Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stephen Schwartz: Houdini's on Hold But the Wicked Movie's in the Works by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Pippin and Wicked legend Stephen Schwartz has confirmed that the Houdini musical may be on hold but that the Wicked movie is in the works. Really. He told Vulture.com about the silver s…

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Kes review Real-life Billy Elliot brings Barry Hines's novel to the stage

Crucible, SheffieldThis dance-theatre version of A Kestrel for a Knave suggests parallels between training a bird and a dancer Watkins talks about making his version of KesThere's a telling …

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tessa Ross at the National: what the theatre will gain from a film producer

The Film4 controller is not just a natural for developing the NT Live strand her track record in the theatre includes Billy Elliot. Ross's intelligent and populist approach is perfect for t…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fatal Attraction review – illicit passion makes for hollow experience by Michael Billington

Theatre Royal HaymarketThe actors do all they can within the script's limits, but a film that was at least a brutally effective psychological thriller has become a modern morality playThere …

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Begin Act One! Moss Hart’s Story Unfolds On Stage with Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub by Ryan McPhee

Pulitzer Prize winner Moss Hart has an impressive collection of writing credits, including A Star is Born, You Can't Take It With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner, not to mention …

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Word play: do theatre titles matter? by Mark Lawson

From Urinetown to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof via Other Desert Cities and Betty Blue Eyes – does a title become famous because of a play or a play become famous because (or despite) of its title…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

A male Wicked witch, a female Billy Elliot? Welcome to West End Recast by Nancy Groves

Adam Lenson's one-night-only musicals compendium has actors singing the parts that gender, age or race normally rule out. But can it shake up traditional casting?Green light floods the audit…

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ten of the longest-running West End musicals by Jason Rodrigues

As We Will Rock You closes its doors after 12 years at London's Dominion theatre, we take a look at 10 musicals that have made Theatreland their own over the years • Queen musical We Will …

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Lee Hall: Spielberg, Scargill and me by Simon Hattenstone

On the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike, Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall talks about Thatcher's death, being fired from War Horse – and finding the lead for his Elton John musicalI'm wa…

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Acrobatic artists find new status as London circus school goes national by Dalya Alberge

Directors hail victory for campaign to keep world-class talent in UK as London centre leads renaissance in big top skillsThere may not be a lengthy drum roll to draw people's attention, but …

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Friday, March 7, 2014

£19.84 tickets announced for West End transfer of Orwell play by Matt Trueman

Much-lauded Headlong adaptation of dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four will offer 101 seats at special price each dayHeadlong's production of 1984 will transfer from London's Almeida theatr…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Harry Styles and Lea Michele top of cast wishlist for Wicked film by Nancy Groves

One Direction singer and Glee actor linked to screen adaptation of hit musical, along with Billy Elliot's Stephen DaldryA Wicked fan, a One Direction fan and a Glee fan walk into a cinema ..…

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MTI Acquires BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Licensing – Official Press Release by Jasonc

NEW YORK, N.Y. – March 5, 2014 – Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International has secured worldwide licensing rights to one of Broadway’s biggest hits, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL.…

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Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Rights to BILLY ELLIOT by BroadwayWorld

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International MTI has secured worldwide licensing rights to one of Broadway's biggest hits, Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL.

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Best Idea Ever? One Direction's Harry Styles Eyes Fiyero in Wicked Movie by Imogen Lloyd Webber

We always knew he was a little Wicked (and would look amazing in tight white pants). Now Harry Styles could be dancing through life in the big-screen adaptation of Broadway blockbuster …

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Olivier Winner Ruthie Henshall to Join the West End Cast of Billy Elliot by Broadway.com

Olivier winner Ruthie Henshall is to join the London cast of Billy Elliot the Musical as Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall will begin performances May 12 on the ninth …

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Ruthie Henshall to join cast of Billy Elliot the Musical by Matt Trueman

Olivier award-winner will return to West End after three years away when she takes up role of Mrs Wilkinson in MayOlivier award-winner Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the…

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Theatre News: Ruthie Henshall joins Billy Elliot cast in May

Henshall will play the role of dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson

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Production News: Ruthie Henshall to join the cast of Billy Elliot by Matthew Hemley

Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical in the role of Mrs Wilkinson. She will join the production on May 12, nine years to the day that the show officially...

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stage Dad: ‘Young Adult Author – Tim Federle – Teaches Lessons About Broadway Life’ by Glenn Cook by Glenn Cook

Of all the people we have met during our family’s “reality show,” Tim Federle is one of my favorites. Tim was one of the choreographers on staff for the Broadway production of Billy El…

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Features: A few of my favourite things: Billy Elliot's Redmand Rance

In our most adorable favourite things yet, Redmand talks about I'm a Celebrity and holidays in Florida

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team by BroadwayWorld

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center 'the PAC' today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders David Lan Artistic Director of London's Young Vic as Consu…

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Friday, February 7, 2014

CONTEST: WIN Tickets to a SPECIAL BROADWAY EVENT: The Realistic Jonses by JK

I am so excited to give you readers a chance at an extra special prize this time around!  Oh, I'm still giving away two tickets to a Broadway show.  BUT those tickets will get you …

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tickets Now On Sale for New York Premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Appropriate Off-Broadway by Megan Meadows

Tickets are now available for the New York premiere production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate. Directed by Liesel Tommy, the off-Broadway play will run February 25 through Apri…

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Max Crumm, Judy Gold & David Hibbard to Join Off-Broadway's DISASTER! this Month by BroadwayWorld

DISASTER, the critically-acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre, will welcome new cast members in February. David Hibbard, previously seen …

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Hot Stuff! David Hibbard, Max Crumm and Judy Gold to Star in Disaster! Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Disaster!, the critically-acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing off-Broadway at the St. Luke’s Theatre, will welcome David Hibbard (Billy Elliot, Cats), Max Crumm (Grease)…

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Cult 80s film Back to the Future to be adapted for the West End as a musical by Mark Brown

Original team behind hugely successful film following adventures of Marty McFly is reassembled to create a musical versionBack to the Future, which starred Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, is t…

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Musicals we love: Sondheim's Follies by Lyn Gardner

Beginning our series of Guardian writers' favourite musicals, Lyn Gardner describes why she loves Stephen Sondheim's 1971 'pas de deux of regret'"Without music, life would be a mistake," sug…

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Friday, January 10, 2014

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season by BroadwayWorld

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. We'r…

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Arts preview 2014: blockbusters by Mark Lawson, Andrew Pulver, Andrew Dickson, Lyn Gardner, Jonathan Jones, Adrian Searle, Oliver Wainwright, Tom Service, Imogen Tilden, Andrew Clements, Tim Jonze

From the world's tallest building to Adele's 'modern jazz'-inspired third album, the big events of 2014 are lining upTelevisionTrue Detective Crime drama is always looking for new ways of dr…

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