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Review Roundup: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens at the BarbicanReview Roundup: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens at the Barbican
by Review Roundups - Aug 25, 2015

HAMLET, starringBenedict Cumberbatchin the title role, started performances on 5 August and officially opens tonight, 25 Augustat theBarbican Theatrefor an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens Tonight at the BarbicanHAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens Tonight at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role,started performances on 5 August and officially opens tonight, 25 August at the Barbican Theatre for an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Production Photos of Cumberbatch In HAMLET!Photo Coverage: New Production Photos of Cumberbatch In HAMLET!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Additional official production photographs are released today (25 August) forLyndsey Turner's production ofWilliam Shakespeare'sHamletwithBenedict Cumberbatchin the title role. Performances at the Barbican Theatre commenced earlier this month on 5 August, with opening night this evening. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 14, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Long Island, St. Louisand more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in Boston, Bay Street's GREY GARDENS starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, and The Muny's OKLAHOMA!, just to name a few. (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET PerformancesVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Following a recent performance, the HAMLET star addressed the audience directly. "I can see cameras, I can see red lights in the auditorium," he told the crowd at the London stage door. "It's mortifying and there's nothing less supportive." Watch his full speech below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch & More in Barbican Theatre's HAMLETPhoto Flash: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch & More in Barbican Theatre's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Official production photos have just been released for Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet withBenedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Check them out below! (more...)

Broadway Theatre Owners Scout Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLETBroadway Theatre Owners Scout Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, is currently underway at theBarbican Theatre. As previously reported, the SHERLOCK star has a full schedule following his run in the play, but now the Daily Mail is reporting thatBroadway theatre owners have begun scouting the show (a good sign!), which runs for just 12 weeks. (more...)

Review Roundup: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens at the BarbicanReview Roundup: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Opens at the Barbican
by Review Roundups - Aug 6, 2015

HAMLET, starringBenedict Cumberbatchin the title role, started performances on 5 August and officially opens tonight, 25 Augustat theBarbican Theatrefor an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

London Publications Under Heat for Publishing Early Review of Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLETLondon Publications Under Heat for Publishing Early Review of Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, just beganperformances at the Barbican Theatre, and already a popular publication is under heat for their recent coverage of the production. The Times' Kate Matby released a negative review for the play, calling it 'Shakespeare for Kids,'after attending the first preview. The show doesn't officially open until August 25. (more...)

BWW Preview: The London Stage- August 2015BWW Preview: The London Stage- August 2015
by Liz Cearns - Aug 3, 2015

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/1/2015
by - Aug 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/1/2015. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. But with hundreds of fans traveling from across the globe to see the SHERLOCK actor take on the Bard for measly 12-week run, the only thing theatergoerswant to know is -- will the show transfer, towhere,and when? (more...)

Sonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict CumberbatchSonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict Cumberbatch
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. And Producer Sonia Friedman isbeing tight-lipped about what Cumberbatch groupies, many of whom are unfamiliar with the Bard, will see in London. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiotblasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2015

Working up your strategy for how to win the Hamilton? lottery? Fantasizing over the cute puppy you saw at Broadway Barks?Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' Highlights from this week include a first look at THE WILD PARTY, AMAZING GRACE and Benedict Cumberbatchand so much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Rehearsal for Barbican's HAMLETPhoto Flash: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Rehearsal for Barbican's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rehearsal photos have been releasedforLyndsey Turner's production ofWilliam Shakespeare'sHamletwith Benedict Cumberbatchin the title role - check them out below! (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, July 2015BWW Previews: The London Stage, July 2015
by Alice Chappell - Jul 1, 2015

A quick glance into what's entering and departing the West End this month. Happy viewing! (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full CastWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musicalAmerican Idiotas it blasts into the UK from 17July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast areLuke Baker(Theo),Natasha Barnes(Heather),Alexis Gerred(Tunny),Llandyll Gove(Gerard),Raquel Jones(Extraordinary girl),Natasha Karp(Alysha)Robyn Mellor(Libby),Lucas Rush(St. Jimmy),Steve Rushton(Will),Aaron Sidwell(Johnny) andRoss William Wild(Joshua). They join the previously announcedX Factor star,Amelia Lilywho is playing Whatshername. (more...)

West End's HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Announces Full CastWest End's HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Rehearsals begin today (15 June 2015) forLyndsey Turner's production ofWilliam Shakespeare'sHamletwithBenedict Cumberbatchin the title role. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions, in partnership with Sky Arts, has allocated 100 10 tickets, spread throughout the auditorium for every performance of Lyndsey Turner's production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role at the Barbican Theatre from 5 August 2015. (more...)

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