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Based on the film of the same name by Ian Fleming.

Chitty, a magical car, sails the seas and flies through the air carrying its eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts; his children, Jemima and Jeremy; beautiful Truly Scrumptious; and loony Grandpa Potts as they try to escape from the Baron and the evil Child Catcher.


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by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

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Daniel Evans Announces Final Season as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Daniel Evans today announces his final season as Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director, including the eagerly anticipated news of the Crucible's Christmas show, Irving Berlin's whip-cracking musical Annie Get Your Gun. The season also includes two world premieres on the Crucible stage - an adaptation of a classic novel and an exciting new musical set in Sheffield. A poignant moment in the city's history is told on the Studio stage along with a heart-warming family tale for the festive period. (more...)

Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition Celebrates 35 Years With Tour, Book, Documentary, Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Based in Los Angeles, the internationally recognized Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition celebrates 35 years of inspiring young dancers with its continuing 2015-2016 National Touracross the United States, a star-studded 35th Annual Convention Gala Event and National Finals this summer in Orlando, a new book expected in June 2016, and the upcoming Behind the Curtain documentary scheduled for completion in 2017. Led by legendary and very busy choreographer/dance educator/performer Joe Tremaine, one of the most influential dance personalities in the country today, the innovative annual convention includes master dance classes with professional teachers/choreographers and competitive opportunities in approximately 24 U.S. cities for over 50,000 dancers each year from across the United States and around the world. Tremaine is well-known in the industry for performing, choreographing, and/or teaching dance to scores of celebrities including Paula Abdul, Christina Applegate, Cher, Helen Hunt, Gene Kelly, and Diana Ross, to name just a few. For additional information, please seehttp://www.tremainedance.com. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Magic and Mystery to Portland Ovations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, Portland Ovations is proud to announce it is bringing the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Merrill Auditorium in Portland, ME on April 15th and 16th as part of a 45 city U.S. tour. (more...)

Matt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 23, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Matt Gillett will take the role of The Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Matt was already a part of the ensemble when the producers discovered his talent for playing this iconic role. John Stalker, Executive Producer of Music & Lyrics, said: 'We are delighted to offer Matt this starring role having understudied the part of The Childcatcher since the beginning of the show in Leeds. Matt's performance will have everyone on the edge of their seats!' Martin Kemp, who currently plays The Childcatcher, leaves the production on April 24 and Matt will be taking over the role from May 4 in Milton Keynes. (more...)

2016 Tommy Tune Awards Nominations Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, 'Stars In Your Eyes'. (more...)

TUTS Announces Nominees for 14th Annual Tommy Tune Awards, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, "Stars In Your Eyes". (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, ASSASSINS, THE JUNGLE BOOK and More Set for Fountain Hills Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to announce the 2016-17 Season for its Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth stages as well as our Sizzlin' Summer Show. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Open Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

A party invitation?! Piggie is thrilled!  But when she remembers she has never been to a party, she asks her best friend Gerald, the elephant, to accompany her. Good thing Gerald knows how to party!  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the current UK tour, the new production of Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK. This second tour of the smash hit musical will visit venues across the country until the spring of 2018. Casting, dates and locations for the 2017/18 tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. From May 4 until 2 October 2, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious, and from May 4 until August 21, Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, returns to the show from August 24. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour opened at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse and Studio 52 will present a new musical version of Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Jr. from March 11 through 20 at the Playhouse Downtown. Written in 1961, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH was the first novel Dahl penned for children before going on to author Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and many others including the film adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Phill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, is set to return to the show from 24 August, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Wednesday 19 until Saturday 29 October 2016. (more...)

WICKED Star Louise Plowright Passes Away at Age 59
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Actress Louise Plowright, perhaps best known for her role as Madame Morrible in WICKED, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer this week at the age of 59. (more...)

London Cabaret Queen Miss Hope Springs to Make NYC Debut at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Playing the piano and singing an acclaimed repertoire of all original witty and moving songs, ex-Vegas nightclub chanteuse Miss Hope Springs (created, written and performed by Mr Ty Jeffries) brings her laugh-out-loud-move-you-to-tears one woman West End smash-hit show to NYC for the very first time. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 7, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Boise winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS - Jamie Foreman, Robert Hands and More Join Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew! - Feb. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the hit new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre onTuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anthony Warlow Sings 'If I Were a Rich Man' From FIDDLER
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2016

The Australian production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, starring Anthony Warlow, has just unveiled footage of the musical's iconic number 'If I Were A Rich Man.'  Below, watch Warlow bring the song to life onstage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anthony Warlow and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Company Bring 'Tradition' to Oz
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2016

The Australian production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, starring Anthony Warlow, has just unveiled footage of the musical's iconic number 'Tradition'. Below, watch Warlow and the company bring the song to life onstage in Oz! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Manford, Martin Kemp and More in Rehearsals for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. Check out a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

Four New Seasons to Join West End's JERSEY BOYS in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

From Tuesday 15 March, there will be four new Seasons joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March.  This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed.  (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

New British Musical to Premiere at Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

This Easter, Wales Millennium Centre will premiere its first full-scale, original musical, ONLY THE BRAVE, produced with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions and Birdsong Productions. Based on the real lives of men and women caught up in the D-Day landings, this new production will star David Thaxton, Caroline Sheen and Neil McDermott, directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

Molly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Molly Pope (Found), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon), & Bret Shuford (Cirque Du Solei's Paramour) will be joining the line up of amazing performers who will be singing at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in Broadway Babylon 101: Everything Old Is New Again, Sunday, January 31st at 9:30 P.M. (more...)

First Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The first images were released today of Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater rehearsing for hit West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow, touring the UK in a brand new production from February. (more...)

Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, who recently starred as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at the York Theatre Company, brings an all new show, 'Lucky In Love,' to Metropolitan Room on Monday, February 8 at 7pm. Creighton will sing a love and romance-themed repertoire in honor of the season, and you can expect to experience a spectrum from laughter to tears. Special guest will be 'Mamma Mia' star, Judy McLane. Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The show has a $30 cover charge and a two-drink minimum per person. To reserve, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Young People's Theatre Workshop to Host 'Come Home to YPTW' Concert, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Young People's Theatre Workshop (YPTW) will host Come Home to YPTW, a concert featuring alumni star performers on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m.  at The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.  Download a ticket order form at www.yptw.org   The purpose of the concert is to raise funds for YPTW's spring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a technically expensive production that requires a "flying" car.  All funds raised from the concert will be used to support the production. (more...)

Lucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Nice Swan Announces CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Workshop Led by Nia Jermin on June 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Nice Swan is excited to be hosting a workshop day on Friday 3rd June (May Half Term) with the fantastic Nia Jermin who is currently touring the UK in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

? Flat Rock Playhouse and Studio 52 will present a new musical version of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Jr. from March 11 through 20 at the Playhouse Downtown. Written in 1961, James and the Giant Peach was the first novel Dahl penned for children before going on to author Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and many others including the film adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. (more...)

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

First images are released today of End of the Rainbow, which opens at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester this Thursday ahead of a 5-month UK Tour. The production features Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland, Gary Wilmot as Anthony and Sam Attwater as Mickey. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Belgrade Coventry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow makes its awaited return to the stage, playing at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Tues 23 to Sat 27 Feb as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour Opens at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening night below! (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

Liza Pulman to Bring Hollywood to the UK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Liza Pulman brings you an evening of some of the greatest songs from the silver screen.  Her glorious voice, charming personality and quirky comedic skills make her a unique entertainer.  The evening will take you on a musical journey celebrating the golden age of Hollywood and beyond.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: Punchy Characters And Catchy Tunes Carry The Show In OLIVER!
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Apr 9, 2016

BWW Review: BWW Review: Punchy Characters And Catchy Tunes Carry The Show In OLIVER! (more...)

PANTOMIME Returns to the London Palladium With CINDERELLA, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Qdos Entertainment, the world's biggest pantomime producer, today announces that for the first time in nearly three decades they are bringing pantomime 'home' to the magnificent London Palladium in the very heart of Theatreland. A magical production of the classic rags-to-riches tale Cinderella will be transformed into a breath-taking family extravaganza with glittering sets made especially for this iconic West End stage. The production will run from Friday 9 December 2016 until Sunday 15 January 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch a Day in the Life of JERSEY BOYS: A JOURNEY TO THE STAGE
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2016

On Tuesday 15 March, four new Seasons joined the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March.  This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed.  In the video below, Jersey Boys: A Journey to the Stage, follows a day in the life of the show's four new Seasons, Matt Corner (Frankie Valli), Simon Bailey (Tommy De Vito), Declan Egan (Bob Gaudio) and Mat Hunt (Nick Massi).  Check it out! (more...)

Official: Marc Kudisch Will Step Into FINDING NEVERLAND on April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Tony-nominated Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch will step into the duo roles of Charles Frohman and Captain James Hook in the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland, the story of how Peter became Pan, beginning Tuesday, April 12. As previously announced, ensemble member Paul Slade Smith will play both roles until Kudisch steps into role. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandThe Musical.com. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Brad Oscar & N'Kenge to Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series welcomes Jamie deRoy & friends for a star-studded cabaret show, Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The iconic Birdland is at 315 W. 44th Street in New York's theatre district. (more...)

Marc Kudisch Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the Next Captain Hook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer recently took his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's Finding Neverland on April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. Paul Slade Smith will take over the role temporarily beginning this week. Sources have told us that Broadway favorite Marc Kusdisch will take on the role next, officially joining the company on April 12. (more...)

Barbara Broccoli Named BAFTA's Vice President for Film
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Barbara Broccoli OBE has been appointed Vice President for Film. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Begins This Month at Her Majesty's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Direct from a sell-out Sydney season, the cult musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, has arrived in Adelaide for 10 days only with Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth seasons to follow. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

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