Closer to Heaven

Dave is a young Irish boy seeking the big time in London. Set amid hedonistic gay culture, straight Dave learns that things are not as straightforward as they seem.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016
The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre has announced the casting for its three semi-staged readings: Whatsonstage Award nominee Beverley Klein (Platonov, Ivanov, National Theatre; Candide; ENO), Ian Reddington (EastEnders; Coronation Street), Gerard McCarthy (Beautiful Thing; Hollyoaks), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Shafetsbury Theatre; Legally Blonde, Kilworth House) and Union J's Jaymi Hensley are all taking part in the season at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016
Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
 Mankind has long sought to understand the mysteries of the afterlife and communicate with lost loved ones. World renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh brings us one step closer to heaven by resolving our concerns of the afterlife and offers a bridge to reconnect hearts and souls across the veil. HamletHub Whole New You Series presents James Van Praagh at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. and is partially underwritten by Green Rocks Inn, Nutmeg Livery Service and Reliance Merchant Services.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Uptown Players kicks off its 2017-2018 season with the hit musical The Full Monty, running October 20 November 5 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
Hit singer/songwriter Bryan Wayne is quickly learning to practice the lines from his upcoming single, “Simplify,” but it isn't necessarily by choice.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016
 Mankind has long sought to understand the mysteries of the afterlife and communicate with lost loved ones. World renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh brings us one step closer to heaven by resolving our concerns of the afterlife and offers a bridge to reconnect hearts and souls across the veil. HamletHub Whole New You Series presents James Van Praagh at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Today, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. and is partially underwritten by Green Rocks Inn, Nutmeg Livery Service and Reliance Merchant Services.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Full casting has been announced for the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD at the EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE from TUE 9 - SAT 20 JULY 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
The full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD opening at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 3 December has been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers heads to London for a reading at the Arcola Theatre on November 30th. Following its international premier at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway run in New York City, Your Alice returns to the UK this fall. Produced by Pinkhouse Productions LLC, Your Alice follows Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) as he tells his child muse, Alice, her favorite story for the last time. As they sail down the Oxford River, his beloved characters weave the audience in and out of Wonderland and through his tortured relationship with 10-year-old Miss Liddell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
To kick off its 18th season, Uptown Players will present the world premiere of A Very Judy Christmas. Written and directed by B.J. Cleveland, the production runs December 1-16, 2018 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, and marks the return of  Janelle Lutz as Judy Garland.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
Uptown Players presents its 14th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '16, running May 5 - 8, 2016 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.
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.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer,  announces its 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. Concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) from July 19 through August 23, 2017. For more information visit landmarksorchestra.org.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017
Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
Uptown Players presents its 15th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '17, running March 2 - 5, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by Roy Tan - Jun 26, 2016
LWL Investments and Entertainment presents SAVAGE June 29th - July 23rd 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look into rehearsals for the production - scroll down to see photos!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017
The world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel gets its London premiere at the Union Theatre, now through Saturday 15 July. Press night is tonight 23 June 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017
Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
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!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2018-2019 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Moody Performance Hall. The season will feature the regional premieres of the 2017 Drama Desk nominated musical, The View Upstairs, a new comedy from the writer of NBC's Emmy-nominated hit "This is Us", The Cake, plus the world premiere of a special holiday tribute, A Very Judy Christmas. Also in the season lineup are the hilarious 2016 Broadway musical, Disaster!, and the Tony Award-winning Musical Spring Awakening, which will be presented at Moody Performance Hall. Rounding out its 2018-2019 season is its annual fundraising production, Broadway Our Way, also at Moody Performance Hall and the previously announced production of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika.
by Roy Tan - Jul 5, 2016
LWL Investments and Entertainment presents SAVAGE A new play by Claudio Macor June 29th - July 23rd 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look into the production shots by the official photographer Roy Tan.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Producers today announce that 'MUSIK' by writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe is to transfer immediately to London following its world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
by Kristen Morale - Jul 14, 2019
Written by Solnik, directed by Nikki Reed and presented by Executive Artistic Director Crystal Fields, "Birds of Paradise" is being performed in the East Village for a very limited run. With opening night this past Thursday and running only through July 14th, this show is definitely one I recommend seeing. With a rather clever plot that is as touching as it is on the constant brink of drama, "Birds of Paradise" is now one of my favorite of Solnik's productions.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys join the production team for upcoming stage adaptation of Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette, creating music to bring the 80s-set drama to life.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017
In 2017 Watford Palace Theatre proudly presents the world premiere musical I Capture the Castle, based on the iconic novel by Dodie Smith, and co-produced with the Octagon Theatre Bolton and Kevin Wallace Limited, in association with Deborah Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018
Uptown Players brings a limited engagement of everyone's favorite kickline to Dallas for one weekend only with its run of A Chorus Line, February 2-4 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Arts District.
