Billy Elliot on Tour

Photo Flash: BroadwayHD Team Talks Keeping Performing Arts Alive in a Digital World at SXSW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2018

BroadwayHD team members joined representatives from Disney Theatrical Group and Universal Theatrical Group at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) conference for a panel. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee Emily Skinner Joins Broadway Spotlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2018

Featuring five of Broadway's finest performers, BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT will allow the performers to display their great talents and versatility by singing some of your favorite Broadway tunes, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and conduct an enlightening and entertaining question and answer session with the audience. (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Shakespeare in Love, a play based on the Academy Award-winning film, will run April 13 - May 6, 2018 at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The April Panel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) offers an important conversation onThursday, April 26, 2018: Stream It and They Will Come: How Digital Capture Builds Audience Awareness at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The April Panel Stream It And They : How Digital Capture Builds Audience Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) offers an important conversation on Thursday, April 26, 2018: Stream It and They Will Come: How Digital Capture Builds Audience Awareness at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. (more...)

Tisch New Theatre To Present ONWARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Tisch New Theatre closes out their 10th Anniversary season with ONWARD, a concert to benefit Good Chance Theatre. The evening will feature 11 New York University students, across multiple schools, performing songs ranging from musical theatre to pop and R&B. The concert will also premiere an original song written in honor of the event by student Kaila Wooten. (more...)

Northern Stage Favorites Reunite In The Brilliant Comedy NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Michael Frayn's Noises Off runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 11 - May 13. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit Tickets start at $15 for students and $34 for adults. (more...)

Broadway Musical SOUL DOCTOR Comes to Saban Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

One of the most charismatic figures from the Peace and Free-Love era is celebrated in the Broadway musical SOUL DOCTOR, which tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach.   A modern-day troubadour, Carlebach ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, engrossing storytelling and boundless love. (more...)

Extra! Extra! The Media Theatre Presents NEWSIES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Disney's 'Newsies' has a Delaware County premiere on The Media Theatre stage April 18 through June 10. The Media Theatre (Jesse Cline, Artistic Director) is a professional music theatre located at 104 East State Street in Media, with free parking after 5pm every weekday and on weekends, and in close proximity to award winning restaurants.  (more...)

Love Is In The Air At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre ends its mainstage season triumphantly with the farcical period-piece musical Triumph of Love, based on the play by Marivaux, with book by James Magruder, music by Jeffrey Stock, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead on May 1-20. Directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, and choreographed by Stephen Casey, the ensemble cast features Jake Delaney, Joy Franz, Adam Hoyak, Alex Keiper, Rebecca Robbins, Danny Rutigliano, and Carl Wallnau. (more...)

The Legendary - And Lost - Lola Montez Returns To The Stage For A 60th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2018

The Legendary - And Lost - Australian Musical Returns To The Stage For  One Night Only (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside FROZEN on Broadway's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2018

Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen celebrated its opening night at the historic St. James Theatre on Thursday night. In the great Broadway tradition, the company held a Gypsy robe ceremony before the show to honor the ensemble member with the most Broadway credits. The winner for the Frozen company was Jeremy Davis. (more...)

Onyric abre audiciones para su producción de LES DAMES DEL PERPETU SOCORS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Mar 23, 2018

Se ha abierto la convocatoria de audiciones para la que sera la primera produccion bajo el sello Onyric. Se trata de una produccion en lengua catalana del musical LES DAMES DEL PERPETU SOCORS (OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SOCCOUR), escrito por Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE LAST SHIP UK Tour Kicks Off in Newcastle
by Review Roundups - Mar 23, 2018

The UK premiere of The Last Ship - the acclaimed musical by the internationally renowned musician Sting - just opened at Northern Stage in Newcastle. The production has a TONY-nominated original score and lyrics composed by Sting. It will play a 4-week season in Newcastle before embarking on a major UK & Ireland Tour.  (more...)

Lilla Crawford Set to Star in Upcoming ABC Pilot From MY NAME IS EARL Producer Bobby Bowman
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

According to Deadline, Broadway darling Lilla Crawford is set as the lead in ABC's untitled single-camera comedy pilot from My Name Is Earl executive producer Bobby Bowman, Conde Nast Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment and ABC Studios. In addition, Will Kindrachuk (School of Rock) has been cast in a series regular role. (more...)

RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

???????Ride the Cylcone, this season's dark and hilarious co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, is now in preview performances and has its official opening night this Thursday, March 22 at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell has continued to refine and explore the world of Ride the Cyclone with its writers Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, returning to direct after working on its two previous U.S. productions in Chicago and Off Broadway. This co-production, which is the eighth collaboration between The 5th and ACT, will showcase new developments to the script and score. At least one third of the script has been newly created for this production, which is in addition to countless small but crucial tweaks and refinements. These new developments have continued to define and shape the world that the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir inhabits onstage. (more...)

Young Voices Come Together In Support Of NYC March For Our Lives Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Students from the Badiene Magaziner Vocal Studio will be performing 'Shine' a song written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena of the Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Club, at this Saturday's March For Our Lives event in Central Park. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Daniel Anglès acerca de ONYRIC
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 20, 2018

El director, actor y productor nos habla sobre este nuevo proyecto centrado en Teatro Musical que comenzara temporada que viene en Barcelona (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Book Writer, Joe DiPietro
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 9, 2018

In this episode: Broadway's Shannon Lewis grew up in a rural Canadian suburb and at age 19 was hand picked by Susan Stroman to make her Broadway debut, after a 'Crazy for You' casting director saw her in a Toronto theme park show. The essence of this podcast is having integrity, the importance of the respect of your peers, and to have your talent and drive ready, so that when someone opens a door for you, you can walk right in. With an impeccable work ethic that takes every opportunity seriously; whether in the ensemble, as a deputy, or as a principle; as well as having Gwen Verdon as a champion, the real Shannon Lewis is coming out of hiding. @realshanlew  (more...)

BWW Previews: ON THE TOWN at Spira
by Annette Stolt - Apr 8, 2018

Several of the country's leading dancers and musical artists stand on stage together with Jonkoping's Sinfonietta when the Broadway Music On the Town comes to Scandinavia and the Spira Culture House for the first time. There will be lots of dance, humor and music on a colorful exploration in The Big Apple - a city that never stops! (more...)

BWW SPECIAL: La pantalla invade las tablas
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 6, 2018

Se acaba de anunciar que Aaron Tveit y Karen Olivo protagonizaran la version teatral del musical MOULIN ROUGE!, creado para la pantalla por Baz Luhrmann en 2001 y que supuso la revitalizacion del cine musical a principios de la primera decada del siglo XXI. Aunque el cine musical bebe mucho de Broadway, el caso contrario, la puesta sobre las tablas en forma de musical de una pelicula exitosa, es tambien un fenomeno bastante frecuente y que ultimamente esta teniendo distintas representaciones, tanto en Broadway con el reciente estreno de MEAN GIRLS o ANASTASIA y las futuras producciones de PRETTY WOMAN y MOULIN ROUGE! como en España, con una cartelera actual plagada de celuloide y un futuro lleno de estrenos con base cinematografica. (more...)

Con Massimo Romeo Piparo L'italia Protagonista In Europa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Un'irripetibile opportunita per rendere l'arte, la professionalita e il talento italiani protagonisti in Europa grazie al piu importante autore di musical in Italia: il regista e produttore Massimo Romeo Piparo, direttore del Teatro Sistina di Roma, sara nel West End di Londra per coprodurre insieme alla Global Creatures e su licenza della Bazmark del regista Baz Luhrmann la prima versione teatrale di 'Strictly Ballroom'(1992), esordio cinematografico premiato al festival di Cannes del regista australiano autore di film cult come 'Moulin Rouge!' e 'Romeo + Juliet'. (more...)

Jeff Kready And Tally Sessions Bring An Evening Of Fun To MTH!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Direct from their sold-out engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions bring an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets to Music Theatre Heritage at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.   Direct from their sold-out engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions bring an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets to Music Theatre Heritage at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.   (more...)

ZACH Theatre Announces The 2018-19 Season Full Of Texas Premieres And New Work
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

??????? ZACH Theatre, Central Texas' premier professional theatre, announces a 2018-19 season filled with rafter-raising musicals, riveting contemporary dramas, and inventively produced new work that will entertain, inspire, and spark dialogue. ZACH is expanding its' commitment to incubate and produce new musicals and plays this season and in the coming years, in addition to premiering award-winning contemporary plays and musicals straight from New York. ZACH's involvement in the development of major new works allows Central Texans to witness exciting projects before they hit Broadway stages and launch at theatres across the nation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Tisch New Theatre's ONWARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Get an exclusive first look at Tisch New Theatre's ONWARD, a concert to benefit Good Chance Theatre. (more...)

