We Will Rock You on Tour

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Fall 2013


Natasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled.  (more...)

North American Regional Premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU Opens in Thunder Bay
by Taylor Long - Sep 8, 2017

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON is excited to announce the dynamic and thrilling cast for the North American Regional premiere of the musical We Will Rock You, featuring the music of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Directed by Magnus Theatre's Artistic Director Thom Currie, We Will Rock You is the inaugural production of our 2017-2018 season, opening September 8 and running through September 23. (more...)

SHOW QUEEN Returns Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Start spreading the news! Sydney's favourite cabaret night, SHOW QUEEN, is back starting Sunday 24 September. Hosted by Trevor Ashley, SHOW QUEEN features a handpicked line-up of Australia's most talented and celebrated musical theatre stars alongside the next generation of performers. (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

Company Eleven to Present First Musical THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at the MC Showroom in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

From October 6 to 7 at The MC Showroom, Company Eleven will stage its first musical, 'They're Playing Our Song' (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

The London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village is now open and runs until Sunday 1st October 2017. This hilarious musical comedy is based on the hit. The show has music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick based on the screenplay by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins.  (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to Catch 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed five star London Fringe Premiere production of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village is entering it's final two weeks running until Sunday 1st October 2017. (more...)

West End And Broadway Star Kerry Ellis To Celebrate Bolton Pride
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Musical theatre royalty Kerry Ellis will appear in a very special evening of Voices & Lyrics next month to bring Bolton Pride 2017 to a close in style. (more...)

Alexander Hanson Joins the English Language World Premiere of THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Alexander Hanson joins the company of The Lie playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond. Hanson replaces James Dreyfus who has regretfully had to withdraw from the production on medical advice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of HEAVEN ON EARTH UK Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the brand-new arena spectacular Heaven on Earth which will be touring arenas across the UK from December 2017 to May 2018. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Brand New Arena Spectacular HEAVEN ON EARTH UK Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the brand-new arena spectacular Heaven on Earth which will be touring arenas across the UK from December 2017 to May 2018. (more...)

Full Cast and First Look at FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Joining the previously announced cast, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val. Alan will be played by Neil Hurst, one of dozens of Yorkshiremen who applied for the role through an open audition call. (more...)

West End Stars from WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, DREAMGIRLS and More Join Songwriter Joey Contreras' London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Award-winning New York songwriter Joey Contreras is bringing his blend of contemporary musical theatre and pop music to the Live At Zedel stage for one night only on Sunday, 24 September. (more...)

Northern Beaches Gets Its First Cabaret Festival: CABARET IN THE GLEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Glen Street Theatre is proud to announce the program for the inaugural Cabaret in the Glen, the first cabaret festival on Sydney's Northern Beaches and North Shore. Over five days and nights, and across two live stages, Glen Street Theatre will transform into a glorious feast of entertainment, theatre, music, art and conversation. From film to live music concerts, panel events and cabaret, Cabaret in the Glen will be positively bursting at the seams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YANK! at Charing Cross Theatre
by Roy Tan - Jul 6, 2017

YANK! is based on the Off-Broadway hit production from 2010, with book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with his brother Joseph Zellnik's musical score paying homage to the timeless music of the 1940s. The musical is directed by James Baker, and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman with Jim Kierstead and Guy James. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos of the company onstage at the Charing Cross Theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: It's a Birthday Mystery at MADDIE'S KARAOKE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

It's Maddie's 25th birthday party but something's not right - the guest of honour hasn't shown up yet! Join five of Maddie's best friends as they try to sort out where the birthday girl is at while they fight to keep the party's spirits high (and struggle to keep their own dark secrets hidden). This intimate, interactive story unfolds over a series of hilarious and heart-breaking Karaoke-style songs in a party environment where the audience are fellow guests. (more...)

UK Tour of BEAUTIFUL Finds Its Carole King; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce that Bronte Barbe will play 'Carole King' in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. (more...)

James Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

James Nelson-Joyce  is to co-star with the previously announced Julian Clary in the world premiere of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. (more...)

Ben Richards to Star in SOME LOVERS at From Page To Stage Summer Festival; Further Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ben Richards returns to musical theatre in the premiere of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's SOME LOVERS - the head line show for Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) Summer Festival at The Other Palace. With just 12 performances, the seats will be some of the hottest musical theatre tickets in Town this summer (Thursday 24 August - 2 September 2017)! (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Hatton On Bringing EVITA To The West End
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Actress and singer Emma Hatton's previous work includes We Will Rock You and Wicked. She's now starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical Evita, which returns to the West End - previews begin at Phoenix Theatre tomorrow night. (more...)

Jared Zirilli, Pico Alexander, and Nick Imperato to Lead PANTRY BOYS Reading at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pantry Boys, a new play by Daniel Sauermilch, directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister), and featuring Pico Alexander (Punk Rock at MCC, upcoming feature film "Home Again"), Jared Zirilli (Romance Language, Pretty Filthy with The Civilians) and Nick Imperato (Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives) will be included as part of the Potomac Theater Project's (PTP/NYC) After Dark Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: GIANTS IN THE SKY and WE WILL ROCK YOU at 2017 Children's Musical Theater Festival in NYC
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jul 25, 2017

The 2017 Children's Musical Theater Festival took place July 15-16 in New York City at The Baruch Performing Arts Center. The 7th Annual festival was presented by Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway. The 2017 festival productions included a new version of the Queen Musical - We Will Rock You, part of the catalog at Theatrical Rights Worldwide and a brand new musical Giants in the Sky part of Beat By Beat Press licensing. Scroll down for photos from both shows! (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

Rachel Tucker Announces Two Edinburgh Festival Fringe Dates
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe in two intimate concerts at the Pleasance (more...)