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Singer/songwriter Bryan Wayne had more reasons to be excited than most artists, celebrating his While You Waitalbum release recently with a party at SESAC with friends and family. Diagnosed with terminal ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) last year, the 14-song collection is a gift to his wife, two boys, friends and family, the ALS community and is a 'thank you' to an industry that continues to support his dreams. It is available at www.bryanwaynemusic.com and all online retailers and streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017
WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced details of the 2017 Summer Performing Arts Conservatory.  In past years, the Conservatory for children and teens, held at the Addison Theatre Centre, was structured for students to present a fully-realized performance of a published play or musical at the end of the two-week program.  In the new restructured two-week Conservatory, students will be cultivating their skills in three intensive courses, each led by a different professional theatre artist. This training will offer a more well-rounded experience, and will provide the students with a strong artistic foundation that can be used in the classroom or on the professional stage. The students will also gain valuable interpersonal communication skills that will benefit their day-to-day lives. The Conservatory will culminate in a performance showcase for friends and family focused on utilizing the skills and crafts learned over the two-week program. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
Uptown Players presents its 15th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '17, running March 2 - 5, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by Matt Smith - Dec 7, 2016
Hey there, teenage Baltimore (and St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, New York, and pretty much every other city out there in America!) Don't change that channel! 'Cause every for just one afternoon night when the clock strikes four eight, you can shake it, shake it, shake with the nicest kids in town (and the best of Broadway!) during tonight's high-octane broadcast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Yup... you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the rain from above, and you definitely can't stop the influx of tweets that will no doubt be pouring in throughout the duration of the live show! As has become an annual tradition, everyone will presumably throw in their two cents and chime in on the action via Twitter.... and Broadway's best and brightest are certainly no exception!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 6, 2016
After three smash years of live musicals which included visits to the lush hillsides of Austria, a technicolor adventure in Neverland, and a wildly wonderful visit to the land of Oz, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt and his team have proven themselves trailblazers in the modern age of live televised musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016
Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland.
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016
Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016
AND THEY'RE OFF... Meet the cast and creative team for the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, pictured this morming on the very first day of rehearsals.
by Review Roundups - Aug 9, 2019
Writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are currently presenting the world premiere of a new cabaret show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
To close its 17th season, Uptown's regional premiere of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne goes back in time to show the lengths employees will go to to hide their homosexual identity in order to preserve their job to convince society they are 'the Norm'. Perfect Arrangement, directed by B.J. Cleveland runs August 24 - September 2 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017
Uptown Players closes its 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the new comedy by Charles Busch, The Tribute Artist, running August 25 through September 10, 2017, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Get a first look at Frances Barber returning to the legendary role of Billie Trix in the world premiere tonight of MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys and Jonathan Harvey at Assembly Bijou at the Edinburgh Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
Living Over The Rainbow is a new musical based on a true story that made national headlines in 2008 when a young gay teenager, Lawrence King, was murdered by a fellow classmate at his high school in Oxnard, California. The circumstances of his death and the issues brought to light by it have now been made into a heartfelt and inspirational musical about acceptance and finding peace crafted by Roz Esposito.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
To close its 17th season, Uptown's regional premiere of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne goes back in time to show the lengths employees will go to to hide their homosexual identity in order to preserve their job to convince society they are 'the Norm'. Perfect Arrangement, directed by B.J. Cleveland runs August 24 - September 2 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Reading Rep Theatre today announces the world première of Helen Eastman's The Nutcracker, a brand-new musical adaption of the classic tale for all the family. The production opens at Reading Studio from 20 December, with previews from 17 December, and runs until 23 December 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016
Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017
Following the smashing success of the 2016 production of Aida, the critically acclaimed Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), Dallas' award-winning men's chorus, are thrilled to collaborate again to present a concert version of the musical Titanic from May 5-7, 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are to present the world premiere of a new cabaret show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.