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Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell
Based on the film by Bryan Forbes

This adaptation of Mary Hayley Bell's celebrated novel and its film incarnation (which starred the author's daughter, Hayley Mills, and Alan Bates) was an absolute triumph in its English stage premiere and subsequent presentation at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. We are extremely proud to announce its availability for production in the U.S. and Canada. When three rural children discover a wounded fugitive hiding in their barn, they believe him to be Jesus Christ. In a vow of secrecy, the village children harbor the stranger. When he is ultimately betrayed, the adults rush to 'save' their children with sorrowful consequences. A parable about faith, conviction and the fragile optimism of youth, WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND is a musical that soars with human spirit.

the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the Screenplay by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouseand the film by Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes; Russell Labey & Richard Taylor; Richard Taylor

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BroadwayWorld Exclusive: Casting Announced for THE LAST TYCOON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

F Scott Fitzgerald's 'THE LAST TYCOON' opening Upstairs at the Arts in the West End on August 17th. As part of its four week run, there will also be a special GALA HOLLYWOOD EVENING on Friday 19th August - where the audience can dress up in Hollywood Glamour style and be offered a glass of champagne on arrival - and get to mingle with the cast after the show - which includes: (more...)

FAVOURITE SINS AND CHOCOLATE BARS - SONGS BY ALEX JAMES ELLISON, ROBERT GOULD & FRIENDS at The Union Theatre, October 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Brighton-born actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who recently supported Samantha Barks on her UK concert tour, will present a concert of songs with his music performed by himself and some special guests from the world of  West End musical theatre at the new Union Theatre on Sunday October 2. (more...)

'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

 Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural "Broadway in Concert" series for the 2016-17 season.  Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017).   Series and single tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Single tickets start at $40, or purchase the series for packages of $100, $150, or a VIP package of $275, which includes a post-concert reception with the artists. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

Top 40 Obscure Musicals of All Time- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - Nov 25, 2015

For our most recent BroadwayWorld Reader Question, we asked everyone to name their favorite forgotten or obscure musicals, because I think we all need an avenue through which to express our true love for our favorite musical- and find the others out there who share our obsession. (more...)

Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. BroadwayWorld previously reported that the duo were in negotiations for the show, but the official word came today. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Strand Theater Announces Full Cast for MURPHY'S LAW
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Strand Theater in Zelionople, Pennsylvania has announced the complete cast for their upcoming production of the musical comedy Murphy's Law running May 13 - 15, 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/3/2016 - FAMILIAR, IRONBOUND, SCHOOL OF ROCK in San Fran & More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

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: FAMILIAR opens off-Broadway, SCHOOL OF ROCK hits the West Coast and more! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/22/2016 - DRY POWDER, THE FATHER, ALW, Sondheim and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2016

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: DRY POWDER opens and THE FATHER begins, plus two legendary Broadway composers celebrate their birthday! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 16, 2016

Although I don't remember seeing the film of THE LITTLE MERMAID in theatres, I do recall being five years old when the VHS tape was released. Watching on the 12-inch screen in my grandmother's guest room, I'd sing as I played, rewound and replayed the tape for hours on end. The fact that I'd have to wait for years to play my dream role onstage was then unimaginable. Later, when the Broadway production opened in 2007, not only had I not grown into a mezzo-soprano mermaid, but I'd also begun a different job with Disney Theatricals as a manager in their New Amsterdam Theatre. Despite sitting in on several meetings about Disney's plans to renovate the Lunt-Fontane Theatre for Ariel and her friends, I somehow never found myself "under the sea" during the show's brief run. This weekend's performance by Dallas Summer Musicals definitely showed me what I'd missed! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Tour Returning to Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5million taken. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Sets Further UK, Ireland Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott have announced that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5million taken. (more...)

Cast Announced For Musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of heart-warming chamber musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre, which runs from 10 August to 3 September. This is the first musical to be staged in PARK90, and British director Matthew Illife directs a brand new cast in this premiere. Press Night is Thursday 11 August, 7pm.   (more...)

Evans, Savile, Tierney And More To Join Ceili O'Connor In Her Cabaret THE UNDERSTUDY AND FRIENDS at The Century Club, July 11
by Robert Gould - Jun 15, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Ceili O'Connor's cabaret 'The Understudy And Friends' at Century on July 11. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Valerie Perri and Susan Egan Take Part in Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural 'Broadway in Concert' series for the 2016-17 season. Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017). (more...)

BroadwayWorld Exclusive: Casting Announced for THE LAST TYCOON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

F Scott Fitzgerald's 'THE LAST TYCOON' opening Upstairs at the Arts in the West End on August 17th. As part of its four week run, there will also be a special GALA HOLLYWOOD EVENING on Friday 19th August - where the audience can dress up in Hollywood Glamour style and be offered a glass of champagne on arrival - and get to mingle with the cast after the show - which includes: (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING On Tour In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5million taken. (more...)

