Q&A With Christina Bianco - Barbra, Cumberbatch, PARTY OF ONE And More!Q&A With Christina Bianco - Barbra, Cumberbatch, PARTY OF ONE And More!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 9, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was one of the big winners at last night's prestigious Tony Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York (7 June 2015), winning 5 awards: Best New Play - Simon Stephens, Best Direction of a Play -  Marianne Elliott, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Alex Sharp as Christopher Boone, Best Lighting Design of a Play  - Paule Constable and Best Scenic Design of a Play  - Bunny Christie and Finn Ross. (more...)

Todd McKenney to Host 2015 Helpmann AwardsTodd McKenney to Host 2015 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

The 2015 Helpmann Awards is set to sizzle with the star-studded announcement of this year's ceremony host and performances. (more...)

Andrew Keates' AS IS to Transfer to Trafalgar StudiosAndrew Keates' AS IS to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

After a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre in 2013, William M. Hoffman's As Is now transfers to Trafalgar Studios with a stunning new cast and design. Using humour and sensitivity, As Is shatters the apathy and ignorance surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. Celebrating its 30th anniversary since first opening in New York, where it was hailed by critics as the most powerful play of the year, the significance and urgency of As Is has become even greater as more people than ever before are contracting HIV. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway On SIBLING REVELRY!BWW Interviews: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway On SIBLING REVELRY!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 29, 2015

The sisters are back in London and ready for their cabaret! We ask them about the show and their future plans. (more...)

FLY AWAY PETER to Play Arts Centre Melbourne in OctoberFLY AWAY PETER to Play Arts Centre Melbourne in October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Making their Melbourne debut, the acclaimed Sydney Chamber Opera brings David Malouf's classic novel Fly Away Peter to the Fairfax Studio stage in three shows from October 21 - 24 2015. This new contemporary opera tells the story of Jim Saddler, a young birdwatcher from Queensland thrust into the nightmare of the Western Front during WWI. (more...)

SOLT Reveals Laurence Olivier Bursaries 2015SOLT Reveals Laurence Olivier Bursaries 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Nineteen gifted students from drama schools across the UK were today awarded almost £73,000 worth of bursaries by Society of London Theatre (SOLT) in order to help them complete their training. The Clothworkers' Foundation bursary is worth a total of £37,500 over five years with £7,500 awarded to a student annually as part of the Laurence Olivier Bursaries scheme. (more...)

Young Rep Alumna to Premiere New Play at Birmingham Repertory TheatreYoung Rep Alumna to Premiere New Play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Birmingham Repertory Theatre's youth theatre, The Young REP premieres a brand new play by Young REP alumna, Grace Barrington this July. (more...)

West End's SINATRA: THE MAN & HIS MUSIC Announces Full Cast & Creative TeamWest End's SINATRA: THE MAN & HIS MUSIC Announces Full Cast & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

London, Thursday 25 June 2015: Karl Sydow, award-winning producer of productions ranging from Our Country's Good to Dirty Dancing and Backbeat, has today announced the team behind what is set to be the most visually stunning stage production of 2015. The best creative talents in theatre will create a multimedia spectacular in Honour of the centenary of icon Frank Sinatra. Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium is the official celebration of Frank Sinatra's centenary year and opens on 10 July, marking 65 years to the day since Sinatra's first ever performance in the UK at the Palladium back in 1950.  (more...)

Factory Theatre Announces 2015-16 SeasonFactory Theatre Announces 2015-16 Season
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2015

Factory Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino has invited five outstanding directors and champions of Canadian theatre to engage Toronto audiences with new, bold interpretations of six classic Canadian plays, stripped down to their most striking elements. Text, actors, audience - these are the fundamental building blocks for each production that will showcase the directors' visions for these Canadian classics, which should and must be experienced again. (more...)

