Willemijn Verkaik News

BWW Interviews: Kerry Ellis Talks WICKED And Her New Album!
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 05, 2014

UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn talks to Kerry Ellis about her return to Wicked, her new album, her forthcoming tour, and what her future plans are... (more...)

All Change For WICKED's Elphabas; Nikki Davis-Jones Out Of Tour And West End
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 29, 2014

A press statement from Wicked UK has revealed that Nikki Davis-Jones will no longer be starring as Elphaba in either the tour or the London productions of the show. (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones Withdraws from WICKED in West End and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, announced earlier this summer that Ashleigh Gray would join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday September 16, 2014 as Elphaba, as current cast member Nikki Davis-Jones was secheduled to join the London production from Monday October 27, 2014. Now according to the show's official Twitter feed, Davis-Jones has withdrawn form both productions. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scott Alan Performs 'Blessing' from Album 'KEYS'
by Stage Tube - Aug 09, 2014

Famed composer Scott Alan recently took part in the Broadway Gets GLAAD: A Benefit Concert on August 4, where he performed a rendition of his song 'Blessing' from his album KEYS: THE SONGS OF SCOTT ALAN. Check out his performance below! (more...)

Scott Alan Launches New Contest for BWW Series SONGS FROM MY LIVING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

How would you like to join composer Scott Alan on his new BroadwayWorld.com series 'SONGS FROM MY LIVING ROOM'? (more...)

BWW Interviews: WICKED's Emma Hatton Talks EDGES!
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 26, 2014

It's been a frantic fortnight for Emma Hatton, the Elphaba standby for Wicked in London. With Willemijn Verkaik leaving the show earlier than expected and Kerry Ellis going back into green in August, that means a short notice two-week run for Hatton - and she's also preparing for a concert version of song cycle Edges in the Delfont Room on August 1st. (more...)

Kerry Ellis to Return to West End's WICKED; Willemijn Verkaik Will Play Final Performance this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to welcome back the original British Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, who will recreate her celebrated performance from Monday 4 August until Saturday 25 October 2014*. Willemijn Verkaik will play her final performance as Elphaba this Saturday (19 July 2014 at 7.30pm**). She departs the production in order to have surgery to address an ongoing back condition. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Scott Alan's SONGS FROM MY LIVING ROOM Series Premiere- with Luke Edgemon!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 09, 2014

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the premiere episode of 'Songs from My Living Room'- a new series that goes into the home of one of today's most acclaimed contemporary songwriters, as he explains the stories behind his songs. The monthly series will feature special guests from all corners of the entertainment industry to help bring to life the music and lyrics of Scott Alan straight from his living room into yours. (more...)

Submit to Be in Scott Alan's 'In This Moment' Music Video!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Musical Theater composer Scott Alan has a music video in the works that fans can submit to be a part of. Alan writes on his Tumblr: (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones, Liza Sadovy and Philip Childs to Join West End's WICKED in October; Ashleigh Gray & More Join UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Richard Vincent (Boq) and Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba) will join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

by Darren Bell - Jun 22, 2014

It's West End LIVE! weekend! The stars of the shows are all part of a fantastic festival of free theatre in the middle of London, in the famous and historic Trafalgar Square - and here's our peek at what happened yesterday, with The Commitments, Once, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels all performing! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Willemijn Verkaik and Savannah Stevenson Sing WICKED at WEST END LIVE 2014
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2014

Willemijn Verkaik and Savannah Stevenson along with the cast of the hit West End production of WICKED performed multiple songs including 'As Long As You're Mine', and 'For Good' at West End Live 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Savannah Stevenson of WICKED!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 18, 2014

Let's get one thing straight before we talk about anything else. Can Savannah Stevenson - London's Glinda in Wicked - confirm or deny any of the rumours going round about the next Wicked cast change? (more...)

WICKED Becomes West End's 10th Longest Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is now the West End's 10th longest running show. Currently in its 8th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, this "wickedly good" (Sunday Express) original new musical has now been seen by over 5.5 million people since its London premiere in September 2006 and played over 3000 performances. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Scott Alan's digital EP, 'Anything Worth Holding on To', which includes songs written and performed by Alan, is out today, May 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Anderson & Petty's YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON at the St. James Studio
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Last month, a stellar line-up of vocalists performed a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St. James Theatre Studio on March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. Click below to watch highlights from the concert! (more...)

Disney Releases LET IT GO: THE COMPLETE SET ft. 50 International Versions
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Walt Disney Records has released 'Let It Go: The Complete Set', a 'three disc set' featuring fifty tracks consisting of official, international versions of the Academy-Award winning song (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

Scott Alan's 'Anything Worth Holding On To' EP Gets May 6 Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Scott Alan has just announced that he will soon release a digital EP titled 'Anything Worth Holding on To'. The album, which will include songs written and performed by Alan, will be released on May 6. The track listing is as follows: (more...)

Scott Alan to Return to Hippodrome Casino for May Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

After his recent concert at the IndigO2 in 2013, Songwriter Scott Alan will return to the Hippodrome Casino for five intimate concerts at the Hippodrome Casino. Alan will be joined by a rotating cast of special guests, to be announced closer to concert dates. (more...)

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