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Mina Barber and Tabby Lamb Announced as Theatre Royal Stratford East Sky Arts Associa Photo Mina Barber and Tabby Lamb Announced as Theatre Royal Stratford East Sky Arts Associates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced that Mina Barber and Tabby Lamb are the two new artistic associates for the Sky Arts Artistic Associates Bursary at Stratford East.

Harvest Rain Announces Casting and Dates For Tour of of WE WILL ROCK YOU Photo Harvest Rain Announces Casting and Dates For Tour of of WE WILL ROCK YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2021

The high-octane rock musical WE WILL ROCK YOU is set to tour Australia in an all-new arena production that will raise the roof of Entertainment Centres across the country from this October.

Kenneth Branagh Will Direct Upcoming Bee Gees Biopic Photo Kenneth Branagh Will Direct Upcoming Bee Gees Biopic
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2021

The upcoming documentary comes from Paramount. The studio acquired the rights to use The Bee Gees' songs on film in 2019.

Theatre Royal Stratford To Release New Film HYSTERICAL! THE HILARIOUS HISTORY OF HYST Photo Theatre Royal Stratford To Release New Film HYSTERICAL! THE HILARIOUS HISTORY OF HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021

From Plato to Freud, witches to suffragettes, discover everything you never knew you needed to know about the history of hysteria. In a riotous comedy-lecture, join Rebecca (along with a puppet or two) for an eye-opening expedition into this fascinating 'diagnosis' and follow her own personal quest to shake off a label that has been placed on women for over 2,500 years.

BWW REVIEW: The Enduring Popularity Of The Music Of Queen Is Celebrated In WE WILL RO Photo BWW REVIEW: The Enduring Popularity Of The Music Of Queen Is Celebrated In WE WILL ROCK YOU, The Futuristic Fable Championing Free Thought And Live Music
by Jade Kops - Feb 13, 2021

WE WILL ROCK YOU, Ben Elton’s (Book) jukebox musical tribute to iconic British rock band Queen is given the Packemin Productions large ensemble treatment under director Wayne Scott Kermond. 

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'Art And Activism: How Theater Can Open (and Cha Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'Art And Activism: How Theater Can Open (and Change) Minds'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited has announced their monthly panel Art and Activism: How Theater Can Open (and Change) Minds on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom. The Zoom session will open at 6pm for roundtable introductions of attendees, and the program will start at 6:30pm - come prepared with your best 20-second summary of who you are, and what you need.

VIDEO: Kerry Ellis, Ben Elton, Mig Ayesa and More Pay Tribute to Brian May With 'Driv Photo VIDEO: Kerry Ellis, Ben Elton, Mig Ayesa and More Pay Tribute to Brian May With 'Driven by You'
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2020

West End stars have come together to pay musical tribute to legend Brian May with a rendition of Driven by You!

Hugh Sheridan, Gorgi Coghlan, and Gretel Killeen Join Episode 7 Of Arts Centre Melbou Photo Hugh Sheridan, Gorgi Coghlan, and Gretel Killeen Join Episode 7 Of Arts Centre Melbourne's BIG NIGHT IN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020

Star of the stage and screen Hugh Sheridan, journalist and musical theatre performer Gorgi Coghlan and humourist and social /political commentator Gretel Killeen will join John Foreman for Episode 7 of the weekly digital variety series Arts Centre Melbourne's Big Night In.

Social Roundup: LOVE NEVER DIES Lyricist Glenn Slater Answers Fan Questions About the Photo Social Roundup: LOVE NEVER DIES Lyricist Glenn Slater Answers Fan Questions About the Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies streamed online this weekend, as part of The Shows Must Go On! In honor of the stream, lyricist Glenn Slater took to Twitter to answer some fan questions.

WE WILL ROCK YOU UK Tour Announces Rescheduled Dates and New Venues For 2021 Photo WE WILL ROCK YOU UK Tour Announces Rescheduled Dates and New Venues For 2021
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020

Following the closure of all UK theatres, the 2020 UK tour of Queen & Ben Elton's smash hit musical 'We Will Rock You' has been rescheduled for early 2021.

