It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)
Ian Rickson will direct Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 24th March 2017 with an official opening night on 5th April 2017. (more...)
The Public Theater announced today that Jeanie O'Hare has been named the Director of New Work Development. O'Hare, who will start at The Public in September, has more than 20 years of experience, working with leading theater companies in Britain and most recently serving as the Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. (more...)
The Mono Box today confirms that it will host a fundraising gala, Lifting the Lid, on 7 June 2016. The event will feature performances from Mathew Horne, Joseph Marcell, Patrick Marber and more, as well as an auction with prizes including signed memorabilia from Sally Hawkins and Zoe Wanamaker. (more...)
PJ Harvey is to perform in the U.S. for the first time in 5 years, accompanied by her nine-piece band. She will play in New York and Los Angeles, her only 2016 U.S. concerts in support of her ninth album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. (more...)
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will welcome playwright Christopher Shinn to the legendary store for a discussion and signing of his work on Friday, February 19th at 5:00pm. For the first time in the book shop's 99-year history, the event will be live-streamed on Periscope. You can follow the shop and it's stream on Twitter @dramabookshop. The live-stream will begin 5 minutes prior to the event's official start time. (more...)
The Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance, are proud to announce the return of Julian Sands (Room With a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, directed by acclaimed actor and director John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, The Caretaker). Originally presented during The Irish Rep's 2012-13 Theater Season, the critically acclaimed solo show returns for a strictly-limited engagement from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. Tickets are on sale now through The Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to present the new American play Nice Fish, conceived, written, and adapted by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, and directed by Claire van Kampen. (more...)
Wallace Shawn's murder mystery EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE is among one of the new plays set for the National Theatre under Rufus Norris (following Nicholas Hytner's departure in March). The production begins 25 November 2015. (more...)
'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway. An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.
It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon.
This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)
The Daily Mail reports that David Robb, David Calder, Michael Gould, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb, and Nicholas Woodeson have joined Kristin Scott Thomas in the new version of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. (more...)