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Place of Birth: Newport, Isle of Wight Theatre:The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (International Tour); Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (Harrogate); Les Misérables (Palace); Lady in the Dark, Crows (both National Theatre); Oliver! (London Palladium); ... (read more)
 

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Place of Birth: Newport, Isle of Wight Theatre:The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (International Tour); Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (Harrogate); Les Misérables (Palace); Lady in the Dark, Crows (both National Theatre); Oliver! (London Palladium); ... (read more)
Photos: Get Ready to Hear the People Sing in LES MISERABLES - THE STAGED CONCERT Photos: Get Ready to Hear the People Sing in LES MISERABLES - THE STAGED CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Cameron Mackintosh presents Les Misérables - The Staged Concert with a company of over 65 running until 30 November 2019 at the intimate Gielgud Theatre, next door to the home of Les Misérables at the recently re-named Sondheim Theatre. (more...)

Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES Staged Concert Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES Staged Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

As rehearsals begin for Les Miserables -The Staged Concert, Cameron Mackintosh introduces Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas who complete the principal casting as Eponine and Cosette respectively. They join the previously announced Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thenardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thenardier and, for three performances a week, John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Last Chance to Catch STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle stars with the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical through until the end of the celebrated run at the Piccadilly Theatre, on Saturday 27 October. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM Will Dance Out of the West End October 27 STRICTLY BALLROOM Will Dance Out of the West End October 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Strictly Ballroom The Musical is based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and was transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, opening April 24 at London's Piccadilly Theatre. The dance tale will end its run on October 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Cardle Joins STRICTLY BALLROOM Tonight Photo Flash: Matt Cardle Joins STRICTLY BALLROOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

New images have been released as best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle officially joins the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand at the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

Matt Cardle To Join Cast Of STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical Matt Cardle To Join Cast Of STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle is to join the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt will play the role of band leader Wally Strand, from Tuesday 31st July at the Piccadilly Theatre. He takes over the role from Will Young. (more...)

BWW Review: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, Piccadilly Theatre BWW Review: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, Piccadilly Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 24, 2018

Love is in the air, and revolution too. Baz Luhrmann's beloved 1992 film (originally a student play, now back on stage as a musical) is even more adamantly anti-establishment in this latest incarnation, opening out a delicious satire of 1980s Australian competitive ballroom into a more universal story of the fight for fearless self-expression. In short: 'Love, freedom and sequins'. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical Further Casting Announced For STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Anna Francolini and Gerard Horan will join previously announced Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young in the company for Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's classic film that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom The Musical will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 29th March 2018 (Press Night Tuesday 24th April). (more...)

Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen to Lead Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen to Lead Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018. (more...)

North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Begins 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

David Mirvish and Global Creatures in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to present the North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL in Toronto.   Based on the beloved 1992 film that inspired the world to dance and that took the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, STRICTLY BALLROOM begins performances Wednesday April 26 and plays through Sunday June 25 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.  Media night is Wednesday May 3 at 8PM. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL - Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere onWednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (PressNight: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jon Robyns, Amy Griffiths and More in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

West End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath presents the first production in its autumn 2015 season, Eugene Marin Labiche's MONSIEUR POPULAR, directed by Jeremy Sams. (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse Sets Full CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016.  (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Announces Full Cast, Including Jon Robyns
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016.  (more...)

West End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce the cast for the first production in its autumn 2015 season, Eugene Marin Labiche's MONSIEUR POPULAR, directed by Jeremy Sams. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

tage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, are delighted to announce full casting for the Sheffield Theatres production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy ANYTHING GOES at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup & More in 2015 ANYTHING GOES UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The critically acclaimed production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, sets sail on a UK and Ireland tour in 2015; opening on Thursday 29 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The production is playing at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre until 17 January 2015. Full tour dates: www.anythinggoestour.com/tour-dates (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES, Crucible, Sheffield, 8 Dec 2014
by Ruth Deller - Dec 14, 2014

Sheffield Theatres celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Cole Porter musical with a production that definitely gives a kick. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD's Debbie Kurup to Star in ANYTHING GOES at Sheffield This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE BODYGUARD's Debbie Kurup will star as 'Reno Sweeney' in ANYTHING GOES at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this holiday season, running November 28, 2014, through January 17, 2015, before kicking off the show's UK and Ireland tour for the rest of 2015. Also in the cast at the Crucible are Matt Rawle, Zoe Rainey, Stephen Matthews, Simon Rouse and Hugh Sachs. (more...)

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