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STAGE TUBE: Watch First Trailer for Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET, to be Released in Cinemas WorldwideSTAGE TUBE: Watch First Trailer for Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET, to be Released in Cinemas Worldwide
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2015

The National Theatre Live has released the first trailer for HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production started performances on 5 August and officially opened 25 August at the Barbican Theatre for an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. The play is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Below, check out the trailer for the production, to be screened in cinemas worldwide starting 15 October through the National Theatre Live! Click here to find a screening near you. (more...)

Australia's Circa to Make BAM Debut with OPUS, Nov 4-8Australia's Circa to Make BAM Debut with OPUS, Nov 4-8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

An Australian circus company, a French string quartet, and a Russian composer will tumble together in the fantastic world of OPUS, a "cut-glass, caviar circus" (The Telegraph) which BAM presents from November 4 to 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peter Lockyer, Rachelle Ann Go & More in West End's LES MISERABLESPhoto Flash: First Look at Peter Lockyer, Rachelle Ann Go & More in West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year at the Queen's Theatre, LES MISERABLES stars Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert',Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' Zoe Doano as 'Cosette', Peter Lockyer as 'Jean Valjean', Rob Houchen as 'Marius', Carrie Hope Fletcher as 'Eponine' and Bradley Jaden as 'Enjolras'. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Online Ticket Lottery and Original Cast, Oct. 8 - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Online Ticket Lottery and Original Cast, Oct. 8 - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

On Thursday 8 October 2015, the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre continues to make history as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special performance starting at 7.00pm. 450 tickets for this performance will be available to the fans through a mobile lottery and a charity auction to raise money for the Save the Children Syria Children's Appeal. Audience members wishing to attend this historic musical event will have the opportunity to enter the mobile lottery or auction by visiting lesmis.com/30 which will be live from 12.00 noon on Friday 25 September 2015. (more...)

LES MISERABLES London to Announce 30th Anniversary Plans Tomorrow!LES MISERABLES London to Announce 30th Anniversary Plans Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

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Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

The cast also includes Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O'Kane, and Kathryn Pogson. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015
by - Sep 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015. (more...)

Christina Bianco Reviews: HAMLET, Starring Benedict CumberbatchChristina Bianco Reviews: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
by Guest Blogger: Christina Bianco - Aug 30, 2015

One year ago, I was 2,682nd in an online queue to purchase tickets for The Barbican Theatre's 'Hamlet.'  Of course, it is now common knowledge that the entire three-month run completely sold out in less than four hours, so I count myself very lucky to have snagged seats. (more...)

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, 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. 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) for Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in 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. Louis and 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 the Barbican Theatre. As previously reported, the SHERLOCK star has a full schedule following his run in the play, but now the Daily Mail is reporting that Broadway 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, 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. 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 began performances 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...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in HAMLET, Beginning Tonight at the BarbicanBenedict Cumberbatch Stars in HAMLET, Beginning Tonight at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, begins tonight 5 August 2015 at the Barbican Theatre, with opening night on 25 August at 7pm. (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...)

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