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PRISCILLA Producers Respond to Casting Controversy â€" 'We Believe We Have Cast the V Photo PRISCILLA Producers Respond to Casting Controversy â€" 'We Believe We Have Cast the Very Best Performers to Portray all the Parts'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021

It was recently announced that the UK tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert would be resuming in June 2021. However, the casting of the tour has caused backlash after a cis male was cast in the role of Bernadette after the production held an open casting call for trans performers. 

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Returns on Tour This June Photo PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Returns on Tour This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical will officially re-open at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 23 June 2021 before touring to Leeds Grand Theatre, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Glasgow King's Theatre, and more!

VIDEO: See Christine Allado, Scott Garnham, Aisha Jawando and More in the Trailer for Photo VIDEO: See Christine Allado, Scott Garnham, Aisha Jawando and More in the Trailer for EUROBEAT - THE PRIDE OF EUROPE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021

A new online version of EUROBEAT – The Pride of Europe will premiere on Stream.Theatre from 14 to 18 May 2021. The show will be hosted by David O’Reilly’s “Orla Board” as Marlene Cabana the glamorous mistress of ceremonies, with a cast led by Joanne Clifton (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, The Rocky Horror Show, Flashdance), and more.

VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer For the New Online Version Of EUROBEAT Photo VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer For the New Online Version Of EUROBEAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021

Fourth Wall Live has announced the world premiere of a new online version of the cult West End Musical EUROBEAT – The Pride of Europe.

Chiswick Playhouse Reopens With New Variety Festival Photo Chiswick Playhouse Reopens With New Variety Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021

Chiswick Playhouse will mark its reopening with a socially distanced festival of magic, musicals, comedy and more! There will be premieres, hilarious stand-up and dreamy music with artists including star of stage and screen, Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey; Lovejoy); comedy legend, Andy Parsons (Mock the Week); and comedian and TV personality, Judi Love (Loose Women).

New Online Version Of EUROBEAT Musical to Star Joanne Clifton, Tia Kofi, Harriet Thor Photo New Online Version Of EUROBEAT Musical to Star Joanne Clifton, Tia Kofi, Harriet Thorpe and Tom Read Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021

Fourth Wall Live has announced the world premiere of a new online version of the cult West End Musical EUROBEAT – The Pride of Europe.

Photo Flash: First Look at Jocasta Almgill, Kelly Sweeney, Abbi Hodgson and More in T Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Jocasta Almgill, Kelly Sweeney, Abbi Hodgson and More in THE SECRET SOCIETY OF LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021

The Barn Theatre have today released a first look at the upcoming digital musical theatre event entitled The Secret Society of Leading Ladies, which provides a new innovative format that allows the viewer to make decisions and control the set list.

The Barn Theatre Announces New Interactive Digital Concert Where You're In Control Of Photo The Barn Theatre Announces New Interactive Digital Concert Where You're In Control Of The Set List
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021

The Barn Theatre have announced an upcoming digital musical theatre event entitled The Secret Society of Leading Ladies, which provides a new innovative format that allows the viewer to make decisions and control the set list.

Spotlight On The Future Live! Announces Drive In Concert Photo Spotlight On The Future Live! Announces Drive In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020

Following the success of the streamed online concert Spotlight on the Future LIVE!, Louis Rayneau and The Drive In London today announces the return of Spotlight on the Future LIVE! at The Drive In.

Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Norm Lewis And More Join TURN UP Fundraising Event  Photo Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Norm Lewis And More Join TURN UP Fundraising Event For Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

Theatrical superstars Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Clive Rowe, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Johnnie Fiore, Brenda Edwards, Zaris-Angel Hator, Rachel Adedeji, Aisha Jawando, Norm Lewis, Brittney Johnson, Brandi Chavonne Massey, and Joe Aaron Reid and more join the lineup for Turn Up, a live stream event supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Performers and Community Leaders Will TURN UP! For An Online Charity Event Raising Aw Photo Performers and Community Leaders Will TURN UP! For An Online Charity Event Raising Awareness For The Black Lives Matter Movement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

Black voices from across the West End, Broadway, activism, community leadership and beyond will unite to raise funds and awareness for four charities a?" The Bail Project, The Okra Project, The Black Curriculum and UK Black Pride a?" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Wake Up With BWW 6/1: Drama Desk Awards Postponed, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/1: Drama Desk Awards Postponed, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2020

Today's top stories: last night's Drama Desk Awards were postponed, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROAD Photo VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

The online concert, KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020, was held today, May 31st. The concert celebrated the music of the legendary Broadway composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim.

Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman & More to Take Part in KINGS OF BROADWAY Photo Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman & More to Take Part in KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020 is an online concert celebrating the music of the legendary Broadway composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim (the latter two whose lyrics will also be celebrated). It will premiere at 7PM on Sunday 31st May via the 'Quick Fantastic' channel on YouTube.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS Comes to Zedels, Crazy Coqs Photo LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS Comes to Zedels, Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

From the producers behind the overwhelmingly successful West End Live Lounge, Unplugged at Crazy Coqs, and Here Come The Girls, SMC productions return to the Crazy Coqs with Let's hear it for the Girls an evening showcasing some of the most impressive female voices of the West End.

BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, New Wimbledon Theatre Photo BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 8, 2019

Back in 1994, Stephan Elliott created a funny and powerful road-trip film that soon became a cult classic. Priscilla Queen Of The Desert was a pioneering LGBTQ+ comedy and found a successful home on the stage starring Jason Donovan. This newly-adapted musical tour sees Donovan take the reins as producer of a show that sparkles, but lacks some depth.

VIDEO: The Crazy Coqs Presents An Evening Of 90s Musicals Photo VIDEO: The Crazy Coqs Presents An Evening Of 90s Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

Last month The Crazy Coqs Presents at Live at ZĂ©del hosted an evening of songs from musicals of the 1990s featuring James Hume, Alex Lodge, Emma Kingston, Courtney Reed and Rebecca Lock.

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

The Crazy Coqs Presents: Pride at the Musicals

Boulevard Theatre Announces Opening Plans - London Premiere of GHOST QUARTET, and Mor Photo Boulevard Theatre Announces Opening Plans - London Premiere of GHOST QUARTET, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Director of Soho Estates Fawn James and Artistic Director Rachel Edwards together announce the opening programme for the Boulevard as the newly-reimagined venue opens its doors to the public for the first time in October 2019. The first show will be the London premiere of Dave Malloy's celebrated song cycle Ghost Quartet brought to life by the team behind the recent hit production of Sweeney Todd which won great acclaim in London and New York. Ghost Quartet will run alongside a packed roster of late-night and Sunday performances of cabaret, improv, jazz, comedy, classical music and poetry. The Boulevard Theatre's 2020 season will be announced in September.

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