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by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2013
Watch footage of the official press launch of I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL by Harry Hill and Steve Brown which opens at the London Palladium on 27 February 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014
Craig Revel Horwood will hit the road in the upcoming UK tour of ANNIE - as orphanage caretaker Miss Hannigan, it was announced today. This marks the first time the role has been played drag in any major production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013
Nigel Harman leads cast as Simon Cowell Joined by rising starts Cynthia Erivo & Alan Morrissey Opening at the London Palladium spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014
The Watermill Theatre has announced details of the premiere of But First This, a musical homage to Radio 4, written by BBC newsreader Kathy Clugston, playing from Thursday 23 October to Saturday 8 November 2014 (press night Monday 27 October, 7.30pm). On sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013
You can now play four tracks from 'I Can't Sing!-The X Factor Musical.' Featuring leads Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrissey as well as the company, these tracks include 'Please Simon', 'If That's Not Entertainment', 'I Wanna Be Like Bono' and the title track 'I Can't Sing!'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013
This Christmas, actors from West End Shows as diverse as Merrily We Roll Along, Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot, and Reduced Shakespeare will join forces in DICKENS ABRIDGED, a fast-paced musical comedy from the co-creator of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), which will open in the West End for a limited Christmas Season at The Arts Theatre from Wednesday 27 November 2013 toSunday 5 January 2014 (press night Monday 2 December).
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 12, 2011
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2011 BWW Chicago Awards, new facilities for Black Ensemble Theater, Stage 773 and Light Opera Works, plus an overview of year-end Loop musical productions and more...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013
The full cast for The El. Train, joining the previously announced Ruth Wilson, is Simon Coombs, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Christian Edwards, Nicola Hughes, Adam Sopp, Ony Uhiara and Zubin Varla.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2010
From 29 November 2010, 13 year old Scott McKenzie from Dumbarton, Scotland, the twenty fourth boy to play the iconic role of Billy Elliot in the West End, 12 year old Aaron Watson from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, 13 year old Dean Charles-Chapman from Romford, Essex and 12 year old Rhys Yeomans from Oldham, Lancashire, will be joined by principal cast members Genevieve Lemon (Mrs. Wilkinson), Martin Marquez (Dad), Tom Lorcan (Tony), Diane Langton (Grandma), Chris McGlade (George), Kay Milbourne (Dead Mum), Kevin Patricks (Mr. Braithwaite) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) in Billy Elliot The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012
The London premiere of the multi-award winning international hit play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Michael Healey, The Drawer Boy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four week run, opening Tuesday, 19 June 2012 (Press Night: Thursday, 21 June 2012), starring John Bett, Neil McCaul and Simon Lee Phillips.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013
Origin Theatre Company, artistic director George C. Heslin, presents the US premiere of "Stop the Tempo" by Romanian playwright Gianina Carbinariu, in a theatrically explosive site-specific staging at Arlene's Grocery, 95 Stanton Street, beginning Sunday May 26 at 4pm. Directed by Matt Torney, whose New York credits include shows at HERE, and at 59E59, "Stop the Tempo" plays a limited 4-week engagement through Tuesday June 18. The opening is set for Sunday June 2 at 7pm.
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2013
The Logo for the new reality singing competition-focused and X FACTOR-inspired stage musical I CAN'T SING has been unveiled and tickets are now onsale for the Simon Cowell-produced original West End musical which is set to open early next year.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012
The next of the monthly Gigging For It cabarets at Freedom, Soho, on June 3, features the brand new original songs of Joe Sterling and Christopher J. Orton.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014
Stage Door Records has announced the Original London Cast Recording of Alan Price and Trevor Peacock's 1982 musical 'Andy Capp' is released on CD today, March 31st. The landmark CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album reissue series and commitment to preserve and celebrate British theatre scores from the past 50 years.
by Gary Naylor - Mar 30, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a musical adaptation of one of the icons of British 20th-century tabloid media, Viv Nicholson, who won the pools, lost a husband (or five) and gained the wisdom of late middle age - and survived.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015
The cast is set for Rumpy Pumpy!, playing the King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN from tonight 28th March, Today 4th April & Thursday 9th April 2015 and the Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH from Tuesday 14th - Sunday 19th April 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014
Nigel Harman, Cynthia Erivo, and Alan Morrisey are joined by Simon Cowell at I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL, which opens at the London Palladium tonight, March 26, 2014.
