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Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The English National Opera has announced its 2016/17 season, showcasing an extraordinary range of work -- from the return of beloved classics to exciting new productions and a world premiere. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVETSan Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall. (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and MissesOlivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/2-4/3/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/2-4/3/2016
by - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Sunday, April 3, 2016. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Not in the UK for the big night? Fear not! For the first time ever, the ceremony is being live streamed on YouTube in the US, so you can tune in beginning at 5pm  EST! (more...)

Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 3, 2016

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - we updated this story LIVE throughout the ceremony. Winners are indicated in bold type. Who were you cheering for? (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

Junction Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of RED VELVETJunction Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Junction Theatre will present the West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET, a critically acclaimed play written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier, to be presented at Atwater Playhouse, 3191 Castitas Avenue, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90039, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., March 26 - April 30, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006, or online at http://redvelvet.brownpapertickets.com. General Admission is $25 per person; Students, Seniors and Veterans are $20 per person; and Groups of 10 or more $15 per person. To learn more, please visit www.thejunctiontheatre.org and http://atwaterplayhouse.com/ (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, BECKHAM, Branagh, Cumberbatch Lead Olivier Awards Nominations!KINKY BOOTS, BECKHAM, Branagh, Cumberbatch Lead Olivier Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards' official hotel partner. (more...)

2016 Olivier Award Nominations Announced; GYPSY & KINKY BOOTS Lead the Pack2016 Olivier Award Nominations Announced; GYPSY & KINKY BOOTS Lead the Pack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards' official hotel partner. (more...)

DON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London ShowsDON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London Shows
by marianka swain - Feb 8, 2016

Don't miss: This week's Top 10 new London shows (more...)

BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of Red Velvet raise questions about ethnicity and art that resonate through the generations. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The project will increase the size of the auditorium by approximately 25%, and quadruple the number of permanent wheelchair accessible seats in the auditorium from 2 to 8, reinforcing the Tricycle's commitment to ensuring its programme is fully accessible to all. The new seating will be fully adaptable to allow for various staging configurations including in the round, cabaret and traverse. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET at the GarrickPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET at the Garrick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET just released behind-the-scenes pictures today! The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, is the third play in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season and will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. RED VELVET is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Shakespeare Peckham to Return with Three Hamlets for the Price of OneShakespeare Peckham to Return with Three Hamlets for the Price of One
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

After the critically acclaimed and sold out Othello Peckham in 2013, Shakespeare Peckham return with their adaptations of Shakespeare at the Bussey Building, this time tackling HAMLET head-on. With 3 actors (2 female and 1 male) playing Hamlet and a cast ranging from 22-77 years old of varied ethnicities and nationalities, this accessible and relevant production will challenge your perception of the Bard. (more...)

Booking Now Open for Get Into London Theatre 2016Booking Now Open for Get Into London Theatre 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Booking has now opened for Get Into London Theatre 2016. Official London Theatre's annual promotion allows the public to see some of the best-loved shows in London with tickets for top shows reduced to just £10, £20, £30 or £40. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVETFull Cast Set for Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inauguralPlays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. (more...)

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