The show must go on! 2020 Tony Awards move to digital awards ceremony
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It seems that Broadway shows are doing their bit for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising effort.
Helen Mirren to return to The Queen in Broadway revival of The Audience
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The Broadway transfer of Southwark Playhouse’s hit production of Titanic has been postponed.
The new Tim Rice musical From Here to Eternity is rumoured to be getting a Broadway production.
Photos of the Les Miserables opening night on Broadway
Andrew Lloyd Webber may be planning a Broadway production of Love Never Dies.
A photo mash-up of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams
A round-up of news on Broadway including Hugh Jackman and Daniel Radcliffe
The hottest Broadway shows that we think should be transferring to the West End in 2014?
Little orphan Annie returns to Broadway in this big, lavish new production featuring terrific performances, directed by Tony winner James Lapine.
Winner of NINE Tony Awards, and dubbed “the funniest musical of all time”, The Book of Mormon is a Broadway legend.
The sensational revival of Broadway musical Pippin – a high-energy extravaganza that makes for an electrifying night on Broadway.
The Tony Award-winning show Matilda hits Broadway based on the much-loved children’s book by Roald Dahl and tells the amazing story of an extraordinary girl.
Douglas Carter Beane brings a sumptuous new staging of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella to Broadway in this romantic take on the classic fairytale for all ages.
The joyous, fast-paced, feel-good family musical with amazing choreography and music by Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast), Newsies is a Broadway mega-hit.
The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good… before Dorothy dropped in from Kansas, in the smash-hit Broadway show.
Experience the original Broadway production of Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre
Chicago is the award-winning Kander and Ebb musical that paints the town red with plenty of Broadway razzle dazzle, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Broadway’s longest-running show, and winner of seven Tony Awards, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera is a timeless story of seduction and despair.
The global smash-hit musicals that sees ABBA’s greatest hits woven into a sunny story set on a Greek island.
Experience the circle of life as Disney’s beloved film The Lion King comes to eye-popping life onstage on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre.
News of the Broadway closing of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and Julie Taymor’s TED talk
British actors dominate Broadway this season as a host of famous UK names – including Daniel Craig, Ian McKellen, Mark Rylance and Orlando Bloom hit the Great White Way.
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Rumours of stage musical adaptation of Behind The Candelabra on Broadway.
James Corden has won a Best Actor award at the 66th annual Tony Awards, held yesterday in New York City. The actor beat Philip Seymour Hoffman to win best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, the National Theatre production directed by Nicholas Hytner. The biggest winner of the night was musical Once, which scooped Best Musical and seven other awards including Best Director for John Tiffany. The bittersweet romantic comedy about two Dublin musicians falling in love started life in 2006 as a small independent film and has gone on to become a huge …
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Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway production of Evita, which starts previews on 12 March 2012 at the Marquis Theatre in New York.
Following the success of its London opening, a New York production of Ghost The Musical is to open on Broadway on 23 April 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with previews beginning in March. Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date. Matthew Warchus’ stage production based on the Oscar® winning film is currently booking in London to October 2012 with the recent release of over 350,000 tickets at the Piccadilly Theatre.
The official music video has been released for RISE ABOVE 1 from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark.
A new TV commercial has been launched for the “reimagined” Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, starring Reeve Carney and featuring music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge.
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Thea Sharrock’s award-winning production of Terence Rattigan’s drama After The Dance at the National Theatre may be Broadway-bound.
And its star – Benedict Cumberbatch, who is currently wowing audiences at the National Theatre in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, may be heading with it.
Rumours are buzzing that Daniel Radcliffe may bring his starring role in Broadway’s How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying to London.
There’s no shortage of stars turning up on Broadway over the next few weeks, as the spring season kicks off in New York with some heavy-hitting star names.
From London to New York: Priscilla, Sister Act, War Horse and Jerusalem to open on Broadway
Previews begin this week for major new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can at the Neil Simon Theatre (opens 10 April), based on the Stephen Spielberg movie and the true story that inspired it.
Another week, another Spider-Man update! In the ongoing saga of the world’s most expensive, and possibly most previewed, musical its director Julie “The Lion King” Taymor has now spoken out about the Spidey woes.
Sierra Boggess, who is currently starring as Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre, is to go to Broadway in the Spring. She will star alongside Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey) in a revival of Terence McNally’s play Master Class about the great opera diva Maria Callas.
Broadway: Spider-Man Reviews Round-up
Spider-Man: critics are right to feel aggrieved. Why wait to review a show when hundreds of thousands of audience members have seen it before you?
The world’s most expensive musical, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, has knocked Wicked off the Number One slot at the box-office on Broadway.
The world’s most expensive musical, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, starts previews tonight on Broadway.
TV commercial for major new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, starring Reeve Carney and directed by The Lion King’s Julie Taymor and featuring music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge.
Elaine Paige to sing I’m Still Here in new US production of Follies; new album Elaine Paige and Friends out Monday; new EP concert tour announced
Should Number 10 be following the White House’s lead and doing its bit to support the West End, asks Paul Raven
The Broadway transfer of recent West End success La Bete proves a hit with New York critics, with particular attention heaped on Mark Rylance’s tour de force performance.
