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Photo Flash: OMG You Guys! First Look at the New UK Tour of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: OMG You Guys! First Look at the New UK Tour of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is going on tour! EastEnders' Rita Simon, Lucie Jones, who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Never Give Up On You', and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale star in a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical. The show is currently playing its opening week at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, with a gala press night on Thursday. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast in action below! (more...)
Flash Sale: 12% Off Tickets For Cirque du Soleil's OVO at the Royal Albert Hall Flash Sale: 12% Off Tickets For Cirque du Soleil's OVO at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Cirque du Soleil returns to London's Royal Albert Hall in January 2018 with acrobatic spectacular OVO, which comes to the UK for the first time. Book tickets here! (more...)
Guest Blog: Ben Glasstone On Puppets, Nostalgia and BOOK STORY Guest Blog: Ben Glasstone On Puppets, Nostalgia and BOOK STORY
by Guest Blog: Ben Glasstone on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

It always feels foolish to rail against the modern world. We remember our parents and grandparents disapproving of our youthful frolics and fixations and when our turn comes to be grown-ups, we try to have enough self-awareness not to disapprove too loudly in our turn. (more...)
Paapa Essiedu to Reprise Role in US Premiere of RSC's HAMLET at Kennedy Center Paapa Essiedu to Reprise Role in US Premiere of RSC's HAMLET at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Hamlet, directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu in the title role, for six performances only in the Eisenhower Theater, May 2 6, 2018. (more...)
David Walliams Meets his AWFUL AUNTIE in the World Premiere Theatre Production of his Bestselling Book David Walliams Meets his AWFUL AUNTIE in the World Premiere Theatre Production of his Bestselling Book
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

The bestselling children's author David Walliams came face-to-face today for the first time with one of his most monstrous creations, Aunt Alberta. (more...)
King's Head to Present LA BOHEME and STRANGERS IN BETWEEN at Trafalgar Studios 2 King's Head to Present LA BOHEME and STRANGERS IN BETWEEN at Trafalgar Studios 2
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

The King's Head Theatre, following on from the exciting news that the company will be moving in 2018 to a purpose built, permanent space in the heart of Islington Square, is delighted to announce that they and Joe C Brown will present the West End transfers of their sell-out productions of Puccini's La boh me and Tommy Murphy's Strangers in Between. (more...)
Bucket Club's Loch Ness Monster Play FOSSILS Opens Today at New Diorama Theatre Bucket Club's Loch Ness Monster Play FOSSILS Opens Today at New Diorama Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Bucket Club's new play about a female scientist and the Loch Ness Monster with live electronic sound design and music arrives in London at the New Diorama Theatre from Tuesday 19 September to Saturday 30 September as part of a national tour. (more...)
BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Gary Naylor's Nominations - Pt. 1 BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Gary Naylor's Nominations - Pt. 1
by Gary Naylor on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Picking out the best of UK theatre over the past 12 months is a curious task - akin to judging avocado pears against conference pears, we're comparing like with like only in the broadest sense. So, with that necessary caveat, here are some of my nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017. (more...)
Southbank Centre Presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 Programme Southbank Centre Presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Southbank Centre presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 programme for performance, dance and comedy, showcasing work from celebrated international and UK artists from stunning snow shows, augmented reality and trolls to West-End numbers and global surveillance theatre. (more...)
Theatrical Rights Worldwide Opens UK and Ireland Office Theatrical Rights Worldwide Opens UK and Ireland Office
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) have just announced the opening of their UK office on Regent Street, London. (more...)
FIRST FIFTY: THE LIVE SHOWCASE To Launch The Great Escape 2018 FIRST FIFTY: THE LIVE SHOWCASE To Launch The Great Escape 2018
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Festival season 2018 starts here: The Great Escape, the festival for new music internationally renowned for breaking the best and brightest new talent, now in its 13th year, is here to provide the soundtrack to your future with the second installment of the FIRST FIFTY. (more...)
Cast Announced for Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE at The Other Palace Cast Announced for Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Robert Mackintosh in association with The Other Palace are delighted to announce casting for the 'Work in Progress' production of Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE. (more...)
Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson Star in Tour of ART Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson Star in Tour of ART
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza's Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)
Royal Alexandra Theatre Marquee Dims in Honour of Sir Peter Hall Royal Alexandra Theatre Marquee Dims in Honour of Sir Peter Hall
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in UK / West End

