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BWW Review: EVITA, Phoenix TheatreBWW Review: EVITA, Phoenix Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Aug 2, 2017

Last seen in the West End three years ago at the Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of Evita has opened at the Phoenix Theatre for a three-month limited run. Hot off the heels of its most recent UK tour, Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti have reprised their roles as Eva Peron and Che and are, without doubt, the strongest pair to have led the show for years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: EVITA Starring Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti Returns to the West EndPhoto Coverage: EVITA Starring Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti Returns to the West End
by Roy Tan - Aug 2, 2017

Bill Kenwright's hugely successful national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Evita makes a highly anticipated return to the West End. Playing a strictly limited 12 week season at London's Phoenix Theatre, the season marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron, set to be commemorated in Argentina this summer. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this AugustSISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next MonthSISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

Doc 'n Roll Film Festival Comes to Hull this WeekDoc 'n Roll Film Festival Comes to Hull this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Doc´n Roll Film Festival, the UK´s acclaimed music documentary festival, brings its rich and innovative programming to Hull this week, working with Hull Independent Cinema and supported by the BFI. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Cleveland (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - Apr 20, 2017

People, people who need musical revivals, are the luckiest people in the world. And no musical has been overdue a return as the classic Funny Girl. A show based on the life and career of quirky Broadway performer Fanny Brice. (more...)

Kate Del Castillo & Carlos Ponce to Host Telemundo's 2017 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDKate Del Castillo & Carlos Ponce to Host Telemundo's 2017 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Telemundo announced today that internationally acclaimed actress Kate del Castillo and renowned actor, singer, songwriter and TV Host Carlos Ponce will be the official hosts of the 2017 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD, which will broadcast Thursday, April 27 at 8pm/7c (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: SISTER ACT, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - Apr 7, 2017

Alexandra Burke leads a strong ensemble in director Craig Revel Horwood's re-imagining of the hit West End and Broadway musical, which features a tuneful score by Alan Menken. (more...)


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BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage AwardsNominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

Photo Flash: Georgia May Foote Stars as 'Holly Golightly' in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, Starting Tonight at SheffieldPhoto Flash: Georgia May Foote Stars as 'Holly Golightly' in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, Starting Tonight at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Breakfast At Tiffany's, the classic tale of Holly Golightly, written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production that visits the Lyceum Theatre, from tonight 18 - Saturday 22 October, starring Georgia May Foote in the role of Holly. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Foote in character! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia May Foote as 'Holly Golightly' in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S at SheffieldPhoto Flash: First Look at Georgia May Foote as 'Holly Golightly' in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Breakfast At Tiffany's, the classic tale of Holly Golightly, written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production that visits the Lyceum Theatre, from Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 October, starring Georgia May Foote in the role of Holly. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Foote in character! (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS!, Farcical Romp at Beck, But . . .BWW Review: RUTHLESS!, Farcical Romp at Beck, But . . .
by Roy Berko - Sep 20, 2016

Adorable eight-year-old girls are supposed to play with dolls, be obsessed with the color pink, and gossip about their friends on a smart phone. Right? Wrong, if you are Tina Denmark. She wants to be a theatrical star. Now! Not later, NOW! (foot stomp!) What will she do to get her dream? (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! at the Beck CentrePhoto Flash: RUTHLESS! at the Beck Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Beck Center for the Arts proudly opens its 2016-2017 theater season with the campy cult musical Ruthless! September 16 through October 16, 2016 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: PIPPI to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by September 15. This production contains strong language and content. (more...)

Pixie Lott's Last Few Performances in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Before UK TourPixie Lott's Last Few Performances in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Before UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

There are just over two weeks to go before the West End run of Breakfast at Tiffany's ends and Georgia May Foote replaces Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly to complete the last two months of the UK & Ireland Tour.  (more...)

Andi Alhadeff to Perform at AFTER HOURS: ORIGINS Cabaret 8/22Andi Alhadeff to Perform at AFTER HOURS: ORIGINS Cabaret 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Join ArtsWest as your favorite Seattle performers sing the songbooks of the artists who inspired them, from Carole King and Alanis Morrissette to Freddie Mercury and Stevie Wonder. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature four of Seattle's brightest stars: Kirsten DeLohr Helland, Frederick Hagreen, Jimmie Herrod, and Andi Alhadeff. These performers are at the forefront of musical theatre in Seattle-artistic talent behind smash-hits like Lizard Boy (Seattle Rep), Green Day's American Idiot (ArtsWest), and The Sound of Music (5th Avenue Theatre), just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Curve Theatre Leicester, 11 August 2016BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Curve Theatre Leicester, 11 August 2016
by Jenny Ell - Aug 12, 2016

Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act premiered onstage in the West End in 2009 starring Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier and Sheila Hancock as the Mother Superior. The lavish production opened at the London Palladium to critical acclaim and has enjoyed many revivals across the globe ever since. The last major UK production was in 2010, starring the now Tony award-winning Cynthia Erivo which took the same format as the original production. Craig Revel Horwood's new take on the musical, produced by Jamie Wilson, opened officially at the Curve in Leicester last night before it begins its UK tour. (more...)

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