Billy Elliot on Tour

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes to Star in Sneak Peek of DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Theater J Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Theater J's 2018 Annual Benefit is an elegant and lively evening of theater, socializing, and delectable food and drink at Arena Stage. The centerpiece of the event is a "sneak peek" reading of Ken Ludwig's brand new play Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Mr. Ludwig, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright, directs the reading, which stars Tony Award nominees Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes. This celebration, which supports the nation's most distinctive and progressive Jewish theater, will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Breaking: Tony Goldwyn Joins Bryan Cranston and Tatiana Maslany in NETWORK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies announced today that TONY GOLDWYN ("Scandal," Promises, Promises) will join BRYAN CRANSTON (All The Way, "Breaking Bad") and TATIANA MASLANY ("Orphan Black," Mary Page Marlowe) in NETWORK at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dance Into Des Moines Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse opens its 100th season with its production of the Tony Award winner Billy Elliot The Musical, Oct. 5-28, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Billy Elliot The Musical is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company. (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents Joshua Turchin's Early Night Show LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Joshua Turchin returns to The Green Room 42 with his cabaret series, The Early Night Show LIVE! with Joshua Turchin, after recently appearing as emcee, accompanist and performer at (YOUNG). (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform On Night Only at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces a one-night-only evening with Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana onFriday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the intimate Kennedy Center Jazz Club. (more...)

Elton John Adds Dates to 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Unstoppable showman Elton John has added 25 more dates to his tour, according to Variety.  He's added multiple dates in Las Vegas, Philadelphia and several Canadian cities, among other stops. See the full list of the added stops below.  (more...)

PETER PAN Panto Flies In To St Helens This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Christmas came early this week at the press launch for Regal Entertainments' panto Peter Pan, which comes to St Helens Theatre Royal from Saturday 8 December 2018 - Sunday 13 January 2019. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

Brief 9/26: Read the Reviews For BERNHARDT/HAMLET, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 26, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: read all of the reviews for Bernhardt/Hamlet, and more! (more...)

by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 25, 2018

Anoche los elencos de Billy Elliot y EL MAGO POP acudieron a una de las primeras previas de WEST SIDE STORY en el Teatro Calderon (more...)

Breaking: Nell Benjamin & Duncan Sheik's BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Set for Goodspeed's 2019 Season; Plus THE MUSIC MAN, BILLY ELLIOT, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Last night during an exclusive Member event, Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the next season at The Goodspeed along with two tremendous new musicals set for The Terris Theatre. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE to Premiere at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Following its critically acclaimed run at the Brits Off Broadway Festival, the much-applauded British production of Operation Crucible premieres in New York City at The Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th Street, October 31, 2018 and running through December 23, 2018 at Tues-Sat - 8pm; Sat & Sun 2:30pm and 7pm. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 23
by Audition Roundup - Sep 23, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 23, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA at LG Art Center, 'That's Not Right!'
by Jimin Lee - Sep 23, 2018

Do you know what the nickname of September 13 is? It is called the "Roald Dahl Day," a holiday dedicated to the beloved storyteller, Roald Dahl. Out of his amazing books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James and The Giant Peach, Royal Shakespeare Company had chosen Matilda as its next big musical project. MATILDA was first premiered on West End in 2011, following with a Broadway premiere in 2013. Since then, this show has been produced in several English-speaking countries. However, in 2017, a rumor began to spread that they were having their first non-English speaking country production. Everybody was excited to find out which country took the honor. Finally, in August 16th, 2018, the first non-English speaking production of MATILDA had its first premiere in LG Arts Center of Seoul, South Korea.  (more...)

Lightning Bolt Productions Launches 2nd Season With LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Jessie Hoffman, Producer & Artistic Director for Lightning Bolt Productions, today announced the theatrical company's first major production this season, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals For Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Nuevo spot de BILLY ELLIOT EL MUSICAL en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 19, 2018

El musical ganador de 12 Premios del Publico BroadwayWorld Spain regresa a Madrid en su 2ª Temporada (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns To Teatre Rozrywki! Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The adored musical, Billy Elliot returns to the polish stage after its run April 2018 run from October 16 to 20, 2018. Tickets can be purchased by telephone, via email or in person at the box office. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Kicks Off Season with STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Have you ever had friends who were more like family? The ones that knew everything about you, loved you anyway and gave you strength when you had none? (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere Of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the Cape Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, (more...)

