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Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal of Amy Berryman's WALDEN Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal of Amy Berryman's WALDEN
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

The first show of the Harold Pinter Theatre RE:EMERGE season is Amy Berryman’s Walden. Get a peek inside rehearsals!
Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Release Statement on Easing of COVID Re Photo SOLT & UK Theatre Release Statement on Easing Restrictions
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

It was confirmed today by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that Step 3 easements will begin on 17 May, and that data shows that the government’s “four tests” for easing restrictions have been met. Beginning Monday 17 May, indoor hospitality will be able to reopen and indoor entertainment can resume, including cinemas, museums & children’s play areas.
VIDEO: Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELL Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for ALW's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Rehearsals are officially underway for the world premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book by Academy Award winning Emerald Fennell and lyrics from David Zippel.
BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers for Summer 2021 Photo BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers for Summer 2021
by Team BWW on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Calling all theatre-loving college kids! We're looking for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to share their knowledge, recommendations, and school tips in blogs for BroadwayWorld. Find out more about how you can blog for us!
Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events - Photo Benanti, Colella & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events
by Team BWW on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes a masterclass with Jenn Colella, and Laura and Linda Benanti on The Seth Concert Series!
Guest Blog: Nick Bromley On Bringing Stage Ghosts To Life Photo Guest Blog: Nick Bromley on Stage Ghosts
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2021 in UK / West End

Nick Bromley has been a West End company manager for the past half-century, but also happens to be a member of the Ghost Club and the Society for Physical Research. So he is perfectly poised to write Stage Ghosts and Haunted Theatres, a guided supernatural tour that offers an all-access pass to the phantoms past and present of London theatreland. Bromley here sets out his vision for the book, which has a foreword by Richard O'Brien of Rocky Horror Show renown.
Linzi Hateley Will Return as The Narrator at Some Performances of JOSEPH AND THE Photo Linzi Hateley Will Return as The Narrator at Some Performances of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2021 in UK / West End

Linzi Hateley – who starred in the original London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - will make a return to the musical in this summer's strictly limited season at the iconic theatre.
Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum Photo Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2021 in UK / West End

Entertainment legend Les Dennis will join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Monday 21st June – Wednesday 29th September 2021.
CABARET to Return to the West End; Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in Talks to Photo CABARET to Return to the West End; Redmayne, Buckley in Talks to Star
by BWW News Desk on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

Kander and Ebb's classic musical Cabaret is headed back to the West End stage with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.
Linzi Hateley to Join JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Photo Linzi Hateley to Join JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

Star Linzi Hateley will join the West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to the stage.
VIDEOS: Get Ready For Christine Pedi on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday Photo VIDEOS: Get Ready For Christine Pedi on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday
by Team BWW on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

Christine Pedi is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
Guest Blog: Ken Rea On THE OUTSTANDING ACTOR Photo Guest Blog: Ken Rea on THE OUTSTANDING ACTOR
by BWW News Desk on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

I first wrote The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success in order to explain what top actors were doing that made them so successful. And I wanted to give a framework that any actor could follow in order to make a difference. The book is based on my 40 years of training actors.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL Will Return to the West End This September Photo MATILDA THE MUSICAL Will Return to the West End This September
by BWW News Desk on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

The Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of Matilda The Musical has announced that it will return to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September 2021. Seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide, this autumn marks 10 years since the multi-award-winning show opened in the West End.
EASTENDERS Actor Todd Carty To Star In Summer Panto At St Helens Theatre Royal Photo EASTENDERS Actor Todd Carty To Star In Summer Panto At St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

Grange Hill's “Tucker” and Dancing on Ice contestant Todd Carty swaps the screen for the St Helens Theatre Royal stage to appear in the summertime family pantomime Treasure Island.
COPENHAGEN By Michael Frayn To Open At Theatre Royal Bath Before UK Tour Photo COPENHAGEN By Michael Frayn To Open At Theatre Royal Bath Before UK Tour
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions will present COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn, which will open at Theatre Royal Bath for three weeks from 9 June before touring to Southampton, Malvern, Cambridge, and Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Photo Flash: See New Production Shots From SIX in the West End! Photo Photos: See New Production Shots From SIX in the West End!
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

The electrifying West End musical phenomenon SIX will reopen at the Lyric Theatre on Friday 21 May, 2021. SIX, by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is now booking at the Lyric theatre to Sunday 29 August, 2021.
Patti Murin & Adrianna Hicks Announce BroadwayWorld Stage Door Masterclasses In Photo Patti Murin & Adrianna Hicks Announce BroadwayWorld Stage Door Masterclasses
by Team BWW on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that SIX the Musical's Adrianna Hicks will join the BroadwayWorld Stage Door masterclass lineup in June, as well as the return of FROZEN's Patti Murin for an all new class next month.
BWW Review: A KILLER PARTY, Stream.Theatre Photo BWW Review: A KILLER PARTY, Stream.Theatre
by Fiona Scott on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

We’ve certainly come a long way in the “theatre filmed from individual homes” genre of online shows. After a hit debut in the US last year, the musical comedy web series A Killer Party has been adapted for UK audiences featuring an all-star cast headed by Jason Manford, Debbie Kurup, and Rachel Tucker.
Kerry Ellis, Grace Mouat, Lee Mead and Dalton Harris to Star in Virtual Revival Photo Kerry Ellis, Grace Mouat & More to Lead Virtual CLOSER THAN EVER
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

Closer Than Ever will star X Factor winner Dalton Harris, alongside musical theatre icons Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Wicked), Kerry Ellis (Wicked; We Will Rock You) and Grace Mouat (Six; & Juliet). The film will be available to stream worldwide this September.
VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of 'Life in Lockdown' From U.ME: THE MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Watch a Preview of 'Life in Lockdown' From U.ME: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

The BBC today announced that a special digital ‘U.Me: The Musical’ live pre-premiere event is set to take place on Wednesday, 12 May 2021. Listeners and viewers worldwide can join the warmth and joy of a night at the theatre at the musical’s live digital world premiere event, hosted by Olivier Award nominee, actress and director Maria Friedman.
The State Of The London Stage: May 2021 Photo The State Of The London Stage: May 2021
by Matt Wolf on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

The fabled date is getting nearer!  For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown - a period of closure that has, of course, been much longer in New York for the simple reason that London theaters did at least flicker partially to life last autumn.
Photo: New Poster Image Released for AMELIE in the West End Photo Photo: New Poster Image Released for AMELIE in the West End
by BWW News Desk on May 04, 2021 in UK / West End

Amélie The Musical is set to reopen in the West End this summer at the Criterion Theatre from Thursday 20 May. Olivier-nominee Audrey Brisson will be returning to the role of 'Amélie'.
Shop the Adrienne Walker Collection on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop! Photo Shop the Adrienne Walker Collection on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop!
by Team BWW on May 07, 2021 in UK / West End

Are you a fan of Adrienne Walker and her show 32 Bar Cut? Well we've got the merch for you! Shop this cute new crop top and the rest of Adrienne's collection exclusively on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop!
Shop the Alice Ripley Collection on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop! Photo Shop the Alice Ripley Collection on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop!
by Team BWW on May 06, 2021 in UK / West End

Wear original artwork from Alice Ripley in these looks from her collection, available on t-shirts and print all-over shirts! Plus, her designs are also available on mugs!
Shop the Patti Murin Collection on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop! Photo Shop the Patti Murin Collection on BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop!
by Team BWW on May 05, 2021 in UK / West End

We've partnered with Broadway star Patti Murin for this Theatre Shop collection! Four designs, available on t-shirts, mugs, and onesies, are all conceived by Patti and designed by David O'Neill!