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THE WHITE FEATHER to Premiere at the Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Georgina Briggs' brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. This is the story of The White Feather - A New British Musical, which comes to the Union Theatre for a five week run 16 September - 17 October 2015. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Stage Musical will Premiere at the Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Gurinder Chadha will direct the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham. With original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina Lindsay; lighting design by Neil Austin; sound design by Richard Brooker; musical direction by Nigel Lilley and orchestrations by Howard Goodalland Kuljit Bhamra. Casting for Bend It Like Beckham will be announced shortly. (more...)

Olivier Winners Nigel Harman and David Bedella Set for 2014 S&S Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Olivier award winners Nigel Harman and David Bedella are today announced to take leading roles in this year's glittering S&S Award Gala at St James Theatre on Sunday 23 November. (more...)

Cast Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Exeter Northcott Theatre and Creative Cow are delighted to announce the cast for their magical new adaptation of Charles Dickens' much-loved Christmas classic. (more...)

Daniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck Star in 'JACQUES BREL', Beginning Tonight at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run from today 16 October to 22 November 2014. (more...)

Clare Burt to Star in Stage Adaptation of MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS at the Crucible This May
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Clare Burt will take on the title role in the new musical MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, adapted by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff from Paul Gallico's 1958 novel. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Goodnight Mister Tom Full Cast and Spring Tour 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The producers of Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Goodnight Mister Tom are delighted to announce today that the Oliver award-winning stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's classic novel will embark on a UK Tour in 2016 after its strictly limited West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Tickets for UK's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tickets go on sale today (7 November) for the world premiere of the new British stage musicalBend It Like Beckham. Directed by Gurinder Chadha, with original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina Lindsay; lighting design by Neil Austin; sound design by Richard Brooker; musical direction by Nigel Lilleyand orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra. Casting for Bend It Like Beckham will be announced shortly. (more...)

Tickets On Sale For BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Opening May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tickets go on sale today (7 November) for the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham. (more...)

Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Special U.S. Screening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Oscar Wilde's classic play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' comes to select. U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night event tonight, November 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. local time, presented by Fathom Events and More2Screen. (more...)

David Hunter and David Burt to Lead West End's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dec. 22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

David Hunter - last seen in the West End starring as Guy in the Olivier, Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Once - is to play Ebenezer Scrooge's downtrodden employee, Bob Cratchit, in award-winning Antic Disposition's magical, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive classic, A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Charlie Brooks to Lead BEAUTIFUL THING, Coming to Marlowe Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Charlie Brooks, best known as Janine Butcher from EastEnders, stars in Beautiful Thing, at The Marlowe Theatre, later this month (March). (more...)

Jamie Birkett to Host West End Workshops This Easter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

West End star Jamie Birkett is visiting the region this Easter to run a series of workshops for budding performers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2016
by - Mar 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING Returns to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from tonight 3 June - 11 July. (more...)

West End's SINATRA: THE MAN & HIS MUSIC Announces Full Cast & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

London, Thursday 25 June 2015: Karl Sydow, award-winning producer of productions ranging from Our Country's Good to Dirty Dancing and Backbeat, has today announced the team behind what is set to be the most visually stunning stage production of 2015. The best creative talents in theatre will create a multimedia spectacular in honour of the centenary of icon Frank Sinatra. Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium is the official celebration of Frank Sinatra's centenary year and opens on 10 July, marking 65 years to the day since Sinatra's first ever performance in the UK at the Palladium back in 1950.  (more...)

Jenna Russell and John Owen-Jones To Star In THE HIRED MAN
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

Casting has been announced for the concert production of Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg's rousing 1984 musical The Hired Man, which will play London's Cadogan Hall on September 22nd. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

THE LAST DONNELLY STANDING at the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The final show of Blyth Festival's 42nd season - The Last Donnelly Standing - begins August 4 and plays until September 2 in Blyth's Memorial Hall. Conceived and created by Paul Thompson, Gil Garratt, and Beth Kates, directed by Thompson and starring Garratt, The Last Donnelly Standing is the ultimate fiery epilogue to the bloody Biddulph Feud. Reserve your seats by calling the Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)

IF TRUTH BE TOLD at the Blyth Festival through September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This real life flashpoint is the inspiration for If Truth Be Told, a gripping new play by Beverley Cooper receiving its world premiere this summer at the Blyth Festival from July 27 to September 3 in Blyth's Memorial Hall. Reserve your seats by calling the Box Office at519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

There is a special treat in store for families this August when the magical and musical James and the Giant Peach plays at the Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Louisa, Requested & @Actor_Friend Set for Late Night at 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

First Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The first images were released today of Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater rehearsing for hit West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow, touring the UK in a brand new production from February. (more...)

Lucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

MRS. ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON to Launch Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Critically acclaimed actress Alison Skilbeck kicks off a spring 2016 tour of her one-woman play Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London, at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on 5 February. The production continues on to The Mill Studio at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 3 - 5 March, Omnibus Clapham on 7 April, and finally at Mercury Theatre, Colchester on the 6-7 May. With special permission from the Roosevelt Estate to use Eleanor's diary and writings, the play captures the spirit, humour, and passion of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, on her daring visit to Britain in 1942. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from 3 June - 11 July. This London season will be part of an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette.  (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Mitchell Jarvis & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

First images are released today of End of the Rainbow, which opens at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester this Thursday ahead of a 5-month UK Tour. The production features Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland, Gary Wilmot as Anthony and Sam Attwater as Mickey. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Belgrade Coventry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow makes its awaited return to the stage, playing at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Tues 23 to Sat 27 Feb as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21
by Robert Gould - Feb 11, 2016

BWW reports on the charity concert, Snappy Title: Making History at The Pheasantry on February 21 in aid of MyAware (the Myasthenia Gravis Association). (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, END OF THE RAINBOW will return to the stage in 2016, playing at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Mon 18 - Wed 20 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. A hit in the West End and on Broadway, END OF THE RAINBOW will return to the stage in 2016, playing at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Mon 18 - Wed 20 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Casting is now complete: best known as series regular 'Kris Fisher' in Channel 4's Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2's The Fall, and on Netflix' epic Titanic: Blood and Steel, Gerard McCarthy will star as 'Tony'. Other theatrical credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe, and Blue/Orange for ATG. Vanessa Babirye, recently seen on screen in BBC 2's Our Girl, and at the National Theatre in Romeo and Juliet will star as 'Leah'. Also joining the company will be Rob Ellis and Natalie Law. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Atmospheric production photos released for award-wining Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - opening tonight in Middle Temple Hall - starring David Burt as Scrooge and David Hunter as Bob Cratchit. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW To Tour the UK, Starring Lisa Maxwell, Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, touring the UK in a brand new production opening at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in February starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

LOUISA, REQUESTED Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

THE WHITE FEATHER to Premiere at the Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Georgina Briggs' brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. This is the story of The White Feather - A New British Musical, which comes to the Union Theatre for a five week run 16 September - 17 October 2015. (more...)

Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Celebrate 120th Anniversary with Special U.S. Screening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Oscar Wilde's classic play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' comes to select. U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night event on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (more...)

Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This week at 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...)

Lichfield Garrick Announces Exciting 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Lichfield Garrick launches its exciting new season, complete with famous faces, drama, music, dance, comedy and children's entertainment. (more...)

Jodi Bird Is The 2015 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
by Robert Gould - Apr 15, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the final of the 2015 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. (more...)

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