DFW Music Director Launches Audition Coaching Program
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 3, 2018

What's the best way to banish audition jitters? By being prepared and confident. Rebecca Lowrey can determine exactly what you need to show in an audition so that all you have to worry about is looking great (and fighting traffic). But first, an important distinction: A vocal coach is not the same as a voice teacher. Traditional voice lessons work best on a consistent, long-term schedule, while Rebecca's audition prep session can fit into your schedule on an as-needed basis. All experience levels are welcome. (more...)

Kevin Hafso-Koppman To Direct RED At Oceanside Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

???????Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) announces its production of RED by John Logan. Produced by OTC artistic director Ted Leib, the production is directed by Kevin Hafso-Koppman and features Robert May and Luke Monday. The production will run May 4th - 20th. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Demonstrates the Unifying Power of the Arts with a Landmark Collaboration in Russia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Broadway Dreams demonstrated the unifying power of the arts when the internationally renowned performing arts education program sent nine Broadway professionals to Moscow, Russia for the third consecutive year. Through a landmark partnership created between the non-profit organization, the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of State, and Moscow Broadway, Broadway Dreams offered their unique brand of Broadway master classes to 81 Russian performers of all ages during a ten-day intensive program. The collaboration culminates in three public performances at the Lyudmila Ryumina Concert Hall, Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present the World-Premiere Musical A WALK ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Closing out the 2017-18 season, A.C.T. will present the world-premiere musical, A Walk on the Moon (June 6-July 1, 2018),based on the Miramax and Village Roadshow Pictures motion picture of the same name. In the summer of '69, America is on the brink of change. In the cities, crowds are protesting the Vietnam War. In the skies, Apollo 11 is speeding towards the first moon landing. (more...)

Killian Donnelly to lead LES MISERABLES at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 20, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Killian Donnelly will play 'Jean Valjean' in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Boublil and Schonberg musical "LES MISERABLES". (more...)

Killian Donnelly To Play Jean Valjean In UK And Ireland Tour Of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Killian Donnelly will play 'Jean Valjean' in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Boublil and Schonberg musical 'LES MISERABLES'. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Returns To Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to announce the return of Cameron Mackintosh's breathtaking musical phenomenon Les Miserables. The new UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg musical masterpiece will open at Curve Leicester for an already sold out season from Saturday 3 - Saturday 24 November 2018 before visiting Birmingham Hippodrome from 2 April - 11 May 2019. (more...)

NEWSIES at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia - Start Spreading the News_NEWSIES is a hit!!
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2018

Once again Toby's Dinner Theatre presents top flight entertainment for the entire family. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Bianca del Rio, Stephanie J. Block, and More Announced for Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

For the eighth consecutive season since taking the helm as Producing Artistic Director at Provincetown's Art House, Mark Cortale has upped the ante - announcing his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

Broadway Stars Beth Leavel And Emily Skinner Join Broadway Spotlight, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is proud to announce that Tony Award and Drama Desk winner Beth Leavel ('The Drowsy Chaperone' and 'Mamma Mia!') and Tony Award nominated performer Emily Skinner ('Prince of Broadway' and 'Billy Elliot') will join Wade Preston, Alton Fitzgerald White and LaVon Fisher-Wilson in 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m., (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Duo Shows Summer Series, Featuring Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, and Many More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Duo Shows At 54! is a summer series at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW celebrating the special collaboration of two artists brought together, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Felicia Boswell, Emma Hunton, and More Join The Down-N-Dirty Disco This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Felicia Boswell (Jesus Christ Superstar), Emma Hunton (Freaky Friday), Onyie Nwachukwu (RENT) and more have joined the final line-up for Rock N' Roll Debauchery's return to The Cutting Room with their all new experience: The Down-N-Dirty Disco this Saturday April 21, 2018. (more...)

GRAND HOTEL, PASSION & More Will Be Featured in Signature Theatre's 2018-19 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2018/19 season. (more...)

