Applause

Based on the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr.

Schedule

Her Majesty's Theatre

(London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Haymarket
London,
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by Charles Shubow - Feb 8, 2020
Quint mesmerizes the audience with his virtuoso performance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
They weren't supposed to read, write, or look you in the eye. ... But they did. Three Women. Three Stories. Three Critically-Acclaimed Performances.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 7, 2020
Winter in New York City is not known for being particularly steamy (though the unseasonably mild weather this year gives one reason to pause), but there is always Complexions Contemporary Ballet's season at the Joyce Theater to turn up the heat to a feverish, sweltering boiling point! For the 26th season, the company revived recent seminal works -- Bach 25 and Woke -- alongside favorites spanning from 1994 to a brand new solo in Essential Parts, which acted as a 'Greatest Hits' compilation for the ever-evolving, always revolutionary dance troupe. This year also marked the World Premiere of their latest exploration of the full canon of a particular musician's oeuvre -- Love Rocks featuring the music of the iconic Grammy-winning rockstar, Lenny Kravitz. For patrons unable to attend all programs, FOMO (fear of missing out) syndrome is understandable, but for those who are highly familiar with the group's work or only getting their first taste, Program C -- which featured the latter two mentioned -- was the most delectable sampling of Complexions offerings old and new. The fascinating thing about such juxtapositions is that, in seeing the latest creations from 2020 side-by-side with choreography premiered in the early 1990s, it is remarkable to note how the level of innovation, depth of emotion and current relevance remains the same. It's a reminder that timeliness and timelessness can coexist, given the right mediums and masters. The genius of legendary Co-Founders, Co-Artistic Directors Desmond Richard and Dwight Rhoden (also the Principal Choreographer) cannot be underestimated. Indeed, it has not. They have both achieved phenomenal success and longevity, been lauded as trailblazers and received numerous accolades from peers, critics and audiences alike since they burst on the dance scene. It's no wonder that they have utilized the music of David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and Lenny Kravitz to tell their stories through bodies in motion -- they are rockstars themselves!
by Michael Dale - Feb 7, 2020
If the open hardcover copy of Thomas A. Harris, M.D.'s 1967 self-help bible 'I'm OK - You're OK' casually placed upon an ottoman makes you chuckle a bit as you settle down for The New Group's latest endeavor, you're of a proper mindset to enjoy Duncan Sheik (music/lyrics), Amanda Green (lyrics) and Jonathan Marc Sherman's sweet, funny and endearing new easy chamber musical BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 7, 2020
In a?oeClaywoman,a?? the in-character improviser Michael Cavadias portrays a 500 million-year-old extraterrestrial in love with planet earth, who says she'll keep on coming as long as there is an earth to visit. Interviewed by celebrity guests who ask about where she is from and why she has been visiting earth for so long, a?oeClaywomana?? is satire-improv presented by Kevin Malony's TWEED Theaterworks.
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Poolside has announced today's release of their eagerly awaited new album. LOW SEASON is available digitally everywhere now.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Hayley Williams has unveiled “PETALS FOR ARMOR I,” a special five-track collection heralding her much anticipated debut solo album, PETALS FOR ARMOR. “PETALS FOR ARMOR I” is available now for streaming and download HERE. PETALS FOR ARMOR arrives via Atlantic Records on Friday, May 8th; pre-orders are available beginning today at PetalsForArmor.com.
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 6, 2020
Five playwrights give their perspectives on the process.
by Louis Train - Feb 5, 2020
The theatre shook with applause for Jully Black last night as she opened the musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at the Winter Garden Theatre. She was one of many in the cast to give powerhouse performances in a dramatically and musically challenging show.
by Katie Laban - Feb 4, 2020
Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base, is in Detroit for a short visit following sold engagements in the UK. The reimagined 50th anniversary tour has the beloved music by Andrew Lloyed Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice and is directed by Timothy Sheader with cutting-edge choreography by Drew McOnie. The story is extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes, 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' 'Gethsemane,' and 'Superstar.' BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with native Michigander, Paul Louis Lessard, who plays King Herod in the show about why this is an important piece of theatre and so much more!
