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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LANDPhoto Flash: First Look at Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND
by Nora Dominick - Aug 9, 2016

Ian McKellen plays 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart plays 'Hirst', Owen Teale plays 'Briggs' and Damien Molony plays 'Foster' inSean Mathias' production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which started touring venues across the UK on 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September with opening night for national press on 20 September. BroadwayWorld has your FIRST LOOK at the production below! (more...)

AUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast RecordingAUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast Recording
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The new London Cast Recording of FUNNY GIRL is now available. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Rehearsal images are released today for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER, the final production in the year-long Plays at the Garrick season. The production will play at the Garrick from 20 August until 12 November, with press night on 30 August. The Entertainer will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

Injured Richard Madden Not Returning to Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIETInjured Richard Madden Not Returning to Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today sadly announced that due to medical advice, Richard Madden will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Billie Piper In YERMA At Young VicPhoto Flash: First Look At Billie Piper In YERMA At Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2016

Production images have been released for Simon Stone's YERMA at the Young Vic, starring Billie Piper as the title character. The cast also features Brendan Cowell, Maureen Beattie, John MacMillan, Charlotte Randle and Thalissa Teixeira, with design by Lizzy Clachan, music and sound by Stefan Gregory, light by James Farncombe and costumes by Alice Babidge. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months EarlyGUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months Early
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

In a statement released today, producers of the current West End revival of GUYS AND DOLLS have announced that the show will end its run at the Phoenix Theatre four months earlier than originally scheduled (more...)

Last Chance To See SHOW BOAT Before It Sails Out Of The West EndLast Chance To See SHOW BOAT Before It Sails Out Of The West End
by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016

This limited season of Daniel Evans' five star Sheffield Crucible production of SHOW BOAT today commences its final four weeks, playing its last West End performance at the New London Theatre on Saturday on 27 August 2016.   (more...)

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 21 July 2016BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 21 July 2016
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 23, 2016

Has it really been two decades since that definitive Lyceum production of Jesus Christ Superstar? Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's collaboration is in residence at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer, and it is a production the like of which I have never seen before.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar just opened at Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre, and already the production is eying the West End, according to the New York Post's Michael Riedel. He writes: 'I'm told Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wouldn't mind a Broadway production either.' (more...)

Photo Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 21, 2016

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader. With a legendary score which includes I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar, musical direction is by Tom Deering (Wonder.land, In the Heights and The Color Purple), design by Tom Scutt (Constellations, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and King Charles III, for which he has received a Tony Award nomination) and choreography by Drew McOnie (Jekyll & Hyde, The Lorax and In The Heights, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography). (more...)

BWW Blog: Actor Brendan Cowell On Simon Stone's YERMA at Young VicBWW Blog: Actor Brendan Cowell On Simon Stone's YERMA at Young Vic
by Guest Blogger: Brendan Cowell - Jul 18, 2016

Actor Brendan Cowell discusses Simon Stone's Yerma at the Young Vic (more...)

BWW Interview: Declan Bennett on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARBWW Interview: Declan Bennett on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2016

Actor and musician Declan Bennett has successfully maintained dual, often intersecting careers as a singer-songwriter and musical theatre performer. He's had chart hits both with band Point Break and as a solo artist, and has tackled several iconic roles, including Roger in a US tour and Broadway run of Rent, Guy in the UK premiere of Once, and now Jesus in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar. This new production at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre celebrates 45 years since the show first opened, and the intimate, gig-like experience - with performers playing instruments - promises to be very different to the recent arena tour. (more...)

Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

Sheridan Smith brings her unique vocals and phenomenal performance as Fanny Brice to the London cast recording of the critically-acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl, to be released on Decca Records on 5th August. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 2-8
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jul 8, 2016

Too sad about the principles leaving HAMILTON that you can't focus on anything else? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' Highlights from this week include the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS,  DUST CAN'T KILL ME at NYMF, Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison with The New York Pops and SO much more!  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Billie Piper for YERMA at the Young VicPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Billie Piper for YERMA at the Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - Jul 8, 2016

Rehearsal images have been released for Simon Stone's YERMA at the Young Vic, starring Billie Piper as the title character. The cast also features Brendan Cowell, Maureen Beattie, John MacMillan, Charlotte Randle and Thalissa Teixeira, with design by Lizzy Clachan, music and sound by Stefan Gregory, light by James Farncombe and costumes by Alice Babidge. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

As rehearsals start for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, full casting is announced, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! Jesus Christ Superstar begins previews 15 July for an opening 21 July 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rebel Wilson Opening in GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rebel Wilson Opening in GUYS AND DOLLS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2016

Rebel Wilson has made her London stage debut in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Phoenix Theatre, where she appears as Miss Adelaide for a strictly limited run until August 21. The cast also features Simon Lipkin, Oliver Tompsett, Gavin Spokes and Siubhan Harrison. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand TheatreGUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS is currently taking the West End by storm, and now the sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 July. (more...)

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