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The New Works Virtual Festival Begins Tonight Photo The New Works Virtual Festival Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2020

The first-ever New Works Virtual Festival kicks off tonight! Every evening from December 5th - 25th of 2020 at 8PM EST/5PM PT, the New Works Virtual Festival will stream video readings of 20 new scripts of non-musical pieces (19 plays, 1 teleplay) as well as an 21st (a 'Christmas Special') featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

New Works Virtual Festival Announces Final Plays And New Dates Photo New Works Virtual Festival Announces Final Plays And New Dates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020

The New Works Virtual Festival will stream 20 new non-musical scripts every day from December 4th - 24th of 2020 (19 plays, 1 teleplay) featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members. A 21st piece will be selected from holiday-themed submissions to be streamed on December 25th.

New Works Virtual Festival Announces New Plays And Dates Photo New Works Virtual Festival Announces New Plays And Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2020

The first ever New Works Virtual Festival will stream video readings of 20 new non-musical scripts (19 plays, 1 teleplay) featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

Santino Fontana, Eva Noblezada and More Announced for New Works Virtual Festival Photo Santino Fontana, Eva Noblezada and More Announced for New Works Virtual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020

Filming via Zoom has begun for New Works Virtual Festival. From Sunday October 25th to Saturday the 31st, the NWVF will stream video readings of 20 new scripts of non-musical pieces (19 plays, 1 teleplay) featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members. 4 new play scripts have been announced by the team.

Five Titles Announced For The Actors' Fund's New Works Virtual Festival Photo Five Titles Announced For The Actors' Fund's New Works Virtual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020

From Sunday October 25th to Saturday the 31st, the New Works Virtual Festival will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

Marc Kudisch and More Will Lead SOMETHING'S COMING, New Play on the Making of WEST SI Photo Marc Kudisch and More Will Lead SOMETHING'S COMING, New Play on the Making of WEST SIDE STORY, Kicking Off The New Works Virtual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

The New Works Virtual Festival, now scheduled to take place from Sunday October 25th to Saturday the 31st, will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

RIVERSIDE READS Begins September 1 Photo RIVERSIDE READS Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2020

A season of new plays and musicals are to get their world première as part of 'Riverside Reads', a series of read-through events at the famed Riverside Studios in London on the first Tuesday of every month that will also be streamed live online to a global audience.

Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn, Seth Rudetsky, Carmen Cusack and More to be Featured in THE Photo Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn, Seth Rudetsky, Carmen Cusack and More to be Featured in THE NEW WORKS VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020

From Sunday October 18th to Saturday the 24th, the first-ever New Works Virtual Festival (NWVF) will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members. All proceeds will be donated to the Actors Fund.

Riverside Studios Announces 'Riverside Reads' Photo Riverside Studios Announces 'Riverside Reads'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020

A season of new plays and musicals are to get their world première as part of 'Riverside Reads', a series of read-through events at Riverside Studios on the first Tuesday of every month that will also be streamed live online to a global audience.

VIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch Photo VIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2020

Danielle Tarento has brought together more than 150 Black and Black mixed race actors from the UK and the US, along with a 38-piece orchestra, to record a??Make Them Hear You,a?? from the Broadway musical Ragtime.

Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage Photo Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men's league. Against all odds, Stone blazed a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules.

Dawn Ursula, Rodney Earl Jackson and More Will Star in West Coast Premiere of TONI ST Photo Dawn Ursula, Rodney Earl Jackson and More Will Star in West Coast Premiere of TONI STONE at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for Lydia R. Diamond's new play, Toni Stone.

BWW Interview: Hugh Wooldridge Talks THE BEST OF... ROCK MUSICALS Photo BWW Interview: Hugh Wooldridge Talks THE BEST OF... ROCK MUSICALS
by Rona Kelly - May 2, 2019

Next week, London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will play host to The Best of...Rock Musicals. Director Hugh Wooldridge shares what audiences can expect from the two concerts, bringing together stars from the West End and beyond.

Photo Flash: Ray Shell Celebrates STARLIGHT EXPRESS At Spoonfed NYC Photo Photo Flash: Ray Shell Celebrates STARLIGHT EXPRESS At Spoonfed NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express with a live Q&A and performance at Spoonfed New York Country. Ray originated the lead role of 'Rusty' in the show's West End production.

Judy Kuhn, Rob Houchen, and More Join THE BEST OF...ROCK MUSICALS - Full Cast Announc Photo Judy Kuhn, Rob Houchen, and More Join THE BEST OF...ROCK MUSICALS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

On Sunday 12 May 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It will be the 20th Anniversary production from the same team who for the last 19 years have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere.

Ray Shell Celebrates 35th Anniversary of STARLIGHT EXPRESS with exclusive Q&A Live at Photo Ray Shell Celebrates 35th Anniversary of STARLIGHT EXPRESS with exclusive Q&A Live at Spoonfed New York Country
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell celebrates the 35th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express with a special live Q&A at Spoonfed New York Country on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Ray premiered the role of 'Rusty the Steam Engine' in the show's original West End production. Directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography by Arlene Phillips, Starlight Express opened March 27, 1984 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London and ran for 7,406 performances. Spoonfed New York Country is owned by Chef Randy Witherspoon, caterer for Hamilton, Wicked, Kinky Boots, among other shows.

Canterbury Welcomes A New Musical Version Of A Much-Loved 80s Film This Summer Photo Canterbury Welcomes A New Musical Version Of A Much-Loved 80s Film This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

CANTERBURY welcomes a new musical version of a much-loved 80s film this summer.

Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Photo Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'.

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Images have been released offering a first look at the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman, which plays at Manchester's Opera House from Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August as part of its UK and Ireland tour.

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: THE MUSI Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Ahead of its opening night at Curve, Leicester on Thursday 19 April, please find a first look at production images of the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: THE MUSICAL. Check out the photos below!

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