Impro Melbourne Set for International Movement Honoring Robin WilliamsImpro Melbourne Set for International Movement Honoring Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Impro Melbourne is proud to take part in an international Impro movement to raise awareness of and money for mental illness in Robin Williams' memory. To be held at the Eureka Hotel in Richmond on July 21st, the event is a part of a group simultaneous events taking place in the United Kingdom and Australia that celebrate the life of Robin Williams. (more...)

Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham to Perform with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, 11-22 JulyMezzo-Soprano Susan Graham to Perform with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, 11-22 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Australian Chamber Orchestra will present 'A French Celebration with Susan Graham' running 11-22 July 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS Announced Across AustraliaBWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 22, 2015

Tonight, the countdown to the 2015 HELPMANN AWARDS began with the announcement of the 2015 HELPMANN AWARDS Nominees. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes With FACING EAST: THE MUSICAL!STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes With FACING EAST: THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

West End's Lyric Theatre is presenting the premiere of FACING EAST, a new musical. Now making its UK premiere for one night only, this is one of the first opportunities to hear the soaring new score of this emerging musical following workshops in Dallas and Chicago and ahead of its first fully staged production in 2016. Check out a behind the scenes look at the show below! (more...)

Secret Studio Lab's Next Production Begins in AugustSecret Studio Lab's Next Production Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Secret Theatre Project August 1st - September 1st, 2015 Press Night: August 2nd, 2015, 7.30pm (more...)

Collins Barrow Toronto Managing Partner to Carry Pan Am Games TorchCollins Barrow Toronto Managing Partner to Carry Pan Am Games Torch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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The Epstein Theatre to Present THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW This Father's DayThe Epstein Theatre to Present THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW This Father's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

As part of its Father's Day celebrations, The Epstein Theatre is preparing to present The Tommy Cooper Show. (more...)

Trevor Hero Award Recipient Ian McKellen Talks Coming Out: 'It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'Trevor Hero Award Recipient Ian McKellen Talks Coming Out: 'It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen, co-founder of Stonewall U.K., which lobbies for legal and social equality for gay people, was presented with the 2015 Trevor Hero Award at Monday's TrevorLIVE New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Delivers Impromptu Shakespearean Soliloquy at TrevorLIVEVIDEO: Ian McKellen Delivers Impromptu Shakespearean Soliloquy at TrevorLIVE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Following his moving speech, the actor dropped the mic and came into the crowd to perform a Shakespearean soliloquy - check out the impromptu performance below! (more...)

Dora Awards Announce VIP Presenters, Audience Choice Award VotingDora Awards Announce VIP Presenters, Audience Choice Award Voting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) has announced the VIP presenters for the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 22 at Harbourfront Centre on the WestJet Stage, a 1,300-seat outdoor concert venue covered by a transparent roof with open sides. TAPA also announced that voting is now open for the Audience Choice Award up to midnight June 17 at http://www.nowtoronto.com/doras . (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HEROBWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HERO
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 12, 2015

On Monday night, June 15, Sir Ian McKellen will receive the Trevor Hero Award at The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York event, presented by Wells Fargo and held at the Marriott Marquis, right in the heart of the theatre district. (more...)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Assistant ConductorQueensland Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) continues to hit the high notes, welcoming exciting young Russian-born pianist and conductor Natalia Raspopova as Assistant Conductor.  (more...)

Theatre Royal to Host HEY, OLD FRIENDS! Gala for Sondheim's 85th Birthday; Launches Kickstarter CampaignTheatre Royal to Host HEY, OLD FRIENDS! Gala for Sondheim's 85th Birthday; Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

West End leading lady Imelda Staunton is among a list of stars lending support to a charity gala to Honour Stephen Sondheim at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane this October. Staunton comments, This year, Stephen Sondheim turned 85, and some of his old friends here in London - and I'm sure a few young ones - feel that we'd like to do something to celebrate. But we need your help to make it happen. (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Headed Down UnderBroadway's KINKY BOOTS Headed Down Under
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Those signature, red high heels are headed down under! BroadwayWorld has learned that the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots will make its Australian premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, from October 2016. (more...)

SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

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Delta Goodrem to Play 'Grizabella' in Australian Production of CATSDelta Goodrem to Play 'Grizabella' in Australian Production of CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Today the Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS announced the incredible and exciting news that DELTA GOODREM is performing with the all-Australian cast when the acclaimed West End revival production of CATS tours Australia from October this year.  Delta is confirmed to play the coveted role of Grizabella in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne and will sing Memory, one of the most well-known songs of all time. (more...)

Customers reaffirm Longview Solutions as a top provider of business performance management software in 2015 BPM Pulse reportCustomers reaffirm Longview Solutions as a top provider of business performance management software in 2015 BPM Pulse report
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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Sinead O'Connor to Release 'The Foggy Dew' Single, 8/5Sinead O'Connor to Release 'The Foggy Dew' Single, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Sinead O'Connor is an international recording artist who needs no introduction. She has recorded 'The Foggy Dew' in Honour of the funeral re-enactment of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in Dublin, Ireland tomorrow, August 1st 2015. The track will be available as a free download from August 5th 2015. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Welcome Havana-Based Malpaso Dance Company, 8/5-9Jacob's Pillow to Welcome Havana-Based Malpaso Dance Company, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

A charismatic new force in contemporary dance, Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company comes to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's intimate Ted Shawn Theatre, August 5-9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**
by Jade Kops - Jul 26, 2015

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS ***THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED LIVE ON MONDAY 27TH JULY 2015*** (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

NBC to Air One-Hour Special ED SHEERAN - LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, 8/16NBC to Air One-Hour Special ED SHEERAN - LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, 8/16
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Chart-topping singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran gives television audiences a front row seat to his sold out summer headlining shows at London's Wembley Stadium in a one-hour NBC special, titled "Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium," airing Sunday, August 16 (8-9 p.m. ET). (more...)

Shane Richie & Jessie Wallace to Star in THE PERFECT MURDER 2016 UK TourShane Richie & Jessie Wallace to Star in THE PERFECT MURDER 2016 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Following the conclusion last week of the sell-out run of No.1 best-selling crime author Peter James' Dead Simple, he and producer Joshua Andrews are pleased to announce that Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace will appear on stage together for the very first time in the 2016 production of The Perfect Murder. Opening at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, on Tuesday 2 February 2016, The Perfect Murder will then embark on a major UK tour. (more...)

Nicholas Snow, Guy de la Croix Launch New Marketing Push for LAST LOVENicholas Snow, Guy de la Croix Launch New Marketing Push for LAST LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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WICKED Awarded 2015 Tripadvisor 'Certificate Of Excellence'WICKED Awarded 2015 Tripadvisor 'Certificate Of Excellence'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that the long-running West End production has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.  (more...)

British Museum Releases Annual Review for the 2014-2015 SeasonBritish Museum Releases Annual Review for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

This morning the British Museum launches the Annual Review 2014/15, celebrating the successes of the previous year and looking forward to future activity. In 2014 the Museum was the leading visitor attraction in the UK for an eighth year running with 6.7 million visitors and a virtual audience of 43.7 million.  (more...)

RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Coming to US Cinemas Next MonthRSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Coming to US Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will play in select movie houses across North America, beginning August 19. (more...)

QPR shares Enterprise Architecture know-how in a new business architecture book with case Aalto UniversityQPR shares Enterprise Architecture know-how in a new business architecture book with case Aalto University
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

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Burl's Creek Event Grounds to Host Performances by Jason Collett & Neema Children's ChoirBurl's Creek Event Grounds to Host Performances by Jason Collett & Neema Children's Choir
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

 Burl's Creek Event Grounds today confirmed that Jason Collett is playing the Peacock Stage at this week's OK Friday Barn Fair. There will also be two special performances by the Neema Children's Choir, a group of Ugandan orphans who previously performed in Oro-Medonte in 2014 to much fanfare and glowing praises. The art and farmers market, which has grown substantially since its launch last month with well over 700 people now attending weekly, will be taking up permanent residency in the restored 1920s barn this coming Friday.  (more...)

