Monday, June 12, 2017

BWW Interview: Killian Donnelly On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES by Marianka Swain

Killian Donnelly's stellar musical career includesKinky Boots, Memphis, The Commitments, Billy Elliot and The Phantom of the Opera. From tonight, he becomes the new West End Jean Valjean in …

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BRASS Festival Meets the West End with BRASS on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Stars of the West End Kate Graham Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mamma Mia and Matt Corner Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, return home to the North East and join forces wi…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 9: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Away with the Tony Awards by Stage Tube

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dawn Sievewright on Rocking Out in the Olivier-Winning Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour & More by Matt Wolf

Scottish actress Dawn Sievewright made her West End debut in 2010 in Legally Blonde and is now starring as the blowsy, take-no-prisoners Fionnula at the Duke of York’s Theatr…

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Billy Elliot’s Anna-Jane Casey by Helen McWilliams

I enjoy working with the different ‘Billys’, they all bring some different to the role and they’re all so talented. My favourite moment is when Billy shows his letter from his mum to M…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Christina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner Side Show, Billy Elliot and Josh Young Jesus Christ Superstar, Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco and Farah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney The Threepen…

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Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Duke of York’s Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Adapted by Lee Hall, the creator of Billy Elliot, and based on the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner, comes the new musical Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. It follows the story of six Catho…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour review - 'West End transfer hits all the right notes' by Marianka Swain

Lee Hall's sublimely foul-mouthed choristers storm the Duke of York's TheatreSacred and profane, trivial and profound blissfully combine in this irresistible, Olivier Award-winning…

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FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Solidarity', BILLY ELLIOT by Tim Wright

So why have I picked 'Solidarity'as my favourite song from a musical I mean, it's hardly the best known - you won't find people on Britain's Got The X Factor singing it or countless YouTube …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Poll – Number 7 – Billy Elliot by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo It's not often that a British film captures the imagination of the world but Billy Elliot did just that. Released in 2000 the film was a sensation worldwide thanks to its hon…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sally Ann Triplett and Jeff Kready Join Jon Cryer in SHELTER at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Feinstein's54 Below hasannounced additional casting for their concert presentation of the short-lived musicalShelter.Sally Ann Triplett The Last Ship, Finding Neverland and Jeff Kready A Gen…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spiderman toe-taps his way to internet royalty lip-sync singin' in the rain...dressed as Rihanna!

Tom Holland may well be on his way to Hollywood heartthrob status as he takes on the lead role of Peter Parker in the new Spiderman film which will be released this summer, but musical theat…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ at West Potomac High School’s Beyond the Page Theatre Company by Alyssa Denton

West Potomac High School’s Beyond the Page Theatre Company gave us the “old razzle dazzle” in their production of Billy Elliot the Musical, with music by Elton John, and the book a…

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Foul-mouthed Scottish schoolgirls get ready to hit the West End by Rachel Cooke

Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall won an Olivier with his musical Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – now it’s starting a major London runUntil I knew the real story, I had some fun imagining …

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Christina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More to Bring the 2000s to BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner Side Show, Billy Elliot andJosh Young Jesus Christ Superstar, Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco andFarah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney The Threepenny…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Groundhog Day Musical Opens at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical adaptation of the film Groundhog Day celebrates opening night on April 17. Previews began at the August Wilson Theatre on March 16. Groundhog Day fea…

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Groundhog Day Musical, with Andy Karl, Opens at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Despite an injury sustained by star Andy Karl on April 14 and the cancellation of the April 15 matinee, the new Broadway musical Groundhog Day will open as planned on April 17. Pre…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Billy Elliot Tony Winner Lee Hall’s Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Announces West End Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is set for the West End transfer of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, adapted by Lee Hall from Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos. As previously announced, previews begin May 9 wi…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spotlight On...Chris O'Connor by Michael Block

Name: Chris O'ConnorHometown: Cedar Falls, IowaEducation: BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University; MFA in directing from Rutgers UniversityFavorite Credits: Recent favorites for acting…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Groundhog Day Musical, Starring Andy Karl, Makes Its First Go-Round on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Turn off that alarm clock and head to Broadway's August Wilson Theatre, as the new musical Groundhog Day begins performances today. Opening night is set for April 17. Based on the 1993 …

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

You'll Want to Listen Again and Again! Groundhog Day Sets a Cast Album Release Date by

Good news for fans of new musicals! The cast album of Broadway's Groundhog Day will soon be available via Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records. Pre-sales for the recording will begin Ma…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ticketmaster Pancake Tuesday Flash Sale – Today Only by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Our partners Ticketmaster are having a Flash Sale today only (Pancake Tuesday) in which we are pleased to offer you great savings on productions across the UK including:- Cir…

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'Billy Elliot,' 'Merrily' in Porchlight's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Porchlight Music Theatre announced its 2017-18 season Tuesday, the first in its new home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Opening the mainstage season is "Billy Elliot," the boxing-to-b…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

‘Billy Elliot - The Musical’ at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm by Blouin Artinfo

The award-winning musical show entitled “Billy Elliot - everyone's right to dream and be the one they want to be,” with music by Elton John, is being staged at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, …

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Everybody's Talking About Jamie review – drag musical from the Feeling's frontman by Michael Billington

Crucible, SheffieldDan Gillespie Sells has a lot to offer musical theatre, but this Billy Elliot-style story about a northern teen drag queen lacks dramaA northern working-class lad strikes …

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Sally Grace obituary by Phil Robins

My colleague Sally Grace, who has died aged 78, was a leading voice and speech specialist whose most recent role was with the boys and girls appearing in the West End stage show of Billy Ell…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

BILLY ELLIOT – Touring by Matt Merritt

Built around the acclaimed film and with music by Elton John, Billy Elliott seemed destined for success but I’ll admit I was a little surprised to realise it had run for 11 years in London…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Need a Game-Day Alternative? BroadwayHD Offering $.51 Monthly Subscription Deal by BroadwayWorld

Through February 5, a monthly subscription to BroadwayHD is only .51 for new subscribers who sign up before the Big Game on Sunday. Throw your own party and invite your friends to watch titl…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

BWW TV Exclusive: Israel's BILLY ELLIOT Thanks Fans for Their 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Votes by Ronit Suzan

The Israeli production of BILLY ELLIOT, one of the big winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards, made a special thank you video in response to their winnings announcement. In…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Elton John & Paul Rudnick Team Up to Write The Devil Wears Prada Broadway Musical by Ryan McPhee

We’re one step closer to a Broadway diva belting the chronicles of cerulean. Elton John and playwright/essayist Paul Rudnick are at work to bring The Devils Wears Prada to the stage. T…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

2016 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards Winners Announced - The Media Theatre?Wins Big With BILLY ELLIOT and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD! by BroadwayWorld

Votes are cast polls are closed and results have been tabulated This was our biggest year yet After a record number of voters in more than 75regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited …

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