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Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End DebutBirmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Stars to Join THE ILLUSIONISTS on Broadway This WinterAMERICA'S GOT TALENT Stars to Join THE ILLUSIONISTS on Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

'America's Got Talent' triumphant runner-up, The Clairvoyants, will star in THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY. Fans will be able to see Thommy Ten and Amelie van Tass on Broadway this holiday season. Performances begin November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017. (more...)

The Pheasantry Slates October 2016 Lineup in LondonThe Pheasantry Slates October 2016 Lineup in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Pheasantry has announced its October lineup at Kings Road, London. Scroll down for details! (more...)

And the Winner of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Is...And the Winner of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Is...
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The votes are in and America has chosen Grace VanderWaal as winner of the 11th season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. (more...)

BWW Review: 27, Cockpit Theatre, 12 September 2016BWW Review: 27, Cockpit Theatre, 12 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that has plenty of rock but lacks strong characters and is overly predictable. (more...)

Simon Fuller Hints at AMERICAN IDOL Return to FOX in 2018Simon Fuller Hints at AMERICAN IDOL Return to FOX in 2018
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

While accepting the trophy, series creator Simon Fuller hinted that plans are already underway to bring the show back to FOX in 2018. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal VideoSTAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

 Liddy Clark's Single PAINTED BY NUMBERS Premieres On Radio Disney Country This Week Liddy Clark's Single PAINTED BY NUMBERS Premieres On Radio Disney Country This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

 18-year-old Liddy Clark's debut single “Painted By Numbers” had airplay premiere on Radio Disney Country this week. The song, written by Clark, is an anthem of self-love relatable to all, whether you are a high school student or attending your high school reunion. The lyric video for “Painted By Numbers” premiered on Celeb Secrets Country earlier this month. Click here to watch the lyric video for “Painted By Numbers.” (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/27-8/28/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/27-8/28/2016
by - Aug 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Sunday, August 28, 2016. (more...)

Simon Cowell Adds Fuel to Scherzinger-Lloyd Webber Feud on Recent Episode of X FactorSimon Cowell Adds Fuel to Scherzinger-Lloyd Webber Feud on Recent Episode of X Factor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Months after the announcement that Nicole Scherzinger would not be joining the Cats revival when it transferred to Broadway, it seems that the former Grizabella still can't shake the rumors that swirled regarding the reason for her departure from the production. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

'My learning never stops,' THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Ervio tells her Facebook followers. So even with all the awards and accolades, the West End and Broadway star takes her voice lessons every Friday. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Phelps: America's Golden Olympian Visits AMERICA'S GOT TALENTVIDEO: Michael Phelps: America's Golden Olympian Visits AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Last night's episode of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT featured a special guest appearance by Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time! (more...)

VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup TableVIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Starring on Broadway as the determined survivor Celie in the hit revival of THE COLOR PURPLE eight times a week just isn't enough of a workout for Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

Olympic Champion Michael Phelps to Appear as Co-Host on Wednesday's AMERICA'S GOT TALENTOlympic Champion Michael Phelps to Appear as Co-Host on Wednesday's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, including five at the just-concluded Rio Games, will appear as a co-host on the Wednesday, Aug. 24 live telecast of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Theatre, where he stars in the world premiere of Sam Cassidy's rock musical 27, helmed by Arlene Phillips, which begins previews on 8 September. (more...)

Magician Jamie Raven Invites Audiences Inside The Magic CircleMagician Jamie Raven Invites Audiences Inside The Magic Circle
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

One of the UK's most popular magicians, Jamie Raven, is set to host a special series of intimate shows at The Magic Circle in London. Long shrouded in mystery, The Magic Circle has been a worldwide beacon for the art of magic since its creation in 1905. Ahead of a nationwide tour this November, Jamie Raven will now be inviting audiences inside the hallowed organisation for a unique once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness its many secrets.  (more...)

Anton Stephans to star in GUYS SING DOLLS at Edinburgh Festival FringeAnton Stephans to star in GUYS SING DOLLS at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2016

X Factor star Anton Stephans comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Guys Sing Dolls from August 22nd. (more...)

Valisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Named 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirlsValisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Named 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirls
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society proudly announced today that two inspiring cancer survivors and nationally renowned singers will join voices at the 32nd Annual DreamBall on Wednesday, September 28 in New York City. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARSCynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

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