Jon Finn visita BILLY ELLIOT en su primer aniversario
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Oct 9, 2018

El pasado 5 de octubre, la version española de Billy Elliot cumplio su primer año en Madrid lleno de exitos tras 373 funciones, y recibio por sorpresa una visita de Jon Finn, productor de la pelicula original en la que se basa el musical. (more...)

Eric Woodall Joins NC Theatre As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce the hiring of a familiar face as the theatre's new Artistic Director. Broadway casting director and Benson, NC native, Eric Woodall, will join the NC Theatre team in November. Eric will provide artistic direction for all programming, including mainstage shows, the theatre's Conservatory training, and new works development. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Community Playhouse
by Denise Forney - Oct 8, 2018

With its high emotional content, theatricality, and emphasis on young performers and individual expression, this is the perfect season opener for the Des Moines Community Playhouse, which runs October 5-28. Don't miss out on the 'electricity!' (more...)

Discover Your Inner Elf at ELF THE MUSICAL At The Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical ELF to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. for the Dec. 18-23, 2018 engagement. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, ELF, is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA Opens This at Broadway By The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Broadway by the Bay ends their 2018 season with four-time Tony Award winning Elton John + Tim Rice's AIDA.  In the time of Pharaohs, a beautiful Nubian princess is taken from her land. But when a bond between her and the future ruler of Egypt grows, loyalties are tested, and both must question their true heart's desire. From the Broadway legends that brought you The Lion King, Evita, and Billy Elliot comes this epic tale of love and courage.    (more...)

BWW Review: A PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Captures a Chilling Lifetime of Decay
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 5, 2018

They say a picture paints a thousand words. In director Michael Michetti's compelling stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, it does more than that. It captures a lifetime. (more...)

Theatre at St. John's, Daniel Neiden Productions and Robert Neapolitan Present NUCLEAR FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Daniel Neiden Productions will bring back the 1980s musical revue Nuclear Follies by Gregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret, directed by Daniel Neiden.  Nuclear Follies will have a limited run to add some laughs through the midterm elections, it will begin performances on November 1 and run through November 7, 2018.  Graphics and scenic elements designed by Oscar-Nominated Bill Plympton. (more...)

Meet the Cast of KING KONG- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

The new musical King Kong begins performances tonight, Friday, October 5. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Review: IF I FORGET at Studio Theatre - Truly an Unforgettable Theatrical Event
by Charles Shubow - Oct 4, 2018

When I read that Studio Theatre would be presenting playwright Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET I was very excited. Why? Levenson won a Tony Award for his great book for hit musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Then I read the play won the Drama Desk Award for Best Off-Broadway play at the Roundabout Theatre in New York (see their informative study guide). Then when I saw what the play was about I really got excited. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and More Lead Cast of Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). (more...)

Get Ready For Something Big! NSMT Presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) concludes the 2018 Subscription Season with Broadway's big, fat, hit musical, HAIRSPRAY, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, October 30 thru Sunday, November 11, 2018.  (more...)

by Andrea Incera - Oct 2, 2018

WEST SIDE STORY, dirigida por Federico Barrios, llega por todo lo alto. (more...)

Broadway Stars And More Sing Disney At The Montalban To Benefit Hope Of The Valley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE is amping up for one of the most incredible nights in theatre in Los Angeles. In a special performance on October 13th, hosted by Broadway's Michael-Leon Wooley (Netflix's 'AJ and the Queen'). Following last year's epic Broadway night, this year, Broadway to the Rescue GOES DISNEY. On this special night, 25 of Broadway's brightest and best, along with an ensemble of over 50 performers, will take to the stage to sing songs and create show-stopping performances based on hits from your favorite Disney movies and musicals, including THE LITTLE MERMAID, MARY POPPINS, FROZEN, HERCULES, ALADDIN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and many more. (more...)

