She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's Solo She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's Solo
by Jessica Khan on February 06, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported just two days ago, GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Rile... (more...)
BWW Review: MUTED - SHOWCASE, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, February 4 2016 BWW Review: MUTED - SHOWCASE, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, February 4 2016
by Gary Naylor on February 05, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a showcase performance of Muted, a rock musical in its development phase.... (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2016

?Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional 6 months un... (more...)
Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension... (more...)
Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West E... (more...)
Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016 Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 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 M... (more...)
Photo Flash: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and More Lead UNCLE VANYA, Beginning Tonight at the Almeida Photo Flash: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and More Lead UNCLE VANYA, Beginning Tonight at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2016

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov), Ann Queensberry (Nanny) and Susan Wooldridge (Maria) join the prev... (more...)
John Malkovich to Helm GOOD CANARY at the Rose John Malkovich to Helm GOOD CANARY at the Rose
by Jessica Khan on February 04, 2016

Broadway vet John Malkovich will direct the play GOOD CANARY by STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm, beginning September 16, 2016 at the Rose Theatre.... (more...)
Beverley Knight to 'Dig Deeper' in THE BODYGUARD's Summer Return to London Beverley Knight to 'Dig Deeper' in THE BODYGUARD's Summer Return to London
by Jessica Khan on February 04, 2016

Fresh from a tour of the UK and Ireland, THE BODYGUARD is headed back to the West End with original star Beverley Knight in the spotlight.... (more...)
Singer-Songwriter Newton Faulkner to Join AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour; Show Eyes London Return Singer-Songwriter Newton Faulkner to Join AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour; Show Eyes London Return
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

Acoustic power doesn't mean this guy can't rock. The Daily Mail writes that singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will join the UK tour of AMERICAN IDIOT at the New Alexandra Theatre on May 10, taking ove... (more...)
FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hi... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at First Ever UK Production of ROAD SHOW at The Union Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at First Ever UK Production of ROAD SHOW at The Union Theatre
by Roy Tan on February 04, 2016

Following the successful transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory of the New York Production of ROAD SHOW in 2011, the Union Theatre and the Phil Willmott Company are thrilled to be creating the first... (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! at Donmar Warehouse Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! begins previews 18 February for an opening on 1 March 2016 at Donmar Warehouse. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!... (more...)
Britain's National Theatre Director Rufus Norris Commits To 50:50 Gender Balance By 2021 Britain's National Theatre Director Rufus Norris Commits To 50:50 Gender Balance By 2021
by Michael Dale on February 04, 2016

The new artistic director seeks equality in the number of directors and living playwrights.... (more...)
UK Premiere of RABBIT HOLE Opens Tonight at Hampstead Theatre UK Premiere of RABBIT HOLE Opens Tonight at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE, directed by Edward Hall and starring Claire Skinner, Tom Goodman-Hil... (more...)
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE Announces Extension, Thru Oct. 30 THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE Announces Extension, Thru Oct. 30
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage will be extending its run at King's Cross Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016 BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016
by Gary Naylor on February 04, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of Red Velvet raise questions about ethnicity and art that resonate through the generations.... (more...)
St. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSON St. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSON
by marianka swain on February 04, 2016

St. James Theatre has announced that Anita Dobson, star of stage and screen, will join Edward Seckerson to discuss her varied career on Sunday 20 March at 3pm. One of Britain's most distinguished actr... (more...)
Photo Flash: SINGLE SPIES UK Tour Kicks Off at Chichester Today Photo Flash: SINGLE SPIES UK Tour Kicks Off at Chichester Today
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

Alan Bennett's hit comedy SINGLE SPIES just released rehearsal images in preparation for its upcoming UK tour. The production embarks from tonight's 4 February opening at Chichester Festival Theatre b... (more...)
NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Begins Tonight in the West End NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Begins Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk on February 04, 2016

The West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe, begins tonight 4 February 2016.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Claire Skinner and More in RABBIT HOLE at Hampstead Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at Claire Skinner and More in RABBIT HOLE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE, directed by Edward Hall and starring Claire Skinner, Tom Goodman-Hil... (more...)
NT Live to Bring Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN to International Cinemas in March NT Live to Bring Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN to International Cinemas in March
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2016

Following a sell-out run at the Royal Court Theatre, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE will broadcast the acclaimed West End transfer of Hangmen by Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman,... (more...)
SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Plots West End Return SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Plots West End Return
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2016

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical wowed audiences and critics alike in the first ever season for an improvised musical in the West End.   Now it returns to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue for ... (more...)
West End's WICKED to Welcome Mark Curry as Newest Wizard in March West End's WICKED to Welcome Mark Curry as Newest Wizard in March
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that the actor and presenter Mark Curry will play The Wizard from 25 March 2... (more...)
National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More! National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - ... (more...)
Sondheim's ROAD SHOW Starts Tonight at The Union Theatre Sondheim's ROAD SHOW Starts Tonight at The Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2016

Following the successful transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory of the New York Production of Road Show in 2011, the Union Theatre and thePhil Willmott Company are thrilled to be creating the first ... (more...)
Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation
by BWW News Desk on February 02, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will be honored on April 8, 2016 by the Slapstick Festival for his comedy work, at an event with tickets now on sale.... (more...)
Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk on February 02, 2016

?In only its second London production in the 33 years since his death, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, directed by Robert Chevara, will run for a  6-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 5 Ap... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lisa Maxwell on END OF THE RAINBOW BWW Interview: Lisa Maxwell on END OF THE RAINBOW
by Jenny Ell on February 02, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will embark on a UK tour this month, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. ... (more...)
THE PERFECT MURDER UK Tour, Starring Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace, Launches Today THE PERFECT MURDER UK Tour, Starring Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace, Launches Today
by BWW News Desk on February 02, 2016

Following a sell-out tour of the stage adaptation of Dead Simple earlier this year, the 2016 UK tour of THE PERFECT MURDER opens at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham tonight 2 February.... (more...)
   
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