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


Hottest Articles on BWWMoviesWorld.com for 9/20/2015 - 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWMoviesWorld.com from 9/20/2015 - 9/27/2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at TIFF: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
by Walter McBride - Sep 24, 2015

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Zoe Kazan's new film OUR BRAND IS CRISIS was one of the movies showcased at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year! The film stars Bullock as 'Calamity' Jane Bodine and is produced by Clooney. The film focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. (more...)

Tiff Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
by Walter McBride - Sep 24, 2015

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Zoe Kazan's new film OUR BRAND IS CRISIS was one of the movies showcased at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year! The film stars Bullock as 'Calamity' Jane Bodine and is produced by Clooney. The film focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographer Nick Winston On LET'S DANCE AGAIN
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 16, 2015

Nick Winston began his career as a performer, appearing in the West End productions of Chicago, Fosse, Kiss Me Kate and Disney's Beauty & The Beast. His extensive choreographic work has been seen across Europe, America and Asia. Credits include, Annie (National Tour), Flash Mob (Sadler's Wells), White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Calamity Jane (National Tour), Sweeney Todd (The Royal Exchange), Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall), Loserville (West End), The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall), The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North), Il Turco in Italia (Garsington Opera) & Fortunio (Grange Park Opera).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - THE WHITE FEATHER Debuts Tonight at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical THE WHITE FEATHER at the Union Theatre, tonight 16th September - 17th October 2015 (opening night 18th September). It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHITE FEATHER Premiere at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical THE WHITE FEATHER at the Union Theatre, 16th September - 17th October 2015 (opening night 18th September). It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: National Harvest & Cowboy Festival Rocks Silver Dollar City
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 9, 2015

If you want to see one of the most amazing displays of color, you will be thrilled to attend the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival held each fall in beautiful Branson Missouri. You will see hundreds of cowboys sauntering about, as if the entire cast of Oklahoma suddenly blew in with the wind. This is certainly the most gorgeous display of autumn colors I have ever seen in my life. (more...)

Photo Flash: MISS SAIGON's Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, and More Take Home Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

The second annual West End Wilma Awards took place on Friday afternoon, 30 October 2015, at The Hippodrome Casino. Below, check out the full list of winners and some snapshots from the awards' red carpet! (more...)

Nicholas Pound, Fra Fee and More to Lead PUTTING IT TOGETHER Irish Premiere This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The cast has been announced for the Irish premiere of PUTTING IT TOGETHER by Stephen Sondheim this Christmas in Belfast. (more...)

2nd Annual Mercy Street Affair to be Held 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its second season with THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR, a classy soiree and new plays festival featuring live music, pastries, and craft cocktails inspired by the plays in the upcoming 2015/16 season. THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR takes place November 9, 2015 at The Foxhole Chicago, 2444 W. Montrose Ave. at 7:30 pm. The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $15. To RSVP, please visit www.mercystreettheatre.org. (more...)

Blak Yak Theatre & Phoenix Theatre to Present SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

POLISH your disco balls and set your glitter beams to fabulous - the cosmic cabaret Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is set to blast off this November and December. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Curve today announces casting for the theatre's productions of Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES and Lionel Bart's classic musical, OLIVER! (more...)

Verity Rushworth Lands Lead Role in UK Tour of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Verity Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany's from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty's Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King's Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.  She will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates have been previously announced.  Truman Capote's classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).  (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...)

Sophia Ragavelas Joins Cast of CALAMITY JANE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon present the Watermill theatre production of "Calamity Jane" and have announced that SOPHIA RAGAVELAS will join the cast as 'Katie Brown from Tuesday 26 May. (more...)

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY starring Jodie Prenger, opening on Wednesday 2 March 2016, following a season at the Watermill Theatre from Thursday 28 January to Saturday 20 February 2016.  Full tour schedule attached with further dates to be announced. www.tellmeontour.co.uk  (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...)

Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Jack F. Lee (born John Francis Lee), beloved musical director of both stage and screen, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in his home at the age of 86. Mr. Lee was one of Broadway's leading conductors and musical directors who worked with composers/lyricists John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Jule Styne, Richard Rogers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Alan Jay Lerner, Maury Yeston, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Sandy Wilson, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. (more...)

Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie Will Star in THE PILLOWMAN at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Granite, Cabaret and A Play, A Pie and A Pint actors Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie are set to return to the city to star in a thrilling new production of The Pillowman created in Aberdeen. (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...)

Pixie Lott to Take On Lead in West End's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Pixie Lott will star as Holly Golightly in a limited 12-week season of Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West End in 2016.  This will follow the first UK and Ireland tour of Truman Capote's classic tale brought to life so memorably by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film.  It will be presented in a co-production with the Curve Theatre, Leicester.  The novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Odling (One Man, Two Guvnors).  (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING Returns to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from tonight 3 June - 11 July. (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...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere Season 2 of GUNSLINGERS, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The 19th-century territory west of the Mississippi was a rough place, swarming with outcasts, murderers, thieves, gamblers and bounty hunters. (more...)

Dylan Edward Asher Pens IT'S A CALAMITY, JANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

POMPANO, Fla. - (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...)

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...)

American Heroes Channel Premieres Season 2 of GUNSLINGERS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

The 19th-century territory west of the Mississippi was a rough place, swarming with outcasts, murderers, thieves, gamblers and bounty hunters. (more...)

Curve to Release World's First 360¬į Theatre Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Curve, one of the UK's most technologically advanced theatres, is harnessing the very latest technology by releasing¬† a 360¬į panoramic performance of the hit musical¬†Calamity Jane¬†in a bid to make first class theatre accessible to all, a world first and true technological breakthrough. (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...)

HBO to Resurrect DEADWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

A modern western may be making a return to cable television. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as 'Deloris Van Cartier' in the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further dates and full casting to be announced shortly. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

The Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence Honors Top Authors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Something new arrived at Dog Ear Publishing this year - a unique way for the company to recognize its top-notch authors. The Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence, given to just nine of Dog Ear's 2015 releases, honors books that earned the company's highest marks from a highly skilled editor. (more...)

Barber and McGuire Join Lott In BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 28, 2016

The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barber & De Malo Pixie Lott for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Full Cast Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote'sBreakfast at Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Lucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin Productions Announce TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at the Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin Productions are delighted to present the Watermill Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY starring Jodie Prenger, at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Monday 9th May. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette.  (more...)

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY Starring Jodie Prenger Announces Full Tour Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Jamie Wilson, Gavin Kalin Productions and Paul Elliott are delighted to present a national tour of the Watermill Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY starring Jodie Prenger, opening on Wednesday 2 March 2016, following a season at the Watermill Theatre from Thursday 28 January to Saturday 20 February 2016.  Full tour schedule attached. www.tellmeontour.co.uk (more...)

Cast Set for THE WHITE FEATHER at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical The White Feather at the Union Theatre. It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. (more...)

Diane Keen & Graham Cole Set for YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Following a celebrated critical response at 2014's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Steve Wood's debut play, You're Never Too Old - a wry comedy for two actors of a certain age - marks its first UK tour this autumn when it opens at the Yeovil Octagon on September 11th 2015. (more...)

DORIS DAY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 7, 2015

Get all of Doris Day's best-loved movie musical classics! (more...)

Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films. Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films: Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut. Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films. On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae. Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951). Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel. Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting. Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra. Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song. The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name. Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable. Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison. Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson. That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant. The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner. Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner. And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson. Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll. 20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)

CHICAGO, SISTER ACT & More Set for New Alexandra Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The internationally award-winning musical Chicago will be the Christmas show at the New Alexandra Theatre this year, it was announced today. (more...)

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