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Apollo Victoria Theatre (London, )
(Victoria) 17 Wilton Road
London,

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The storyline: It is evening and a mother reminds her small child to put his toy-trains away and to go to bed. In the child's dream, the locomotives come alive: It is the night of the world championships for locomotives.



The young steam locomotive Rusty, charming but definitely no longer technically up to date, appears to stand no chance against its more modern challengers, such as the macho Greaseball. This self-confident diesel locomotive rocks like Elvis and conquers the hearts of its many female fans. When Electra, an ultra-modern e-locomotive, suddenly makes its appearance, the situation seems hopeless for the young steam locomotive. Beautiful Pearl, a 1st-class coach, leaves Rusty for Electra.



Three, two, one- go! The flags come down, the lights flash and the helmets sparkle. Locomotives and their coaches are hurtling along the tracks at lightning speed. The conflict between the trains comes to a climax, since the methods used to win this international race are not always fair. Suddenly it appears, the legendary "Starlight Express", like a fiery comet's tail in the sky. The night is full of glittering stars as Rusty finds out what is most important in life: believing in yourself. He finds new courage to enter the finale - and Pearl begins to understand who her true love belongs to...



Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

ALLELUIA, RADAMISTO, and More at Everyman Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Check out what's coming to Everyman next week! (more...)

Book Now For ARLENE: THE GLITZ, THE GLAMOUR, THE GOSSIP
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

ARLENE: THE GLITZ, THE GLAMOUR, THE GOSSIP, the tell-all show from renowned choreographer, director and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, comes to London's Duchess Theatre on 20 November. Book tickets now from £34 (more...)

He's The One That You Want! Jimmy Osmond to Visit Birmingham Hippodrome in New UK Tour of GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce that global star Jimmy Osmond* (The Osmonds, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) will visit Birmingham Hippodrome in the UK Tour of Grease from 29 May - 3 June. (more...)

Broadway Entertainers from Around the World Come Together For Broadway in the HOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

From Broadway with Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On, is a celebration unlike any other! (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

Annette Warren will Make Her Feinstein's/54 Below Debut on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Annette Warren will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special one-night-only engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. 'I Ain't Done Yet' traces her illustrious 70-year career in songs and reminiscences from her beginning in Cleveland, through her successes in New York, London and Los Angeles. Warren will be joined on stage by Grammy and two-time Emmy winner John McDaniel at piano; and Warren's protege, rising opera star Aaron Blake, who makes his Metropolitan Opera debut earlier that week in La Traviata. (more...)

Gary Lamont To Star In GREASE At King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????Grease is the word! Glaswegian star Gary Lamont (River City) joins the cast of Grease for two weeks only to play the role of Teen Angel. Gary will take on the role during the tour's dates at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, 9-20 May 2017. (more...)

Tom Parker and Danielle Wilde to Star in UK National Tour of GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Grease is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, opening in Manchester on 10 March 2017. Casting for the tour includes Tom Parker (The Wanted) who makes his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over the Rainbow winner) who plays Sandy, and Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) who plays Rizzo. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of STARLIGHT EXPRESS in English
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

Standing Ovations, minutes of applause - the first (and for now only) performance of Starlight Express Bochum in English on Tuesday night was a huge success. A red double-deck bus in front of the theatre, where they sold English wine gum, sandwiches, tea and beer, completed the British flair. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Más allá del Edén Sideral.....la nueva misión del MTRO MARCO VILLAFÁN.
by Clemente Sanchez - Mar 24, 2017

Más allá del Edén Sideral.....la nueva misión del MTRO MARCO VILLAFÁN. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opens at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January. (more...)

Annette Warren 'AIN'T DONE YET', Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below at Age 94
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

ARLENE! to Open at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Ahead of National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Emma Brunjes Productions (ebp) are delighted to announce that ARLENE! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip. will open at Assembly Checkpoint Edinburgh on Tuesday 22 August, where it will play until Saturday 26 August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ahead of a national tour. (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof" star Danny Burstein along with last season's high-kicking "She Loves Me" sensation and TV favorite Jane Krakowski will announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th(11 AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). Outer Critics Circle will announce two new award categories this year, "Outstanding Sound Design" and "Outstanding Orchestrations" to increase award nominations to 27 categories. Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theatre season. (more...)

