by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

The Old Vic hosted its annual fundraiser last night at The Brewery in East London, to raise vital funds needed to secure the theatre for future generations. A not-for-profit registered charity, The Old Vic can only keep thriving with the help of individual supporters, corporate partners, trusts and foundations, and nights like this one. (more...)

His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Visits The Old Vic To Mark Its BirthdayHis Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Visits The Old Vic To Mark Its Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited The Old Vic to mark the theatre's bicentenary year. As Royal Patron for its milestone 200th birthday, His Royal Highness continues a long family connection with The Old Vic, the only not for profit, unsubsidised producing theatre with 1,000 seats in the heart of London. (more...)

GRAND HOTEL, PASSION & More Will Be Featured in Signature Theatre's 2018-19 Season!GRAND HOTEL, PASSION & More Will Be Featured in Signature Theatre's 2018-19 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2018/19 season. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns to Australia in 2019BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns to Australia in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents are delighted to announce that Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour. The hugely successful West End musical premiered in Australia in 2007 as the first international production outside of the UK, prior to its Broadway premiere. With the first Australian tour concluding in Melbourne in 2009, this new 10th Anniversary tour kicks off in 2019, ten years after the curtain came down in Australia. (more...)

Old Vic Chief Executive Sally Greene Denies Knowledge of Kevin Spacey AllegationsOld Vic Chief Executive Sally Greene Denies Knowledge of Kevin Spacey Allegations
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 14, 2017

Old Vic chief executive Sally Greene, who hired Kevin Spacey as the theatre's artistic director, has denied having any knowledge of his alleged sexual misconduct, according the The Guardian. Greene has spoken for the first time since the allegations against Spacey were made, making a statement saying she is 'sick to her stomach' to think that people may have been abused due to Spacey's involvement with the Old Vic. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Opens Next Week at Wheelock Family Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

BILLY ELLIOT runs January 27th - February 26th at Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool),Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats today, Friday, June 24. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

Curtain Call Publishes First Book 'A Year Backstage In London Theatre'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre is the first in a series of photography books by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab featuring an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage photography from London theatre productions in 2015/16. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, in addition to exclusive backstage photography, Curtain Call also includes a foreword by renowned actor David Suchet and extended interviews with Chief Executive of The Old Vic Sally Greene, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone, casting director Jessica Ronane and actress Kate Fleetwood. The book is now exclusively available to pre-order from www.curtaincallonline.com (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Launches First Ever UK and Ireland Tour at Theatre Royal Plymouth Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions present the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical. (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

Euan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Billy Elliot the Musical today (16 November 2015) welcomes Euan Garrett, 12 years old from East Lothian, Scotland, who will make his West End stage debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre as the forty-second boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical in London.  Also joining the cast today is Matthew Seadon-Young who will play Billy's older brother Tony. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: Bacharach Reimagined Announces Extension, Thru Feb. 14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED has today announced that it is extending its West End transfer at the Criterion Theatre until Valentine's Day 14 February 2016. The new booking period is now on sale. (more...)

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