Alfie Boe is Back on Broadway - A Look Back at the Top Performances from LES MISERABLES' New Lead!Alfie Boe is Back on Broadway - A Look Back at the Top Performances from LES MISERABLES' New Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Alfie Boe returns to Broadway as 'Jean Valjean' tonight in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo gave his final performance just last Sunday, August 30. BWW welcomes Boe back to Broadway with a roundup of his top performances - check them out below, and be sure to let us know your favorites below! (more...)

Alfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' TonightAlfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boe returns to Broadway to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Boe begins performances in Les Miserables tonight, September 1. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD IIIBWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD III
by Veronica Bruscini - May 9, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company's excellent staging of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III is a performance not to be missed. CPTC's RICHARD comes to life in AS220's Black Box theater, a cozy, intimate space utilized brilliantly by the company. (more...)

WILL ON THE HILL Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company, 6/15WILL ON THE HILL Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The annual Will on the Hill event welcomes Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle and distinguished Washington insiders onto the Shakespeare Theatre Company stage to perform a political satire infused with Shakespearean language and references. The event pays tribute to the unique dynamic of our city and provides a wonderful way to engage new audiences. Proceeds from this event support STC's many education, artistic, and community engagement programs including in-school workshops and online learning resources that inspire new and diverse audiences and deepen the connection to classical theatre in learners of all ages. Will on the Hill will take place in Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW), and begins with a VIP cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m., and a buffet dinner immediately after the performance. (more...)

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKERJuma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKER
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalJuma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood FringeMine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

As part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Mine is Yours Theatre Company will remount their adventurous 90-minute production of R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, which had a successful preview run last November at Theatre of NOTE. While remaining faithful to Shakespeare's language, R&J transforms Romeo into Romea, Juliet into Julian, Friar Laurence into Sister Laurence, etc., in an extravaganza of gender-swapping that makes this classic love story resonate in an electrifying new way.  (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nominees Announced33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The nominees for the 33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were announced at the Jessie Nominations Party held on Tuesday, May 19th at the Vancouver TheatreSports League Improv Centre on Granville Island. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Bring GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to the Alley Theatre, 5/29-6/21Hershey Felder to Bring GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to the Alley Theatre, 5/29-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive, along with insights into his brief and brilliant life, in this remarkable play-with-music by internationally acclaimed actor, playwright, and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and captivating evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the award-winning show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm" and, of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."  (more...)

Kin Platt Launches SINBAD AND MEKin Platt Launches SINBAD AND ME
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

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Tony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's WILL ON THE HILL EventTony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's WILL ON THE HILL Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz, currently appearing in An American in Paris, joins the cast of the 2015 Will on the Hill event at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. A favorite bipartisan event of theatre and political fans alike, Will on the Hill returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company on Monday, June 15, 2015. The cast will also feature special guest performers, STC Affiliated Artist Edward Gero and Samira Wiley, known for her role in Orange is the New Black. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe Wins Tony for Best Actor Featured Role PlayTHE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe Wins Tony for Best Actor Featured Role Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Richard McCabe has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in THE AUDIENCE. The role marks his Broadway debut.  (more...)

Richard McCabe Reveals He Was Offered Role in WOLF HALL on BroadwayRichard McCabe Reveals He Was Offered Role in WOLF HALL on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2015

Richard McCabe, who took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in THE AUDIENCE tonight, revealed he could have ended up in another Broadway show this year. (more...)

James & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPINJames & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. The production transfers to the Apollo Theatre following a successful UK tour, opening on 3 August, with previews from 30 July, and runs for a strictly limited season until 19 September. (more...)

Wendy Moran Pens THE DARK DUCHESSWendy Moran Pens THE DARK DUCHESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

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West End's WICKED Announces Young Writers' Award WinnersWest End's WICKED Announces Young Writers' Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 Wicked Young Writers' Award today announced its winners during a ceremony involving 120 shortlisted finalists at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the multi award-winning classic musical WICKED.  (more...)

Pittsinger & Schuman to Perform American Songbook Benefit Concert at Ivoryton Playhouse, 7/12Pittsinger & Schuman to Perform American Songbook Benefit Concert at Ivoryton Playhouse, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

World renowned artists David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman will be performing songs from The Great American Songbook - including works by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein as well as some contemporary composers - at an exclusive concert on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Ivoryton Playhouse.  This concert is a benefit for the 104 year old Playhouse to further its mission to provide theatre of the highest quality to the residents and visitors to our community. (more...)

