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Shaftesbury Theatre (London, )
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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Based on the film starring Doris Day and the screenplay by James OíHanlon.

In Dakota Territory, Calamity Jane a gun-toating tom-boy with a larger-than-life personality. However, the army lieutenant she has her eye on doesnít see her finer qualities. She soon finds herself in Chicago where her competition is a beautiful actress.



GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

Mercy Street Theatre Company Kicks Off 16/17 Season With THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR: WITH WILD ABANDON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its third season on October 10 with The Mercy Street Affair: With Wild Abandon, a classy cocktail party and festival of new short plays that will take place at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. at 7:00 pm.  Cost of entry is a suggested donation of $15.  To RSVP, please visit http://www.mercystreettheatre.org/affair2016/. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kerrie Anne Greenland and Laura Bunting Sing 'I Will Never Leave You' from SIDE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2016

Side Show is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co and audiences and critics have been unanimous in their praise for leading ladies Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Award winner for Les Miserables) and Laura Bunting (Elphaba in Wicked, Maureen in Rent) who portray real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. (more...)

Helen Welch Dazzles Audiences and Listeners Alike with her Newest Album 'Spellbound'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Critically-acclaimed vocalist Helen Welch is known for her live stage performances which explore a diverse range of musical compositions, starting with the 1930s up through present-day. (more...)

Helen Welch Dazzles Audiences And Listeners Alike With Her Newest Album Spellbound
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Jodie Prenger to Star in First Major Revival Tour of SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will embark on a UK tour in 2017. Opening on Thursday 2 March in Bromley, Shirley Valentine will star much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

The Belgrade Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ¬ó X FACTOR's Rhydian to star!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

There's a giant flesh-eating plant coming to Coventry in Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre on a UK tour this October! X Factor's Rhydian leads the cast in this '50s sci-fi spoof musical taking to the Belgrade's Main Stage. (more...)

Mercy Street Theatre Company Kicks Off 16/17 Season With THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR: WITH WILD ABANDON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its third season on October 10 with The Mercy Street Affair: With Wild Abandon, a classy cocktail party and festival of new short plays that will take place at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. at 7:00 pm.  Cost of entry is a suggested donation of $15.  To RSVP, please visit http://www.mercystreettheatre.org/affair2016/. (more...)

Coming Soon at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Tonight Hayes Theatre Co held its twice-yearly COMING SOON event, where programming announcements for 2017 were made.  (more...)

Virginia Gay As Calamity Jane At Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical - Calamity Jane is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West. (more...)

Sheena Easton To Make West End Debut In 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Sheena Easton - the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world - is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. (more...)

LES MISERABLES To Premiere In The Middle East Tonight Featuring Australian Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will have its Middle East premiere at Dubai Opera, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai on 15 November 2016. The much-loved and critically acclaimed show will open the city's first purpose-built performing arts theatre. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co Unveils Act Two of 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Earlier this evening Hayes Theatre Co unveiled the shows that will be making up Act Two of 2017 with productions to be staged from July through to December 2017.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Ali Harper is Doris Day
by Guest Blogger: Dearna Doglione - May 5, 2016

The last two Sundays, Christchurch's Court Theatre has been filled with the shared stories and boisterous laughter of two solid staples of New Zealand theatre. It is easy to see why a viewing of Ali Harper's one-woman show 'The Doris Day Special' is such a charming mix of tears and laughter with these two talented and powerful women at the helm. (more...)

BMOS Celebrates 130 Years with a Production of CALAMITY JANE at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Yeehah! Birmingham's oldest Musical Theatre Company BMOS is celebrating its 130th anniversary -  with a return to the stage at the New Alexandra Theatre. Birmingham Midland and Operatic Society, which launched in 1886, will bring a brand new production of Calamity Jane to the venue from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 June 2016.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017
by - May 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2016
by - May 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jodie Prenger Stars in SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Fasten your seatbelts as the Belgrade Theatre is whisking audiences away with Shirley Valentine on the Main Stage this June! Award-winning actress Jodie Prenger will star in Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy which is visiting Coventry as part of a 30th anniversary tour. (more...)

