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Closer to Heaven - 2001 - London Fringe

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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6-7 Great Newport Street Leicester Square
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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 24, 2020
The cast and full creative team has been announced for Hope Mill Theatre's hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT, directed by Luke Sheppard.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
Hope Mill Theatre has announced that after selling-out the live run of their revival of the classic rock musical RENT in only 48 hours, the production will be filmed and broadcast online to a  strictly limited number of viewers.
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 28, 2019
Producers today announce that critically acclaimed 'MUSIK' by writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe is to get a four-week London run following its sold out world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
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 19, 2020
Following its critically acclaimed sell-out premiere at Liverpool Theatre Festival in September, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, will commence a short tour this year playing at venues opening to socially distanced audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
The Fosse Forest Ballet team has announced the release date of their sitcom pilot episode.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Hope Mill Theatre stages this hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT which will run to socially distanced audiences this autumn – with the 12-strong cast forming a ‘bubble’ for the duration of the show’s run in Manchester. 
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, 2020
The Fosse Forest Ballet team has revealed Darren Day as The Narrator for the pilot episode, which hopes to raise funds for the theatre community.
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 4, 2020
Get a first look at Rent at Hope Mill Theatre, running to socially distanced audiences with the 12-strong cast forming a 'bubble' for the duration of the show's run in Manchester.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
2020 has proven to be an exceptional year for the Tony Awards and the nominees in the category of Best Original Score are equally exceptional. In a category usually dominated by musical scores, all five nominees in the category come from plays.
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 - Nov 1, 2020
Hope Mill Theatre has announced that its hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT will play its final in-person performance November 3 due to strict lockdown measures put in place to stem the surge of Covid-19 cases in Britain.  
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 - 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 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 BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 24, 2020
Rehearsals are underway for the UK premiere of viral hit musical Be More Chill. BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body attended a very special press rehearsal, where he got to chat with some of the cast and see what all the buzz is about... Watch the video!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Peter Bull is today announced as the 13th Artistic Associate of the King's Head Theatre, and will be staging several shows at the theatre in 2020, the first of which will be the Off-Broadway musical hit, Naked Boys Singing! in March 2020, with further projects to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Rehearsal photos have been released for The Barn Theatre's upcoming Built By Barn production of Oscar Wilde's cherished comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Bryan Hodgson (Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Salad Days).
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 5, 2020
Frances Barber stars as outrageous Billie Trix, icon, rock star, screen goddess, drug addict in 'MUSIK' by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Be More Chill officially comes to London tonight at The Other Palace!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2020
Rehearsals are underway for the UK premiere of viral hit musical Be More Chill.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Casting for the UK premiere of Be More Chill, the mind-bendingly fun, smash hit Broadway musical was announced today.
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019
C-c-c'mon! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the viral hit musical Be More Chill is making its UK premiere this February at The Other Palace, and we're getting a first look at the cast that's bringing Jeremy Heere, Michael Mell, The Squip, and more to life in this new video. Check it out!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019
Today's top stories: Beetlejuice will close in June, and more!
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 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.