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(Holborn/Covent Garden) Aldwych
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King Richard's minstrel, Blondel, embarks on a quest to find the king but tries to make it big as a pop singer and songwriter at the same time.


'Les Blondes' Iconic French Actresses to Feature at  Alliance Française Classic Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Alliance Francaise, in partnership with STUDIOCANAL and in association with Mercury Cinema, is proud to present the Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival 14-15 October at the Mercury cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide. (more...)

Alexander Armstrong Releases Album, Announces Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Dapper, debonair and devastatingly quick-witted, Alexander Armstrong is instantly recognisable - as much for his perfectly enunciated voice as his impeccably groomed appearance. He is also a man who likes to take chances. Alexander made his name in comedy at the turn of the millennium, as one half of the BAFTA winning duo Armstrong & Miller. Then in 2009, on the back of his success as a regular guest host on "Have I Got News For You", he was offered a permanent role as the host of BBC1's "Pointless". Always one for a new challenge, Armstrong leapt at the chance. Now, he is branching out again. (more...)

Joe Harmston to Direct New Musical THE PRODIGALS, Starring Simon Bowman, at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

With its roots in the biblical tale of the Prodigal Son, The Prodigals follows the story of Colonel Luke Gibson, as he battles to balance his love for his two very different sons. One, Captain Mike Gibson, has been fighting for Queen and country in Afghanistan, whilst the other, Kyle has hit rock bottom after touring the country with his drug fuelled band. (more...)

Suzanne Shaw Joins Paul Nicholas in BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL World Premiere at the Orchard Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Suzanne Shaw is to join Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970's and 1980's. (more...)

FREE AS AIR Begin 5 October at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of Salad Days, and as part of the Finborough Theatre acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Stewart Nicholls directs the first professional UK revival in over 50 years of Julian Slade's musical Free As Air, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 6 October 2014 at 7.30pm) (more...)

Gameloft Teams Up with MediaTek to Unleash Stunning Graphical Gameplay for Modern Combat 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

HSINCHU, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, announce that the hotly anticipated Modern Combat 5 will be optimized on the new MT6592 octa-core smartphone chip, for Android smartphones. (more...)

Actor and Comedian Alexander Armstrong To Release Debut Album!
by Carrie Dunn - May 8, 2015

Known to millions for his TV and comedy work, Alexander Armstrong, a former choral scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, announces he has signed his first album deal with East West Records, a label of the Warner Music Group home to a diverse roster of artists from Michael Buble to Simply Red and actor Hugh Laurie. (more...)

Original Hal Prince Staging of EVITA Announced for South Africa this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Pieter Toerien and David Ian will present a South African season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, EVITA, in directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince. The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron. (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Art and Music Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

From today, May 2nd through Sunday May 4th (Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm,Sunday 12-7pm), join thousands of art, music, entertainment and of course tattoo aficionados at the Nassau Coliseum as the world renowned dynamic husband and wife duo Tattoo Lou and Jackie Rubino proudly present the United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo, Art and Music Festival 2014. (more...)

Gameloft and Honor Team Up to Offer an Innovative Experience to Their Communities
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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THE JEWISH LEGACY Travels to Hornchuch and Leeds
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Broadway's golden age of musical theatre wouldn't be what it is today without the incredibly talented Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Together they created an enduring legacy that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world every year. Continuing its successful tour, The Jewish Legacy now travels to Hornchurch and Leeds. (more...)

Brand New Version of BLONDEL to Premiere at Union Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart's court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June - Saturday 15 July. (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

Broadway's LES MISERABLES Welcomes New Fantine, Eponine, Marius, Enjolras and Thenardiers Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's Les Miserables will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning tonight, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet the New Cast of Broadway's LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's Les Miserables will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning tonight, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Nicholas To Star In BLOCKBUSTER! Opening In Dartford, Sep 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70's and 80's, is to get its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre,?Dartford from Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 September. (more...)

Watusi Regime to Bring LIGHT TO DARK to West Park Presbyterian Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Watusi Regime III: LIGHT TO DARK comes to West Park Presbyterian Church, April 15 and 16, 2016. (more...)

Gameloft and Opera Software partner to bring games on mobile in emerging markets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

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BWW Review: BLONDEL THE MUSICAL, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 28, 2017

Blondel The Musical has elements of pantomime and elements of the real punch of musical theatre in a show that works well only intermittently. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Will CHESS Make A Move to Broadway in 2018?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Chess might make a move back to Broadway! According to a recent interview with Whatsonstage, creator Tim Rice is hard at work on a revised version of the original 1986 show. 'We've got a new team in who helped to restructure the storyline and it seemed to work really well as a tabletop production, but the plan is to bring it to Broadway late next year,' says Rice. (more...)

