Apollo Theatre News

A Double Bill of New Plays Announced at SkyPilot Theatre CompanyA Double Bill of New Plays Announced at SkyPilot Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weissand Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works byLos Angeles playwrights ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART by Sean Abley and COMBYOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a nationalfinalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 JohnCauble Short Play Award. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local PlaywrightsSkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai PremiereNew Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

David Walliams Meets his AWFUL AUNTIE in the World Premiere Theatre Production of his Bestselling BookDavid Walliams Meets his AWFUL AUNTIE in the World Premiere Theatre Production of his Bestselling Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The bestselling children's author David Walliams came face-to-face today for the first time with one of his most monstrous creations, Aunt Alberta. (more...)

Fresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut AwardsFresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut Awards
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 18, 2017

On Sunday, 17th September, 8 Northumberland Avenue saw theatre veterans and newcomers gathering together to celebrate the latter's accomplishments. The first edition of The Stage Debut Awards was a success, and the red carpet turn-up was a grand and sparkling line of stars and stars-in-the-making. Dressed to the nines in suits, gowns, and make-up worthy of Hollywood's glitziest of nights and shrouded in the humbleness and grace that only belong to the theatre folk (well, most of them, anyway), actors, writers, composers, and directors walked with full hearts and starry eyes. (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL's Andrew Polec Wins Stage Debut Award, Full ListBAT OUT OF HELL's Andrew Polec Wins Stage Debut Award, Full List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Stage today announced the winners of the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. The winners were announced at a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on September 17, 2017. (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych TheatreTina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This FallNew Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Skypilot Theatre Company presents ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART.../ COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE)Skypilot Theatre Company presents ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART.../ COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weissand Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works byLos Angeles playwrights ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART by Sean Abley and COMBYOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a nationalfinalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 JohnCauble Short Play Award. (more...)

Full Cast and First Look at FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICALFull Cast and First Look at FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Joining the previously announced cast, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val. Alan will be played by Neil Hurst, one of dozens of Yorkshiremen who applied for the role through an open audition call. (more...)

Natasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast AnnouncedNatasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled.  (more...)

Michael Crawford to Help Celebrities Master Musical Talents on ITV This ChristmasMichael Crawford to Help Celebrities Master Musical Talents on ITV This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

West End legend Michael Crawford will guide seven well known celebrities through an all singing, all dancing musical theatre extravaganza, coming to ITV this Christmas. (more...)

VIBRANT 2017 to Return for Ninth Consecutive Year at Finborough TheatreVIBRANT 2017 to Return for Ninth Consecutive Year at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, performing on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26 October 2017. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HYEM at Theatre503Photo Flash: First Look at HYEM at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Charlie Hardwick (Emmerdale, ITV; Cooking with Elves, Live Theatre/Adam Kenwright; Cabaret, Live Theatre) and Patrick Driver (A Tale of Two Cities, Regent's Park Theatre; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Apollo Theatre; The Office, BBC) star in Philip Correia's exciting, edgy new production HYEM. (more...)

NTLIVE to Broadcast CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Cinemas in February 2018NTLIVE to Broadcast CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Cinemas in February 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Young Vic's highly praised West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, currently playing to capacity each night at the Apollo Theatre, will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 22 February 2018 marking the fourth collaboration between the Young Vic and National Theatre Live. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents   LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art FormThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

For one night only, October 7, 2017, six award-winning tap artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, reunite to celebrate their art form in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Featuring D.C. natives Joseph Webb and Baakari Wilder along with Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, this unique performance is choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music by the Lafayette Harris Jr. Quintet. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Charlie Hardwick and More for HYEM (YEM, HJEM, HOME) at Theatre503Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Charlie Hardwick and More for HYEM (YEM, HJEM, HOME) at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Charlie Hardwick (Emmerdale, ITV; Cooking with Elves, Live Theatre/Adam Kenwright; Cabaret, Live Theatre) and Patrick Driver (A Tale of Two Cities, Regent's Park Theatre; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Apollo Theatre; The Office, BBC) will star in Philip Correia's exciting, edgy new production HYEM (yem, hjem, home) at Theatre503 (The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW), running Wednesday 30th August - Saturday 30th September 2017. Before the opening on 4th September, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia RepBetsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

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