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LES MISERABLES Broadway Revival Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Fan Contest & New ImageLES MISERABLES Broadway Revival Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Fan Contest & New Image
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 23, 2015

One year more! (more...)

Sketty Theatre to Stage World Premiere of RESULTSketty Theatre to Stage World Premiere of RESULT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Sketty Theatre presents the world premiere of Result, a new play that confronts the image of glamour and wealth in football and exposes the hidden existence of depression and anxiety among young players. Co-directed by brothers Toby and Alex Clarke, and inspired by the career of a Premier League sports psychologist, it will run at the Pleasance Theatre from 21 April to 17 May, with a press night on 23 April. (more...)

Broadway's LES MISERABLES Welcomes New Fantine, Eponine, Marius, Enjolras and Thenardiers TonightBroadway's LES MISERABLES Welcomes New Fantine, Eponine, Marius, Enjolras and Thenardiers Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's Les Miserables will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning tonight, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

LA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This WeekendLA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the West Coast premiere of Unsuk Chin's daring Alice in Wonderland at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict CumberbatchPhoto Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by theBarbican. Today, 20 February 2015, it is announced that Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. Check out a first look at the promotional art for the show below! (more...)

Official: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This FallOfficial: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions and National Theatre Live have announced an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) in the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by the Barbican, to cinemas internationally on Thursday, October 15, 2015. (more...)

Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen via National Theatre Live This FallBarbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen via National Theatre Live This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that the Barbican Theatre's summer 2015 production of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will officially be broadcast via National Theatre Live on October 15 in the UK, Europe and the US, as well as later that same month in Japan (with subtitles), plus Brazil. Tickets go on sale March 16. (more...)

LES MISERABLES to Welcome New Crew of Young Revolutionaries for Second Year on BroadwayLES MISERABLES to Welcome New Crew of Young Revolutionaries for Second Year on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg's Les Miserables will welcome five new 'MIZ Kids' for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

GHOSTS AFTER IBSEN to Run 3/2-19 at the cellGHOSTS AFTER IBSEN to Run 3/2-19 at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

the cell in association with The Furies will present a newly adapted version of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS entitled GHOSTS AFTER IBSEN written by Thomas Kilroy and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews begin Monday, March 2, 2015 and the production will run until Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the cell, 338W 23rd St. The official opening will be on Friday, March 6th at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

UK's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Are Announced - Mark Strong, Helen McCrory and More Among Winners!UK's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Are Announced - Mark Strong, Helen McCrory and More Among Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2014 were hosted today, Tuesday 27th January 2015, by its Chairman, Mark Shenton, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (more...)

Audrey Brisson, Joseph Drake & More to Star in ROMEO + JULIET at Rose Theatre KingstonAudrey Brisson, Joseph Drake & More to Star in ROMEO + JULIET at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Executive Producer Jerry Gunn today announces full casting for the company's production of Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Sally Cookson returns to theatre to direct Sharon D Clarke (Nurse), Matt Costain (Paris/Prince), Chris Bianchi (Friar Lawrence/ Montague), Audrey Brisson (Juliet), Joseph Drake (Romeo), Laura Elphinstone (Mercutio), Felix Hayes (Tybalt) and Javier Marzan (Peter). The production opens on 4 March, with previews from 28 February, and runs until 14 March. (more...)

Broadway-Bound HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Begins in Toronto TonightBroadway-Bound HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Begins in Toronto Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Heart of Robin Hood comes to Broadway following productions in Winnipeg at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) and in Toronto -- running tonight, December 23, 2014-March 1, 2015 -- at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. (more...)

Lyndsey Turner to Helm LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE at the National?Lyndsey Turner to Helm LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE at the National?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Lyndsey Turner is in talks to direct Caryl Churchill's LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, coming to the National Theatre for its 2015-16 season. (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Coming to Broadway; Show Set for Spring 2015 at the Marquis Theatre - Plus VIDEO!THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Coming to Broadway; Show Set for Spring 2015 at the Marquis Theatre - Plus VIDEO!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

David Mirvish and National Artists Management Company have just announced that they will present the Broadway premiere of The Heart of Robin Hood, written by David Farr, featuring original music performed on-stage by Parsonsfieldand directed by acclaimed Icelandic theatrical artist Gísli Örn Gardarsson. The production will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). Previews begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to be Honored at 17th BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDSBenedict Cumberbatch to be Honored at 17th BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch will receive The Variety Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate. (more...)

THE RING CYCLE Begins Tonight at Birmingham HippodromeTHE RING CYCLE Begins Tonight at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

During the first week of November, the Mariinsky Theatre returns to the UK for an operatic showcase of Wagner's Ring in Birmingham at the historic Hippodrome and three operas originally written for the Mariinsky including the most recent Levsha (The Left-hander) by Rodion Shchedrin. With a 300-strong troop of musicians, soloists and chorus starting the tour in Cardiff with Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery, Valery Gergiev proceeds to London to present Russia's national epic Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov followed by the UK premiere of The Lefthander, both in concert versions at the Barbican. (more...)

2014 Empty Space...Peter Brook Award Winners Announced2014 Empty Space...Peter Brook Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Today's Empty Space...Peter Brook Award 25th Anniversary award ceremony at the National Theatre Studio had Thelma Holt, the presenter, give the winner the cheque for £2000 to the Unicorn Theatre for its wonderful introduction to the classics as well as contemporary theatre for children. All nominees Theatre503, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Park Theatre, Union Theatre, and the Orange Tree Theatre received a certificate and critic's speech for distinctive work. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms 2015 Season - PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More!Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms 2015 Season - PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed that J.M. Barrie's original stage play of Peter Pan will open its 2015 season (15 May - 14 June 2015). This will be followed by The Seagull (19 June - 11 July) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(16 July - 29 August). Following sell-out performances in 2011, Timothy Sheader's production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies will then return to the Open Air Theatre (3 - 12 September) to conclude the 2015 season, prior to a major UK tour. (more...)

Company Chameleon's BEAUTY OF THE BEAST to Premiere at The Lowry, 22 OctoberCompany Chameleon's BEAUTY OF THE BEAST to Premiere at The Lowry, 22 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

COMPANY CHAMELEON, the award-winning, dance/physical theatre company run by Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner out of Manchester, will tour the intense, funny, painful and highly entertaining BEAUTY OF THE BEAST this autumn. Premiering at the Lowry on October 22nd, where the company are Resident Artists, UK dates will run till November 26th. See below for details. (more...)

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