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
Monday, August 12, 2019

Cast Set for Goodspeed Staging of Billy Elliot by Andrew Gans

Performances of the Tony-winning musical will begin at the Connecticut venue September 13.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

'Only 12% booked me under my real name' : BAME performers at the fringe by Serena Bhandari and Guardian Readers

We asked BAME comedians, performers and Guardian readers about their experiences at the Edinburgh fringe For Scotland’s capital August means the rushed arrival of throngs of people in sear…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kat Griffin: Trans and Non-Binary Actors to Know by Angela Tricarico

Interview by Anna Altheide Kat Griffin (Photo by THEGINGER3BEARDMEN for The Ensemblist) …

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

London's Witness for the Prosecution Star Lewis Cope on His Famous Former Co-Star & Huge Family by Matt Wolf

Witness for the Prosecution, the Agatha Christie thriller directed by Lucy Bailey, has turned into a sleeper hit inside its unusual location of a onetime debating chamber at Westminster’s …

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019

Dancing Boys and a Bloodthirsty Plant Sidle Up to Shakespeare by Jesse Green

Better known for its classics, the Stratford Festival has long presented fine-tuned versions of Broadway musicals. This year: “Billy Elliot” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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UP on the Marquee: THE INHERITANCE

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 pre…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Broadway’s Rising Stars by John Simon

Every year we get a “Broadway’s Rising Stars” show produced by Scott Siegel at Town Hall, a revue of songs performed by recent college graduates aspiring to careers in musical theater …

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paul McCartney adapts It’s A Wonderful Life into a stage musical

It’s fair to say that Paul McCartney has written some of the most iconic pop songs of all time. He is, of course, most well known for being 1 of 4 of the legendary pop group The Beatles bu…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Paul McCartney Has Written a Musical Adaptation of It's a Wonderful Life by Andy Lefkowitz

Paul McCartney, Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter and original band member of The Beatles, has crafted a score to a new musical adaptation of the iconic 1946 film It's a Wonderful…

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Paul McCartney Will Turn ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Into A Stage Musical by Artsjournal1

“[The 77-year-old ex-Beatle] will write music and lyrics for the project. Lee Hall, author of Billy Elliot and screenwriter for the recent Elton John biopic Rocketman, is also writing lyri…

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Paul McCartney writes first musical, stage version of It's a Wonderful Life by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

Former Beatle is to write songs for Frank Capra’s ‘universal story’, working with Lee Hall, author of Billy Elliot He has written perhaps the greatest canon of pop music, collaborated…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!

We're feeling electricity because we're looking back at the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot! Take a look at the show's opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre with…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tootsie Star Santino Fontana Wins First Tony Award by Lindsey Sullivan

Hats off to Santino Fontana, who has won his first Tony Award! The Broadway favorite triumphed in the Leading Actor in a Musical category for his incredible performance as Michael Dorsey in …

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

‘The Inheritance’ announces Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance” will transfer to Broadway this fall. The two-part play, which had a West End run in September 2018, will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

They Shared a Tony for ‘Billy Elliot’. What Did They Do for an Encore? by Campbell Robertson

In 2009, three unknown adolescent boys were the toast of Broadway in the musical’s title role. Where have they been? And where are they going?

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Four incredible young actors announced to play Billy Elliot by Arts Review

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are thrilled to announce they have found the four incredible young actors who will play the title role in the multi award-winning smash hit’s 10th…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nolen Dubuc owns the lead in Billy Elliot the Musical by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Stratford Festival production lives up to festival’s standards of and high-level execution and lets Donna Feore do what she does best: large-scale production numbers with kinetically inven…

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Jimmy Smagula Joins the National Tour of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Miserables by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway alum Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Little Mermaid, The Full Monty, The Phantom of the Opera) will join the North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Cla…

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When Billy Elliot called, Nolen Dubuc’s whole family leapt by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

The young actor’s parents and two brothers moved from Vancouver to Ontario for a year so he could star in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Stratford Festival.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Podcast Episode 191 — Tony Nominated Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

So many people out there would kill to sing and dance on Broadway. But not all of them. When the Billy Elliot-like Warren Carlyle danced over to the US from the West End (after appearing in…

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Podcast Episode 191 — Tony Nominated Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle So many people out there would kill to sing and dance on Broadway. But not all of them. When the Billy Elliot-like Warren Ca…

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