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Isabella Laughland to Star in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at the CrucibleIsabella Laughland to Star in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is coming to Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this May with an up-and-coming leading lady -- Isabella Laughland -- in the role of 'Elizabeth Bennet.' (more...)

URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Heald & Patricia Conolly to Lead New Dramatists' THE LADY REVEALED ReadingGeoffrey Beevers, Anthony Heald & Patricia Conolly to Lead New Dramatists' THE LADY REVEALED Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

After a highly successful reading at Covent Garden's Bates Theatre this past July, the new play The Lady Revealed, will receive another starry reading on Monday, March 16th (3PM) at New Dramatists (424 West 44th Street). Based on the life and works of A.L. Rowse, the reading will feature Bianca Amato, David Hywel-Baynes, Geoffrey Beevers, Patricia Conolly, Anthony Heald, Merritt Janson, T. Ryder Smith, Sam Underwood and Jake McCready. Written by Dr. Andrew B. Harris the reading will be directed by Illana Stein (Associate Director Tamburlaine the Great at Theatre for a New Audience) along with Broadway's Belasco Theatre manager Steffi Wallis working with New Dramatists as producer. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren to Visit CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN, 2/23THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren to Visit CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN, 2/23
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Helen Mirren, who will begin performances of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE on Saturday, February 14th, will be a guest on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE HARD PROBLEM Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: THE HARD PROBLEM Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jan 28, 2015

THE HARD PROBLEM is Tom Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006, and his first for the National since his trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, 2002. The production began 21 January and officially opens tonight 28 January 2015 at the National Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando James & Eve Ponsonby in West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEPhoto Flash: First Look at Orlando James & Eve Ponsonby in West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare in Love has today released production pictures of the new cast which took over at London's Noel Coward Theatre on 12 January 2015. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup and More in ANYTHING GOES UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup and More in ANYTHING GOES UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The critically acclaimed production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, sets sail on a UK and Ireland tour in 2015; opening on Thursday 29 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The production is playing at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre until 17 January 2015. Full tour dates:www.anythinggoestour.com/tour-dates (more...)

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to Houston, 2/6-7BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to Houston, 2/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Travel back in time when the musical Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story comes to the Jones Hall stage for three performances, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Performances will be at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6; and 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet New Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in London- Liam Tamne, Harriet Jones & More!Photo Flash: Meet New Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in London- Liam Tamne, Harriet Jones & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' just welcomed some new cast members to Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. Liam Tamne stars as 'Raoul', and making their West End debuts: John Ellis as 'Piangi' and Alicia Beck as 'Meg. 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' continues to star Geronimo Rauch as 'The Phantom' and Harriet Jones as 'Christine'. Check out photos of the new cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup & More in 2015 ANYTHING GOES UK Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Kurup & More in 2015 ANYTHING GOES UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The critically acclaimed production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, sets sail on a UK and Ireland tour in 2015; opening on Thursday 29 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The production is playing at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre until 17 January 2015. Full tour dates: www.anythinggoestour.com/tour-dates (more...)

Photo Coverage: CITY OF ANGELS - Barks, Fraser, Craig and More - All The Pics!Photo Coverage: CITY OF ANGELS - Barks, Fraser, Craig and More - All The Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

City of Angels has opened at the Donmar - check out Johan Persson's production pics! (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Katherine Kelly and Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELSPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Katherine Kelly and Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse stars Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, along with Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn. They are joined by Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi and Tim Walton. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Check out Johan Persson's snaps from the rehearsal room as Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Chichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, to Begin March 30 at the SavoyChichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, to Begin March 30 at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Confirming earlier reports that Chichester Festival Theatre's GYPSY, starring Imelda Staunton as 'Mama Rose', would debut in the West End this spring, the Daily Mail writes that the musical will officially bow on March 30 and run through November 28, 2015 at the Savoy Theatre. This will be the first time GYPSY has appeared in London in 40 years. (more...)

Rufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next MonthRufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Rufus Hound is leaving the West End's current production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Alex Gaumond will take over the role of 'Freddy Benson' on November 11 at the Savoy Theatre; in the meantime, an understudy will play the part. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Titchmarsh and More in UK's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSPhoto Flash: First Look at Alan Titchmarsh and More in UK's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Director and choreographer Will Tuckett's critically acclaimed The Wind in the Willows returns to the West End this December after an Olivier Award-winning run last Christmas. The production will be at the Vaudeville Theatre from Wednesday 26 November 2014 to Saturday 17 January 2015. (more...)

Chichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Eyes West End TransferChichester's GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Eyes West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Imelda Staunton stars as 'Mama Rose' in Chichester Festival Theatre's current production of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's GYPSY, running now through November 8. The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye Tweeted this evening that the production is in negotiations for a West End transfer. (more...)

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