BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

Shane Richie Stars as DS Roy Grace in World Stage Premiere of Peter James' NOT DEAD ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following his role in the hugely successful nationwide tour of The Perfect Murder earlier this year alongside Jessie Wallace, award-winning actor Shane Richie is now set to star as Peter James' famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace alongside Laura Whitmore as Cleo Morey in Not Dead Enough. The third thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' novel receives its world stage premiere in January 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

One of the most famous children's books of all time emerges off the page and onto the stage this summer. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns to Brisbane in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Cremorne Theatre from 29 November to 18 December 2016, as part of the QPAC SummerSet program. (more...)

NAISDA Dance College to Partner with Carriageworks for 'Circle of Cultures' 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The iconic NAISDA Dance College is partnering with Carriageworks to celebrate NAISDA's 40th anniversary with Circle of Cultures - a very special season which will take place at Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney from 15 to 24 November 2016. (more...)

Jennifer Le Nechet Named World's #1 Bartender
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016


Lichfield Garrick Named West Midland's Most Welcoming Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Lichfield Garrick is celebrating after it was announced as the West Midland's Regional Winner of the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award, in association with Smooth Radio. (more...)

Wellington Financial Endows Technology Evaluation Scholarship at the University of Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016


Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/8-10/9/2016
by - Oct 9, 2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Sunday, October 9, 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

UK Theatre has announced the winners of the UK Theatre Awards 2016 - the only awards to Honour outstanding achievement in performing, producing and management in theatres throughout the United Kingdom. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Actress Ophelia Lovibond has done a range of screen roles, from beleaguered Izzy in W1A to Elementary, Guardians of the Galaxy and new Sky 1 series Hooten & The Lady. Now, she's making her West End debut, playing 17th-century actress Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine opposite Dominic Cooper as the infamous Earl of Rochester. (more...)

The Bristol Hippodrome Presents NOT DEAD ENOUGH Cast Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Following his role in the hugely successful nationwide tour of The Perfect Murder earlier this year alongside Jessie Wallace, award-winning actor Shane Richie is now set to star as Peter James' famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace alongside Laura Whitmore as Cleo Morey in Not Dead Enough. The third thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' novel receives its world stage premiere in January 2017. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. (more...)

Rebel Wilson, James Wan, Sir Ridley Scott, and Greg Basser to be Honored at 2016 AiF Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Actress Rebel Wilson, filmmakers James Wan and Sir Ridley Scott, and film executive Greg Basser will be amongst the honorees at this year's Australians in Film Awards. Rebel Wilson will receive the inaugural Screen NSW Annette Kellerman Award, presented by VOGUE Australia; James Wan will receive the Fox Studios Australia International Award; Sir Ridley Scott will be awarded with the Ausfilm International Award; and Village Roadshow Entertainment Group CEO, Greg Basser, will receive the Qantas Orry-Kelly International Award on Wednesday, October 19th at the AiF awards show event at NeueHouse Hollywood. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

Ana Isabel Ordonez's THE AYE to Celebrate the 85th Birthday of Monseigneur Desmond Tutu in Cape Town
by Don Grigware - Oct 6, 2016

THE AYE, a stage show adapted from Ana Isabel Ordonez's internationally acclaim ed book, THE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE STORY OF AYE AYE AND FEDOR, will be performed to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate Monsigneur Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a part of the Sixth Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Conference in Cape Town on 7 October. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Royal Lyceum Theatre, 5 October
by Amy Hanson - Oct 5, 2016

The ability of plays from over two millennia ago to seem relevant to the contemporary world. speaking across the centuries of never-ending truisms of the human experience, never ceases to amaze.  Indeed, The Suppliant Women is the second oldest surviving play in existence and this new production clearly demonstrates its ongoing relevance with some shockingly contemporary analogues.  This is the opening play of David Greig's first season as artistic director at the Lyceum, and is adapted by Greig himself from the original by Aeschylus. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Menier Chocolate Factory, 4 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 5, 2016

Wilde, Joyce, Shakespeare, Lenin, memory, the morality of war, social systems, and the meaning and purpose of art: Stoppard's dazzlingly intellectual 1974 play really is a life, the universe and everything affair. Thankfully, Patrick Marber's fleet-footed revival is equally attuned to its wit and skittish strangeness, offering a lifeline to audience members who may be nodding fervently at the line 'I'm finding this conversation extremely hard to follow'. (more...)

