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New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

This week's list includes a new limited edition orange vinyl of the 2017 revival cast recording of Once on This Island, as well as a purple vinyl edition of the 1964 cast recording of My Fair Lady. Plus, the latest volume of The Untold Stories of Broadway by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is now available!

Southwark Playhouse Announces Three New On-Demand Video Streams Of Musicals Photo Southwark Playhouse Announces Three New On-Demand Video Streams Of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021

Southwark Playhouse announces three new¬†‚Äúencore‚Ä̬†on-demand video¬†streams of musicals performed from¬†the theatre¬†during lockdown.

BWW Interview: Alex James Ellison Talks FIVER THE CONCERT at Southwark Playhouse Photo BWW Interview: Alex James Ellison Talks FIVER THE CONCERT at Southwark Playhouse
by Eleni Cashell - Nov 30, 2020

Alex James Ellison, co-writer of the award-nominated show Fiver, chats about its online revival and what's next for this smash-hit show.

BWW Interview: Greg Barnett Talks MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO at the Apollo Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Greg Barnett Talks MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO at the Apollo Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - Nov 27, 2020

Greg Barnett is going from performing on the stage to producing (and hosting) his own show at The Apollo. We chats to him about producing in a pandemic, the rise of online theatre and why From Now On is such an anthem for modern times.

West End Calling Announces Audition Tour Dates Photo West End Calling Announces Audition Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019

Are you a budding musical theatre performer aged 6 to 21? Do you dream of performing in London on a West End stage? The talent competition, West End Calling is back and they want to see YOU!

BWW Review: FIVER, Southwark Playhouse Photo BWW Review: FIVER, Southwark Playhouse
by Caroline Cronin - Jul 7, 2019

The Southwark Playhouse has made a name for itself in featuring new musicals and inventive revivals. It's a venue that provides a platform for productions that are lesser-known, but have the potential to go further and I suspect with Fiver, they have an uncontested hit on their hands.

VIDEO: Dan Buckley Sings 'My Day' From FIVER Photo VIDEO: Dan Buckley Sings 'My Day' From FIVER
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2019

British musical FIVER gets its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 3 July to Saturday 20 July.

Final Casting & First Single Revealed For New British Musical FIVER Photo Final Casting & First Single Revealed For New British Musical FIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Final casting is today announced for the new British musical FIVER, which gets its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 3 July to Saturday 20 July.

Daniel Buckley, Hiba Elchikhe, Kayleigh McKnight To Star In New Musical FIVER At Sout Photo Daniel Buckley, Hiba Elchikhe, Kayleigh McKnight To Star In New Musical FIVER At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

FIVER follows the story of a humble £5 note as it passes through the hands and pockets of different people in London. Often unnoticed and obviously unaware, the fiver is present for significant moments in each person's life - from an appreciation of their skills as a street performer, the start or end of relationships to the simple realisation that they can afford a bed for the night.

A LONELY VOICE - The Lyrics of Robert Gould Comes to the Union Theatre Photo A LONELY VOICE - The Lyrics of Robert Gould Comes to the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

After sold out shows in April 2018 and May 2017, lyricist Robert Gould will return to the Union Theatre at 7.30pm on October 21 with A LONELY VOICE, a concert of songs with his lyrics performed by a cast of West End and Off-West End musical theatre performers (from the casts of shows such as Tina The Musical, Little Shop Of Horrors and Wicked). The concert will feature a showcase of songs from "Cleopatra", a brand new musical-in-development by Robert Gould and Lyndon Samuel, as well as an eclectic mix of musical theatre, indie pop and folk/rock numbers with music penned by composers from the UK, USA, Sweden, Israel and the Netherlands, including Tristan Bons, Alex James Ellison, Alexander Engstrom, Dean Heller, Ty Kroll, Omri Lahav, Ben Messenger, Christopher J. Orton, Joe Sterling, Dylan Wynford and Bo Wastesson. (a composer from Sweden, whose works include the musicals "The Brothers Lionheart", "The Blacksmith's Daughter" and "Gerda")

Alex James Ellison To Launch New Single YOURS at Above The Arts, 3 June Photo Alex James Ellison To Launch New Single YOURS at Above The Arts, 3 June
by Robert Gould - May 17, 2018

Actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who supported Samantha Barks on her UK concert tour in 2016, will launch his new single, 'Yours', with a concert at the West End's Above The Arts studio theatre on Sunday, 3 June.

