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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...



The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. 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...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Damian Buhagiar On Returning To IN THE HEIGHTS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2016

Damian Buhagiar's credits include the UK tour of Jersey Boys and Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith. He's now returned to the West End production of In the Heights in the role of Sonny, which he originated at Southwark Playhouse in 2014, in time for the show's first birthday at King's Cross this Friday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Sean Holmes On Reviving SHOPPING AND F***ING
by Marianka Swain - Sep 23, 2016

Sean Holmes has been Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith since 2009. Memorable productions during his bold and varied tenure include Three Kingdoms, Saved, Bugsy Malone, Ghost Stories, the Secret Theatre programme, and the Olivier Award-winning Blasted. Next up is a revival of Mark Ravenhill's provocative Shopping and F***ing. (more...)

Curve's WIPERS Named Finalist for Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 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...)

Prestigious UK Theatre Award Nominates Curve
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Headlines First Major London Production of THE WILD PARTY
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

As Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and starring Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, The Wild Party will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February 2017 as the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group and a home for new musical theatre. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

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...)

THE TWITS Adds Shows at the Curve, Readies for Phizz-Whizzing UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 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...)

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...)

BWW Review: SHOPPING AND F**KING, Lyric Hammersmith, 14 October 2016
by Liz Cearns - Oct 15, 2016

It's been twenty years since Mark Ravenhill's notoriously titled Shopping and F**king was first staged at the Royal Court. In his foreword for the Lyric Hammersmith's anniversary production, Ravenhill describes the show's scandalous reputation - and its actual reception. 1996 audiences may have been - largely - ready to nod seriously at plays highlighting such 'issues', but this production, directed by Sean Holmes, seems aimed at a broader demographic than just the theatrical intelligentsia. (more...)

Lyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces Casting for SAVING JASON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's new dark comedy Saving Jason, created by the two-time Olivier Award nominated writer of the West End/Broadway hits Glorious! and End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter. Directed by Steven Dexter, the cast includes Jacques Miche, Tor Clark, Cory Peterson, William Oxborrow, Julie Armstrong and Paddy Navin. Saving Jason will play at Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016, with a press night on Monday 7 November, 7pm.  (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...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Albuquerque (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

West End's Kids Week Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Dance Thriller JEKYLL & HYDE at the Old Vic
by Roy Tan - May 25, 2016

New dance thriller JEKYLL & HYDE is now playing at the Old Vic, with press night tomorrow. It's devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The show stars Daniel Collins as Dr Jekyll, Tim Hodges as Mr Hyde and Rachel Muldoon as Dahlia. The cast also includes Ashley Andrews, Joao Carolino, Carrie Taylor Johnson, Anabel Kutay, Ebony Molina, Fraya Rowley, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Barnaby Thompson and Jason Winter. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 6/05/2016
by BWW - Jun 5, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/05/2016 for Albuquerque (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 5
by Audition Roundup - Jun 5, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 5, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: BUGSY MALONE Opens at Lyric Hammersmith
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Bugsy Malone returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for a limited 12-week run following the critically acclaimed, Olivier-nominated 2015 production, which marked the reopening of the revamped building and the UK's first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade.  Starring a diverse range of talented young performers aged nine and over, the lead roles are being performed by three different casts in rotation. Several members of 2015 production are returning, alongside talented youngsters making their professional debut.  (more...)

Photo Flash: BUGSY MALONE Celebrates Opening Night at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Bugsy Malone returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for a limited 12-week run following the critically acclaimed, Olivier-nominated 2015 production. Starring a diverse range of talented young performers aged nine and over, the lead roles are being performed by three different casts in rotation. Several members of 2015 production are returning, alongside talented youngsters making their professional debut. Bugsy Malone opened on June 24, and BroadwayWorld has a peek at the opening festivities below! (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12 week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. The Lyric's main house will be transformed for this production with part of the audience seated on the stage, creating a bold intimate experience within their Victorian auditorium. (more...)

Curve Announces Cast of BUGSY MALONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Curve has announced a local cast of over 30 young performers and a home-grown orchestra for this year's Made at Curve Community Production, Bugsy Malone. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/12/2016 for Albuquerque (more...)

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning team is thrilled to announce the casting for its second Stage Experience production - The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS 'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.' FRIDAY JULY 28th & SATURDAY JULY 29th at 7:00 PM AT THE WESTMINSTER ARTS CENTER @ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL - Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere onWednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (PressNight: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS 'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.' FRIDAY JULY 28th & SATURDAY JULY 29th at 7:00 PM AT THE WESTMINSTER ARTS CENTER @ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: West End Theatres Send a Message To The World: London Is Open!
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the world to know that despite the recent Brexit vote, his city is still a thriving example of diversity and culture. (more...)

Top 10 London Family Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not - there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. (more...)

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS 'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.' FRIDAY JULY 28th & SATURDAY JULY 29th at 7:00 PM AT THE WESTMINSTER ARTS CENTER @ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ (more...)

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning team is thrilled to announce the casting for its second Stage Experience production - The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Starts Rehearsals with a Bark at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Dress rehearsals for this year's Stage Experience production of the Wizard of Oz started off with a bark today as cast members welcomed a real life Toto to the stage of Theatre Royal. After weeks of searching for the perfect Cairn Terrier, Angus, who lives with Sara Hollaran and Eunice Smith of Pollock, Glasgow got stuck into life as an actor this morning ahead of the curtain going up on Oz tomorrow at 7pm. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts' Summerstage Students to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts invites you on a 'peachy' musical adventure with the cast of 'James and the Giant Peach Jr.' brought to you by Summerstage Camp at NJSDA. The young cast are bringing this show to the big stage on Friday July 28th and Friday July 29th at 8:00 PM at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College. (more...)

Playhouse Players Youth Production of BUGSY MALONE JR. Opens 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'Take a Shot' with Buck Creek Players as we wrap up our 42nd season of quality theater with The Playhouse Players Youth Production of Bugsy Malone JR. Opening on Friday, July 29th, and continuing for two weekends through August 7th, curtain times are at 8PM on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30PM matinees on Sunday. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue. A biennial fundraiser for The Blaine Jarrett Memorial Scholarship Fund, admission is $18 for everyone, with $3 from every ticket automatically donated to the scholarship fund. Reservations are recommended, and may be reserved securely online with no added fees at www.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling our automated reservation line at (317) 862-2270 (option 1). Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Lord Puttnam Joins Array of IBC2016 Keynote Speakers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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Anton Stephans to star in GUYS SING DOLLS at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2016

X Factor star Anton Stephans comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Guys Sing Dolls from August 22nd. (more...)

Last Chance To See BUGSY MALONE at Lyric Hammersmith
by Marianka Swain - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith's critically acclaimed stage production of Sir Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone, directed by Sean Holmes, will end its scheduled run at the Lyric on Sunday 4 September 2016. (more...)

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