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 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!
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...)

Sheila 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...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

August 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 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 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 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 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...)

Simon 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, 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...)

Final Season of RIZZOLI & ISLES Among TNT's 2016 Summer Premieres
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

TNT's chart-topping hit Rizzoli & Isles is back this summer with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston's toughest crime-solving duo. The show will return this summer for its seventh and final season. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, March 24, 2016
by Robert Gould - Mar 25, 2016

Robert Gould reviews the Simon Greiff-helmed revue of Stiles and Drewe songs, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre for BWW. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical CINDERELLA, 4/23 & 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical "Cinderella.' (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Conclude 2016 Season with A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Second Thought Theatre brings its thrilling 2016 season to a close with the area premiere of A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle. (more...)

Youth Music Theatre UK to Bring WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR - THE BUSTED MUSICAL to Theatre Royal Brighton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After their smash hit Olivier Award nominated musical Loserville, Busted's James Bourne and award winning writer Elliot Davis team up with critically acclaimed Youth Music Theatre UK for a third time to present electrifying new show What I Go To School For - the Busted musical! (more...)

CINDERELLA 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...)

Popcorn Hat Players to Present CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players will present Cinderella, an original work based on the traditional fairytale, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 on the Select Medical Mainstage in the new Gamut Theatre located at 15 N. 4^th Street in downtown Harrisburg. The box office will open at 9:30 a.m. and the play will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tickets to the performance are $8 and can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 717-238-4111.  Cinderella will continue July 13 through August 20 with performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m! (more...)

Anthony Van Laast Teams Up With Kenneth More For New Musical BOORSKALE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE.  (more...)

Louise 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 Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

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

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

Cast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's Globe
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. After a critically acclaimed 2015 run at Kneehigh's Asylum, Emma Rice's family show will be brought to London for the first time, before embarking on a major international tour of the UK and US. It tells the story of the rehearsed D-Day landings in Devon's Slapton Sands, and stars Katy Owen as the heroine Lily, Mike Shepherd as her grandfather, Adam Sopp as the evacuee Barry, and Nandi Bhebhe and Ncuti Gatwa as American soldiers Harry and Adi. (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS UNSEEN, Oran Mor, July 1 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 2, 2016

Songs Unseen is a performance that aims to create opportunities for Scottish and Scottish-based composers to have their work seen and ideas developed. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Gary Lamont, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis Join Cast of King's Theatre Glasgow's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment have announced that River City star Gary Lamont and Rab C. Nesbitt actress Elaine MacKenzie Ellis will appear in this year's spell-binding production of Cinderella, alongside Gregor Fisher, Des Clarke and Tony Roper.  (more...)

SOUND 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, 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 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...)

Official: 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 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 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...)

Kit Harington-starring DOCTOR FAUSTUS Announces Three-week Extension and Full Cast
by Marianka Swain - Feb 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the Jamie Lloyd Company's production of Doctor Faustus will extend its run at the Duke of York's Theatre by three weeks. Full casting has also been announced, with Jenna Russell taking the role of Mephistopheles. Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong join Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), who plays the title role. (more...)

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions Releases Promo Video of Upcoming Summer Production CINDERELLA
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 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. Check out a preview here! (more...)

Royal 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'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 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...)

Ilan Galkoff Joins BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. (more...)

Washington 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 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...)

Uptown Players to Host 14th Annual Fundraiser BROADWAY OUR WAY This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Uptown Players presents its 14th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '16, running May 5 - 8, 2016 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Amy 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...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

Jessie 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...)

British Playwright Arnold Wesker Dies at 83
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

British playwright Arnold Wesker, whose works include 'Chips with Everything' and 'Chicken Soup with Barley', has died at the age of 83. (more...)

Uptown Players Hosts '2016 Pride Write One-Act Play-Writing Competition'; Deadline May 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, announces a one-act play writing competition for 2016. In memory of long-time volunteer and Uptown Players supporter, Perry Thompson, Uptown Players Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival invites submissions of original manuscripts that deal with issues or characters that are identified as gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender or contain a gay sensibility. (more...)

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