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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...)

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals: 'I'd Love to Do a Big Film Musical'!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe talks about his return to Broadway in the black comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan and reveals what projects are on his Bucket List. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Opening Tonight at the Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre tonight, 18 March 2014. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 14, 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 sneak peek at THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Audra McDonald at doggie auditions for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, and look at Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT! (more...)

First Production Photos Of Angela Lansbury Onstage In West End BLITHE SPIRIT!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 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...)

Review Roundup: West End's URINETOWN
by Review Roundups - Mar 12, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say...Urinetown, the musical, runs at The St James Theatre until 3 May 2014, starring Marc Elliott (EastEnders/The History Boys/Tape) as Mr. McQueen, Richard Fleeshman (Ghost/Legally Blonde/Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong, Simon Paisley Day (Sherlock/Musketeers/Timon Of Athens) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along/Sunday In The Park With George/Guys And Dolls) as Penelope Pennywise, Jonathan Slinger (Hamlet/The Tempest/Yes, Prime Minister) as Officer Lockstock and is directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Radcliffe Roundup: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will open on Broadway during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12. BroadwayWorld brings you a taste of the production below, with production shots and videos of the Radcliffe and company in action! (more...)

It's A Privilege To Pee! More Fabulous Photos Of West End URINETOWN
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 04, 2014

A plethora of new production photos showcasing the new West End production of multi-Tony Award-winning musical URINETOWN are now available to view. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's URINETOWN with Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Urinetown, the musical, runs at The St James Theatre until 3 May 2014, with press night on 11 March 2014. Urinetown stars Marc Elliott (EastEnders/The History Boys/Tape) as Mr. McQueen, Richard Fleeshman (Ghost/Legally Blonde/Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong, Simon Paisley Day (Sherlock/Musketeers/Timon Of Athens) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along/Sunday In The Park With George/Guys And Dolls) as Penelope Pennywise, Jonathan Slinger (Hamlet/The Tempest/Yes, Prime Minister) as Officer Lockstock and is directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Donmar Warehouse's VERSAILLES
by Review Roundups - Feb 28, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

First Look At Angela Lansbury In Rehearsal For West End BLITHE SPIRIT! Plus, Promo Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 27, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frank Langella & More in KING LEAR at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. The production runs now through February 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: CORIOLANUS Opens at the Donmar Warehouse- UPDATED
by Review Roundups - Dec 19, 2013

London's Donmar Warehouse presents CORIOLANUS, running now through February 8, 2014. Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston making his return to the Donmar in the title role. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

First Look At Tom Hiddleston In CORIOLANUS
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2013

Notable stage and screen superstar Tom Hiddleston essays one of Shakespeare's most difficult and dynamic roles as part of the new West End mounting of the historical tragedy CORIOLANUS at London's famed Donmar Warehouse and the first look at the actor in action is now available. (more...)

Helen Mirren, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester & More Take Home Evening Standard Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

The 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were held tonight in London, with Helen Mirren taking home the 'Best Actress' prize for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. The production also took home the 'Best Design' award. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel today November 17. (more...)

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