Walsh And Russell To Feature In Stiles & Drewe's PETER PAN, Oct 25!Walsh And Russell To Feature In Stiles & Drewe's PETER PAN, Oct 25!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Entertainment stalwart and star of stage and screen Bradley Walsh (Coronation Street, Law and Order UK, The Chase) will take to the stage to perform the iconic role of Captain Hook. Also announced, Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell (Call The Midwife, Songs For A New World, Soho Cinders) will take on the role of Mrs Darling. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOATFull Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 9/28/2014Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 9/28/2014
by BWW - Sep 28, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/28/2014 for Des Moines (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA to Launch UK Tour in 2015Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton present a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA!, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and with new choreography by Drew McOnie, which will tour the UK and Ireland next year, opening at the Derngate Theatre Northampton on 19 February 2015. (more...)

Sheila Hancock Joins Cast Of Concert PETER PAN At AdelphiSheila Hancock Joins Cast Of Concert PETER PAN At Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Reprising the role of The Storyteller, legendary British actress Sheila Hancock has been confirmed as the latest name to take to the stage for this special evening. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 9/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for Des Moines (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for Des Moines (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This OctoberAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's BURNT HOUSE, which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces ExtensionSheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces, due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat.  The production which opens on 16 December 2015, with previews from 10 December, will now run until 23 January 2016. (more...)

Sally Ann Triplett to Bring MY AMERICAN DREAM to Feinstein's/54 Below Next MonthSally Ann Triplett to Bring MY AMERICAN DREAM to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sally Ann Triplett in MY AMERICAN DREAM on November 21 and 27, 2015. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This OctoberAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's BURNT HOUSE, which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA - A New Girl of the CindersBWW Reviews: Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA - A New Girl of the Cinders
by Jimmy Ferraro - Oct 23, 2014

If you like classic fairytales with a new, comedic, contemporary twist, Rodgers + Hammerstein's "CINDERELLA" is the show for you, and the entire family! (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West EndChichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions presents the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island, which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from today 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

RUPERT Heads to Sydney's Theatre Royal Tonight Before 2015 West End DebutRUPERT Heads to Sydney's Theatre Royal Tonight Before 2015 West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

On Thursday 29 August 2013 the Melbourne Theatre Company presented the World Premiere of Rupert, David Williamson's take on the greatest media mogul of all time, which enjoyed a sell-out season and critical acclaim. The production then had its USA premiere at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, where it received standing ovations. (more...)

BWW Review:  A Wonderfully Sung CINDERELLA for the Modern Age Comes to the National TheatreBWW Review: A Wonderfully Sung CINDERELLA for the Modern Age Comes to the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 19, 2015

A stellar cast of actor-singers, a first-rate orchestra, and solid technical elements are just some of the reasons why this national tour production - directed by Mark Brokaw - is a worthy one to attend during its brief stay at Washington DC's National Theatre. (more...)

West End's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Screen with National Theatre Live?West End's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Screen with National Theatre Live?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Not only will the Young Vic's spring 2014 production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE make its West End debut at Wyndham's in February, but the play could also be screened via National Theatre Live. (more...)

Simon Webbe & Gareth Gates to Star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGSSimon Webbe & Gareth Gates to Star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that's trotting into the West End this summer. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyOKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

This new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes from the producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler On The Roof. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: PRETTY WOMAN! A Cavalcade Of Charming Cinderella Stories - Rodgers & Hammerstein, Disney, Kenneth Branagh, INTO THE WOODS, EVER AFTER & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: PRETTY WOMAN! A Cavalcade Of Charming Cinderella Stories - Rodgers & Hammerstein, Disney, Kenneth Branagh, INTO THE WOODS, EVER AFTER & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2015

Today we are celebrating the many stage and screen iterations of CINDERELLA. (more...)

New Jazz Musical FOR THE LAST TIME to Receive Industry Reading This WeekNew Jazz Musical FOR THE LAST TIME to Receive Industry Reading This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical by celebrated writer/composer Nancy Harrow (Maya The Bee, This Side of Paradise), directed by Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower) with music direction by Cody Owen Stine, will get an invite-only industry reading on March 13, 2015. (more...)

CINDERELLA Returning to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre This YearCINDERELLA Returning to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

LHK Productions are whisking us off to a magical ball this Christmas time, as they announce that the spell-binding tale of Cinderella will return to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre from Thu 10 Dec 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016. Tickets are already on sale. (more...)

Louise Dearman Joins Cast Of OF THEE I SING, July 30Louise Dearman Joins Cast Of OF THEE I SING, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Louise Dearman joins the cast of Of Thee I Sing, which plays at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday July 30. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Coming to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next MonthDIRTY DANCING Coming to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

THE SMASH-hit musical Dirty Dancing comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (August). (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay MusicalsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

The landmark Supreme Court ruling handed down late last week instating national legalization of marriage rights for all individuals is a cause celebre for the country at large, particularly the Broadway community who has vocally and vociferously fought for equal acceptance for all for decades. Given the preponderance of LGBT people in the theatre community itself, this victory is a particular joy for many to celebrate. As a result of this momentous event, now is the ideal time to take a look back at the most important and notable musicals that have appeared on Broadway in the last several decades to shine a light on the gay community, ranging from portrayals of closeted individuals trapped and unable to find acceptance in a conservative society all the way to the out and proud representations available to see in some currently running smash hits. Additionally, who could forget all of musicals that have touched upon LGBT issues over the years - from the campy to the controversial to the highly acclaimed. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bonnie Lythgoe Presents CINDERELLABonnie Lythgoe Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

Will Cinderella meet the man of her dreams? Will Prince Charming win our heroine's heart? Or will the Ugly Sisters stop 'Cinders' from going to the ball? All will be revealed at the beautiful State Theatre when Bonnie Lythgoe Productions presents the most magical musical panto of them all, 'CINDERELLA', opening on Friday 1 July and running amok until Sunday 17 July. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the WingsAaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Anna Francolini and Michael Xavier will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. (more...)