BFI London Film Festival Announces 2018 Juries
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announces its jury line-up for this year's Festival Awards. The juries will be led by: Academy Award-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson, nominee for the LFF Best Film Award for Room (LFF 2015 and also director of Frank, winner Best Screenplay BIFA 2014); Francis Lee, winner of the 2017 BIFA for Best Debut Screenwriter for God's Own Country; the prolific, award-winning documentary producer Simon Chinn, who won the 2009 and 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary for Man on Wire and Searching For Sugarman respectively; and director Rungano Nyoni, whose film I Am Not a Witch was in the First Feature competition in the Festival last year (securing her a nomination for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI), won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and is the UK's entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2019 Academy Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer For Signature Theater's BILLY ELLIOT in DC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the trailer for Signature Theater's Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical will run from October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

MATILDA Creates Magic At Village Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Village Theatre is elated to bring Roald Dahl's magical misfit Matilda to the stage in the hit musical that swept up five Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, and was named TIME's #1 Show of the Year in 2013. The production features an incredible cast of 15 local youth who have been training for their roles in music, acting, and CrossFit since June. They will be joined by some of the Puget Sound's best performers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 19, 2018

Audiences familiar with Signature Theatre know that it is not uncommon for Matthew Gardiner to wear dual hats as both a musical's director and choreographer. However, having dual actors tackle the lead role brings its own set of unique challenges. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of LES MISERABLES, Lead By Killian Donnelly
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh announced full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schonberg musical "LES MISERABLES" playing at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 19 February - 30 March 2019. (more...)

by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Oct 18, 2018

Torna per la seconda stagione al Teatro Sistina di Roma il musical MAMMA MIA! che prosegue il suo secondo tour nazionale con molte date gia sold out. Dal debutto avvenuto a Londra nel 1999 questo musical e stato tradotto in 26 lingue, rappresentato in 50 paesi ed e stato visto da piu di 60 milioni di spettatori in tutto il mondo. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: NETWORK on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2018

NETWORK will begin performances on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). NETWORK is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove (The Damned), adapted by Tony and Olivier Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and based on the Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky. (more...)

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced key casting for the 2019 season, including Michael Blake as Othello and Amelia Sargisson as Desdemona in the season opener, Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known tragedies. (more...)

Lauren Boyd, Brad Bradley, and More Join Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Delaware Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete cast for A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s. (more...)

DM Playhouse Announces 2018 Dionysos Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2018 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, Oct. 14. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. The evening with a number from Billy Elliot The Musical, on stage now through Oct. 28. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/12 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and more! (more...)

Veteran Entertainment Publicist Emily McGill Announces Boutique PR Firm Press Play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

After a decade working in the New York City entertainment industry, veteran publicist Emily McGill founded Press Play, a boutique public relations firm serving the entertainment community. Prior to her most recent position with Disney Theatrical Productions where she handled the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin, Emily worked with boutique theatrical PR agencies The Hartman Group and Philip Rinaldi Publicity, as well as the 2015 New York Observer's number one public relations agency, DKC Public Relations. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Bring Holiday Cheer to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical ELF to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. for the Dec. 18-23, 2018 engagement. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, ELF, is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Project Shaw Announces The Cast For Shaw's BACK TO METHUSELAH (Part 1)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the next presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).The season will continue on October 22nd with Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah (Part 1). (more...)

#WEHAVEAVOICE2: A Benefit For Covenant House New York Comes to Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

On Friday, November 9, at 9:30 p.m. at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Ave, 4th Floor inside YOTEL,New York, NY 10036, youthful stars of stage and screen are coming together again for the second annual benefit concert for Covenant House New York, #WeHaveAVoice2. #WeHaveAVoice2 will be an energized night of songs, including pop, rock, r & b, oldies, original pieces, and more, but without show tunes or jazz hands. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Covenant House New York. For tickets visit . (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC at Olney Theatre Center - It was an Enchanting Afternoon
by Charles Shubow - Oct 1, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical if given a memorable presentation. (more...)

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