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Photo Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; Cast Member Replaced Due to InjuryPhoto Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; Cast Member Replaced Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

On The Town runs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre until 1 July 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - May 24, 2017

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks ON THE TOWNBWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks ON THE TOWN
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2017

Director/choreographer Drew McOnie's work includes In the Heights, Strictly Ballroom, The Wild Party and Jesus Christ Superstar. He's now back at Regent's Park helming On the Town - the classic musical tale of three sailors on shore leave in search of love and adventure - which opens tonight. (more...)

Front Of House Staff Can Have A Big Impact On Theatre AccessFront Of House Staff Can Have A Big Impact On Theatre Access
by Pippa Stacey - May 18, 2017

Ensuring that the arts are inclusive for all has never been more important, and the theatre community in particular has always been particularly supportive of marginalised groups. However, translating people's good intentions into meaningful action can often be problematic. (more...)

BWW Review: LIFE OF GALILEO, Young VicBWW Review: LIFE OF GALILEO, Young Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - May 16, 2017

A timely revival of the Brecht epic continues the 2017 Young Vic season with a vengeance. Joe Wright directs a wholly modern production, which also features music composed by Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Anne-Marie Duff, Cush Jumbo and More for COMMON at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Anne-Marie Duff, Cush Jumbo and More for COMMON at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Jeremy Herrin, Headlong's Artistic Director, returns to the National Theatre to direct D C Moore's dark and funny new play, Common, an epic tale of unsavoury action and England's lost land with Anne-Marie Duff as Mary and Cush Jumbo as Laura. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this JuneBallet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Winter is sure to be warmer with The Fugard Bioscope's screenings of the best of world theatre and ballet from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Globe this June. Next month, ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw will be screened in the Fugard's state-of-the-art bioscope. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2017 season opens with the musical On The Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including the hit song "New York, New York", On The Town will be the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Open Air Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Hyde and More for JULIUS CAESAR at the CruciblePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Hyde and More for JULIUS CAESAR at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Will Simon McBurney's THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Transfer to Broadway?Will Simon McBurney's THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Transfer to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

According to the New York Post, Simon McBurney's latest project, The Kid Stays in the Picture, which just concluded its run at London's Royal Court Theatre, is heading to Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that the play will open at a Shubert theatre this September. (more...)

BWW Review: SALOME, National TheatreBWW Review: SALOME, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 10, 2017

Salome, that dancing seductress who demanded the head of John the Baptist, has been reclaimed by Yael Farber in this new feminist interpretation (the RSC stages Oscar Wilde's more familiar take next month). Or at least that's the intention, but Farber's production sacrifices the personal for the mythic - ironically once again losing the girl history erased in a storm of overblown symbolism. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film An American in Paris has been ecstatically received by audiences and critics since opening at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre on 21 March 2017. The smash hit production has now extended booking, with tickets on sale until Saturday 27 January 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's DER GLOECKNER VON NOTRE DAMEBWW Review: Disney's DER GLOECKNER VON NOTRE DAME
by Marcel Konrath - Apr 26, 2017

Disney ist erwachsen geworden! Nachdem „Der Glockner von Notre Dame' 1999 seine Welturauffuhrung in Berlin feierte, halt nun eine neue Inszenierung Einzug im majestatischen Theater des Westens. Hierbei handelt es sich um die La Jolla Playhouse Produktion aus San Diego von Scott Schwartz, Sohn des „Glockner' Texters und Disney Legende Stephen Schwartz. Schon die ersten Minuten schicken den Zuschauer auf eine Achterbahnfahrt der Gefuhle (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Young Vic's LIFE OF GALILEOPhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for Young Vic's LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for SALOME at National TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for SALOME at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. (more...)

QPAC and The Royal Ballet Take Dance Into The CommunityQPAC and The Royal Ballet Take Dance Into The Community
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Community workshop and participation project, We All Dance, commenced this week as part of the 2017 QPAC International Series residency program that frames the exclusive main stage season from The Royal Ballet at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, BarbicanBWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Barbican
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 7, 2017

In the Barbican's vast space, Cheek by Jowl presents their formidable, modern-dress take on Shakespeare's account of blind jealousy, suspicion, abandonment, loss, and young love. The company is back for the first time since their 2015 Measure for Measure, as part of a new global tour. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Theatre Royal HaymarketBWW Review: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Marianka Swain - Apr 6, 2017

The late, great Edward Albee is certainly having a West End 'moment', but it rather places this particular revival at a disadvantage, comparing unfavourably as it does with the shattering, unforgettable Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? a few streets away. (more...)

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S EARLY ADVENTURES, Sadler's WellsBWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S EARLY ADVENTURES, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Apr 5, 2017

If Matthew Bourne had set out to produce a dance show to express the sentiments of Brexit, he couldn't have done it more effectively than this. The fact that Early Adventures is a mixed bag of pieces he made almost 30 years ago is by the by: two thirds of the evening is a fond and gently satirical examination of British ideas of what it means to be British; the other third is about the British notion of foreign-ness, specifically that alien species just across the Channel. To be sure, the original intention was far from political, but the resonance these pieces have acquired, post-Article 50, is striking.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at the Theatre Royal HaymarketPhoto Flash: First Look at THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Production images for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? are released today, ahead of the production's official opening night on Wednesday 5 April. (more...)

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