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Broderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS GalaBroderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert will celebrate the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Presents Fourth Relaxed Performance of MATILDA THE MUSICALThe Royal Shakespeare Company Presents Fourth Relaxed Performance of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Following the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present its fourth at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 11 June 2017. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, begins Broadway performances tomorrow night, Thursday March 16, at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Opening night is set for Monday, April 17. (more...)

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announced for Wednesday, 5/17Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announced for Wednesday, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is pleased to announce that Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL will take place on Wednesday, May 17 at 7P.  With the purchase of one regularly-priced ticket, guests can receive one complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger.  Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order; Family Night tickets are not available online. Family Night tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are available in selected locations. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases and may not be combined with any other offers.  All sales are final, and there are no exchanges or refunds. Standard service fees apply.  (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Hits the Recording Studio This Weekend; Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring!GROUNDHOG DAY Hits the Recording Studio This Weekend; Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Just announced, Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records are partnering to release the Original Broadway Cast Album for Groundhog Day The Musical. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Makes its Premiere in Sioux Falls in 3 WeeksMATILDA THE MUSICAL Makes its Premiere in Sioux Falls in 3 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In 3 weeks, TIME Magazine's #1 Show of 2013, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Sioux Falls, SD.  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to the Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall for six performances on March 22-26, 2017. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Welcomes Three New MatildasMATILDA THE MUSICAL Welcomes Three New Matildas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore and Eva-Marie Saffrey will join Abbie Vena the title role of Matilda from 14 March. Performances at the Cambridge Theatre are currently on sale until 17 December 2017. (more...)

Further Plaudits And Accolades As MATILDA THE MUSICAL Prepares For Perth And Adelaide SeasonsFurther Plaudits And Accolades As MATILDA THE MUSICAL Prepares For Perth And Adelaide Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical prepares to premiere in Perth and in advance of its Adelaide season, the already highly-acclaimed Australian Production has received further praise from the entertainment industry, receiving awards in the inaugural Ticketmaster "TM LEGENDS Awards" and a total of 12 "Green Room Awards" nominations, including "Best Musical Theatre Production". (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Kneehigh To Stage New Version Of Gunter Grass' THE TIN DRUM In Upcoming SeasonKneehigh To Stage New Version Of Gunter Grass' THE TIN DRUM In Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Kneehigh's Artistic Director and Founder Mike Shepherd announces an exceptional season of revivals and world premieres for 2017.  In keeping with the company's indefatigable spirit, the season will be a heady and eclectic mix of vibrant and subversive visions, asking vital questions about who we are and how we live today.   (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Just In Time! Meet the Company of GROUNDHOG DAY on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: Just In Time! Meet the Company of GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

There may be six more weeks of winter on the way, but there's still something to celebrate, a new Broadway show! BroadwayWorld was there at press day 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...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Broadway's GROUNDHOG DAYFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Broadway's GROUNDHOG DAY
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

There may be six more weeks of winter on the way, but there's still something to celebrate, a new Broadway show! BroadwayWorld was there at press day 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...)

FREEZE FRAME: Andy Karl, Mr. Groundhog and More Celebrate GROUNDHOG DAY Box Office OpeningFREEZE FRAME: Andy Karl, Mr. Groundhog and More Celebrate GROUNDHOG DAY Box Office Opening
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2017

The box office 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, opened today, February 2, at The August Wilson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at Andy Karl, Mr. Groundhog and more below! Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

BWW Review: Fun and Cheeky MATILDA - The Musical Amuses at Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Fun and Cheeky MATILDA - The Musical Amuses at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 27, 2017

MATILDA - THE MUSICAL, overall, is genuinely a fun time. It's a cheeky, kid-friendly (and, really, kid-catering) stage musical that has plenty for both kids and their parents to enjoy together. Featuring lively songs by Tim Michin and a witty, yet easily digestible book by Dennis Kelly, MATILDA - THE MUSICAL celebrates how one adorable, truly likable kid ---who, sure, may seem a little odd and different---can overcome a troubled environment and still come out the other side a remarkably self-assured, open-minded, and kind-hearted young lady who can fully distinguish right from wrong---while having a bit of naughty fun along the way. The national touring company of the just recently closed Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's novel continues through January 29 in Costa Mesa. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL's 'Revolting Children' Will Arrive at The Fox Theatre This SpringMATILDA THE MUSICAL's 'Revolting Children' Will Arrive at The Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, will come to Atlanta as part of the 2016/2017 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will play at the Fox Theatre April 18 - 23. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSWallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) March 7-12, 2017.  (more...)

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