Creative Team Announced for Southwark Playhouse's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

The creative team behind the recent acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musicals, Parade and Mack & Mabel, are returning to the Vault to present the Broadway musical comedy, Victor/Victoria. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 6, 2015
by - Oct 6, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

ThreatreZone Adds Three Matinees to 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni today announced the addition of three new performances to the non-profit professional theatre group's 10th anniversary season. Newly added shows include a matinee of Mack & Mabel on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 2 pm, a matinee of Sweeney Todd on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 2 pm, and a matinee of Brooklyn -The Musical on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Francolini and Richard Dempsey in Southwark Playhouse's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2012

The creative team behind the recent acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musicals, Parade and Mack & Mabel, are returning to the Vault to present the Broadway musical comedy, Victor/Victoria. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, it will run for an 8-week season in The Vault at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday, December 15. Check out new photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Francolini in VICTOR/VICTORIA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2012

The creative team behind the recent acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musicals, Parade and Mack & Mabel, are returning to the Vault to present the Broadway musical comedy, Victor/Victoria. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, it will run for an 8-week season in The Vault at Southwark Playhouse, from Thursday October 25 - Saturday December 15. Get a first look at Anna Francolini as Victor/Victoria below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 1, 2015
by - Oct 1, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 7, 2015
by - Nov 7, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE MIKADO Begins 27 November at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Director Thom Southerland, who wowed critics and public alike with award-winning, sold out productions of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, is next directing a radically re-conceived version of Gilbert & Sullivan's best-loved operetta, The Mikado. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/14/14 - A CHRISTMAS STORY on Tour, THE RIVER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A CHRISTMAS STORY heads out on tour today, and Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO and Broadway's THE RIVER open Sunday night! (more...)

Michael Ball to Star in Chichester's MACK & MABEL Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Michael Ball will be starring in Mack & Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre next summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Francolini in Southwark Playhouse's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012

The creative team behind the recent acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musicals, Parade and Mack & Mabel, are returning to the Vault to present the Broadway musical comedy, Victor/Victoria. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, it is currently running at The Vault at Southwark Playhouse through Saturday December 15. (more...)

Davis Gaines and Vicki Lewis to Star in MACK & MABEL Benefit Concert for Musical Theatre West, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Musical Theatre West will present a benefit concert of Mack & Mabel, starring Davis Gaines as Mack Sennett and Vicki Lewis as Mabel Normand. (more...)

Davis Gaines and Vicki Lewis Lead MACK & MABEL Benefit for Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Paul Garman, Executive Director/Producer, has announced a benefit concert version of Jerry Herman's rarely performed musical Mack & Mabel presented by Musical Theatre West at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for one night only, Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Jerry Herman, composer/lyricist of the musical theatre classics Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles, famously declared that Mack & Mabel is his own favorite score, and the New York Times says, "the songs remain among the most felicitous in Mr. Herman's canon." (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Awards season continues at Sardi's, THE SOUND AND THE FURY & THE OTHER THING open off-Broadway, EVER AFTER starts up at Paper Mill and more! (more...)

Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The full cast has been confirmed for the major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, and stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. (more...)

Davis Gaines and Vicki Lewis Star in MACK & MABEL Benefit Concert for Musical Theatre West Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Musical Theatre West will present a benefit concert of Mack & Mabel, starring Davis Gaines as Mack Sennett and Vicki Lewis as Mabel Normand. (more...)

Alexander Andreou to Star in SOCRATES AND HIS CLOUDS at Jermyn Street; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The cast has been announced for Socrates and His Clouds at Jermyn Street Theatre. With Alexander Andreou (National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange) as Socrates, Paul Hutton as Strepsiades (Mack & Mabel Southwark Playhouse), and Jack Montgomery (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins), as Phidippides, this modern day re-interpretation of a classic Greek comedy will also feature Riana Athanasiou, Lucyelle Cliffe and Rahil Liapopoulou as The Chorus. (more...)

TheatreZone Announces 10th Anniversary Season Including Mack & Mabel and Sweeney Todd
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Mark Danni, artistic director of TheatreZone, Naples' non-profit Equity professional theatre group in residence at the G&L Theatre in Naples, today unveiled his 10th anniversary season selections, continuing the theatre group's mission to bering the "lost treasures of Broadway" to Naples. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli Rabke Previews 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2015

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza. Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. The special event will star: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner, Donna Vivino, Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin and Charlie Stevens. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/13/2015 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's a weekend of beginnings - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, HAND TO GOD and FINDING NEVERLAND all start previews, and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY opens on Sunday! (more...)

