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The New Group – Director of External Affairs

The New Group is seeking an experienced arts professional to serve as its Director of External Affairs. This executive-level position provides a unique opportunity to work at one of New York City’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway theaters, alongside its Board of Directors, donors, audience base, and staff to strengthen the organization for the future and position it for long-term success. Position Profile About The New GroupThe New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott an...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Jobs, New York City, Broadway, National, Alan Cumming, West End, Bill Pullman, Jesse Eisenberg, Cynthia Nixon, Sutton Foster, Jerry Springer, Holly Hunter, Tonya Pinkins


‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening

Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured“If we had to close down again,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “we couldn’t survive.” Webber is staging his new musical Cinderella, with book by Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, in a full-capacity theatre in July, having already delayed its premiere twice. He has mortgaged his house in London and will be selling one of his seven theatres. “It cost £1...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, England, London, Scotland, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Stage, Festivals, Classical Music, Economic recovery, Exhibitions


‘We even performed it in front of the pope!’ – how we made Godspell

‘Religious groups didn’t like Jesus wearing a Superman shirt or the lack of a resurrection. So we told them the curtain call was the resurrection – when Jesus runs on and takes a bow’Godspell opened in London in November 1971 and ran at the same time as Jesus Christ Superstar. It was the Rolls-Royce to our Ford Fiesta. I was 23, had just left the Bristol Old Vic company and was auditioning for everything. There were 30 of us lined up along the stage for the audition. I was on the end and taller ...
Tags: Books, London, Musicals, Religion, Theatre, World news, Culture, Christianity, Stage, Broadway, The Bible, Jesus, Bristol, West End, Jesus Christ, Jeremy Irons


The World’s Longest-Running Play, Coming Back From Its First Closure In 69 Years

The producers of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap in London’s West End have “employed two casts who will rehearse and work completely separately, and appear in alternating runs of three performances. If an actor were to test positive, the other cast – contracted to be available and in reach of the theatre in their time off – will immediately take over for 10 days while the other group recuperates. Quarantine rules would prevent the usual theatre practice of one absentee being replaced by a stand...
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, West End, Agatha Christie, 05.05.21


‘When I paint, all the voices in my head go still’: Juliet Stevenson on how art got her through lockdown

Painting has helped one of Britain’s most revered actors survive Covid restrictions and the loss of a child. We join the actor for an art class that never quite happensIf you go down to the woods today, you may just come across Juliet Stevenson dangling from a branch, fumbling to photograph the light falling through a caterpillar hole on a particularly disobliging leaf, with her partner Hugh chuckling, resigned, as yet another quick stroll turns into a day trip. Upside down Juliet Stevenson has ...
Tags: Art, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Stage, West End, Suffolk, Juliet Stevenson, Hugh, East Anglian


Sydney greets Hamilton with rapture and some misgiving – review

A triumphant performance as musical moves from Broadway and the West End to AustraliaIf the world is looking to Australia to lead its primary theatre markets into the future, then it need look no further than Hamilton, which has opened to rapturous applause and an extended standing ovation from a masked, Covid-safe audience at the Sydney Lyric.Hamilton in Australia might not seem like a natural success. The show’s often too-earnest reverence of its colonial founding mythology is at odds with our...
Tags: Australia, Theatre, World news, Australia news, Culture, Stage, Sydney, Broadway, West End, Hamilton, Sydney Lyric Hamilton


Hamilton review – Australian cast shines bright and brilliant in blockbuster Broadway show

The Lyric Theatre, SydneyA triumphant performance as musical moves from Broadway and the West End to AustraliaIf the world is looking to Australia to lead its primary theatre markets into the future, then it need look no further than Hamilton, which has opened to rapturous applause and an extended standing ovation from a masked, Covid-safe audience at the Sydney Lyric.Hamilton in Australia might not seem like a natural success. The show’s often too-earnest reverence of its colonial founding myth...
Tags: Australia, Theatre, World news, Australia news, Culture, Stage, Sydney, Broadway, West End, Hamilton, Sydney Lyric Hamilton


'A light at the end of the tunnel': Australian theatres launch 2021 seasons as the rest of the world stays dark

