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Atlantic Announces US Premiere of Bluebird Starring Simon Russell Beale, Previews Begin 8/9Atlantic Announces US Premiere of Bluebird Starring Simon Russell Beale, Previews Begin 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce the first production of its 2011-2012 season, the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephen's play BLUEBIRD, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and starring Olivier Award winner and Tony AwardŽ nominee Simon Russell Beale, Tobias Segal and Atlantic Theater company members Kate Blumberg, Mary McCann, and Todd Weeks. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's BLUEBIRD, 8/9-9/9Simon Russell Beale to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's BLUEBIRD, 8/9-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the first production of its 2011-2012 season, the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephen's play BLUEBIRD, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and starring Olivier Award winner and Tony AwardŽ nominee Simon Russell Beale, Tobias Segal and Atlantic Theater company members Kate Blumberg, Mary McCann, and Todd Weeks. (more...)

Mark Rylance Gifts JERUSALEM's Inspiration, Michael Lay, with his 2011 Tony Mark Rylance Gifts JERUSALEM's Inspiration, Michael Lay, with his 2011 Tony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2011

The UK's Independent reports that Tony Award winner Mark Rylance has given away his 2011 trophy, which he received for Best Performance by an Actor for Jerusalem, to Mickey Lay - a British man who inspired Rylance's performance. (more...)

Atlantic Theatre Company to Feature HAPPY HOUR, CQ/CX, et al. in 2011-12 Season Atlantic Theatre Company to Feature HAPPY HOUR, CQ/CX, et al. in 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce its 2011-2012 season productions, featuring world premieres from Academy AwardŽ winner Ethan Coen, Fernanda Coppel, Gabe McKinley, Adam Rapp, and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, as well as a U.S. premiere from Simon Stephens starring Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale. (more...)

Jay Sullivan Takes Over for John Gallagher Jr. in JERUSALEM's Final 5 Weeks Jay Sullivan Takes Over for John Gallagher Jr. in JERUSALEM's Final 5 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

JERUSALEM, a new play by Jez Butterworth, is now in its final five weeks on Broadway. The limited engagement, extended once, ends Sunday, August 21 as scheduled at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), prior to the production returning to London's West End, where it will begin performances on October 8 at the Apollo Theatre. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Bring JERUSALEM to West End's Apollo Theatre October 17Mark Rylance to Bring JERUSALEM to West End's Apollo Theatre October 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011

Ian Rickson's Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem will return to London's West End for a strictly limited 14 week engagement hot on the heels of a triumphant Broadway run. Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier and Tony award-wining performance as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron, directed by Ian Rickson. Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 8 October 2011, with press night on 17 October, Jerusalem is booking until 14 January 2012. Designs are by Ultz, with lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck. Jerusalem is produced in the West End by Royal Court Theatre Productions and by Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at Broadway's JERUSALEM!STAGE TUBE: Backstage at Broadway's JERUSALEM!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 29, 2011

JERUSALEM, a new play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance opened April 21 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), in a production directed by Ian Rickson. JERUSALEM originally opened at The Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009. The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) concludes its 25th Anniversary season with a celebration of its history with 10x25, an all-commissioned, one-act festival of ten-minute plays by twenty-five of the extraordinary playwrights who have been produced there since 1985. (more...)

JERUSALEM & Mark Rylance Heading Back to the UK This FallJERUSALEM & Mark Rylance Heading Back to the UK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

JERUSALEM, a new play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance opened April 21 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), in a production directed by Ian Rickson. JERUSALEM originally opened at The Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising Jez Butterworth for his beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time. The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) concludes its 25th Anniversary season with a celebration of its history with 10x25, an all-commissioned, one-act festival of ten-minute plays by twenty-five of the extraordinary playwrights who have been produced there since 1985. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: WAR HORSE Wins 'Best Play'2011 Tony Awards: WAR HORSE Wins 'Best Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Award Winners - THE BOOK OF MORMON, WAR HORSE, NORMAL HEART & ANYTHING GOES Win Big!2011 Tony Award Winners - THE BOOK OF MORMON, WAR HORSE, NORMAL HEART & ANYTHING GOES Win Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com brought you special and exclusive live coverage throughout the night of the 65th Annual Tony Awards, airing on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 - 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay) live from the Beacon Theatre with lots more to come tomorrow including backstage videos, photos and more! Click here to visit BroadwayWorld.com's main page and Tony sections to follow along! The big winner of the night was THE BOOK OF MORMON with eight awards, and the winners are... (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Are Tonight! Who's Nominated?2011 Tony Awards Are Tonight! Who's Nominated?
by BWW - Jun 12, 2011

We're just hours away from the 2011 Tony Awards on CBS this Sunday night, June 12 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Guide to 2011 Tony Coverage - Everything You Need to Know!BroadwayWorld.com's Guide to 2011 Tony Coverage - Everything You Need to Know!
by BWW - Jun 11, 2011

We're just hours away from the 2011 Tony Awards on CBS this Sunday night, June 12 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) concludes its 25th Anniversary season with a celebration of its history with 10x25, an all-commissioned, one-act festival of ten-minute plays by twenty-five of the extraordinary playwrights who have been produced there since 1985. (more...)

WESTBRIDGE, HAUNTED CHILD, et al. Featured in Royal Court's Autumn SeasonWESTBRIDGE, HAUNTED CHILD, et al. Featured in Royal Court's Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Royal Court Theatre has just announced their Autumn 2011 line-up. Dominic Cooke, Artistic Director of the Royal Court said: 'I'm delighted to announce a busy season of seven ambitious new plays exploring notions of inheritance, intergenerational conflict and the relationship between public and private worlds. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group to Publish JERUSALEM and GOOD PEOPLETheatre Communications Group to Publish JERUSALEM and GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of two Tony AwardŽ nominees for Best Play: Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. (more...)

JERUSALEM Announces Rush T-Shirt Give-AwayJERUSALEM Announces Rush T-Shirt Give-Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

JERUSALEM is pleased to announce a special giveaway for the show's daily rush tickets, sold every morning at 10:00 AM for the day's performance. The first two customers in line will win a 'Farewell Lee?' t-shirt, fashioned after the costume worn by Tony Award-winner John Gallagher Jr., in the critically acclaimed and award-winning production. The t-shirt is not commercially available. (more...)

JERUSALEM Extends Bway Run Through 8/21JERUSALEM Extends Bway Run Through 8/21
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011

JERUSALEM has extended its limited engagement on Broadway for an additional four weeks. The critically acclaimed, award-winning production will now run through August 21 at the Music Box Theatre (230 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Roger Berlind at Starry LuncheonPhoto Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Roger Berlind at Starry Luncheon
by Monica Simoes - May 18, 2011

New Dramatists, Tony HonorŽ recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, honored 14-time Tony AwardŽ winner Roger Berlind with their 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 62nd Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, yesterday, May 17th at the New York Marriott Marquis. Philip J. Smith and Robert E. Wankel of The Shubert Organization served as the Luncheon Chairs. Jim Dale, Emily Mann and Brian Stokes Mitchell were among those paying tribute to Mr Berlind. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you phoot coverage below. (more...)

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