Jez Butterworth News

Photo Flash: Brendan Coyle, Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays and More in Rehearsals for MOJO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Ian Rickson directs Brendan Coyle (Mickey), Rupert Grint (Sweets), Daniel Mays (Potts), Colin Morgan(Skinny), Ben Whishaw (Baby) and Tom Rhys Harries (Silver Johnny) in a major West End revival of Jez Butterworth's award-winning Mojo, reuniting director and writer who previously collaborated on the play's world premiere at the Royal Court in 1995. Mojo will preview at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 26 October 2013 with press night on 13 November and is booking to 25 January 2014. Designs are by Ultz with lighting by Charles Balfour, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound by Simon Baker. Check out the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Producers Adam Blanshay & Gareth Lake Launch Glass Half Full Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Tony Award winning producer and Chief Executive Officer of Just For Laughs Theatricals, Adam Blanshay has teamed up with Gareth Lake, Chairman of the Board of The Active Theater Company in New York to form new producing company Glass Half Full Productions, it is announced today. (more...)

Steep Theatre Opens 13th Season with Simon Stephens' MOTORTOWN Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Steep Theatre Company's 13th Season will begin in grand fashion tonight, October 3rd with the North American Premiere of Motortown by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. The production will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate and two-time Jeff Nominated director Robin Witt. The Stephens-Witt playwright- director tandem has proven a winner in the past at Steep, resulting in two of the more memorable shows in recent Chicago theater history: Harper Regan and Pornography. Motortown will be the first Simon Stephens production in Chicago since he received the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. The production is also Ms. Witt's first Steep offering since her 2012 hit production of Dennis Kelly's Love and Money. (more...)

Steep Theatre to Open MOTORTOWN this Week, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

Steep Theatre Company's 13th Season will begin in grand fashion on October 3rd with the North American Premiere of Motortown by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. The production will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate and two-time Jeff Nominated director Robin Witt. The Stephens-Witt playwright-director tandem has proven a winner in the past at Steep, resulting in two of the more memorable shows in recent Chicago theater history: Harper Regan and Pornography. Motortown will be the first Simon Stephens production in Chicago since he received the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. The production is also Ms. Witt's first Steep offering since her 2012 hit production of Dennis Kelly's Love and Money. (more...)

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, INTO THE WOODS and More Set for SF Playhouse's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill Englishand Producing Director Susi Damilano announced selections today for the 2013-14 Season. (more...)

Steep Theatre to Open 13th Season with MOTORTOWN, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Steep Theatre Company's 13th Season will begin in grand fashion on October 3rd with the North American Premiere of Motortown by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. The production will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate and two-time Jeff Nominated director Robin Witt. The Stephens-Witt playwright-director tandem has proven a winner in the past at Steep, resulting in two of the more memorable shows in recent Chicago theater history: Harper Regan andPornography. Motortown will be the first Simon Stephens production in Chicago since he received the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. The production is also Ms. Witt's first Steep offering since her 2012 hit production of Dennis Kelly's Love and Money. (more...)

Tickets to Rupert Grint-Led MOJO Revival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Ian Rickson will direct Brendan Coyle, Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays, Colin Morgan, Ben Whishaw and Tom Rhys Harries in a major West End revival of Jez Butterworth's award-winning Mojo, reuniting director and writer who previously collaborated on the play's world premiere at the Royal Court in 1995. Mojo will preview at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 26 October 2013 with press night on 13 November and is booking to 25 January 2014. Tickets for Mojo go on public sale today. (more...)

Rupert Grint, Brendan Coyle & More Set for West End's MOJO; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Ian Rickson will direct Brendan Coyle, Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays, Colin Morgan, Ben Whishaw and Tom Rhys Harries in a major West End revival of Jez Butterworth's award-winning Mojo, reuniting director and writer who previously collaborated on the play's world premiere at the Royal Court in 1995. Mojo will preview at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 26 October 2013 with press night on 13 November and is booking to 25 January 2014. Tickets for Mojo go on public sale today. Designs are by Ultz with lighting by Charles Balfour, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound by Simon Baker. Mojo is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions who also produced Butterworth and Rickson's internationally-acclaimed Jerusalem. (more...)

