Winners Of The 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize AnnouncedWinners Of The 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Winners of the 13th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) and the 12th annual Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize were announced last night at a gala held at Theatre Royal Haymarket, hosted by Joanna Riding. The gala saw twelve student competitors each perform a Stephen Sondheim song, and a Best New Song Prize entrant written by members of Mercury Musical Developments. The winner of this year's SSSSPOTY award was Stuart Thompson from LAMDA, who performed Franklin Shepard, Inc and My Thing. Theo Jamieson was awarded the Stiles + Drewe Prize for his original song Words/Amazing. (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere of LUNATIC 19's - A DEPORTATIONAL ROAD TRIPCasting Announced For World Premiere of LUNATIC 19's - A DEPORTATIONAL ROAD TRIP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

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Judges And Performers Announced For 2019 West End Gala Of The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe PrizeJudges And Performers Announced For 2019 West End Gala Of The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce West End Musical Director Gareth Valentine as the final judge for the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY), alongside the previously announced Julia McKenzie, Peter Polycarpou, and Edward Seckerson. Lyricist Charles Hart and Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell join Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Stiles + Drewe to complete the judging panel for the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize. Winners will be announced at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Sunday 9 June. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange TheatreWEST 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...)

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The TankCast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Real, written by Rodrigo Nogueira (The Ideal Obituary at The Tank) and directed by Erin Ortman (One Thousand Nights and One Day with Prospect Theater Company) in the 99-seat theater at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 3-20, 2019. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Broadway veterans, R.Evolucion Latina's students from adult and children's program and volunteers joined hands to support the organization and its yearly programming at Harlem School of the Arts. The Dance-A-Thon is not only a fundraiser but also an annual reflection of the organization's mission. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

For the past 6 years, R.Evolucion Latina (RL) has come together as a community to raise funds by daring to go beyond by dancing for 5 hours at their annual Dance-A-Thon. This grassroots event, has raised more than $200,000 since its inception. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICALLast Chance to Catch STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle stars with the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical through until the end of the celebrated run at the Piccadilly Theatre, on Saturday 27 October. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM Will Dance Out of the West End October 27STRICTLY BALLROOM Will Dance Out of the West End October 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Strictly Ballroom The Musical is based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and was transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, opening April 24 at London's Piccadilly Theatre. The dance tale will end its run on October 27. (more...)

FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse in SeptemberFEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic' is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. Inspired by the tenth century Persian epic 'Shahnameh' (The Book of Kings), it dramatizes the origin story from the tale with elaborate shadow puppets, multimedia and live actors. The production, which debuted at BAM in 2016 and was presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the same year, returns to New York next month for two days only. It will be presented by Fictionville Studio September 7 and 8 at Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Ave. (at 68th Street), for three performances only before it travels to China and Paris. (more...)

Elaborate Shadow Theater Experience FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye PlayhouseElaborate Shadow Theater Experience FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,' most elaborate shadow theater experience ever created, comes to Kaye Playhouse September 7-8. Tale from historic epic, 'Shahnameh,' is staged with ingenious design and cinematic wizardry. Exquisite production is a live animation experience for all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Cardle Joins STRICTLY BALLROOM TonightPhoto Flash: Matt Cardle Joins STRICTLY BALLROOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

New images have been released as best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle officially joins the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand at the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: FEATHERS OF FIRE- A PERSIAN EPIC Comes to The Kaye PlayhousePhoto Flash: FEATHERS OF FIRE- A PERSIAN EPIC Comes to The Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic' is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. Inspired by the tenth century Persian epic 'Shahnameh' (The Book of Kings), it dramatizes the origin story from the tale with elaborate shadow puppets, multimedia and live actors. The production, which debuted at BAM in 2016 and was presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the same year, returns to New York next month for two days only.  It will be presented by Fictionville Studio September 7 and 8 at Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Ave. (at 68th Street), for three performances only before it travels to China and Paris. (more...)

Matt Cardle To Join Cast Of STRICTLY BALLROOM The MusicalMatt Cardle To Join Cast Of STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle is to join the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt will play the role of band leader Wally Strand, from Tuesday 31st July at the Piccadilly Theatre. He takes over the role from Will Young. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Cast Party For HALF TIME at Paper MillPhoto Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Cast Party For HALF TIME at Paper Mill
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. Half Time began performances May 31, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Last night was the show's opening night. Check out photos from inside the cast's opening night cast party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of HALF TIME at Paper Mill Takes Their Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: The Cast of HALF TIME at Paper Mill Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. Half Time began performances May 31, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Last night was the show's opening night. Check out photos of the cast's opening bows below! (more...)

BWW Review: HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse is Wonderful and Inspiring for AllBWW Review: HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse is Wonderful and Inspiring for All
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse is the place to be for the exhillarating East Coast premiere of the new musical 'Half Time.' This entertaining, inspiring show is wonderfully directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, co-choreographed by Nick Kenkel with the finest music direction by Charlie Alterman. The show's all-star cast is brilliant as they bring their distinctive characters to life on the Millburn stage. (more...)

HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse Opens Tomorrow NightHALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse Opens Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. Half Time began performances May 31, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. It opens tomorrow. (more...)

Photo Flash: Game On! First Look at Paper Mill's HALF TIMEPhoto Flash: Game On! First Look at Paper Mill's HALF TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse is currently hosting the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical. Get a first look at the company in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of HALF TIME Begins Tomorrow at Paper Mill PlayhouseWorld Premiere of HALF TIME Begins Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. Half Time begins performances tomorrow, Thursday, May 31, 2018, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1 (more...)

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