Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Postponed to 2022 Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Postponed to 2022
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

Hello, Dolly!, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, was set to begin performances this summer at the West End's Adelphi Theatre. Producers of the show today announced that the production has been postponed to 2022. (more...)

Tyrone Huntley Joins Imelda Staunton In HELLO, DOLLY!; Full Company Confirmed Tyrone Huntley Joins Imelda Staunton In HELLO, DOLLY!; Full Company Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Full casting has been announced for Hello, Dolly! as one of the most iconic musicals of all time comes to the Adelphi Theatre this summer. This brand new production is headlined by Imelda Staunton, as she reunites with director Dominic Cooke, following the critically acclaimed production of Follies at the National Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOY FRIEND, Menier Chocolate Factory BWW Review: THE BOY FRIEND, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Dec 4, 2019

How ripping! A saucy French maid doing the Charleston with a handsome chap in tennis whites sets the scene for the most delightful escapism in town: Matthew White's gossamer-light revival of Sandy Wilson's 1953 love letter to the Roaring Twenties. It was once the third-longest-running stage musical, and boosted Julie Andrews' career on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019

THE BOY FRIEND, Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies, returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Matthew White's revival runs at Menier Chocolate Factory until 7 March, 2020. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Menier Chocolate Factory presents their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. (more...)

£70,000 Raised for the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation at TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE £70,000 Raised for the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation at TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

On Tuesday evening, the great and good of the dance, theatre, film and TV industry came out in force to enjoy an unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

An unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 7.30pm at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. (more...)

2018 FOLLIES Cast Recording is Now Available At The NT Bookshop 2018 FOLLIES Cast Recording is Now Available At The NT Bookshop
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Following the final performance of Follies in the Olivier on 11 May, the National Theatre announces the CD release of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical Follies - 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, 17 May. (more...)

TO GILLIE WITH LOVE Comes to The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Featuring Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and More TO GILLIE WITH LOVE Comes to The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Featuring Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

An unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 7.30pm at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for Festival 2019 At Chichester Festival Theatre Additional Casting Announced for Festival 2019 At Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Haydn Gwynne will make her Chichester debut in the title role of HEDDA TESMAN by Cordelia Lynn, after Henrik Ibsen. Holly Race Roughan directs this co-production with Headlong and The Lowry, running at the Minerva Theatre from 30 August - 28 September. (more...)

Song Insights: 'I'm Still Here', FOLLIES Song Insights: 'I'm Still Here', FOLLIES
by Rona Kelly - Apr 17, 2019

Taking us through the gamuts A to Z of 'I'm Still Here', Tracie Bennett and Nigel Lilley breakdown the demands, delivery and tiny details of the number. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange Artistic Director, creates a brand-new version of Broadway's biggest musical WEST SIDE STORY for the Royal Exchange Theatre's unique in-the-round stage. Celebrated for her reinterpretations of American classics, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and her award-winning production OUR TOWN, she brings a new focus to the gang culture of the iconic Sharks and Jets with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration by Jason Carr. The production runs in the Theatre from 6 April - 25 May. (more...)

Warner Classics and National Theatre Present the FOLLIES 2018 Cast Recording Warner Classics and National Theatre Present the FOLLIES 2018 Cast Recording
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

WARNER CLASSICS and the NATIONAL THEATRE announce the digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES - 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording today. (more...)

National Theatre Announces Casting for MACBETH, THE GREAT WAVE, JOHN and More National Theatre Announces Casting for MACBETH, THE GREAT WAVE, JOHN and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Dates and casting have announced for new National Theatre season! (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At FOLLIES At The National Theatre! Photo Flash: First Look At FOLLIES At The National Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. See production pictures! (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

CATS to Play King's Theatre Glasgow This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. (more...)

Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The full cast has been confirmed for the major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, and stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. (more...)