David Mirvish was saddened to learn about the death of theatre giant Sir Peter Hall, who died in London at the age of 86 on September 11, 2017. In honour of his life, the lights of the Royal Alexandra Theatre will be dimmed at 8 PM tonight, September 19. (more...)
Fresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut Awards Fresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut Awards
by Cindy Marcolina on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

On Sunday, 17th September, 8 Northumberland Avenue saw theatre veterans and newcomers gathering together to celebrate the latter's accomplishments. The first edition of The Stage Debut Awards was a success, and the red carpet turn-up was a grand and sparkling line of stars and stars-in-the-making. Dressed to the nines in suits, gowns, and make-up worthy of Hollywood's glitziest of nights and shrouded in the humbleness and grace that only belong to the theatre folk (well, most of them, anyway), actors, writers, composers, and directors walked with full hearts and starry eyes. (more...)
BWW Review: OSLO, National Theatre BWW Review: OSLO, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

We need more waffles in diplomacy. Or rather more personal connections to bridge those vast divides. So believed the Norwegian couple who orchestrated secret peace talks in 1993 between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization - a slice of stranger-than-fiction history grippingly dramatised in JT Rogers' play, which deservedly picked up this year's Tony Award. (more...)
VIDEO: Meet Nadia Clifford, Starring as 'Jane Eyre' at the National VIDEO: Meet Nadia Clifford, Starring as 'Jane Eyre' at the National
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bront 's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour. Below, check out an interview with star Nadia Clifford, who plays the title character! (more...)
VIDEO: Playwright Rory Mullarkey Talks SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON at the National VIDEO: Playwright Rory Mullarkey Talks SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON at the National
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Saint George and the Dragon, a new play by Rory Mullarkey, will be directed by Lyndsey Turner for the National Theatre. The show runs in previews from 4 October, with press night 11 October, and continues in the repertoire until 2 December 2017. See what Mullarkey had to say about the show below! (more...)
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood in Character for West End's ANNIE Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood in Character for West End's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Tonight, Monday 18 September 2017, Craig Revel Horwood joins the West End cast of Annie for 10 weeks to play the role of Miss Hannigan in Nikolai Foster's production. Check out a photo of him in character below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON at the National Theatre Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Saint George and the Dragon, a new play by Rory Mullarkey, will be directed by Lyndsey Turner. The show runs in previews from 4 October, with press night 11 October, and continues in the repertoire until 2 December 2017 at the National Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce for LE GRAND MORT at Trafalgar Studios Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce for LE GRAND MORT at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce lead the world premi re of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. Directed by Christopher Renshaw, Le Grand Mort will premi re at Trafalgar Studios from Wednesday 20 September - Saturday 28 October. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in rehearsal below! (more...)
Olivier Winner Maria Friedman to Sing Sondheim & Bernstein at Feinstein's/54 Below Olivier Winner Maria Friedman to Sing Sondheim & Bernstein at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. (more...)
BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, The Original Demo Recordings BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, The Original Demo Recordings
by Nicky Sweetland on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

I once had the honour of interviewing the legendary Tommy Steele at the New Wimbledon Theatre. It was the venue where Half A Sixpence was first performed, and the show - which acted as a star vehicle for the talented young performer - became a classic piece of British musical theatre. (more...)
SOMEONE LIKE YOU Tour Launches Starring X FACTOR'S Katie Markham SOMEONE LIKE YOU Tour Launches Starring X FACTOR'S Katie Markham
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in UK / West End

When previous X Factor finalist Katie Markham was selected by Adele to appear in the BBC Adele Special presented by Graham Norton, she never dreamed she would be both singing live with her idol AND launching a brand new UK touring show all within a year. (more...)