Nicole Ackman

Nicole Ackman Nicole Ackman is currently studying for a Masters in Culture, Policy, and Management at City University of London. Originally from North Carolina, she has an undergraduate degree in Communications and History from Elon University. Nicole has been writing for BroadwayWorld for several years in different capacities, in addition to her own blog and YouTube channel. She also enjoys classic literature, historical sites, British chocolate, and Star Wars.


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BWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier AwardsLarry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards
Posted: Apr. 5, 2018


BWW Interview: Jason Robert Brown Talks His Upcoming London Palladium ConcertInterview: Jason Robert Brown on His London Palladium Concert
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


BWW Review: RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, Arts TheatreBWW Review: RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, Arts Theatre
Posted: Mar. 27, 2018


BWW Review: TEDDY, The Vaults TheatreBWW Review: TEDDY, The Vaults Theatre
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN, London PalladiumBWW Review: JASON ROBERT BROWN
Posted: Apr. 11, 2018


An Inside Peek at the Olivier Awards Red Carpet and Winners' RoomAn Inside Peek at the Olivier Awards Red Carpet and Winners' Room
Posted: Apr. 9, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier AwardsLarry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards
Posted: Apr. 5, 2018


BWW Interview: Jason Robert Brown Talks His Upcoming London Palladium ConcertInterview: Jason Robert Brown on His London Palladium Concert
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


BWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Cadogan HallBWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Cadogan Hall
Posted: Jan. 22, 2018


BWW Interview: Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO at the Royal Opera HouseInterview: Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO
Posted: Dec. 7, 2017


BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Talks New Christmas Album and Solo ConcertsMarisha Wallace On DREAMGIRLS And New Album
Posted: Nov. 19, 2017


BWW Review: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Jermyn Street TheatreBWW Review: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Posted: Dec. 9, 2017


BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN, London PalladiumBWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN, London Palladium
April 11, 2018

Jason Robert Brown's concert at the London Palladium was a wonderful mix of familiar and new songs sung by Brown himself, Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, and Rachel Tucker. Brown juggled multiple hats as singer, piano player, and at times conductor, but proved that storytelling is what he truly does best. He managed to create an almost intimate friendly atmosphere as he joked and talked to the crowd.

An Inside Peek at the Olivier Awards Red Carpet and Winners' RoomAn Inside Peek at the Olivier Awards Red Carpet and Winners' Room
April 9, 2018

Ever wondered what it's like to be a member of the press at the Olivier Awards? Then read on as BroadwayWorld UK's Nicole Ackman gives you a glimpse into her night doing social media live from the Oliviers.

Olivier Awards 2018: Our Instagram Story!Olivier Awards 2018: Our Instagram Story!
April 9, 2018

Last night, the Olivier Awards were presented at London's Royal Albert Hall, wherebig winners included Hamilton, Angels in Americaand The Ferryman. BroadwayWorld UK's Nicole Ackman and Jamie Body were on the red carpet and in the winners' room to catch all the action - watch their Instagram story below!

BWW Review: MISS NIGHTINGALE, Hippodrome CasinoBWW Review: MISS NIGHTINGALE, Hippodrome Casino
April 6, 2018

Miss Nightingale manages to portray both the delicious naughtiness of 1940s wartime entertainment and the difficult and heart-breaking reality the performers lived off the stage equally well. Matthew Bugg's original musical has had a long journey to its current run at the Hippodrome Casino. This lovely piece produced by the husband-and-husband duo of the company Mr Buggs Presents offers something you don't find in the West End often enough: a beautiful gay love story set to charming music.

BWW Interview: Rob Houchen Talks West End Does The Magic of Animation ConcertBWW Interview: Rob Houchen Talks West End Does The Magic of Animation Concert
April 11, 2018

Rob Houchen is one of the three directors of the new event company called West End Does which has its first concert, The Magic of Animation, on 6 May. The Guildford School of Acting graduate is best known for playing Marius in Les Miserables, Fleet in Titanic, and his many concert performances. Houchen has also released two EPs, featuring covers and his own original music.

BWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier AwardsBWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards
April 5, 2018

Larry Blank is a prolific composer, conductor and orchestrator. He's worked on shows on Broadway and across the States, including Sugar Babies, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Lineand A Little Night Music,as well as contributing to orchestrations on films likeThe Producers and Chicago.

BWW Review: TEDDY, The Vaults TheatreBWW Review: TEDDY, The Vaults Theatre
April 3, 2018

Following a UK tour, original 1950s rock 'n' roll musical Teddy has landed at The Vaults Theatre. It brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of a crumbling post-Blitz London and combines a live band, a talented duo of actors, and energetic dancing for an exciting show. The unique poetic language, written by Tristan Bernays, sets a beautiful rhythm and lends it an artistic feel.

BWW Review: RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, Arts TheatreBWW Review: RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, Arts Theatre
March 27, 2018

Ruthless! the Musical is a delightfully irreverent piece that cleverly makes fun of 'show business' now playing at the Arts Theatre. The cast is full of talented comedic actresses and the role of Tina is a great showcase for a young girl. While not necessarily one for the family, it's certainly a great show for a fun night out.

