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National Youth Theatre to Hold CHIC TO CHIC Fundraising Gala Dinner At Café De Paris National Youth Theatre to Hold CHIC TO CHIC Fundraising Gala Dinner At Café De Paris
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

On Monday 20 November, The National Youth Theatre (NYT) hosted fundraising gala 'Chic to Cheek' atCaf de Paris, attended by current NYT performers, past alumni and VIP guests. The event raised over 100,000 which will continue to support The National Youth Theatre's ongoing projects. (more...)
Leicester Square Theatre & Museum of Comedy Announce December 2017 Lineup Leicester Square Theatre & Museum of Comedy Announce December 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Leicester Square Theatre and Museum of Comedy have announced their December 2017 lineups. Scroll down for details! (more...)
Julie Walters and More Set for The Old Vic's 'Voices Off' and 'One Voice' Series Julie Walters and More Set for The Old Vic's 'Voices Off' and 'One Voice' Series
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

The Old Vic today announces new performances in its Voices Off and One Voice series as well as Christmas Storytelling as part of its programme for families. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at UK Premiere of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Bridge House Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at UK Premiere of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Bridge House Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

The UK premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play will run at The Bridge House Theatre this holiday season, playing 27 November through 23 December 2017. Adapted from the Lux Radio Hour broadcast of the original film by Lance Arthur Smith, the show includes original lyrics, music and arrangements by Jon Lorenz. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
BWW TV: Tom Morris and Louis Maskell Talk New Musical THE GRINNING MAN BWW TV: Tom Morris and Louis Maskell Talk New Musical THE GRINNING MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Acclaimed new musical The Grinning Man is coming to London's Trafalgar Studios this winter, playing 5 December to 17 February, 2018. Get a sneak peek of the show and watch interviews with the star and director below! (more...)
FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS Embarks On New Spring UK Tour FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS Embarks On New Spring UK Tour
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Fresh from a highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, and a successful UK tour and London run, From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads will be embarking on a new UK tour this spring. Celebrating David Bowie, one of the greatest musical figures of all time, this fantastic production has now played over 100 shows to delighted and enthralled audiences. (more...)
Playhouse Theatre Announces Shona White As Patron Playhouse Theatre Announces Shona White As Patron
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Scottish actress, singer and musical theatre star Shona White has accepted an invitation to become Patron of The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. (more...)
Brand New Production of SUMMER HOLIDAY to Tour the UK in 2018 Brand New Production of SUMMER HOLIDAY to Tour the UK in 2018
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Based on the iconic 1960's film starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows this brand new stage musical includes all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics. The famous red double-decker bus with make its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on 8 May 2018 before touring the UK. (more...)
First Casting Announced For LENNON'S BANJO at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre First Casting Announced For LENNON'S BANJO at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Lennon's Banjo one of the most hotly-anticipated new plays of 2018 - will premiere at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre next spring. And today producers reveal the first four cast members who will appear in this fascinating romp through Beatledom to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia - the first instrument John Lennon learnt to play - missing for 60 years and now worth millions! (more...)
Photo Flash: The Cast of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO Takes London! Photo Flash: The Cast of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO Takes London!
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Some members of the cast of Cirque du Soleil's OVO (coming to the Royal Albert Hall in January 2018) went out and about in London and took some colorful photos. Check them out below! (more...)
BWW Review: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, Cervantes Theatre BWW Review: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, Cervantes Theatre
by Gary Naylor on November 19, 2017 in UK / West End

This is a great, complex, problematic, Shakespearean, mythic, disturbing, provocative play. (more...)
BWW Review: MARNIE, London Coliseum BWW Review: MARNIE, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan on November 19, 2017 in UK / West End

