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THE X FACTOR made its way to the U.S. In its first season, millions tuned in on Wednesday and Thursday nights (8/7C on FOX) to see stars born, drama unfold, and talent unleashed.

THE X FACTOR has been picked up for a third season by FOX.

Since its debut in 2004, THE X FACTOR has remained the U.K.'s #1 program for the last seven years, peaking with an audience of 21 million for its 2010 finale. The format swiftly broke similar records around the world, where local versions have consistently rated #1. The series has received numerous honors worldwide, and more than 100 million records have been sold by artists launched through the series, including over 90 #1 singles and albums and 150 Top Ten records.

In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time contestants audition for THE X FACTOR judges they will do so in front of an audience of thousands - raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

THE X FACTOR is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America.

On May 14, 2012 Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were announced as judges for THE X FACTOR.

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On The Spot Keeps Their Weekly Improv Musical Alive Online! Photo On The Spot Keeps Their Weekly Improv Musical Alive Online!
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2020

On The Spot, the 'always new' musical comedy show, is running every Monday night, live-streamed (via Zoom) on YouTube. Running Off-Broadway every week since 2015, the show is thrilled to be able to help keep comedy and the arts alive in this difficult time. ...
VIDEO: Clare Cordell Performs Original Song She Won't At Her Solo Concert On The Tham Photo VIDEO: Clare Cordell Performs Original Song "She Won't At Her Solo Concert On The Thames
by West End Video - October 25, 2020

Last year in October 2019, Clare Cordell played her 'Down To The River' acoustic concert at Tamesis Dock, floating venue on the Thames. To lift the lockdown blues, some of the night's recordings have been released onto YouTube....
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by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2020

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by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2020

Battery Dance has announced Battery Dance Festival +, an extension of its annual summer festival that went virtual for the first time in August attracting nearly 30,000 viewers in its 39th year. Battery Dance Festival + will become a regular feature, showcasing free virtual performances by prior Fes...
Lauren Aquilina Unveils Sensual New Single 'Swap Places' Photo Lauren Aquilina Unveils Sensual New Single 'Swap Places'
by TV News Desk - October 02, 2020

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The University Musical Society Announces Digital Artist Residency Partners & Projects Photo The University Musical Society Announces Digital Artist Residency Partners & Projects
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2020

The University Musical Society has announced its full cohort of Digital Artist Residency artists, each of whom will explore timely themes through an array of new creative projects being developed specifically for the digital frame. ...
Darren Day Joins the Cast of GODSPELL at West End Musical Drive In Photo Darren Day Joins the Cast of GODSPELL at West End Musical Drive In
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2020

Darren Day joins the West End Musical Drive in Godspell cast and brings a heavenly offer with him; with 'Drive Out To Help Out' cars are now being sold on a special buy one get one free basis (for this event only) to help raise money for selected charities....
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by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2020

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Trevor Ashley's SHOWQUEEN Returns Photo Trevor Ashley's SHOWQUEEN Returns
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2020

After selling out in just two hours, Sydney's most iconic cabaret night returns with a stellar lineup of local talent throughout October. Hosted by the inimitable Trevor Ashley, Showqueen returns socially distant, but still as fabulous as ever. Moving down the road to the Paddo RSL Showroom, we cont...
GODSPELL 50th Anniversary Concert Comes To The West End Musical Drive In For A Live S Photo GODSPELL 50th Anniversary Concert Comes To The West End Musical Drive In For A Live Screening Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2020

Prepare ye the way of Godspell in concert at the West End Musical Drive In! Following the success of the recent 50th anniversary online production, some of the West End's biggest stars will reunite to continue the celebration in an exciting one-off screening with performances from the cast....
Big Top Pantomime ALADDIN Announced For Christmas 2020 Photo Big Top Pantomime ALADDIN Announced For Christmas 2020
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2020

The UK's first ever socially distanced Big Top pantomime is to take place in the grounds of a beautiful country estate - get all the details and how to get tickets. ...
Sandra Marvin, Jay Perry, Charlotte Wakefield, and More Announced For Gus Gowland Vir Photo Sandra Marvin, Jay Perry, Charlotte Wakefield, and More Announced For Gus Gowland Virtual Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2020

