2.30pm (more...)

Natalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This SpringNatalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Casey will join the previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson in heart-warming comedy Stepping Out when it opens in London this Spring. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Gary Barlow and the Cast of THE GIRLS Perform "Sunflower"STAGE TUBE: Watch Gary Barlow and the Cast of THE GIRLS Perform "Sunflower"
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Watch Gary Barlow and the cast of The Girls in the recording studio perform the song 'Sunflowers' from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/30; A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Maine, MAMMA MIA! in Columbus and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/30; A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Maine, MAMMA MIA! in Columbus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Columbus, Santa Barbara and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Maine, MAMMA MIA! in Columbus, and HARD RAIN in Santa Barbara, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: SAINT JOAN, Donmar WarehouseBWW Review: SAINT JOAN, Donmar Warehouse
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 20, 2016

George Bernard Shaw's 1923 play about the rise and fall of Joan of Arc closes the Donmar's autumn season, following One Night In Miami. Its main focus is female emancipation, highlighting the struggles that Joan faced to make her way through a man's world - as well as doing her best to stay true to her religion and loyalty to her country. (more...)

Steve Miller Band Coming to Dr. Phillips Center this SpringSteve Miller Band Coming to Dr. Phillips Center this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces Steve Miller Band, playing live to Orlando this spring. (more...)

Nicolas Cage to Star in Sci-fi Action Thriller THE HUMANITY BUREAUNicolas Cage to Star in Sci-fi Action Thriller THE HUMANITY BUREAU
by Movies News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Bridgegate Pictures (OTC PINK: BBGP), in association with Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide, proudly announce that Nicolas Cage (Snowden, Dog Eat Dog) will star in the action/sci-fi film, THE HUMANITY BUREAU. (more...)

'Harry Potter' Star Matthew Lewis Visits THE FULL MONTY UK Tour'Harry Potter' Star Matthew Lewis Visits THE FULL MONTY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, the 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY is led by Gary Lucy as Gaz, with Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Louis Emerick as Horse, Chris Fountain as Guy and Kai Owen as Dave.  Anthony Lewis is now playing the role of Lomper, as Joe Absolom had to withdraw due to contractual filming commitments. (more...)

Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY to Play Extra Show at Birmingham HippodromeSimon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY to Play Extra Show at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Based on his smash-hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, Birmingham Hippodrome has announced full casting for the 2016/17 UK Theatre award-winning production of The Full Monty, running from Mon 14 - Sat 19 Nov. (more...)

AARP and the University of Illinois Announce the Opening of The Tech Nest at Research ParkAARP and the University of Illinois Announce the Opening of The Tech Nest at Research Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

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New Comedy BROTHER NATURE, Starring Rita Wilson, to Debut on DVD 12/13New Comedy BROTHER NATURE, Starring Rita Wilson, to Debut on DVD 12/13
by Movies News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

From producer Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live”) comes the outrageous new comedy about family, friendship and fish. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola StephensonSTEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Comes to the West EndGary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Comes to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017.  Tickets are on sale from 12.00noon today, Friday 16 September 2016.  The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016.  In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats, no booking fees and reduced price previews.  (more...)

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