Friday, February 14, 2020

Carrie Hope Fletcher Cast in Title Role of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella Musical in London by Andy Lefkowitz

U.K. stage star Carrie Hope Fletcher will take on the title role in the upcoming new interpretation of Cinderella from Tony-winning hit maker Andrew Lloyd Webber. The previously announced w…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Gavin Creel on Heading Back to the Diner with Sara Bareilles in London's Waitress by Matt Wolf

Gavin Creel has both Tony and Olivier Awards to show for his effervescent talent, so it makes sense that the New York-based Ohioan should continue crossing the Atlantic to work in the West E…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

The New York Pops: “Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The New York Pops’ latest concert, Find Your Dream, was a glorious tribute to nostalgia. Not only was it an evening of the beloved songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein with selectionsfrom all …

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Aladdin panto to return to London’s Lyric Hammersmith!

Disney’s Aladdin musical bid farewell last summer at the Prince Edward Theatre with the practically perfect Mary Poppins musical taking its place. But fans of Prince Ali can at least have …

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts

On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida featured a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars A…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Claire Moore on Getting Booed for Her Role as a Baddie in London's Mary Poppins by Matt Wolf

Claire Moore was Sarah Brightman’s replacement more than three decades ago as Christine Daaé in the West End’s The Phantom of the Opera and has rarely been long absent from the London s…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Maddie Baillio & Charlotte Spencer Will Play Evil Stepsisters in Upcoming CINDERELLA Movie Musical

Deadline reports that the evil stepsisters have been cast in Kay Cannon's upcoming 'Cinderella' movie musical. 'Hairspray Live' star Maddie Baillio and West End 'Mary Poppins' actress Charlo…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Here to stay? Mary Poppins extends its West End run

Looks like there'll be no jolly holiday for the West End's perfect nanny this summer as Mary Poppins proves it's here to stay for just a little while longer. News of the show's extension …

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Elton John, Giles Terera & Stephen Mear are named in the New Year Honours list

What a Christmas present for Olivier Award winners Giles Terera (well known to musical theatre fans for playing Aaron Burr in the original West End production of Hamilton) and director and c…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Catherine Brunell Joins Mean Girls, Replaces Company-Bound Jennifer Simard by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-nominated musical Mean Girls welcomes stage alum Catherine Brunell to the production on December 11. She takes over the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George from Tony nomine…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

#TBT: Vintage Playbill: A Christmas Story: November 2012 by JK

I was at a distinct disadvantage when I saw A Christmas Story: The Musical. I had never seen A Christmas Story: The Movie! The good news is, the musical was wonderful, and though I may not h…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Scott Wittman!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning lyricist and director Scott Wittman about Frank Sinatra's 1966 live album, 'Sinatra at the Sands.' They also discuss Bette Midler, Patti …

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

VIDEO: Watch Whoopi Goldberg Perform with Disney On Ice

Disney on Ice skated over to The View to perform Trip a Little Light Fantastic from Mary Poppins.  Watch Whoopi make an appearance in the act! Video below: 

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Monday, November 25, 2019

They Met at Theater Camp! Broadway's Michael James Scott Celebrates the Ultimate Broadway Wedding by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael James Scott, a former Genie of Disney's Aladdin and a vlogger, was recently married to filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield—and their wedding was a who's who of Broadway. The …

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Shares the Highs and Lows of Shooting THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Dame Julie Andrews sat down with The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night to talk about her memoir and her storied career. After host James Corden gives Julie a look at how h…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hadestown, Moulin Rouge!, Ain't Too Proud & More Earn Grammy Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations were announced on November 20 for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Four Broadway musicals and one Broadway play are in the running in the category of Best Musical Theater Album, wi…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Best of the Decade: Lin-Manuel Miranda on making history with Hamilton by Marc Snetiker

To celebrate the end of the 2010s, Entertainment Weekly’s Must List is looking back at the best pop culture that changed pop culture in movies, TV, music, and more (catch up on our list so…

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‘A feast for the eyes & ears’: MARY POPPINS – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

There’s something universally adored about the feel-good story of the Banks family in Mary Poppins, so it’s no surprise that the musical is once again gracing the West End.

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Best of the Blogs: Mary Poppins, Touching The Void, La Clique & more by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 17 November 2019) including Ian Foster’s delight at the arrival of Mary…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The week in theatre: Mary Poppins; Murder in the Cathedral; Much Ado About Nothing – review by Kate Kellaway

Prince Edward theatre; Southwark Cathedral; Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonRichard Eyre’s Mary Poppins revival soars, TS Eliot’s verse drama struggles under the weight of its gravitas, and…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

‘A riot of good cheer & some quite breathtaking stagecraft’: MARY POPPINS – West End ★★★★★ by Libby Purves

Mary Poppins is as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as one can hope, a riot of good cheer, fun, excellent signing and some quite breathtaking stagecraft.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

REVIEW: Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre London ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Mary Poppins with Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp at the Prince Edward Theatre in London This post REVIEW: Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre London ✭…

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MARY POPPINS. Prince Edward Theatre. w1 by Libby Purves and Friends

BEN DOWELL AND DAUGHTER POP WITH PLEASURE AT ITS PEP.. It has floated in one the chilly autumn breeze like a much-needed blast of summer sunshine. Yes, this Mary Poppins is as supercalifragi…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Richard Eyre’s production of the musical Mary Poppins has flown back into the West End – but what do the critics think of it?

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Review Roundup: MARY POPPINS Opens in London

Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Productions' production of Mary Poppins has now returned to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre, marking the first time this new …

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What Did Critics Think of the Mary Poppins Revival in the West End? by Dan Meyer

The Disney production, starring Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, opened November 13 at the Prince Edward Theatre.

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Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim-chim-chiree! Mary Poppins has landed in London – bag, brolly and all – 11 years after she took

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‘There’s a rollicking good time to be had here’: MARY POPPINS – West End by Ian Foster

Really, in the end, Mary Poppins is the kind of production full of uncomplicated fun that can’t help but uplift the soul in the most delightful way.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Mary Poppins review – stageful of sugar is a rapturous delight by Michael Billington

Prince Edward theatre, LondonZizi Strallen is excellent as the buoyant nanny in Eyre’s chippy and enduring show, which also calls on Julian Fellowes, Matthew Bourne and Petula Clark I was …

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Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre review - a lavish but old-fashioned revival by Marianka Swain

Everyone's favourite nanny returns, again It’s been 15 years since Cameron Mackintosh’s stage musical version of P. L. Travers’ Mary Poppins made its West End debut.

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Mary Poppins review at Prince Edward Theatre, London – ‘distinctly lacking in magic’ by Tim Bano

Mary Poppins returns. No, not the Emily Blunt film, rather Cameron Mackintosh’s muddled stage musical, back in the Prince Edward Theatre after

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