Bush Theatre News

Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn SeasonTony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

Rehearsals Have Begun for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper ForumRehearsals Have Begun for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by Maeve Riley - May 26, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Disgraced,' which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Bush Theatre Honours Commitment to New Writing with THIS PLACE WE KNOWBush Theatre Honours Commitment to New Writing with THIS PLACE WE KNOW
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

The Bush Theatre today announced a number of ways it will demonstrate the theatre's commitment to nurturing new writing at all levels, from emerging artists to established artists seeking to try something new. Its September production THIS PLACE WE KNOW will stage six new, specially commissioned plays by April de Angelis, Kenny Emson, Nancy Harris, Sabrina Mahfouz, Barney Norris and Gbolahan Obisesan, in various venues along on and around the Uxbridge Road in Shepherd's Bush. More details will be announced in the coming weeks. (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...)

Local Residents Star in Bush Theatre's THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECT at BBC Television CentreLocal Residents Star in Bush Theatre's THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECT at BBC Television Centre
by Marianka Swain - May 23, 2016

Last week, the Bush Theatre joined forces with theatre company Look Left Look Right to present devised original work THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECT. Local Hammersmith & Fulham residents, who collaborated with writers Molly Taylor and Samuel Wood on the piece, performed four sold-out shows at the former BBC Television Centre building in Shepherd's Bush, attracting an audience with over a third local residents and over 15% students/under-26s. (more...)

28-Year-Old Roy Alexander Weise Receives 2016 JMK Young Director Award28-Year-Old Roy Alexander Weise Receives 2016 JMK Young Director Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are happy to announce today that the winner of the 19th annual James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Roy Alexander Weise. (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8thSheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO PanelPlaywright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Bush Theatre Launches 'Project 2036'; Applications Now AvailableBush Theatre Launches 'Project 2036'; Applications Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Bush Theatre has been awarded a grant by the Leverhulme Trust to offer nine year-long bursaries of £10,000 each to BAMER associate artists - three playwrights, three directors and three producers - over the course of three years. Applications for the bursaries are invited now. (more...)

The Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 SeasonThe Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced programming for the 2016-17 season. All four productions will take place at The Pearl Theater (555 West 42nd Street.) (more...)

WIPERS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade TheatreWIPERS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to present the UK premiere stage production of Wipers, a new play by Ishy Din inspired by the real life story of Khuddadad Khan, the first South Asian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery at the First Battle of Ypres. (more...)

ATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This FallATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Actors Touring Company, together with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is delighted to present the British premiere of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women in a new version by internationally-renowned playwright David Greig. As the anticipated incoming Artistic Director of The Lyceum, Greig is also collaborating with ATC to reunite the world-class creative team behind the hugely acclaimedThe Events - director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne. (more...)

Hari Dhillon to Lead DISGRACED at the Taper; Cast Announced!Hari Dhillon to Lead DISGRACED at the Taper; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED, which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Kimberly Senior, the cast features J Anthony Crane, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman and Emily Swallow. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONYFull Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

BWW Review: RIGHT NOW, Bush Theatre, March 29 2016BWW Review: RIGHT NOW, Bush Theatre, March 29 2016
by Tom Cox - Apr 27, 2016

Right now, in the heart of Shepherds Bush, there is a rare opportunity to see a Quebecois play by award-winning playwright Catherin-Anne Toupin. (more...)

What's On In Edinburgh - Week Beginning April 25What's On In Edinburgh - Week Beginning April 25
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2016

A summary of what's on in Edinburgh week beginning April 25th. (more...)

Headlong Welcomes Alan Stacey as Executive DirectorHeadlong Welcomes Alan Stacey as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

?Headlong has announced the appointment of Alan Stacey as the company's new Executive Director.  Alan will take up the position in July succeeding Henny Finch, who is leaving the company after 10 extraordinary years to join Hofesh Shechter Company as Executive Producer (more...)

Samuel D. Hunter's New Drama THE HEALING Heads Off-Broadway This JuneSamuel D. Hunter's New Drama THE HEALING Heads Off-Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Theater Breaking Through Barriers will present the World Premiere of THE HEALING by Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise). It will be directed by Stella Powell-Jones. Previews begin June 11 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night slated for June 22. (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...)

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