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Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural SeasonArtistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 TheatersLIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

Artistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The GlobeArtistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The Globe
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2016

The Globe has announced that Emma Rice will be stepping down as Artistic Director in April 2018, two years after her tenure began. In a statement, CEO Neil Constable said: 'Emma's mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season has generated productive debate concerning the purpose and theatrical practice of the Globe, in relation to the use of sound and lighting technology within our theatre spaces. Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around 'shared light' productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe's work prior to Emma's appointment.  (more...)

John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 SeasonMelissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

Hershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 TheatersHershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Hershey Felder channels the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick at 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Maestro plays August 31 - October 16. The show opens Sunday, September 11 at 3PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Ayckbourn's HERO'S WELCOME at 59E59 is Captivating DramaBWW Review: Ayckbourn's HERO'S WELCOME at 59E59 is Captivating Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 14, 2016

See Alan Ayckbourn's latest play, 'Hero's Welcome' at 59E59 Theaters through July 3rd. This emotionally charged story keeps you captivated from the first moment to the last. (more...)

BWW Review:  Alan Ayckbourn's CONFUSIONS at 59E59 is Great TheaterBWW Review: Alan Ayckbourn's CONFUSIONS at 59E59 is Great Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 10, 2016

See Alan Ayckbourn's 'Confusion' now at 59E59 Theaters through July 3rd. Thoughtful, relatable and humorous, it's the stuff that great theater is made of. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINEOfficial: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

TV Star Scarlett Alice Johnson Joins RADIANT VERMIN at 59E59 TheatersTV Star Scarlett Alice Johnson Joins RADIANT VERMIN at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Actress Scarlett Alice Johnson steps into the lead role in Philip Ridley's show-stopping satirical comedy RADIANT VERMIN. Actress Gemma Whelan regretfully withdrew from the production owing to a family illness. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary SeasonTheatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

BWW Review:  CITY STORIES at 59E59 Theaters Fascinates with Tales of LoveBWW Review: CITY STORIES at 59E59 Theaters Fascinates with Tales of Love
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2016

See CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London now in its last week at 59E59 Theatres through May 29th.  (more...)

ROSS & RACHEL Brings Love and Pop Culture to 59E59 TonightROSS & RACHEL Brings Love and Pop Culture to 59E59 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts the US premiere of ROSS & RACHEL, written by James Fritz and directed by Thomas Martin, at Brits Off Broadway. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RTST Director Award 2016. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIEDillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Philip Ridley's RADIANT VERMIN to Receive US Premiere as Part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 TheatersPhilip Ridley's RADIANT VERMIN to Receive US Premiere as Part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of RADIANT VERMIN, written by Philip Ridley and directed by David Mercatali, at the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. Produced by Supporting Wall, Metal Rabbit Productions, and Soho Theatre, RADIANT VERMIN begins performances on Thursday, June 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  (more...)

BWW Review:  TOAST at 59E59 Entertains with Stark RealismBWW Review: TOAST at 59E59 Entertains with Stark Realism
by Marina Kennedy - May 4, 2016

'TOAST' is making its US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters through May 22nd as part of the Brits Off-Broadway festival. Written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode, the play features a cast with some of Britain's most celebrated actors in a realistic, humorous depiction of factory life. (more...)

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