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Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

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The storyline: It is evening and a mother reminds her small child to put his toy-trains away and to go to bed. In the child's dream, the locomotives come alive: It is the night of the world championships for locomotives.



The young steam locomotive Rusty, charming but definitely no longer technically up to date, appears to stand no chance against its more modern challengers, such as the macho Greaseball. This self-confident diesel locomotive rocks like Elvis and conquers the hearts of its many female fans. When Electra, an ultra-modern e-locomotive, suddenly makes its appearance, the situation seems hopeless for the young steam locomotive. Beautiful Pearl, a 1st-class coach, leaves Rusty for Electra.



Three, two, one- go! The flags come down, the lights flash and the helmets sparkle. Locomotives and their coaches are hurtling along the tracks at lightning speed. The conflict between the trains comes to a climax, since the methods used to win this international race are not always fair. Suddenly it appears, the legendary "Starlight Express", like a fiery comet's tail in the sky. The night is full of glittering stars as Rusty finds out what is most important in life: believing in yourself. He finds new courage to enter the finale - and Pearl begins to understand who her true love belongs to...



Full Casting Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres Workshop Production Of SON OF RAMBOW - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Full casting is today announced for Nuffield Southampton Theatres workshop production of Son of Rambow - The Musical, running at The Other Palace from 24 May - 2 June. Director of NST, Samuel Hodges, directs Gemma Goggin (Miss Smith), Scarlet Billham (Tina), Tom Mccall (Barry), Jon Tarcy (Didier), Richard Dempsey (Brother Joshua), Cat Simmons (Sarah) and Felix Warren as Will and Aaron Gelkoff as Lee. Son of Rambow - The Musical is an adaptation of the hit cult film featuring an original 80s pop soundtrack by two of the UK's most successful pop writers Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler with the book by Richard Marsh. This marks Cooper and Coler's debut in writing for the stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Her First Broadway Show and More on The Late Late Show
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2018

After Audra McDonald and Billy Eichner share their experiences of watching 'Starlight Express' as their first Broadway show, James asks Billy Eichner about meeting one of Barbra Streisand's dogs and learns why Audra would never consider cloning her own dog. (more...)

The HAMILTON Experience At Victoria Palace Theatre
by Gary Naylor - May 15, 2018

Hamilton not reviewed, but experienced. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 2- Andrew Lloyd Webber Gets the Tony Tribute Treatment
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2018

On day two, we celebrate another of this year's lifetime achievement honorees, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber! (more...)

Darrian Ford Returns to NYC With NEW STANDARDS.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Darrian Ford singing his brand new album, NEW STANDARDS. NEW STANDARDS gives a nod to the golden age of jazz and standards and moreover, it is his personal statement. NEW STANDARDS promises to bring the audience on a journey of Ford's evolution - both personal and artistic. NEW STANDARDS will run the gamut from original vocal jazz compositions to contemporary tunes reimagined in the jazz idiom. The stories are deeply personal, from fatherlessness to breaking through unworthiness.  (more...)

THE STONE WITCH to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on Monday 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, in association with Alec Seymour, present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence).  Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement atThe Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM. (more...)

Diana Vickers Takes Over The Female Lead As Rock Musical MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS Releases Video Of Thrilling New Song 'Pandora's Hope'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Diana Vickers has joined the cast of rock musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus to play the female lead character, Eurydice. (more...)

Full Casting For Guy Chambers' THE SELFISH GIANT And Further Casting For AN IDEAL HUSBAND Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Spring has announced that Sally Bretton and Nathaniel Parker will join Edward Fox, Freddie Fox and Frances Barber in Jonathan Church's forthcoming production of An Ideal Husband. (more...)

Unmasked: Michael Jackson Wanted to Play the Phantom, Andrew Lloyd Webber Says
by Danielle Gutierrez - Mar 6, 2018

Could Michael Jackson have played the Phantom? In an interview with Rolling Stone, Andrew Lloyd Webber says the late singer once had his eye on the role early in the run of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Tickets On Sale For Nuffield Southampton Theatres Workshop Production Of SON OF RAMBOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Tickets go on sale today for the Nuffield Southampton Theatres workshop production of Son of Rambow - The Musical, running at The Other Palace from 22 May - 2 June. Director of NST, Samuel Hodges, directs the musical adaptation of the hit cult film featuring an original 80s pop soundtrack by two of the UK's most successful pop writers Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler and with the book by Richard Marsh. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, MARILYN MAYE'S 90TH BIRTHDAY, David Yazbek and More Head to 54 Below in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

This April, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Album Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Packs Gems Within Its Density
by David Clarke - Mar 30, 2018

For many, musical theater and Andrew Lloyd Webber are synonymous. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that his music has been influential within and outside of the world of musical theater. To celebrate the prolific composer's 70th birthday, UMe / Polydor has released ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, a sprawling and somewhat bloated 4-disc collection of music personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber himself. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

See photos from inside the the World Premiere of 'AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL'. (more...)

