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New Rosa Parks Musical from Gimby & Price in the Works in London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

A new musical based on the life of celebrated American civil-rights activist Rosa Parks is currently being developed in London, under the stewardship of producer United Theatrical.

Britain's First All-Black HAMLET Comes To Watford Palace Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Following the success of their first three productions, Macbeth, She Called Me Mother, and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, Black Theatre Live in association with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre are touring Hamlet around the UK with an all-black cast and creative team. Inaugural winner of the Roland Rees Bursary Mark Norfolk's adaptation casts Hamlet as a studious young black man who's forced to face the realities of his social identity, and rages against the injustice of his position.

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for SOUL, the Life of Marvin Gaye
by Christina Mancuso - May 5, 2016

This summer, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Hackney Empire will co-produce the world premiere of Soul, a new play by Roy Williams about the family life of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Directed by James Dacre and designed by Jon Bausor, Soul takes to Northampton's Royal stage from Friday 20 May to Saturday 11 June, before its run at Hackney Empire from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 3 July.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the rehearsal photos below!

Roy Williams' SOUL Sets Cast, Creative Team & Choirs
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 18, 2016

This summer, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Hackney Empire will co-produce the world premiere of Soul, a new play by Roy Williams about the family life of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Directed by James Dacre and designed by Jon Bausor, Soul takes to Northampton's Royal stage from Friday 20 May to Saturday 11 June, before its run at Hackney Empire from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 3 July.

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson to Make Broadway Debut in THE COLOR PURPLE Revival!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 9, 2015

According to the New York Post, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will soon make her Broadway debut in an upcoming revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, who also produced the original 2005 production, this version of the show started at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by John Doyle. Michael Riedel writes that Winfrey called Hudson personally to ask her to play Celie in the musical.

Cynthia Erivo and Cassidy Janson Star in Ahrens & Flaherty's DESSA ROSE European Debut, Beg. Tonight at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Cynthia Erivo (I Can't Sing!, The Color Purple) returns to the West End alongside Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Dessa Rose, running at Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2), today 29th July - Saturday 30th August 2014. Press night is Thursday, 31st July, 7pm.

Cynthia Erivo and Cassidy Janson to Star in Ahrens & Flaherty's DESSA ROSE European Debut; Show Runs July 29-Aug 30 at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Cynthia Erivo (I Can't Sing!, The Color Purple) returns to the West End alongside Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Dessa Rose, running at Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2), Tuesday 29th July - Saturday 30th August 2014. Press night is Thursday, 31st July, 7pm.

Review Roundup: Menier Chocolate Factory's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2013

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for Menier Chocolate Factory's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 6, 2013

Menier Chocolate Factory presents the European premiere of the landmark musical The Color Purple, which runs from 5 July to 14 September. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the rehearsals below.

Cynthia Erivo, Nicola Hughes, & More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast Announced!
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 3, 2013

The European premiere of the landmark musical The Color Purple, runs from 5 July to 14 September at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Cynthia Erivo, Nicola Hughes and More Cast in THE COLOR PURPLE at London's Menier Chocolate Factory
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 30, 2013

Principal casting has been announced for the European premiere of The Color Purple, beginning performances at London's Menier Chocolate Factory July 5 prior to an official opening July 15 for a run through Sept. 14.

Menier Chocolate Factory Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, July 5-September 14
by Samantha Vega - Apr 29, 2013

Tickets go on sale today to Menier Chocolate Factory priority bookers for the European premiere of the landmark musical The Color Purple, which runs from 5 July to 14 September. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on Tuesday 7th May

Stephen Ashfield, Ben Freeman Join West End's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

From 10 October 2011 Stephen Ashfield (Emmett) and Ben Freeman (Warner), will be joining Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) in the Olivier Award winning show Legally Blonde The Musical, which is currently booking until 27 October 2012 at the Savoy Theatre.

BREAKING: LEGALLY BLONDE To Close At Savoy, April 7
by BWW - Jan 25, 2012

After almost 1000 West End manicures, perms and make-overs, Legally Blonde The Musical will have its final performance at the Savoy Theatre on Saturday 7 April 2012, when principal contracts end. The production now in its third year has transformed the Savoy Theatre into a pink haven for Elle and her sorority girlfriends. Legally Blonde The Musical opened in December 2009 to rave reviews and the show went on to win seven theatre awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. Legally Blonde The Musical continues its tour of the UK and plans are in place for an Australian production to open in Sydney later this year.

LEGALLY BLONDE Celebrates 2 Years in the West End
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 5, 2011

Today, 05 December 2011, Legally Blonde The Musical celebrates its second birthday at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End. The Olivier Award winning show has a cast led by Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Stephen Ashfield (Emmett), Ben Freeman (Warner), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan).

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Ashfield and Ben Freeman in West End's LEGALLY BLONDE!
by Jessica Lewis - Oct 31, 2011

Stephen Ashfield (Emmett) and Ben Freeman (Warner) join Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) in the Olivier Award winning show Legally Blonde The Musical, which is currently booking until 27 October 2012 at the Savoy Theatre.

Stephen Ashfield, Ben Freeman Join West End's LEGALLY BLONDE
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 26, 2011

From 10 October 2011 Stephen Ashfield (Emmett) and Ben Freeman (Warner), will be joining Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) in the Olivier Award winning show Legally Blonde The Musical, which is currently booking until 27 October 2012 at the Savoy Theatre.

Photo Flash: Production Pictures from the London Production of PARADE
by Lauren Wolman - Aug 11, 2011

The London revival of Parade, the acclaimed Broadway musical by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry and award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, will play a 6-week season in the atmospheric new double-chambered Vault theatre space at Southwark Playhouse, from Wednesday August 10 - Saturday September 17.

Bailey, Brookshaw, et al. Set for Southwark Playhouse Vault Production of PARADE
by Lauren Wolman - Jul 8, 2011

Casting has been announed for a major London revival of Parade, the acclaimed Broadway musical by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry and award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.

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