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BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

CATS Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Swims With His Cat, FezCATS Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Swims With His Cat, Fez
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2015

Poolside fun with the composer and his feline friend - while a revival of his smash hit based on T.S. Eliot's collection of feline poems enjoys new success at Blackpool, Sir Andrew takes a holiday swim with his Turkish Van named Fez.v (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

TACT's 2015-16 Season to Feature HARD LOVE & WIDOWERS' HOUSESTACT's 2015-16 Season to Feature HARD LOVE & WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre†has announced its 2015/2016 Season, the company's 23rd. The critically-acclaimed and award-winning Off-Broadway company that†"reveals, reclaims and reimagines great plays of literary merit"†will offer two works that delve into the notion of choice, free will, faith, assumption and morality.† (more...)

Extended Video! Beverley Knight Sings & Talks CATS With Andrew Lloyd WebberExtended Video! Beverley Knight Sings & Talks CATS With Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2015

A new leading lady prepares to star in the West End CATS revival! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Beverley Knight Rehearsing and Discussing Her Role as 'Grizabella' in West End's CATSBWW TV: Watch Beverley Knight Rehearsing and Discussing Her Role as 'Grizabella' in West End's CATS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2015

As previously announced,†Beverley Knight†is to star in†Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical†Cats†to play the role of Grizabella.† Returning to the†London Palladium from†23 October 2015,†Lloyd Webber's acclaimed new production of†Cats†will run for a strictly limited 11 week season until†2 January 2016. † Check out the video below of Beverley Knight rehearsing and discussing her role as 'Grizabella.' (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust AwardHappy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is delighted to announce that it has just received one of the largest awards to an arts festival this year, £300,000 from the UK-based T.S. Eliot Trust. This major new funding over three years secures the Festival's future for Enniskillen and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Cast Announced for All-Australian Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; 'Grizabella' Still Up in the AirCast Announced for All-Australian Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; 'Grizabella' Still Up in the Air
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Today the Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS announced the all-Australian cast for the acclaimed West End revival production, which tours Australia from October this year.†This much-loved record-breaking musical opens in Sydney on 30 October and is then touring to Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide finishing in Perth in April 2016. (more...)

Canongate Announces Digital Debut of THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIECanongate Announces Digital Debut of THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Canongate is to become the digital publisher of Muriel Spark's seminal novel†The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, as part of a nine book deal agreed by Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director of Fiction, with Georgia Glover at David Higham Associates on behalf of Muriel Spark's Estate. (more...)

West End's CATS to Open in Adelaide in March 2016West End's CATS to Open in Adelaide in March 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Following its triumphant season in London's West End, the acclaimed revival of†Andrew Lloyd Webber'srecord-breaking musical†CATS†comes to Australia for a strictly limited season, opening in Sydney on†30 October 2015†then touring to Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane and†Adelaide from†18 March 2016†followed by Perth from†16 April 2016.† (more...)

CATS Coming to Adelaide in 2016CATS Coming to Adelaide in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Following its triumphant season in London's West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical CATS comes to Australia for a strictly limited season, opening in Sydney on 30 October 2015 then touring to Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide from 18 March 2016 followed by Perth from 16 April 2016.† (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre †continues the 2015 Uptown Series†with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.† KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.† Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight in West End's CATSPhoto Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight in West End's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Beverley Knight†is to star in†Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical†Cats†to play the role of Grizabella.†† Returning to the†London Palladium from 23 October 2015,†Lloyd Webber's record breaking†Cats†will run for a ten week season until 2 January 2016.††Tickets are from £20 with top price seats at £59.50 and children's tickets at half price for†Monday to Thursday performances. (more...)

Beverley Knight Heads to the Heaviside Layer in CATS at the PalladiumBeverley Knight Heads to the Heaviside Layer in CATS at the Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Andrew Lloyd Webber has picked Beverley Knight to lead the London return of Cats as 'Grizabella' this autumn. Not only that, but the famed composer cast her without an audition. (more...)

First Ad for 2016 CATS Revival to Air During Tonys Telecast?First Ad for 2016 CATS Revival to Air During Tonys Telecast?
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 3, 2015

The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is about to announce a revival next spring for his record-breaking musical CATS (more...)

Kevin Harvey to Join Ben Whishaw in BAKKHAI at The Almeida; Full Cast Set!Kevin Harvey to Join Ben Whishaw in BAKKHAI at The Almeida; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Bakkhai. James Macdonald directs Anne Carson's new version of Euripides' hedonistic, visceral tragedy. Using three actors and a chorus, this new production will echo the original Ancient Greek performance model. (more...)

CATS Heads to New Zealand in SeptemberCATS Heads to New Zealand in September
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

According to the New Zealand Herald, Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest West End revival of Cats is headed to Auckland's Civic Theatre this September. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE Delves Into The Minds Of Two MisfitsBWW Reviews: THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE Delves Into The Minds Of Two Misfits
by Barry Lenny - May 13, 2015

In an intense hour we meet two damaged and dysfunctional young people, Chloe and Chris, the 'odd boy', as she describes him. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE, 10/15-1/10The National Portrait Gallery Presents GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE, 10/15-1/10
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by Alberto Giacometti is to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, it was announced today, hours after a sculpture of the Swiss artist sold for millions of dollars at an auction in New York, making him the world's most highly prized modern sculptor. (more...)

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