Woodruff School ACE Music To Rock A Pilot Of WE WILL ROCK YOU YOUNG@PART Photo Woodruff School ACE Music To Rock A Pilot Of WE WILL ROCK YOU YOUNG@PART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

South Jersey will be getting rocked by the pilot of Theatrical Rights Worldwide's We Will Rock You Young@Part this Spring by the Woodruff School ACE Music Program. The program is made up of 50 talented middle school students aged 10 to 13 years old in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade.

BWW Review: THE UPSTART CROW, Gielgud Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE UPSTART CROW, Gielgud Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 17, 2020

Born out of the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, Ben Elton's sit-com Upstart Crow went on to have three series and multiple Christmas specials. It follows William Shakespeare, who's by now rather well-known in London, as he attempts to write his notorious body of work pinching ideas here and there and taking credit for quotes that aren't his, scribbling away whenever his nearest and dearest say something clever for future use.

BWW Interview: Jeff Parry, Producer of WE WILL ROCK YOU at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, P Photo BWW Interview: Jeff Parry, Producer of WE WILL ROCK YOU at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - Feb 3, 2020

Jeff Parry was raised in Ottawa, ON. His love of music began when he was 9 years old when he fell in love with The Beatles. He has always had a passion for. music, so after University, he moved out west to try to raise money to open a record store in Ottawa. He wound up staying in Alberta and rather than open a record store, in 1978, he started a concert promotion business, producing tribute shows. That evolved into becoming an agent and ultimately, a theatrical producer. I had the chance to speak with Parry on the eve of the Montreal run of the award winning musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU, a jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton, which lands in Montreal on February 10.

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU  al Teatro Brancaccio Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU al Teatro Brancaccio
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jan 29, 2020

WE WILL ROCK YOU il musical con le celebri canzoni dei Queen torna a Roma al Teatro Brancaccio con un nuovo allestimento. Pur rimanendo la stessa produzione, la regia in questa stagione è affidata a Michaela Berlini. Altri cambiamenti riguardano le scenografie, nuove coreografie, nuovi arrivi nel cast e un adattamento del libretto per 'italianizzare' leggermente la storia.

WE WILL ROCK YOU  al Teatro Brancaccio COMUNICATO STAMPA Photo WE WILL ROCK YOU al Teatro Brancaccio COMUNICATO STAMPA
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jan 27, 2020

THE VISIT Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE VISIT Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jan 27, 2020

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a new Tony Kushner adaptation to an epic musical and Shakespeare sitcom, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Announces First Ever UK Tour Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Announces First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

David Ian and the Really Useful Group has announced the first ever UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES. Following on from the sell-out North American tour, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will open at Leicester Curve on Saturday 26 September 2020 where it will play until Saturday 10 October 2020. The show will then play Manchester Opera House from Wednesday 14 a?" Saturday 24 October 2020, with further venues and casting to be announced soon. On sale details below. www.loveneverdies.com/uktour

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza! Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza!
by Alyson Eng - Jan 15, 2020

Imagine you are in a venue with hundreds of people packed around you, swaying and singing along to the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. You turn to your left and bob your head to the beat of a?oeI Want It Alla?? and later on, scream the lyrics to a?oeBohemian Rhapsodya?? with the woman on your right. This was just a snapshot of my experience seeing WE WILL ROCK YOU a?" a musical featuring the music of Queen and Ben Elton at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on January 11th. On it's North American tour including more than 60 cities, WE WILL ROCK YOU played in Vancouver for 2 days before continuing onto the rest of its tour stops across Canada.

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets And A Meet-And-Greet At WE WILL ROCK YOU on Tour! Photo BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets And A Meet-And-Greet At WE WILL ROCK YOU on Tour!
by BWW Contests - Dec 13, 2019

Get ready because BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win tickets to see the music of Queen come to life on stage in the national tour of We Will Rock You! The winner will receive two tickets and a meet-and-greet at the show's December 27th performance at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Canada. The contest will run now through December 15th, at 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to enter for your chance to win TODAY!

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU, Theatre Royal, Glasgow Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 10, 2019

With 24 of Queen's biggest hits and Ben Elton's hilarious futuristic comedy writing combined, comes a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band's legendary live performances.

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