Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day at the Old Vic – review round-up by Troy Nankervis

Stephen Sondheim may have considered adapting Groundhog Day for musical theatre audiences, but it’s the creative team behind Matilda which has done

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STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams?Help Fialta Celebrate Summer with 'Be Someone' Music Video! by Stage Tube

Indie Band Fialta has just released anew music video directed and choreographed by Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williamsand featuring Broadway dancers from Matilda, She Loves …

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Monday, August 22, 2016

People You Should Know . . . Christian Amato by Zack Calhoon

Christian Amato is a director, producer and theatrical strategist who has produced over 45 off-broadway productions. Represented on Broadway, he has served as a producer on notable…

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Groundhog Day review – less harmony and more anarchy please by Susannah Clapp

Old Vic, LondonMatilda maestro Tim Minchin and team have ingenious fun with his new musical adaptation of the movie classic – but would you want to see it more than once?Groundhog Day has …

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Broadway Star Andy Karl on Groundhog Day, the New Musical That's Made Him the Toast of London by

Two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl chats with Paul Wontorek about his role in the new musical at the Old Vic Theatre from the creators of Matilda.

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Five of the best... theatre shows this week by Lyn Gardner

Us/Them | Matilda: The Musical | Heads Up | Always Orange | Young ChekhovA show for young people about the 2004 Beslan school siege may sound an unlikely proposition, but Belgium company Bro…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Matilda’s Amy Spanger Looks Back on the Roles She Loved & Still Sings in the Shower by

Matilda’s Amy Spanger reflects on playing ‘80s queens, merry murderesses and a “sex-starved, drug-starved creature.”

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Review: Groundhog Day, The Old Vic by Calum McIntosh

Before watching Groundhog Day at The Old Vic, it is hard to imagine how it could be adapted into a West End Musical. However, the team behind Matilda, have created something that exceeds exp…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016 by Marianka Swain

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from thi…

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Groundhog Day Still Broadway-Aimed, But Shifts Opening Date by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! After a bit of a switcheroo with the producing team, Broadway…

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Producers Say London Groundhog Day Is Still Coming to Broadway by Robert Viagas

It's the latest project from Matilda composer Tim Minchin.

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Broadway-Bound 'Groundhog Day' Awakes to Critical Acclaim in London by Patrick Pacheco

The creators of the new musical “Groundhog Day” wouldn’t mind repeating August 16 over and over again. That was the day they awoke to some of the best London reviews for a show in a de…

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Groundhog Day, Old Vic, theatre review: 'Such a tonic that it's a pity you can't get a repeat prescription for it' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The stage-musical adaptation of the 1993 movie reunites the team behind the smash-hit Matilda

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

'Groundhog Day': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Director Matthew Warchus, composer Tim Minchin and the team behind 'Matilda' turn the much-loved Bill Murray screen comedy into a lavish stage musical. read more

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REVIEW ROUND UP: Groundhog Day, Old Vic Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo With Groundhog Day, it looks like Tim Minchin might just repeat the huge success of his international hit musical Matilda. Groundhog Day opened last night at London’s O…

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Best Shows on London Stage: Harry Potter, Jesus Christ, Billie Piper, Groundhogs by Mark Beech

It’s summer in the city, and the British capital currently has an impressive number of fine shows running – from Harry Potter to Jesus Christ; or from Billie Piper in a raunchy drama to …

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Press pass: Rave reviews on repeat for Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day by Terri Paddock

Could the dream team behind multi award-winning, all-over-the-globe hit Matilda – director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob …

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Groundhog Day review – Tim Minchin's musical is fantastically witty by Michael Billington

Old Vic, LondonThe team behind Matilda the Musical reunite for a clever, eye-catching show based on the Bill Murray movieMusicals based on hit movies are two-a-penny, but this one comes with…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

True West by Arts Review

The team behind two sell-out seasons of the three-time Matilda Award nominated Sex With Strangers, bring their next must-see theatre event, True West to Brisbane Powerhouse from 17 August …

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FringeNYC Interview: Molly Miller on “Tribulation: The Musical” by Jose Solis

The New York International Fringe Festival will bring 200 shows to NYC from August 12-28. We spoke with Molly Miller (book/lyrics) about Tribulation: The Musical. What was the first musical …

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Original Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita Will Return to MATILDA This September by BroadwayWorld

Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns toMATILDA THE MUSICALat the Shubert Theatre beginningSeptember 6, 2016.

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Lesli Margherita Returning to Broadway's Matilda by Robert Viagas

The singing actress has had a busy year since leaving the role.

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Theater News: Original Broadway Mrs. Wormwood, Lesli Margherita, to Return to Matilda

Margherita recently starred as Mona Kent in Broadway's Dames at Sea.

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Bow Down, Maggots! 'Queen' Lesli Margherita to Return to Matilda on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

All hail the Queen! Original Main Stem cast member and legendary vlogger Lesli Margherita will return to Matilda in early September. The Olivier winner will take over for Amy Sp…

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Remy Bumppo announces season casting by Morgan Greene

Remy Bumppo Theatre announced casting for its 2016-17 season on Thursday. In the fall, "Pirandello's Henry IV" by Tom Stoppard will feature Mark L. Montgomery as Henry with Chris Amos as Cou…

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Robert J Sherman’s Bumblescratch premiere by Press Releases

Full casting is announced today for next month's special gala charity concert of Robert J. Sherman’s new musical BUMBLESCRATCH at West End's Adelphi Theatre. The 13-strong company will inc…

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The three young actresses playing Matilda on the Mirvish stage share the love and ‘casual intimacy of sisters’ by Alison Broverman, Special To National Post

'Matilda is a show that celebrates the importance of fairness, kindness and intelligence, three qualities that resonate with the cast mates'

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin's Carpet Still Flies High Through a Box Office Low Tide by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway box office continued its slow decline, as is par for the course during this time of year. Most shows faced either a dip or a minimal bump in grosses. Two perennial hits—Th…

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Spotlight On...Brynn Williams by Michael Block

Name: Brynn WilliamsHometown: I moved around a lot when I was a kid... Lets just say MarylandWhy theater?: For one thing, I've always been around it. My mom was a performer. I used to love w…

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