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by Gil Kaan - Sep 5, 2018
Theatre veteran Tony Tanner's latest directorial project GIVE ME THE SUN, his adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, world premieres September 15, 2018 at the Lounge Theatre. The actor/writer/director, having worked with a Who's Who of theatrical talents, allowed me to pick his brain on his extensive theatrical history.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the acclaimed new musical Midnight at The Never Get, with book, music, and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick, co-conceived by Sam Bolen, by arrangement with Visceral Entertainment and Mark Cortale Productions.  Directed by Max Friedman, with choreography by Andrew Palermo, and music direction/arrangements by Adam Podd, the cast will feature Sam Bolen, Jeremy Cohen, and Jon J. Peterson.  Performances begin Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday evening, October 11, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces that Gary Avis MBE will join the College as a new patron, working alongside existing patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBEMVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors for the College.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
True and inspiring story of Trooper Patrick Fowler, cut off from his regiment and hiding in wardrobe behind enemy lines, to be brought to life in concert development of the brand new musical. Wardrobe. Sunday 4thNovember 2018 at the Sands Film Studio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year's Pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow White. They join the previously announced Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen for this strictly limited 5 week run.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 11, 2018
Simply charming! Former Hello Dolly! cast member Charlie Stemp has signed on to return to the London Palladium to star as Prince Charming in the holiday pantomime, Snow White. Stemp will appear opposite Danielle Hope who has been cast in the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Casting has been announced for COME FROM AWAY the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere at the Abbey Theatre from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019 before transferring to London's West End next year for performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell revealed in an interview yesterday that he is currently working on a staged musical version of BECOMING NANCY, based on Terry Ronald's novel.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018
Selladoor Worldwide has announced the launch of Selladoor Creation - a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK's leading theatre producers. With this new company, Selladoor will continue to support diverse and challenging work from talented artists, and bring innovative new work to the national and international stage, making it accessible for all audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
The producers of the brand-new British musical "THE DREAMERS" are thrilled to announce four premiere performances of the show at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios on Friday 7 December and Saturday 8 December at 2.00pm and 7.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018
In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm)
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
From Monday 11 June 2018, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
An exciting cast and creative team has been announced for the hotly-anticipated, intimate revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic classic Aspects of Love, which opens at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in July.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama is proudly based in Nottingham and is one of the UK's leading professional musical theatre colleges training young people to take their places on the world stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the second annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 3 June. The event provides an opportunity for young students to celebrate their love of musicals and experience the transformative power of theatre.
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2018
Emma Williams's past work includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Half a Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents and Love Story. She's currently starring in a new musical version of the iconic Richard Gere film An Officer and a Gentleman, which opens at Leicester Curve on 6 April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
See photos from inside the the World Premiere of 'AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL'.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD to its friends) is one of the UK's leading professional musical theatre colleges and is pleased to announce details of its very first 'Boys Only Workshop Day' on Saturday 24 March 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
First look images from the rehearsal rooms of Hope Mill Theatre's forthcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love have been released.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018
The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018
Following critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle, a National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre,directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. The production is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people.  Previewing from 16 June, with World Refugee Day on 20 June, The Jungle will have an Opening Night on 5 July at the Playhouse Theatre, with rehearsal photography released today. Check out the cast in action below!
by Walter McBride - Jul 6, 2018
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, trailblazing dancer, director, and choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne passed away at the age of 92. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
An exciting cast and creative team has been announced for the hotly-anticipated, intimate revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic classic Aspects of Love, which opens at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in July.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
As temperatures soar outside, things are also hotting up inside Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre as audiences enjoy sizzling performances on stage courtesy of the sultry new 5 star production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Aspects of Love - one of the hottest tickets in town.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Dinosaurs will once again roam international soil when the globally-acclaimed production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns in 2018, starring Michaela Strachan as 'Huxley' the paleontologist.
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018
Get a first look at the new trailer for the critically-acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Aspects of Love, at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester which runs for 3 more weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Canterbury Welcomes A New Musical Version Of A Much-Loved 80s Film This Summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, is pleased to announce that Rebecca McKinnis will be stepping into the role of Margaret New and Lee Ross will be joining the cast to play Hugo from 16 July.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2018
It has been announced today via her official Twitter that trailblazing dancer, director, and choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne has passed away.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland Tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
Alice Barlow and Michelle Gayle will star in the heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Alice will play the role of Kat from 16 January 2018 and Michelle will play the role of Alison from 6 March 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship. Titanic the musical will dock at the King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 28 May 2018 until Saturday 2 June 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifiki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian Macintosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. The production will open at Curve on Friday 6 April 2018 with a national press night on Thursday 19 April before playing at theatres across the UK and Ireland until 15 September 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018
Our second season of 2018 - the 150th year of the Finborough Theatre building - features new writing with two European premieres from award-winning playwrights from Canada and the United States, and a UK premiere from controversial German dramatist Rolf Hochhuth in his fourth production at the Finborough Theatre including a performance in German; two rediscoveries from the 1980s - the first professional UK production since 1980 of a musical from the composer of Half A Sixpence, and a classic feminist play by Sarah Daniels; and, as part of our 150th birthday series, a London premiere in English from celebrated French dramatist Paul Claudel who was born 150 years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart. Check out a first look at production photos below!
by Roy Tan - Dec 5, 2017
Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens tonight 5 December and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart. BroadwayWorld has even more exclusive photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017
Legendary lyricist Don Black and award winning West End musical star Marti Webb will join some of the world's most celebrated West End and Broadway stars onboard the UK's first ever fully immersive musical theatre festival at sea.
by Fraser MacDonald - Dec 16, 2018
Every so often, a show comes along that completely redefines how theatre should be done. In this year's panto adventure, Beauty and the Beast at Edinburgh's King's Theatre not only shows that pantomime is still very much alive and well, but also sets the new standard for truly exceptional variety theatre.
by Rona Kelly - Dec 11, 2018
Having recently worked on a number of musicals (including the acclaimed Half a Sixpence), Rachel Kavanaugh returns to the RSC for a play which has some ghosts of the past and present. Sharing some of her earliest experiences with theatre, Rachel reveals what it's like to work alongside a figure from then, and what audiences can expect from this show now.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
Salisbury Playhouse marks the centenary of women being given the right to vote with the regional premiere of Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz this autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.]
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
As THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA heads in to its 33rd year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Tim Howar will play 'The Phantom' for an initial run from 3 September - 8 December 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018
In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
Today, The Stable announces the full cast of THE RHYTHM METHOD, an extraordinary new contemporary British musical in the making. A show about the stuff that's difficult to talk about - sex, relationships and contraception.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
Images have been released offering a first look at the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman, which plays at Manchester's Opera House from Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August as part of its UK and Ireland tour.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
As his legion of fans already know, Tommy Steele - Britain's first Rock and Roll Star - made his legitimate debut in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, which enjoyed a sold out run at the London Coliseum. What they probably don't know is that the inspiration for Tommy's extraordinary career was an American band leader whose music Tommy had worshipped from the moment he first heard it in his early teens…