The Lyric to Dim Lights Tonight in Honour of Thriller Songwriter Rod Temperton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The lights at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue will be dimmed for five minutes tonight at 7.25pm before THRILLER LIVE starts to pay tribute to Rod Temperton the British writer of Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller, one of the UK's most successful songwriters, who sadly passed away last week. (more...)

EMPTYING THE BUCKET wins Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Dance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Melbourne Fringe Festival on Saturday night announced the winning artists for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Awards. Emptying The Bucket by Melbourne/Berlin based choreographer Nebahat Eroplat won the Best Dance Award for the new and thought-provoking dance piece that premiered at the Meat Market last week. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Announces Two Multimillion-Dollar Donations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced two donations of more than $5 million, from Chancellor Michael Koerner and his wife Sonja as well as from board member James Temerty and his wife Louise. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Education Programme
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Disney's new musical, Aladdin, which opened to critical acclaim in June 2016, has announced a new education programme. This consists of curriculum-linked education resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, workshops for pupils aged 7+ and a series of behind the scenes videos which include interviews with the multi award-winning creative team. (more...)

Terry Pratchett Stage Adaptation Breathes Life Into Dragons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

EVERYONE knows dragons don't exist - but an ARENAarts (note to subs: this is correct) stage production of Terry Pratchett's popular Discworld novel Guards! GuardsI may prove otherwise. (more...)

Theatre In Paris Presents Most Parisian Experience
by Molly Tracy - Oct 4, 2016

After a thriving summer during which our hit comedies Addition and Moliere in Spite of Myself attracted hundreds of international theatregoers,Theatre in Paris announces the opening of the 2016-2017 season with five brand new productions. We have selected a wide variety of plays and musicals in French and have made them available to English-speaking audiences. Thanks to our exclusive translation service, anglophone spectateurs can experience an authentic Parisian night out, and will have the opportunity to discover the best shows Paris has to offer, all whilst understanding every word with our English translations or 'surtitles' projected above the stage in real-time.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna O'Byrne
by Tim Carney - Oct 4, 2016

Broadway World's Tim Carney sat down with Anna O'Byrne currently playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Husqvarna VR Experience Goes Pink During October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016


Josh Butler Announces Launch of ORIGINS RCRDS; Releases 'Heroes Of House' (Vol. 1)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Award-winning UK House producer Josh Butler announces the formation of his first label project – ORIGINS RCRDS. (more...)

Gallagher takes top prize two years running at ASIAL Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


Musical Masterpiece CANDIDE Returns to the London Stage on the 60th Anniversary of Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Sedos, the City of London's premier amateur theatre company, stages Candide in London this winter, in a revival which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the show's Broadway premiere, on 1 December 1956. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonah Hauer-King on Kenneth Branagh and THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Oct 19, 2016

Aged just 21, Jonah Hauer-King has appeared in Punk Rock at Lyric Belfast and is currently making his West End debut in the Kenneth Branagh-starring revival of The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre - all while juggling his university studies. The production plays until 12 November, and will be broadcast in cinemas on 27 October. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts Launch New Awards to Recognize Exceptional Local Government Support of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


Yury Vasiliev Announces 'Saga of Carus: Under the Northern Sky'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

As a new year approaches, the countdown to Canada's 150th anniversary continues. Inspired by the distinctness of Canadian history, Yury Vasiliev recounts the country's past in his historical fiction novel, 'Saga of Carus: Under the Northern Sky.' (more...)

Violinist Dennis Kim Appointed to The Royal Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Today, The Royal Conservatory of Music announced the appointment of acclaimed violinist and educatorDennis Kim to the faculty of The Glenn Gould School and The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists, The Conservatory's internationally recognized training programs for professional musicians. Mr. Kim is the concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and a Royal Conservatory alumnus. (more...)

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Announces New Partnerships with Foxtel Arts and KPMG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Australia's leading voice in the cultural landscape of classical music, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Foxtel Arts as Media Partner and a renewal partnership with KPMG as Avi Avital Series Partner.  (more...)

by Marianka Swain - Oct 16, 2016

Choreographer Drew McOnie's recent work includes Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic, Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith, and In the Heights at King's Cross Theatre, for which he won an Olivier Award. He's currently directing and choreographing the UK premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, which begins previews at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 30 November. (more...)

