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Druid to Mark 40th Anniversary with DruidShakespeare This SummerDruid to Mark 40th Anniversary with DruidShakespeare This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Druid today announced full details of one of the company's most ambitious ever undertakings, DruidShakespeare, a challenging but fitting project to mark the company's fortieth anniversary year. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITSJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? (more...)

Kevin Spacey Returns to the Role of CLARENCE DARROW at The Old Vic, March 3Kevin Spacey Returns to the Role of CLARENCE DARROW at The Old Vic, March 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Marking his last time on The Old Vic stage whilst Artistic Director, Kevin Spacey, returns to the iconic role of Clarence Darrow following his sell-out and critically acclaimed run of 22 performances in 2014. Clarence Darrow previews from 3 March for six weeks only until 11 April. (more...)

World Stage Premiere of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Set for Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Stage Premiere of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Set for Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The full cast has been announced for the world stage premiere of John Boyne's highly acclaimed and best-selling international novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which opens at Chichester Festival Theatre on 19 February, from where it will tour England until 27 June. The book, which is a KS3 level school text for 11 - 14 year olds, has been adapted for the stage by Angus Jackson. The press night is Thursday 26 February at 7 pm. (more...)

Kneehigh's TRISTAIN & YSEULT to Play  St. Ann's Warehouse, 11/16-12/18Kneehigh's TRISTAIN & YSEULT to Play St. Ann's Warehouse, 11/16-12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh Theatre and director Emma Rice for the New York Premiere of Tristan & Yseult, the acclaimed production that catapulted the Cornwall-based company onto the national stage. In her adaptation of the epic Cornish drama, Rice employs Kneehigh's signature blend of high theatrics-performances alternately poignant and comic, evocative spectacle, and gorgeous live music-to reimagine the tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one love over another. Reviewing the production last year, The Guardian wrote, 'If this show doesn't make you fall in love with theatre, there's no potion on Earth that can help you.' (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate and More in ASSASSINS, Opening Tonight at Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate and More in ASSASSINS, Opening Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Menier Chocolate Factory Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS as part of the theatre's 10-year anniversary season. Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens tonight, 1 December 2014, and runs until 7 March 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate FactoryASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

With Fully Committed running at the Menier, and Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre, Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins as part of Menier Chocolate Factory's 10-year anniversary season. The production opens tonight, 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS with Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate & More!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS with Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

?From November 21, the Chocolate Factory presents the musical ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Broadway favorite Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut as 'John Wilkes Booth', alongside Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor, Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, David Roberts as Czolgosz and Catherine Tate as Sara Jane Moore. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Rupert Goold's MERCHANT OF VENICE Production Announces Full CastRupert Goold's MERCHANT OF VENICE Production Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Full casting is today announced for Rupert Goold's The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. Former Almeida Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid will play Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding and Scott Handy, who reprise their roles as Portia and Antonio. The company includes Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree. (more...)

Ian McDiarmid, Susannah Fielding & More to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Almeida TheatreIan McDiarmid, Susannah Fielding & More to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Full casting is today announced for Rupert Goold's The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. Former Almeida Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid will play Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding and Scott Handy, who reprise their roles as Portia and Antonio. The company includes Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree. (more...)

Kneehigh's TRISTAIN & YSEULT to Play  St. Ann's Warehouse, 11/16-12/18Kneehigh's TRISTAIN & YSEULT to Play St. Ann's Warehouse, 11/16-12/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh Theatre and director Emma Rice for the New York Premiere of Tristan & Yseult, the acclaimed production that catapulted the Cornwall-based company onto the national stage. In her adaptation of the epic Cornish drama, Rice employs Kneehigh's signature blend of high theatrics-performances alternately poignant and comic, evocative spectacle, and gorgeous live music-to reimagine the tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one love over another. Reviewing the production last year, The Guardian wrote, 'If this show doesn't make you fall in love with theatre, there's no potion on Earth that can help you.' (more...)

Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens on 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC'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...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, NovemberCatherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Spotlight on Sound: A History of 'Best Sound Design' at the Tony AwardsSpotlight on Sound: A History of 'Best Sound Design' at the Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

With so much interest in the ruling, BroadwayWorld wants to give you a full rundown on the history of the award. The first Tony Award for 'Best Sound Design of a Play' and 'Best Sound Design of a Musical' was given in the 2007-2008 season. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents TRISTAN & YSEULT March 30  April 13, 2014Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents TRISTAN & YSEULT March 30 April 13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

What has audiences and critics alike falling in love in theaters around the world? Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a theatrical force of nature that combines vibrant storytelling with breathtaking spectacle, set to a rich musical tapestry of original songs and familiar scores performed by a roving ensemble of musicians. Lauded internationally for its trademark vitality, the artistic collective, Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) with the iconic work that first catapulted the company to international fame. Tristan & Yseult will delight audiences for a limited run March 30 through April 13 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, 3/30-4/13Chicago Shakespeare Theater Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, 3/30-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

What has audiences and critics alike falling in love in theaters around the world? Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a theatrical force of nature that combines vibrant storytelling with breathtaking spectacle, set to a rich musical tapestry of original songs and familiar scores performed by a roving ensemble of musicians. Lauded internationally for its trademark vitality, the artistic collective Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) with the iconic work that first catapulted the company to international fame. Tristan & Yseult will delight audiences for a limited run March 30 through April 13 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

The Guthrie Presents Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Now thru 3/23The Guthrie Presents Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Guthrie welcomes the triumphant return of Kneehigh, creators of the smash hit adaptation of Brief Encounter, to present their critically acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult this season. Director Emma Rice and designer Bill Mitchell reunite to create a must-see theatrical experience that reinvents the ancient love story with comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love. (more...)

Chocolate Factory Announces TWO INTO ONE, From Mar 8Chocolate Factory Announces TWO INTO ONE, From Mar 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Written by Ray Cooney in 1984, Two Into One focuses on one of Cooney's favourite topics -infidelity - this time among England's political elite. Cooney depicts politicians as hypocritical sex fiends far more concerned with satisfying their hormonal urges than serving their constituents. (more...)

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