Official: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARDOfficial: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company.  (more...)

Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD Finds Leading Men for London RunGlenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD Finds Leading Men for London Run
by Jessica Khan - Jan 21, 2016

Glenn Close has found her leading men for SUNSET BOULEVARD at the London Coliseum this spring. (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End RunBAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS to the West End, at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and The Arts Theatre, London. (more...)

Official Update: Disney Comments on FROZEN's Future Broadway Plans!Official Update: Disney Comments on FROZEN's Future Broadway Plans!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, Disney's FROZEN is aiming to hit the stage by 2017. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the movie musical's Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez met with the film's writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, head of Disney Theatricals Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway and West End director Alex Timbers to discuss their options. Lee is writing the book with guidance from the Lopezes, who have also written 'a couple' of new songs for the show. (more...)

Breaking News: FROZEN Aiming for the Stage by 2017; Alex Timbers to Direct!Breaking News: FROZEN Aiming for the Stage by 2017; Alex Timbers to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

FROZEN is aiming to hit the stage by 2017. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the movie musical's Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez met with the film's writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, head of Disney Theatricals Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway and West End director Alex Timbers to discuss their options. (more...)

Lily James and Richard Madden to Lead Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West EndLily James and Richard Madden to Lead Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Lily James and Richard Madden will play Shakespeare's iconic, star-crossed lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Kenneth Branagh next spring for his new theatre company's inaugural season at the Garrick Theatre in London. (more...)

Emma Thompson in Talks to Play 'Mrs Potts' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEASTEmma Thompson in Talks to Play 'Mrs Potts' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, another British superstar named Emma could be joining the cast of Disney's new live-action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Emma Thompson is in negotiations to play 'Mrs. Potts' opposite Emma Watson as 'Belle'. (more...)

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama's NEW: 2016 Set for A Nation's Theatre FestivalRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama's NEW: 2016 Set for A Nation's Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama present the Richard Burton Company's annual weeklong celebration of new writing. NEW returns for a third exciting year with another four world premieres at home in Cardiff before transferring once again to the Gate Theatre, a venue known to springboard the most exceptional new talent. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect FitBWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect Fit
by Elee Schrock - Dec 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reviews the National Tour of 'Cinderella' in its Chicago stop. (more...)

The Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENTThe Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Aviary announces the creative team for its staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, the inaugural entry in the organization's Hatchlings play reading series. (more...)

Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

INTO THE WOODS, hitting theaters on December 25th, is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Let's see what the critics say! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock RoyaltyFLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock Royalty
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 12, 2014

Today we are heralding the long-awaited Broadway return of international rock icon Sting with a salute to his theatrical work. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA, New Wimbledon Theatre, December 9 2014BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA, New Wimbledon Theatre, December 9 2014
by Gary Naylor - Dec 10, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a panto packed with audience-pleasing routines and splendid performances, one that continues this venue's tradition of big shows with big stars. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 8, 2015BWW's On This Day - August 8, 2015
by - Aug 8, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The PalacePhoto Flash: New Shots from Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Palace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that's trotting into the West End this summer. Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Alison Jiear (Olivier Nominated - Jerry Springer The Opera, On The Town, Britain's Got Talent), Leanne Jones (Hairspray), Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) and Daniel Buckley (Book of Mormon) star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, the latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Scroll down for new shots of the cast onstage! (more...)

Lauren Samuels and More To Sing At THE WRITERS' PLAYGROUND At The Union Theatre, September 7Lauren Samuels and More To Sing At THE WRITERS' PLAYGROUND At The Union Theatre, September 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

The Fairground Theatre Company will present a cabaret of new musical theatre writing - The Writers' Playground - at the Union Theatre on Sunday September 7. (more...)

Adriana Jones' AN ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTOR to Premiere at 2014 WOMEN AT WORK Festival, 9/22 & 9/26Adriana Jones' AN ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTOR to Premiere at 2014 WOMEN AT WORK Festival, 9/22 & 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

An Anonymous Contributor, an original solo show about the shadowy world of academic ghostwriting, will receive its premiere production as part of the 2014 Women at Work Festival at Stage Left Studio (214 W 30th Street, 6th floor). Performance dates are September 22nd at 7:30 pm and September 26th at 9 pm. The show is written and performed by Adriana Jones and directed by Christine Zagrobelny. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 OctoberChichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More Set for Uptown Players' 2016 SeasonMOTHERS AND SONS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More Set for Uptown Players' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2016 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Dallas City Performance Hall. (more...)

Amy Lennox Set for THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre BelfastAmy Lennox Set for THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre Belfast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Amy Lennox will play Cathy in Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical  'The Last Five Years' at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 24th June - 4th July 2015, replacing previously-announced Laura Tebbutt who is no longer available for the run. (more...)

Jessie Hart & Lewis Kirk to Join DIRTY DANCING UK TourJessie Hart & Lewis Kirk to Join DIRTY DANCING UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage have announced that Jessie Hart will join the record-breaking tour to star as the idealistic Baby Houseman. Jessie recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and has since played 'Agnes' in the ITV drama Arthur and George and the lead role of 'Gerda' in The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre). Jessie will begin performances in Dirty Dancing from 30 April 2015 at the Birmingham Hippodrome. (more...)

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