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Review Roundup: Kristin Scott Thomas Leads THE AUDIENCE in the West EndReview Roundup: Kristin Scott Thomas Leads THE AUDIENCE in the West End
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production opens tonight, May 5, at the Apollo Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Returning to the West End TonightKristin Scott Thomas Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Returning to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production is now in previews at the Apollo Theatre, with press night tonight 5 May 2015 and booking to 25 July 2015.  (more...)

Quintet of the Americas to Present IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM Concert on Mother's DayQuintet of the Americas to Present IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM Concert on Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Quintet of the Americas will present In Pursuit of Freedom, a special Mother's Day program honoring Maya Angelou on Sunday, May 10 - 3:30 PM at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street in New York, NY. The program will feature music and poetry for and by Maya Angelou and others related to the African-American experience and the In Pursuit of Freedom exhibition at Brooklyn Historical Society. (more...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kristin Scott Thomas & More in West End's THE AUDIENCEPhoto Flash: First Look at Kristin Scott Thomas & More in West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience.  Stephen Daldry's production is now in previews at the Apollo Theatre, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Check out a first look at the production in photos below!  (more...)

DEE DEE'S FEATHERS Set for Release This SummerDEE DEE'S FEATHERS Set for Release This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Dee Dee's Feathers, a journey through the history of New Orleans as told through song and the collaboration of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records. Recorded at New Orleans' Esplanade Studios, a studio in a reconverted historical church in the heart of the city that was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the release of Dee Dee's Feathers will be accompanied by tour dates worldwide including stops at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Barbican in London and New York City's famed Apollo Theatre on Halloween. (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This WeekDenis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

Ventriloquist April Brucker to Play Don't Tell MamaVentriloquist April Brucker to Play Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Ventriloquist and comedian April Brucker (The Today Show, Rachael Ray, My Strange Addiction, Project Greenlight Greenie Award Nominee), is hosting called Pulling Strings: A Night of Ventriloquism and Puppetry, May 17, 2015 at 8 pm at Don't Tell Mama NYC343 W. 46 st. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of COOL HAND LUKE to Play 59E59 TheatersStage Adaptation of COOL HAND LUKE to Play 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES has pulled out of the 2015 Brits Off Broadway festival at 59E59 Theaters. Replacing the show is Godlight Theatre Company's production of COOL HAND LUKE, an adaptation of Donn Pearce's searing novel. This production is not part of Brits Off Broadway. COOL HAND LUKE is adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves and directed by Joe Tantalo. COOL HAND LUKE begins performances on Tuesday, May 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 31. Press opening is Thursday, May 7 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at ?(212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Director Walter Meierjohann has announced the cast of the world premiere of The Funfair, the first HOME production in its brand new home at First Street in Manchester. An adaptation by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens of Ödon von Horvath's classic 1932 play Kasimir and Karoline, the production features a cast of 13 actors and actor-musicians. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL Brings History to Life this Weekend at Apollo Civic TheaterBWW Interviews: THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL Brings History to Life this Weekend at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - Apr 14, 2015

History comes to vivid life this weekend as The Andersonville Trial opens at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV. Based on the real life trial of Henry Wirz during the Civil War, The Andersonville Trial is directed by Tami McDonald and features over fifteen area actors bringing a little-known court case from American history to brilliant life. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: All The Winners!OLIVIERS 2015: All The Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 12, 2015

All the winners from the 2015 Olivier Awards, updating live across the course of the evening! (more...)

Ronke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield TheatresRonke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade. Tamara Harvey directs Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy),Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples' Theatre to complete the company. (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Carrie, which will receive its long awaited London Premiere in The Large atSouthwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night on Wednesday 6 May. Preview performances are now sold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue's 22-year history. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING Gets Summer Developmental LabRyan Scott Oliver's DARLING Gets Summer Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

According to an audition notice, Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING -- a dark, sexy re-telling of Peter Pan -- is getting a developmental lab via WalkRunFly Productions after its January reading in New York City. The musical will run June 10 through July 1, 2015. (more...)

UK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark PlayhouseUK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announce the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour's production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabeBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 21, 2015

Today McCabe speaks exclusively with BWW about portraying one of England's most recognizable historic figures and 'a man of the people.' (more...)

Queen Tells THE AUDIENCE's Kristin Scott Thomas: It Will Be 'Quite a Challenge' to Play MeQueen Tells THE AUDIENCE's Kristin Scott Thomas: It Will Be 'Quite a Challenge' to Play Me
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas had a special meeting with Queen Elizabeth II this week when she was made a Dame. The actress is set to portray the British royal beginning next month in the West End production of THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First-Released Image of Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in UK's THE AUDIENCEPhoto Flash: First-Released Image of Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in UK's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Check out a newly released image below! (more...)

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