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Concert Sets Encore at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Miss Whistle Down The Wind in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below last month? Don't fret! Broadway Records has just announced an encore, set for January 24th at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

THE GUYS Opens 1/20 at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

A new production of The Guys, a play by Anne Nelson, opens on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and will honor the 150th Anniversary of the New York Fire Department, Father Mychal Judge, OFM, the first certified fatality in the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Lt. Joseph G. Leavey Foundation. The play will begin at 7:30pm at the Davenport Theatre, a converted firehouse on West 45th Street, and will run through Jan. 23. (more...)

Christian Conn Leads Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

9/11-Themed Play THE GUYS Opens Tonight at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

A new production of THE GUYS, a play by Anne Nelson, opens tonight, Jan. 20, and will honor the 150th Anniversary of the New York Fire Department, Father Mychal Judge, OFM, the first certified fatality in the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Lt. Joseph G. Leavey Foundation. The play will begin at 7:30pm at the Davenport Theatre, a converted firehouse on West 45th Street, and will run through Jan. 23. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz About BE MORE CHILL
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 19, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

This week FEINSTEIN'S/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, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/16-1/17/2016
by - Jan 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 17, 2016 - Sunday, January 17, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 18-24, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Klea Blackhurst, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 17, 2016

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: 'Merman's Apprentice' Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, & More; New Musicals at 54: Big Red Sun by Georgia Stitt and John Jiler; Bobby Conte Thornton at 54 Below; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below; and Whistle Down The Wind: In Concert. (more...)

Christian Conn and More Lead THE METROMANIACS, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll, runs now through 19 March, with press night set for tonight 25 February 2016.  (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins Tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll, begins tonight 19 February through 19 March. Press night is slated for 25 February 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)

Lena Hall, Well-Strung & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/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/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/5-12/6/2015
by - Dec 6, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 6, 2015 - Sunday, December 6, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for December 7-13, Featuring Christine Pedi, Daniel Reichard, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Dec 6, 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: Christmas Carols with Chris McCarrell; Ethel Merman's Broadway Starring Rita McKenzie; Christine Pedi: SNOW BIZNESS; Daniel Reichard's 'Under the Mistletoe'; Whistle Down The Wind: The Concert - NYC Premiere! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 20, 2015
by - Dec 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Naples Native Actress Lana Neuman to Make Equity Debut in TheatreZone's SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Equity actress Lana Neuman makes her professional debut as the innocent and morally upstanding Susan Hunsecker, the young sister of the sinister New York columnist J.J. Hunsecker, in TheatreZone's production of Sweet Smell of Success. Based upon the 1957 film noir, the Tony-award winning musical opens the professional theatre group's 11th anniversary season with 11 performances January 7 through January 17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Josh Young, Emerson Steele & More Sing WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 14, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below just presented Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's Whistle Down The Wind: IN CONCERT, featuring Josh Young, Justin Matthew Sargent, Emerson Steele, Brian Charles Rooney, Jessica Waxman, Gregory Sullivan, Melissa VanPelt, Joshua Colley, Peyton Ella and The Shapiro Sisters. Produced by Van Dean, Whistle Down The Wind included musical direction by Jacob Carr and direction by Pat Cerasaro. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Set For NYC Premiere At 54 Below, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

New York City will whistle a new tune this December! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Use Westminster Venue for New Musical Tryouts
by Jessica Khan - Dec 10, 2015

After workshopping his new musical SCHOOL OF ROCK at New York City's Gramercy Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber is eager for a space to try out musicals in the UK. (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Well-Strung, Lena Hall & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

This December and January, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at Feinstein's/54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins.  (more...)

Josh Young, Emerson Steele, The Shapiro Sisters and More Set for WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's Whistle Down The Wind: IN CONCERT has announced a starry cast for its New York City premiere on December 13, 2015. (more...)

Well-Strung, Michael Feinstein, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST TYCOON's European Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ruby In The Dust presents the European Premiere of The Last Tycoon, the last novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald, who died before he completed his masterly study of Hollywood in its heyday. (more...)

JOE & ALEX - S.M.I.L.E - IT'S A DUVET DAY Comes To Leicester Square Theatre Lounge On September 4
by Robert Gould - Aug 16, 2016

Actor/singer/songwriters Joe Sterling and Alex James Ellison will come together for one night at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge on Sunday September 4 to present an intimate evening of their own acoustic music. (more...)

Strand Theater Announces Full Cast for MURPHY'S LAW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

The Strand Theater in Zelionople, Pennsylvania has announced the complete cast for their upcoming production of the musical comedy Murphy's Law running May 13 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Lewis Griffiths, Katie Hartland and Carlie Milner Lead New DIRTY DANCING Tour
by Marianka Swain - Apr 18, 2016

Casting has been announced for a new UK and Ireland touring production of DIRTY DANCING. Lewis Griffiths (Jersey Boys, Ghost and Legally Blonde tours, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent and Whistle Down The Wind in the West End) will star as Johnny Castle, while recent Central graduate Katie Hartland makes her professional musical theatre debut as Baby Houseman. Carlie Milner, who began as part of the Dirty Dancing ensemble in 2014 and subsequently took over the role of Penny, reprises her performance. (more...)

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