Willemijn Verkaik News

BWW Reviews: WILLEMIJN VERKAIK - IN CONCERT, Ambassadors Theatre, August 25 2015BWW Reviews: WILLEMIJN VERKAIK - IN CONCERT, Ambassadors Theatre, August 25 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 26, 2015

Whether you're in Holland, Germany, the UK or the US, Willemijn Verkaik should need no introduction. Donning the Wicked green make-up in all four countries, Verkaik's credits include Donna in Mamma Mia, the Killer Queen in We Will Rock You and most recently Kala in Stuttgart's Tarzan. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/2015 - Misty Dances Into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Opens HAMLET and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/2015 - Misty Dances Into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Opens HAMLET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Misty dances into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Cumberbatch brings HAMLET to life and more! (more...)

Gemma Oaten, Lauren Varnham, Bradley Jaden, Joe Tracini & More Join Scott Alan's Hippodrome ResidencyGemma Oaten, Lauren Varnham, Bradley Jaden, Joe Tracini & More Join Scott Alan's Hippodrome Residency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan returns to London for a two-week residency at The Hippodrome Casino. Featuring a different guest each night, the nine concerts will celebrate Alan's work in nights filled with heartfelt songs, the stories behind them and many surprises. Tickets are now on sale here. (more...)

NEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekNEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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by - Aug 23, 2015

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 23, 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: Newsboys of New York Reunite at 54 Below!; Mike Schwitter; Ben Thompson; Willemijn Verkaik; and Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion. (more...)

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors TheatreVictoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Special guests are announced today for the one-off solo concert of Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik, playing for one night only at the Ambassadors Theatre next Tuesday 25 August 2015. (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik Joins the Cast of DISNEY'S TARZAN in GermanyWillemijn Verkaik Joins the Cast of DISNEY'S TARZAN in Germany
by Iris Moebius - Aug 14, 2015

After much success on Broadway and in the West End, Willemijn Verkaik returns to the stage in Germany and will take on a principle character in the Disney Musical TARZAN. She is going to play the ape mother "Kala". "The role of Kala is not only a vocal and an acting challenge, but also a physical one. I will, like all other apes, literally fly above the audiences. Something like that doesn't happen in any other musical, and that's what makes TARZAN unique", so the excited Willemijn Verkaik. Rehearsals are already underway; her premiere at the Stage Apollo Theater in Stuttgart, Germany is planned for August 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Willemijn Verkaik macht sich bei den Proben zu DISNEY'S TARZAN zum AffenPhoto Flash: Willemijn Verkaik macht sich bei den Proben zu DISNEY'S TARZAN zum Affen
by Iris Moebius - Aug 10, 2015

Auch am Wochenende wird im Stage Theater in Stuttgart fleißig gearbeitet. Fur Willemijn Verkaik sind die Proben derzeit voll im Gang, bevor sie Ende August dann als Affenmutter Kala im DISNEY MUSICAL TARZAN auf der Buhne stehen wird. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

 Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik will play a one-off solo concert at the Ambassadors Theatre on Tuesday 25 August 2015. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jul 14, 2015

Willemijn Verkaik kehrt nach ihren großen Erfolgen am Broadway und West End nach Stuttgart zuruck und ubernimmt in Disneys Musical TARZAN die Hauptrolle der Affenmutter „Kala". „Die Rolle der Kala ist nicht nur gesanglich und schauspielerisch, sondern auch korperlich eine große Herausforderung. So werde auch ich, wie alle anderen Affen, uber den Kopfen der Zuschauer fliegen. So etwas gibt es nur bei TARZAN und macht dieses Musical einzigartig", freut sich Willemijn Verkaik. Probenstart wird fur Willemijn Mitte Juli sein, ihre Premiere im Stage Apollo Theater ist aktuell fur Ende August geplant.  (more...)

Scott Alan to Launch London Residency in SeptemberScott Alan to Launch London Residency in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan returns to London for a two-week residency at The Hippodrome Casino. Featuring a different guest each night, the nine concerts will celebrate Alan's work in nights filled with heartfelt songs, the stories behind them and many surprises. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Jason Robert Brown in Concert at London's Royal Festival HallPhoto Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Jason Robert Brown in Concert at London's Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Three-time Tony Award winning composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer Jason Robert Brown presented a very special show tonight, May 26th, 2015 at London's Royal Festival Hall, showcasing some of his best loved work. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jason Robert Brown, On His Solo Show, BRIDGES, L5Y And More!BWW Interviews: Jason Robert Brown, On His Solo Show, BRIDGES, L5Y And More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Daisy Wheeller talks to Jason Robert Brown about his forthcoming solo show at the Royal Festival Hall - as well as his musical theatre repertoire. (more...)

Verkaik, Erivo And More Announced As Jason Robert Brown's Special Guests, May 26!Verkaik, Erivo And More Announced As Jason Robert Brown's Special Guests, May 26!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Today, the special guest artists for Jason Robert Brown's concert have been announced. Taking the stage, Broadway and West End sensation Willemijn Verkaik (star of Women On The Verge Of A nervous Breakdown, Wicked), Cynthia Erivo (The Colour Purple, I Can't Sing), Eleanor Worthington Cox (Youngest ever recipient of a Laurence Olivier Award), Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music) and West End stars Oliver Tompsett and Matt Henry who will all bring his dazzling scores to life with full orchestra. (more...)

Scott Alan Will Make Concert Debut in Barcelona This SpringScott Alan Will Make Concert Debut in Barcelona This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

After selling out four concerts in London, acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan will follow his evenings at the St James Theatre (May 3rd with over 20 surprise guests) and the St James Studio (May 4th - 6th with The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo) by making his Spanish concert debut on May 11th in 'Scott Alan: Barcelona & Friends. (more...)

Ian McIntosh, Willemijn Verkaik and More to Appear on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Live from The Theatre Cafe, April 10Ian McIntosh, Willemijn Verkaik and More to Appear on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Live from The Theatre Cafe, April 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

To mark its third year on air at Resonance 104.4fm, and to celebrate the Olivier Awards 2015, The Curtain Up Show will broadcast live from The Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue on Friday 10th April from 4.00pm - 5.30pm. In front of an invited audience of industry professionals and theatre fans, Tim McArthur will be chatting to some of this year's nominees, and finding out what this prestigious honour means to them, just two days before the big event! (more...)

West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Extends into AugustWest End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Extends into August
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The West End hit musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown announces that it will extend its run to Saturday 22 August 2015. (more...)

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by - Jan 18, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: Watch WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast Perform 'Madrid'STAGE TUBE: Watch WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast Perform 'Madrid'
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, now playing at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig,Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley,Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. Below, watch as the cast sings the opening number, 'Madrid.' (more...)

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