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Genesis Connected Ready to Turn It on Again with Epstein Return
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

After a successful 2016 visit, The Epstein Theatre welcomes back Genesis Connected for what is sure to be another full house on Sunday 18th June. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

Lizzy Watts to Lead National Theatre Tour of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The National Theatre has today announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, begins a UK tour on 2 October.  Beginning at Theatre Royal Plymouth, the tour will journey across the UK to Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Norwich, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Woking, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York and Milton Keynes. (more...)

Ariana Grande's Manchester Tribute Concert Adds More Starpower
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Mashable.com reports that Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Coldplay are among the many stars who will join Ariana Grande at a benefit concert following the Manchester attack. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Music Artist & Activist Alicia Key Receives Amnesty International Award
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Celebrated global music artist and activist Alicia Keys and the inspirational movement of Indigenous Peoples fighting for their rights in Canada have been Honoured with the 2017 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Montreal, Canada. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada
by Taylor Long - May 27, 2017

Evan McKie, a Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has enjoyed a thriving international career, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the Tokyo Ballet to name a few. Hailed as 'among the absolute best in the world' (Dance Europe), it was my pleasure to chat with Evan about life as a dancer and his role in the upcoming ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)

West End Stars Grace the Stage to Support The National Brain Appeal
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ashleigh Gray (Wicked The Musical), Antony Hewitt (Aladdin), Nicholas McLean (The Book of Mormon), Irvine Iqbal (Aladdin), Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls), Lauren Chia (Aladdin), The Twin Swing, Itch + Scratch and Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers) will be among the stage and screen stars performing at A Night For Life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - THE LITTLE FOXES' Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading and Featured Role in a Play nominees for The Little Foxes - Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney - as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Hundreds of Singing Blokes Set to BRING IT TO BRISBANE to Honour WW1 Soldiers
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

It's just over a month before Brisbane welcomes the voices of over 500 boys and men from across Australia taking to the stage for Voices from the Trenches on Sunday 2 July 2017 in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall. (more...)

Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

2017 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Winner Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to multi-award winning producer, presenter, playwright, director, designer and arts advocate Michele Decottignies. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Charlottetown, PE. Michele was chosen from a list of seven nominees from across Canada and chose Olivia Marie Golosky as her protege.   (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

Firehall Arts Centre Announces Its 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

For 35 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has been a cultural beacon for the Vancouver arts community, producing and presenting provocative, thought-provoking, compelling, and highly entertaining pieces of work in the heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore.  (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

Lionel Richie and CHIC Featuring Nile Rodgers Confirmed to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie announced today he will tour Australia in September and October on the ALL THE HITS TOUR.  (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 newTACTics New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Lionel Richie and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers Confirmed to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award® winner and music icon, Lionel Richie announced today he will tour Australia in September and October on the ALL THE HITS TOUR. Special guests on the tour are CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers. (more...)

PJ Harvey & Ramy Essam Release New Track 'The Camp' 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

PJ Harvey and Egyptian recording artist Ramy Essam have come together to write and record 'The Camp' - a track which they hope will raise awareness and much needed support towards the health and educational well-being of displaced children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory of Music Announces Jam-Packed 2017-18 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, revealed today the details of the ninth concert season since the opening of Koerner Hall in 2009. (more...)

Lizzy Watts to Play Title Role in National Theatre's HEDDA GABLER in Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The National Theatre has announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, arrives at Theatre Royal, Glasgow in January next year. (more...)

Diana Vickers to create the role of Kat in SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Peking Duk Releases Brand New Single & Video With Aluna George 'Fake Magic'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Today, Australian duo Peking Duk, together with vocalist Aluna Francis of UK duo AlunaGeorge, release their brand new single, Fake Magic via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. (more...)

Diana Vickers to Star in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Manchester Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams to Star in UK Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Flashdance - The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 05 August 2017 prior to an extensive UK tour. (more...)

Trevino Remixes Deniz Kurtel 'The Fifth House'; Out on Crosstown Rebels 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Leading lady and artistic talent Deniz Kurtel returns to Crosstown Rebels to explore new production sounds, venturing deeper into the realms of dub and beyond with The Fifth House. It's also with huge Honour that the release includes a stunning melodic remix from highly sophisticated producer Trevino following his recent passing. (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Announced as Exeter Northcott Patron
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre has just announced that the highly acclaimed and much loved actress Dame Judi Dench has accepted to be Patron for its 50th anniversary year, 2017-2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Society of London Theatre Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new President. (more...)

