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Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton Productions today announced casting for a new touring production of Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece, Arcadia, which will be the first major national tour since 1993, and over 20 years since the play has been seen by audiences around the UK. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

ISLANDS to Premiere Next Month at Bush TheatreISLANDS to Premiere Next Month at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

ISLANDS by Caroline Horton will receive its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in January 2015. It is a dark comedy exploring the impact of tax havens, avoidance and evasion around the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VISITORS, Bush Theatre, December 1 2014BWW Reviews: VISITORS, Bush Theatre, December 1 2014
by Laura Jones - Dec 3, 2014

Barney Norris' debut full-length play Visitors has transferred from the Everyman Theatre in Chichester to the Arcola earlier this year and is now starting its run at Bush Theatre, where all of the original cast members have reprised their roles. Set in a remote farm in north Wiltshire, Edie (Linda Bassett) and Arthur (Robin Soans) a married couple in their seventies are living happily alone with Arthur working out on the farm and Edie keeping things running in the home. Having lived there their whole married lives, the play opens with them worrying over the arrival of a visitor - one who they're concerned will change their daily lives. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Casting is now complete: best known as series regular 'Kris Fisher' in Channel 4's Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2's The Fall, and on Netflix' epic Titanic: Blood and Steel, Gerard McCarthy will star as 'Tony'. Other theatrical credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe, and Blue/Orange for ATG. Vanessa Babirye, recently seen on screen in BBC 2's Our Girl, and at the National Theatre in Romeo and Juliet will star as 'Leah'. Also joining the company will be Rob Ellis and Natalie Law. (more...)

Cush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I Added to Public Theater's Spring 2015 SeasonCush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I Added to Public Theater's Spring 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The Public Theater announced today that JOSEPHINE AND I, the London hit by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, has been added to The Public's downtown spring season. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I will begin performances at Joe's Pub at The Public on Friday, February 27 and run through Sunday, April 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

House of Blakewell to Present WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPYHouse of Blakewell to Present WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Award-winning composer / performer duo Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell are delighted to announce their return to VAULT in 2015. Blake and Keedwell will open the festival with a one-night-only performance of HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL'S HOUSE PARTY. The acclaimed production, which began life with a sell-out run at VAULT 2014 sees the showtune-loving duo welcome audiences to their Peckham housewarming in an attempt to fit in. Wednesday 28 January will be the last ever chance to join the party. (more...)

Theatre503 Reveals Winners of First Playwriting AwardTheatre503 Reveals Winners of First Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award took a surprise turn today as the judges announced not one but two winners of the much sought-after prize, which had received over 1,600 hopeful applications from 41 countries. Due to the generosity of The Richard Carne Trust and an anonymous donor, Theatre503 was able to offer both playwrights a substantial prize of £6,000 and the guaranteed production of their work at the Battersea venue in 2015. (more...)

Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging PanelBruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting today announced its judging panel ahead of this year's official launch on 29 January 2015, which will also mark the Prize's 10th anniversary. The competition, a unique partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre and property company Bruntwood, will accept entries from 30 January 2015. (more...)

Bush Theatre's 2015 Season to Feature ISLANDS, THE ROYALE & MoreBush Theatre's 2015 Season to Feature ISLANDS, THE ROYALE & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Madani Younis, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, today announced his new season, which will consist of four new plays, each of which deals in a different way with a struggle for justice. (more...)

Bush Theatre Releases Schedule for 2015 Spring & Summer SeasonBush Theatre Releases Schedule for 2015 Spring & Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Madani Younis, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, today announced his new season, which will consist of four new plays, each of which deals in a different way with a struggle for justice. (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Coming to Broadway; Show Set for Spring 2015 at the Marquis Theatre - Plus VIDEO!THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Coming to Broadway; Show Set for Spring 2015 at the Marquis Theatre - Plus VIDEO!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

David Mirvish and National Artists Management Company have just announced that they will present the Broadway premiere of The Heart of Robin Hood, written by David Farr, featuring original music performed on-stage by Parsonsfieldand directed by acclaimed Icelandic theatrical artist Gísli Örn Gardarsson. The production will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). Previews begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)

Fishing for Truth... Meet the Full Cast of THE RIVER, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Fishing for Truth... Meet the Full Cast of THE RIVER, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 16, 2014

THE RIVER opens tonight, November 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), where it will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

MARIE ANTOINETTE, GRAND CONCOURSE and More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015 Season; Tickets Go on Sale 12/5MARIE ANTOINETTE, GRAND CONCOURSE and More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015 Season; Tickets Go on Sale 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off the New Year with the Chicago premiere production of Marie Antoinette (February 5, 2015 - May 10, 2015), a modern, witty take on the young queen of France by David Adjmi (Elective Affinities, 3C) and directed by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy). Next is the US premiere of The Herd (April 2, 2015 - June 7, 2015), the deftly comic story of a suburban English family by actor-playwright Rory Kinnear. Ensemble member and Tony Award winner Frank Galati directs in place of previously announced director K. Todd Freeman, who had an artistic scheduling conflict. Ensemble member Lois Smith joins the cast of The Herd, which features fellow ensemble members Francis Guinan and John Mahoney. (more...)

Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi YojimboCasting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi Yojimbo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Jonathan Raggett (CBBC's Woolfblood, Luc Besson's The Lady) makes his stage debut in the title role of Usagi Yojimbo starring alongside Haruka Kuroda (presenter of CBBC's Officially Amazing) (more...)

'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Pegasus Theatre with the US premiere of BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS: KATE DIMBLEBY SINGS THE DORY PREVIN STORY, created and performed by Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano. Written with Amy Rosenthal, and directed by Cal McCrystal, BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Press opening is Thursday, December 18 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 5:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on December 25; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Rooney Mara to Star in Film Adaptation of Olivier Award-Winning Play BLACKBIRDRooney Mara to Star in Film Adaptation of Olivier Award-Winning Play BLACKBIRD
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Jean Doumanian Productions announced today that the Academy Award® nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) will star in the upcoming film, Blackbird (more...)

Playwrights of New York & Bush Theatre Announce New PartnershipPlaywrights of New York & Bush Theatre Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Playwrights of New York (PoNY) and the Bush Theatre in London have announced a new partnership: in 2014-15, they will pilot the Playwrights of New York Residency at the Bush Theatre. 2013 PoNY Fellow Kimber Lee will be the first PoNY Resident at the Bush. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch New Trailer for DISGRACED on Broadway!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch New Trailer for DISGRACED on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar had its Broadway premiere last week, on October 23, 2014, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production),Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'),Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive first look at a new trailer for the play below! (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterJohn Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the National Theatre of Scotland, director John Tiffany and associate director Steven Hoggett for the American Premiere of Let the Right One In, which Jack Thorne adapted for the stage from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and which garnered tremendous acclaim on London's West End earlier this year. (more...)

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