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Based on the film by Alan Parker

The pie-flinging, pinstripe-wearing, pint-sized classic has finally made it to the musical stage in this adaptation of the hit film that catapulted a young Jodie Foster to stardom!brbrA cast of youngsters play Prohibition-era mobsters in this tongue-in-cheek tribute to the 1920s gangster flick. It seems Fat Sam, who runs one of the most popular speakeasies in town, is in danger of being closed down by his "business rival" Dandy Dan. Enter baby-faced Bugsy Malone (Scott Baio in the film), a killer with the ladies and a definite asset to Fat Sam. Unfortunately, Bugsy has also caught the eye of Sam's girlfriend Tallulah (Jodie Foster in the film)-though he's set his designs on the showgirl Blousey Brown...



Photo Flash: Stars Celebrate 40 Years of National Youth Music Theatre at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The National Youth Music Theatre celebrated its 40th birthday in style - with ENCORE: 40 Years of NYMT, a star-studded West End gala night at the Adelphi Theatre. The glittering evening, on Sunday 30 October, featured an array of performances celebrating the last 40 years of NYMT, lots of surprise guests and items and some previews of what is to come. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Casting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Casting has been announced for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, being staged by Northampton's Royal & Derngate this Christmas. (more...)

Curve's WIPERS Named Finalist for Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Curve has announced its production of Ishy Din's play Wipers has been selected as a finalist of the Best Stage Production at this year's Asian Media Awards. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Oct 16, 2016

Choreographer Drew McOnie's recent work includes Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic, Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith, and In the Heights at King's Cross Theatre, for which he won an Olivier Award. He's currently directing and choreographing the UK premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, which begins previews at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 30 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Rehearsals for ALADDIN at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM Cha Chas Into the UK for Christmas, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first UK staging of STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL - based on the much loved film that inspired the world to dance - is to premiere at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, tonight 30 November 2016, playing a season through until Saturday 21 January 2017 (Press Night: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

Polka Theatre to Present BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Before Launching National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Meet the little pig with big dreams in Polka's new stage adaptation of Dick King-Smith's much loved novel Babe, The Sheep-Pig. Featuring stunning puppetry, original music and a charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, Babe, the Sheep-Pig runs on Polka's Main Stage from 25 Nov 2016 - 5 Feb 2017 for the whole family ages 5 and up. With a subsequent national tour throughout 2017, this is Polka's biggest ever production. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announce 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced details of Timothy Sheader's 10th season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Dine Centre Stage With The Stars At Curve's Inaugural Charity Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Curve is asking audience members to swap the stalls for the stage at its inaugural celebrity gala dinner and charity auction on Wednesday 9 November. (more...)

Bristol Hippodrome Announces BUGSY MALONE as 2017 Stage Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Anybody who is anybody will soon walk through that door…  (more...)

WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE Exhibition Tells Story of Contemporary Memorial at the Curve
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Curve tells the story of the contemporary memorial We're here because we're here, with an exhibition presented by 14 - 18 NOW and the National Theatre, until Sat 6 May. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2017 season opens with the musical On The Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including the hit song "New York, New York", On The Town will be the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Open Air Theatre. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Tucker On Her First Solo Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2017

Actress and singer Rachel Tucker has impressed in leading musical theatre roles both in the West End and on Broadway, including Wicked, We Will Rock You and The Last Ship. She's also performed in plays such as Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and released an album. Now, she's embarking on her first solo tour, which travels the UK this summer and also transfers to New York in September. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Atlanta (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Curve Adapting Roald Dahl's GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve is delighted to announce a new Made At Curve co-production of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine for Christmas 2017.  (more...)

Ian McDiarmid's FAUST X 2 Opens Tonight at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Watermill Theatre presents the premiere of Faust x 2, adapted by Olivier and Tony award-winning Ian McDiarmid who plays the titular role. Daisy Fairclough will play Gretchen with Jacques Miche in the role of Mephisto. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for South Carolina (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Roald Dahl's THE TWITS Heads Out on Phizz-Whizzing UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Roald Dahl's classic tale of the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever meet, The Twits, is headed out on a national tour. The Twits joins other recent Curve productions such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sister Act, Hairspray, Wipers and the recently announced Sukanya on the road. (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today WILTON'S MUSIC HALL announces a revival of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, opening for a limited run from 08 April. (more...)

BWW Interview: X FACTOR's Anton Stephans On His New Zedel Show
by Marianka Swain - Feb 8, 2017

Anton Stephans became a household name following his stint on The X Factor. His musical theatre credits include Porgy and Bess, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Moby Dick, and tonight he brings his show Brave to Live at Zedel. (more...)

Ian McDiarmid's FAUST X 2 Finds Full Cast at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the full cast for the premiere of Faust x 2, adapted by Olivier and Tony award-winning Ian McDiarmid who plays the titular role. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Cleveland (more...)

Curve Holding Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Curve has today announced auditions for the Curve Young Company & Community Production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Christmas musical, Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge. (more...)

LSBU School of Arts and Creative Industries Teams with Lyric Hammersmith for New Master's Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

London South Bank University's (LSBU) School of Arts and Creative Industries has joined forces with the Lyric Hammersmith to launch a new Creative Performance Practice Master's degree for students wanting to forge a career in the performing arts industry. (more...)


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Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Full Casting for THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the musical comedy, The Addams Family. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

???????Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast of the musical comedy, The Addams Family which will arrive in Glasgow next year.  (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Dec 14, 2016

The story of Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas took to the Shea's stage last night for a 5 day run. Based on the 1983 movie, we now have a full blown musical version of A CHRISTMAS STORY that faithfully recreates much of the classic tale. (more...)

THE TWITS Kicks Off Tonight at the Curve Before Phizz-Whizzing UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Due to gloriumptious audience demand, Curve has not only announced an additional five performances of Roald Dahl's The Twits, but the classic tale of the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever meet will also go on a national tour in 2017. (more...)

Curve Seeks Submissions for Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Curve has announced it is now seeking a musical theatre composer for the next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme placement, which will be based in Leicester from October 2017 for a six month period. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists to Design for Lyric Hammersmith, Unicorn Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

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