5th Avenue's KISS ME, KATE Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Kiss Me, Kate, which begins performances next Friday, April 6. (more...)

Piano Star Mark Berman Headlines Immersive Airbnb Concert Experience For Momentum Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Momentum Artists partners with Airbnb to launch this piano music Airbnb Experience featuring Mark Berman, renowned pianist and composer, at iconic and beloved cabaret club Don't Tell Mama, on restaurant row, in the heart of the theatre district. Berman, on piano, will be joined by special guest stars from the Broadway stage, and audience members will have a chance to sing onstage with Mark as well. For tickets, information and directions, visit https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/148984. (more...)

Kravis Center Announces THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL Starring Deborah Cox
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

???????The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from April 10 - 15. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

UN DÍA COMO HOY…: ¡Felicidades, STEPHEN SONDHEIM y ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER!
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Mar 22, 2018

Hoy comparten cumpleaños los grandisimos compositores Stephen Sondheim y Andrew Lloyd Webber, sin los cuales el Teatro Musical no habria sido el mismo, y hacemos un repaso por sus carreras y, sobre todo, por las producciones que se han hecho en España de sus obras. (more...)

ABC's THE GOLDBERGS to Pay Tribute to Legendary Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on March 28
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Coinciding with world-renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday, The Goldbergs, ABC-TV's number one comedy, will pay homage to the highly-successful composer on an upcoming episode, "Colors" on Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST. (more...)

Guest Blog: Richard Stilgoe On ORPHEUS - THE MYTHICAL at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The past 20 years have been a wonderful journey for the students, the staff and the many volunteers. And, of course, for me. For this special year, we are performing Orpheus - The Mythical, a musical about the Orpheus story which I wrote for the students in 2009 and have now rewritten. (more...)

Ben Jacoby, Eryn LeCroy And More To Take Part In Reading Of The New Musical EVANGELINE, A CURIOUS JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The new musical EVANGELINE, A CURIOUS JOURNEY will have an industry presentation on Friday, March 23 at 2PM at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street between 8th and 8th Avenues.)    (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Now Available to Download or Stream
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 18, 2018

British composer and impresario of musical theater Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest album collection 'Andrew Lloyd Webber: Unmasked - The Platinum Collection' is now available to download or stream at https://lnk.to/ALW_UnmaskedDeluxeFP made possible by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rock Musical MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Written by Sam Cassidy, directed by Arlene Phillips, Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus runs until Saturday in concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace. The production is semi-staged and performed by a live 6-piece rock band. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nadim Naaman Talks BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 5, 2018

Nadim Naaman is best known for playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End, though he has also appeared in shows like Sweeney Todd, Titanic and Chess. He has released a solo album, Sides, and has just co-written his first musical with Qatari composer Dana Al Farden. Broken Wings is based on a poetic novel by Khalil Gibran about forbidden love, gender equality and religion in 1912 Lebanon. (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

???????The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. (more...)

VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Relives Her Dangerous Broadway Debut & More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Jane Krakowski talks about her lifelong love of the Tony Awards and reminisces about her dangerous Broadway debut in Starlight Express on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Watch the clip below! (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks of his Life-Long Love of the Broadway Musical when Accepting his Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

On Sunday night, The Right Honourable The Lord Lloyd-Webber was honored with a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. While accepting the trophy, the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke of his life-long love for the Broadway musical. See Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Acceptance Speech. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Wins 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Tony Nominee Willy Falk to Star in LEGALLY BLONDE at Dream Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Willy Falk, best known for his Tony nominated performance as Chris in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon will play Professor Callahan in Dream Theater's production of Legally Blonde which begins performances January 26, 2018. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of The Full Monty. With a mix of raucous humor and an audacious pop-rock score, this Americanized stage version of the hit 1997 hit film features a book by Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Ragtime, Catch Me If You Can) with music and lyrics by David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). The Full Monty will be directed by Neil Dale (SDMT's Billy Elliot), with Music Direction by Don LeMaster, and choreography by Paul David Bryant (SDMT's Ragtime). The Full Monty runs January 26 - February 25, 2018, at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Album UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION is Available for Preorder
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webber's repertoire includes some of the world's most celebrated musicals; Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express, School of Rock, The Phantom of The Opera and Love Never Dies - to name but a few. (more...)

Dan Lauria to Lead the Off-Broadway Cast of THE STONE WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott J. Newsome, have announced, today, the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence). Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM. (more...)

Rock Musical MYTH Comes to The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Rock musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus, directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Sam Cassidy, will have 9 concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace from Saturday 10 - Saturday 17 March 2018. The production will be semi-staged and performed by a live 6-piece band. (more...)

