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

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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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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