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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Coming to The Marlowe Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The critically-acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird starts its UK tour in Canterbury in September. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show, which will play The Marlowe Theatre in September! (more...)

Extensive Look At Gillian Anderson & Ben Foster in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

A plethora of new photos showcasing the stars of the new West End revival of Tennessee Williams's acclaimed drama A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE starring stage and screen notables Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster are now available to view. (more...)

Review Roundup: Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Review Roundups - Jul 29, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE just opened at the Young Vic and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/14 - NEVERLAND, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, STREETCAR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a night for movie adaptations! FINDING NEVERLAND begins in Boston, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opens in the West End, with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson, also launching tonight across the pond! (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Premieres Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Enters Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, is now in its final week at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Bring the Crown to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren, is on its way to Broadway. The production, helmed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, will begin previews in February 2015 for a March opening. Based on Stephen Frears acclaimed film, THE AUDIENCE played a sold-out run at the Gielgud last year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre on Wednesday 23 July 2014, with previews from 2 July, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE CRUCIBLE at Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Yael Farber directs a visceral re-imagining of Arthur Miller's modern American masterpiece, The Crucible, at Old Vic, which began previews on June 24. Miller used his play about the Salem witch trials to draw parallels with his experience of McCarthy's anti-communist investigations in the 1950's. The Crucible tells the story of one man's fight to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fueling widespread hysteria with tragic results. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of PORGY AND BESS at Regents Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will run at Regents Park Open Air Theatre from 17 July to 23 August with Opening Night for press on 28 July. Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre with iconic songs including 'Summertime', 'I Got Plenty of Nothing', 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So', Porgy and Bess will be directed by Regents Park Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, with a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maureen Lipman, Harry Shearer and Oliver Cotton in DAYTONA at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer join Oliver Cotton in the West End transfer of his play, Daytona. Directed by David Grindley, Daytona began performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 30 June and will complete its strictly limited 8 week run on 23 August 2014. Press night is on 7 July 2014. Daytona received its world premiere at London's Park Theatre in 2013 and this production marks the Theatre Royal Haymarket's first collaboration with an off West End theatre venue. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

New Premium me.u Headphone Line Launches in the United States, Integrating Advanced Audio with a Strong Design Aesthetic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A high performance headphone with a dynamic design aesthetic was launched today by me.u, a new lifestyle brand for young and aspiring creative thinkers who demand great sound and style whenever they plug in. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Conor MacNeill
by Caryn Robbins - May 10, 2014

Today Conor MacNeill talks exclusively to BWW about the 'more vocal' New York audiences, getting egg yolk up his nose during a performance and making his Broadway debut in this biting, dark comedy! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Makes Comedy of Cruelty
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2014

Martin McDonagh's peculiar dark comedy finally gets to Broadway via Michael Grandage's engaging transfer. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 29-April 4
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 04, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at opening night celebrations of IF/THEN, a first look at the West End production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, a sneak peak at THE REALISTIC JONESES, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice,and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain), who was just nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, James Bond Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

On The Red Carpet Of Angela Lansbury's West End Return In BLITHE SPIRIT
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 24, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek at iconic Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury in rehearsal for her much anticipated West End return in Noel Coward's classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT is now available to view. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SUIT at Seattle Rep is Simply Beautiful
by Jay Irwin - Mar 21, 2014

I truly appreciate when a show realizes it doesn't need all the flash, all the bells and whistles, in order to be great. Sometimes a show has such a simple and straightforward story to tell that it just needs to tell it. Such is the case with "The Suit" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. This heartbreaking tale has such simple innate beauty that it needs only some chairs, a few musicians and a trio of gifted actors to convey the tragic allure of itself. (more...)

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