Brits Off-Broadway News

BWW Review:  ECHOES at 59E59 is Poignant and HauntingBWW Review: ECHOES at 59E59 is Poignant and Haunting
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 29, 2016

'ECHOES' is now being performed at 59E59 Theaters through Wednesday, May 4th. Written by Henry Naylor and directed by Mr. Naylor and Emma Buttler, this is a haunting, poignant play that must be seen. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's HERO'S WELCOME & CONFUSIONS to Run in Rep as Part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 TheatersAlan Ayckbourn's HERO'S WELCOME & CONFUSIONS to Run in Rep as Part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the Stephen Joseph Theatre back to Brits Off Broadway with the NYC premieres of HERO'S WELCOME and CONFUSIONS, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Playwright Richard Bean, Directory Gregory Mosher Set for TOAST TalkbackPlaywright Richard Bean, Directory Gregory Mosher Set for TOAST Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Producer and director Gregory Mosher will moderate a conversation between playwright Richard Bean and the cast of TOAST immediately following the Thursday, April 28 performance. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/23/2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/23/2016. (more...)

Naomi Livingstone Will Now Lead BUTTERFLY as Part of Brits Off BroadwayNaomi Livingstone Will Now Lead BUTTERFLY as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Due to an injury sustained in a bicycle accident, Nicola Daley reluctantly has to pull out of Ramesh Meyyappan's BUTTERFLY, which is receiving its NYC premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Naomi Livingstone (Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention at Sydney's New Theatre) will step into the role for the Brits Off Broadway run. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/16/2016
by - Apr 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/16/2016. (more...)

ROSS & RACHEL to Look at Love Via One of Pop Culture's Most Enduring Couples at 59E59ROSS & RACHEL to Look at Love Via One of Pop Culture's Most Enduring Couples at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

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

CITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 TheatersCITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London, written and directed by James Phillips, with original music composed and performed by Rosabella Gregory, at the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

Puppet Adaptation of MADAME BUTTERFLY Set for 2016 Brits Off BroadwayPuppet Adaptation of MADAME BUTTERFLY Set for 2016 Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BUTTERFLY, Ramesh Meyyappan's striking adaptation of Madame Butterfly, at Brits Off Broadway. Written and directed by Mr. Meyyappan, with puppets by Gavin Glover, BUTTERFLY begins performances on Saturday, April 23 for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 14.  Press opening is Friday, April 29 at 8:30 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...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2016BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2016
by - Mar 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Pushes Opening at 59E59 TheatersRichard Bean's TOAST Pushes Opening at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Due to the glut of openings prior to the Tony Award eligibility deadline, TOAST is shifting its press opening to Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM. (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 - Mar 22, 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...)

I AM THOMAS Coming to Wilton's Music Hall in AprilI AM THOMAS Coming to Wilton's Music Hall in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Written by Told by an Idiot, music by Iain Johnstone, lyrics by Simon Armitage, directed by Paul Hunter, designed by Laura Hopkins, sound by Adrienne Quartly and lighting by Paul Anderson. I Am Thomas, opens at Wilton's Music Hall on the 20th April and runs til the 30th April. Press night 21st April, 7.30pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Cast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOXCast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rehearsals start this week for Opening Skinner's Box, a new production adapted by Improbable and marking 20 years since the company's inception. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, co-founders of Improbable, this production will play at Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. Previewing from 22 April at Northern Stage. (more...)

James Fritz's ROSS & RACHEL to Launch UK TourJames Fritz's ROSS & RACHEL to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Ross & Rachel by James Fritz will launch a UK Tour from June-July 2016. London run: 21st June - 25th June, Battersea Art Centre.  (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 TheatersRichard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

ECHOES U.S. Premiere to Open 2016 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersECHOES U.S. Premiere to Open 2016 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters will launch the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival with ECHOES, written by Henry Naylor, and directed by Mr. Naylor and Emma Buttler. Produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd and Gilded Balloon Productions, ECHOES begins performances on Tuesday, April 19 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1.  Press opening is Sunday, April 24 at 3:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 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...)

BWW Preview: ROUNDELAY ReadingBWW Preview: ROUNDELAY Reading
by BWW Features - Mar 7, 2016

The 4A's (Alan Ayckbourn Aficionados of America) will present an April staged reading of ROUNDELAY, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Bean, Philip Ridley & More Set for 2016 BRITS OFF BROADWAY at 59E59 TheatersAlan Ayckbourn, Richard Bean, Philip Ridley & More Set for 2016 BRITS OFF BROADWAY at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up for the this year's Brits Off Broadway festival, the critically acclaimed annual festival of New British Theater. Now in its 12th Season, the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival kicks off on Tuesday, April 19 and runs through Sunday, July 3.  Single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($17.50 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets to Brits Off Broadway go on sale to the general public on March 7, with an exclusive pre-sale for 59E59 Members beginning on March 1. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. (more...)

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