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Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Sarah Brown to Lady Day- SAG Nominee Audra McDonald Shares Stories of Her Legendary Career Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Sarah Brown to Lady Day- SAG Nominee Audra McDonald Shares Stories of Her Legendary Career
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - January 29, 2017

She won your heart as Lottie Gee, Billie Holliday, and Bess (and that's been just the past few years). Audra McDonald has grown to be perhaps the greatest talent of this generation of live theatre- and she has six Tony Awards to prove it. From Ragtime to Macbeth, Carousel to A Raisin in the Sun, watch below as Richard Ridge chats with the 2017 SAG nominee as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations series.... (more...)

Simon Gleeson On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES
Actor Leo Bill on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Young Vic
Actress Kate Fleetwood Talks UGLY LIES THE BONE Actress Kate Fleetwood Talks UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Marianka Swain - February 22, 2017 in UK / West End

Kate Fleetwood's varied career encompasses everything from musicals London Road and High Society to Macbeth and Medea. She's currently starring in American writer Lindsey Ferrentino's play about a soldier who returns home to Florida after suffering a life-changing injury in Afghanistan. The producti... (more...)
Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - February 15, 2017 in UK / West End

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at t... (more...)
Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Marianka Swain - February 13, 2017 in UK / West End

Conleth Hill is beloved by millions of Game of Thrones watchers as spymaster Varys, but he's also a respected theatre actor, with work ranging from The Cherry Orchard and Stones in His Pockets to the 2013 revival of Quartermaine's Terms. He's about to embark on Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afrai... (more...)
Vicky McClure Talks LINE OF DUTY, THIS IS ENGLAND and Stage Drama TOUCHED Vicky McClure Talks LINE OF DUTY, THIS IS ENGLAND and Stage Drama TOUCHED
by Marianka Swain - February 13, 2017 in UK / West End

Actress Vicky McClure's projects include Shane Meadows' This Is England series, Line of Duty and Broadchurch. She's now taking on her first major stage role with Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's World War II drama Touched, centring on a family of working-class wom... (more...)
Rachel Parris talks BEST LAID PLANS at the Soho Theatre Rachel Parris talks BEST LAID PLANS at the Soho Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 10, 2017 in UK / West End

Comedian Rachel Parris talks to BroadwayWorld about her show Best Laid Plans ahead of its run the Soho Theatre.... (more...)
Don Gallagher On Playing Jafar In West End's ALADDIN Don Gallagher On Playing Jafar In West End's ALADDIN
by Marianka Swain - February 10, 2017 in UK / West End

Don Gallagher's stage credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers and Les Miserables in the West End, as well as work for the National Theatre and RSC. He's currently starring in the musical version of Disney's Aladdin as the nefarious Jafar.... (more...)
Simon Gleeson On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES Simon Gleeson On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - February 09, 2017 in UK / West End

Australian actor Simon Gleeson's extensive musical theatre credits include Far Pavilions, Eureka, Mamma Mia! and Love Never Dies. He's currently starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre.... (more...)
X FACTOR's Anton Stephans On His New Zedel Show X FACTOR's Anton Stephans On His New Zedel Show
by Marianka Swain - February 08, 2017 in UK / West End

Anton Stephans became a household name following his stint on The X Factor. His musical theatre credits include Porgy and Bess, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Moby Dick, and tonight he brings his show Brave to Live at Zedel.... (more...)
Actor Steffan Lloyd-Evans On THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Actor Steffan Lloyd-Evans On THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
by Marianka Swain - February 07, 2017 in UK / West End

Steffan Lloyd-Evans's work includes Into The Woods at Menier Chocolate Factory, The 306: Dawn at the National Theatre of Scotland, Beyond the Fence at the Arts Theatre, and the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He's currently starring in Mischief Theatre's latest West End hit ... (more...)
Three Creatives Preview Hull's Back To Ours Festival Three Creatives Preview Hull's Back To Ours Festival
by Marianka Swain - February 03, 2017 in UK / West End

As part of Hull UK City of Culture, the Back to Ours festival transforms local venues - including schools, shopping centres and social clubs - into performance spaces for everything from theatre, music and comedy to dance and cabaret. In order to give all residents an opportunity to see the work, ti... (more...)
Actor Leo Bill on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Young Vic Actor Leo Bill on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - February 02, 2017 in UK / West End