2015 Rob Guest Endowment Awards Announced2015 Rob Guest Endowment Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Organisers of The Rob Guest Endowment have today launched the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Awards. Applications are now open and the winners will be announced at the Rob Guest Endowment Concert to be held in Sydney later in 2015. The 2015 prize package is valued at over $60,000, including the $20,000 major prize, the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Andrew Wiles Portrait for Exhibition, 7/14National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Andrew Wiles Portrait for Exhibition, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

A newly commissioned portrait of Sir Andrew Wiles, the mathematician who proved 'Fermat's last theorem' after it had baffled scientists for centuries, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today (Tuesday 14 July 2015.) (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Scammell, SWEENEY TODD & More to Present at Australia's Helpmann AwardsCate Blanchett, Vanessa Scammell, SWEENEY TODD & More to Present at Australia's Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Some of Australia's top live entertainment names will join Helpmann Awards host, Todd McKenney on stage to present and perform at the star-studded 2015 Helpmann Awards Ceremony. (more...)

Choreographer Matthew Bourne to Announce New Adventures Choreographer AwardChoreographer Matthew Bourne to Announce New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Matthew Bourne announced today the third New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Open to emerging choreographers of all ages, NACA follows the success of the 2012 and 2014 awards that helped launch the choreographic careers of James Cousins, Tom Jackson-Greaves and John Ross. In addition to the showcase awards in 2014 the judges made an additional award to Sally Marie to fund a Producer for 12 months and a Commissioning Award to Caroline Finn in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre. In June 2015 Finn was announced as the new Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. (more...)

Matthew Bourne Opens 2015-16 New Adventures Choreographer AwardMatthew Bourne Opens 2015-16 New Adventures Choreographer Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Matthew Bourne announced today the third New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Open to emerging choreographers of all ages, NACA follows the success of the 2012 and 2014 awards that helped launch the choreographic careers of James Cousins, Tom Jackson-Greaves and John Ross. In addition to the showcase awards in 2014 the judges made an additional award to Sally Marie to fund a Producer for 12 months and a Commissioning Award to Caroline Finn in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre. In June 2015 Finn was announced as the new Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. (more...)

JustCommodity, An Allegro Company, Accredited as 2015 Best Tech Company to WorkJustCommodity, An Allegro Company, Accredited as 2015 Best Tech Company to Work
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

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Storm Internet Wins Industry Oscar for Best Private Cloud at the 17th ISPAsStorm Internet Wins Industry Oscar for Best Private Cloud at the 17th ISPAs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

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BWW Reviews: NEVERMORE - THE IMAGINARY LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, Original Off-Broadway Cast RecordingBWW Reviews: NEVERMORE - THE IMAGINARY LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
by Jenny Antill - Jul 10, 2015

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe was originally produced in Edmonton where it received high acclaim and won seven Sterling Awards which Honour excellence in theatre. It then went on to perform across Canada as well as performing in London in 2010 and Off-Broadway for eight weeks earlier this year. The musical play is dubbed as a theatrical experience and based on the vibrancy of the design, it certainly looks every inch the spectacle. Following demand, Broadway Records recently released the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording. (more...)

Florian Zeller's THE FATHER to Make West End TransferFlorian Zeller's THE FATHER to Make West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Following successful runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the Tricycle Theatre will transfer Florian Zeller's Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner, to London's Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 30th September - Saturday 21st November. In the two weeks prior to the transfer, the production will play a very limited run at Cambridge Arts Theatre, 15th - 26th September. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in Honour of the occasion. (more...)

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