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All-Star Cast to Perform NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS at Lyric Theatre Gala 28/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC joins the star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS giving the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals, in this one off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm produced by musical theatre production company The Stable. 

Lonesome River Band, Nightflyer and The Repeating Arms to Play VTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association continues the UNIVERSAL 1 CREDIT UNION VIC150 MUSIC SERIES with LONESOME RIVER BAND, led by five-time International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year, Sammy Shelor and two Ohio favorites, NIGHTFLYER and THE REPEATING ARMS.

59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Historic Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 18 after a weekend of debut artists, returning masters and new favorites. Over 36,600 fans came through the gates of the Monterey County Fairgrounds during the weekend of September 16-18. The weekend featured a festival record-breaking 115 performances of diverse styles of music from around the globe, from tributes and piano trios; big bands to modern jazz, Cuban, blues and fusion groups, mixed with historic conversations, films, and exhibits.

MEL GIEDROYC and CAROLINE QUENTIN Join the Cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC and comedy actress favourite CAROLINE QUENTIN join the already star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS giving the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals, in this one off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm produced by musical theatre production company The Stable.

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017.

Stars Line Up to Sing NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS in One-Off Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The star cast of New Songs 4 New Shows includes: Douglas Hodge (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones), Haydn Gwynne (Threepenny Opera), jazz supremo Ian Shaw, Alex Gaumond (We Will Rock You), sublime tenor Hal Cazalet and singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbret (The A-Z Of Mrs. P).

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham.  Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre.   

Cast Announced For The Regional Premiere Of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham. Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre. This is the largest ever cast to appear on the theatre's stage and is led by Daniella Bowen as the busy mum, loving wife and hard-working Ford factory employee, Rita O'Grady.

Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Highlights of the tour include a five-night run at Birdland in New York City, with appearances at major performing arts centers and colleges in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia.

Michael Ball, Katie Brayben, John Dagleish and More to Perform in 'The Oliviers In Concert' With BBC Orchestra, Jan. 25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Previous Olivier Award winners Michael Ball, Katie Brayben, John Dagleish, Elaine Paige and Clive Rowe are the latest performers to join the star-studded cast in The Oliviers In Concert, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

BWW Reviews: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE, Birmingham Rep Theatre, December 1 2015
by Jenny Ell - Dec 2, 2015

C.S.Lewis' timeless story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a perfect fit for the festive season. It has had several stage reincarnations over the years and the fact that it has been revisited again at the Birmingham Rep is a testament to its appeal. The theatre last staged the show in 2009 as a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse whom presented the original production in both 2004 and 2007 to critical acclaim. This year it is solely produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and directed by Tessa Walker, who returns after directing A Christmas Carol at the theatre in 2013.

Jazz Journalists Association Chooses 24 Jazz Heroes For Jazz Appreciation Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Two dozen 'Jazz Heroes' -- activists of positive influence on their musical communities -- have been announced today by the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit organization of media professionals, in collaborations with grassroots organizations and supporters in 22 U.S. cities, launching JazzApril, the annual campaign celebrating local music people and scenes during Jazz Appreciation Month, culminating in International Jazz Day.

Monterey Jazz Festival Wins Best Festival in 2014 JazzTimes Readers Poll
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that it was voted as the #1 Festival in the 2014 JazzTimes Readers Poll in the “Best of the Jazz Industry” category for the second year in a row, and the fifth time since 2006. The 57th Monterey Jazz Festival took top honors over the Newport, New Orleans, and Montreal jazz festivals respectively.

Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Curve today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical. The cast includes Rosemary Ashe (Grandma), Cameron Blakely (Mr Lucas), Amy Booth-Steel (Miss Elf/Doreen Slater/Mrs Lucas), Neil Ditt (George Mole),Kirsty Hoiles (Pauline Mole) and Neil Salvage (Bert Baxter).

A New London Theatre Launches with Sondheim Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

London's fringe theatre scene is set to get bigger with the launch of the 100-seat Twickenham Theatre in West London.London's fringe theatre scene is set to get bigger with the launch of the 100-seat Twickenham Theatre in West London.

Barry Manilow's COPACABANA Kicks Off New UK Tour Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 2, 2014

The full-fledged, full-scale stage musical adaptation of Barry Manilow's classic COPACABANA kicks off a UK tour today.

New London Theatre Launches with Sondheim Musical SWEENEY TODD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

London's fringe theatre scene is set to get bigger with the launch of the 100-seat Twickenham Theatre in West London.London's fringe theatre scene is set to get bigger with the launch of the 100-seat Twickenham Theatre in West London.

First Peek! Bedella, Ingram And The Cast Of Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here's the first picture of Olivier Award winner David Bedella as razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Barry Manilow's COPACABANA Announces New UK Tour, Kicks Off 10/2
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 17, 2014

The full-fledged, full-scale stage musical adaptation of Barry Manilow's classic COPACABANA is set for a new UK tour kicking off later this Fall according to a new announcement.

David Bedella & Sarah Ingram to Lead Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD; Performances Begin 10 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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