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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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

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...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Bloodwise Gala Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLSPhoto Flash: Inside the Bloodwise Gala Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

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, opened in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre. 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...)

BWW TV: On the Green Carpet Opening of THE GIRLSBWW TV: On the Green Carpet Opening of THE GIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2017

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, opened in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre. 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...)

Photo Flash: Gary Barlow & More at THE GIRLS Gala OpeningPhoto Flash: Gary Barlow & More at THE GIRLS Gala Opening
by Marianka Swain - Feb 21, 2017

Last night, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical THE GIRLS held a gala opening night in aid of charity Bloodwise. Guests at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End included Phillip Schofield, Michael Ball, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Sian Phillips. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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 tomorrow, 21 February . The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. (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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New British Musical, THE GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New British Musical, THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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. (more...)


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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...)

New Rosa Parks Musical from Gimby & Price in the Works in LondonNew Rosa Parks Musical from Gimby & Price in the Works in London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

A new musical based on the life of celebrated American civil-rights activist Rosa Parks is currently being developed in London, under the stewardship of producer United Theatrical. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2016 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year GalaPhoto Flash: 2016 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments recently announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the 10th anniversary West End Gala held at the Novello Theatre which was hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden. Scroll down for photos from the big event! (more...)

Stiles and Drewe Announce 'The Wicker Husband' as Winner of Inaugural MTI Mentorship AwardStiles and Drewe Announce 'The Wicker Husband' as Winner of Inaugural MTI Mentorship Award
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Olivier Award-winning writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe today announce the winners of their newly-expanded Stiles and Drewe Prize 2016. Now in its 9th year, the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song is joined by their first-ever Mentorship Award, supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). (more...)

Winners Announced for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year & Stiles + Drewe PrizeWinners Announced for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year & Stiles + Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the 10th anniversary West End Gala held at the Novello Theatre which was hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden. (more...)

Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 10thanniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. To mark this special landmark occasion, the 2016 competition is being staged at the Novello Theatre in London on Sunday 15 May, hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim 80th Birthday Prom). In addition to this, among this year's judges will be Don Black,Jason Carr, Anne Reid MBE, Sondheim Society Patron Julia McKenzie and Olivier Award-nominated actress Sophie-Louise Dann, reuniting her with Ovenden after they performed together in Sunday in the Park with George at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Furthermore, writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson will Chair the Student Performer judging panel.  (more...)

St. James Studio Announces Full Schedule for LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET, TodaySt. James Studio Announces Full Schedule for LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The St. James Studio is delighted to once again be a host venue for the fourth London Festival of Cabaret. Nine events will take place at the St. James over the course of the festival, which will run from Today 22 April to Sunday 8 May in venues across London including The Pheasantry and the Crazy Coqs. Highlights at the St. James include Sarah Louise Young and Michael Roulston's brand new show Cabaret Whore Presents…La Poule Plombee  and The Jay Rayner Quartet. (more...)

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