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Photo Flash: Jellicle CATS Come out Tonight - First Look at the Broadway Revival!Photo Flash: Jellicle CATS Come out Tonight - First Look at the Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,' the original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre (currently home to Lloyd Webber's newest hit, School of Rock - The Musical), where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization. The creative team for the new Broadway production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage AdaptationsTop 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and ArtBWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 15, 2016

'It's all about growing and being willing to change…about people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on the Roof. There is a gentle, heartfelt quality to all his comments, and one understands immediately why Bill Nolte makes an ideal Tevye. The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his Maine State Music Theatre debut on July 20 in a part he has played twice before, and he waxes eloquent about the experience in Maine and his reunion with director/choreographer Gary John LaRosa and many of the veteran cast members. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Purrrrfect Cast Gets Ready to Bring CATS Back to Broadway!Photo Coverage: The Purrrrfect Cast Gets Ready to Bring CATS Back to Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, Cats returns to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances kicking off last night, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out a first look at the full Cats gang below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the New Generation of CATS on Broadway!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the New Generation of CATS on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, Cats returns to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances kicking off last night, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out a first look at the full Cats gang below! (more...)

Claw Your Way to CATS with the Broadway Revival's Digital LotteryClaw Your Way to CATS with the Broadway Revival's Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today the launch of an online ticket lottery for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th AnniversaryCHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 SeasonPrint Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The EsplanadeBWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 12, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The EsplanadeBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 11, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

Digital Theatre+ Announces New Content Partnership with BBC ActiveDigital Theatre+ Announces New Content Partnership with BBC Active
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

The rapidly growing education platform is more than doubling the collection of education and video content that will be available in the library by the start of the 2017 academic year. Over the coming months, 70 new titles from the extensive BBC archives will become available to Digital Theatre+'s customers across the globe, spanning over 30 years of recorded British theatre and theatrical commentary. (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited: Broadway's Summer OpeningsReasons To Get Excited: Broadway's Summer Openings
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

There are only two Broadway productions scheduled to come in during July and August this year, but this recent hit and old favorite are sure to heat things up. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Explains That Andy Blankenbuehler's CATS Choreography Will Be 'Homage' to Gillian LynneAndrew Lloyd Webber Explains That Andy Blankenbuehler's CATS Choreography Will Be 'Homage' to Gillian Lynne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Now Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded in another interview with the Stage. He explains: 'It's a huge homage to Gillian Lynne. It will be very much faithful to Gillian's work. We are so lucky that the choreographer of the hottest show for years grew up on Cats and wanted to take it to a new level.' (more...)


by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2016

Este concierto participativo ofrece a mas de 200 personas aficionadas a la musica la oportunidad de participar, junto con solistas y la emblematica orquesta, en un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus origenes hasta hoy, a partir de fragmentos de algunos de los musicales mas emblematicos: Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Cats o los Miserables. (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen to a New Stephen Schwartz Musical Tune from SCHIKANEDERVIDEO: First Listen to a New Stephen Schwartz Musical Tune from SCHIKANEDER
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2016

The first song of VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN's new musical SCHIKANEDER by Stephen Schwartz and Christian Struppeck is now online and BWW has your first listen below! (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Three: The 1980sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Three: The 1980s
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2016

The third of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Jellicles of Broadway-Bound CATS Pose in Rehearsal!Photo Flash: The Jellicles of Broadway-Bound CATS Pose in Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Can't wait for the Jellicle Ball to begin? Neither can we! Check out a photo of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. Check out photos below! (more...)

CATS to Play King's Theatre Glasgow This AutumnCATS to Play King's Theatre Glasgow This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. (more...)

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