Friday, October 21, 2016

Olivier Nominee Killian Donnelly Will Join Kinky Boots on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

West End star Killian Donnelly will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots. Donnelly, who earned an Olivier nomination for originating the role of Charlie in the West End staging, will take …

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More! by BroadwayWorld

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the op…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

From Fouetté’s to Opening Night: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Billy Elliot by Hannah Vine

Brian Padgett takes us backstage the Fulton Theatre Production.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Ann Emery obituary by Anthony Hayward

Actor best known for playing Grandma in Billy Elliot: The MusicalA member of a theatrical family, Ann Emery, who has died of cancer aged 86, spent much of her working life on stage, culminat…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Director Michael Grandage Is Invited Into the 1% With ‘Frozen, the Musical’ by Patrick Pacheco

From 2002 to 2012, director Michael Grandage was the head of London’s Donmar Warehouse. The position he inherited from Sam Mendes was long on prestige, artistic achievement, and honors. Bu…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Theatre News: Ann Emery dies aged 86

The actress originated the role of Grandma in Billy Elliot

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ann Emery, Original 'Grandma' in West End's BILLY ELLIOT, Passes Away by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actress Ann Emery, who originated the role of 'Grandma' in the West End's BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL, has died.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Tony Winner Michael Grandage Enlisted to Direct Broadway-Bound Frozen by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Michael Grandage has been tapped to helm the much-anticipated stage adaptation of Frozen. The New York Post reports that the Red Tony winner has boarded the production after a bit of a switc…

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Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ already has a new creative team by Michael Riedel

After some turmoil in Elsa’s castle, Disney has finally settled on a new creative team for its upcoming Broadway musical “Frozen.” Michael Grandage is the new director, replacing Alex …

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Some Kind of Wonderful! Jake Epstein Returns to Beautiful on Broadway by

Original Beautiful: The Carole King Musical cast member Jake Epstein is back to feel the earth move at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. He returns to the role of Gerry Goffin from September 22,…

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BILLY ELLIOT – Touring by Thom Dibdin

Tutu Good To Miss:Five stars and ten tissues as the smash hit musical of a working class boy's battle to do ballet comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

He's Sure the Boy We Love! Jake Epstein Will Return to Beautiful by

Original Beautiful: The Carole King Musical cast member Jake Epstein will return to reprise his performance of Gerry Goffin beginning September 22. He will take over for Scott J. Campbell at…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Funny Girl Breakout Star Natasha J Barnes to Lead Cinderella at London Palladium by

It’s not Britney, b***h! After rumors that Britney Spears would take on the title role in the holiday production of Cinderella at the London Palladium, it’s been announced that N…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More! by BroadwayWorld

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Israel and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Signa…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Will Tony Winner Stephen Daldry Bring the Chill to Broadway as Frozen's New Director? by Ryan McPhee

After a creative team shakeup, Frozen might just receive a jolt of "electricity." Billy Elliot Tony winner Stephen Daldry is in talks to replace Alex Timbers as the director of the…

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BILLY ELLIOT's Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Broadway-Bound FROZEN Musical? by Jessica Khan

Following reports of Alex Timbers' departure from the highly anticipated Broadway-bound adaptation of Disney's FROZEN, the New York Post writes that the show's producers are in talks with BI…

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‘Frozen’ on Broadway is years away — and there’s already drama by Michael Riedel

Olaf may get a new boss. Disney is in talks with director Stephen Daldry to take the reins of its Broadway musical “Frozen.” Daldry, who won a Tony for his terrific staging of “Billy E…

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OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Sheer joy and excitement as Lee (‘Billy Elliot’) Hall adapts book about six convent girls, with miraculous results.

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'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

'Billy Elliot' creator Lee Hall tackles a wilder kind of teen escapism in this riotous stage musical about a choir of foul-mouthed Catholic schoolgirls on the hunt for sex, booze and excitem…

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

‘Frozen’ Musical Switches Gears With Director & Choreographer Change by Patrick Hipes

Alex Timbers has exited as director of Frozen, the in-the-works musical based on the wildly successful Disney animated movie. The move comes after an Actors Equity casting notice posted yest…

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Will Chase, Josh Grisetti & Leslie Kritzer Begin Performances in Something Rotten! on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Will Chase, Josh Grisetti and Leslie Kritzer will be welcomed to the Renaissance on July 18! The trio join the cast of Something Rotten! as Shakespeare, Nigel Bottom and Bea, respectively. O…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF by BroadwayWorld

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, aNEW 42ND STREET project 229 W 4…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/29/16- Emily Skinner by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Emily Skinner Emily Skinner was nominated for a Best Actress TONY Award for the Original Broadway Production of Side Show. Other Broadway credits include the original casts of…

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Will Power! Nashville's Will Chase to Take Over for Christian Borle in Something Rotten! on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The writing was on the wall when it was revealed that Will Chase would not be appearing in another season of Nashville; instead he's coming back to Broadway! The stage and screen star is…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Stratford Festival's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! by Stage Tube

The Stratford Festival presents the North American premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, creator of …

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Harry Styles and Lea Michele top of casting 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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Monday, June 13, 2016

Hamilton Dominates 2016 Tony Awards But Just Short of Record; Complete List of Winners by

Is the world wide enough for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s trophy cabinet? As expected, the much-lauded Broadway hit Hamilton dominated the 70th Annual Tony Awards, bringing home a total of 11 …

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Magical West End Return for Michael Crawford in THE GO-BETWEEN

It’s been a wonderful season for theatre on both sides of the pond. This year Broadway displayed one of the best and most varied ones since our ‘little’ web site, BroadwayW…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Controversy and History as Three BILLY ELLIOT Stars Win, 2009 by Michael Dale

For the first time in history, three actors who divided performances of a starring role were all awarded a Tony.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Christopher Gattelli Joins FROZEN Creative Team; Choreographer Peter Darling Departs Due to Scheduling Conflicts by BroadwayWorld

There is a shake-up in the creative team for Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN. According to Variety, Tony winner Christopher Gattelli NEWSIES will join as choreographer in place of Peter Darli…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Max Von Essen to Lead Breathless on Broadway Benefit at Sardi's, 6/6 by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award nominee Max Von Essen An American in Paris, Evita, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc, Giuseppe Bausilio Cats, Aladdin, Newsies, Billy Elliot, Michael Lanning Bonn…

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