The Barn Theatre has announced an all-star West End line up for their sixth virtual concert, The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Gus Gowland, which will celebrate the work of musical theatre composer Gus Gowland (Pieces of String). ...
Shortlist Announced For The Stage Debut Awards 2020 Photo Shortlist Announced For The Stage Debut Awards 2020
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2020

Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits), Robbie Williams (Take That), David Mitchell (Peep Show), Aimee Lou Wood (Netflix's Sex Education) and the stars of West End musical Dear Evan Hansen are among the nominees for The Stage Debut Awards 2020, in association with Access Entertainment. ...
Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Chats With Rachel Potter Photo Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Chats With Rachel Potter
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2020

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales chats with Rachel Potter! She's a little bit country, she's a little bit Broadway - this performer takes us on her whirlwind journey of making it on Broadway, and shares how her passion for country music brought her from NYC, to Nashville, and back again....
Sean Smith Will Lead DICK WHITTINGTON Panto at The Kings Theatre In Portsmouth This C Photo Sean Smith Will Lead DICK WHITTINGTON Panto at The Kings Theatre In Portsmouth This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2020

The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth is has announced that singer Sean Smith will star in their 2020 Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington....
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by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2020

Divorced. Beheaded. Live at the drive-in! Eleven past and current Six The Musical cast members will be headlining the West End Musical Drive-In on Saturday 12th September. ...
The Theatre Cafe Launches New Musical Theatre Web Series THE THEATRE CHANNEL Photo The Theatre Cafe Launches New Musical Theatre Web Series THE THEATRE CHANNEL
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2020

Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café present a brand-new musical theatre-based web series, The Theatre Channel....
Lucie Jones Announces Debut Album LIVE AT THE ADELPHI Photo Lucie Jones Announces Debut Album LIVE AT THE ADELPHI
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2020

Lucie Jones' album is available as a deluxe 2CD package that includes the full concert alongside a bonus interview with Lucie, post-show thoughts and candid rehearsal recordings. A standard CD is also available. Both are produced by Live Here Now....
New Dates and Line Up Announced For West End Musical Drive-in Photo New Dates and Line Up Announced For West End Musical Drive-in
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2020

The UK's biggest musical theatre concert continues as West End Musical Drive-In announce four new socially distant celebrations across August and September. Following huge demand for their launch event in July with West End stars Kerry Ellis, Alice Fearn and Jon Robyns, the team have assembled even ...
Virtual Theatre This Weekend: July 18-19- with Laura Benanti, Megan Mullally & More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: July 18-19- with Laura Benanti, Megan Mullally & More!
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2020

Today (July 18-19) in live streaming: Rizzos reunite, #SunshineSongs continues, and so much more!...
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by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2020

On Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, Grammy Award-winning duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, DAWN, Jade Novah, Shea Diamond, Sarah Jeffery, and Jamie Campbell Bower will participate in a virtual concert featuring an inspiring lineup of more than 30 musical artists....
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by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2020

Michael Harrison and David Ian announced today rescheduled dates for the world premiere of MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL. Starring Alexandra Burke as Julianne Potter, the show will open at the Manchester Palace Theatre on 20 September 2021 ahead of a UK and Ireland tour....
West End Stars Announced For Annabel Mutale Reed Virtual Concert This Saturday Photo West End Stars Announced For Annabel Mutale Reed Virtual Concert This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2020

The Barn Theatre has announced an all-star West End line up for their fifth virtual concert, The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Annabel Mutale Reed, which will celebrate the work of musical theatre playwright, lyricist and director Annabel Mutale Reed....
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by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2020

West End stars will come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Godspell in an exciting online concert experience....
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by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2020

The Barn Theatre is paying tribute to British musical theatre composers through their concert series! They have paid tribute to Amies & Clements, Elliot Davis, Finn Anderson, and Daniel and Laura Curtis....