Billy Elliot on Tour


Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner to Bring Intimate New Year's Eve to Triangle Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players celebrates the end of the year in style with An Intimate New Year's Eve with Emily Skinner, on Saturday, December 31.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Practically Perfect MARY POPPINS At The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 30, 2016

Having a long run on Broadway from 2007 to 2013, it is safe to day that any incarnation of Mary Poppins will not disappoint even the most devoted fans. One thing is sure; this still remains one of the most popular tales to this day as confirmed by the enthusiastic, nearly sold out audience at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. The iconic story's musical adaptation, now playing through January 1st at the gorgeous Long Island venue, features an exceptional and spirited cast. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Italy Regional Awards Update
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Italy Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: CABARET FOR A CAUSE Presented at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Cabaret for a Cause was held on November 27th, 2016 at The Cutting Room as a fundraiser for Project Renewal. (more...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Retter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

UPDATE: Elton John Publicist Issues Strong Denial; Singer Will NOT Perform at Trump Inauguration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

While global superstar Elton John strongly voiced his support for Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 Presidential campaign, a key adviser to Donald Trump claims that the Grammy winner will perform at Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Spinal Surgery Gets Giuseppe Bausilio Back in Top Shape for Broadway
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2016

19 year-old Broadway veteran Giuseppe Bausilio has had a big year. Shortly after beginning performances in Cats, the Broadway dancer underwent a rare surgery to remove a vascular tumor in his back. Now he's on the road to full recovery, getting ready to return to Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Below, watch as he chats with Fox5 about his journey. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Opens November 30 at Mile Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. (more...)

The Evergreen Chorale Presents AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS & HOLIDAY CLASSICS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Evergreen Chorale presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors & Holiday Classics' for two performances only on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.  at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman Street, Denver and on Sunday, December 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mt. Vernon Country Club Rd, Golden. Tickets are $26/Adults, $22/62 and over and 13-18, $16/12 and under, and $20/groups of 10 or more, and available online at www.EvergreenChorale.org or by phone at (303) 674-4002. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annalisa Leaming and More in MARY POPPINS at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MARY POPPINS, now through Saturday, December 31, 2016, starring Annalisa Leaming in the title role. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Is A Soaring Achievement
by Herbert Paine - Nov 21, 2016

Billy Elliot is a spectacle of moving proportions, a celebration of the human spirit, that in its current presentation at Phoenix Theatre leaps and bounds with heartfelt fervor. Under Michael Barnard's direction, the opus is magnum, a grand collaboration of choreography, music, scenic design, lighting, and wardrobe ~ and a lustrous cast featuring Matthew Dean and Seth Judice, alternating as Billy. A must-see to lift the Holiday Season spirits! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sizzling Sneak Peek at Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2016

Company XIV's adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, runs tonight, November 21, through January 7 in a limited seven-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Click below to watch highlights in a new trailer for the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch A Trailer For THE RED SHOES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES has its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth tonight, with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017.  (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Extended Until 25 March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Due to popular demand after returning to the West End, Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls has been extended until 25th March 2017. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Billy Elliot is an inspiring celebration of a boy who trades in his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Wes Pope & Richie Mastascusa
by Broadway's Backbone - Nov 17, 2016

In this episode: Wes Pope & Richie Mastascusa have performed on Broadway, the West End, and at Radio City Music Hall. They've graced the silver screen and television in everything from Gap commercials to Dr. Oz. They we the first gay couple to be on 'Fear Factor' and are known for facing the fear factor of the next chapter of their careers. The thing that makes this episode so special is their joy of life or 'joie de vivre'. They solve everything from showbiz to politics with laughter, and its contagious. In today's climate, listen to these two talented men face the unknown, giggling all the way. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the family-friendly, holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from November 30 - December 24. (more...)

