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Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 28, 2016

Every night at the Longacre Theatre, the cast of A BRONX TALE tells his story. Chazz Palminteri has made a musical out of his epic story, and earlier this fall it landed on Broadway. Below, watch as Chazz explains the evoulution of the show to BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Q&A series.... (more...)

New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue Talks LES MISERABLES
Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
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...)
Lisa Dillon On LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Lisa Dillon On LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Marianka Swain - November 29, 2016 in UK / West End

Actress Lisa Dillon's numerous stage credits include King John at Rose Theatre, Kingston, Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre, Design for Living at the Old Vic, The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, and The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC. She's back with the RSC playing Rosaline and Beatrice in Love's Lab... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: Lee Mead BWW PANTO Q&A: Lee Mead
by Gary Naylor - November 29, 2016 in UK / West End

BWW catches up with one of Britain's pantomime favourites, currently appearing as Prince Charming in Cinderella at the London Palladium.... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: Joe McElderry BWW PANTO Q&A: Joe McElderry
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 24, 2016 in UK / West End

Joe McElderry speaks to BWW ahead of his pantomime run at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: The Chuckle Brothers BWW PANTO Q&A: The Chuckle Brothers
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 24, 2016 in UK / West End

Children's television favourites The Chuckle Brothers speak to BWW ahead of their pantomime run at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.... (more...)
Jack Shalloo On THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES Jack Shalloo On THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES
by Marianka Swain - November 17, 2016 in UK / West End

Singer and actor Jack Shalloo's theatre credits include Madness musical Our House, Departure Lounge and Hamlet the Musical, and he released an album, London Soul, in 2011. He's currently appearing in The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales at Shakespeare's Globe, which begins previews on 24 Nov... (more...)
Actor Jeremy Irvine Talks BURIED CHILD Actor Jeremy Irvine Talks BURIED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - November 16, 2016 in UK / West End

Actor Jeremy Irvine got his big break as the lead in Steven Spielberg's film version of War Horse. His other screen credits include Great Expectations, The Railway Man and Stonewall, but he's now back on stage alongside Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Charlotte Hope in Sam Shepard's Buried Child, current... (more...)
Karen Hardy and Anita Rani Talk STRICTLY Live Tour Karen Hardy and Anita Rani Talk STRICTLY Live Tour
by Richard Barber - November 16, 2016 in UK / West End

It will be a decade since its first live tour but, when Strictly Come Dancing takes to the road on January 20, 2017 in Birmingham, audiences will experience for themselves the magic of the TV show at arenas throughout the UK.... (more...)
LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lucy Carter On Dance, Multimedia and Expressing Ideas LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lucy Carter On Dance, Multimedia and Expressing Ideas
by Marianka Swain - November 14, 2016 in UK / West End

The latest instalment of LET THERE BE LIGHT, our series showcasing some of Britain's best theatrical lighting designers, focuses on Lucy Carter. A regular collaborator with Wayne McGregor, as well as numerous other leading choreographers and dance companies, she's also worked on operas and plays, in... (more...)
Actor Clive Francis On AN INSPECTOR CALLS Actor Clive Francis On AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by Marianka Swain - October 31, 2016 in UK / West End

Clive Francis's varied stage and screen career includes A Clockwork Orange, Entertaining Mr Sloane, the original Poldark and upcoming Netflix drama The Crown. He's currently starring in Stephen Daldry's lauded revival of An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre, which begins previews on 4 November.... (more...)
THE TEMPEST, Orange Tree Theatre, 27 October 2016 THE TEMPEST, Orange Tree Theatre, 27 October 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - October 28, 2016 in UK / West End

Kelly Hunter, a Royal Shakespeare Company actress, began working with autistic children in 2002. Through this work and a desire to bring Shakepeare to children who do not have access to it, she developed the Hunter Heartbeat Method. Through this technique, autistic children are introduced to Shakesp... (more...)
Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE
by Marianka Swain - October 24, 2016 in UK / West End

Gillian Bevan has done everything from Holby City and Teachers on TV to RSC productions and extensive musical theatre, including Into the Woods, Billy Elliot and Grand Hotel. She's currently starring in the RSC's Cymbeline - the first woman to play the title role for the company. The production come... (more...)
Lucy O'Byrne On Playing Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC Lucy O'Byrne On Playing Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Marianka Swain - October 21, 2016 in UK / West End

Following her success on The Voice, singer and actress Lucy O'Byrne took on the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in the UK tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's indelible The Sound of Music; she's since performed the show more than 250 times. Next week, it makes a London stop at New Wimbledon Theatre.... (more...)
Playwright Howard Brenton On MAGNIFICENCE Playwright Howard Brenton On MAGNIFICENCE
by Marianka Swain - October 20, 2016 in UK / West End

Renowned playwright Howard Brenton's work ranges from The Romans in Britain and Pravda to 55 Days and Drawing the Line. Now, his eerily resonant 1973 play Magnificence - featuring idealistic squatters, police brutality, slippery politicians and radicalisation - is being revived at Finborough Theatre... (more...)
Jonah Hauer-King on Kenneth Branagh and THE ENTERTAINER Jonah Hauer-King on Kenneth Branagh and THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - October 19, 2016 in UK / West End

Aged just 21, Jonah Hauer-King has appeared in Punk Rock at Lyric Belfast and is currently making his West End debut in the Kenneth Branagh-starring revival of The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre - all while juggling his university studies. The production plays until 12 November, and will be broadcas... (more...)