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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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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