Sydney Theatre Company is the latest to launch this year’s season, as Broadway and the West End look to Australia as the pandemic pioneer“Australia has become a test case for the rest of the performing arts world,” the Washington Post proclaimed last month, as theatres across the country prepared to move to full capacity, while throughout most of Europe and the US they remain dark.So yeah, no pressure there, says Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director Kip Williams, two days out from launchin...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Washington Post, Theatre, US, Australia news, Culture, Stage, Broadway, West End, STC, Sydney Theatre Company, Kip Williams


Lockdown one year on: Hiran Abeysekera on how Covid nixed his West End debut

The Sri Lankan actor, who had wowed audiences in Sheffield in Life of Pi, was poised for West End fame when theatres shut up shop. He reflects on a career interruptedSee all our coronavirus coverage“I was scared that I might not be able to do Pi again,” says Hiran Abeysekera, who was preparing to transfer his rapturously received 2019 performance in Life of Pi to the West End when the pandemic hit. “We were joking that when theatres finally reopened, I’d have grey hair and a walking stick. Peopl...
Tags: Theatre, Bbc, Culture, Stage, Yann Martel, Sheffield, Pi, Peter Pan, West End, Russell T Davies, RSC, Patel, Rada, Life of Pi, Sheffield Crucible, Lolita Chakrabarti


Patti LuPone meets Jonathan Bailey: ‘You’re the biggest star in the world!’

The stars of Netflix’s Bridgerton and Hollywood talk about singing in the shower, the alchemy of the theatre – and why no one in Stephen Sondheim’s Company would ask LuPone to dancePatti LuPone and Jonathan Bailey starred in a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company in London in 2018. The pair, who had lockdown Netflix hits with the series Hollywood and Bridgerton respectively, caught up to talk about rehearsal-room nerves, the best night of the week to watch a musical and the Covid crisis...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Musicals, Theatre, Netflix, Culture, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, West End, Johnny, Patti LuPone, LuPone, Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey, dancePatti LuPone


Tim Rice: 'Evita was a bonkers idea'

As the great songwriter prepares to take Jesus Christ Superstar on a 50th birthday tour, he talks about penning hits, his idea for a new musical – and drinking from Lloyd Webber’s Georgian wine glassesTim Rice had a hunch the Oscar was in the bag. After all, he and Elton John had been responsible for three of the five nominations in the best song category. But, as he walked on stage that night in 1995, after Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King won, the tall, slightly awkward-looking...
Tags: Music, England, Hollywood, Musicals, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Elton John, West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Middlesex, Rice, Compton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita


How London’s “Pleasure District” Became The West End And A Model For Theatre

It was the mid-19th century that really established the modern West End. The taverns around the Strand in the 1830s and 1840s helped develop the song and supper evenings that became Victorian music hall. The bazaars and arcades of the West End evolved into a distinctive form of retail: the department store. Shows at the theatres on Leicester Square, such as the Alhambra, became known for their exuberant spectacle. The West End was therefore a laboratory of mass entertainment that has shaped not...
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, West End, Alhambra, Leicester Square, 11.11.20


BACK TO THE FUTURE Will Transfer to the West End in May 2021

BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will transfer to the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End following an out-of-town opening at Manchester Opera House in March 2020, where it was enthusiastically received by critics and the public alike. Previews will begin on 14 May. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, West End, Manchester Opera House, BWW News Desk, Adelphi Theatre


Broadway Rewind: Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman Bring GHOST to Broadway!

Today we rewind to 2012, when Ghost arrived on Broadway following its West End run. The supernatural power of love arrived on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 24, where it ran for 136 performances. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, West End, Lunt Fontanne Theatre, BroadwayWorld TV, Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman


LISTEN: Rachel Tucker Talks Broadway, West End and More on MAMAS TALKIN' LOUD Podcast

Broadway moms, Cara Cooper The Prom and Jessica Rush Tina The Tina Turner Musical of the hit podcast 'Mamas Talkin' Loud', in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced that Broadway and West End star Rachel Tucker Come From Away, Wicked recently joined them for the finale of their debut season. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, West End, Rachel Tucker, BWW News Desk, Broadway Podcast Network, Cara Cooper, Jessica Rush Tina The Tina Turner


A 'Brand New Physical Production' of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Will Run in the West End When Theatres Are Able to Reopen

WhatsOnStage has reported thata statement released fromthe Phantom of the Opera production, sent by spokespeople for Cameron Mackintosh, has confirmed that a 'brand new physical production' of the show will run in the West End in the future. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, Cameron Mackintosh, BWW News Desk


Wake Up With BWW 7/24: West End SLEEPLESS Will Use Quick COVID-19 Test Backstage, and More!

