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Billy's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This NovemberBilly's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Fathom Events brings top theater from London's iconic West End to the big screen with 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live' which will be screened in select U.S. cinemas for three showings only: November 12 at 7 p.m., November 15 at 12:55 p.m. and November 18 at 7 p.m., all local times. This unique performance was previously captured live when it was broadcast to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, hitting number one at the UK box office. It has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences across five continents, winning more than 80 theater awards globally including 10 Tony AwardsŪ. (more...)

December at the University Musical Society Includes MESSIAH, WILLIAM TELL, and MoreDecember at the University Musical Society Includes MESSIAH, WILLIAM TELL, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The University Musical Society (UMS) kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 with the annual Ann Arbor community tradition of Handel's Messiah, featuring the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the UMS Choral Union, conducted by Jerry Blackstone. On Tuesday, December 9, UMS presents Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra and Chorus in its first-ever American tour; the ensemble will perform an opera in concert of Rossini's William Tell in Hill Auditorium. The month's offerings wrap up on Thursday, December 11 with a high definition broadcast from the National Theatre, London of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in 42nd Street Moon's DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in 42nd Street Moon's DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

42nd Street Moon kicks off its 22nd season with the rarely seen Richard Rodgers-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents collaboration DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, starring Broadway's Tony nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show, The Full Monty, Billy Elliot). Based on Arthur Laurents' 1952 play The Time of the Cuckoo, which inspired the Katharine Hepburn movie Summertime, the wistful story follows a lonely American tourist as she finds romance under the enchantment of mid-1960s Venice. DO I HEAR A WALTZ? plays now through October 19 at The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayGeoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe, and Rufus Wright, all of whom were in the smash London run of the play, will join the Broadway company. (more...)

BWW TV: Billys Unite! 25 Former Stars Return to West End BILLY ELLIOT Broadcast - Watch Highlights!BWW TV: Billys Unite! 25 Former Stars Return to West End BILLY ELLIOT Broadcast - Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. Check out highlights from the special event below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings SetBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. This unique performance was broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in a spectacular finale as the broadcast, the widest ever cinema release of a live event, hit number one at the UK box office. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: Live Cinema Broadcast of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Victoria Palace Theatre, September 28 2014BEHIND THE SCENES: Live Cinema Broadcast of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Victoria Palace Theatre, September 28 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 29, 2014

Gary Naylor sees his first Billy Elliot and marvels at a tremendous central performance while wondering if the show is just a little too manipulative for his tastes. (more...)

Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. (more...)

Todd Bell Join Cast of West End's BILLY ELLIOTTodd Bell Join Cast of West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This week 11 year old Todd Bell from Whitehaven, Cumbria, joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy Elliot's best friend Michael, alternating the role with current Michaels Zach Atkinson (12 years old from Manchester) and Tomi Fry (11 years old from Swindon). Todd Bell will join the adult cast led by Ruthie Henshall (Mrs Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Chris Grahamson (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) alongside current Billy Elliots Elliott Hanna (11 years old from Liverpool), Ollie Jochim (12 years old from Chelmsford, Essex Bradley Perret (12 years old from Juan les Pins, France) and Matteo Zecca (12 years old from Buckinghamshire) who alternate the title role. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, On Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Tickets for the Broadway production of The Audience starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will go on sale to the public beginning Friday September 12 at 12:01 AM at www.telecharge.com. (more...)

Capitol Center For The Arts to Offer National Theatre Live Broadcasts During 2014-15 SeasonCapitol Center For The Arts to Offer National Theatre Live Broadcasts During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

London National Theatre's groundbreaking National Theatre Live will broadcast seven of the best live British theater productions to the Capitol Center for the Arts during 2014-15 season. Performances include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on September 30; Medea on October 14; A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson on October 28; Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller on November 29; Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on December 28; JOHN on January 4; and Treasure Island on February 22. Don't miss your chance to experience the best of British Theatre right here in New Hampshire. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Live Filming Set For Blu-ray Release, 11/27BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Live Filming Set For Blu-ray Release, 11/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 8, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is set to be released on Blu-ray following the upcoming live worldwide presentation of the final performances in movie theaters at the end of this month. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will unite on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale onSunday 28 September when Billy Elliot the Musical is broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - will take part in the spectacular finale. In addition, as previously announced, Liam Mower will play the role of Older Billy at this performance. (more...)

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 SeasonUstinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

All Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCEAll Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Official: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater SetOfficial: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Adds 'STREETCAR,' SKYLIGHT & More National Theatre Live Screenings to SeasonAmphibian Stage Adds 'STREETCAR,' SKYLIGHT & More National Theatre Live Screenings to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced newly released screenings of National Theatre Live through early spring 2015, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Star-studded productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Medea, Skylight, an encore screening of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, John and Treasure Island will follow the previously-announced screenings of A Small Family Business and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (more...)

Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage. (more...)

Original 'Billy' Liam Mower to Return for BILLY ELLIOT LIVE This FallOriginal 'Billy' Liam Mower to Return for BILLY ELLIOT LIVE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, the original Billy Elliot -- Liam Mower -- is returning to the musical for one night only as part of its BILLY ELLIOT LIVE special performance on September 28. The event will be broadcast in UK cinemas, live from the Victoria Palace Theatre. Mower, now 22, will play the grown-up Billy in the musical's fantasy sequence featuring young Billy dancing with his older self. (more...)

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