by Andrew Child - Feb 4, 2020
Sutton Foster, since her Tony Award-winning break through as the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, has been one of the select leading ladies who have held a decades-spanning monopoly on Broadway's biggest musicals. Foster holds the distinction of being one of the gawkiest, most palatably quirky actors working in the commercial theatre today. Unlike other recurring ingenues, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, or Laura Osnes, Foster is just off-kilter enough to headline productions of Shrek the Musical as the ogre/ princess Fiona or revivals of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney. Meanwhile, she is still conventionally attractive enough to be a safe, viable option to helm profitable productions of Sweet Charity, Violet, or the upcoming Broadway revival of The Music Man. The Celebrity Series of Boston hosted Foster along with a three-piece jazz combo (Michael Rafter, Leo Huppert, Matt Hinkley) and her Little Women co-star Megan McGinnis in a concert of musical theatre selections and jazz standards at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.
by DC Felton - Feb 22, 2020
A few years ago, on a cold winters night, Des Moines symphony brought an event to Des Moines that lead to a series of special engagements. This was the launch of the films in concert series that have brought the first two Harry Potter films, Star Wars: A New Hope, and Home Alone to Des Moines accompanied by a full symphony. They continued these events this weekend as they brought a?oeHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabana?? to Des Moines. I attended the opening showing/performance and found the experience to be just as magical as the first movie.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) had a private opening of their new exhibition, 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now on February 12th. Artists, curators, and collectors were invited to preview MAD's unique, world-class collection of studio and contemporary art jewelry. Selected by an advisory committee to represent significant developments in art jewelry since the mid-century, 45 Stories in Jewelry showcases jewelry artists for whom anything can serve as inspirationa?"from a material or found object to the pressing social and political issues of our time. In 2008, MAD created a dedicated jewelry gallery with forty-five open storage drawers. 45 Stories in Jewelry debuts the redesign of these drawers, contextualizing the work within history to deepen viewers' understanding of the field.
by Review Roundups - Feb 21, 2020
La Cage aux Folles [The Play] is currently running at Park Theatre from 12th February - 21st March.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Atlantic recording artist Josie Dunne has announced a headline tour in celebration of her upcoming LATE TEENS/EARLY TWENTIES EP. The “Time Machine Tour” gets underway April 16th at Indianapolis, IN's Lo-Fi Lounge and travels into early June. Singer-songwriter Willie Shaw joins the tour as support from Nashville, TN onward. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.josiedunne.com.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Brian Fallon has released a stunning new song from his soon-to-be-released third solo album, LOCAL HONEY. 'I Don't Mind (If I'm With You),' a dreamy ballad about finding peace in love during difficult times of rejection and misunderstanding, is the latest from the Peter Katis (The National, Death Cab for Cutie, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit)-produced LOCAL HONEY, due Friday, March 27 via Fallon's Lesser Known Records and Thirty Tigers. His first new LP in two years, LOCAL HONEY sees Fallon melding myriad strains of American music with contemporary consequence, ambitious energy, and seemingly infinite lyrical power. The songs offer a deeply personal glimpse into the New Jersey-based singer-songwriter's everyday world, revealing universal truths through hard-earned insight and unflinching honesty.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Atlantic Records/So Amazing Entertainment recording artist IV Jay has unveiled an infectious new single. “Love Song” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an equally powerful companion video that premiered today exclusively with PAPER, streaming now via YouTube. Directed by Nathan R. Smith (Dram, Joey Bada$$, 2 Chainz), the “Love Song” video offers support to The Ally Coalition, which works with musicians to empower LGBTQ Youth- for more information, please visit https://theallycoalition.org/.
by Audrey Morabito - Feb 20, 2020
“This—something, life and...breath?” my friend read as she tried to decode my jumbled mess of notes while I drove us home from the show. “Oh no,” I answered, 'that says, 'This musical lives and breathes.” That short phrase is the most indicative of my experience at ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, a show whose movement, melodies, and people formed together before us, seemingly as a new animate creature. A tale of “two worlds never meant to meet”, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND delivers a 90-minute sung-through litany of joyous song, dance, and storytelling.
by Stefani Chudnow - Feb 20, 2020
From February 26th to March 1st only, the national tour of My Fair Lady makes its way to Wharton Center. BroadwayWorld Detroit recently had the pleasure of interviewing Leslie Alexander, who plays Mrs. Higgins in the national tour of My Fair Lady.
