Casting Complete for London Lord of the Rings Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2007

Casting is complete for upcoming London production of The Lord of the Rings, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 19th, 2007 (more...)

Accident Halts London Lord of the Rings through June 2
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2007

Performances of the London production of The Lord of the Rings, the Tolkien-based musical now in previews, have been halted for a few days due to a stage accident. (more...)

Photo Coverage: London Lord of the Rings in Previews
by BWW - Jun 4, 2007

The musical version of The Lord of the Rings, now in previews, opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 19th, 2007. (more...)

West End 'Lord of the Rings' Now Booking to Sept. 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2007

The Lord of the Rings, the first major stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic trilogy, which received its British and European Premiere when it opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London earlier this summer, celebrates its 100th performance today, Monday, August 13, and its booking period has been extended to September 27, 2008. (more...)

India's Jet Airways Sponsors 'Lord of the Rings' Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2007

India's premier airline Jet Airways today announced their sponsorship worth 15 million rupees for The Lord of the Rings London original cast album that is currently being recorded for a January 21, 2008 release. (more...)

Praed Joins Fisher In New THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2009

Michael Praed will star as 'Captain Von Trapp' alongside Connie Fisher as 'Maria' in the National UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and The Really Useful Group's smash hit production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' opening at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 26 July 2009, where it will play until 29 August 2009 (Box Office: 08700 40 2000). Full tour details at www.thesoundofmusictour.com. (more...)

Olivier Nominee Gabrielle Joins Cast Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Barry James, Josefina Gabrielle, Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass will join the previously announced Alex Jennings (Willy Wonka) in the cast of the record-breaking West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)

New Musical CRUSH, Starring Sara Crowe & Rosemary Ashe, to Premiere at Belgrade Theatre Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Big Broad Productions present CRUSH, the brand new musical, which will premiere at Belgrade Theatre Coventry running from Friday 4 to Saturday 19 September 2015.   CRUSH will then run at Theatre Royal Brighton (22-26 September) and Richmond Theatre (29 September-3 October).  (more...)

Stars of CRUSH Head to Bablake School in Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

It was hockey sticks to the fore at Bablake School this week as the stars of new musical comedy CRUSH went 'back to school' for an afternoon of traditional team-spirit, riotous routines and lashings of old-school charm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ashe, Crowe & Malpass On New Musical CRUSH
by Jenny Antill - Jul 23, 2015

Belgrade Theatre and Big Broad Productions present Crush, the brand new musical comedy, which will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Friday 4 to Saturday 19 September 2015. Crush is a coming-of-age romp that celebrates schoolgirl friendships and fighting for what you believe in. BWW caught up with Rosemary Ashe, Sara Crowe and Kirsty Malpass prior to rehearsals to chat about the forthcoming production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CRUSH, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, September 8 2015
by Jenny Antill - Sep 9, 2015

It's 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School of Girls where Crush, the most recent brainchild of renowned writer Maureen Chadwick, is set. An exaggerated and very twee, stiff upper-lipped version of St Trinians, the students desperately want to save their school from the grasps of new Headmistress Miss Bleacher, who wants to change the ethos and curriculum. There are other story threads such as the relationship between two pupils, Susan and Camilla, which is addressed in a very 1960s fashion but their strength for what they believe in trounces all. Chadwick's style of writing is evocative of her previous TV works such as Waterloo Road, Bad Girls and Footballers Wives. She has teamed up with Kath Gotts again who has composed the music and lyrics for the show and whom she worked with a few years back on Bad Girls: The Musical. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Withdraws from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Scott Rudin has withdrawn as a producer for the upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY. The production is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tim Minchin Previews Song from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It previews from Monday 11 July 2016 with a press night on Tuesday 16 August 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It's now in previews, with a press night on Tuesday 16 August. (more...)

Review Roundup: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Aug 16, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening today at the Old Vic and the critics are weighing in. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY Opens At The Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film Groundhog Day. The brand-new musical had its opening last night at London's Old Vic. (more...)