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Theatre Royal, Stratford East (London, )
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Based on the novel Le FantŰme de L'Opťra by Gaston Leroux

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. Based on the classic novel ?Le Fant

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Charles Hart; Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe; Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Richard Stilgoe; Based on


Photo Flash: First Look at Paul Alexander Nolan and Kelli Barrett in Bay Street's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Bay Street Theater has just announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. The classic musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture. The production is directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast onstage below! (more...)

Franc d'Ambrosio Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with I'LL BE SEEIN' YOUZ...A BRONX BOY'S MUSICAL PERSPECTIVE OF WWII
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Broadway veteran, Franc D'Ambrosio, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. for one performance of his acclaimed show, I'll Be Seein' Youz…A Bronx Boy's Musical Perspective of World War II. Featuring lively tunes made popular between 1939-1946, the evening will also include charismatic stories from Mr. D'Ambrosio's colorful Italian family. Tickets for Franc D'Ambrosio range in price from $35 - $55 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Will Chase, Rob McClure and More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

This week's event will feature: The Phantom of the Opera (Laird Mackintosh, Ali Ewoldt, Jordan Donica); Something Rotten (Catherine Brunell, Will Chase, Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer, Rob McClure, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Max Clayton, Eric Giancola, David Hibbard, Jenny Hill, Leah Hofmann, Aaron Kaburick, Tari Kelly, Beth Johnson Nicely, Brian Olgilvie, Aleks Pevec, Eric Sciotto, Marisha Wallace); Cagney (Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton, Danette Holden, Freddie Kimmel, Joel Newsome, Matt Perri, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi); RUTHLESS! (Tori Murray, Kim Maresca, Rita McKenzie, Paul Pecorino) (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces On-Sale Dates for 2016-17 Shows, Classes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announced today that tickets for the 2016/17 Broadway, Theatre Company, Cabaret and Off-Center shows as well as all Fall/Winter Education classes will be available to the general public Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese Starts Her Tenure in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical beginning tonight, August 9, 2016, when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - On Dealing With Nerves
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Aug 9, 2016

You've been preparing for this audition for weeks. Your monologue and 16 bars have been rehearsed to perfection; your headshot and resume impeccable. You feel as if the role is practically yours--all you have to do is walk into the audition room and take it. Then, right before your audition, the nerves hit. Your heart races. Your mind spins, thinking up all kinds of scenarios in which your audition can go terribly wrong. This hinders your performance. You leave frustrated and unsatisfied.  (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/7/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/7/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 8-14, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 8-14, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 26, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/26/2016. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! to Launch York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

BWW Preview: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA At The Denver Center For The Performing Arts
by Robert Bogin - Aug 25, 2016

An all-new production of The Phantom of the Opera opens at the Temple Buell Theater, just in time for its 25th anniversary. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Water Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that CATS has canceled this evening's performance, August 24, due to a water main break in the area. A show representative has confirmed that the show is on track to continue performances as usual tomorrow. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Paul Alexander Nolan and Kelli Barrett, Extends at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater recently announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/21/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/21/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/22
by - Aug 22, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/21/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 22-28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 22-28, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, are to head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 21, 2016

For over fifty years, the beautiful voice of Carol Lawrence has filled our hearts. No one will capture the love, yearning, and heart break of Maria, the doomed heroine in WEST SIDE STORY, better than the actress who originated the role: Carol Lawrence. Joining Rob and Kevin from her home in California, Carol talks about the power of WEST SIDE STORY, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins, and how the theatre still has the power to heal all souls! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews to Play Brisbane and Melbourne Following Sydney Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Producers John Frost and Opera Australia's Lyndon Terracini are thrilled to announce today that Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will play seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne following the Sydney season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. (more...)

BWW TV: He's There (X4)! SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'The Phantom of the Opera' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2016

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. Today, BroadwayWorld is continuing our SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE series with a Broadway classic. Below, watch as three Phantoms seduce four Christines into their lairs from start to finish. Click below to watch Ali Ewoldt, Julia Udine, Mary Michael Patterson, Samantha Hill, Laird Mackintosh, Jeremy Strolle and Peter Joback trade off the melody and strut all over the Bryant Park stage! (more...)

BWW Interview: From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2016

He has stormed the barricade in LES MISERABLES. He has worked his best Aussie accent in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Now this Broadway baby is getting a little bit strange on Netflix. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Cirkus in Stockholm Prepares To Welcome THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

True to its name, the 1,650-seat Cirkus in Stockholm, built in the 1830s, was originally a venue for circus performances. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Sierra Boggess Arrives In Paris To Star In THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

School's out for Sierra Boggess as she bids adieu to SCHOOL OF ROCK and preps to star as Christine Daae when The Phantom of the Opera begins performances in Paris. (more...)