NOW That's What I Call Music! Presents Today's Biggest Hits & Ultimate Parking Lot Playlist
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, presents today's biggest hits on NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 63, and the ultimate parking lot party playlist on NOW Tailgate Anthems, both set for physical and digital release on Friday, August 4. (more...)

Flash Sale: Save 46% On Tickets For EVITA In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set to captivate West End audiences again as it makes a much anticipated return to London, playing 12 weeks at the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July to 14 October 2017. Book tickets here! (more...)

Jordan Murphy Presents A Night On The Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Do you LOVE new musical theatre? Do you want to support new writing? Well, this is for you! (more...)

Barn Theatre to Save Music with WE WILL ROCK YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

The hilarious futuristic comedy We Will Rock You shakes up the Barn stage July 11 - 23. Based on hit songs by the British rock group Queen, prepare to be thoroughly rocked in this magnifico-o-o- o-o- musical fantasy! (more...)

Red Hot Chilli Pipers to Play Majestic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bagpipes with attitude.  Drums with a Scottish accent. The Majestic Theater, Gettysburg will rock on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with the Red Hot Chilli PIPERS - (NOT the Peppers!) -- a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers -- who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.  'A Red Hot Chilli Pipers concert is akin to a traditional Scottish Hogmanay, or New Year's Eve Celebration,' observed Jeffrey Gabel, The Majestic's Founding Executive Director. 'So don your kilts and let's party!' (more...)

David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its sixth year in the West End and is booking until 27 May 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour's West Hyler's GEORAMA Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by co-book writer Matt Schatz, additional music and lyrics plus arrangements by Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by co-book writer West Hyler. (more...)

Jemma Rix Releases New Album 'Gravity'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Dubbed the best female vocalist in Australia, musical theatre superstar Jemma Rix has today released her much anticipated debut album, GRAVITY, available now at www.jemmarix.com and can soon be downloaded from iTunes. (more...)

Ben Lewis, Kelly Mathieson, Jeremy Taylor, and Amy Manford to Lead THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

As the musical heads into its 32nd year, the producers have just announced key cast changes for "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA". Joining the cast from 4 September are Ben Lewis who will play the title role of 'The Phantom', Kelly Mathieson as 'Christine Daae' and Jeremey Taylor as 'Raoul'. Joining them is Amy Manford as the alternate 'Christine Daae', (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Hansol Jung's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Wild Goose Dreams, by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5 - October 1 (press opening: Sunday, September 10) in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

Will Swenson Will Return to WAITRESS as Earl This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that on September 12, 2017 Tony Award nominee Will Swenson will return to the hit Broadway musical in the role of Earl, the ne'er-do-well husband, opposite Betsy Wolfe as Jenna, the titular pie-maker. Earl is currently played by Joe Tippett, who will play his final performance on September 10. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Tour to Stop at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

EastEnders' Rita Simons, Lucie Jones, who is representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Never Give Up On You' on Saturday May 13, and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to star in a major new UK tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical. (more...)

Daniel Diges nominado a los Premios Bibi Ferreira por LES MISERABLES
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 2, 2017

Estos galardones, ya en su quinta edición, destacan el trabajo de los profesionales de Teatro Musical en Brasil en la temporada 2016-2017. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)

Marc Martel to Bring THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Marc Martel. Get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet when The Ultimate Queen Celebration comes NJPAC with a concert that incorporates nearly two dozen of that classic rock band's greatest hits: 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' 'Somebody to Love,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' and many more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below to Benefit Project Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

This August, Broadway Workshop presented their 3rd annual benefit concert for Project Broadway at NYC's famed supper club - Feinstein's/54 Below. The show entitled - MORE SHOWS WE'VE DONE, featured music from Broadway Workshop's past main stage and workshop productions. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 16, 2017

Few years in recent memory have included such a host of dramatic events, so it is perhaps no surprise that the turbulent time that was 2016 has been chosen as the subject of this new musical from Evolution Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Noel Sullivan and Suzanne Packer Join TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL at Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre in association with Cape Town Opera presents the world premiere of brand new musical TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL this autumn, bringing the atmosphere and stories of Cardiff Bay's vibrant past at the height of the South Wales coal trade to life on stage at Wales Millennium Centre from 13 to 25 November with opening night for press on 15 November. (more...)

Show of the Month: Find Great Ticket Deals On EVITA In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set is captivating West End audiences again on its return to London, playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 14 October 2017. Book tickets here from £25 (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HIGH FIDELITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Neil Gooding Productions (Sweet Charity, Dogfight) and Highway Run Productions (Rent) are thrilled to announce the full cast of HIGH FIDELITY. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 November, High Fidelity is based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

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