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

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The music of Frank Farian tells the story of Sunny, a young man who lives for his music. Caught up in a local rivalry between East and West London crews, he meets and falls in love Rose, daughter of the East End’s notorious club owner, Ma Barker. Echoing Romeo and Juliet, the lovers’ relationship fuels the hostility between the two gangs, leaving their famlies face to face with past secrets and forcing them to confront their future.

West End's WICKED Celebrates 5th Birthday!West End's WICKED Celebrates 5th Birthday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, will celebrate its landmark 5th birthday tomorrow night (Tuesday 27 September 2011) at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 9/10Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 9/10
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 14, 2012

Today, we bring you a list of the most-read stories in our regional markets for the week of September 10 in another edition of 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Browse over to your favorite far-away city/country to see what's making news, see what productions are playing around the country and overseas and get to know new performers! Enjoy this virtual trek around the globe and stay tuned for next week's recap of regional not-to-be-missed news! (more...)

DADDY COOL Co-Producer Surprised by Cancellation of UK TourDADDY COOL Co-Producer Surprised by Cancellation of UK Tour
by Dutch Reporter - Sep 14, 2012

In response to the news that the UK touring production of Daddy Cool was cancelled, the tour's co-producer Albert Verlinde Entertainment (AVE) has stated it was "surprised by the late decision of the English producers". (more...)

UK Roundup – Lloyd Webber's Maria, Wicked, Ashlee SimpsonUK Roundup – Lloyd Webber's Maria, Wicked, Ashlee Simpson
by Jake Brunger - Sep 1, 2006

Lloyd Webber faces industry criticism over Maria and writes Master and Margarita whilst musicals preview, Tonya Pinkins revisits Caroline and Ashlee goes to Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's WICKED Celebrates 5th Birthday!Photo Flash: West End's WICKED Celebrates 5th Birthday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, just celebrated its landmark 5th birthday last week at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. Check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

New Musical "Rue Magique" to Open at King's Head Theatre Oct. 29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2008

The world premiere of 'RUE MAGIQUE' will take place at the King's Head Theatre in London on Wednesday 29 October for a strictly limited run, ending on 7 December. (more...)

DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES Debuts at London's Ashcroft Theatre TonightDIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES Debuts at London's Ashcroft Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Aria Entertainment in association with Goldstone has announced the launch of the new show Divas Through the Decades which will launch at London's Ashcroft Theatre tonight, 18th October 2013. (more...)

Christmas in New York Comes to London, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2006

Following the success of Not(es) from New York earlier this year, the team behind the critically acclaimed series will reunite to present Christmas in New York at the Lyric Theatre for one night only on Sunday, 10 December 2006. (more...)

Christmas in New York to Move to the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2006

Christmas in New York, the latest instalment in the West End's critically acclaimed 'Notes from New York' series, will now take place at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Sunday 10 December 2006 at 7.30pm and not at the Lyric Theatre as previously advertised (more...)

Dearman Leads Cast Of WATER BABIES At Leicester Curve, Apr/May 2014Dearman Leads Cast Of WATER BABIES At Leicester Curve, Apr/May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Louise Dearman will lead the cast of the world premiere of a brand new musical inspired by Charles Kingsley's classic novel, The Water Babies. The first actress to have played both Glinda and Elphaba in the global smash-hit musical Wicked, Dearman makes her Curve debut as Mrs D. (more...)

Landor Theatre Announces First Week of Artists for 'A Spotlight On...'Landor Theatre Announces First Week of Artists for 'A Spotlight On...'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

Andrew Keates & Theatrica Ltd for The Landor Theatre are seeing in the New Year with the first anniversary of their exciting cabaret season, ?A Spotlight On...? - a series of one night only performances from leading West End and Broadway musical theatre artists. (more...)

Big Daddy Cool and Company Bring Their Swingin' Show to Gallatin's Palace TheatreBig Daddy Cool and Company Bring Their Swingin' Show to Gallatin's Palace Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2012

Set in post-World War II Chicago, the show features swing music for the mid-20th Century, award-winning magic and illusion, and high energy swing dance. Songs include "It Don't Mean A Thing," "In The Mood," "Jump Jive & Wail," "Blues In The Night" and many more hit songs from the mid-20th Century. (more...)