After a season that saw some triumphant returns of classic operas, such as the magnificent revival Jonathan Miller's The Barber of Seville, the ENO has taken another gamble on bringing a brand new production to the stage of the London Coliseum. Following Two Boys in 2011, Marnie is the young composer Nico Muhly's second world premiere for ENO. (more...)
BWW Review: MISS JULIE, Jermyn Street Theatre BWW Review: MISS JULIE, Jermyn Street Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina on November 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Directed by Jermyn Street Theatre's own artistic director Tom Littler, Miss Julie is revived in an effortlessly visceral new production. (more...)
VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Chats UNMASKED and Names His Favorite Show Tune of All Time VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Chats UNMASKED and Names His Favorite Show Tune of All Time
by Stage Tube on November 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber stopped by Elvis Duran of iHeart Radio to chat about his upcoming memoire UMASKED. Watch below as he dishes on the details, discusses his long and prolific career, and chooses what he believes is the greatest show tune ever written (hint: it's not one of his). (more...)
BWW Review: TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL, Wales Millennium Centre BWW Review: TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL, Wales Millennium Centre
by Kerrie Nicholson on November 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Having also played host to The Mandela Trilogy opera and new musical Only The Brave, it seems that the Wales Millennium Centre seems to be making a name for itself when it comes to mounting new productions. In its latest venture: Tiger Bay The Musical audiences are transported back to Cardiff in the 1900's, celebrating the heritage and events that shaped it into the city we know today, all woven together with a score by local composer Daf James and an array of Welsh talent in its cast. (more...)
BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Shoreditch Town Hall BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Shoreditch Town Hall
by Nicky Sweetland on November 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Following a hugely successful UK tour and an engagement at the acclaimed Feinstein's/54 Below in New York, West End star Rachel Tucker has become a celebrated solo performer. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Photo Flash: First Look at EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Roy Tan on November 18, 2017 in UK / West End

A big hit at Sheffield Crucible, this new British musical - based on a documentary - about a teenage boy coming out as a drag queen gets a deserved West End transfer. It stars John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll and Mina Anwar, with a score by Dan Gillespie Sells of The Feeling. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look below! (more...)
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW Blows Blizzard Across the UK Starting Tonight SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW Blows Blizzard Across the UK Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Enter a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have seen before. A world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow (more...)
BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Talks New Christmas Album and Solo Concerts BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Talks New Christmas Album and Solo Concerts
by Nicole Ackman on November 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Marisha Wallace is taking over the role of Effie White, alongside Moya Angela and Karen May, in the West End Dreamgirls from 20 November, after being one of the Effie alternates. She's also performing two London concerts at Charing Cross Theatre on 3 December to celebrate the release of her debut album, Soul Holiday. (more...)
VIDEO: Let It Snow! New Music Video for 'Afraid of Heights' from THE CHRISTMASAURUS LIVE VIDEO: Let It Snow! New Music Video for 'Afraid of Heights' from THE CHRISTMASAURUS LIVE
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in UK / West End

Tom Fletcher today releases a stunning music video to accompany the groundbreaking release of The Musical Edition of his hit novel 'The Christmasaurus'. 'Afraid Of Heights' is one of 14 new songs taken from the cd 'The Christmasaurus'. The video is based on the true story of teenager Lily Rice, who is the first European female to perform a backflip in a wheelchair. Lily accomplished the feat in Cardiff after 6 hours of practicing. Check it out below! (more...)
BWW Review: THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Young Vic BWW Review: THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Young Vic
by Alistair Wilkinson on November 17, 2017 in UK / West End

Remaining true to the traditions of Aeschylus's time, The Suppliant Women company consists of three professional actors, a professional musician and a recruitment of locals - who have trained and rehearsed in a choral-like manner, to create a 50-piece ensemble that roars on the Young Vic stage. (more...)
ANGELS IN AMERICA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, DREAMGIRLS, OSLO and More Make Evening Standard Theatre Awards Shortlist ANGELS IN AMERICA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, DREAMGIRLS, OSLO and More Make Evening Standard Theatre Awards Shortlist
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in UK / West End

Evening Standard has revealed its shortlist for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017. There are now three stars competing for each award. The ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Sunday, December 3. The awards will be co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Anna Wintour, Cate Blachett, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)
The Royal Court Theatre Releases Playwright's Podcast Series 2 Today The Royal Court Theatre Releases Playwright's Podcast Series 2 Today
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in UK / West End

Today the Royal Court Theatre releases the first episode in Series 2 of the Playwright's Podcast, S2: E1 Simon Stephens talks to Alice Birch. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Trailer BWW TV: Watch Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Trailer
by BroadwayWorld TV on November 17, 2017 in UK / West End

The Young Vic's highly praised West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 22 February 2018, marking the fourth collaboration between The Young Vic and National Theatre Live. Watch a trailer for the broadcast below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Robert Hastie Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sheffield Crucible Theatre BWW Interview: Robert Hastie Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sheffield Crucible Theatre
by Nicole Ackman on November 17, 2017 in UK / West End

Robert Hastie is currently Artistic Director of the Sheffield Theatres, following several years of directing in the West End. He discusses their upcoming Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz and how it feels to return to the space where he made his professional debut as an actor. (more...)