Steep Theatre to Open 13th Season with Simon Stephens' MOTORTOWN Premiere, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Steep Theatre Company's 13th Season will begin in grand fashion on October 3rd with the North American Premiere of Motortown by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. The production will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate and two-time Jeff Nominated director Robin Witt. The Stephens-Witt playwright- director tandem has proven a winner in the past at Steep, resulting in two of the more memorable shows in recent Chicago theater history: Harper Regan and Pornography. Motortown will be the first Simon Stephens production in Chicago since he received the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. The production is also Ms. Witt's first Steep offering since her 2012 hit production of Dennis Kelly's Love and Money. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of SHORT TERM 12 - John Gallagher Jr and More, Plus Trailer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival, Destin Daniel Cretton's Short Term 12 is warmly empathetic look at a facility for at-risk teenagers, told through the eyes of the home's counselors (played by Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr. and Rami Malek) and their young charges. Short Term 12 opens on August 23rd. Click below to watch the trailer, and scroll down to learn more aobut the actors and the roles they play! (more...)

BWW Pittsburgh's Top Picks for Fall 2013
by Alexandra Strycula - Aug 22, 2013

As yet another summer comes to a close, back-to-school preparations have begun to migrate back to the top of many-a to-do list. In this hectic time peppered with carpool schedules, lunch-packing, and homework help, cultural pursuits may tend to fall by the wayside. BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh has thus distilled Pittsburgh's cultural offerings into a comprehensive list perfect for those on-the-go during the fast-approaching autumn season! (more...)

Robert Beitzel, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Deborah Rush to Star in Ethan Coen's WOMEN OR NOTHING, Directed by David Cromer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company has just announced that Robert Beitzel, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Tony Award nominee Deborah Rush will star in the world premiere production of Academy Award winner Ethan Coen's first full length play WOMEN OR NOTHING, staged by acclaimed director David Cromer. (more...)

Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays, Brendan Coyle and More Star in MOJO, Oct 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Ian Rickson will direct a cast including Brendan Coyle, Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays and Ben Whishaw in a major West End revival of Jez Butterworth's award-winning Mojo, reuniting director and writer who previously collaborated on the play's world premier at the Royal Court in 1995. Designs are by Ultz. (more...)

HARRY POTTER Star Rupert Grint to Make Stage Debut in MOJO Revival, Oct 2013
by Jessica Showers - Jul 25, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) will make his stage debut in a revival of MOJO by Jez Butterworth. Grint joins Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and Daniel Mays (Mrs Biggs, Made In Dagenham). Rehearsals are set to begin in September 2013 for an October debut at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Offer $20 Tickets to All Mainstage Preview Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce a change to their ticketing structure with the introduction of their new Back20 initiative. For every preview performance of Atlantic Theater Company Mainstage productions, Atlantic now offers $20 tickets to the public. They are limited to two rows in the back of the theater, and availability may vary per performance. Back20 tickets may be purchased online at www.atlantictheater.org, by phone through OvationTix (866.811.4111), or at the Atlantic Stage 2 Box Office (330 West 16th Street, NYC), open Noon to 6pm weekdays. No code is necessary. (more...)

First Look - Tom Cruise in Upcoming Sci-fi Thriller EDGE OF TOMORROW
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

EDGE OF TOMORROW has been announced as the title of the upcoming sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, directed by Doug Liman and based on the book All You Need is Kill. (more...)

Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt Sci-Fi Flick Gets Title, Set for Comic-Con
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

'Edge of Tomorrow' has been announced as the title of the upcoming sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, directed by Doug Liman and based on the book All You Need is Kill. The movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, is set for release on June 6, 2014, and the first look at footage from the film will be unveiled by the Studio at this year's International Comic-Con: San Diego on Saturday, July 20. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. (more...)

Rupert Grint to Star in New West End Production of Jez Butterworth's MOJO in 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2013

Baz Bamigboye writes in his column that Grint recently lead a reading of Jez Butterworth's play MOJO, opposite Ben Whitsaw, Daniel Mays, and Robert Sheehan. The workshop was held by Ian Rickson, who directed the original 1995 Royal Court production, and negotiations are reportedly underway to bring the drama to the West End in 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of SHORT TERM 12 - John Gallagher Jr and More, Plus Trailer!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 05, 2013

Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival, Destin Daniel Cretton's Short Term 12 is warmly empathetic look at a facility for at-risk teenagers, told through the eyes of the home's counselors (played by Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr. and Rami Malek) and their young charges. Short Term 12 opens on August 23rd. Click below to watch the trailer, and scroll down to learn more aobut the actors and the roles they play! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Guare and More in Atlantic Theater's 3 KINDS OF EXILE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company welcomes Olivier and two time Tony Awardwinning playwright John Guare will make his Off Broadway acting debut in the world premiere production of his new play 3 KINDS OF EXILE, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, featuring Atlantic ensemble members Peter Maloney and David Pittu and guest artists Alison Cimmet, Jeffrey Kuhn, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Martin Moran, Kate Rigg, Omar Sangare and Timothy Splain. 3 KINDS OF EXILE will officially open Tuesday, June 11 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 23 off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company Mainstage at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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