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Michelle Terry Appointed New Artistic Director of Shakespeare's GlobeMichelle Terry Appointed New Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe from April 2018, succeeding Emma Rice in the position. (more...)

BWW Review: OLIVER TWIST, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: OLIVER TWIST, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 24, 2017

There is much about Charles Dickens' Classic tale Oliver Twist to recommend it to children; the comic pomposity of Mr Bumble, the sinister actions of Fagin, the cheekiness of the Artful Dodger and, of course, the adventures and eventual salvation of poor orphan Oliver. (more...)

Photo Flash: OLIVER TWIST Opens this Weekend at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: OLIVER TWIST Opens this Weekend at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre brings two of Charles Dickens's most popular stories out in the open as part of the 2017 season, Dickens Uncovered celebrating the greatest storyteller of London life. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sienna Miller and the Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Apollo TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Sienna Miller and the Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The adult cast for the Young Vic's West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre comprises Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick), Colm Meaney (Big Daddy), Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae), Brian Gleeson(Gooper), Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend). (more...)

BWW Review: VOICES OF THE AMAZON, Latitude FestivalBWW Review: VOICES OF THE AMAZON, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 16, 2017

What an introduction to Latitude: entering a world unlike anything you've seen or heard before. And I'm not even talking about the Faraway Forest. From Sister's Grimm, Voices of the Amazon immerses audiences in the sights and sound of the Amazon. However, despite stunning choreography, the production doesn't shout so much as whisper (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlotte Wakefield Talks CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Interview: Charlotte Wakefield Talks CRAZY FOR YOU
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2017

Charlotte Wakefield's past work includes The Sound of Music at Regent's Park Open Air, Mamma Mia! in the West End, and the UK tour of Oklahoma!. She's back on tour next month, starring in Crazy for You alongside Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack. (more...)

BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 14, 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The opening line of Charles Dickens' classic novel seems quite apt in describing the current Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season to date. With On the Town beset by injuries before it even started, its current production of A Tale of Two Cities looks to be under an equally unlucky star. With the first preview cancelled due to a lack of preparation time, and scenes having to be rejigged, it's a wonder it has opened on the planned date. (more...)

Original Star Ashley Shaw to Lead Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES at the AhmansonOriginal Star Ashley Shaw to Lead Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The cast is set for the acclaimed Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes." Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, the American premiere of "The Red Shoes" runs September 15 through October 1, 2017, with the opening set for September 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for OLIVER TWIST at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for OLIVER TWIST at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre brings two of Charles Dickens's most popular stories out in the open as part of the 2017 season, Dickens Uncovered celebrating the greatest storyteller of London life. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMLET, starring Oscar Isaac, opens tonight at The Public Theater! (more...)

Original Cast to Dance Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Across the U.S.Original Cast to Dance Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

New Adventures has announced North American tour dates and casting for Matthew Bourne's double Olivier Award-winning production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

James Graham's Political Drama THIS HOUSE to Tour the UK in 2018James Graham's Political Drama THIS HOUSE to Tour the UK in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama THIS HOUSE which played to sold-out houses at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End will begin its first ever national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (more...)

The Royal Ballet Arrival Gets Queensland on its ToesThe Royal Ballet Arrival Gets Queensland on its Toes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Chief Executive John Kotzas officially welcomed The Royal Ballet to Brisbane at a company rehearsal for Woolf Works with the company's Director Kevin O'Hare and Choreographer of Woolf Works Wayne McGregor.   (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace TheatreFUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Transfers to the West EndEVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell...  (more...)

BWW Interview: Ella Spira and Pietra Mello-Pittman Talk VOICES OF THE AMAZONBWW Interview: Ella Spira and Pietra Mello-Pittman Talk VOICES OF THE AMAZON
by Marianka Swain - Jun 20, 2017

Sisters Grimm, a company founded by composer Ella Spira and choreographer Pietra Mello-Pittman, is following up hit show INALA with new dance musical Voices of the Amazon. Fusing ballet, contemporary and capoeira with a Brazilian score and narration by Jeremy Irons, it premieres this July at Sadler's Wells. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

A Tale of Two Cities will open at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on 13 July, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Killian Donnelly On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLESBWW Interview: Killian Donnelly On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 12, 2017

Killian Donnelly's stellar musical career includes Kinky Boots, Memphis, The Commitments, Billy Elliot and The Phantom of the Opera. From tonight, he becomes the new West End Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jun 10, 2017

Continuing Chichester Festival Theatre's run of plays, prior to its first musical offering of the season, is Tennessee Williams' 1959 work Sweet Bird of Youth. It comes a few months after Williams' classic The Glass Menagerie enjoyed an Olivier-nominated run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, sharing a cast member (Brian J. Smith). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Chichester Festival TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Two of America's leading stage and screen actors come to Chichester this summer for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent. Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden makes her UK theatre debut as Alexandra, and Brian J. Smith plays Chance. The production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre now through 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

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