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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...)

Last Chance to See John Tiffany's Seven-Time Olivier Award Nominated Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIELast Chance to See John Tiffany's Seven-Time Olivier Award Nominated Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Following multiple Olivier Award nominations, John Tiffany's The Glass Menagerie enters its final weeks at Duke of York's Theatre with the last performance to be held on Saturday 29th April 2017. This universally acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' masterful play has been nominated for seven Olivier Awards including Best Director, Best Revival and Best Actress. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal CourtBWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Mar 24, 2017

While An American in Paris captures the dreamy glamour of old Hollywood, Simon McBurney rivetingly evokes its seedy, cynical underbelly, from backroom deals to drug busts and mobsters. Yet it is, in its own way, just as dazzling - a paean to Tinseltown myth-making as well as a blackly comic deconstruction. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Mar 23, 2017

'I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it' is the claim by aspiring vaudeville music show actress Fanny Brice at the top of Funny Girl.  Fanny is no ordinary showgirl- no 'Miss Atlantic City'. Her gift is to use that backstreet Brooklyn wit on the stage and tear up the rulebook set by the shows impresarios. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-BroadwayLucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Production photography and footage has been released today for the highly anticipated West End musical An American in Paris. The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical has its official London premiere tonight, Tuesday 21 March at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Archie Madekwe On THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?BWW Interview: Archie Madekwe On THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by Marianka Swain - Mar 20, 2017

Archie Madekwe's screen credits include Fresh Meat and films Legacy and Second Coming. He's now making his professional stage debut in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, Edward Albee's darkly comic masterpiece about a successful family man who embarks on a shocking love affair. Ian Rickson's revival also features Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and Jason Hughes, and begins previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 24 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and More for THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and More for THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, a darkly comic play about a family in crisis, will run for a strictly limited 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24 March to 24 June 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Hadley Fraser On His Tony Bennett/Bill Evans ShowBWW Interview: Hadley Fraser On His Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Show
by Marianka Swain - Mar 13, 2017

Hadley Fraser's work ranges from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera to Coriolanus at the Donmar and The Winter's Tale at the Garrick. He's collaborated with pianist Will Butterworth on a show that imagines Tony Bennett and Bill Evans did a third album together; the result is a mix of jazz, Broadway and contemporary classics, performed at Zedel on 1 April. (more...)

BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Harold Pinter TheatreBWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Harold Pinter Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2017

Much has been written about the snack ban instigated by this Edward Albee revival at the behest of its star, Imelda Staunton. No problems on that score: with performances of such scorching intensity sustained over a shattering three hours, audiences will be unwilling to release a breath, let alone distract with a rustling crisp packet. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Declan Donnellan Talks THE WINTER'S TALEBWW Interview: Director Declan Donnellan Talks THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Declan Donnellan is the co-Artistic Director of Cheek By Jowl. He's helmed over 30 productions for the company, touring to nearly 400 cities across six continents, and has also directed productions for the National Theatre, the RSC, the Avignon, and the Edinburgh and Salzburg Festivals, as well as opera, dance and film. Cheek By Jowl's The Winter's Tale is currently on the UK leg of a major international tour. (more...)

Animal Magic Goes Wild at the Lyceum Theatre with Michael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILDAnimal Magic Goes Wild at the Lyceum Theatre with Michael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The award-winning adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, Running Wild, is brought to life on the Lyceum Theatre stage from Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March.  This epic production, complete with spectacular life-size puppets, tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss and loyalty and of living for the moment. (more...)

Additional Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOESAdditional Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS,  Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Feb 22, 2017

We're in Dublin and it's 1986. Jimmy and his musician friends are fed up of art school synth music and want to bring soul music back to the people. The Commitments is adapted from Roddy Doyle's novel of the same name (that in turn was made into a cult hit film). However, for a show that proclaims on countless occasions that soul is 'the music of the people' and eulogises about it's importance- it is evening strangely devoid of that very thing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIESBWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2017

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

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