BWW Review: SUFFRAGETTE Screening and Q&A, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: SUFFRAGETTE Screening and Q&A, Royal Albert Hall
March 27, 2018

The Royal Albert Hall's screening of the 2015 film Suffragette was followed by a Q&A with members of the film's creative team and women's rights activists as part of their 'Women and the Hall' programme. In association with Birds Eye View Film, the screening and Q&A highlighted the importance of films about women made by women and the connection between the Hall and the Suffragettes.

BWW Interview: Jason Robert Brown Talks His Upcoming London Palladium ConcertBWW Interview: Jason Robert Brown Talks His Upcoming London Palladium Concert
April 3, 2018

Jason Robert Brown is a composer, lyricist, and conductor known for his work such as The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County and Parade. The three-time Tony award winner is coming to the London Palladium on 11 April as part of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night series along with special guests Norm Lewis, Betsy Wolfe, and Rachel Tucker.

BACK FOR GOOD: From BONNIE AND CLYDE To RAGTIMEBACK FOR GOOD: From BONNIE AND CLYDE To RAGTIME
April 9, 2018

BroadwayWorld UK writer Nicole Ackman shares her top picks for musicals that deserve a revival in the West End.

BWW Interview: Lucy Noble On The Royal Albert Hall's Women and the Hall ProgrammeBWW Interview: Lucy Noble On The Royal Albert Hall's Women and the Hall Programme
March 15, 2018

Lucy Noble is the Artistic and Commercial Director of the Royal Albert Hall, which is currently running a Women and the Hallprogramme. It celebrates the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918, which granted women the right to vote, and the Hall's continuing place in the women's movement.

BWW Interview: Cathy Owen Talks Cardboard Citizens' CATHYBWW Interview: Cathy Owen Talks Cardboard Citizens' CATHY
March 12, 2018

Cathy Owen has done work across the UK, including Mother Courage and Her Children at the National Theatre of Wales. She returns to the title role of Cathy for its upcoming tour.

Book Review: UNMASKED, Andrew Lloyd WebberBook Review: UNMASKED, Andrew Lloyd Webber
March 2, 2018

In the prologue of his new memoir, Unmasked, Andrew Lloyd Webber states, "Autobiographies are by definition self-serving and mine is no exception". It is true that the composer's nearly 500-page book can be seen as one long 'humble-brag', but it's also a fascinating glimpse into the business side of theatre. While much of the beginning details his bohemian upbringing, most of the book is dedicated to a detailed history of all his productions up to 1986.

BWW Review: HAROLD AND MAUDE, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: HAROLD AND MAUDE, Charing Cross Theatre
February 26, 2018

You wouldn't expect that a play that opens with one of the leads dramatically faking his own suicide would be delightfully funny and yet Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross Theatre is just that. This quirky play is an adaption of the 1971 cult classic film of the same name and features some touching quiet moments alongside many laughs.

A Varied WhatsOnStage Awards Celebrate The West End's BreadthA Varied WhatsOnStage Awards Celebrate The West End's Breadth
February 26, 2018

The 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, held at the Prince of Wales Theatre, was a fast-paced ceremony with great performances and an enthusiastic crowd. The WhatsOnStage awards are unique because they are voted for by theatregoers online. While a few shows took home several awards each, no one show dominated enough to take the excitement away.

BWW Interview: Molly Chesworth Talks TEDDY at The VaultsBWW Interview: Molly Chesworth Talks TEDDY at The Vaults
February 23, 2018

Molly Chesworth is currently starring as Josie in new musical Teddy on its UK Tour before its run at The Vaults in London. A 2017 graduate of the Oxford School of Drama, Chesworth is making her professional debut.

BWW Review: SOMEWHERE A GUNNER FIRES, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: SOMEWHERE A GUNNER FIRES, King's Head Theatre
February 9, 2018

Somewhere a Gunner Fires at the King's Head Theatre is a haunting piece about the First World War and how it affected people from many nations and backgrounds. The Cavalry Theatre play follows six different characters in interweaving stories based on true events. This is the world premiere of the piece, which is written, directed, and starred in by Tom Stuchfield.

BWW Review: THE DIVIDE, Old VicBWW Review: THE DIVIDE, Old Vic
February 7, 2018

The Old Vic's The Divide is a gripping tale of repression and forbidden love in a dystopian society. This new play from Alan Ayckbourn is told in diary entries from sister and brother, Soween and Elihu. Annabel Bolton, an Associate Director at the Old Vic, brings this beautiful piece first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017 to life, combining sound, projections, and brilliant acting.

BWW Review: COLLECTIVE RAGE, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: COLLECTIVE RAGE, Southwark Playhouse
January 30, 2018

Collective Rage at the Southwark Playhouse is a provocative and surprising play about the female experience. This 'Play in 5 Betties' follows five women, all named Betty, as they express their sexuality and search for their purpose. This UK premiere boasts a talented cast that distracts from the play's sometimes heavy-handed edginess.



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