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BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Dances  Into BudapestBILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Dances Into Budapest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL will open at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest on August 23 and run until the 27. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's TheatreOnly Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present A NEW BRAINCape Rep Theatre to Present A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with the Cape Cod premiere of A New Brain, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn and James Lapine September 14th through October 15th. (more...)

THE QUEEN Director Stephen Frears to Reccive Jaeger-Lecoultre Award at Venice Film FestivalTHE QUEEN Director Stephen Frears to Reccive Jaeger-Lecoultre Award at Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the great English director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESecret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia RepBetsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First look at Cape Rep Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: First look at Cape Rep Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2017 season with the 10-time Tony-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, music by Elton John, now through August 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOTBreckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The international smash-hit musical Billy Elliot The Musical makes its Colorado mountain premiere courtesy of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre performing at the Riverwalk Center August 25 - September 3, 2017. Billy Elliot follows a boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. In an unforgettable story set in a small mining town in Northeast England, a dance teacher finds a diamond in the rough when she discovers Billy - a young boy with a passion for dance who inspires the whole community. (more...)

Multi-Award-Winning Musical ONCE Opens South Coast Repertory 54th SeasonMulti-Award-Winning Musical ONCE Opens South Coast Repertory 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

A testament to the transcendent power of love and music takes center stage as South Coast Repertory opens its 2017-18 season with the multi-award-winning Once. The musical-book by Enda Walsh; music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova-is based on John Carney's Academy Award-winning indie film of the same name. Kent Nicholson will direct Once on the Segerstrom Stage, Sept. 2-30, 2017. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative TeamPorchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

Michelle Dockery Joins Bryan Cranston In NETWORK At The National TheatreMichelle Dockery Joins Bryan Cranston In NETWORK At The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

This autumn the National Theatre will stage the world-premiere of Network, Lee Hall's new adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky.  Directed by Ivo van Hove, Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston plays Howard Beale and announced today is Michelle Dockery as Diana Christenson.  (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present Evening of THREE NEW PLAYSCape Rep Theatre to Present Evening of THREE NEW PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with a production of Three New Plays, plays from our playwrights' lab, all deeply intimate, revelatory stories of American women. (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 19, 2017

El compositor, que se encuentra en plena gira internacional (actuo anoche en Gran Canaria y mañana lo hara en Marbella), es uno de los autores de musicales mas exitosos de todos los tiempos, y tendra sus dos trabajos mas populares en Madrid la proxima temporada: EL REY LEÓN y BILLY ELLIOT. (more...)

Star-Studded South African Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for The FugardStar-Studded South African Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

An all South African production of the West End smash hit comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE comes to the Fugard Theatre in 2017 with the best of this country's acting talent. This South African premiere is a Fugard Theatre production presented by Eric Abraham. (more...)

Single Tickets for CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK'S 2017-2018 SEASON On Sale 7/31Single Tickets for CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK'S 2017-2018 SEASON On Sale 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will release all single tickets for the 2017-18 season for sale on Monday, July 31, including tickets for the 27th annual production of the beloved classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the much- anticipated SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE production, which opens the season on Sept. 2. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Broadcasts Trailer for Ivo van Hove-Helmed NETWORK at the NationalVIDEO: Bryan Cranston Broadcasts Trailer for Ivo van Hove-Helmed NETWORK at the National
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

NETWORK depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and director Ivo Van Hove (Hedda Gabler) bring his masterwork to the stage for the first time, with Bryan Cranston (All the Way, for which he won the Tony for Best Actor, Breaking Bad and Trumbo for which he was nominated for an Oscar) in the role of Howard Beale. Watch a trailer for the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: Making Cocktails With OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR!BWW TV: Making Cocktails With OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is now playing at Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALCape Rep Theatre presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2017 season with the 10-time Tony-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, music by Elton John, August 2 through August 27: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays August 13, 20 and 27 at 2 pm.  Tickets are $35-40.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 4. Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.   (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Returns to the Erkel TheatreBILLY ELLIOT Returns to the Erkel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The all-star cast of Lee Hall and Elton John's Billy Elliot - The Musical has returned to the Erkel Theatre. The most prominent Hungarian permiere of the summer of 2016 featured many popular stage actors who will reprise their roles this summer accompanied by a new generation of children. (more...)

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