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James McAvoy to Star in THE RULING CLASS at Trafalgar This WinterJames McAvoy to Star in THE RULING CLASS at Trafalgar This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that X-MEN star James McAvoy has lined up his next stage project -- Peter Barnes's THE RULING CLASS, which will be directed by Jamie Lloyd in January as part of Trafalgar Transformed's second season. Performances begin January 16, 2015; the play runs through April 11. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 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 HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in their recording session, Michael C. Hall as Hedwig, opening night of ON THE TOWN, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend and More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend and More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the West End transfer of Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning The Nether. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production directed by Jeremy Herrin, The Nether previews at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015, opens on23 February and is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. (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 - Oct 16, 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/14 - ON THE TOWN Opens, Hall Joins HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/14 - ON THE TOWN Opens, Hall Joins HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 16, 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: ON THE TOWN opens on Broadway, Michael C. Hall joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and more! (more...)

H&M CEO Visits Bangladesh to Discuss WagesH&M CEO Visits Bangladesh to Discuss Wages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M, visited Bangladesh yesterday to meet with the Minister of Commerce in Bangladesh, Tofail Ahmed. At this meeting, Karl-Johan Persson presented H&M's request for effective systems that regulate costs and prices in Bangladesh. He also highlighted the need for continued wage development through annual revisions, one of the requirements of establishing a fair living wage that H&M has been working actively towards for many years. The previous meeting with the Government of Bangladesh was held in 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton!Photo Coverage: GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest of the Broadway musicals. Featuring classics such as Let Me Entertain You, Rose's Turn and Everything's Coming Up Roses,Gypsy is both moving and spectacularly entertaining. (more...)

The Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and MoreThe Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Wind in the Willows is delighted to announce full casting for the Christmas 2014 production today. The cast join previously announced Alan Titchmarsh who makes his West End debut starring as the narrator. (more...)

In Rehearsal With Imelda Staunton For Chichester GYPSYIn Rehearsal With Imelda Staunton For Chichester GYPSY
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 1, 2014

A new sneak peek at Imelda Staunton in GYPSY! (more...)

First Look At Imelda Staunton In Chichester GYPSYFirst Look At Imelda Staunton In Chichester GYPSY
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2014

A first look at stage and screen star Imelda Staunton in rehearsal for the new Chichester Festival Theatre production of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed showbiz musical GYPSY is now available to view. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 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...)

BWW Reviews: KING CHARLES III, Wyndham's Theatre, September 11 2014BWW Reviews: KING CHARLES III, Wyndham's Theatre, September 11 2014
by Laura Jones - Sep 12, 2014

King Charles III is the latest production to transfer from the Almeida to the West End. Set after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, it focuses on the weeks between the former monarch's death and the new monarch's official crowning at their coronation ceremony. The production raises questions that have been raised repeatedly including the powers of the monarch and whether or not they're relevant anymore. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, On Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Tickets for the Broadway production of The Audience starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will go on sale to the public beginning Friday September 12 at 12:01 AM at www.telecharge.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Punch and the Cast of GREAT BRITAIN - Updated!Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Punch and the Cast of GREAT BRITAIN - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Check out an (updated) first look below! (more...)

West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Heading to Broadway for 2015-16 Season?West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Heading to Broadway for 2015-16 Season?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

It appears that the show is still on track to arrive in New York in time for the 2015-16 season. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside Following Sold-Out London Run?Angela Lansbury to Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside Following Sold-Out London Run?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

BLITHE SPIRIT may be making a journey stateside. (more...)

All Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCEAll Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Pratt Institute Students Challenged To Create Colorful, Bold New Earphone Designs For New York-Based Audio Accessory Brand me.uPratt Institute Students Challenged To Create Colorful, Bold New Earphone Designs For New York-Based Audio Accessory Brand me.u
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Pratt Institute, a global leader in higher education, announced today a collaboration with me.u a premier, design-driven audio accessory brand based in New York. The partnership provides Pratt students the opportunity to design color, material, and packaging concepts for me.u's upcoming line of high-quality earphones. The winning designs will be produced and sold in stores beginning in early 2015. The products aimed primarily at the student market will be available in college bookstores across the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Coming to The Marlowe Theatre This FallPhoto 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 DESIREExtensive 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...)

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