CD Review: BLONDEL Original London Cast Album
by Nicky Sweetland - Jun 18, 2017

It's been over 10 years since the comedy musical Blondel was last seen on stage in London and with a new production about to open at the Union Theatre, Stage Door Records has released the Original London Cast album as a timely reminder of the wonderfully wacky show. (more...)

Sir Tim Rice to Discuss Life and Career in Special Evening at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Celebrating the premiere of Blondel, multi award-winning composer Tim Rice is to take part in a special evening to talk about his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies. (more...)

Anthony Van Laast Teams Up With Kenneth More For New Musical BOORSKALE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE.  (more...)

Jonathan Andrew Hume, Laura Jane Matthewson & Calum Melville Join Tim Gilvin at Live at Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Making his Live at Zedel debut on 19th July 2017 at 9.15pm, multi-award winning composer, lyricist and pianist TIM GILVIN leads an inspirational evening of musical theatre sharing his acclaimed scores with the help of a stellar cast of West End performers including JONATHAN ANDREW HUME (The Lion King), KATE MARLAIS (War Horse, The Human Comedy), LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON (Beyond The Fence, Dogfight, 2014 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and CALUM MELVILLE (Blondel, Moliere's Le Misanthrope).  It will be a brilliant and varied night of entertainment including exclusive performances of new work.  (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS - CD Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th. (more...)

Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

Suzanne Shaw Joins Paul Nicholas in BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL World Premiere at the Orchard Theatre, Sept 11; UK Tour Kicks Off Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Suzanne Shaw is to join Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970's and 1980's. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: I've Always Had A Dream From The Upcoming LOST WEST END 2 Album
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of HAIR Extends Through 2018; Initial Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

HAIR's new 50th anniversary production is to have a HAIR extension through to New Year 2018! The show was due to run until early December but already due to popular demand the show is now extending for a further 6 weeks to SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018 - the perfect night out especially over the Festive Season! (more...)

Gameloft Announces 3 of its Hit Games for Xiao Cong's First Game Console Designed in Partnership With 360
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

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Gameloft Announces Five of Its Most Popular Titles Will Be Optimized for Snail's OBox Game Box
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

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Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March-April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

Spike TV to Premiere INK MASTER Season 4, 2/25
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Spike TV's hit original, and the first tattoo reality-competition series, 'Ink Master' returns for a fourth season starting Tuesday, February 25 at 10 pm ET/PT (more...)

INTERSTELLAR, AMERICAN HORROR STORY Among VES Award Nominees; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The VES announces the nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games (more...)

Spike TV Premieres INK MASTER Season 4 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

SPIKE TV's hit original, and the first tattoo reality-competition series, 'Ink Master' returns for a fourth season starting tonight, February 25 at 10 pm ET/PT, and this time it's going to be a street fight. Tattoo artists from around the country will battle it out in permanent ink and sometimes with each other for a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked and, of course, the bragging rights title of 'Ink Master.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alexander Armstrong Sings! 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song'
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2014

Comedian and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong stole the show in 'Sir Tim Rice: A Life In Song' when he performed 'No Rhyme For Richard' from Blondel! (more...)

Photo Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Trent Armand Kendall and the band, Brass Illusion (under the direction of Marty Ash), in 'This Crazy Love' on the historic stage on August 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Joe Harmston Directs New Musical THE PRODIGALS, Starring Simon Bowman, at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

With its roots in the biblical tale of the Prodigal Son, The Prodigals follows the story of Colonel Luke Gibson, as he battles to balance his love for his two very different sons. One, Captain Mike Gibson, has been fighting for Queen and country in Afghanistan, whilst the other, Kyle has hit rock bottom after touring the country with his drug fuelled band. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

Aaron Sidwell & Louise English Join Cast of BLOCKBUSTER - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which features the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Art and Music Festival Kicks Off 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

From Friday May 2nd through Sunday May 4th (Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-7pm), join thousands of art, music, entertainment and of course tattoo aficionados at the Nassau Coliseum. (more...)

Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver's Musical BLONDEL to be Released on CD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Stage Door Records has just announced the 'Blondel' Original London Cast Recording will be released on May 26th, 2017. (more...)

Watusi Regime to Bring LIGHT TO DARK to West Park Presbyterian Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Watusi Regime III: LIGHT TO DARK comes to West Park Presbyterian Church, April 15 and 16, 2016. (more...)

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