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Bio:
THEATRE INCLUDES: The Wiz (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ragtime (Piccadilly); Smokey Joe’s Café (Landor); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); Once on the Island (Hackney Empire); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Liverpool Playhouse); The Sunshine Boys, Blues in the Night (West Yorkshire ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
THEATRE INCLUDES: The Wiz (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ragtime (Piccadilly); Smokey Joe’s Café (Landor); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); Once on the Island (Hackney Empire); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Liverpool Playhouse); The Sunshine Boys, Blues in the Night (West Yorkshire ... (read complete bio)
London Song Festival Presents GHOST LIGHTS: IVOR NOVELLO & HIS LEADING LADIES Photo London Song Festival Presents GHOST LIGHTS: IVOR NOVELLO & HIS LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020

Ghost Lights is set on the empty stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on the 5th September 1939 when all theatres were closed due to the outbreak of WW2. Novello meets Mary Ellis, Dorothy Dickson and Elisabeth Welch to reminisce about their work and also their concerns for theatre and its survival.

Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Norm Lewis And More Join TURN UP Fundraising Event  Photo Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Norm Lewis And More Join TURN UP Fundraising Event For Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

Theatrical superstars Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Clive Rowe, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Johnnie Fiore, Brenda Edwards, Zaris-Angel Hator, Rachel Adedeji, Aisha Jawando, Norm Lewis, Brittney Johnson, Brandi Chavonne Massey, and Joe Aaron Reid and more join the lineup for Turn Up, a live stream event supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

HELLO HARRY! Online Concert Will Honour Harry Gabriel, Featuring Judi Dench, Chita Ri Photo HELLO HARRY! Online Concert Will Honour Harry Gabriel, Featuring Judi Dench, Chita Rivera, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

An only concert Hello Harry! - A Celebration of 40 Years at Stage Door, will be held in honor of Harry Gabriel, hosted by Giles Terera and the Shaftesbury Theatre, and featuring Dame Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Chita Rivera, Beverley Knight, Eddie Izzard, Clive Rowe, Sharon D Clarke and more.

VIDEO: &JULIET Cast Members Perform and Answer Questions as Part of Virtual WEST END  Photo VIDEO: &JULIET Cast Members Perform and Answer Questions as Part of Virtual WEST END LIVE
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2020

Kicking off the 6-part Virtual West End LIVE series is & Juliet!

West End Stars Celebrate New Writing In Online Concert For Stiles + Drewe's Best New  Photo West End Stars Celebrate New Writing In Online Concert For Stiles + Drewe's Best New Song Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

The winner of the 2020 annual Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize will be announced during a 'virtual concert' and online ceremony on Sunday 5 July.

Performers and Community Leaders Will TURN UP! For An Online Charity Event Raising Aw Photo Performers and Community Leaders Will TURN UP! For An Online Charity Event Raising Awareness For The Black Lives Matter Movement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

Black voices from across the West End, Broadway, activism, community leadership and beyond will unite to raise funds and awareness for four charities a?" The Bail Project, The Okra Project, The Black Curriculum and UK Black Pride a?" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

VIDEO: The Cast of & JULIET Performs 'I Want It That Way' Photo VIDEO: The Cast of & JULIET Performs 'I Want It That Way'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

The cast of &Juliet gathered virtually for a performance of I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys!

VIDEO: Watch Cast Members From & JULIET Get Quizzed on Their Noughties Knowledge Photo VIDEO: Watch Cast Members From & JULIET Get Quizzed on Their Noughties Knowledge
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020

Watch Melanie La Barrie, David Bedella and Tim Mahendran from & Juliet get quizzed on their knowledge of the 2000s!

Award Presenters Announced For 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Photo Award Presenters Announced For 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

Ahead of the 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards this Sunday, 1 March, at the Prince of Wales Theatre - hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, and for the first time this year broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Paddy O'Connell a?' WhatsOnStage announce the presenters of the individual awards: Aimie Atkinson, Amy Booth-Steel, Amy Hart, Max Harwood, Tyrone Huntley, John Kani, Oti Mabusi, Danny Mac, Daniel Monks, Vinegar Strokes, Liam Tamne, Giles Terera, Faye Tozer and Susan Wokoma. In addition, Maureen Beattie will present the Equity Award for Services to Theatre; and Elaine Paige will present the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical.

