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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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Reactions to the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in Israel by Ronit Suzan

The winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards were announced yesterday, including big wins for the Israeli production of the musical BILLY ELLIOT and for Habima Theatre. It di…

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Matthew Seadon-Young on Playing Gerry Goffin in London's Beautiful, the Art of Taking Over a Role & Not Doing Side Show with His Brother by Matt Wolf

Matthew Seadon-Young's London musical credits include Billy Elliot, Urinetown and Les Miserables and now the ebullient performer is playing the American lyricist (and onetime husband of …

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Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Awards Winners Announced - BILLY ELLIOT, Habima Theatre Win Big! 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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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kinky Boots' Killian Donnelly Talks Rocking High Heels, Dancing Full Out & More! by Broadway.com

Age: 32 Hometown: County Meath, Ireland Current Role: Killian Donnelly makes his Broadway debut as Kinky Boots' Charlie Price, who is set to inherit his late father's shoe fac…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Broadway Shines to Lend a Helping Hand for Good Morning America Coat Drive by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Shines will appear on 'Good Morning America' onWednesday, December 14, 2016during the830 a.m.half-hour as part of GMA's 'Warm Coats amp Warm Hearts' Drive. Broadway kids fromOn Your…

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Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in Groundhog Day on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The Citizens of Punxsutawney have been announced! Barrett Doss and more will appear alongside Andy Karl in Broadway's Groundhog Day. The much-buzzed about tuner is set to begin performan…

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Friday, December 9, 2016

2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards Update - BILLY ELLIOT Leading 'Best Musical' by BroadwayWorld

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after th…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Olivier Nominee Killian Donnelly Begins Performances in Kinky Boots on Broadway by Broadway.com

West End star Killian Donnelly will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots from December 6. Donnelly, who earned Olivier—and Grammy!—nominations for originating the role of Charl…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN by Marianka Swain

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsa…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Billy Elliot Props For Sale by Bt

Highland Park Players are selling several props from their recent production of Billy Elliot. Some highlighted props include boxing gloves, boxing bag, ballet bags, police shields and more. …

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Interview: Ruby Rakos on Playing Judy Garland in ‘Chasing Rainbows’ by Jose Solis

The tragic life of Judy Garland has been the object of works of fiction before including an Emmy-winning miniseries and Broadway musicals like End of the Rainbow; however, her early life rem…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Matthew Seadon-Young joins Beautiful cast by Matthew Hemley

Matthew Seadon-Young and Barbara Drennan are to join the cast of West End musical Beautiful. Seadon-Young, whose credits include Billy Elliot and

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Matthew Seadon-Young & More Set for West End's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Broadway.com

Matthew Seadon-Young (Billy Elliot) and Barbara Drennan (A View from the Bridge) will feel the earth move under their feet when they join the West End cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musi…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Danny Rutigliano Takes Over for Lee Wilkof in Broadway's Holiday Inn by Ryan McPhee

Broadway alum Danny Rutigliano will assume the role of Danny in Holiday Inn beginning November 1. He takes over for Lee Wilkof in the Roundabout production, which is scheduled to run at Stud…

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Monday, October 24, 2016

BWW Interview: Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE by Marianka Swain

Gillian Bevan has done everything from Holby City and Teacherson TV to RSC productions and extensive musical theatre, including Into the Woods, Billy Elliot and Grand Hotel. She's currently …

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Mark Shenton’s week: What makes for a strong critical reaction? by Mark Shenton

I remember on one of the many occasions I saw Billy Elliot in the West End finding myself weeping copiously through most

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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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