Gareth Fry News

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory to Present Kevin Bishop in FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

In its tenth anniversary year, the Chocolate Factory celebrates by creating a brand new production of the show that put it on the map in 2004, FULLY COMMITTED, the whirlwind culinary comedy set in one of Manhattan's hottest restaurants, where the city never sleeps and the phone never stops ringing! A decade later, with the masses clamouring for entry to dining hot spots du jour such as Chiltern Firehouse for their own taste of the A-List, and celebrity chefs salivated over as the new rock stars, FULLY COMMITTED is as fresh as ever. (more...)

DV8's JOHN Dance-Theatre Work to Premiere at the National's Lyttelton Stage, Oct 30-Jan 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Following the worldwide success of Can We Talk About This?, DV8 return to the National's Lyttelton stage with JOHN, a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8. (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

Fevered Sleep's DUSK Comes to the Young Vic, Nov 13-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

A Fevered Sleep/Young Vic production, DUSK, produced in association with Fuel and commissioned by Pontio, Bangor and supported by Stratford Circus will play The Maria at the Young Vic as part of a national tour. The show runs 13 - 29 November 2014, devised and directed by David Harradine and Samantha Butler. Press performance: Tuesday 18 November at 1.30pm. (more...)

Frantic Assembly Theatre Company Announces Revival of OTHELLO for a 2014/2015 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Frantic Assembly theatre company's acclaimed and award-winning production of Othello by William Shakespeare will be revived in 2014/15 for a UK tour, culminating in a four-week London run at the Lyric Hammersmith in January 2015. (more...)

Frantic Assembly Announce Revival Of OTHELLO, UK Tour From Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Frantic Assembly theatre company's acclaimed and award-winning production of Othello by William Shakespeare will be revived in 2014/15 for a UK tour, culminating in a four-week London run at the Lyric Hammersmith in January 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at the Apollo
by Review Roundups - Apr 09, 2014

John Tiffany's acclaimed production of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN opened at the Apollo for a limited season. A must-see major new production, Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

ACT Announces Extension for BLACK WATCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that their highly anticipated production of the National Theatre of Scotland's internationally acclaimed production of Black Watch has extended its run at The Drill Court at the Armory Community Center (333 14th Street, between Mission and Valencia) through Sunday, June 16. The production was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, June 9. Tickets for all performances are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Iain Glen Joins Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in LONGING at Hampstead Theatre, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Iain Glen will join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in William Boyd's debut play, directed by Nina Raine, which opens at Hampstead Theatre at the end of February. (more...)

2013 Independent Reviewers of New England Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

2013 IRNE Nominations have been announced, as updated on the organization's Facebook page today, February 18, 2013. As of yet, no April date has been set for the awards ceremony. Scroll below for the full list of nominations! (more...)

Iain Glen to Join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in LONGING at Hampstead Theatre, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Iain Glen will join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in William Boyd's debut play, directed by Nina Raine, which opens at Hampstead Theatre at the end of February. (more...)

Tamsin Greig and John Sessions to Lead LONGING at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Tamsin Greig and John Sessions will lead the cast in William Boyd's debut play, directed by Nina Raine, which opens at Hampstead Theatre at the end of February. Other members of this outstanding cast include Jonathan Bailey, Natasha Little, Eve Ponsonby and Catrin Stewart. (more...)

Charlotte Cornwell and More Set to Star in RSC's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Charlotte Cornwell is set to return to the RSC after an absence of 32 years as Gertrude in the world premiere of David Farr's Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. (more...)

CTC Production of Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT Continues at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 12/7-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Continuing in the tradition of creating original work by Dr. Seuss, CTC presented the U.S. premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain's adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat in what the Star Tribune in Minneapolis called a "festive feeding of children's imaginations." CTC has accepted an invitation to bring their acclaimed production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat to the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg (Canada) December 7-21, 2012 immediately following its run here in the Twin Cities. (more...)

CTC Production of Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT Continues at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2012

Continuing in the tradition of creating original work by Dr. Seuss, CTC presented the U.S. premiere of The National Theatre of Great Britain's adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat in what the Star Tribune in Minneapolis called a "festive feeding of children's imaginations." CTC has accepted an invitation to bring their acclaimed production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat to the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg (Canada) tonight, December 7-21, 2012 immediately following its run here in the Twin Cities. (more...)

CTC Production of Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT Continues at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 12/7-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

Continuing in the tradition of creating original work by Dr. Seuss, CTC presented the U.S. premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain's adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat in what the Star Tribune in Minneapolis called a "festive feeding of children's imaginations." CTC has accepted an invitation to bring their acclaimed production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat to the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg (Canada) December 7-21, 2012 immediately following its run here in the Twin Cities. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's World's Stage Program Features Scottish Exchange, Fall 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

In keeping with the trans-Atlantic relationship, Chicago Shakespeare and Scotland's theater community are engaged in a cultural exchange-one CST production, The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, is now playing to wildly enthusiastic response at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the very festival that launched two critically acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) productions that are slated for Chicago Shakespeare's fall 2012 World's Stage series: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, and the return engagement of Black Watch. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's World's Stage Program Features Scottish Exchange, Fall 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

In keeping with the trans-Atlantic relationship, Chicago Shakespeare and Scotland's theater community are engaged in a cultural exchange-one CST production, The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, is now playing to wildly enthusiastic response at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the very festival that launched two critically acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) productions that are slated for Chicago Shakespeare's fall 2012 World's Stage series: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, and the return engagement of Black Watch. (more...)

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