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GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Breaks Lyric Theatre Box Office Record Photo GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Breaks Lyric Theatre Box Office Record
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical has broken the box office record at the Lyric Theatre for the highest grossing week last week.

GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Extends Booking Period Through 18th Septembe Photo GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Extends Booking Period Through 18th September 2022
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

The West End production of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, which opened last week at the Lyric Theatre, has extended its booking period until 18th September 2022. Hailed as a major cultural event the landmark production about Bob Marley's life began performances at the Lyric at the start of the month.

Review Roundup: GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Opens at Lyric Theatre Photo Review Roundup: GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Opens at Lyric Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2021

With unlimited access to Marley's magical, revolutionary songs and a book by award-winning Lee Hall, acclaimed director Clint Dyer channels the creative quest and spiritual power of a universally embraced icon. The production brings a dynamic company of performers, led by Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley, that fuse with the finest reggae musicians to bring this exhilarating story of struggle, freedom and transformation from Trenchtown to the West End.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical officially opens on the West End  at the Lyric Theatre tomorrow, 20 October. Check out all new photos of the cast in action here!

Lung Ha Theatre Company and Plutot La Vie Present The World Premiere Of AN UNEXPECTED Photo Lung Ha Theatre Company and Plutot La Vie Present The World Premiere Of AN UNEXPECTED HICCUP
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Edinburgh-based Lung Ha Theatre Company and touring theatre company Plut√īt La Vie have announced their collaboration on An Unexpected Hiccup, a new play directed by Ian Cameron and Maria Oller and written by Michael Duke, based on a story by Ian Cameron and developed by the acting ensemble.

Photos/Video: Rehearsals Begin For GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Photo Photos/Video: Rehearsals Begin For GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021

Check out the all new photos and footage from rehearsals for this world premiere musical, and learn more about how to attend!

Full Cast Announced For GET UP, STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical Photo Full Cast Announced For GET UP, STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021

This new production celebrates the immense life and timely message of Jamaican soul rebel Bob Marley - from a life of poverty to visionary international superstar. Crucial fellow soul rebels in the cast include the sensational Rita Marley and the I Three and his inspiring brothers in arms, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Lee 'Scratch Perry'.

Tracing Movement Launches Short Film REBOUND Photo Tracing Movement Launches Short Film REBOUND
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020

Tracing Movement today announces Rebound; a filmed dance piece performed onstage at Theatre Royal Stratford East, directed and choreographed by Stuart Winter.

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 1,000 Performances in London Photo Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 1,000 Performances in London
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2019

Last night (6 March 2019), Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning show School of Rock - The Musical celebrated its 1000th performance in the West End at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The cast were joined in the celebrations by Julian Fellowes, who wrote the book for the show, director Laurence Connor and the show's choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter, as well as VIP guests.

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre Photo WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2019

Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange Artistic Director, creates a brand-new version of Broadway's biggest musical WEST SIDE STORY for the Royal Exchange Theatre's unique in-the-round stage. Celebrated for her reinterpretations of American classics, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and her award-winning production OUR TOWN, she brings a new focus to the gang culture of the iconic Sharks and Jets with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration by Jason Carr. The production runs in the Theatre from 6 April - 25 May.

Nexas Quartet Comes to The Independent North Sydney Photo Nexas Quartet Comes to The Independent North Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2019

The internationally renowned saxophone quartet presents an exciting, spicy taste of the world of Argentinean Tango in a unique and inspiring performance of classic and new works. The much-awaited return concert from the colourful and hugely popular all-saxophone foursome will feature pieces by composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Gerardo Rodriguez and Fernando Lerman.

Stellar Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at The Cockpit Photo Stellar Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at The Cockpit
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2018

This May, All Star Productions - Winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 - join forces with Trilby Productions to bring their fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to The Cockpit. Performed in the round, this darkly comic production has been given a 21st century twist with an ensemble of seventeen larger-than-life characters drawn from modern day Britain.

Nexas Sax Quartet With Harpist Emily Granger Present AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Photo Nexas Sax Quartet With Harpist Emily Granger Present AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2018

The Nexas Quartet and Emily Granger (Harp) evoke a journey back in time to the bustling streets of the French capital in "An American in Paris" - the latest tasty concert in the Independent Theatre's popular Prelude in Tea series - which always includes afternoon tea with refreshments and a mouth-watering array of cakes and fruits! This unique collaboration will provide fascinating new renditions of works by Gershwin, Brubeck, Ravel and Franck.

Photo Flash: First Look at OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS, Opening Tonight at King's Head Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS, Opening Tonight at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

In OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS, seven leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of our lives over seven decades. Opening tonight 31 August at King's Head Theatre, the production runs through 23 September 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Final Casting Announced for the World Premiere of OUTAWS TO IN-LAWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Outlaws to In-Laws, seven one-act plays by leading gay writers dedicated to the struggles and joys of gay men connecting with each other over the last seven decades.

Photo Flash: A Look Back at BEAUTIFUL, Now Playing Final Four Weeks in London
by Julie Musbach - Jul 5, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in September
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017. 

Liisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Sunday 11th June, West End Live Lounge returns with 'Icons and Legends'- an evening celebrating work from some of the the most Iconic and influential names in the world of music.

Nexas Quartet with Peter Coleman-Wright Come to Independent Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The last-Sunday-of-the-month chamber music series at the spectacular - and acoustically perfect - venue has been a runaway success, offering a scrumptious afternoon tea from 2:30 as a prelude to a 3:30 concert from some of Australia's most exciting musicians. Music, food and drink… an irresistible triple treat!

Photo Flash: Carole King Surprises West End Production of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Last night (6 March 2017) in front of a sell-out performance, Carole King surprised the cast and audience when she made her second visit to see the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. 

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