Sister Act to move to Broadway; Jerry Zaks to make changes to the show.
Current Sister Act stars Patina Miller and Simon Webbe
Current Sister Act stars Patina Miller and Simon Webbe
Sister Act, based on the hit film, is moving to Broadway following its closure at the London Palladium on 30 October.
We were delighted to read that Baz ‘Moulin Rouge’ Luhrmann is to bring his first movie – Strictly Ballroom – to the stage.
There is nothing easier than talking down a show before it has even opened – which is what The Independent’s feature this Sunday, “Spider-Man, world’s most expensive musical, set to fall on its £40m face”, was all about.
VIDEO: Fans of forthcoming big-budget Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark were treated to a sneak preview of the show on Good Morning America last week.
Broadway News: Big-budget Bono musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark confirms its long-awaited opening, plus a new take on Alice in Wonderland comes to New York
Elaine Paige – and now Ruthie Henshall – to play Feinstein’s in New York
The most powerful theatre critic on Broadway, Ben Brantley of the New York Times, is back in London. For weeks.
It’s interesting to read that there has been much grumbling from some sections of Broadway about the invasion of Hollywood at this year’s Tony Awards (Variety: 18 June). Even a Facebook group called “Give the Tonys Back to Broadway” has been formed by Broadway actor Hunter Foster, and now has over 7,000 members.
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The annual Tony Awards will be announced tonight, Sunday 13 June 2010, at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Ricky Martin and Elena Roger to star in EVITA on Broadway
BROADWAY UPDATE: Reeve Carney, Daniel Radcliffe, Christina Ricci, Lee Aaron Rosen, Douglas Hodge, Jonathan Groff and more…
The UK’s Menier Chocolate Factory has scored another hit with its production of La Cage Aux Folles – this time on Broadway.
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of the UK’s greatest living playwrights, is to be awarded a special Tony award in June to recognise his life’s work. The Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented to Alan Ayckbourn at the ceremony in New York on 13 June. Ayckbourn, who is 71, has written 74 full-length plays, and saw a revival of his play The Norman Conquests win a Tony Award last year. His 1975 play Bedroom Farce is currently playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London. He will collect his honour at a ceremony in …
The producers of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of La Cage Aux Folles were celebrating last night as the show opened at the Longacre Theatre in New York to rave reviews. Ben Brantley of the New York Times, who recently ripped apart Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new show Love Never Dies, said that Terry Johnson’s production was an “inspired revival” and “greatly affecting entertainment”. Douglas Hodge, who plays the central role of Albin in the show, enjoyed special praise from the critic, particularly in his rendition of the show’s famous song “I Am What I Am”: “Mr. Hodge breathes fire here, …
The Broadway opening of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom sequel, has been officially postponed. In a statement, the producers of the Broadway show said that the premiere will be delayed for several months, until around Spring 2011, whilst Lord Webber deals with “post-operative problems” from his treatment for prostate cancer. He is currently starring in BBC One talent show Over The Rainbow to find a new Dorothy to star in a multi-million pound West End production of The Wizard of Oz. Love Never Dies, which continues to do well at the box-office at the Adelphi Theatre in London, …
Broadway star Gavin Creel comes to London in Hair
British production BILLY ELLIOT receives 15 Tony Award nominations. Brits do well in annual theatre awards nominations. The nominations for this year’s Tony awards were announced today in New York. The 63rd annual awards will see the Broadway version of Billy Elliot lead the pack with 15 nominations. Close behind were two productions that originated in the UK – The Norman Conquests, with 7 nominations, and God of Carnage with 6 nominations. British director Matthew Warchus received two nominations for his direction of both God of Carnage and The Norman Conquests. He’s competing with another UK director, Phyllida Lloyd, whose …
9 to 5 The Musical We await the opening of Dolly Parton’s new musical 9 to 5 with more than a little excitement. Scheduled to start previews on 24 March at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, the reviews for its pre-Broadway LA outing at the Ahmanson Theatre weren’t overly glowing but we still think this is going to be a big crowd-pleaser. And with Allison Janney (The West Wing) starring as Violet – the role created by Lily Tomlin in the hit movie, plus all the songs penned by Dolly, we can’t see how this could go wrong. 33 Variations …
After Gareth Gates, do we have a new Joseph? Gareth Gates seems to be doing a fine job in Joseph at the Adelphi Theatre – at least if comments on the westendtheatre blog are anything to go by. Whilst musing on Spring Awakening’s demise on Broadway, we turn our attention to Hunter Parrish – pot smoking star of TV’s Weeds – who recently played the lead role of Melchior on Broadway. Well known for his love of all things theatrical, in a recent interview he said: “I want them to bring back Joseph [and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat]. If anyone …
Recession?… What recession? SOLT has just announced that 2008 was a record-breaking year for West End theatre with millions of people choosing to see a show in London. The final total was a whopping 13,807,286 theatregoers – up 1% on 2007. To put this in perspective, Broadway in 2008 achieved a total audience of 12,319,902; the O2 arena sold 1,806, 447 tickets, and Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour was the highest grossing in concert history, entertaining 2,350,282 million fans. It’s not all good news though as musicals were the main beneficiary of the increases whilst plays dropped 1%. Also SOLT …
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