Rebecca LaChance to Star Opposite Michael Ball in New UK Production of MACK & MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Rebecca LaChance will play 'Mabel' opposite Michael Ball's 'Mack' at Chichester this summer in a major new production of Mack & Mabel, directed by Jonathan Church. The show opens at the Festival Theatre in July, followed by a UK tour from October. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 2-8, Featuring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 1, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Last Ship Company in Concert; This Will Be Our Year, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, & Krysta Rodriguez; Emily Padgett & Erin Davie; Very Very Rock Show in Concert Featuring Rebecca Naomi Jones and More; and 54 Sings Mack and Mabel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by - Jun 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

Alexander Andreou Stars in SOCRATES AND HIS CLOUDS at Jermyn Street, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

Socrates and His Clouds begins tonight, June 4, at Jermyn Street Theatre. With Alexander Andreou (National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange) as Socrates, Paul Hutton as Strepsiades (Mack & Mabel Southwark Playhouse), and Jack Montgomery (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins), as Phidippides, this modern day re-interpretation of a classic Greek comedy will also feature Riana Athanasiou, Lucyelle Cliffe and Rahil Liapopoulou as The Chorus. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GRAND HOTEL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Full casting is announced for the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning team behind Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous Bathing Beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, Mack & Mabel take over Chichester, LOVE LETTERS heads out on tour and more! (more...)

MACK & MABEL, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Opens at Chichester Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. The production opens tonight, July 21, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Michael Ball & Rebecca LaChance in Chichester's MACK & MABEL
by Roy Tan - Jul 21, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball andRebecca LaChance. The production opens tonight, July 21, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Ball & Rebecca LaChance in Chichester's MACK & MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous BathingBeauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside GRAND HOTEL Rehearsals at Southwark Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning tream behind Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel. Below, peek inside the rehearsal room as the cast prepares to open in a week and a half! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal With Michael Ball For MACK AND MABEL!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2015

Go behind the scenes of Chichester Festival Theatre's dazzling new musical Mack & Mabel with cast members Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, and director Jonathan Church. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MACK & MABEL, Southwark Playhouse, July 11 2012
by Becky Brewis - Jul 12, 2012

Sometimes when directors revive old plays you wonder why they've done it. Mack & Mabel, currently playing at Southwark Playhouse, is not a classic crying out to be brought back to life, though being about the early days of cinema it is rather on trend. (more...)

MACK & MABEL Set for '54 Sings' Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza. The concert is set for March 8 at 7 and 9:30PM. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2015 - SNOW ORCHID, THE LION, 'EXTREME HAPPINESS' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SNOW ORCHID, THE LION, 'EXTREME HAPPINESS' and LIVES OF THE SAINTS all begin off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 21, 2016
by - Feb 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

It's Official! Michael Ball to Star in New UK Production & Tour of MACK & MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

First reported back in November, it's now official that Michael Ball will return to Chichester this summer in a major new production of Mack & Mabel, directed by Jonathan Church, which opens at the Festival Theatre in July, followed by a UK tour from October. (more...)

David Bedella, Janie Dee and More Set for a Night of 'Jule, Jerry & Steve' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Feb 16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

After the success of A Little Night Music in Concert, Alex Parker returns to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for one night with a concert that features the music of three of Broadway's greatest composers. Some of the musicals represented in the evening include La Cage Aux Folles, Hello Dolly, Mame, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, Funny Girl, Gypsy, Follies, Company, Sunday In The Park With George, Road Show and many more. The music of Broadway legendary composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim is set for Sunday, 16th February 2014 at 7 p.m. in Guildford. (more...)

European Premiere of Award-Winning Musical DOGFIGHT Begins Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The European première of the musical Dogfight, produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, and directed by Matt Ryan, plays The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from tonight 8 August to Saturday 13 September. (more...)

GRAND HOTEL Opens Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse, opens tonight 5 August 2015, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning team behind the musicals Titanic (that recently transferred to Toronto), Parade and Mack & Mabel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRAND HOTEL, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse, opens tonight 5 August 2015, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning team behind the musicals Titanic (that recently transferred to Toronto), Parade and Mack & Mabel. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 22, 2015
by - Aug 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Photos from Southwark's DOGFIGHT, Plus Post Show Q&A
by Roy Tan - Aug 15, 2014

Dogfight, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchan, based on the Warner Bros film and screenplay by Bob Comfort, is produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season through Saturday 13 September. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/2015 - FringeNYC Kicks Off and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: FringeNYC kicks off today, William Finn's new song cycle debuts in MA, queen 'PRISCILLA' heads out on tour in the UK and more! (more...)

MACK & MABEL, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Sets Sights on Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 2015

Mack & Mabel, currently playing Chichester Festival Theatre before heading out on a UK & Ireland Tour this autumn, is transferring to the West End later this year. And, according to the New York Post, if the musical -- starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance -- does well in London, it could be moving to Broadway next season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Southwark Playhouse's DOGFIGHT, Now Playing Through 13 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Dogfight, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchan, based on the Warner Bros film and screenplay by Bob Comfort, is produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season through Saturday 13 September. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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