Choreographer and TV Star Arlene Phillips To Join UK's First Musical Theatre Cruise
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Internationally acclaimed choreographer and TV personality Arlene Phillips will be hitting the high seas with Glitz, Glamour and Gossip onboard the UK's first ever fully immersive musical theatre cruise. (more...)

Rachel Lind presents I'M AN ONLY CHILD: AN EVENIG OF MUSICAL AFFIRMATION Comes to at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Rachel Lind is thrilled to be debuting her solo show, I'm an Only Child: An Evening of Musical Affirmation at Feinstein's/54 Below. Rachel made her Feinstein's/54 Below debut last spring in her musical, I Was There for You, based on the popular 90's sitcom FRIENDS. She can also be recognized by her neighbors as "The Girl Who Re-Enacts Starlight Express" in her apartment at 3am. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Ken Ard and Piano Virtuoso Mark Berman Perform in THAT THING CALLED LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Pangea presents Broadway veteran Ken Ard and piano virtuoso Mark Berman. Seasoned Broadway performer & Jazz Singer Ken Ard, Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, Jelly's Last Jam & Smokey Joe's Cafe, puts his own very special spin on amour in this pre-Valentines Day exploration of Love and its many feels. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Eva Noblezada, Sondheim Unplugged & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

Winter Storm Warning: Meet the Cast of FROZEN- Now in Previews!
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 24, 2018

FROZEN had its first preview last night, February 22 at the St. James Theater! Starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy as beloved Disney heroines Anna and Elsa, the musical is set for a March 22 opening. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifiki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian Macintosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. The production will open at Curve on Friday 6 April 2018 with a national press night on Thursday 19 April before playing at theatres across the UK and Ireland until 15 September 2018. (more...)

A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber Comes to Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Live at Chelsea are pleased to present a musical celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as part of the ongoing celebrations for his 70th birthday this year. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for THE ROCK MUSICAL MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Cast announced for the rock musical  Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus directed by Arlene Phillips (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME at University of Utah Department of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Feb 19, 2018

Under the highly professional direction of Denny Berry, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by the University of Utah Theatre Department is lovingly produced and highly enjoyable. With a vibrant 11-piece orchestra led by Alex Marshall and lovely choreography under Berry's tutelage by student Jesse Klick, BEAUTIFUL GAME scores. (more...)

BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
by Jade Kops - Feb 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld Sydney was given an exclusive taste of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION ahead of it's release on 16th March 2018 through Universal Music.  (more...)

CD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: The Platinum Collection
by Jenny Ell - Feb 13, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber is quite possibly the most recognised and mainstream composer in the musical theatre industry. Love him or hate him, he has penned the music for some of the world's most famous musicals and continues to write today. In celebration of his 70th birthday this year, he is releasing an ultimate hits collection named Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection and is being released in March as a two or four CD recording. (more...)

Tony Nominated Broadway Star Melissa Errico Makes New Orleans Debut On March 1 With Special Guest Bryan Batt
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Tony Award-nominated singer, actress and writer Melissa Errico, has starred on Broadway in 'Anna Karenina,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'High Society' and many other stellar productions. On March 1, 2018 she will make her New Orleans debut with the special Broadway @ NOCCA concert 'Sondheim & More' at Lupin Hall, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Amanda Abbington and Danny Mac Confirmed For The UK Premiere Of New Musical A LITTLE PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington and Sunset Boulevard leading man Danny Mac are the first stars to be announced for the UK premiere of the musical A Little Princess by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (Big Fish,The Addams Family, The Wild Party). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Images have been released offering a first look at the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman, which plays at Manchester's Opera House from Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August as part of its UK and Ireland tour. (more...)

Secret Jazz NYC Cabaret With Mark Berman And Ken Ard Announced 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

MOMENTUM ARTISTS and ARTS-NYpresentSecret Jazz NYC Cabaret with Mark Berman and Ken Ard Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:30 pmDon't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

Ambassador Theatre Group Secures The Acquisition Of Mehr! Entertainment, Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

ATG (Ambassador Theatre Group) is pleased to announce the purchase of Mehr! Entertainment, Germany.  Whilst ATG has operated in Europe since 2015 with BB Promotions, this represents ATG's first acquisition of venues in continental Europe. (more...)

CD Review: WHEN LOVE IS GONE, Meredith Braun
by Jenny Ell - Apr 1, 2018

Five years after the release of her well-received album 'Someone Else's Story', Meredith Braun brings us a new solo album, 'When Love Is Gone'. This release combines both specially selected songs and a couple of original numbers written by Braun herself. Inspired by a domestic abuse storyline on popular radio show The Archers, each song has a relationship with the next and the greatest success on this album is the choice and arrangement of song and the lyrics within them. (more...)

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