BWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Tobacco Factory TheatresBWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Tobacco Factory Theatres
by Tim Wright - Apr 25, 2018

There's an old rocking chair with a threadbare cushion in the corner of small living room near Brooklyn Bridge, New York. In it sits Eddie Carbone, our tragic hero, reading the paper. He smells of coffee from the sacks he's been unloading at the docks. A hard-working man providing for his wife Beatrice, and his orphaned niece Catherine who is by now a young woman, ready to fly the nest. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres to Stage A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGETobacco Factory Theatres to Stage A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

A View From the Bridge is the second production in the inaugural Factory Company season at Tobacco Factory Theatres. Following Adele Thomas's dynamic production of Macbeth, the Factory Company will perform a new, in the round production of this dramatic family drama by Arthur Miller in the atmospheric Factory Theatre. The production will be directed by the theatre's Artistic Director Mike Tweddle in his first production for Tobacco Factory Theatres. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Cast For MACBETH and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGETobacco Factory Theatres Announces Cast For MACBETH and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted to announce the casting of its Factory Company - the resident professional ensemble that will perform new in-house productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Miller's A View From the Bridge at Tobacco Factory Theatres between February and May 2018. Drawn from across Bristol and further afield following an extensive open casting call, the Factory Company will create dynamic and fresh productions of two of the most dramatic plays you could hope to see, both perfectly suited to the atmospheric Factory Theatre. (more...)

Heather Headley to Give Final Performance in THE BODYGUARD on August 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Beverley Knight will take over the lead role in THE BODYGUARD from Heather Headley, who will exit the show on August 10. Knight will play 'Rachel Marron' opposite Tristan Gemmill. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BODYGUARD Welcomes Beverley Knight & Tristan Gemmill
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Beverley Knight will take over the lead role from Heather Headley in The Bodyguard, beginning in September. She will play 'Rachel Marron' opposite Tristan Gemmill. In the video below below, the pair prep for their promo photo shoot, talk about what they're most anticipating, and what they can bring to the stage! (more...)

Beverley Knight to Take Over Role of 'Rachel Marron' in West End's THE BODYGUARD, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Beverley Knight will take over the lead role from Heather Headley in THE BODYGUARD, beginning in September. She will play 'Rachel Marron' opposite Tristan Gemmill. Knight has appeared onstage in school productions of West Side Story and The Mikado. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Teaser Released for New Cast of THE BODYGUARD
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2013

The Bodyguard, which opened in December last year, recently announced the release of over 250,000 tickets for sale taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to 28 September 2013. Directed by Thea Sharrock and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, The Bodyguard has book by Alex Dinelaris. The video below teases the new leads who will be joining the cast on September 9- who do you think it will be? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heather Headley in Swarovski Crystals from THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Swarovski is the jewellery and crystal partner for The Bodyguard. The costumes for the show feature over 100,000 Swarovski Elements and were worked on by a team of experts led by award-winning set and costume designer Tim Hatley. Check out the photos below! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Features Over 100,000 Swarovski Crystals
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Swarovski is the jewellery and crystal partner for The Bodyguard. The costumes for the show feature over 100,000Swarovski Elements and were worked on by a team of experts led by award-winning set and costume designer Tim Hatley. Describing the process of making a show come to life through his work, Tim Hatley said 'As a Theatre Designer, it's always a challenge to design a stage show that is based on a well-known book or film. Theatre has a visual language that is very different to film, and it's my job to create and develop visual ideas, make them specific and take advantage of a live theatrical environment.' He added: 'As a designer for both stage and screen, I have come to depend on the brilliance of Swarovski. There is simply no other crystal range giving choice of size, colour and sheer sparkle. The moment a stage light hits a Swarovski Element, there is magic. For The Bodyguard the Musical I have embellished leading lady Heather Headley's costumes with thousands of crystals.' (more...)

Joshua-James Thomas, Michael Matias Join THE BODYGUARD as 'Fletcher'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

13 year-old Joshua-James Thomas from Harrow and 12 year-old Michael Matias from Leystonstone this month join the cast of the West End hit musical The Bodyguard as the show enters its new booking period. Performing alongside Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen who lead the cast as Rachel Marron and Frank Farmer respectively, Thomas and Matias take on the role of Fletcher, Rachel's young son. They will alternate the role with original cast members 11 year-old Taylor Lockhart and 10 year-old Malaki Paul. (more...)

BWW TV UK SPECIAL: THE BODYGUARD Makes Its Starry West End Debut!
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2013

Thea Sharrock's production of new musical The Bodyguard, opened on 5 December 2012 at the Adelphi Theatre in London to great reviews and is aiming for Broadway in spring of 2014. Go on the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Extends Booking Through September
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Thea Sharrock's hit production of The Bodyguard, which opened in December last year, today announces the release of over 250,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to 28 September 2013. Starring Heather Headley (to 10 August 2013) as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owen (to 7 September 2013) as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Sharrock's production of this new musical has book by Alex Dinelaris. (more...)

West End's THE BODYGUARD Releases 250,000 More Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Thea Sharrock's hit production of The Bodyguard, which opened in December last year, today announces the release of over 250,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to 28 September 2013. Starring Heather Headley (to 10 August 2013) as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owen (to 7 September 2013) as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Sharrock's production of this new musical has book by Alex Dinelaris. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Advance Hits 4 Million Pounds in London - A Hit Says Daily Mail
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, The Bodyguard, currently playing at the Adelphi Theatre starring Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen, now boasts an advance of more than £4 million. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BODYGUARD - Official Musical Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2012

Thea Sharrock's production of new musical The Bodyguard, opened on 5 December 2012 at the Adelphi Theatre in London to great reviews and is aiming for Broadway in spring of 2014. The musical's official theatrical trailer has just been released. Check it out below! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Targeting Spring 2014 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

Today, in the New York Post, Michael Riedel reports that the show, whose producers include the Nederlander Organization, is aiming for Broadway in the Spring of 2014. (more...)

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Photo Flash: Inside the West End Opening Night of THE BODYGUARD- with Heather Headley, Lloyd Owen, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Thea Sharrock's production of new musical The Bodyguard, opened last night (Wednesday 5 December 2012) at the Adelphi Theatre, London. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the first curtain call and opening night after party below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BODYGUARD Musical Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Dec 6, 2012

Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen lead the cast in new musical The Bodyguard, directed by Thea Sharrock. Other cast members include Debbie Kurup, Mark Letheren, Ray Shell, Nicolas Colicos, Mark McKerracher, Sean Chapman, David Page and Oliver Le Sueur. They are joined by Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe, Jayden Fowora Knight, Kwame Kandekore, Taylor Lockhart and Malakai Paul who will share the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron's young son. Ensemble members are Nigel Barber, Jordan Darrell, Yasmin Harrison, Shanay Holmes, Holly James, Robert Jezek, Melissa Keyes, Gil Kolirin, Janet Kumah, Nick Maude, Richard Murphy, Gloria Onitiri, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts and James Wooldridge. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Heather Headley Sings THE BODYGUARD's 'I Will Always Love You' at Royal Variety Performance!
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2012

Thea Sharrock's production of new musical The Bodyguard, opens this week (Wednesday 5 December 2012) at the Adelphi Theatre, London, and leading lady Heather Headley just performed at the 100th Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) singing the classic number from the West End show, I Will Always Love You. Check out the full song below! (more...)

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