by Review Roundups - Mar 26, 2014
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical opened tonight, March 26 at the London Palladium. Irreverent, mischievous, packed full of side-splittingly funny songs and eye-popping sets, I CAN'T SING! is the irrepressible new musical comedy that goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks to reveal big bust-ups, huge voices and the cutest young love story the West End has ever seen. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013
David Hunter, who reached the semi-finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Jesus, is to star as John Tallentire in an all new production of the multi award winning musical, The Hired Man.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013
David Hunter, who reached the semi-finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Jesus, is to star as John Tallentire in an all new production of the multi award winning musical, The Hired Man.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013
Comedian Harry Hill to script!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011
Richard Schiff is is set to replace Kerry Shale inJack Rosenthal's Smash! at Menier Chocolate Factory. Joining Schiff in the production are previously reported Tom Conti and Natalie Walter. The production runs March 24 to May 8.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015
The cast is set for Rumpy Pumpy!, playing the King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN from Saturday 28th March, Saturday 4th April & Thursday 9th April 2015 and the Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH from Tuesday 14th - Sunday 19th April 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015
Rumpy Pumpy! comes to the King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN from Saturday 28th March, Saturday 4th April & Thursday 9th April 2015 and the Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH from Tuesday 14th - Sunday 19th April 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012
The London premiere of the multi-award winning international hit play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Michael Healey, The Drawer Boy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four week run, opening tonight, 19 June 2012 (Press Night: Thursday, 21 June 2012), starring John Bett, Neil McCaul and Simon Lee Phillips.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014
Rehearsals are now well underway for GOD, the 20th anniversary celebration show from the Stephen Sondheim Society, which pays tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius.
by Robert Gould - Jul 30, 2012
BWW reports on the upcoming cabaret of new songwriting by Anderson & Petty, Laura Tisdall and Christopher J. Orton with a cast of West End star vocalists at the Union Theatre on August 12 .
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012
Trevor Nunn is to direct Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the Autumn. Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy will join previously announced company members Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014
From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015
Paul Boyd's cult musical MOLLY WOBBLY is to get a 7-week West End run for at Leicester Square Theatre, Jan. 27-Mar. 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015.
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).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014
The marquee is up at the London Palladium ready to welcome I Can't Sing!: The X Factor Musical, starring Nigel Harman and Cynthia Erivo!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014
Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment, the producers of I Can't Sing! at the London Palladium, have announced that the beginning of preview performances have again been postponed due to a technical problem with one of the show's set pieces. Performances were originally slated to begin yesterday, Feb. 27. As of now, the first preview is set for sometime next week.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014
Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of Alan Price and Trevor Peacock's musical 'Andy Capp' will be released on CD March 31st, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014
A just released statement reveals that Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment, producers of I Can't Sing! at the London Palladium, have decided to postpone the beginning of preview performances by 48 hours due to technical issues caused by the ambitious staging of the new musical comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013
Ahead of a performance by cast members on next Monday's broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have announced full casting for I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown which opens in the West End next Spring.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013
A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013
A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. Sams also contributes new lyrics for Strauss's work, which will be performed entirely in English; Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. The cast is led by Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald as Rosalinde's feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano as Rosalinde's former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot as the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi as the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make Met debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele's sister, Ida. Robert Jones is set and costume designer for the production, with lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and choreography by Stephen Mear in their Met debuts.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013
A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pasticheThe Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20thcentury. Sams also contributes new lyrics for Strauss's work, which will be performed entirely in English; Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. The cast is led by Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald as Rosalinde's feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano as Rosalinde's former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot as the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi as the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make Met debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele's sister, Ida. Robert Jones is set and costume designer for the production, with lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and choreography by Stephen Mear in their Met debuts.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014
One of the greatest musicals of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, returns to the stage in a magnificent new production which opens on Thursday 15 January at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley ahead of a major national tour.
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 15, 2012
Today we are talking to one of the most alluring and anomalous recording stars on the rise all about this week's US release of her sophomore album, BOYS DON'T CRY, a tribute to male songwriters of the 1970s - the ethereal Rumer. Discussing many aspects of this new release, as well as her previous studio work - such as her Burt Bacharach Christmas EP - Rumer sheds some light on what makes her such an arresting and intriguing performer to follow for the enthusiasts of intimate, revealing, performance-based artists around the world, as she herself reveals the early influences - Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Karen Carpenter most of all - that have shaped the unmistakable sound she continues to perfect on this moody, subdued and intoxicating new cover album. Plus, Rumer offers forth candid recollections of participating in recent gala concert presentations - none the least of which would be her superb "A House Is Not A Home" on the PBS Burt Bacharach edition of IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE - as well as recounts her own favorite performances, performers and albums and what she plans for the future; another new album is already in the ether! Additionally, Rumer also shares her thoughts on GLEE, provides amusing anecdotes about famous friends like Darryl Hall and Duffy, compares the recording industry now to the era BOYS DON'T CRY pays tribute to, recalls reactions to her dynamic new covers of these rare pop gems - all of that as well as much, much more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013
Big Wobbly Productions and London's Hackney Empire are delighted to announce the first full production and London premiere of Paul Boyd's hit musical comedy Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory - the show that took the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm when it ran at the Assembly Rooms in 2012.
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2014
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical opened just last week on March 26 at the London Palladium. Irreverent, mischievous, packed full of side-splittingly funny songs and eye-popping sets, I CAN'T SING! is the irrepressible new musical comedy that goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks to reveal big bust-ups, huge voices and the cutest young love story the West End has ever seen. Today, the production has released an all new trailer - check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013
Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment are delighted to announce they will open their brand new musical comedy X Factor - It's Time To Face The Musical!, in London's West End in early 2014.