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VIDEO: Watch Stars Of THE LION KING Sing On The London Eye! VIDEO: Watch Stars Of THE LION KING Sing On The London Eye!
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

The London Eye received some special musical guests yesterday. Shaun Escoffery and Nick Afoa, who play Mufasa and Simba respectively in the West End production of The Lion King, sang a special version of 'He Lives In You' high above the River Thames, for a video published on The Lion King's Facebook page. (more...)
Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

Greg Hicks is returning to Shakespeare after many years to play the one major character left - RICHARD III. Arcola's thrilling new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, begins previews on 11 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
THE KITE RUNNER Announces West End Extension, Major National Tour, and Best Actor Award Nomination THE KITE RUNNER Announces West End Extension, Major National Tour, and Best Actor Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

The Kite Runner's incredible, critically acclaimed West End stage success continues to soar to new heights! (more...)
Review Roundup: Jude Law Returns to the Stage in OBSESSION Review Roundup: Jude Law Returns to the Stage in OBSESSION
by Review Roundups on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

Jude Law returned to the stage last night in the world premiere of OBSESSION, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. It's part of Ivo Van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam Barbican residency, which also includes the return of their ROMAN TRAGEDIES and a double bill based on Ingmar Bergman films. All four plays will be directed by van Hove. (more...)
London Transfer Announced for War-time Love Story YANK! London Transfer Announced for War-time Love Story YANK!
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

YANK!, the widely acclaimed musical production which recently received its UK premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, is to transfer to London this summer. (more...)
The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands to Compose Original Music for LIFE OF GALILEO The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands to Compose Original Music for LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

BAFTA winner Joe Wright's production of Brecht's masterwork Life of Galileo will be accompanied by an original score composed by Tom Rowlands, founding member of the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. Joe and Tom first collaborated on the 2011 feature film, Hanna.  (more...)
BWW Review: OBSESSION, Barbican BWW Review: OBSESSION, Barbican
by Marianka Swain on April 26, 2017 in UK / West End

'Everybody wants passion,' says Ivo van Hove in the programme interview for his latest show, but in both tone and aesthetic, his take on this doomed romance is less red-hot fire of ardour, more the cold, grey ash left in the wake of a consuming flame. It's intermittently beautiful and thoughtful, but lacks the necessary fervour that binds lover to lover, and audience to material. (more...)
BWW Review: THE BRAILLE LEGACY, Charing Cross Theatre BWW Review: THE BRAILLE LEGACY, Charing Cross Theatre
by Gary Naylor on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The Braille Legacy tells the story of Louis Braille's fight for his system that allowed blind people to read by touch - music good, but book and lyrics lack excitement. (more...)
Olivier Award-Winning ROTTERDAM to Return to London Olivier Award-Winning ROTTERDAM to Return to London
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

After its triumphant win at the 2017 Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Donnacadh O'Briain's critically acclaimed production of Rotterdam by Jon Brittain will be returning to London following a highly successful run at Trafalgar Studios and at 59E59 Theater's Brits Off Broadway in New York. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Bill Ward Stars in World Premiere UK Tour of NOT DEAD ENOUGH Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Bill Ward Stars in World Premiere UK Tour of NOT DEAD ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Award-winning actor Bill Ward, who left ITV's Emmerdale in a murderous exit, is taking to the stage in the next thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' Not Dead Enough. Not Dead Enough heads to the Opera House, Manchester, from Monday 22 May to Saturday 27 May 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Ward and co-star Laura Whitmore! (more...)
VIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End VIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