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

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

Jodie Prenger in 30th Anniversary Production of Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will visit the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 24 - Saturday 29 April on its UK tour, starring much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre to Continue Family Fun Fest with THUNDER AND POTATOES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company continues its Family Fun Fest with the tall tales, legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, riddles, rhymes and games, which mix together to create the family-friendly play with songs, Thunder and Potatoes, which will be presented at Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Lister Talks West End Revival of 42ND STREET
by Marianka Swain - Mar 15, 2017

Actor Tom Lister is best known for playing Carl King on Emmerdale, but he's also amassed a number of stage credits, including Legally Blonde, Calamity Jane and Water Babies. He's currently starring in the West End revival of 42nd Street, alongside Sheena Easton, Clare Halse and Stuart Neal. The show begins previews on 20 March. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CALAMITY JANE Is A Fun Filled, Feel Good Night Of Energetic and Entirely Engaging Entertainment
by Jade Kops - Mar 12, 2017

Virginia Gay is completely captivating in a compelling performance of Calamity Jane. (more...)

London's Immersive SWEENEY TODD Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street welcomes the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), reprising their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016
by Jade Kops - Jun 7, 2016

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016 (more...)

Helen Welch to Perform at Cain Park, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cain Park is proud to present critically-acclaimed vocalist and entertainer Helen Welch on Friday, July 22 in the Alma Theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Joanna Francis, Jon Robyns, Karen Mann and More Join SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further casting to be announced. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Full casting is announced today for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to theatres across the UK in a brand new tour for 2016, opening at Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 4 August 2016. Full tour schedule attached. There will be a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 23 August. (more...)

SISTER ACT UK Tour Opens at the Curve Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, opens tonight 30 July 2016. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Full casting is confirmed for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

Wicked Star Sam Lupton Joins Rhydian In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS UK Tour
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Full casting has been announced for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to theatres across the UK in a brand new tour for 2016, opening at Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 4 August 2016. There will be a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 23 August. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Neglected Musicals will present the musical classic Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 3 August. Directed by Richard Carroll, the Doris Day movie musical with legendary songs like Secret Love, The Black Hills of Dakota and The Deadwood Stage will star Virginia Gay as Calamity. (more...)

The Watermill Celebrates 50 Years of Producing Theatre and Three London Transfers in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

This year, The Watermill Theatre, celebrates 50 years as one of the most successful regional producing theatres in the UK. (more...)

New Podcast 'Every Musical Ever' Makes its Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Fans of musical theatre and movie musicals everywhere have a new must-listen podcast which has just dropped its first full-length episode on iTunes. Every Musical Ever promises to 'go Over The Rainbow, Into The Woods and On The Town to where the Company is Wicked'. (more...)

Virginia Gay Leads CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co present Virginia Gay in Calamity Jane. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from March 8, the full cast of Calamity Jane has been announced.  (more...)

Carol Burnett Returning to Television in New Comedy from Amy Poehler
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 3, 2017

Comedic icon Carol Burnett is set to return to television in a new pilot picked up by ABC from executive producer Amy Poehler. (more...)

Silent Screen Star Hits the Road in SUNSET BOULEVARD; UK Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian will present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and directed by Nikolai Foster, SUNSET BOULEVARD will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September), before touring the UK and Ireland. See the tour schedule below, with more dates to be announced soon. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Announces Cast for Australian Premiere of SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. This will be the Australian premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that tells a stunning tale of sisterhood. With music from the composer of Dreamgirls, SIDE SHOW is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from 'circus freaks' to megastars. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Heart-warming Comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to The Marlowe Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.  (more...)

THE APPLE TREE, ANYTHING GOES!, CALAMITY JANE and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 20th season of five classic musical revivals: The Apple Tree by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; Bells Are Ringing by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with music by Jule Styne; The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart; Anything Goes!, back by popular demand; and Calamity Jane by Sammy Fain. (more...)

New Revival of SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. Next week, a new production starring Jodie Prenger will run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow forming part of a major revival of the classic story. (more...)

Kurt Weill Foundation's 20th Annual Lotte Lenya Competition Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Bradley Smoak, 32 of Cary, NC, won First Prize in the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Smoak took home $20,000, the largest single prize amount given in the competition's nineteen year history. (more...)

SHIRLEY VALENTINE comes to Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makeschips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. (more...)

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