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, Raises a Toast to the 200th Anniversary of Laphroaig's Islay DistilleryHRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, Raises a Toast to the 200th Anniversary of Laphroaig's Islay Distillery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, today visited the world famous Laphroaig Distillery on Islay in Scotland's Inner Hebrides to commemorate the 200 th anniversary of the brand. Laphroaig, owned by Beam Suntory, is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bear a Royal Warrant, a mark of recognition to those who supply goods or services to the Royal Households. The Duke led a toast to the anniversary by raising a dram of limited edition Laphroaig 15 Year Old Single Malt. (more...)

Ceili O'Connor Announces Solo Show THE UNDERSTUDY - WAITING IN THE WINGS, Arts Theatre, August 30Ceili O'Connor Announces Solo Show THE UNDERSTUDY - WAITING IN THE WINGS, Arts Theatre, August 30
by Robert Gould - Jun 24, 2015

Robert Gould reports on musical theatre understudy Ceili O'Connor's upcoming solo concert THE UNDERSTUDY - WAITING IN THE WINGS at the Arts Theatre. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALRed Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Red Bull Theater will present the penultimate Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with musical direction by Brian Trenis. The School for Scandal will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more.  One night only - Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).  (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

?Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 1st opening of Jeffrey Hatcher's area premiere adaptation of Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 1 - 11).  Directed by Sarah Carleton the cast features Abby Lee as Susan, John D. Alexander as Roat, Christian Kohn as Mike, Bill Carmichael as Carlino, David Rossetti as Sam, and introducing Jillian Kenny as Gloria. (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...)

33rd Annual Jessie Awards Set for June 22 in Vancouver33rd Annual Jessie Awards Set for June 22 in Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The 33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Award Ceremony will be held at the beautiful Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, on Monday, June 22, 2015, doors open at 5:30pm, ceremony at 6:30pm.  (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company Sets Full Cast, Creative Team for All-Female HENRY VLazarus Theatre Company Sets Full Cast, Creative Team for All-Female HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Lazarus Theatre Company announce full cast and creative for all-new, all-female KING HENRY V which plays at The Union Theatre this summer as part of The Summer of Empire Season.   (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Sting On THE LAST SHIPBWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Sting On THE LAST SHIP
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 2, 2015

Today we continue the 5 SONGS BY... series by talking to 2015 Tony Award nominee and world renowned Grammy Award-winning recording artist Sting all about his score for the recent mainstage musical THE LAST SHIP, for which he composed music and lyrics. Besides describing the impetus behind the show itself and many of the standout musical selections, Sting also spotlights his creative process in crafting the at turns propulsive, jaunty and delicately romantic score for the new musical as well as sheds some light on material that did not make it into the final version of the show, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full CastWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at the GatewayBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at the Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 17, 2015

It is truly a pleasure seeing Nice Work If You Can Get It at Bellport's Gateway Theatre. It has a zany and charming story, a beautiful Gershwin score, and the theatre is absolutely stunning. Most importantly, however, the cast is super-beyond talented. After all, many of them come from Broadway. (more...)

Dreamthinkspeak to Stage New Production of ABSENT OPENING at Shoreditch Town HallDreamthinkspeak to Stage New Production of ABSENT OPENING at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tristan Sharps and dreamthinkspeak today announce the opening of their new piece Absent which will be staged at Shoreditch Town Hall from 24 August to 25 October with press performances on 1 and 2 September. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Return to Geffen Playhouse This AugustHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Return to Geffen Playhouse This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Having broken Geffen Playhouse season production box office records, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin returns to the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse for two weeks only, August 4-16, 2015.  The director is Trevor Hay, who collaborated with the performer and creator on An American Story, Abe Lincoln's Piano, Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt and The Pianist of Willesden Lane. (more...)

Mischief Theatre to Return to Edinburgh FringeMischief Theatre to Return to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

'Best New Comedy' 2015 Olivier Award winners and creators of the West End smash hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre are set to return to the Edinburgh Festival for their 8th consecutive year with their hugely popular, award-winning improvisation show Lights! Camera! Improvise!. The show that earned the company the 'Spirit of the Fringe' Award in 2013, Lights! Camera! Improvise! will run at the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh for strictly 3 performances only: Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August at 10.50pm. (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...)