For a third time since its West End premiere, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical recently announced a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018. Check out a rockin' new trailer for the show below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Boyega, Sarah Greene and More for WOYZECK at The Old Vic Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Boyega, Sarah Greene and More for WOYZECK at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Woyzeck, directed by Joe Murphy. One of the most influential plays ever written, Thorne creates for our time what Buchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage. The production begins previews 15 May for a 23 May 2017 opening at The Old Vic. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Jeremy Irons to Narrate VOICES OF THE AMAZON at Sadler's Wells Jeremy Irons to Narrate VOICES OF THE AMAZON at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Sisters Grimm are delighted that Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning Jeremy Irons has agreed to narrate their new show, VOICES OF THE AMAZON, a passionate dance musical from the heart of Brazil. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Jude Law, Halina Reijn and More in OBSESSION at the Barbican Photo Flash: First Look at Jude Law, Halina Reijn and More in OBSESSION at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Jude Law returns to the stage this month in the world premiere of OBSESSION, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. It's part of Ivo van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam Barbican residency, which also includes the return of their ROMAN TRAGEDIES and a double bill based on Ingmar Bergman films. All four plays will be directed by van Hove. BroadwayWorld has a first look at OBSESSSION below! (more...)
Jenny Sealey and Paulette Randall Appointed Ovalhouse Patrons to Support Move to Brixton Jenny Sealey and Paulette Randall Appointed Ovalhouse Patrons to Support Move to Brixton
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

It was announced today that artistic director of Graeae (the UK's leading disabled led theatre company), Jenny Sealey MBE and acclaimed theatre director and associate director of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, Paulette Randall MBE will join former James Bond Pierce Brosnan OBE and The Kumars at No 42 star Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE as patrons of the legendary South London arts centre Ovalhouse. Together they will front the campaign to raise funds for the venue's new home in Brixton, which is expected to open in 2019. (more...)
Deena Payne Steps in for Linda Nolan in OUR HOUSE Deena Payne Steps in for Linda Nolan in OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Actress and singer Deena Payne is to join the UK Tour of OUR HOUSE, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Linda Nolan. (more...)
BWW Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY BWW Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Marianka Swain on April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in numerous musicals, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has also published two books. She's currently playing Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rice Elice's musical The Addams Family, which has just begun its nationwide tour. (more...)
Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith to Fly to Chichester Festival for SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith to Fly to Chichester Festival for SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Full casting has been announced for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2 - 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. (more...)
BWW Review: AFTER YOU, Live at Zedel BWW Review: AFTER YOU, Live at Zedel
by Aliya Al-Hassan on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

After You is the first musical to be performed at The Crazy Coqs venue, deep under Piccadilly Circus at Brasserie Zedel in London's West End. Childhood friends and musical collaborators Katie Lam and Alex Parker were commissioned to create a musical specifically for the venue and the result is a time-honoured story of strangers meeting and an irresistible connection being sparked. (more...)
Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIE Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Rehearsals began today (24 April 2017) for the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart who will play Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Park Theatre's TICK TICK BOOM Photo Flash: First Look at Park Theatre's TICK TICK BOOM
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Chris Jenkins returns to Park Theatre in the role of Jon, following his appearance in 2016's quadruple Offie Award-nominated musicalThe Burnt Part Boys in PARK90. Gillian Saker (BBC Two's Ripper Street) performs the role of Jon's girlfriend Susan, with Jordan Shaw (Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre) playing the part of Michael, Jon's childhood friend. (more...)
Joe McElderry Comes Home for Christmas in a Strictly Limited Run of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Joe McElderry Comes Home for Christmas in a Strictly Limited Run of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Joe McElderry will return home this Christmas in his celebrated and critically acclaimed role in the sparkling family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musical will run at Newcastle's prestigious Metro Radio Arena for a strictly limited Christmas season from 19 - 31 December 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Young Vic's LIFE OF GALILEO Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Young Vic's LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. (more...)
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Partners with National Theatre to Celebrate Young Performers Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Partners with National Theatre to Celebrate Young Performers
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled to be hosting four fantastic productions performed by youth theatre companies as part of the National Theatre's annual Connections festival on 7 & 8 May. For just £5 theatregoers will be able to immerse themselves in two pieces of original theatre in one evening. (more...)
Less Than A Month To Go Before Wilton's Music Hall Play Host To Acclaimed OTHELLO Less Than A Month To Go Before Wilton's Music Hall Play Host To Acclaimed OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in UK / West End

There is less than a month to go before one of Shakespeare's most contemporary plays, Othello, comes to Wilton's Music Hall for a limited number of performances, following on from a critically acclaimed run at the renowned Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol. (more...)