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MAD Trust Welcomes Two to TeamMAD Trust Welcomes Two to Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust) has appointed Alastair Hudson as Charity Manager and Chris Clegg as Events Manager, in the two newly created positions at the organisation. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West EndReview Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice,Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with THE X FACTOR's Rhydian to Play Theatre Royal GlasgowLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with THE X FACTOR's Rhydian to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

?Hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back, and bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to play Theatre Royal, GlasgowLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to play Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 19, 2016

Hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back, and bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour.  (more...)

THE X-FACTOR's Rhydian to Appear in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade TheatreTHE X-FACTOR's Rhydian to Appear in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back, and bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 October 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Curve Theatre Leicester, April 14 2016BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Curve Theatre Leicester, April 14 2016
by Jenny Ell - Apr 15, 2016

Legally Blonde the Musical has had an array of productions all over the world since its 2007 Broadway opening. Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, the story of love, faith and pushing past stereotypes has being capturing the hearts of theatregoers ever since. Famous for its outstanding quality of work, the Curve in Leicester is currently presenting a brand new version of the show, directed by Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Rhydian to Play 'The Dentist' in UK Tour of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; Aug. 4Rhydian to Play 'The Dentist' in UK Tour of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; Aug. 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back, and bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to theatres across the UK in a brand new tour for 2016, opening at Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 4 August 2016. Full tour schedule attached. There will be a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 23 August. (more...)

Director Michael Mayer Punches Up FUNNY GIRL Revival with Expanded Dance Numbers, Set PiecesDirector Michael Mayer Punches Up FUNNY GIRL Revival with Expanded Dance Numbers, Set Pieces
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

With previews in full swing at the Savoy Theatre, director Michael Mayer continues to polish the new revival of FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, which premiered at Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Sheridan SmithTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Sheridan Smith
by Marianka Swain - Apr 12, 2016

Following a sold-out Menier Chocolate Factory run, Sheridan Smith leads Michael Mayer's production of FUNNY GIRL into the West End. The Broadway classic is now playing at the Savoy Theatre, booking until October 8. As well as Smith's Fanny Brice, it features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

West End's FUNNY GIRL Opens Previews, April 9West End's FUNNY GIRL Opens Previews, April 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The West End transfer of Funny Girl, receives its first preview tomorrow night, 9 April 2016 - with opening night on 20 April, at the Savoy Theatre. Michael Mayer directs Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice, Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan.                 (more...)

Kit Harington, Glenn Close and Timothy Spall Lead April's Top 10 New London ShowsKit Harington, Glenn Close and Timothy Spall Lead April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 5, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Kit Harington's Faustus and Glenn Close's Norma Desmond to Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winner and a heist farce, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Cast Set for Griffin Theatre's BAT BOY: THE MUSICALCast Set for Griffin Theatre's BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

 Griffin Theatre Company has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Heathers: The Musical), direction by Scott Weinstein, music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster and choreography by Rhett Guter.  (more...)

Mark Rylance, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV AWARD Nominees; Full List!Mark Rylance, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Nominations for The British Academy Television Awards have been announced. The awards honor the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATREImelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATREImelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/3/2016 - FAMILIAR, IRONBOUND, SCHOOL OF ROCK in San Fran & More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/3/2016 - FAMILIAR, IRONBOUND, SCHOOL OF ROCK in San Fran & More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FAMILIAR opens off-Broadway, SCHOOL OF ROCK hits the West Coast and more! (more...)

Behind The Scenes: Natasha J Barnes, Sheridan Smith's FUNNY GIRL UnderstudyBehind The Scenes: Natasha J Barnes, Sheridan Smith's FUNNY GIRL Understudy
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 2, 2016

It's a hard life being an understudy. It's even harder when you're the understudy to a much-loved Olivier-winning star whose name is selling the whole show. That's the situation for Natasha J Barnes, Sheridan Smith's understudy as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Producers Issue Statement on Sheridan Smith's AbsenceFUNNY GIRL Producers Issue Statement on Sheridan Smith's Absence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Sheridan Smith, star of the current West End production of FUNNY GIRL, turned to Twitter to announce that she would be unable to perform at last evening's performance. Today, producers of the musical issued the following statement on her absence (more...)

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