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Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOYFRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOYFRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Set in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time.

BWW Review: THE BOY FRIEND, Menier Chocolate Factory Photo BWW Review: THE BOY FRIEND, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Dec 4, 2019

How ripping! A saucy French maid doing the Charleston with a handsome chap in tennis whites sets the scene for the most delightful escapism in town: Matthew White's gossamer-light revival of Sandy Wilson's 1953 love letter to the Roaring Twenties. It was once the third-longest-running stage musical, and boosted Julie Andrews' career on Broadway.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019

THE BOY FRIEND, Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies, returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Matthew White's revival runs at Menier Chocolate Factory until 7 March, 2020.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows Photo CYRANO DE BERGERAC Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 25, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a starry revival to musical comedies and an incendiary Pulitzer winner, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Menier Chocolate Factory presents their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting For Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson' Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting For Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson's THE BOY FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces initial casting for their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Casting Announced For THE BOY FRIEND At Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Casting Announced For THE BOY FRIEND At Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.

Photo Flash: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ruthie Henshall, and the Cast of CHICAGO Celebrate Ope Photo Photo Flash: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ruthie Henshall, and the Cast of CHICAGO Celebrate Opening Night
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2018

CHICAGO boasts an all-star cast including Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn, Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. The production recently made its triumphant return to the West End, check out photos from opening night below!

Full Casting Announced For the London Workshop of EMMA, A New Musical Based on the No Photo Full Casting Announced For the London Workshop of EMMA, A New Musical Based on the Novel by Jane Austen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Full casting is announced today for the London workshop of EMMA, A New Musical, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Thom Southerland.

Casting announced for PG Wodehouse comedy at Salisbury Playhouse Photo Casting announced for PG Wodehouse comedy at Salisbury Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Casting has been announced for Salisbury Playhouse's adaptation of PG Wodehouse's golfing stories, Love on the Links.

Photo Flash: First Look at LOCK AND KEY at VAULT Festival Photo Photo Flash: First Look at LOCK AND KEY at VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow & Smith starring Tiffany Graves (Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End) and Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Royal & Derngate, Mrs Henderson Presents) comes to VAULT Festival for a strictly limited run directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero, Songs for a New World)

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of New Musical LOCK AND KEY At VAULT Festival Photo Casting Announced For World Premiere Of New Musical LOCK AND KEY At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow & Smith starring Tiffany Graves (Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End) and Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Royal & Derngate, Mrs Henderson Presents) comes to VAULT Festival for a strictly limited run directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero, Songs for a New World).

Linzi Hateley, Tiffany Graves, Lucyelle Cliffe and Katy Secombe to Headline The Royal Photo Linzi Hateley, Tiffany Graves, Lucyelle Cliffe and Katy Secombe to Headline The Royal Surrey Choir Winter Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

For one-night-only, on SATURDAY 27TH January 2018 at 7pm, Emcee Jake Hellier and the Royal Surrey Choir return to the stage for their 2018 Winter Charity Concert, performing at the historic Holy Trinity Church (Guildford, GU1 3RR) to raise funds for The Fountain Centre, Surrey's leading charitable organisation providing advice, on-going support, community and complimentary therapies to the individuals and families of those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

March Deal: Save 55% On Tickets For THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, The Wild Party is the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre. Save up to 55% on tickets with our March deal - book tickets here from £20

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace.

Review Roundup: THE WILD PARTY at the Other Palace - Updated!
by Review Roundups - Feb 21, 2017

Set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920's excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness. In an attempt to salvage their toxic union, they decide to throw a party to end all parties.

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February.

West End Stars Pick Their 2015 Theatrical Highlights!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

We talk to some of our favourite theatre folk, including Kerry Ellis, Sabrina Aloueche and Tiffany Graves, about their favourite theatre experiences of 2015!

Photo Flash: West End's Best Tributes Stephen Sondheim in HEY OLD FRIENDS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

A star-studded West End cast of over 50 principals, a 40-piece orchestra led by Gareth Valentine and an ensemble of more than 50, including a chorus from ArtsEd Musical Theatre, celebrated the songs and shows of Stephen Sondheim in HEY, OLD FRIENDS! An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 25 October.

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