by Dara Homer - Feb 20, 2020
If you've seen American family dramas, you've already seen arguments erupt around the dinner table, secrets whispered in dark corners, and pontification from oblivious patriarchs - but in August: Osage County, playwright Tracy Letts makes a bid for the most grand and outrageous possible rendering of these tropes. How wonderful then for Tulsa audiences that his play is set just a few miles from home, near Pawhuska, OK: while it takes a few scenes to become acquainted with the prickly Weston family, we can't help but be immediately understanding of their plains-induced malaise.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Dessa Rose, the second installment of Olney Theatre Center's Applause Concert series bows for its single performance on Friday, March 6 at 8:00pm on the Mainstage. The musical, presented in a concert recital directed by Monique Midgette is a 2005 work by the famed duo Lynne Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music) based on the 1986 novel by Sherley Ann Williams. Christopher Youstra, Olney Theatre's Associate Artistic Director/Director of Music Theatre and the series curator serves as music director and conductor. Awa Sal Secka plays the title role, Gracie Jones co-stars as Ruth. Members of the cast of Miss You Like Hell fill-in the supporting roles. Limited tickets remain. ($60/$50 Olney Theatre Center Members) Purchased online at olneytheatre.org/dessa or call the Box Office (301-924-3400).
by Jordan Higginbotham - Feb 19, 2020
a?oeRight This Waya?? to the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts to see Bandstand. Audiences were so moved by the musical on February 18. Bandstand follows the story of veterans' home from World War II as they try to qualify for a music competition. The group becomes the Donny Nova band and intends to win the competition and dedicate it to the veterans that defended the United States. It is very appropriate for the show to come to Jacksonville, FL as we have not one, but two naval bases. You could feel the theater become heavy with an array of emotions as audience members were transported to this time period and watched these characters portray very real post-war circumstances.
by Evann Normandin - Feb 19, 2020
We never can seem to catch a break from the president, and a night out at Woolly Mammoth's American premiere of Anne Washburn's SHIPWRECK is no exception. A history play about 2017, SHIPWRECK follows a group of liberals who gather at a remodeled farmhouse, a young man adopted from Kenya reckoning with his connection to his family and his country, and the fallout from Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Music Director Elisa Citterio unveiled Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's 2020/21 season, Passions of the Soul, inviting audiences to experience the range of feelings music can inspire. For her third season, Citterio has curated a selection of music that spans more than four centuries a?" from early baroque to contemporary composers a?" with the ultimate goal of touching the heart of the listener.
by Luke Elisio - Feb 19, 2020
In several comedy clubs around the city, audiences would be quick to turn on a comedian once the material starts to bring race and immigration into the mix. However, when you have six talented comedians, all of whom are immigrant themselves telling the jokes, immigration suddenly becomes a major source of laughter.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
This spring and summer artists at Joe's Pub a?" a program and venue of The Public Theater a?" will shine a light on the breath of Latinx art. This group of artists explore music styles with roots in Mexico, Chile, Cuba, the afrolatino traditions of the Caribbean, and more. Seasoned ears will be able to discern the influence of a myriad of traditions while newbies will be granted delightful access to the nuances under the Latinx umbrella at Joe's Pub.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 18, 2020
The American Idol contestant is in NYC singing his own musical compositions, and though he didn't win the reality competition, his audience is winning the real prize: HIM.
by Caroline Cronin - Feb 17, 2020
Lucie Jones has certainly earned her musical theatre stripes in the past few years. Stints in Rent, Legally Blonde, and more recently Waitress, have cemented her as one of our most accomplished musical theatre actresses. And last night during Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi, as theatreland came together to celebrate her talents, Jones showcased her authentic self and it was a delight to witness.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 17, 2020
The evening OF Divas FOR Divas which Reinecke then skillfully (as always) conducted arrangements (by himself and others) of tunes penned by the likes of Adele, the Gershwins, Gloria Estefan, and Krieger & Eyen. Sending his Valentines love out to Eric, who was in attendance, the whole evening wrapped the audience up in the warm, INCLUSIVE blanket of music by The Pops playing at the top of their form and making a celebration of LOVE for all Music Lovers
by Tara Olivero - Feb 17, 2020
Matilda opened with a bang at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre this weekend, with plenty of chances left to see this whimsical musical. Christopher J. Murphy directs the production in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Youtheatre (with music direction by Eunice Wadewitz and choreography by the Fort Wayne Dance Collective's Mandie Kolkman).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Harry Townsend's Last Stand has just celebrated its 100th performance!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Through this reading series, original plays and musicals from emerging and established playwrights are developed and produced. The next play of the 2019-20 season is HITCH by James McLindon.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2020
Kean Stage will present a disability-inclusive performance by deaf singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside, N.J. at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22. Harvey is best known for her 2017 appearance on America's Got Talent, where she received the 'golden buzzer' from judge Simon Cowell, sending her straight to the finals. Live stream word captioning, ASL interpreters and assisted listening devices will be available for patrons at this performance.
