Monday, December 9, 2019

AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Breaks Imperial Theatre Box Office Record

Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that the smash hit Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has set a new box office record at the Imper…

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Boy in the Dress review – Robbie Williams has a ball with David Walliams by Michael Billington

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonA resplendent cast sing the praises of self-expression in Mark Ravenhill’s adaptation of the feelgood football novel The boy who defies tribal…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

BWW TV: Matthew Lopez and the Company of THE INHERITANCE Celebrate Opening Night!

The Barrymore Theatre was the place to be yesterday as the best of Broadway came out to celebrate an epic opening day of The Inheritance- directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Step…

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Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Epic Opening Night of THE INHERITANCE

The Barrymore Theatre was the place to be yesterday as the best of Broadway came out to celebrate an epic opening day of The Inheritance- directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Step…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Inheritance is a funny, tender marathon drama: Review by Leah Greenblatt

Seven hours: It’s a runtime so outrageous, so almost unthinkably decadent, only Angels and boy wizards have dared to go there on Broadway before. It’s also approximately how long it take…

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BWW TV: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet on Opening Day of THE INHERITANCE- Watch Live!

Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, The Inheritance will open toda…

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BWW TV: Watch Broadway Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Day of THE INHERITANCE- Live at 11:45am!

Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, The Inheritance will open toda…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at THE INHERITANCE, Opening On Broadway November 17

Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, THE INHERITANCE will begin …

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Justin Smith discusses returning to Billy Elliott a generation on by Peter J Snee

Based on the film of the same name, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, gritty, heart-warming and feel-good celebration following the journey of a young boy raised in a small British mining…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Signature Theatre’s “A Chorus Line” is a singular sensation by Andra Abramson

In the theater world, a performer who is a true triple threat – one with the ability to perform at the highest levels as an actor, singer, and dancer all at the same time – is rare. Luck…

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Billy Elliot casting update: Kelley Abbey withdraws from the show by Gabi Bergman

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical have today confirmed that unfortunately due to personal circumstances Kelley Abbey is unable to continue in her role as Mrs Wilkinson and has had to…

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Billy Elliot the Musical announces casting update by Arts Review

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical have today confirmed that unfortunately due to personal circumstances Kelley Abbey is unable to continue in her role as Mrs Wilkinson and has …

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Stephen Daldry Readies 6 Hour “Inheritance” for New York Debut, But His Heart is with South African Theater Troupe by Regina Weinreich

Stephen Daldry, known for directing such films as “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” and “The Reader,” and Netflix’s  “The Crown,” seems most proud

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Video Roundup: Celebrate World Ballet Day With Some Memorable Ballet Musical Moments

It's time to dance because today is World Ballet Day! To celebrate everything being beautiful at the ballet, we're looking back at some of the stage and screen's most iconic musicals featur…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Billy Elliot the Musical review – the sweetest spots are still the strongest by Cassie Tongue

Sydney Lyric theatreDance is the rightful soul of a show that reminds us we’re stronger, and better, when we look out for each other There might not be a musical easier to love than Billy …

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Photo Feature: Billy Elliot by David Hooley

Billy is back!  Its been 10 years since the original Australian production of Billy Elliot the musical graced our stages, and now four more boys are taking on the iconic role.  David Hoole…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dant…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Art imitates life for actress Blythe Wilson in Billy Elliot the Musical by Dean Lisk - Special To The Star

Teachers inspired Blythe Wilson to perform and now she plays one in a production that moves audience members to be the best they can be, too.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Janie Dee & More Cast in Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival of The Boy Friend by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for its upcoming production of Sandy Wilson's delightful 1953 tuner The Boy Friend. Matthew White will direct the previously a…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Photo Finish! See Ariana DeBose, Steven Spielberg & More Celebrate Wrapping Production on the West Side Story Film by Lindsey Sullivan

We are one step closer to seeing the West Side Story film remake! Director Steven Spielberg shared the update and some fantastic shots of the cast on his production company Amblin's Twitter …

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For A CHORUS LINE

Signature Theatre announced today the full cast and creative team for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dant…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019

Goodspeed Staging of Billy Elliot Begins September 13 by Andrew Gans

Gabriel Barre directs the Tony-winning musical at the Connecticut venue.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hollywood onstage: why are so many musicals adapted from movies? by Arts Review

In a 2004 original musical about creating an original musical – cheekily titled [title of show] – one writer asks, “So movies make good musicals?” His writing partner responds: “We…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Haydn Gwynne: ‘People say tragedy is tough – but try doing Billy Elliot twice a day’ by Liz Hoggard

For more than 30 years, Haydn Gwynne’s stage and screen work has ranged from Shakespeare and Billy Elliot to Drop the Dead

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

ONE HIT WONDERS: Tony Winners Won and Done by JK

Anais Mitchell won the 2019Tony for Best Score for herBroadway debut, Hadestown.Will she be back? Last week, we ran a very successful article about Tony Award winners who have been missing i…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Openings: Are They Really That Bad? by JK

The Lightning Thief opens this fall Just over a year ago, when we had a spate of summer openings, I ran the numbers for long-running Broadway shows (HERE), and despite all three musicals tha…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Opening in NY: Manilow’s Harmony, Diana, How I Learned to Drive, The Lightning Thief, A Christmas Carol. Tawdry Broadway. #Stageworthy News Up The W by New York Theater

The dog days of August turn out to be full of theater news – even about dogs; these comfort dogs were watching Billy Elliot at the Stratford Festival, reportedly to practice what it’s l…

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MISSING: Tony Winners Who Haven't Been Back by JK

Every season, actors and actresses give award-winning and (many times) career-defining performances.  For those performers, winning a Tony Award is a pinnacle of their stage resumes. A lot …

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Service Dogs Attend Performance of BILLY ELLIOT in Canada

A group of service dogs recently attended a relaxed performance of Billy Elliot at the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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