Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. Starring Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye, Vivian Reed, Little Annie, Gay Marshall, Molly Pope, Amber Martin, Aaron Weinstein and Meow Meow, the concert will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall(123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: For Eleasha Gamble OLIVER! Is Where It All Started
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 29, 2015

For Eleasha Gamble, who plays the role of Nancy in Arena Stage's new production of Oliver!, Nancy is the role that started it all. (more...)

Celebrity Impersonator La Voix Coming to Martinis Above Fourth, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

On Tuesday, November 3, Britain's award-winning diva makes her US debut in 'Diva Breakdown' at Martinis Above Fourth. Although La Voix hasn't performed in the US, she's well-known to American audiences from her many performances on Atlantis Cruises and in London. 'Diva Breakdown' will explore the minds of true legends; Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Cher and more analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered, in her own spine-tingling vocals, by the international red-headed diva, La Voix. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.martinisabovefourth.com. (more...)

FEMME Premieres New Single 'Gold'; Out 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

British alt-pop darling FEMME returns with her glittering new single 'Gold' - the follow-up to one of 2015's most talked-about and viral tracks 'S.O.S.' (more...)

FEMME Premieres New Single 'Gold,' Out November 13th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

British alt-pop darling FEMME returns with her glittering new single 'Gold' - the follow-up to one of 2015's most talked-about and viral tracks 'S.O.S.' The track premiered via NYLON Magazine who described the single as 'a luminous anti-love song.' Stream and share the track here. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Celebrity Impersonator La Voix Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Tonight, November 3, Britain's award-winning diva makes her US debut in 'Diva Breakdown' at Martinis Above Fourth. Although La Voix hasn't performed in the US, she's well-known to American audiences from her many performances on Atlantis Cruises and in London. 'Diva Breakdown' will explore the minds of true legends; Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Cher and more analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered, in her own spine-tingling vocals, by the international red-headed diva, La Voix. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.martinisabovefourth.com. (more...)

Tickets to LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

A play about Beatles legend John Lennon which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, and wowed audience at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival is heading to Liverpool for two weeks in April 2016. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

Journey Back in Time with BACK-2-SCHOOL BOOGIE at Artscape Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

Memory Lane has never sounded this good! Imagine a real trip down memory lane straight to the groovy disco era of the 1970s and 1980s. What about the time when Motown reigned supreme? Throw in the 1990s, the noughties, and now - and the Artscape Opera House will be all set for BACK-2-SCHOOL BOOGIE this December. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Ross Leadbeater to Release Debut EP in June; UK Tour Stops Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, Ross Leadbeater, the award-winning singer-pianist and musical director, releases his debut EP and solo UK Tour to celebrate his musical favourites from the Great British Songbook.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Christina Bianco to Launch UK Tour Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Three's A Crowd Productions has announced the long awaited one-woman show featuring US singing sensation, Christina Bianco. Me, Myself & Everyone Elseis set to wow audiences up and down the country. (more...)

Holly Penfield to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco native Holly Penfield with her newest show, The Rhythm of Life, for two performances only - Friday, July 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 16 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Cast Announced For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Union Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Union Theatre's final show in its current home. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE stars Charlotte Gorton (Memphis, Viva Forever!) as Mari Hoff, Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Sound Of Music) as LV and Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say, with Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone man. Alastair Knights directs. (more...)

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Opens in April at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

A stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, and wowed audience at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival will open in its spiritual home of Liverpool's next month. (more...)

Ross Leadbeater Showcases His Debut EP at UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, Ross Leadbeater, the award winning Welsh singer-pianist and musical director releases his debut  EP ahead of his solo UK Tour celebrating his musical favourites from The Great British Songbook.        (more...)

Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Returns to Sing'theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

A whirlwind of emotions swathed in colourful rhythms heads to the stage in the upcoming Sing'theatre production, the smash hit Off-Broadway jukebox musical, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. One of the longest-running off-Broadway musical revue of all times, it's initial run broke box-office records and played to countless sold-out houses. (more...)

BWW Review: CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Preview Night
by Roger Catlin - Jun 27, 2016

With more than 130 different productions being staged over three weeks at 20 different venues, the Capital Fringe festival can be an overwhelming undertaking. (more...)

Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Gregory Harrell is bringing his show LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS to Don't Tell Mama on August 15th at 7pm. The performance will feature songs by Bette Midler, David Yazbek, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, The Civil Wars, Rupert Holmes, Kander and Ebb, Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole, Sondheim, Justin Bieber, Cole Porter, and more.  (more...)

Laura Pitt-Pulford and Leigh Rhianon Coggins Join Ross Leadbeater for London Album Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ross Leadbeater, the award-winning singer-pianist and musical director, has just released his debut EP and to his surprise, it reached the Top 3 in the iTunes Classical Album Charts - the only release in the top 20 without a major label. Following his critically acclaimed solo UK Tour, Ross is officially launching the album in London at the Pheasantry on 29th June and will be joined by special guests Laura Pitt-Pulford and Leigh Rhianon Coggins. (more...)

BLANC DE BLANC to Premiere at the London Hippodrome, July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Circus comes to town with the London premiere of sizzling new show Blanc de Blanc. After a sold-out critically acclaimed run at the Sydney Opera House, Blanc de Blanc comes to theLondon Hippodrome from the 14 July until the 28 August with press night on Friday 22 July. Blanc de Blanc is brought to you from the award winning creative team behind Madonna's recentRebel Heart Tour, and is directed by Scott Maidment (LIMBO, Cantina, Madonna' Rebel Heart Tour), choreographed by Kevin Maher (choreographed for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Madonna), with costumes by James Brown (All Saints, Australian Idol). (more...)

