Monday, May 2, 2016

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Closed Broadway Productions You Think Deserve Tony Love by Lindsey Sullivan

May 3 is D-Day T-Day for theater fans; The Book of Mormon alums Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Nikki M. James will reveal the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards, which will take place on …

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Tony History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton; Can the Musical Beat the Nominations Record? by Beth Stevens

Will Broadway juggernaut Hamilton break a Tony Awards record? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about the ten-dollar-founding father looks poised to make Tony history…

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Photos: The week in pictures: 8-15 April

Richard E. Grant, Billy Elliot and Emmanuel Kojo make this week's picks

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wicked Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show In The West End

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has become the 8th longest-running show currently playing in the West End, following the …

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Billy Elliot’s Final Victoria Palace Performance by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo After 4600 performances, Billy Elliot the musical played its last performance on Saturday night (9 April 2016) at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. The theatre will now…

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatres' previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance ofBilly Ell…

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Billy Elliot the Musical review – seeing quadruple in West End farewell by Mark Lawson

Victoria Palace Theatre, London Director Stephen Daldry made amusing artistic virtue of legal necessity and Sir Elton John savoured the show’s success Even before sampling the refreshments…

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Billy Elliot Closes at West End's Victoria Palace Theatre Tonight by Mark Shenton

The musical ends an 11-year West End run April 9, but is still touring.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

LaTanya Richardson Jackson & More Set for Shakespeare in the Park's The Taming of the Shrew by Lindsey Sullivan

LaTanya Richardson Jackson and more have been tapped for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew. As previously reported, Tony nominee Phylli…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stars and the City: Giuseppe Bausilio’s New York by Dei Lewison

The talented actor, singer and dancer who played Billy in Billy Elliot and co-starred as Race in Newsies, is currently on Broadway in Aladdin. You can also see him in the fourth season of th…

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Backstage: Taking Billy Elliot on the road by Nick Smurthwaite

As if putting on a big-budget musical isn’t tense enough, the prospect of touring a large-scale hit musical to 10 major regional

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Aims to Reopen London's Victoria Palace Theatre by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The writing was on the wall when London's Billy Elliot announced it was departing the Victoria Palace Theatre on April 9. The venue's owner, Cameron Mackintosh, is set to refurbish t…

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HAMILTON to Make West End Debut at Victoria Palace Theatre? by Jessica Khan

As BroadwayWrldpreviously reported, Sir Cameron Mackintosh producer of OLIVER, LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM, MARY POPPINS, MISS SAIGON and CATS plans to bring Broadway's box-office blockbuster HA…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Billy Elliot Tony Winner & DWTS' Kiril Kulish on Derek Hough's Advice & Returning to Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Kiril Kulish is all grown up and heading to primetime. The Billy Elliot title role Tony winner has announced that he will take the small screen as a member of Dancing with the Stars’ d…

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Billy Elliot musical to donate final show takings to miners’ charity by David Hutchison

Ticket sales from the final West End performance of Billy Elliot will be donated to a charity that helps former mining communities

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Interviews: 5 minutes with: Scott Garnham - 'We're putting our own stamp on the Billy Elliot tour'

We spent five minutes with Grand Hotel and Made in Dagenham actor Scott Garnham who is currently playing Tony in the first Billy Elliot UK and Ireland tour

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WAKE UP with BWW 2/24/2016 - HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, BILLY ELLIOT on Tour and More! by Jessica Khan

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news HOLD ON TO ME DARLING starts off-Broad…

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Billy Elliot Opens Tonight In Plymouth by Doug Mayo

By Doug Mayo The first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical opens tonight at the Plymouth Theatre Royal. The show stars Matthew Lyons, Lewis Smallman, Haydn May and Adam Abbou as …

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Interview: Emily Skinner on Her Dream Roles, Favorite Musical Eras and Broadway by the Year by Jose Solis

Known for her dazzling performances in James Joyce’s The Dead, Billy Elliot, The Full Monty and her Tony-nominated work in Side Show, Emily Skinner has had one of the most impressive stage…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Old Vic Productions rebranded as Greene Light Stage by Georgia Snow

Billy Elliot co-producer Old Vic Productions has changed its name to Greene Light Stage as it focuses on producing commercial shows in

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THE PITMAN PAINTERS – Oldham by Kristy Stott

The Pitmen Painters is a true story following a group of men from the mining community as they rediscover and reflect on their world through art. Written by Lee Hall, best known for Billy El…

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Monday, February 8, 2016

James Corden and Elton John Rock Out to Lion King (Video) by Robert Viagas

Rocker Elton John, composer of The Lion King, Billy Elliot and other Broadway musicals, hitched a ride with "The Late Late Show" host James Corden FEb. 7 in the latest round of Cor…

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

BWW TV Exclusive: Attached at the Hip- Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below; Watch Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

They could never leave you. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinnerareperforming together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years. The duoreceived a Tony Award co-nomination for their roles as…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How we made Billy Elliot the Musical by Interviews By Andrew Dickson

Lee Hall: ‘I’d fax Elton my lyrics – then he’d call me up and sing them down the phone’The moment we finished the film, we took it to the Cannes film festival. It was only a small …

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Podcast Shifts Focus to Broadway Ensemble Members by Olivia Clement

A new podcast, titled "Broadway's Backbone," interviews ensemble members of Broadway shows about their lives and careers. The program is created and hosted by Brad Bradley, who…

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Billy Elliot producers branded ‘elitist’ in final night seats row by David Hutchison

Billy Elliot producers have been accused of elitism and class segregation after they withdrew premium tickets already sold to members of the

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ben Forster: ‘I’m the real-life Billy Elliot’ by Mark Shenton

Ben Forster has been on a bit of a roll lately. In September, he reprised the role of Brad Majors in The Rocky

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Casting Announced for U.K./Ireland Tour of Billy Elliot Musical by Mark Shenton

Principal adult casting has been announced for the first-ever U.K./Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical, which, as previously reported, is to bow out of the West End April 9, 2016, a…

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Theatre News: Casting announced for Billy Elliot UK and Ireland tour

The award-winning musical opens in Plymouth in February 2016

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Annette McLaughlin and Martin Walsh lead casting for Billy Elliot tour by Georgia Snow

Annette McLaughlin and Martin Walsh will star in the touring production of Billy Elliot next year. McLaughlin will play Mrs Wilkinson and

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham to Lead BILLY ELLIOT UK Tour by BroadwayWorld

The Daily Mail reports that Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham will star in the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth o…

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