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FUNNY GIRL's Sheridan Smith to Star in New Drama Series CLEAN BREAKFUNNY GIRL's Sheridan Smith to Star in New Drama Series CLEAN BREAK
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sheridan Smith, who is set to reprise her role as Fanny Brice for a National UK tour of the hit musical FUNNY GIRL, will lead an upcoming six-part drama series titled CLEAN BREAK for ITV. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAMU.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere, running February 15-26, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for UK Tour of RUNNING WILDCast Announced for UK Tour of RUNNING WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce the full cast for the first UK Tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson, beginning at Chichester Festival Theatre on 10 February 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, SheffieldBWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - Dec 17, 2016

Annie Get Your Gun is another crowd-pleasing musical from Sheffield Theatres, featuring a winning performance from Anna-Jane Casey and showcasing many of Irving Berlin's finest songs. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Theatre Royal, GlasgowBWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 13, 2016

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Linnie Talks THE COMMITMENTSBWW Interview: Andrew Linnie Talks THE COMMITMENTS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 12, 2016

We speak to Andrew Linnie about his role in The Commitments which opens at Glasgow's Theatre Royal tonight and stops off in Edinburgh and Aberdeen in 2017. (more...)

Last Chance To See IN THE HEIGHTS At The King's Cross TheatreLast Chance To See IN THE HEIGHTS At The King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The first Broadway show from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of 'HAMILTON'), "IN THE HEIGHTS" must end its critically acclaimed run at the King's Cross Theatre in just four weeks time on Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: WILD HONEY, Hampstead TheatreBWW Review: WILD HONEY, Hampstead Theatre
by Philip Fisher - Dec 9, 2016

Wild Honey is Michael Frayn's very funny version of the early Chekhov play alternatively known as The Play without a Name or Platonov. (more...)

Photo Flash: WILD HONEY at Hampstead TheatrePhoto Flash: WILD HONEY at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by 's Associate Artist Howard Davies and Jonathan Kent. This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov's untitled - and posthumously discovered - early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Anna-Jane Casey and Ben Lewis in Rehearsals for ANNIE GET YOUR GUNPhoto Flash: See Anna-Jane Casey and Ben Lewis in Rehearsals for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sharp shootin', smart talkin' Annie Oakley is a force to be reckoned with. But when she's pitched against the charming, fiercely competitive Frank Butler, has she finally met her match? (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE IN A LIFETIME, Young VicBWW Review: ONCE IN A LIFETIME, Young Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 7, 2016

After a 2016 programme that included Blue/Orange and Yerma, the first offering in the Young Vic's new season is a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, which also marks comedian Harry Enfield's stage debut. (more...)

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD, Trafalgar Studios, 1 December 2016BWW Review: BURIED CHILD, Trafalgar Studios, 1 December 2016
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

This revival of Sam Shepard's apocalyptic 1978 play has gained resonance since 2016's most apocalyptic political development - namely, Donald Trump cynically harnessing Midwestern anger and disillusionment. The latter is on display in heightened, American Gothic form in this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, teeming with tragic mysteries, family skeletons and a (literally) buried past. (more...)

BWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Garrick Theatre, 1 December 2016BWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Garrick Theatre, 1 December 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 2, 2016

James Graham's political masterpiece makes its long-awaited West End transfer after runs at the National Theatre in 2012-13 and Chichester Festival this September. It takes over from the Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick for a timely, yet limited, season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN, Royal Court, 24 November 2016BWW Review: THE CHILDREN, Royal Court, 24 November 2016
by Alexandra Coghlan - Nov 25, 2016

Three sixty-something retired scientists talk to one another in a remote seaside cottage for two hours. It doesn't sound like theatrical gold, but in Lucy Kirkwood's deft hands, an unassuming premise becomes transformed by a quiet dramatic alchemy. The Children isn't a play that shouts, but it's one whose whispers carry far and linger even longer - a warm, funny and devastating portrait of the end of the world as we know it. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at BURIED CHILD at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: Take a Look at BURIED CHILD at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios in London for a strictly limited season from 14 November - 18 February 2017, with press night on 1 December. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE COMMITMENTS Dublin and UK TourCasting Announced for THE COMMITMENTS Dublin and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Coronation Street legend, Kevin Kennedy, is to star as Jimmy's Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical The Commitments written by Roddy Doyle, starting in October 2016. (more...)

Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black TheatreGuest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black Theatre
by Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands - Nov 17, 2016

It didn't quite make Word of the Year, but the expression 'throwing shade' has found its way into the latest edition of the Collins Dictionary. The significance of this development is somewhat shaded (see what I did there?) by the general bemusement that it took Collins so long to 'discover' the phrase, and that anyone pays attention to dictionaries anymore, except in their online guises as useful tools for students and other plagiarists. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WILD HONEY at Hampstead TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for WILD HONEY at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Howard Davies and Jonathan Kent. This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov's untitled - and posthumously discovered - early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world. The show begins December 2, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Images Released for THE COMMITMENTS UK TourPhoto Flash: New Production Images Released for THE COMMITMENTS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Last month the production had is Irish Premiere in Dublin, where Roddy Doyle's story of The Commitments was born, and is now touring across the UK, currently booking until 13 May 2017. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Announces Cast Changes at LES MISERABLES Starting this DecemberCameron Mackintosh Announces Cast Changes at LES MISERABLES Starting this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Now in its record breaking 32nd year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce cast changes for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

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