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2014 Year in Review: Verity Wilde's Best and Worst of Theatre2014 Year in Review: Verity Wilde's Best and Worst of Theatre
by Verity Wilde - Dec 14, 2014

I've seen a lot of shows in 2014 - and I'm not done yet - but there are a couple of evenings that really stand out for me for a variety of reasons. (more...)

Review Roundup: Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINSReview Roundup: Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS
by Review Roundups - Dec 12, 2014

Menier Chocolate Factory Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheimand John Weidman's ASSASSINS as part of the theatre's 10-year anniversary season. Joining are Carly Bawden,Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison ,Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS, Menier Chocolate Factory, December 1 2014BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS, Menier Chocolate Factory, December 1 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Dec 2, 2014

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins is the kind of show that, with its precise historical reference points and barely pronounceable surnames, makes you feel smarter just for looking at it. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate and More in ASSASSINS, Opening Tonight at Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate and More in ASSASSINS, Opening Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Menier Chocolate Factory Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS as part of the theatre's 10-year anniversary season. Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens tonight, 1 December 2014, and runs until 7 March 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate FactoryASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

With Fully Committed running at the Menier, and Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre, Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins as part of Menier Chocolate Factory's 10-year anniversary season. The production opens tonight, 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Behind-the-Scenes with Aaron Tveit and the Cast of Menier's ASSASSINSTwitter Watch: Behind-the-Scenes with Aaron Tveit and the Cast of Menier's ASSASSINS
by BWW Staff - Nov 13, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Baz Bamigboye wrote 'KILLER bunch @MenChocFactory #Assassins @lloydjamie #AaronTveit @carlybawden #MikeMcShane & @andynyman.Previews Nov21 ' (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS with Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate & More!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS with Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

?From November 21, the Chocolate Factory presents the musical ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Broadway favorite Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut as 'John Wilkes Booth', alongside Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor, Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, David Roberts as Czolgosz and Catherine Tate as Sara Jane Moore. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW:UK Awards Update - Sunday's Live Standings!BWW:UK Awards Update - Sunday's Live Standings!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 12, 2014

Here are the current standings for UK / West End as of Sunday 12, October. (more...)

Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens on 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Make UK Stage Debut in ASSASSINS at the Menier Chocolate FactoryAaron Tveit to Make UK Stage Debut in ASSASSINS at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye Tweeted today that Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut as 'John Wilkes Booth' in ASSASSINS, helmed by Jamie Lloyd at the Menier Chocolate Factory, beginning this Autumn. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, NovemberCatherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I CAN'T SING!, London Palladium, March 26 2014BWW Reviews: I CAN'T SING!, London Palladium, March 26 2014
by Gary Naylor - Mar 27, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a wonderfully entertaining musical about young love - and the X Factor - with an hilarious book from Harry Hill. (more...)

Review Roundup: I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICALReview Roundup: I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
by Review Roundups - Mar 26, 2014

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical opened tonight, March 26 at the London Palladium. Irreverent, mischievous, packed full of side-splittingly funny songs and eye-popping sets, I CAN'T SING! is the irrepressible new musical comedy that goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks to reveal big bust-ups, huge voices and the cutest young love story the West End has ever seen. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Cast, Blake, Gok Wan and More in YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - THE WEST END UNITES FOR THE PHILIPPINESPhoto Flash: AVENUE Q Cast, Blake, Gok Wan and More in YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - THE WEST END UNITES FOR THE PHILIPPINES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The special one-night-only concert You'll Never Walk Alone took place on Sunday 2 March at the Queen's Theatre in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, March 2014BWW Previews: The London Stage, March 2014
by Alice Chappell - Mar 1, 2014

A glance at what's happening in London theatre this March (more...)

Luke Evans Returns To West End For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Gala, Mar 2Luke Evans Returns To West End For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Gala, Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Blake and Juliet Stevenson also to appear at charity concert in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal along with Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier and Danielle Hope. (more...)

Gok Wan to Host YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Philippines Benefit Concert at Queen's Theatre, 2 MarchGok Wan to Host YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Philippines Benefit Concert at Queen's Theatre, 2 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Award-winning TV personality, fashion guru, author and all round National Treasure Gok Wan will host the special one-night-only concert You'll Never Walk Alone at the Queen's Theatre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 7.30pm in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, it was announced today. Tickets are now on sale from 32.50, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. (more...)

Francine Lewis Added To Bill For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE, Mar 2Francine Lewis Added To Bill For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE, Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

More names are announced today for a special one-night-only concert You'll Never Walk Alone at the Queen's Theatre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 7.30pm in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Tickets are now on sale from 32.50, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. (more...)

Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliott & More Join West End X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING!; Full Cast AnnouncedAshley Knight, Victoria Elliott & More Join West End X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING!; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Ahead of a performance by cast members on next Monday's broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have announced full casting for I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown which opens in the West End next Spring. (more...)

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