Full Company Announced For THE SECRET GARDEN Concert Photo Full Company Announced For THE SECRET GARDEN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Lambert Jackson Productions today announce the full company for concert performances of The Secret Garden. Joining the previously announced Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo, and Jac Yarrow are Sarah Bakker (Rose), Bianca Baykara (Alice), Adam J Bernard (Ben Weatherstaff), Lucy Drever (Narrator), Louise Ellard-Turnbull (Mrs Winthrop), Ben Forster (Neville Craven), Sejal Keshwala (Ayah), Melanie La Barrie (Mrs Medlock), Johndeep More (Fakir), Michael Riseley (Captain Albert Lennox), Celinde Schoenmaker (Lily), and sharing the roles of Colin Craven are Finley Glasgow and Isaac Lancel Watkinson, and of Mary are Aoife Hughes and Darcy Jacobs, with Trinity Laban Musical Theatre forming the ensemble. The production runs at The London Palladium on 4 April, 3pm and 7.30pm.

Presenters And Performances Announced For 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Photo Presenters And Performances Announced For 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

The 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards take place on 1 March at the Prince of Wales Theatre, hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, and for the first time this year will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Ken Bruce. Additional award presenters will be announce shortly.

& JULIET Announces Special 'Sing-A-Long' Performance Photo & JULIET Announces Special 'Sing-A-Long' Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

The producers of & Juliet have announced that there will be a special sing-a-long performance of the acclaimed show at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Tuesday 12 May.

& JULIET Will Be Extended Through October 3rd Photo & JULIET Will Be Extended Through October 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

It has been announced that & Juliet, currently playing at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, has been extended through October 3rd. 

Photo Flash: Inside the Nominee Celebration For the 2020 WhatsOnStage Awards Photo Photo Flash: Inside the Nominee Celebration For the 2020 WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

The nominees for the 2020 WhatsOnStage Awards recently met up at a nominee celebration at H Club.

Nominations Announced For 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards - &JULIET, EVITA, PRESENT L Photo Nominations Announced For 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards - &JULIET, EVITA, PRESENT LAUGHTER, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Tyrone Huntley today announced the nominations for the 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards via WhatsOnStage's social channels, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (until 27 January), with winners announced at the annual Awards Concert held on 1 March 2020 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

& JULIET Original London Cast Recording Released in Full Today with Brand New Jessie  Photo & JULIET Original London Cast Recording Released in Full Today with Brand New Jessie J Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Atlantic Records has released '& Juliet (Original London Cast Recording),' the official companion to the new West End musical featuring the music of legendary pop songwriter Max Martin. The 30-track collection arrives today, including a stunning performance of brand new pop anthem 'One More Try' by multiplatinum BRIT Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated songstress Jessie J.

Review Roundup: Did London Critics Fall In Love With & JULIET? Photo Review Roundup: Did London Critics Fall In Love With & JULIET?
by Review Roundups - Nov 21, 2019

New musical & Juliet officially opened at London's Shaftesbury Theatre last night. Let's see what the critics had to say!

BWW Review: & JULIET, Shaftesbury Theatre Photo BWW Review: & JULIET, Shaftesbury Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 20, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of seeing Juliet wrest control of her destiny from William Shakespeare, aided by a liberated Anne Hathaway, all while belting out stone-cold Nineties and Noughties pop bangers? Well, you're in luck! This jukebox musical take on the Bard is pure sugar rush a?' and with enough groan-worthy puns and panto pleasure to make it a raucously fun Christmas outing.

First Listen: & JULIET Releases Britney Spears' 'Not A Girl. Not Yet A Woman' Photo First Listen: & JULIET Releases Britney Spears' 'Not A Girl. Not Yet A Woman'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

A new track has dropped from the new West End Max Martin Musical, & Juliet, Britney Spears' 'Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman'!

First Listen: & JULIET Puts A New Spin On Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone' Photo First Listen: & JULIET Puts A New Spin On Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Atlantic Records has released a fourth track from '& Juliet (Original London Cast Recording),' the official companion to the new West End musical featuring the music of legendary pop songwriter Max Martin. Arriving today is an anthemic take on 'Since U Been Gone,' performed by Miriam-Teak Lee and the Original London Cast of & Juliet - streaming now HERE.

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