George Maguire and Dominic Andersen Sign on for GODSPELL Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Olivier Award winner George Maguire (one of the original three West End Billy Elliotts) and Rocky Horror star Dominic Andersen are to join the starry line-up for the sold-out concert production of Godspell at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Michael Crawford Commemorates 30th Anniversary THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's First Rehearsal
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

Check out a wonderful vintage photo of Michael Crawford and the mask. (more...)

Michael Halling and Samantha Hill to Lead THE MOUSETRAP at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The 90th anniversary season of The Cape Playhouse wraps up with Agatha Christie's mystery classic, The Mousetrap.  Directed by Pamela Hunt, it runs August 23 - September 3. Press night is set for Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Wendi Peters to Star in WONDERLAND at The Bristol Hippodrome Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

Wendi Peters, Dave Willetts and Kerry Ellis to Head Down the Rabbit Hole in WONDERLAND UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. (more...)

UK Tour of WONDERLAND Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

VIDEO: Four Seasons Meets Nine Lives as CATS Serenades JERSEY BOYS
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

After JERSEY BOYS welcomed their new neighbors with a Doo-Wop arrangement of 'Memory,' the Nine Lives set returned the favor. (more...)

LADIES IN BLACK Returns with National Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

?Queensland Theatre Company has announced that the critically acclaimed, smash hit and Helpmann-Award winning musical Ladies in Black will tour nationally in early 2017, opening in Sydney on January 3 for its premiere season in the city in which the story is based. The show will then return for an encore season to Brisbane from January 28, before another encore season in Melbourne from February 25, and to Canberra from March 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Thomas James O'Leary's recent directing credits include Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nine, Dusty de los Santos, The Debut of Georgia, A Horse with a View, and currently Sunday in the Park with George. Thomas is best known for his three-year run (over 1,000 performances) in the title role of Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other acting credits include Miss Saigon (Broadway original cast), Les Miserables (First National original cast), Chess (First National), You Never Can Tell (Yale Rep), Last Sunday in June (Century Center), Travels with My Aunt (Colony Theatre), and Take Me Out (LA Weekly Award, Celebration Theatre).   (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/14/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/14/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/15
by - Aug 15, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/14/2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

BWW TV: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Brings Broadway Classics to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera, including: Laird Mackintosh, Ali Ewoldt, and Jordan Donica. Watch highlights below, as they perform 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'The Music of the Night,' and 'All I Ask of You.' (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Christmas Cheer to 36 Cities on 2016 Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning in November 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett and More in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2016

Bay Street Theater has just announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. The classic musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture. The production is directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/12/2016 - Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2016

This weekend's big news: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden stars in Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, starting tonight in Boston, and Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN debuts on Netflix! (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Sweeney Todd' Original Sarah Rice On Her Upcoming Shows At Pangea, Working With Sondheim, and the Zen-Like Theremin
by Ashley Steves - Aug 12, 2016

Name an opera or operetta and it is likely listed in soprano Sarah Rice's repertoire. Over her long and illustrious career, she has starred and performed in a myriad of productions all across the map, from Broadway to Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Strauss, Salieri, Sondheim--- it's there. Now, in her first solo show since 2013, Rice will debut her new show Music of the Night (borrowing, of course, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, in which Rice played Christine in the National Tour) at Pangea Restaurant Pangea Restaurant (2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th streets) on August 17, 18, and September 20, all at 7 pm. Alongside pianist Matthew Martin Ward (Eric Sedgwick for the September show) and special guest David Vernon, she will sing and play a set aimed to explain 'the things that go through your head at 4:00 AM,' covering classical, Celtic, television and movie themes, and musical theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Makeup Artists Brian Strumwasser, Thelma Pollard Show How They're Changing The Faces of Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

The newest video in the American Theatre Wing's 'Working In Theatre' series offers a fascinating look at the work of two Broadway makeup artists. (more...)

Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of off-Broadway Musical FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Chicago premiere of the heralded off-Broadway musical Fly by Night - the story of a love triangle between a young sandwich maker and two sisters recently relocated from South Dakota to New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess Bids Adieu To Her SCHOOL OF ROCK Dressing Room
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

Next stop is France as Boggess stars in The Phantom of the Opera in Paris. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses James Lipton's SHERRY, Ricky Ian Gordon's 'Bright Eyed Joy'
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 10, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: James Lipton writes a musical & Kevin extols the virtues of having three names!  (more...)

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