Leo Bill's work includes Laura Wade's Posh, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the National, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Hamlet at the Barbican, and, on screen, Mike Leigh's Vera Drake and TV series Taboo. He's currently playing Bottom in Joe Hill-Gibbins's dark production of A Midsummer Nigh... (more...)
Actor Brian J Smith Talks THE GLASS MENAGERIE Actor Brian J Smith Talks THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Marianka Swain - February 01, 2017 in UK / West End

American actor Brian J Smith's diverse credits include independent film Hate Crime, TV series Sense8, and, on stage, John Tiffany's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. The latter was a hit on Broadway and in Edinburgh, and is now playing in the West End at the Duke of Y... (more...)
Ian Bartholomew Talks HALF A SIXPENCE Ian Bartholomew Talks HALF A SIXPENCE
by Marianka Swain - January 26, 2017 in UK / West End

Actor Ian Bartholomew's work ranges from Mrs Henderson Presents and Shakespeare in Love to Radio Times and Into the Woods. He's currently starring as eccentric playwright Chitterlow in West End hit Half a Sixpence.... (more...)
Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace
by Marianka Swain - January 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Frances Ruffelle is perhaps best known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. She's since done numerous other stage roles, produced several albums and represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, and will soon star as Queenie in The Wild Party, the opening musical of Andrew Llo... (more...)
Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls' Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - January 23, 2017 in UK / West End

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started... (more...)
Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening
by Marianka Swain - January 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Actress Claire Machin's numerous West End credits include Memphis, The Pajama Game, Betty Blue Eyes and Les Miserables. She's currently starring in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical version of the Calendar Girls story, based on the real life story of a group of WI members creating a memorable ... (more...)
New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue Talks LES MISERABLES New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue Talks LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - January 17, 2017 in UK / West End

New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue talks Les Mis... (more...)
Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
by Emma Cann - December 29, 2016 in UK / West End

Following the recent Royal Academy of Dance's Genée International Ballet Competition, Emma Cann catches up with young British dancer Hamish Scott, who was awarded a bronze medal at the hotly contested final in Sydney. Tell us about you - where you're from, why you started dancing and where you're... (more...)
BWW TV: Meet The Cast Of CINDERELLA At The Regent Theatre BWW TV: Meet The Cast Of CINDERELLA At The Regent Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 16, 2016 in UK / West End

Ian Stroughair (aka Dandini) takes us backstage to meet the cast of Cinderella at the Regent Theatre in Stoke.... (more...)
Tom Parker Talks The Wanted and GREASE Tour Tom Parker Talks The Wanted and GREASE Tour
by Marianka Swain - December 15, 2016 in UK / West End

Tom Parker rose to fame as a member of band The Wanted. He's now taking on his first theatrical role, starring as Danny Zuko in the UK tour of musical Grease, along with Danielle Hope, Louise Lytton and Darren Day. The tour kicks off in Manchester in March 2017.... (more...)
BWW TV: Christina Bianco On O COME ALL YE DIVAS BWW TV: Christina Bianco On O COME ALL YE DIVAS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 13, 2016 in UK / West End

Actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco answers questions from fans exclusively for BroadwayWorldUK ahead of her run of Christmas concerts O Come All Ye Divas at the Charing Cross Theatre.... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: Natasha J Barnes BWW PANTO Q&A: Natasha J Barnes
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 12, 2016 in UK / West End

BWW speaks to Natasha Barnes about her title role in the first pantomime to be staged at the London Palladium in 29 years.... (more...)
Andrew Linnie Talks THE COMMITMENTS Andrew Linnie Talks THE COMMITMENTS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 12, 2016 in UK / West End

We speak to Andrew Linnie about his role in The Commitments which opens at Glasgow's Theatre Royal tonight and stops off in Edinburgh and Aberdeen in 2017.... (more...)
Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - December 02, 2016 in UK / West End

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Pr... (more...)
Alexia Khadime Talks SLEEPING BEAUTY at Hackney Empire Alexia Khadime Talks SLEEPING BEAUTY at Hackney Empire
by Marianka Swain - November 30, 2016 in UK / West End

Alexia Khadime made her West End debut in The Lion King aged 17, and went on to play Nala. Her other West End leads include Wicked, Les Miserables and The Book of Mormon, and this Christmas she stars as Princess Tahlia in Hackney Empire's Sleeping Beauty.... (more...)

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