by Sean Fallon - Feb 15, 2020
NEWSIES in Westport is a must-see masterpiece! A combination of local talent and Broadway talent help create a moving show that touches the hearts of all the viewers! I highly recommend this show!
by Monica Moore - Feb 14, 2020
The combination of Sir Roger Hall's script, director Colin McColl's skill and supreme delivery by Alison Quigan and Mark Hadlow (ONMZ) created the synergy for superb entertainment. Sir Roger Hall maybe in his 80's but he's let us all know loud and clear that he still has 'it'; in fact, this latest work is one of his best.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Kean Stage will present a disability-inclusive performance by deaf singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside, N.J. at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22. Harvey is best known for her 2017 appearance on America's Got Talent, where she received the 'golden buzzer' from judge Simon Cowell, sending her straight to the finals. Live stream word captioning, ASL interpreters and assisted listening devices will be available for patrons at this performance.                       
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 14, 2020
Sometimes even the best of work could use a little revising, even God's. That's the premise behind Fulton's latest comedy on the fourth floor, An Act of God. God played by the hilarious, Erin Maguire, has decided to update the Ten Commandment and provides some fresh insight and commentary along the way. She is joined by fussy archangel, Gabrielle (Michael Iannucci) and skeptical tag-along archangel, Michael (Anson Woodin).
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas has announced THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS, an extraordinary new compendium spanning 40 years of groundbreaking and provocative music. The 36-track, two-CD anthology arrives April 15 via Rare Lumiere/Knitting Factory Records.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Audible, the world's largest producer and seller of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks has announced the New York premiere of Faith Salie's Approval Junkie, developed in collaboration with and directed by Amanda Watkins.
by Lora Strum - Feb 12, 2020
ABT does the melodrama of 'Giselle' with an acute attention to detail, diversity and dramatic flair.
by Sarah Dussome - Feb 12, 2020
Humorous and heartbreaking, the acclaimed Broadway smash is a moving crowd-pleaser.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Brian Fallon has revealed the official video for his acclaimed new single, “21 Days.” Directed by New Jersey-based filmmaker/photographer Kelsey Hunter Ayres, the video is streaming now at Fallon's official YouTube channel; “21 Days” is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will produce a reading of the new musical A Complicated Woman: The John Kenley Show on February 27th, 2020 in New York City. The reading will be directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, Big River). New York Theatre Barn serves as a home for new musicals during incubation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Three Women in a Box brings an incredible new play to Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles with 'The Last Chapter,' by acclaimed writer/producer Jan Miller Corran ('Snapshots,' 'The Last Word', 'Turn Left', 'Buried Truths').
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
Eager, competent company members amply demonstrated their wares and polish. (I don't mean bringing shiny silverware from their place of employment.) a?oeWe don't just carry meatloaf!a?? remarked the gregarious host.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The musical theatre came roaring back in the 1990s and began a new Golden Age for the art form. And there's a new book that takes you on a guided tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
After an acclaimed premiere in Chicago, Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) will present the New York Premiere of 2018 Weissberger Award for Playwrighting nominee THE ANTELOPE PARTY by Eric John Meyer. It is directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (HOME/SICK, Half Moon Bay) with dramaturgy by Sarah Lunnie (What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons, Hillary and Clinton, A Doll's House Part 2). Previews begin March 19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan with opening slated for March 25.
by Patrick Honoré - Feb 10, 2020
After the concert version of West Side Story and an extensive tour of the musical Bells Are Ringing, director Jean Lacornerie and musical director Gérard Lecointe have chosen to collaborate again, delivering to the French public a comparatively little known musical of the 50s, The Pajama Game, which, outside being the work of the dream team Jerome Robbins directing, George Abbott writing the book, and Bob Fosse choreographing on Broadway for the very first time, stands as perhaps the only musical dealing with unions and labor conflicts. The least we can say is that this choice couldn't be more on point given the political context of France today, with major strikes going on in sync with the show, which began its run at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, followed by an extensive tour at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, also in the Lyon area, and now for a three-day run at the gorgeous Opéra de Rennes, where I caught a sold out performance on February 1st.