Rebecca Trehearn and Stewart Clarke to Star in GHOST: THE MUSICAL UK National Tour; Full Cast Announced!Rebecca Trehearn and Stewart Clarke to Star in GHOST: THE MUSICAL UK National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

The full cast for Ghost the Musical National tour is Keisha Atwell (Louise), Wendy Mae Brown (Oda Mae Brown), Maeve Byrne (Ensemble), Stewart Clarke (Sam Wheat), Michael Cortez (Ensemble), Kimmy Edwards (Ensemble), Jaye Elster (Swing), Livvy Evans (Swing), Ivan De Freitas (Willie Lopez), Gabriella Garcia (Ensemble), Nick Hayes (Ensemble), Stevie Hutchinson (Subway Ghost), Bradley Jaden (Ensemble), Robert Knight (Swing), David Roberts (Carl Bruner), Gregor Stewart (Ensemble), Michael Stewart (Swing), Rebecca Trehearn (Molly Jensen), Amy Webb (Ensemble), Amy West (Ensemble), Luke Wilson (Ensemble) and Karlene Wray (Clara). (more...)

UK Roundup - The Last Five Years, Billy Elliot, Lord of the RingsUK Roundup - The Last Five Years, Billy Elliot, Lord of the Rings
by Jake Brunger - Mar 31, 2006

The Last Five Years comes to London five years after its world premiere, award winners return for Billy Elliot and 'Bored of the Rings' plans London debut (more...)

Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley Join Alan Cumming in MACBETH; Performances to Begin 4/7Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley Join Alan Cumming in MACBETH; Performances to Begin 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

Producer Ken Davenport has announced that veteran stage actors Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley complete the cast of Broadway's powerful new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee Alan Cumming (Cabaret, 'The Good Wife'). (more...)

Stewart D'Arrietta to Perform A CONCERT OF TOM WAITS SONGS at Arts Centre Melbourne, April 24 & 26Stewart D'Arrietta to Perform A CONCERT OF TOM WAITS SONGS at Arts Centre Melbourne, April 24 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The vaudevillian characters of Tom Waits music will come to life on stage in A Concert of Tom Waits Songs presented by Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 April 8pm, 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. After a nine-month sell-out run in New York, international cabaret star Stewart D'Arrietta will take audiences on a rollicking journey through Waits' legendary songs, accompanied by renowned Australian guitarist Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool / the Black Sorrows / Goanna), double bassist Philip Rex and drummer Danny Fischer. (more...)

From Dirty Dancing to Wicked: a look-ahead to London's 2006 musical highlightsFrom Dirty Dancing to Wicked: a look-ahead to London's 2006 musical highlights
by Jake Brunger - Mar 1, 2006

Wicked, Avenue Q, Caroline or Change, Evita and Spamalot join a long list of musical productions opening in 2006.. (more...)

Jane McDonald and Sheila Ferguson Lead DADDY COOL UK Tour, Autumn 2012Jane McDonald and Sheila Ferguson Lead DADDY COOL UK Tour, Autumn 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

Following a hugely successful run in London's West End and Berlin, a recent record breaking sell-out tour in the Netherlands and a current 5 month summer run in Palma, Majorca, Daddy Cool makes a welcome return to the UK this autumn for its first ever UK tour. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Extends; CLOSER THAN EVER Announced At The LandorSMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Extends; CLOSER THAN EVER Announced At The Landor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

The Landor Theatre's acclaimed production of ‘Smokey Joe's Cafe' is to extend its record-breaking run by three weeks. The first major production of the musical since its West?End run at the?Prince of Wales Theatre in 1996, will now play until Sunday September 12. It had been booking to August 12. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Goldstone's DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES, Set for Ashcroft TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Goldstone's DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES, Set for Ashcroft Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2013

Aria Entertainment in association with Goldstone has announced the launch of the new show Divas Through the Decades which will launch at London's Ashcroft Theatre on 18th October 2013. Divas Through the Decades is a celebration of female music legends; from Judy Garland to Etta James, Adele to Beyonce and beyond! It is a feel-good show performed by a group of wonderful singers. Click below to get a sneak peek of the show! (more...)

DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES to Debut at London's Ashcroft Theatre, Oct 18DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES to Debut at London's Ashcroft Theatre, Oct 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Aria Entertainment in association with Goldstone has announced the launch of the new show Divas Through the Decades which will launch at London's Ashcroft Theatre on 18th October 2013. (more...)

Landor Theatre Announces First Week of Artists for 'A Spotlight On...'Landor Theatre Announces First Week of Artists for 'A Spotlight On...'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2012

Andrew Keates & Theatrica Ltd for The Landor Theatre are seeing in the New Year with the first anniversary of their exciting cabaret season, ?A Spotlight On...? - a series of one night only performances from leading West End and Broadway musical theatre artists. (more...)

UK Roundup - Spamalot, Woman in White, Avenue Q, OliviersUK Roundup - Spamalot, Woman in White, Avenue Q, Oliviers
by Jake Brunger - Jan 24, 2006

Spamalot kicks out the Woman in White, Avenue Q cuts Gary Coleman from the London production and the 30th Laurence Olivier Awards are announced (more...)

Queen Musical We Will Rock You to Shutter in London, Oct. 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2006

The Queen musical We Will Rock You will play its last performance on the West End on October 7th (more...)

Tampa's Gasparilla Music Festival Adds More Bands, Finalizes Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

As if The Meter Men with special guest Page McConnell, Best Coast, and Dr. Dog were not enough, the already-stellar Gasparilla Music Festival lineup is finally complete and now includes rollicking folk revivalists The Felice Brothers, along with a host of newly-added local favorites. (more...)

BWW Top Netherlands Theatre Stories of 2012BWW Top Netherlands Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Netherlands in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton Productions today announced casting for a new touring production of Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece, Arcadia, which will be the first major national tour since 1993, and over 20 years since the play has been seen by audiences around the UK. (more...)

UK Roundup - Billy Elliot, Kathleen Turner, Dawn French, Sound of MusicUK Roundup - Billy Elliot, Kathleen Turner, Dawn French, Sound of Music
by Jake Brunger - Dec 1, 2005

Billy and the Donmar pick up major awards, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf transfers, Dawn French joins Kathy Burke for Smaller and two shows post closing notices (more...)

8 Major Musicals in 8 Weeks: Fall '06 in London8 Major Musicals in 8 Weeks: Fall '06 in London
by Jake Brunger - Aug 9, 2006

With no less than 8 major musicals opening in Fall 2006 in London, which ones are steaming ahead and which ones lagging behind? Jake takes a look and finds out.. (more...)

Julie Wilson & More Set For Adelaide Cabaret Fest 6/5-20, Peters To HeadlineJulie Wilson & More Set For Adelaide Cabaret Fest 6/5-20, Peters To Headline
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2009

The Adelaide Festival Centre and Artistic Director for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, David Campbell, are pleased to announce the program for the ninth annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival, 5 - 20 June, 2009. (more...)

MACBETH, Starring Alan Cumming, Begins Tonight on BroadwayMACBETH, Starring Alan Cumming, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2013

Broadway's powerful new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee Alan Cumming (Cabaret, 'The Good Wife'), begins on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2013. Veteran stage actors Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley complete the cast. (more...)

Stewart D'Arrietta Performs A CONCERT OF TOM WAITS SONGS at Arts Centre Melbourne TonightStewart D'Arrietta Performs A CONCERT OF TOM WAITS SONGS at Arts Centre Melbourne Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The vaudevillian characters of Tom Waits music will come to life on stage in A Concert of Tom Waits Songs presented by Arts Centre Melbourne tonight 24 and Saturday 26 April 8pm, 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. After a nine-month sell-out run in New York, international cabaret star Stewart D'Arrietta will take audiences on a rollicking journey through Waits' legendary songs, accompanied by renowned Australian guitarist Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool / the Black Sorrows / Goanna), double bassist Philip Rex and drummer Danny Fischer. (more...)

Richard E Grant To Play Kraken In WATER BABIES, From Apr 24Richard E Grant To Play Kraken In WATER BABIES, From Apr 24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Richard E Grant will appear 'as live' on stage interacting with the real actors in a never seen before 3D hologram effect - a first for a theatrical production. Using a combination of cutting edge technology and traditional theatre illusion this effect allows live actors to perform alongside filmed sequences. (more...)

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