Frist Center Sets 2016 Exhibition ScheduleFrist Center Sets 2016 Exhibition Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

 From Francisco Goya's Duchess of Alba in White to a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' 2016 lineup of exhibitions offers a remarkable variety of artistic media and periods. The year begins with European Old Masters, including Fra Angelico, Goya, Murillo and Rubens, from an illustrious Spanish private collection in Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting. In late spring, the beautifully designed high-performance Italian coachbuilt cars, concept cars, and motorcycles of Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945-1975 will roll into the galleries and remain through the summer. Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, a dynamic exhibition of medieval and early modern Japanese armory and customs, closes out the year. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Close 2015 Season with OTHELLOSecond Thought Theatre to Close 2015 Season with OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2015 season with one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, Othello. Joel Ferrell's intimate and immersive production starring Tyrees Allen in the title role opens with previews on Wednesday, July 15 and runs through Saturday, August 8. All performances of Othello will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Othello can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Violetta Farjeon, Star of West End's THE BOY FRIEND, Dies at 91Violetta Farjeon, Star of West End's THE BOY FRIEND, Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

West End star and French actress Violetta Farjeon (aka "Chou") passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, the Telegraph writes. She was 91. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets New Artistic ProgrammeShoreditch Town Hall Sets New Artistic Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shoreditch Town Hall is proud to announce its most ambitious artistic programme yet, with a major commission from dreamthinkspeak, an exciting London Premiere from Kneehigh and the unveiling of its new 750-capacity Assembly Hall that is central to future programming at the Town Hall. (more...)

DIVINE/INTERVENTION to Examine Dual Life of Drag Icon, Beginning 8/16 at FringeNYCDIVINE/INTERVENTION to Examine Dual Life of Drag Icon, Beginning 8/16 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

After a July premiere in Philadelphia, sbgProductions & Faux Real Entertainment will present the New York Premiere of DIVINE/INTERVENTION as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. This new play by E. Dale Smith based on an original concept by Mimi Imfurst (RuPaul's Drag Race) with direction by Braden Chapman (aka Imfurst), will run August 16 - 29 at The Lynn Redgrave Theater. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Sets 2015 Christmas ShowsRoyal Shakespeare Company Sets 2015 Christmas Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its upcoming 2015 Christmas shows. Further details on all the below on their website www.rsc.org.uk. (more...)

National Gallery to Display GOYA: THE PORTRAITS Exhibit, 10/7National Gallery to Display GOYA: THE PORTRAITS Exhibit, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Portraits make up a third of Goya's output – and more than 150 still survive today – but there has never been an exhibition focusing solely on Goya's work as a portraitist, until this autumn when almost half this number will come together at the National Gallery, London.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for David Hare's THE MODERATE SOPRANO at Hampstead TheatreFull Cast Set for David Hare's THE MODERATE SOPRANO at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce an outstanding cast for David Hare's fascinating new play. Joining Roger Allam, who plays John Christie, are Nancy Carroll as Audrey Mildmay, Paul Jesson as Dr Fritz Busch, Nick Sampson as Professor Carl Ebert and George Taylor as Rudolf Bing. (more...)

BWW Review:  Butterflies Aren't Free in Ridley's MERCURY FURBWW Review: Butterflies Aren't Free in Ridley's MERCURY FUR
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2015

The New Group's production is impressive but the 2005 post-apocalyptic drama is tedious. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main AuditoriumFull Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the first major London revival of The Cocktail Party in over 25 years, which will be staged in the main auditorium at the iconic Coronet, and marks a transitional moment in the building's redevelopment as the larger space becomes home to the Print Room's eclectic programme. Directed by rising star Abbey Wright, this new Print Room production of TS Eliot's masterpiece plays from 14 September to 10 October, with a cast that includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

BWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway ReturnBWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway Return
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2015

Boe just began rehearsals for his Broadway comeback, and he checked in with BroadwayWorld after Day 1. In the full interview below find out how he feels about being Britain's favorite tenor, what his memories are of the 25th Anniversary concert and so much more! (more...)

Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As reported yesterday, Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover and Alex Finke will join Alfie Boe, the internationally-acclaimed performer who takes over the role of Jean Valjean in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, on Sept 1. Glover succeeds Erika Henningsen as Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast member Samantha Hill. In honor of the trio boarding of one Broadway's most beloved hits, BWW brings you a brief look at their past performances! (more...)

BWW Previews: BLACKER by Russ Weatherford at Urban Stages, 8/26 to 9/3BWW Previews: BLACKER by Russ Weatherford at Urban Stages, 8/26 to 9/3
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 10, 2015

'Blacker' by Russ Weatherford will be at Urban Stages for an exclusive engagement from Wednesday, August 26th through Thursday September 3rd. (more...)

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