BWW Review: BROKEN BISCUITS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 15 November 2016
by Ruth Deller - Nov 16, 2016

This story of teenage friendship is a funny and touching new play with three fantastic performances from talented young actors. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NCT's SPAMALOT Starring Jeff McCarthy, James Ludwig, Ta'Rea Campbell and More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2016

North Carolina Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot, the first show of their 2016/17 Season. Leading the quest as 'King Arthur' is Jeff McCarthy (Broadway: Side Show, Chicago, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast). James Ludwig (Broadway: Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) will star as 'Sir Robin', and the show will also feature Ta'Rea Campbell as 'The Lady of the Lake' (Broadway: Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors Tour: Sister Act). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Opening Tonight at NC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

North Carolina Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot, the first show of their 2016/17 Season. Leading the quest as 'King Arthur' is Jeff McCarthy (Broadway: Side Show, Chicago, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast). James Ludwig (Broadway: Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) will star as 'Sir Robin', and the show will also feature Ta'Rea Campbell as 'The Lady of the Lake' (Broadway: Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors Tour: Sister Act). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Skip Into Schuster Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association along with NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical ELF to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Nov. 22-27, as part of the Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Guest Artist Line-Up - Tony Yazbeck, Caissie Levy and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced an exciting new guest artist line-up for its spring performances with The New York Pops and Music DirectorSteven Reineke. On Friday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, the orchestra and Maestro Reineke continue their Carnegie Hall season with Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb, a celebration of composer John Kander's 90th birthday and five-decade partnership with lyricist Fred Ebb. Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck joins previously announced Caissie Levy performing songs from the duo's biggest Broadway sensations including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman,The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago. Previously announced guest artist Joshua Henry is unable to appear in this concert due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Jr. at The Grove this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Grove Theatre is proud to announce Elf The Musical Jr, starring Kylend Hetherington who starred in Billy Elliot on Broadway and on the National Tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Rodney Glen Roberts, THE WIZARD OF OZ began previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sexy, Stunning Shots from Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Company XIV presents an adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. NUTCRACKER ROUGE runs from November 21 - January 7 in a limited 7-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

The Grove Theatre to Present ELF THE MUSICAL JR.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The Grove Theatre is proud to announce Elf The Musical Jr, starring Kylend Hetherington who starred in Billy Elliot on Broadway and on the National Tour.  Broadway musical is based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2016
by - Nov 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Casting Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central PA Regional Awards Update - Christopher Quigley, Dan Deal and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - THE MIRACLE WORKER Winning Best Play!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards Update - Tacoma Little Theatre Winning Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards Update - BILLY ELLIOT Leading 'Best Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards Update - Susan Wefel, Jolie Jaffe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update - Xavier Orozco in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL to Play Roanoke Children's Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, Roanoke Children's Theatre brings a fantastical, magical, musical adventure to the stage with SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Trailer for the 20th Anniversary Production of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the tour schedule for the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (more...)

BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 6, 2016

Jest End has returned to London's Waterloo East Theatre one year on from its most recent run at the venue. Lovingly pointing the finger at the West End's latest shows, best-loved stars and recent hot topics, Jest End is London's answer to off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Firehouse Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Come be a part of a live 1940's studio audience, as an ensemble of actors bring dozens of characters to life on the radio - to tell the story of George Bailey in this beloved American holiday classic!  It's A Wonderful Life the Radio Play directed by Derek Whitener (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Billy Elliot) and Musical direction and original composition by Scott A. Eckert.  (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT ¬Ė THE MUSICAL erstmals in Deutschland!
by Marcel Konrath - Dec 5, 2016

Die englischsprachige Originalproduktion vom Londoner West End ist vom 28. Juni bis 23. Juli 2017 exklusiv im Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt Hamburg zu erlebenBilly Elliot - THE MUSICAL begeisterte bereits mehr als 11 Millionen (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 4, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street. The show brings together talented kid performers from the stage and screen-many of whom have already appeared on Broadway and on tour-and others who are Broadway bound. The script was penned by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love & Cupcakes: The Musical; Fashion Academy: The Musical) with original songs by Thommie Retter and Rick Hip-Flores (In Transit; Fun Home; Billy Elliot). BroadwayWorld was able to snap some photos of the event's rehearsal! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sizzling New Shots from Company XIV's Holiday Show NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Company XIV's adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, runs now through January 7 in a limited seven-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. BroadwayWorld has a sizzling new batch of stills from the show below! (more...)

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