ONCE UPON A TIME ‚Ä" THE LYRICS OF ROBERT GOULD Comes to the Union Theatre Photo ONCE UPON A TIME ‚Ä" THE LYRICS OF ROBERT GOULD Comes to the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2018

Librettist/lyricist Robert Gould will return to the Union Theatre on Sunday April 29 with Once Upon A Time, a concert of songs with his lyrics performed by a cast of West End and Off-West End musical theatre performers. The songs will include an eclectic mix of musical theatre, indie pop, folk/rock and swing with music penned by composers from the UK, USA, Sweden and the Netherlands, including Bo Wastesson (a highly renowned composer from Sweden, whose works include the musicals "The Brothers Lionheart", "The Blacksmith's Daughter" and "Gerda") as well as Tristan Bons, Rob Eyles, Alex James Ellison, Christopher J. Orton, Joe Sterling, Robert Thomson, and Dylan Wynford.

Casting Announced For THE SECRET GARDEN, Barn Theatre, Cirencester Photo Casting Announced For THE SECRET GARDEN, Barn Theatre, Cirencester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Casting has been announced for the Barn Theatre Cirencester's inaugural professional production of  The Secret Garden, which will run from March 16 to April 15. The cast will include: David Haydn (Archibald Craven), Jaimie Pruden (Lily Craven), Minal Patel (Neville Craven), Celeste De Veazey (Colin Craven), Daniella Piper (Mary), Jenny O'Leary (Martha), Alex James Ellison (Dickon), Sue Appleby (Musical Director, Ensemble), Steffan Rizzi (Ensemble), Jamie Ross (Ensemble), Celia Cruwys Finnigan (Ensemble), Ben Boskovic (Ensemble).

Tonight's Star Line Up At Leicester Square Theatre's Footlight Singer Showcase Photo Tonight's Star Line Up At Leicester Square Theatre's Footlight Singer Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Stars are lining up to take part in the Footlight Singer Showcase at Leicester Square Theatre tonight. Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots) and Michael Auger (Collabro) will join Oscar Conlon-Morrey as his special guests tonight. Amy and Oscar will be joined by a stellar line-up of fellow guests: Alex James Ellison (on piano), David Bulley, Sinead Wall, Michael Mather, Izzy Bates, Rebecca Charlotte Gilliland, Tom Blackmore, Ryan Alexander Full, Max Panks and the show's producers Jonny Rust and Justin Williams. Don't miss out!

Amy Lennox To Join Stellar Guest Showcase At Leicester Square Theatre Photo Amy Lennox To Join Stellar Guest Showcase At Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Footlight Singer Showcase is delighted to announce that West End star Amy Lennox will join Oscar Conlon-Morrey as his special guest at Leicester Square Theatre Showcase, on 30th January. Amy played Lauren in the original West End cast of Kinky Boots and was nominated for both the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical and the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

FOOTLIGHT SINGER SHOWCASE Bounds Into The New Year At Leicester Square Theatre Photo FOOTLIGHT SINGER SHOWCASE Bounds Into The New Year At Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The next Footlight Singer Showcase bounds into the New Year with its hit evening of live music returning to Leicester Square Theatre on 30th January...

BWW Review: FIVER, Live At Z del Photo BWW Review: FIVER, Live At Z del
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 27, 2017

The latest production from New. Theatre Company is a song cycle from Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees; as with last month's The Dysfunctional Guide to Being a Third Wheel it is playing in the cabaret space Live at Zedel. Directed once again by Jordan Murphy, it boasts a talented cast of four: Sabrina Aloueche, Joe Kerry, Jodie Steele and Daniel Buckley.

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of FIVER At The Crazy Coqs Photo Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of FIVER At The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

An all star cast has been announced for the world premiere production of Fiver: A New Musical by Tom Lees and Alex James Ellison.

Maguire, Kalidas, Tompsett And More To Perform At WEST END BIG BUSK Charity Show For London Homeless At the Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

West End Big Busk (in association with Joel Marvin)  will  present a charity gala evening at The Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End on Tuesday April 11 featuring stars of the West End and other special guests in aid of  the Passage Charity who support the homeless in London.

Celebration Arts Presents THE MEETING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Fascinating and dramatically compelling, this play depicts the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their approaches to the same social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs. 

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