Vet UK Rockers Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel Release First Studio Album in 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

September 15 sees the worldwide CD and digital release of Dance Underwater the first studio album of new material in 14 years from storied English rock band Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel via Restricted Release/Westworld Recordings in North America. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Questions Abound As To The Validity Of Australia's HELPMANN AWARDS As the Nominations for 2017 Are Announced
by Jade Kops - Jun 20, 2017

The nominations for Australia's Live Performance industry awards, the HELPMANN AWARDS were announced last night at simultaneous events across the country (2017 Nominations List). Named in Honour of Sir Robert Helpmann's long and diverse career, the awards principle objective, according to Live Performance Australia (LPA) is to "promote the Australian live performance industry" by recognising "distinguished artistic achievement and excellence". LPA consider the HELPMANN AWARDS as Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Ahead Of The Launch of WALKS AROUND CENTRAL PARIS, BWW Sydney Gains An Insight Into The Inspiration For The Unique Book.
by Jade Kops - Jun 20, 2017

With the promise of seeing a hidden side of Central Paris, WALKS AROUND CENTRAL PARIS is more than a travel book, representing a passionate love of history and travel as well as a beautiful love story. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Coming to The Epstein Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Excitement is building as it is now only two weeks until the smash-hit Broadway musical The Last Five Years opens at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June. (more...)

Shaleen Surtie-Richards Back in the role of Fiela in FIELA SE KIND at Emperors Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Lefra Productions is bringing a stage adaptation of Dalene Matthee's classic South African novel, FIELA SE KIND, to the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg this June. Adapted by Suzanne van Wijk, the production is produced and directed by Frans Swart. (more...)

Invictus Games 2017 Competitors Drive to Represent Team Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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The Epstein Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for Brand New Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Epstein Theatre will be launching its very own Youth Theatre in September 2017. The programme is aimed at young people from across Merseyside aged 14-19. (more...)

BWW Preview: Get Ready for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by Taylor Long - Jun 19, 2017

Showcasing the very best in jazz this summer, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival runs from June 23rd to July 2nd, 2017. In its 31st year, the festival includes performances from more than 1500 musicians and over 100 free concerts in Yorkville across 10 days. Headliners for this year's festival include Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Randy Bachman, Caravan Palace and more. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Town Gander to Receive International Humanitarian Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

According to The Gander Beacon, the New Foundland town that inspired the musical COME FROM AWAY with its overwhelming show of heart and hospitality has been awarded the international humanitarian award from the Values-In-Action Foundation for its actions during the September 11 terrorist attacks. (more...)

Half Moon Theatre Director Recognised with British Empire Medal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Chris Elwell, the Director and CEO of Half Moon Theatre in East London, has been recognised with a British Empire Medalin the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017, for services to theatre and young people. (more...)

A Great Canadian Food Race From Coast to Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

24 hours. That's all Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Executive Chef Daniel Craig will have to complete a food tour across Canada - in one day. To celebrate Canada's 150th, the Canadian-born chef will team up with Culinary Adventure Co. owner Kevin Durkee to eat his way across the country on June 21st. (more...)

Hysterical Comedy Coming Soon to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

There is only one place to see the very best comedy in town this year and that place as always is The Epstein Theatre which is delighted to announce a whole host of hilarious new shows! (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Final Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

With only a month to go, the 12th edition of Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals, with a host of names announced across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and many more. Latitude Festival takes place on 13th - 16th July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stars Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington Talk BAT OUT OF HELL
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2017

Relative newcomers Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington were thrilled to land the lead roles in Jim Steinman's musical Bat Out of Hell. Several decades in the making, the show is now playing at the London Coliseum. (more...)

Debra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announced that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour. (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Bristol Old Vic
by Kerrie Nicholson - Jun 15, 2017

In this new production, Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School demonstrate that inventive design and captivating young talent is a recipe for a bold, visceral retelling of Shakespeare's political tragedy Julius Caesar. (more...)

Entries Close Sunday for Holt Festival - Sir John Hurt Art Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

There is still time to enter the Holt Festival - Sir John Hurt Art Prize - but artists need to hurry as entries close at midnight on Sunday (18 June). (more...)

ORIGAMI, Rocio Molina's FALLEN FROM HEAVEN and More Slated for Dance Umbrella 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Dance Umbrella has announced the programme for its 2017 festival. London's flagship festival of international dance will take place from 11 - 28 October 2017. Tickets are on sale today! (more...)

Musical Theatre Sensation ALL OR NOTHING Heads To Chester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

All Or Nothing, the new Small Faces musical sensation, is heading to Chester's newest arts venue as part of its latest UK tour. (more...)

Cast Complete for Iris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Final casting is revealed today for Iris Theatre's 10th anniversary immersive production of Macbeth, joining the previously announced David Hywel Baynes, who has returned from the US to star as Macbeth following his Best Actor Offie Award-nominated tour-de-force as King Richard in Richard III, also for Iris Theatre. (more...)

2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music today announced that submissions are now open to Canada's rising musical talent for the third annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. (more...)

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