BWW Review: LEAVE TO REMAIN, Lyric HammersmithBWW Review: LEAVE TO REMAIN, Lyric Hammersmith
by Debbie Gilpin - Jan 25, 2019

It's the end of an era at the Lyric Hammersmith, as it is Sean Holmes' final season as artistic director - but it has begun in terrific style with the premiere of a new play with music, written by Matt Jones and Bloc Party singer-songwriter Kele Okereke. It is directed by Southpaw Dance Company's artistic director Robby Graham, and stars Tyrone Huntley and Billy Cullum as Obi and Alex, a gay couple contemplating marriage whilst battling secrets from their pasts. (more...)

ASPECTS OF LOVE Leads January's Top 10 New London ShowsASPECTS OF LOVE Leads January's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jan 3, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Cate Blanchett's UK stage debut to a reborn Andrew Lloyd Webber, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For LEAVE TO REMAIN at the Lyric HammersmithPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For LEAVE TO REMAIN at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The world premiere of Leave to Remain, a new play with songs by Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and writer Matt Jones (Doctor Who, Mr Selfridge), runs 18 January - 16 February 2019 at the Lyric Hammersmith. Kele has written 14 original new tracks for the show and the soundtrack will be released on press night, Thursday 24 January 2019. (more...)

Final Week To Vote In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK AwardsFinal Week To Vote In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until midnight on Friday, 8 December, with the winners announced soon afterwards. (more...)

Current Standings For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Closes Soon!Current Standings For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Closes Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until Friday, 8 December - just over a week away - with the winners announced soon afterwards. (more...)

Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

Superfan, Jessica Williams Gets Cast In 'Fantastic Beasts' SequelSuperfan, Jessica Williams Gets Cast In 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel
by Danielle Kfare - Oct 6, 2017

Dreams do come true when it comes to getting cast in the Harry Potter prequel movie series! A super-fan's dream came true when Pottermore revealed a slew of new Fantastic Beasts cast members on Oct. 6! (more...)

Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIFE, Southwark Playouse
by Gary Naylor - Mar 30, 2017

The Life is the story of two women living in New York in the 70s, one keen to get out of the sex workers' life, the other keen to get on, told through wonderful songs, beautifully sung. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Close-Up Shots from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Tan - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Scroll down for exclusive, close-up stills from the show! (more...)

BWW TV: T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke Duet on 'My Friend' from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Watch  T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke perform 'My Friend' in the recording studio below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Life, which makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, will run at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season from 25 March - 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

BWW Review: BADDIES: THE MUSICAL, Unicorn Theatre, 23 November 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 24, 2016

In the sparkling new-staging revisitation of Baddies: The Musical, the antagonists are simply too bad to exist, so in order to keep doing their jobs in our beloved stories, they need some good ol' rebranding. However, the risk is colossal. In a world where there are no villains at all, how will we know who the good guys are? And most of all, who's behind the decision they're too bad? (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Nigel Barrett to Play 'Big Bad Wolf' in BADDIES: THE MUSICAL at Unicorn; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Full casting is announced on Baddies: the Musical, which returns for Christmas with new staging and choreography from Caroline Pope, this follows last year's hugely successful and critically acclaimed sold-out run.  Artistic Director Purni Morell directs this deliciously artful and mischievously comic (anti) musical about fairytales much feared anti-heroes. (more...)

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