The East Coast Premiere of STARS IN CONCERT Will Play Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre will host the East coast premiere of Stars in Concert, for three performances beginning Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm plus two additional performances on Saturday, April 8 at 5pm and 8:15pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located at 263 Golden Hill Street in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

GREASE UK Tour Finds Its Pink Ladies and T-Birds; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit '70s musical, which returns this year for a UK tour. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Tony Winner Jane Krakowski and LATE SHOW's Paul Shaffer Join 'NOTHING TO HIDE' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Late Show with David Letterman's Paul Shaffer, and Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond have joined Don Scardino: Nothing To Hide with John Miller, which will have two concerts on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at 7pm and 9:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Casting Announced For Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

German STARLIGHT EXPRESS Presents First English Version, March 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

After almost 29 years, the successful musical is trying out an experiment and, at the same time, fulfilling a dream of many international fans: in an unusual special show at 6.30pm on 28 March 2017, the German Starlight Express company will be presenting the Bochum version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's worldwide musical hit in the English language for the first time. (more...)

GREASE UK Tour Finds Its Pink Ladies and T-Birds; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit '70s musical, which returns this year for a UK tour. (more...)

BWW Interview: Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace
by Marianka Swain - Jan 25, 2017

Frances Ruffelle is perhaps best known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. She's since done numerous other stage roles, produced several albums and represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, and will soon star as Queenie in The Wild Party, the opening musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber's revamped The Other Palace; the show begins previews on 13 February. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Returns To The Menier Chocolate Factory To Direct LOVE IN IDLENESS and LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom to open shortly in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn returns to direct major works from the two of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth century. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GREASE Starring Tom Parker and Danielle Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit 70s musical, which returns this year to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 27 November - Saturday 2 December. (more...)

Official: SUNSET BOULEVARD, SCROOGE Coming to the Curve in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Following Curve's most successful Christmas season on record, with Grease and The Twits entertaining over 65,000 people to date, we are delighted to announce two new Made at Curve productions for Autumn & Winter 2017 : Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black & Christopher Hampton's Sunset Boulevard 16 - 30 September 2017 and Leslie Bricusse's family musical Scrooge 18 November 2017 - 7 January 2018. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

CELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, a benefit concert to support OSTC's Live Music Initiative, for one performance only on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (more...)

The St. Bart's Players Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala tonight, February 25th! (more...)

The St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala on February 25th! (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Tony Winner Jane Krakowski and More Set for 'NOTHING TO HIDE' Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Late Show with David Letterman's Paul Shaffer, and Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond have joined Don Scardino: Nothing To Hide with John Miller, which will have two concerts tonight, February 18th, 2017, at 7pm and 9:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Public Theater presents JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Joshua Fiedler announced additional casting for the Oscar Hammerstein Festival's Benefit concert, 'Hammerstein in Hollywood,' at Bucks County Playhouse on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson Will Announce 2017 Tony Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The honor of unsealing the list of 2017 nominees will go to two a pair of nominees from 2016: Christopher Jackson, who created the role of George Washington in Hamilton; and past Tony-winner Jane Krakowski. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

“Tell Me On A Sunday”, a West End and Broadway hit that charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980s is set to dazzle the Everyman audience for two nights this month (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The nominations announcement will be streamed here at BroadwayWorld. Check back at 11AM to watch live! (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

STARS IN CONCERT to Feature Best Impersonators of Bette Midler, Tina Turner, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre is just days away from hosting the East coast premiere of Stars in Concert, beginning Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm with two additional performances on Saturday, April 8 at 5pm and 8:15pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located at 263 Golden Hill Street in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

Tony Winner Jane Krakowski to Headline 2017 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Old Globe will celebrate in style with an Evening of Illusions at the 2017 Globe Gala on Saturday, September 23, in support of the theatre's arts engagement and artistic programs. (more...)

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