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6-7 Great Newport Street Leicester Square
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Dave is a young Irish boy seeking the big time in London. Set amid hedonistic gay culture, straight Dave learns that things are not as straightforward as they seem.


FROM PAGE TO STAGE Announces Casting for New Musical Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre has announced the casting for its three semi-staged readings: Whatsonstage Award nominee Beverley Klein (Platonov, Ivanov, National Theatre; Candide; ENO), Ian Reddington (EastEnders; Coronation Street), Gerard McCarthy (Beautiful Thing; Hollyoaks), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Shafetsbury Theatre; Legally Blonde, Kilworth House) and Union J's Jaymi Hensley are all taking part in the season at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Union Theatre Sets CLOSER TO HEAVEN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, the musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, which returns to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For CLOSER TO HEAVEN Return To Union Theatre From Oct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, the musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, which returns to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to the Unicorn Theatre, Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Closer to Heaven, the musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, will return to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

Ghost Whisperer James Van Praagh brings an evening of Spirit Talk to The Ridgefield Playhouse This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 Mankind has long sought to understand the mysteries of the afterlife and communicate with lost loved ones. World renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh brings us one step Closer to Heaven by resolving our concerns of the afterlife and offers a bridge to reconnect hearts and souls across the veil. HamletHub Whole New You Series presents James Van Praagh at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. and is partially underwritten by Green Rocks Inn, Nutmeg Livery Service and Reliance Merchant Services.   (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Sets Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Aria Entertainment today announces the casts and creative teams for the eight shows in the third From Page To Stage season of new musicals, running from Monday 26 October to Saturday 21 November. (more...)

Olivier Nominee David Burt to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Middle Temple Hall this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

West End star David Burt has been cast as Scrooge in Antic Disposition's magical, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive classic, A Christmas Carol, which returns to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall in central London from Saturday 20 - Tuesday 30 December, following a sell-out run in 2012. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon. (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to the Unicorn Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Closer to Heaven, the musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, will return to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from tonight 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

West End stars Gina Beck, Daniel Boys, David Burt and Eve Polycarpou are starring in a major new production of the hit revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season from Thursday 16 October - Saturday 22 November. (more...)

Ghost Whisperer James Van Praagh brings an evening of Spirit Talk to The Ridgefield Playhouse This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

 Mankind has long sought to understand the mysteries of the afterlife and communicate with lost loved ones. World renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh brings us one step Closer to Heaven by resolving our concerns of the afterlife and offers a bridge to reconnect hearts and souls across the veil. HamletHub Whole New You Series presents James Van Praagh at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Today, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. and is partially underwritten by Green Rocks Inn, Nutmeg Livery Service and Reliance Merchant Services.   (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon. (more...)

Andre The Giant Graphic Novel Bio Looks Past The Spotlight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

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David Hunter and David Burt to Lead West End's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dec. 22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

David Hunter - last seen in the West End starring as Guy in the Olivier, Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Once - is to play Ebenezer Scrooge's downtrodden employee, Bob Cratchit, in award-winning Antic Disposition's magical, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive classic, A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Uptown Players to Host 14th Annual Fundraiser BROADWAY OUR WAY This May
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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

Eric Woolfson's SOMEWHERE IN THE AUDIENCE Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

ERIC WOOLFSON'S SOMEWHERE IN THE AUDIENCE is set for release today, 18th March 2013 on Limelight Records. The alumb will be released on the anniversary of what would have been the late Eric Woolfson's 68th birthday. 'Somewhere in the Audience' is a compilation of music from four of Eric's musicals 'GAUDI', 'GAMBLER', 'POE' and 'DANCING SHADOWS'. (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre, April 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

CORRIE! Comes to Stoke-on-Trent's Regent Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Corrie! Is a brand new play specially commissioned by ITV to celebrate Britain's longest-running and most-loved soap. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Look at Rehearsals for West End Premiere of SAVAGE
by Roy Tan - Jun 26, 2016

LWL Investments and Entertainment presents SAVAGE June 29th - July 23rd 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look into rehearsals for the production - scroll down to see photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Spice Girls Musical VIVA FOREVER - The Launch!
by BWW - Jun 26, 2012

Judy Craymer, producer of the global smash-hit musical phenomenon MAMMA MIA! has announced that the new musical, VIVA FOREVER! will open at the PICCADILLY THEATRE in London's West End in perfect time for Christmas. VIVA FOREVER! will preview from Tuesday 27 November and officially open on Tuesday 11 December 2012. All of the pop group's original stars were on hand today to celebrate the new musical's launch, and you can check out photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Top of Your 'Must-See' List
by Jimmy Ferraro - Jun 18, 2014

