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Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. But with hundreds of fans traveling from across the globe to see the SHERLOCK actor take on the Bard for measly 12-week run, the only thing theatergoers want to know is -- will the show transfer, to where, and when? (more...)

Nine Performers Depart UK's DUSTY Amidst Backstage DramaNine Performers Depart UK's DUSTY Amidst Backstage Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Dusty, a multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, is currently playing at London's Charing Cross Theatre, and according to the Stage, the show is experiencing some drama both on and offstage. The musical, which was originally slated to have a press night on June 3, has been in previews since May 25. In the coming weeks, five actors will have left the production due to 'unrest' and 'unhappiness.' An additional four dancers have been altogether removed from the production.  (more...)

Sonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict CumberbatchSonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict Cumberbatch
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. And Producer Sonia Friedman is being tight-lipped about what Cumberbatch groupies, many of whom are unfamiliar with the Bard, will see in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ellie Ann Lowe & More in UK's DUSTYPhoto Flash: First Look at Ellie Ann Lowe & More in UK's DUSTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Dusty, a multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, today announces an extension to its run at the Charing Cross Theatre with tickets now on sale to 21 November 2015.  The revised press night will now take place on Monday 7 September 2015. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2015

Working up your strategy for how to win the Hamilton? lottery? Fantasizing over the cute puppy you saw at Broadway Barks? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' Highlights from this week include a first look at THE WILD PARTY, AMAZING GRACE and Benedict Cumberbatch and so much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Cardle and Beverley Knight in UK's MEMPHIS - New Shots!Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Cardle and Beverley Knight in UK's MEMPHIS - New Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

New production images for MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL have been released, now featuring multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' and Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as 'Felicia Farrell', the role she originated in the West End.  Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Rehearsal for Barbican's HAMLETPhoto Flash: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Rehearsal for Barbican's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rehearsal photos have been released for Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role - check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

BWW Flashback: A Royal Farewell... WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: A Royal Farewell... WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 officially come to an end this weekend. Based on the novels by Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, WOLF HALL ends its 15-week engagement today, July 5, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre. At the time of closing, the run will have included 66 performances of Part 1 and 58 performances of Part 2. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to WOLF HALL's beginning on Broadway! (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' Rufus Hound Joins Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at KingstonDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' Rufus Hound Joins Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS star Rufus Hound has signed on for Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, this fall. (more...)

BWW reviews: THE EFFECT, Crucible Studio, June 30 2015BWW reviews: THE EFFECT, Crucible Studio, June 30 2015
by Ruth Deller - Jul 2, 2015

Lucy Prebble's 2012 play makes its regional debut in a must-see Sheffield Theatres production. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Shakespeare in Love, staged to great acclaim in the West End, will have its North American premiere as a part of the 2016 season at the Stratford Festival, directed by Declan Donnellan. Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the play is adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and will be presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This WeekendWOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2's will officially come to an end this weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janie Dee, Matthew Tennyson and More in UK's THE SEAGULL at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Janie Dee, Matthew Tennyson and More in UK's THE SEAGULL at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today released production images for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which is currently playing at the iconic theatre for a limited run until 11 July.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

WOLF HALL Partnering with Shakespeare Society for Reading at Players Club TomorrowWOLF HALL Partnering with Shakespeare Society for Reading at Players Club Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Members of the Broadway company of WOLF HALL will partner with the Shakespeare Society for a reading and discussion at the Players Club tomorrow, June 16th at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Sheffield Theatre's THE EFFECTPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Sheffield Theatre's THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production of Pride &Prejudice to open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans presents Lucy Prebble's The Effect -Stuart Bunce (Toby), Priyanga Burford (Dr James), Ophelia Lovibond (Connie), Henry Pettigrew (Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at UK Tour of LOVE ME TENDER- Formerly ALL SHOOK UPPhoto Flash: First Look at UK Tour of LOVE ME TENDER- Formerly ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group present the UK and Ireland tour of 'LOVE ME TENDER' - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley (a revised version of Broadway's ALL SHOOK UP). Starring in the production are Mica Paris as 'Sylvia', Sian Reeves as 'Mayor Matilda Hyde' and Shaun Williamson as 'Jim' with Ben Lewis as 'Chad'. The rest of the company includes: Mark Andersonas 'Dennis'; Aretha Ayehas 'Lorraine'; Chris Howell as 'Sheriff Earl'; Felix Mosse as 'Dean'; Laura Tebbutt as 'Natalie'; Kate Tydman as 'Miss Sandra'; Sophie Ayres; Jamie Hughes-Ward; Will Jeffs;Jacob Maynard; Matthew McKenna; Elliot Powell;Stephanie Rojas; Ruthie Stephens; Paulo Teixeira;Lindsey Tierney; Sharon Wattis and T'Shan Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DUSTY at Charing Cross TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at DUSTY at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Dusty, a unique new multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, will receive its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre.  Now previewing with press night on 12 June 2015, tickets are now on sale with booking to 22 August 2015.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Isabella Laughland, James Northcote and More in Sheffield's PRIDE & PREJUDICEPhoto Flash: First Look at Isabella Laughland, James Northcote and More in Sheffield's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade, will be directed by Tamara Harvey at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this summer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield; Plus a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield; Plus a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade, will be directed by Tamara Harvey at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this summer. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

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