Trevor Ashley Stars in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground, Aug. 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

After wowing audiences in Liza (on an E) in 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London in a brand new show Liza's Back! (is broken), playing at the London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre for three performances only from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September 2016. (more...)

The Diva Returns in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

After wowing audiences in Liza (on an E) in 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London in a brand new show LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN), playing at the London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre for three performances only from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September 2016. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Features Sheena Easton in the Music of James Bond, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For the second to last concert of Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre—the audience is sure to hear these words ringing in their ears: The name is Bond…James Bond. Dashing and debonair, Bond's movie themes are instantly recognizable, evoking international intrigue, glamour and suspense. Making this concert especially memorable are vocalist Scott Coulter and two-time Grammy Award-winner Sheena Easton, featured singer on the James Bond soundtrack, “For Your Eyes Only.” With more than 20 million records worldwide, Easton joins the Symphony to seduce the audience into the world of “Goldfinger,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “A View to a Kill,” “Skyfall” and more. The concert also includes “Diamonds are Forever,” “For Your Eyes Only” and “spy” songs from “Mission Impossible,” “Austin Powers,” “Dick Tracy,” “Pink Panther” and “Charlie's Angels.” And that's just a sampling! (more...)

The Name is Bond... at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

For the second to last concert of Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre-the audience is sure to hear these words ringing in their ears: The name is Bond...James Bond. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Christina Bianco
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2016

We speak to star of the West End and Broadway, Christina Bianco about her Edinburgh Fringe run of Me, Myself and Everybody Else before heading out on her first UK tour! (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Shatters Fundraising Record with $560,133
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

On a picturesque waterfront stage overlooking the Great South Bay, this year's Fire Island Dance Festival welcomed ballet, modern and contemporary dance powerhouses on July 15-17, 2016.  (more...)

Sharon Hendrix Releases Her Retro-Summertime Fun 'Frazzelmatic' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

After years of working just 20 feet from stardom Sharon “Muffy” Hendrix has stepped into the spotlight. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Inspirational Voices' Michael McElroy Picks 5 Performances That Stir and Inspire Him
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

In honor of Broadway Inspirational Voices' upcoming event, McElroy took a moment to reflect on five performances he finds personally inspirational. BroadwayWorld brings you his selections, from Barbra Streisand to Lady Gaga, below! (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

mapdance to Bring 10th Anniversary Tour to The Old Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

mapdance celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exciting and varied event, featuring new works and reconstructions by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers. The roster of artists includes Britain's Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse) and wacky maverick Liz Aggiss, as well as Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, co-artistic directors of Sweden's ilDance. The current crop of thirteen 'mapdancers' also appear in Martin Lawrance's restaging of Richard Alston's vibrant, evergreen Roughcut (1990) and Abi (Lila Dance) Mortimer's elegant, Leonardo-inspired Schemes, Dreams and Machines from mapdance's 2015 tour. (more...)

Letizia Gambi Releases BLUE MONDAY Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

That statement is made abundantly clear by the profound progress Letizia has made between her 2012 debut and her even more rewarding new work, BLUE MONDAY. The 13-song collection reveals her coming more into her own style of interpreting jazz (first inspired by brassy theatrical divas Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Italian singer Mina and Portuguese vocalist Dulce Pontes, expanded via studies of instrumentalists Miles Davis and John Coltrane, with further polish gleaned from Carmen McRae, Frank Sinatra and Anita O'Day), as well as expressing her inner life through the art form. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lyn Paul, Mrs J in UK Tour Of BLOOD BROTHERS!
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 19, 2015

We talk to the legendary Lyn Paul about taking Blood Brothers out on tour - and how to sing and cry... (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

Don McLean to Return to QPAC Concert Hall, 21 March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Back by popular demand following his 2013 tour, which saw sold-out performances across Australia, Don McLean will return to Queensland Performing Art Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall on Monday 21 March 2016, for a one-night-only performance of his celebrated works. (more...)

Charlie D. Barkle Presents SHAKEN: Baritones Belting Bond
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

?He's the world's greatest spy, suave, patriotic, with a devil may care attitude, his name is Bond, James Bond. Perfect for newbies and know-it-alls alike, Shaken plunges head first into over 50 years of James Bond iconography. Pitting the seven 'James Bond' actors against each other in a race to determine, scientifically, which of them is the greatest all-time Bond.  (more...)

NOT ANOTHER INDIE CABARET Set For Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

We've all sat through that show... It's, like, totally unique and the songs are so obscure you probably haven't heard them before. You're there because a friend swears they knew about the performer before they were cool. But the show is Just. So. Indie.Featuring obscure instruments, luscious loops and original songs soaked in satire. See her before she totally becomes a sell out.  I mean… do you even indie? (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part Two - Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Check out some of the winners from the 2016 Olivier Awards - including Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham and more! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Not in the UK for the big night? Fear not! For the first time ever, the ceremony is being live streamed on YouTube in the US, so you can tune in beginning at 5pm  EST! (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive Look at The Knights of Music's Tour Rehearsals, Featuring Phillip Schofield
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2016

Go inside the rehearsals for The Knights of Music's upcoming UK tour, which will feature the music of Elton John, Tom Jones, Mick Jagger, The Beatles, and many more! (more...)

La Voix to Bring DIVA BREAKDOWN to Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and Cher are analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered by the international red headed diva, La Voix in DIVA BREAKDOWN. (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

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