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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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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