Today's top stories the West End production of Sleepless will use a quick COVID-19 on its cast, crew, and staff [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, West End, Stephi Wild


West End Production of MOULIN ROUGE! Delayed to Fall 2021

According to Baz Bamigboye, the West End production of Moulin Rouge has been delayed until Autumn 2021, with previews likely set for November 2021. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, BAZ BAMIGBOYE, Moulin Rouge, BWW News Desk


George Salazar, Will Roland, Joe Iconis and More to Take Part in BE MORE CHILL Reunion

The Broadway Podcast Network has announced the first-ever cross-continent BE MORE CHILL Reunion LIVE on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 900 pm, among some special surprises, this will be the first time the Broadway and West End casts will meet, exclusively on the Broadway Podcast Network. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, West End, BWW News Desk, Broadway Podcast Network, George Salazar Will Roland Joe Iconis


West End DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Not Return Until 2021

The reopening of Dear Evan Hansen in the West End has been delayed until 2021, WhatsOnStage reports. The exact date of re-opening has yet to be announced, but producers say the show will return 'as early as practical next year.' [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, EVAN HANSEN, BWW News Desk


Jerry Mitchell Will Host 'Raise You Up' Online Charity Concert Featuring Billy Porter, Harvey Fierstein, and More

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and West End performer Jed Berry will host Raise You Up, a streamed charity cabaret starring 'Angels' in lockdown from all over the world, raising money for Acting for Others, Black Ticket Project, Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Broadway Cares. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Angels, Theatre, West End, Jerry Mitchell, BWW News Desk, Broadway Cares, Billy Porter Harvey Fierstein, Jed Berry


WICKED Extends Run in the West End Through November 27 2021

Wicked has announced that its run in the West End has been extended to November 27, 2021 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk


WICKED Extends Run in the West End Through November 27

Wicked has announced that its run in the West End has been extended to November 27 at the ApolloVictoria Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk


THE MOUSETRAP To Reopen in the West End on Friday 23 October

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - the longest running show in the world, which had to be suspended when the Coronavirus Pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres - is to re-open in the West End on Friday 23 October. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, West End, Agatha Christie, BWW News Desk


SIX Cancels West End Performances Through 27 September

Six the Musical has cancelled all West End performances through 27 September. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk


Photo Flash: A Look at the Dark Theatres of the West End, in Support of Scene/Change

Photographer Ross McRosshas created a collection of photos of the West End titled 'Dark Theatres.' The photos were taken inaid of SceneChange who are calling for designers to be included in the conversation surrounding theatres reopening. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk, Ross McRosshas


VIDEO: Joe Stilgoe and Hadley Fraser Perform Irving Berlin's 'You're Just in Love'

Pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe has performed his new shed duet with West End star, Hadley Fraser. Together, they sing Irving Berlin's, 'You're Just In Love', which was first performed in Call Me Madam by Ethel Merman and Russell Nype. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West End, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Hadley Fraser, BWW News Desk, Joe Stilgoe, Russell Nype


THE GREAT GATSBY Will Re-Open in the West End in October

The Guild of Misrule and Immersive Everywhere's critically acclaimed THE GREAT GATSBY, created and directed by Alexander Wright- which had previously set a record as the UK's longest running immersive production - is planning to re-open at West End venue IMMERSIVE LDN on THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk, Alexander Wright


VIDEO: West End Recovery Plan Outlines New Guidelines and Requirements For Re-Opening

In a new video, Cities of London Westminster MP Nickie Aiken outlinesthe importance of the West End to the wider UK economy, and explores ways to counter the impact of Covid-19 on the theatres, cultural venues - and the hotels, bars and restaurants which rely on them. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk, COVID, Cities of London Westminster, Nickie Aiken


Photo Flash: Shining a Light on the Dark Theatres of the West End

While West End theatres remain dark, photographer Troy David Johnston, who is normally employed in the wardrobe department at Wicked, is shining a spotlight on what remains of the usually bustling streets of London. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, West End, BWW News Desk, Troy David Johnston



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