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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...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Following Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayFollowing Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical's leading man, Peter Land, collapsed onstage at the top of the second act on Friday evening, July 17th. EMT's arrived on the scene and Mr. Land was transported to the hospital where he received emergency surgery for a tear in the aorta. His recovery is going extremely well and he was even discharged from the hospital earlier this week. Paul Pecorino has assumed the role of Sylvia St. Croix and Mr. Land hopes to return to the show in the near future. Author Joel Paley bravely filled in for several performances in the week following the accident (triumphantly, according to all eyewitnesses). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Book Writer Christian Struppeck About New Collaboration with Stephen Schwartz in Vienna - EMANUEL & ELEONOREBWW Interviews: Book Writer Christian Struppeck About New Collaboration with Stephen Schwartz in Vienna - EMANUEL & ELEONORE
by Iris Moebius - Jul 29, 2015

Internationally renowned, Oscar- Grammy- and Golden Globe winning composer Stephen Schwartz is currently developing a brand new musical that is set to premier in the fall of 2016 in Vienna. The project is a collaboration with Christian Struppeck, artistic director of the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien (VBW), who is also writing the book for the show, and british star-director Trevor Nunn. The musical is centered on the live of the theater couple Emanuel and Eleonore Schikaneder, who were some of the most influencial people in the opera and theater world in the 18th Century Vienna, and the creation of one of the most famous opera pieces in history, The Magic Flute. The production is produced in-house by the VBW and I recently had the opportunty to spreak to book writer and artistic director Christian Struppeck about this exciting new musical and the international cooperation with Stephen Schwartz and Trevor Nunn. (more...)

Roger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam TheatreRoger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

A memorial celebration of his life, which will be open to the public, has now been set for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1pm at The New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney's ALADDIN.  (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

Michael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDAMichael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from Tuesday 15 September 2015. Joining the four actresses will be Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood). Craige Els will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jul 20, 2015

Der international renommierte, dreifache Oscar-, dreifache Grammy- und Golden Globe-Preistrager Stephen Schwartz (Musik und Liedtexte) arbeitet derzeit gemeinsam mit Intendant Christian Struppeck (Buch) an einem Musical uber das Leben des Theaterehepaars Emanuel und Eleonore Schikaneder. Die Eigenproduktion der Vereinigten Buhnen Wien (VBW) mit osterreichisch-historischem Inhalt wird im Herbst 2016 in Wien uraufgefuhrt. Ich hatte kurzlich die Gelegenheit Intendant und Buchautor Christian Struppeck ein paar Fragen zu dem spannenden neuen Projekt und der internationalen Kooperation with Stephen Schwartz und Trevor Nunn zu stellen. (more...)

New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Photos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger ReesPhotos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourned the loss of Tony Award-winning actor and Tony-nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71, by dimming the Great White Way's theater marquees in his memory tonight, July 15th, at 7:45 p.m. for one minute. Scroll down for footage and photos of the special moment to honor the one-of-a-kind star. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award® - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away on Fridayat age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Remembers Roger ReesBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Remembers Roger Rees
by Ken Fallin - Jul 13, 2015

To remember the legend, we bring you three illustrations of his work by caricature artist Ken Fallin- two from his appearance in The Addams Family, and the third from The Visit. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 12, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Aaron Lazar in 'Look For Me In the Songs;' Broadway Loves Katy Perry; Charles Busch: That Girl/That Boy; Dan'yelle Williamson in 'All of Me;' and 54 Sings Starmites. (more...)

Roger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be SetRoger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband, Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Delta Goodrem to Play 'Grizabella' in Australian Production of CATSDelta Goodrem to Play 'Grizabella' in Australian Production of CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Today the Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS announced the incredible and exciting news that DELTA GOODREM is performing with the all-Australian cast when the acclaimed West End revival production of CATS tours Australia from October this year.  Delta is confirmed to play the coveted role of Grizabella in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne and will sing Memory, one of the most well-known songs of all time. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

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