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MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces New Cast
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Ahead of celebrations for its fifth birthday in the West End this autumn and Roald Dahl's centenary on 13 September, the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena will join Zaris-Angel Hator and Clara Read in the title role from 13 September 2016. Tickets for the new booking period, which includes performances at the Cambridge theatre between 30 May and 15 October 2017, will go on sale on the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, 13 September. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin to Hit 2016 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and GROUNDHOG DAY, will be one of the headliners for this year's NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, running November 1 - 6, 2016. (more...)

The Pheasantry Slates October 2016 Lineup in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Pheasantry has announced its October lineup at Kings Road, London. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Will Arrive on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre Before Tonys Cutoff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Following its well-received premiere at The Old Vic in London, GROUNDHOG DAY will open at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) this spring. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and More to Perform at 10th Anniversary STAND UP FOR HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Few events have created more of a lasting impact on the lives of our nation's injured veterans and their families than Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH), returning for its 10th anniversary to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, November 1.  (more...)

MATILDA Alums Jennifer Blood & John Sanders Will Rejoin Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Two alumni of Matilda's Broadway company and national tour will join the Broadway company this month. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/9/2016 - SHINING CITY at Irish Rep and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 9, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHINING CITY starring Matthew Broderick opens tonight at Irish Repertory Theatre! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tim Minchin Previews Song from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It previews from Monday 11 July 2016 with a press night on Tuesday 16 August 2016. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Play Adelaide Next May
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominations and news that the Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian Production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has received a record thirteen nominations, it was announced last night that the production will play a season in Adelaide from May 20 2017, following seasons in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, where Matilda is currently playing to packed houses. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Play Adelaide
by Louisa Brady - Jun 25, 2016

Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominations and news that the Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian Production of Matilda The Musical has received a record thirteen nominations, it was announced last night that the production will play a season in Adelaide from May 20 2017, following seasons in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, where Matilda is currently playing to packed houses. (more...)

MATILDA Coming to Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

tour TIME Magazine's #1 Show of 2013, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Sioux Falls, SD.  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to the Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall for six performances on March 22-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Durham Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season Recap
by Jeffrey Kare - Jun 23, 2016

Since the 2015-16 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys a little recap. While there were several different offerings that range from overhyped (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) to thought-provoking, yet a little divisive (Cabaret) to entertaining (42nd Street) to compelling (If/Then), these are some of my top picks of the season. (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Sydney attended the announcement of the 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 20, 2016

The talented, hard-working children of MATILDA THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR spend much of their time on stage revolting against their horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Off-stage they should revolt against the horrible sound system that renders their lyrics indecipherable. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Zaris-Angel Hator Sings 'Naughty' at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2016

This weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows perform for free in Trafalgar Square! WEST END LIVE 2016 takes place today, 18 June (11am-6pm) and tomorrow, 19 June (12pm-6pm). One of today's performances featured one of MATILDA's Zaris-Angel Hator, singing 'Naughty.' Check out her revolting performance below! (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA is the Must See Summer Musical
by Alan Henry - Jul 8, 2016

A brilliant production of Matilda the Musical opened last night in Toronto at The Ed Mirvish Theatre. The show, which I saw in in London with the original cast, is truly a family musical for the age we currently live in. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016. (more...)

Photos: Get A First Look at MATILDA in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Jul 5, 2016

The Toronto production of MATILDA opens tonight at the Ed Mirvish Theatre! Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: BRYCE HALLIDAY Goes Full-Steam Ahead in BACK TO BASICS at Hayes Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 5, 2016

Mix the face of Brick-era Ben Folds, with the musical talent of Tim Minchin, with the stagecraft of Ross Gellar's music career and you've got Bryce Halliday. An adorkable juxtaposition of vocal simplicity and production complexity. A comedy-jazz musician in his prime, Halliday is looking anachronistically back to bring the Hayes Theatre Cabaret audience something 'basic', a mission in which he fails most sublimely spectacularly. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA Arrives in Toronto - Check Out a First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL begins performances in Toronto, tonight, Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.  Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are now on sale through October 16, 2016. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Watch the Best of Australian Theatre at the 2016 Helpmann Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The 2016 Helpmann Awards were presented at a star-studded ceremony earlier this week, in front of a full house at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hosts for the evening were Chloe Dallimore, Helen Dallimore, Stuart Maunder AM, Guy Noble, Simon Phillips, The Umbilical Brothers and Queenie van de Zandt as'Jan van de Stool'. The celebrations continued after the ceremony as guests enjoyed an After Party atMarquee Sydney, The Star. (more...)

Top 10 London Family Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not - there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Feature: HELPMANN AWARDS 2016: ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 25, 2016

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BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It's now in previews, with a press night on Tuesday 16 August. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

Presenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

MATILDA, Sarah Blasko and More Set to Perform at 16th Annual Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

Star Performers and Hosts Announced for the 2016 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

lastminute.com EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD Winners To Be Announced On 27 August
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

The winners of the prestigious lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the UK's premier comedy award, will be announced on Saturday 27 th August. (more...)

BWW TV: MATILDA Kids Get Naughty at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that just kicked off today, July 7 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

Tracy Morgan & More Set for New York Comedy Festival Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), presented in association with Comedy Central, today announced the talented line-up of comedians who will make New York laugh when the festival runs from November 1 - 6. (more...)

New York Comedy Festival Announces 2016 Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), presented in association with Comedy Central, today announced the talented line-up of comedians who will make New York laugh when the festival runs from November 1 - 6.  For six days, over 200 comedians will perform in more than 60 shows across all five boros at some of New York City's most prestigious venues.   (more...)

The Gates Are Almost Open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Christian Borle, Sets Spring Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The factory is almost open! Producers for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Original Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita Will Return to MATILDA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 6, 2016. (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, will go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
by - Aug 23, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

While the producers remain coy regarding an opening date and theater for the production, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports today that sources say they have a Shubert theater lined up. (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Still Cast Shadow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Although Scott Rudin withdrew as a producer from the musical adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY earlier this summer, The New York Times reports that following a successful debut at London's Old Vic Theatre, the show will still be transferring to Broadway as planned. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY Opens At The Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening last night at London's Old Vic. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

Review Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Aug 16, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening today at the Old Vic and the critics are weighing in. (more...)

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