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LEGALLY BLONDE's Sheridan Smith To Present What's On Stage AwardsLEGALLY BLONDE's Sheridan Smith To Present What's On Stage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2010

Whatsonstage.com has announced Legally Blonde star Sheridan Smith as the host of its 10th annual Whatsonstage.com Awards, the only prize-giving event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public. (more...)

South Bank Show Awards Honors Carey Mulligan, Lucy Prebbles et al. with Noms.South Bank Show Awards Honors Carey Mulligan, Lucy Prebbles et al. with Noms.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

The nominees for the final South Bank Show Awards for 2010 have been announced, and include An Education and The Seagull stage star Carey Mulligan, and Enron playwright Lucy Prebble. Enron will be making its Broadway premiere this spring. Both are up for The Times Breakthrough Award, which will be presented by Sir Ian McKellen. (more...)

Digital Theatre Releases OVER THERE As First 2010 DownloadDigital Theatre Releases OVER THERE As First 2010 Download
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

Today, Wednesday 6 January 2010, Digital Theatre announces the first in its 2010 catalogue of theatre productions, downloadable to keep from www.digitaltheatre.com (more...)

Melissa James Gibson's THIS Extends Through January 3, 2010Melissa James Gibson's THIS Extends Through January 3, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2010

Following critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a three-week extension for the World Premiere of THIS, the new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (Suitcase, [sic]). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin ([sic], eight seasons as Artistic Director of Soho Rep), the production opened Wednesday, December 2. Originally set to run through Sunday, December 13, the limited engagement will now play through Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the theater company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). This date represents the latest extension possible for the show. (more...)

NY Times Reveals London's Standout Newcomers of 2009NY Times Reveals London's Standout Newcomers of 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2009

The New York Times has named its standout newcomers to the London theatre scene in 2009. London is well-known for its excellent revivals that often make their way to Broadway. This year, however, several notable new productions made a splash on the London theatre circuit. The list includes Jez Butterworth 'Jerusalem,' Polly Stenham's 'Tusk Tusk,' Alia Bano's 'Shades,' Alan Bennett's 'The Habit of Art,' and more. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE Producer Sonia Friedman Developing Musical Adaption of 'Shakespeare in Love' LEGALLY BLONDE Producer Sonia Friedman Developing Musical Adaption of 'Shakespeare in Love'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2009

In a special feature with the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, powerhouse producer Sonia Friedman, the force behind the West End's Legally Blonde, talks the record-breaking production, feminism and her upcoming ventures. Included on this impressive list is a January West End transfer of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, one of the season's most successful productions that played the Royal Court, and developing a musical adaptation of the blockbuster Shakespeare in Love. And this after just opening A Little Night Music with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury on Broadway and preparing to open the Liev Schreiber/Scarlett Jonhansson-led A View from the Bridge on Broadway in January. In fact, Friedman has no fewer than 56 projects on her 'to-do list.' (more...)

KAFKA'S MONKEY Completes Digital Theatre's 2009 Downloadable CatalogueKAFKA'S MONKEY Completes Digital Theatre's 2009 Downloadable Catalogue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2009

Today, Wednesday 23 December 2009, Digital Theatre announces the release of the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Kafka's Monkey by Franz Kafka. Kathryn Hunter's one woman show, in an adaptation by Colin Teevan, is directed by Walter Meierjohann and enjoyed a sell-out season at the Young Vic earlier this year. (more...)

Melissa James Gibson's THIS Extends Through January 3, 2010Melissa James Gibson's THIS Extends Through January 3, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Following critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a three-week extension for the World Premiere of THIS, the new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (Suitcase, [sic]). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin ([sic], eight seasons as Artistic Director of Soho Rep), the production opened Wednesday, December 2. Originally set to run through Sunday, December 13, the limited engagement will now play through Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the theater company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). This date represents the latest extension possible for the show. (more...)

What's On Stage Awards Shortlist AnnouncedWhat's On Stage Awards Shortlist Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2009

At a star-studded nominations party held today (4th December) at London's Café de Paris, the shortlist reveals that popular British screen stars, including Jude Law, Lenny Henry, Helen Mirren, Rachel Weisz, Alison Steadman, Dominic West, Mackenzie Crook and Patrick Stewart, will all battle it out for acting gongs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Award Winning JERUSALEM Opens at Apollo Theatre, 2/10Photo Flash: Award Winning JERUSALEM Opens at Apollo Theatre, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2009

Yesterday, 23 November 2009, Ian Rickson's Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and Mark Rylance collected the Best Actor Award for his universally celebrated performance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron. (more...)

Royal Court Wins At Evening Standard AwardRoyal Court Wins At Evening Standard Award
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 24, 2009

The Royal Court Theatre led the way in yesterday's Evening Standard Awards, taking the gong in four out of the eight categories, Best Actor, Best Play, Best Director and Most Promising Playwright. (more...)

U.K.'s 55th Annual Evening Standard Award Winners Revealed: Jerusalem ShinesU.K.'s 55th Annual Evening Standard Award Winners Revealed: Jerusalem Shines
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

The 55th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards, honouring outstanding achievements in London Theatre, has released their shortlist of 2009 nominees. The award ceremony will take place on November 23 at the Royal Opera House, with nominees selected by a panel of London theatre critics. (more...)

New Download Available From DIGITAL THEATRENew Download Available From DIGITAL THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

Today, 18 November 2009, Digital Theatre makes available its third high definition downloadable theatre production - Parlour Song. (more...)

THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre, Adds Special Matinee Performance 11/8THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre, Adds Special Matinee Performance 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth: The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning. (more...)

THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre, Opens this Saturday 10/17THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre, Opens this Saturday 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth: The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning. (more...)

THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre 10/17-11/14THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre 10/17-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth: The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning. (more...)

THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre 10/17-11/14THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre 10/17-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth: The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning. (more...)

THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre 10/17-11/14THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre 10/17-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth: The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning. (more...)

UK.'s 55th Annual Evening Standard Award Shortlist Nominees Announced: ENRON & AUGUST Are Shows To BeatUK.'s 55th Annual Evening Standard Award Shortlist Nominees Announced: ENRON & AUGUST Are Shows To Beat
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

The 55th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards, honouring outstanding achievements in London Theatre, has released their shortlist of 2009 nominees. The award ceremony will take place on November 23 at the Royal Opera House, with nominees selected by a panel of London theatre critics. (more...)

THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre, Adds Special Matinee Performance 11/8THE WINTERLING Plays The Paragon Theatre, Adds Special Matinee Performance 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2009

THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth: The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning. (more...)

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