Thursday, December 14, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Adam Ant to Pantos Galore by Mark Beech

Pantomimes and Christmas shows galore are opening on the London stage this week. For seasonal ballet, there’s “The Nutcracker” at both the Coliseum and Royal Opera House. Adam Ant, the…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers by Bt

Peter Pan – Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets at 2pm on December 26, 27, 30, 31 and Jan. 1, and 8pm on December 29, 3…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Video: 'Electricity' from Porchlight's 'Billy Elliot' by Morgan Greene

Need a musical theater break before turkey basting and giving thanks? This week's Showcase features both Billy Elliots from the hit Porchlight Music Theatre production singing that Elton Joh…

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, review: a Billy Elliot for the gender-fluid age by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

A hit in Sheffield early this year, this musical about a teenage drag queen proves just as irresistible as it transfers to the West End

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on NETWORK by Review Roundups

Network depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall Bi…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryan Cranston in NETWORK at the National Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Network depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall Bi…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Porchlight’s Smash Hit “Billy Elliot” Extends To Dec. 31 by Michael J. Roberts

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second extension of Billy Elliot the [...]

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Porchlight's 'Billy Elliot' extends again by Morgan Greene

Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of “Billy Elliot” is extending through Dec. 31, it was announced Monday. The production, based on the 2000 film about a boy who makes his way from…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Episode Guest: “Billy Elliot” Director/Choreographer BRENDA DIDIER by Michael J. Roberts

One of our favorite creative ladies of the stage, Brenda Didier returns to the broadcast [...]

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Porchlight’s “Billy Elliot” Is Pure Electricity by Michael J. Roberts

R.P. Alberto Highly Recommended About 15 minutes after walking out of Porchlight Music Theatre’s sold [...]

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Young Chicago actors don't let 'Trevor' or 'Billy Elliot' down by Chris Jones

The creative team behind “Trevor” — the new musical about a lovable young teen with a tough road but a passion for Diana Ross — was gathered in the Times Square offices of U Rock The…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dirty Dancing: A Review of Billy Elliot at Porchlight Music Theatre by Aaron Hunt

Porchlight's inaugural production in their new home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts feels ripped from today's headlines.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Porchlight’s bravura ‘Billy Elliot’ taps a remarkable young talent by Hedy Weiss

In her fierce yet immensely exuberant production, Brenda Didier has gathered a phenomenal cast of more than 30 performers, including 17 kids.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Porchlight's Chicago cast of 'Billy Elliot' surely will win you over by Chris Jones

The Porchlight Music Theatre production of “Billy Elliot,” through which I sat Sunday night with misty eyes, is to a great extent what I always hoped this piece would become in Chicago: …

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Obituary: Alexander Morrow by Arthur Wilman

Alex Morrow could easily have been described as the original Billy Elliot. Born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, on February 19, 1932,

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Porchlight Announces Casting for Brenda Didier Helmed BILLY ELLIOT by Michael J. Roberts

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its [...]

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Porchlight announces 'Billy Elliot' cast by Morgan Greene

Porchlight Music Theatre announced the cast of “Billy Elliot” Wednesday. The cast of the Tony-winning musical will be the largest in Porchlight’s history. Jacob Kaiser and Lincoln Sey…

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Gangsta Granny review – David Walliams’s comic crooks hit the West End by Michael Billington

Garrick, LondonNeal Foster has created a gentle, genial show based on the bestselling book about a boy and his gran joining forces for a heist at the Tower of LondonDavid Walliams bounced on…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Odds & Ends: Watch Jonathan Groff Get Serious in Mindhunter Trailer, London's Wicked Breaks New Record & More by

Jonathan Groff Gets Serious in Mindhunter Trailer Baby-faced Broadway favorite Jonathan Groff has us super excited for the new Netflix crime series Mindhunter! A trailer was released today f…

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California Ballet and San Diego Musical Theatre collaborate on ‘Billy Elliot’ by Admin

California Ballet Company and San Diego Musical Theatre are presenting Billy Elliot the Musical at the historic Spreckels Theatre this fall. Dance Informa chatted with Jared Nelson, choreogr…

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Wicked becomes 16th Longest running show in West End History by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo   Wicked is to become the 16th longest running show in West End history tonight when it plays its 4567th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Wicked which recentl…

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WICKED Surpasses the Run of BILLY ELLIOT to Become the 16th Longest Running Show in London Theatre History by BroadwayWorld

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will tonight play its 4567th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, surpassing the t…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Broadcasts Trailer for Ivo van Hove-Helmed NETWORK at the National by BroadwayWorld

NETWORK depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall Bi…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Cast of Comedy Drama COUNTRY MUSIC by Movies News Desk

Tony Award winner Sophie Okonedo and actor James Harkness have signed on to Tom Harper's comedy drama COUNTRY MUSIC. They join previously announced cast members Jessie Buckley and BILLY ELLI…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

West End Mamma Mia! Star Sara Poyzer on Stealing from Meryl Streep and Bringing ABBA to the World by Matt Wolf

Sara Poyzer didn’t graduate from drama school until she was 27, but in the two decades since has established herself as an invaluable company member of several long-running musicals. S…

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BWW Flashback: Spidey Can Dance! Watch Tom Holland as BILLY ELLIOT by Stephanie Wild

Tom Holland is the latest actor to play the iconic role of Spider-Man in the new film Spider-Man Homecoming. But did you know he was a child star of Billy Elliot in London's West End Check o…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jon Cryer Leads SHELTER in Concert Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

A new concert presentation of the short-lived musical Shelter is set for Feinstein's54 Below tonight, June 27th, a 7 and 930 p.m. Sally Ann Triplett The Last Ship, Finding Neverland and Jeff…

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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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