Joan Armatrading to Release 'Me Myself I World Tour' DVD & CD, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Joan Armatrading, legendary songstress and purveyor of finely tuned, emotionally charged music, is back with a new release,'Me Myself I World Tour'a concert DVD and CD release documenting her 2014/2015 solo world tour which was billed as both her first world tour and 'the last major tour' of her career. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alistair Brammer Talks MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Broadcast
by Marianka Swain - Oct 14, 2016

Actor Alistair Brammer played the lead role of Chris in the acclaimed West End revival of Miss Saigon. During his run, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala performance recently broadcast in the US, and appearing in UK cinemas for one night only on 16 October. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford Talk SIDE SHOW
by Marianka Swain - Oct 14, 2016

Actresses Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford have an impressive musical haul between them, with Louise the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked, as well as starring in Guys and Dolls and Kiss Me, Kate, while Laura's recent credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Flowers for Mrs Harris and Oliver! They're now playing conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the UK premiere of Side Show, by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and Bill Russell, which opens at Southwark Playhouse next week. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Awarded Change Makers Funding
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sheffield Theatres has been awarded £150,000 by Arts Council England, as part of its Change Makers programme.  The funding will enable the theatre to appoint Javaad Alipoor, Artistic Director of Bradford-based Northern Lines, as an artist in residence, as well as increase diversity in all areas of its work, making a real and lasting difference to the organisation and the industry as a whole. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Life in strife? Never fear - you can disappear! WHAT drives a person to vanish from one life to start another? And can you ever truly change your identity? They are questions explored by The Actors' Hub's latest offering, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, at the Subiaco Arts Centre. (more...)

Complete Book and Lyrics for David Bowie's LAZARUS to be Published Alongside London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Leading theatre publisher Nick Hern Books is to publish the complete book and lyrics to Lazarus, the stunning musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, alongside its London premiere. (more...)

The Belgrade Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS — X FACTOR's Rhydian to star!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

There's a giant flesh-eating plant coming to Coventry in Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre on a UK tour this October! X Factor's Rhydian leads the cast in this '50s sci-fi spoof musical taking to the Belgrade's Main Stage. (more...)

AhFSHeeN Makes History with Performance at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

On October 15th, rising producer AFSHeeN will make musical history as the first ever electronic artist to make his debut performance at LA's iconic Hollywood Bowl. In fact, only a handful of other artists in music can lay claim to this Honour, one of those being Celine Dion.  (more...)

AFSHeeN Makes Music History with Debut Performance at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

On October 15th, rising producer AFSHeeN will make musical history as the first ever electronic artist to make his debut performance at LA's iconic Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Seven Siblings Theatre Presents TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

For their final show of their incredibly successful 2016 season, Seven Siblings Theatre is pleased to present Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare's most violent and bloody play. Not seen in Toronto since CanStage's 2014 production in High Park, Titus Andronicus is a story of revenge, betrayal, murder, lust, duty and Honour. (more...)

Chan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El Cigala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the hotly anticipated return of Diego El Cigala, charming vocalist and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Known for his uncanny ability to meld sounds of his Spanish Gitano heritage with other treasured genres, El Cigala will showcase the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of salsa with works from Indestructible, his upcoming album slated for release on Oct. 28, 2016. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Wins London Lifestyle Award for Show of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Kinky Boots, now in its second successful year in London's West End, has won the London Lifestyle Award for Theatre Show of the Year. The awards celebrate the best of the 'lifestyle industry', with 20 awards, 15 being voted for by the public, going to talented individuals and enterprises that help make London such an amazing  city. (more...)

Black Swan Announces 2017 Season and Creative Shifts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

After celebrating the company's 25th birthday in 2016, we look to the future, while at the same time acknowledge those who have made a significant impact on the company. We fondly farewell our Artistic Director of nine years Kate Cherry, who has programmed the majority of the 2017 season. We are thrilled to Honour our Founding Artistic Director Andrew Ross who will direct the rarely seen and engaging absurdist classic - Beckett's Endgame, and welcome our new Artistic Director Clare Watson making her directorial debut with the Swedish romantic horror Let the Right One In. (more...)

Liverpool Empire Theatre Manager Wins Top UK Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Liverpool Empire Theatre's Diane Belding has been named Theatre Manager of the Year at the prestigious UK Theatre Awards. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Celebrate Record Win at UK Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Sheffield Theatres is celebrating unprecedented success in this year's UK Theatre Awards with a record win of 6 awards including Best Musical Production.   (more...)

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