Opinion: The Shutdown Might Spark A Theatre On Demand Revolution
by Tim Wright - Apr 23, 2020
The industry has long grappled with a simple question: how do you get non-habitual theatregoers into the theatre? COVID-19 may be a serious threat to the arts, but it's going to accelerate a long overdue change. So, enter stage left, theatre at home.
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Jan 17, 2020
If you speak to someone who says they don't like musicals, chances are, when you mention The Book of Mormon you'll be greeted with more enthusiasm than scepticism.
So what is it about this show that manages to transcend the traditional musical theatre perceptions? The subject matter? Hearing the c-word sung to high heaven? The sight of a goose-stepping Hitler with devil horns in a dream sequence?
BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Dec 11, 2019
When on song, panto can be monumentally brilliant. An unpretentious form of theatre that can delight old and young alike. It's a shame then that this latest effort from panto behemoth Qdos is so tone deaf it makes your toes curl.
End of the 2010s: BroadwayWorld's Best Shows of the Decade!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019
As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we'd look back at all the incredible theatre of the past decade. What's been your highlight? Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of theirs!
BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Théâtre Marigny, Paris
by Tim Wright - Nov 20, 2019
The feeling you don't conform to the mould that society expects, is a feeling familiar to most of us in our lives at some point or another. Perhaps that is what makes Funny Girl endure and continue to pack out theatres.
BWW Review: THE LION KING, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Sep 13, 2019
Occasionally, when musicals head out on tour, the grandeur and the spectacle that exists to thrill audiences in London seems to get lost somewhere around the M25. Thankfully, that's not the case with Disney's The Lion King.
BWW TV: Look Back at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY To Celebrate World Photo Day!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2019
We're taking a look at the world inside a frame to celebrate World Photo Day with a look back at the Tony-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, which focused on Francesca Johnson's relationship with a National Geographic photographer when he arrives in Iowa. Get a peek inside the show's Broadway rehearsals as stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale perform the show's song 'One Second and a Million Miles' with the video below!
KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Rockdale This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Tickets are now on sale to Rockdale Musical Society's production of KINKY BOOTS . This huge-hearted, high-heeled hit will be playing at Rockdale Town Hall from 6 September 2019 for 8 performances only and rounds out their incredibly successful 80th year celebrations.
BWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, Passenger Shed
by Tim Wright - Jul 26, 2019
At first glance, Enid Blyton's Malory Towers seems an odd choice for the second outing of Emma Rice's Wise Children theatre company. A genteel tale of a privileged girl's boarding school in Cornwall with mild peril and even milder themes doesn't seem like classic Rice.
Wake Up With BWW 7/8: INTO THE WOODS at Town Hall, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Tonight, Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Betsy Wolfe, and many more Broadway stars take the stage in Into The Woods at Town Hall!
BWW Review: DAVID O'DOHERTY, TIM KEY, SARA BARRON, PHIL WANG AND JOHN ROBINS, Bristol Comedy Garden
by Tim Wright - Jul 7, 2019
Bristol Comedy Garden has truly blossomed. Its little shoots have grown and grown to the point that the garden is now hosting almost an embarrassment of riches. Each line up feels carefully curated, giving newer or lesser known comics a spot alongside household names. The packed tent makes it clear audiences have taken the event to their hearts.
BWW Review: DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS), Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - Jul 5, 2019
'Bring it down, bring it all down' is the anarchic cry from Macheath in Kneehigh's take on The Beggar's Opera. John Gray's original is given the full Kneehigh treatment- the original is not a constraint but a jumping off point. Perhaps the slide in the middle of Michael Vale's set is the physical manifestation of Kneehigh's ever playful nature.
BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - Jun 26, 2019
It's 1964 and Cassius Clay has just beaten the odds to become Heavyweight Champion of the World. But, instead of celebrating on the town, he's in a hotel room star NFL running back Jim Brown, soul icon Sam Cooke and Muslim minister and activist Malcolm X.
Circle X Theatre Co. Announces Change Of Artistic Leadership & Upcoming New Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Circle X Theatre Co. is pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2019 Jen Kays has assumed the role of Artistic Director. Kays has previously served as the Literary Director since 2006 and the Associate Artistic Director since 2014.
No Laughing Matter: The Challenges of Reviewing Comedy
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Reviewing a comic show can be a strange experience - if you're not laughing and everyone else is, how should you judge it? And does the very act of critiquing limit your potential enjoyment? BroadwayWorld reviewers share their thoughts!
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - May 10, 2019
Children are just revolting aren't they? They're snivelling maggots that need discipline, discipline and more discipline. Agatha Trunchbull's teaching mantra may not fill most with hope but in the context of Matilda the Musical it brings sheer delight. This is a musical that will have maggots of all ages squirming with joy.
THE JUNGLE At San Francisco's Curran To Close On May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
After captivating audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area, THE JUNGLE must close on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy, the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE at San Francisco's Curran (445 Geary Street) "surpasses the hype" (48 Hills) and has been hailed as "one of the most visceral and haunting plays in recent memory" (The Mercury News). Written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson and under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the West Coast limited engagement of THE JUNGLE has been hailed as "A knockout: vibrantly theatrical and pointedly contemporary" (San Francisco Examiner). Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and are available at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. Curran has partnered with TodayTix to offer a limited number of $25 day-of rush tickets through a digital lottery.
BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - May 4, 2019
'It's your pub' says Winston, about the Three Kings Barber shop in London. The African barbers at the shop don't drink, so the barber shop has become the hub of the community. It's the place to watch the football, recount stories and tell jokes.
BWW Review: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, Tobacco Factory Theatres
by Tim Wright - Apr 24, 2019
It's a sensible time to be tackling Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic Our Country's Good. The role of theatre in society is ripe for the examination, as cuts bite arts institutions and school curriculums alike. The question is, what is there to be gained by putting on a play?
VIDEO: Get A First Look At A New Trailer For THE JUNGLE At The Curran
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the brand-new trailer for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, coming soon to San Francisco's Curran.
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