Tackroom Theatre Announces Full Casting For The World Premiere Of WHY IS THE SKY BLUE? (OR HOW TO MAKE SLIME)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

tackroom theatre today announces full casting for the world premiere production, Why is the Sky Blue? (Or How to Make Slime). Abbey Wright directs Tiani Hoath, Marina Marchevska, Louis Holley, Oscar Bennett, Gracie Weldon, Reuel Guzman, Osian Thompson, Violet Tucker?Steel, Hal Gordon, Lewis Elliot, Harrison Slater, Sophie Alibert, Jamal Simon, Zachary Hing, Millie Thew, Michael Sookhan, Ruby Ablett, Annie Hawkins and Corey Peterson. Devised by the company around a collection of interviews with children from around the UK, it opens in The Little at Southwark Playhouse on 1 May, with previews from 26 April and runs until 19 May. (more...)

Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX Comes to Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) together with The Old Globe (San Diego) in partnership with The Old Vic (London) today announced details for the Minneapolis and San Diego productions of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The musical is adapted for the stage by David Greig (Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with music and lyrics written by Charlie Fink (Frontman/songwriter for the hit musical group, Noah and the Whale (2007-2015)). The musical will have its U.S. premiere at CTC followed by an immediate transfer to The Old Globe in San Diego. H. Adam Harris, combined with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, will play The Lorax. Joining them is Steven Epp as The Once-ler. Playing multiple roles in the ensemble are Ansa Akyea, Christopher Becknell, Stephanie Bertumen, Brian Bose, Ryan Colbert, Lynnea Doublette, Johannah "Joh" Easley, Rajane Katurah, Ryan Lear, Ryan Dean Maltz, Emily Michaels King and CTC Company Member Autumn Ness. See below for complete bio information. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MTC's World Premiere of DAN CODY'S YACHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Rehearsals for the production begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for H.R.Haitch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Christian James (The Commitments, UK Tour; NewsRevue, Canal Cafe Theatre; Princess Caraboo, Finborough Theatre), Emily Jane Kerr (Tomorrow, Maybe, Union Theatre; What Is Love?, Southwark Playhouse; NewsRevue, Canal Cafe Theatre), Andrea Miller (Billy Elliot, UK and Ireland Tour; Pass The Porter, The Spa Bridlington; Fables and Fairytales, The Spa Bridlington), Christopher Lyne (Romeo and Juliet, Wilde Theatre; Robin Hood The Pantomime, Peepul Centre; The Hired Man, Union Theatre) and Prince Plockey (Future Voices, Southwark Playhouse; You Forgot The Mince, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and UK Tour; Tis Pity She's A Whore, Tristan Bates Theatre) will join Tori Allen-Martin in H.R.Haitch - a hilarious and charming new musical for princesses and paupers alike. (more...)

Una storia di coraggio e di traguardi: il Sistina festeggia mille aperture di teatro con la prima di Billy Elliot
by Sara Crescente - Apr 15, 2018

Mille. Il 6 aprile il Sistina, in occasione della prima di Billy Elliot, apre il sipario per la millesima volta per Massimo Romeo Piparo che ha diretto e adattato, oltre al musical in scena quella sera, anche Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Hairspray, Tutti Insieme Appassionatamente e tanti altri titoli di grande importanza. (more...)

Se anuncian los finalistas a los Premios Teatro Musical 2018
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 13, 2018

LA FAMILIA ADDAMS y Billy Elliot lideran con el mayor numero de nominaciones (more...)

KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Announces First Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Romance of the Rose Productions announces the first casting for the new West End musical Knights of the Rose. Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre. Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) who is joined by Chris Cowley (Palamon), Oliver Saville (Hugo), Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess), Rebekah Lowings (Isabel), Matt Thorpe (Horatio), Ruben Van keer (John), Katie Birtill (Hannah) and Bleu Woodward (Emily). Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Fulton Theatre in association with Maine State Music Theatre is excited to bring to the stage, Million Dollar Quartet! The electrifying story of how 4 stars made music history! (more...)

Experience An Authentic Night At The Grand Ole Opry In Nashville, Tennessee With NASHVILLE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Direct from Music City, U.S.A, American country music spectacular Nashville Live is to get its UK premiere in June. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre is opening its 33rd season with the regional premiere of Merrily We Roll Along, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, May 9 through June 3, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm; there is no performance on Wednesday, May 23rd. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, May 11th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns to Australia in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents are delighted to announce that Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour. The hugely successful West End musical premiered in Australia in 2007 as the first international production outside of the UK, prior to its Broadway premiere. With the first Australian tour concluding in Melbourne in 2009, this new 10th Anniversary tour kicks off in 2019, ten years after the curtain came down in Australia. (more...)

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