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National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

BWW Review: ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE, Royal CourtBWW Review: ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE, Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Jun 12, 2017

'My mother says you're tragedy personified,' reports a precocious child to Carol, who recently attempted suicide. It's typical of Alice Birch's harrowing new play, which wrings blistering humour as well as despair from its accomplished portrait of women in pain and their disconnect from those around them. (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Cast Announced for ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE at Royal Court TheatreCast Announced for ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE at Royal Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Royal Court Theatre has announced the cast for Anatomy Of A Suicide, written by Alice Birch, directed by Katie Mitchell. (more...)

OSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest SeasonOSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

National Theatre has just announced its newest season line-up. Check out what's coming below! (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Starts Tonight at the National TheatreShakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Starts Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

TWELFTH NIGHT begins previews tonight 15 February at the National's Olivier Theatre, with press night set for 22 February, continuing in the repertoire until 13 May 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for TWELFTH NIGHT at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for TWELFTH NIGHT at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

TWELFTH NIGHT begins previews 15 February at the National's Olivier Theatre, with press night set for 22 February, continuing in the repertoire until 13 May 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Storms Into St. Ann's Warehouse TonightDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Storms Into St. Ann's Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse teams up once again with London's Donmar Warehouse to introduce American audiences to director Phyllida Lloyd's immensely celebrated new all-female staging of The Tempest, tonight, January 13, through February 19, 2017. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST to Storm Into St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST to Storm Into St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse teams up once again with London's Donmar Warehouse to introduce American audiences to director Phyllida Lloyd's immensely celebrated new all-female staging of The Tempest, January 13 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY, King's Cross Theatre, 22 November 2016BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY, King's Cross Theatre, 22 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 23, 2016

'Inmates, coming through.' That's our introduction to Phyllida Lloyd's landmark trilogy, as the homogenised prisoners are steered through the audience by prison officers. But this extraordinarily empathetic project, developed with Clean Break, gives those inmates individual voices and means of expression, while the all-female cast that inhabit them gives new voice to three familiar plays. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

Young Chekhov Trilogy, 'PLOUGH' Wrap Up This Autumn; THE RED BARN, AMADEUS Begin This MonthYoung Chekhov Trilogy, 'PLOUGH' Wrap Up This Autumn; THE RED BARN, AMADEUS Begin This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Final performances of the Young Chekhov trilogy begin this autumn in the Olivier Theatre, and The Plough and the Stars is wrapping up at the Lyttelton. In addition, previews begin in the Lyttelton for The Red Barn on 6 October (press night on 17 October), and Amadeus starts previewing in the Olivier from 19 October, (press night on 26 October). (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's CrossDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from tonight 23rd September. (more...)

Joan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's CrossJoan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from 23rd September. (more...)

National Theatre's Free Virtual Reality Experience EASTER RISING: VOICE OF A REBEL Opens TodayNational Theatre's Free Virtual Reality Experience EASTER RISING: VOICE OF A REBEL Opens Today
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2016

Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, a BBC Learning virtual reality (VR) experience, is available for the public in a free installation at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Lounge from today. Available until Saturday 22 October, the experience - jointly created by BBC Learning, Crossover Labs and VRTOV, two pioneering companies in the field of VR - is watched using an Oculus Rift headset. (more...)

Mayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare TrilogyMayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Today ambassadors, including The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and actors Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw, help the Donmar Warehouse celebrate the release of the first batch of YOUNG+FREE tickets, available to those aged 25 and under, for the all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer Neil Austin On Collaboration, Storytelling and CURSED CHILDLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer Neil Austin On Collaboration, Storytelling and CURSED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 28, 2016

The second instalment of LET THERE BE LIGHT, our new series showcasing some of Britain's best theatrical lighting designers, focuses on Neil Austin. His diverse body of work ranges from productions at National Theatre and collaborations with directors like Howard Davies and Michael Grandage to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and ExperimentationLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain's finest theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar to a variety of opera and ballet productions. He received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his work on the National Theatre's smash hit People, Places and Things. (more...)

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