Monday, April 7, 2014

News: ATG promotes David Lazar to newly created executive director role by Matthew Hemley

Ambassador Theatre Group has promoted its New York-based chief executive officer, David Lazar, to the newly created role of executive director. Lazar currently has responsibility for the com…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jason Donovan to star in revival of Annie Get Your Gun by Nancy Groves

Emma Williams co-stars in a new production of Irving Berlin's 1946 musical, which will debut at Manchester Opera HouseThere really is no business like show business for Jason Donovan, who re…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

News: Chitty producer wound up as debts soar to £1.1m by Nicola Merrifield

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang producer Michael Rose has put his principal production company into liquidation, leaving venues and suppliers, including the Ambassador Theatre Group and the Belgrade…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Elvis Stojko, Greets Fans at Stage Door by Walter McBride

The company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago just welcomed two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojk…

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All He Cares About Is Love! See Olympic Figure Skater Elvis Stojko Glide Into Chicago as Billy Flynn by Broadway.com

Olympic figure skater Elvis Stojko makes his Broadway debut in Chicago on March 17, 2014 at the Ambassador Theatre. Check out photos of his first Broadway bow!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

World Champion Figure Skater Makes Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’ by Broadway's Best Shows

Two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko is making his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award-winning Chicago on March 17. Stojko wi…

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Friday, March 7, 2014

‘On the Town’ Returns to Broadway in October by Diamond Grant

The New York City  musical On the Town is heading back to Broadway at the Lyric Theatre, formerly known as the Foxwoods Theatre. Performances are set to begin in October of 2014. Prior to …

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Christopher Malcolm obituary by Michael Coveney

Actor and producer who played Brad Majors in the original Rocky Horror Show in 1974 and Saffy's gay dad in Ab FabChristopher Malcolm, who has died of cancer aged 67, played Brad Majors in th…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

She Can't Do It Alone! Reality Star Kris Jenner Butchers Chicago, Has Broadway Ambitions by Damian Bellino

Kris Jenner, star of E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has Broadway ambitions even though she’s not a singer, dancer or actress by trade. Check out this snippet from the Janu…

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Olivier Award Nominee Brent Barrett Returns to Razzle Dazzle 'Em as Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago by Ryan Gilbert

Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett will once again assume the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago beginning January 20. Barrett replaces Ryan Silverman, who will play…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Photo Coverage: She's Got Class! Bebe Neuwirth Returns to CHICAGO as 'Mamma Morton' by Walter McBride

Yesterday, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returned to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot Broadway's record-breaking smash-…

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See Chicago Mama Bebe Neuwirth's Return to Broadway by Broadway.com

Chicago welcomes Bebe Neuwirth as Matron "Mama" Morton, her third role in the hit musical, on January 14, 2014 at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Susan Grace

Subscribers:  If your software garbles this newsletter, read it at GraceNotesStage.com. Today’s Highlights: * Bebe Neuwirth begins her run as Matron” Mama” Morton in Chica…

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Exclusive Photos! Bebe Neuwirth Gears Up to Play Matron 'Mama' Morton in Chicago by Ryan Gilbert

The Countess of the Clink has got to be lookin' classy! Bebe Neuwirth is getting ready to make her grand return to the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago, and Broadway.com has your…

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Business News: Producers report buoyant pantomime takings over Christmas by Nicola Merrifield

Pantomime ticket revenues were up over this festive season, with the two leading producers, First Family Entertainment and Qdos Entertainment, reporting improved figures on 2012/13. FFE, the…

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Friday, January 3, 2014

News: ATG chiefs “overwhelmed” at Stage 100 top spot by Nicola Merrifield

Ambassador Theatre Group’s joint chief executives Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire have said they are “overwhelmed” at their number one entry on The Stage 100 list, describing it as t…

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Features: The Stage 100: Number one, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire by The Stage

It’s five in a row now for husband and wife team Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, who have been sitting pretty at the top of The Stage 100 ever since Ambassador Theatre Group became the.…

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Theatre News: Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire top Stage 100 for fifth year running, Jamie Lloyd enters list

The husband and wife team at the helm of the Ambassador Theatre Group are number one in the annual list, whilst the Trafalgar Transformed director has become the youngest director on the lis…

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Theatreland's ATG power couple top Stage 100 list for fifth year by Mark Brown

Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire created UK's biggest theatre group 21 years ago, including venues hosting Wicked and The Lion KingThey are far from being household names, but the husband a…

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News: ATG top The Stage 100 to close in on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record by The Stage

Ambassador Theatre Group’s joint chief executives Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire have topped The Stage 100 for the fifth year in a row. ATG is the UK’s largest commercial venue operat…

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Theatres' ticket fees no joke to comedians by Gordon Rayner

Sarah Millican, Jason Manford and Dave Gorman refuse to play at Ambassador Theatre Group venues    

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ambassador Theatre Group Acquires Ticket Machine Group by BroadwayWorld

The Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd ATG today confirms that it has completed the purchase of theatre ticketing agency, The Ticket Machine Group Ltd TMG.

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Business News: ATG buys ticketing agency Ticket Machine Group by Matthew Hemley

Ambassador Theatre Group has bought ticketing agency the Ticket Machine Group, in a move it said will be a “crucial catalyst in the expansion of both companies”. Its decision to buy TMG …

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Autumn statement: tax breaks for regional theatres by Juliette Garside, Mark Sweney

Consultation launched on extending tax credits to theatre, while threshold for tax relief on films is reduced from 25% to 10%The film tax credits that have attracted blockbuster productions …

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Theatre News: ATG acquires 100% of Savoy and Playhouse Theatres

The Ambassador Theatre Group has bought out former partners The Tulbart Group and the Tulchin family respectively

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Business News: ATG completes double West End theatre purchase by Alistair Smith

Ambassador Theatre Group has completed a deal to secure 100% ownership of the Savoy and Playhouse Theatres in London, venues which the group previously co-owned. The Savoy has been jointly o…

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Business News: ATG to screen Shrek DVD trailer before pantos by Alistair Smith

Ambassador Theatre Group will screen trailers advertising the DVD of Shrek the Musical prior to pantomime performances at its UK theatres this Christmas. The move is part of the second year …

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ATG Co-Founder Sir Howard Panter Honoured at Investiture Ceremony at Windsor Castle by BroadwayWorld

Sir Howard Panter, the co-founder, Joint CEO and Creative Director of the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd ATG attended the investiture ceremony hosted by The Queen at Windsor Castle last Friday…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

News: ATG’s Howard Panter receives knighthood by Alistair Smith

Howard Panter, the co-founder and joint chief executive of the Ambassador Theatre Group, received his knighthood for services to theatre at an investiture ceremony hosted by The Queen at Win…

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chita Rivera to Lead Kander & Ebb's The Visit Musical at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Summer 2014 by Ryan Gilbert

Tony winner Chita Rivera will headline a production of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. According to The Wall Street Journal, A…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical is to close on Broadway by Matt Trueman

After a beleaguered three years, in which it has not recouped its $75m costs, producers are to transfer the musical to Las VegasAfter three years, at least six major injuries and several hig…

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