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SKYLIGHT by David Hare Opens Burning Coal Theatre Company's 20th SeasonSKYLIGHT by David Hare Opens Burning Coal Theatre Company's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 20th season in Raleigh, North Carolina with David Hare's Skylight, a love story about a brashly swaggering, politically conservative middle-aged businessman in the hotels and restaurants trade who stumbles back into the life of a progressive-minded, younger woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair years  before.  The play will run Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 6-9, 13-15 and 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The PublicCast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with STUFF HAPPENS at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with STUFF HAPPENS at the National Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

The American Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld's famous response to the looting of Baghdad at a press conference in April 2003 provided the title for David Hare's play. First performed at the NT in 2004, the play explores the extraordinary events leading up to the invasion of Iraq. (more...)

BWW Review: STUFF HAPPENS, National Theatre, 6 July 2016BWW Review: STUFF HAPPENS, National Theatre, 6 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 7, 2016

When Sir John Chilcot stepped up to the mic to deliver his long-awaited verdict on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he did so calmly, steadily, but with forensic and devastating analytical precision. David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS, which beat Chilcot to the punch by some 12 years, is similarly measured, mixing detailed documentary re-enactment with imagining of what went on behind closed doors. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for STUFF HAPPENS at the National, Marking Chilcot PublicationFull Cast Announced for STUFF HAPPENS at the National, Marking Chilcot Publication
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

The National Theatre has today announced full casting for David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS, which returns to the National Theatre on 6 July, the day the Chilcot Inquiry report is published. (more...)

Clare McIntyre's LOW LEVEL PANIC Comes To Old Fitz TheatreClare McIntyre's LOW LEVEL PANIC Comes To Old Fitz Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Following two sold-out seasons at the Galway Theatre Festival and an Irish national tour, Justin Martin's production of Clare McIntyre's award-winning play Low Level Panic is coming to the Old Fitz Theatre. Thread Entertainment, following on from the success of 80 Minutes No Interval, is proud to present this foul-mouthed, funny and unflinching exploration of the ways in which we view women's lives, their bodies, their safety and their sexuality. (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select TheatersNT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Emily Atack to Play 'Holly Golightly' in UK Tour of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, Beg. May 2Emily Atack to Play 'Holly Golightly' in UK Tour of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, Beg. May 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Emily Atack will now play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany's from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty's Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King's Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw because she is expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to DirectRachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyAN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

THE NATIONAL Theatre's multi-award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, this month (January). (more...)

VIDEO: Learn the 'Arctic Shake' in All-New NORM OF THE NORTH ClipVIDEO: Learn the 'Arctic Shake' in All-New NORM OF THE NORTH Clip
by Movies News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Learn the “Arctic Shake” in this all-new clip with Norm before he heads to theaters in the heart-warming family adventure NORM OF THE NORTH on JANUARY 15, 2016! (more...)

Poster Art Revealed for Animated Adventure NORM OF THE NORTHPoster Art Revealed for Animated Adventure NORM OF THE NORTH
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Trevor Wall directs the animated adventure NORM OF THE NORTH, featuring the voices of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/3/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Airs Tonight, GIGANTIC Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/3/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Airs Tonight, GIGANTIC Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WIZ LIVE! eases on down the road tonight on NBC, and GIGANTIC opens off-Broadway! (more...)

Traverse Welcomes Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015 This WeekTraverse Welcomes Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Edinburgh-based theatre companies and performers who will present work at this year's Traverse Hothouse showcase are set. They are Urban Fox, Heather Marshall, Melanie Jordan & Caitlin Skinner and Trig Point. They will perform their work in Traverse 2 this week, 10 - 13 November. The pieces are at various stages of development and audience input is being sought by the artists as part of their development process. (more...)

Animated Family Feature NORM OF THE NORTH Scheduled for January 2016 Theatrical ReleaseAnimated Family Feature NORM OF THE NORTH Scheduled for January 2016 Theatrical Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Pacific Mercantile Bank ('the Bank'), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (PMBC), announced today that its partner project, animated family feature NORM OF THE NORTH, is scheduled for theatrical release in the USA and Europe in January 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Catherine Zeta-Jones Stars in DAD'S ARMY MOVIEVIDEO: First Look - Catherine Zeta-Jones Stars in DAD'S ARMY MOVIE
by - Oct 22, 2015

Below, check out the new trailer for DAD'S ARMY MOVIE, starring Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, and Bill Paterson. (more...)

NT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks RecordsNT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Yesterday's October 15th live international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET was seen by more than 225,000 people, making it the largest global audience for a live broadcast day of any title in National Theatre Live history. (more...)

Traverse to Welcome Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015, Nov 10-13Traverse to Welcome Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015, Nov 10-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The Edinburgh-based theatre companies and performers who will present work at this year's Traverse Hothouse showcase are announced today. They are Urban Fox, Heather Marshall, Melanie Jordan & Caitlin Skinner and Trig Point. They will perform their work in Traverse 2 from 10 - 13 November. The pieces are at various stages of development and audience input is being sought by the artists as part of their development process. (more...)

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