Karen Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

To celebrate the 121st birthday of lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, Richard Skipper has assembled a brunch time cabaret tribute to the legendary lyricist, to be staged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on April 8, with cabaret stars Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a special appearance by Anita Gilette. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, begins tonight, May 22, 2013. Opening night is set for June 25. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, has been postponed. The first two previews - scheduled for May 17 and 18, respectively - have been cancelled and performances will now begin May 22 instead of May 23. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Moves First Preview to May 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will begin previews on May 17 instead of May 18 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Opening night is still set for June 25. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing Process
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2013

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Click below to watch the show's creative team talk about the writing process! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production! (more...)

Nigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced further casting for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)

Syfy's GHOST HUNTERS Season 8 Premieres Tonight, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

A new era begins when Ghost Hunters, Syfy's longest-running unscripted series, continues its eighth season with 14 all-new episodes beginning tonight, September 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Syfy's Hit Series GHOST HUNTERS to Return 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

A new era begins when GHOST HUNTERS, Syfy's longest-running unscripted series, continues its eighth season with 14 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

First-Ever Live FACE OFF to Headline Syfy's '31 Days of Halloween'
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

Syfy's 2012 fall programming will feature the first ever live FACE OFF episode (anchoring the annual month-long 31 Days of Halloween scare-a-thon); the premieres of unscripted shows Hot Set and Viral Video Showdown; a special extended episode of Paranormal Witness; returns of the hit series Ghost Hunters, Total Blackout, Scare Tactics and Haven; and the premiere of the Syfy Original Saturday Movie Lake Placid. (more...)

Syfy's Hit Series GHOST HUNTERS to Return 9/5
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

A new era begins when GHOST HUNTERS, Syfy's longest-running unscripted series, continues its eighth season with 14 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Syfy's GHOST HUNTERS Season 8 Premieres 9/5
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

A new era begins when Ghost Hunters, Syfy's longest-running unscripted series, continues its eighth season with 14 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Andrea Meislin Gallery Announces SPECIAL EFFECTS Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

Andrea Meislin Gallery today announced Special Effects, Ofri Cnaani's third solo exhibition at the gallery, featuring a new series of cyanotypes, prints and a media installation, titled Magic on Hold, which explores how trickery is generated. (more...)

SISTER ACT: The Musical Extends At London Palladium Through 12/18/2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

WhatsOnStage reports that the musical version of screen comedy SISTER ACT has extended its schedule by ten months. (more...)

SISTER ACT: The Musical To Release Cast Recording 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

London's SISTER ACT: The Musical will release its original cast recording in the UK on July 27, according to Dress Circle. (more...)

SISTER ACT: The Musical To Release Cast Recording 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2009

London's SISTER ACT: The Musical will release its original cast recording in the UK on July 27, according to Dress Circle. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Beyonce Seeks To Star In 'SISTER ACT: The Musical' Big Screen Transfer
by Rialto Chatter - Jul 3, 2009

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that pop music superstar and film actress Beyonce Knowles wants to star in a movie version of the current West End stage hit, Sister Act: The Musical. (more...)

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