Definitely see "Church Basement Ladies" and this incredible new space. ...the outstanding performances, character bonding and the truths of these four women will resonate. The sold-out audience was enthralled the night I went, appreciative at seeing professional performers shining on a brand new stage. As for the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre, it looks like it will be a New Port Richey touchstone for a long time to come. And with that, we all would like to say to Mr. Ferraro as well as to the cast and crew of "Church Basement Ladies": Welcome home! (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THE MUSICAL Set for London Palladium, June 2013; Mendes, Greig, Shaiman, Wittman & More on Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced that their production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open at the London Palladium in June 2013 after a preview period. The new stage musical will be directed by Sam Mendes, with a book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at SAVAGE at Above the Arts Theatre
by Roy Tan - Jul 5, 2016

LWL Investments and Entertainment presents SAVAGE A new play by Claudio Macor June 29th - July 23rd 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look into the production shots by the official photographer Roy Tan. (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...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

SAVAGE to Play Above the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

LWL Investments and Entertainment presents SAVAGE June 29th - July 23rd 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. Press Night: July 1st 2016, 7.30pm. (more...)

Eric Woolfson's SOMEWHERE IN THE AUDIENCE Set for March 18 Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

ERIC WOOLFSON'S SOMEWHERE IN THE AUDIENCE is set for release 18th March 2013 on Limelight Records. The alumb will be released on the anniversary of what would have been the late Eric Woolfson's 68th birthday. 'Somewhere in the Audience' is a compilation of music from four of Eric's musicals 'GAUDI', 'GAMBLER', 'POE' and 'DANCING SHADOWS'. (more...)

Dava Ivey, Mark Linn-Baker & More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School For Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor: Dana Ivey (Tony Award nominee for Butley, The Rivals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Sunday in the Park with George, Heartbreak House); Mark Linn-Baker (My Favorite Year, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Year with Frog and Toad, 'Perfect Strangers'); Frances Barber (internationally renowned West End actress: King Lear and The Seagull with Ian McKellen at BAM, the Donmar's Julius Caesar at St Ann's Warehouse, 'Doctor Who,' Prick Up Your Ears, and the Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven); and Henry Stram (Titanic, The Grey Zone), along with Helen Cespedes, Christian Conn, Christian DeMarais, Jacob Dresch, Ramsey Faragallah, Ryan Garbayo, Bradley Gibson, Nadine Malouf, Ben Mehl, and Derek Smith ('Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Green Bird - Tony Award nomination).  (more...)

Kneehigh Returns to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Atmospheric production photos released for award-wining Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - opening tonight in Middle Temple Hall - starring David Burt as Scrooge and David Hunter as Bob Cratchit. (more...)

David Hunter and David Burt Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starting Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

David Hunter - last seen in the West End starring as Guy in the Olivier, Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Once - is to play Ebenezer Scrooge's downtrodden employee, Bob Cratchit, in award-winning Antic Disposition's magical, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Tom Cruise's Son, Connor Debuts First Single, 'Closer to Heaven'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Cruise launches his career in the music industry with his first single, 'Closer to Heaven.' Get a first listen here! (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...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (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...)

Jared Thompson to Lead CLOSER TO HEAVEN at the Union Theatre; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, which will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (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 Reviews: Boulder's Dinner Theatre Presents Adorable Performances in CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 30, 2013

Based on the humorous novel Growing Up Lutheran by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES is dishing up laughs at Boulder's Dinner Theatre now through May 12th. CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES features four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and confront the problems in a rural Minnesota church. From the elderly matriarch to the young bride?to?be learning the proper order of things, the story and music give us a touching yet funny look at their lives as we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding. (more...)

Gary Fannin, Alexander Huetson & More to Star in SAVAGE at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The creators behind stylish new drama and love story Savage, which uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived "cure" for homosexuality, have announced the cast for the West End premiere production at the Arts Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLOSER TO HEAVEN, Union Theatre, April 28 2015
by Gary Naylor - Apr 29, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a musical that has much going for it, but is let down by a predictable script and some uneven singing and acting, (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Bull Theater's SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater's production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor, opened just last night, April 24.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from tonight 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sasha Regan, Director of All-Male PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Gary Naylor - Apr 2, 2015

Gary Naylor talks to Sasha Regan ahead of the UK Tour of her All Male Pirates of Penzance. He learns that some people find that casting unusual, but soon settle into a unique experience. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Opening Night is set for April 24th for the Red Bull Theater production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (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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