Bush Theatre News

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Danny Ashok Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound DISGRACED; Rehearsals Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will begin rehearsals tomorrow for its Broadway production this fall, and producers announced today that Danny Ashok, who played Abe in the acclaimed Bush Theatre production in London will play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Finborough Scales Back THE WALLACE to Staged Reading, Sept 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Finborough Theatre regrets that, due to funding issues, they have had to cancel the planned full production of The Wallace. Instead, Finborough will be presenting a staged reading of the play for one performance only on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

GROUNDED to Play Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 4-6 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Following sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the Gate Theatre London and the Studio Theatre, Washington, the critically acclaimed production of George Brant's Grounded comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 4 - 6 September. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. (more...)

BAFTA Announces New British Comedy Talent Chosen for International Showcases
by Movies News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Rocliffe today announced the winners of a nationwide competition to find the UK's most promising comedy writers (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) are cast in the Geffen Playhouse production of Reasons to Be Pretty, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play (2009). Helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, Reasons to Be Pretty will be performed in the Gil Cates Theater through August 31 with an opening night of tonight, August 6. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Renegade Set for Fifth Installment of Courting Drama Series at Southwark Playhouse, Sept 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

THEATRE RENEGADE is proud to announce the fifth installment of its Courting Drama series in its brand new venue, the Southwark Playhouse. The Southwark Playhouse aims to facilitate the work of new and emerging theatre practitioners, and as such Theatre Renegade is delighted to be part of this theatre's vibrant programming. (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

Talawa Theatre Company to Celebrate 20 Years of TYTP, Aug 14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Talawa Theatre Company's flagship programme for emerging theatre makers, TYPT, is 19 years old this year. TYPT:14, the 20th TYPT season, will see a company of 9 practitioners work collaboratively Ola Animashawun (Royal Court Associate Director) and a professional multi-disciplinary team, to devise an original piece of theatre exploring provocative concepts like trust, betrayal and loyalty. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY & DON'T GO GENTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Haven Theatre Company announces their 2014-2015 season. The company's second full season features two Chicago premiere productions: Catherine Trieschmann's Hot Georgia Sunday, directed by Marti Lyons, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., and Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, directed by Cody Estle, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets will go on sale at a later date and will be announced on the Haven Theatre Company website: www.HavenTheatreChicago.com. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

New Dameon Garnett Play Coming to Finborough Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a reading as part of Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a new play from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17 opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of six Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 20 July 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BOTTLENECK Comes to the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Bottleneck by Luke Barnes, directed by Steven Atkinson and performed by James Cooney, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after a hit run in 2012, playing at Underbelly's Topside at 13.30 Wednesday 30July - Sunday 24August. (more...)

ABG Productions In Association with Neil McPherson Presents European Premiere of RACHEL at Finborough Theatre, 30 September - 25 October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre - the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm) (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Presents MY NIGHT WITH REG, July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Tickets for the 20thanniversary production of Kevin Elyot's Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning play My Night With Reg go on sale to the general public from today, Wednesday 18 June. The comedy will open at the Donmar Warehouse 31 July 2014, directed by current Donmar Warehouse Trainee Associate Director Robert Hastie. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED to Open on Broadway at Lyceum Theatre in Fall 2014; Previews Begin 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers confirmed today that the Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will have a Broadway production this fall, beginning previews onSeptember 27 and opening on October 23 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, DISGRACED received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. (more...)

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