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Nick Payne, Polly Stenham, Roy Williams & David Eldridge Set to Direct Royal Court's PLAYWRIGHT'S PLAYWRIGHTS in West End this SummerNick Payne, Polly Stenham, Roy Williams & David Eldridge Set to Direct Royal Court's PLAYWRIGHT'S PLAYWRIGHTS in West End this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

As part of the current three-play Royal Court at the Duke of York's Season with Posh by Laura Wade, Jumpy by April De Angelis and Constellations by Nick Payne, four of the UK's leading playwrights will direct one of their all-time favourite plays in a series of one-off afternoon readings from 29 June at the Duke of York's Theatre in a special event supported by The Ambassador Theatre Group. Nick Payne, Polly Stenham, Roy Williams and David Eldridge will select their favourite plays and will have less than two days to bring their vision to life with a full cast to be announced for staged readings on Friday afternoons this summer. (more...)

RED VELVET, ARABIAN NIGHTS & More Set for Indhu Rubasingham's First Tricycle ProgrammeRED VELVET, ARABIAN NIGHTS & More Set for Indhu Rubasingham's First Tricycle Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Indhu Rubasingham has announced her inaugural season at The Tricycle, which will launch with the World Premiere of Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti with Adrian Lester in the role of Ira Aldridge; followed by The Tricycle's first festive family show, The Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman and adapted from The Book Of The Thousand Nights and One Night. In 2013, The Tricycle present an Eclipse Theatre production of One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, by Don Evans, followed by another World Premiere: Paper Dolls, written by Philip Himberg and adapted from the award-winning documentary by Tomer Heymann, produced by Stanley Buchthal. (more...)

Sarah Hadland to Star in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester May-JuneSarah Hadland to Star in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester May-June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Sarah Hadland and Dean Lennox Kelly feature among the ensemble cast of a new comedy by award-winning playwright Michael Wynne in which three couples attempt to get away from the stresses and dilemmas of modern life on a camping trip. CANVAS, directed by Angus Jackson, will play 18 May- 16 June at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2012-13 Season: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and MoreCerritos Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2012-13 Season: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) commemorates its 20th anniversary in the 2012-2013 Season. Engelbert Humperdinck, who performed in the CCPAs first season, returns to kick-start the theaters 2012-2013 Season with concerts on August 18 and 19. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Host THREE KINGDOMS this MayLyric Hammersmith to Host THREE KINGDOMS this May
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The Lyric Hammersmith will present the UK premiere of Three Kingdoms - a brand new thriller by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens - in a European co-production with Tallinn's NO99 Theatre and Munich Kammerspiele from the 3rd to the 19th of May. Sebastian Nubling, the director behind the world premiere of Stephens' acclaimed Pornography, reunites with the writer to bring this ambitious new project to the London stage as part of World Stages London. (more...)

Sarah Hadland Stars in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester, May 18-June 16Sarah Hadland Stars in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester, May 18-June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Sarah Hadland and Dean Lennox Kelly feature among the ensemble cast of a new comedy by award-winning playwright Michael Wynne in which three couples attempt to get away from the stresses and dilemmas of modern life on a camping trip. CANVAS, directed by Angus Jackson, plays tonight, 18 May- 16 June at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 5/16Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Presents THREE KINGDOMS, Opening Tonight, May 3Lyric Hammersmith Presents THREE KINGDOMS, Opening Tonight, May 3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Lyric-Hammersmith-to-Host-THREE-KINGDOMS-20010101 The Lyric Hammersmith presents the UK premiere of Three Kingdoms - a brand new thriller by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens - in a European co-production with Tallinn's NO99 Theatre and Munich Kammerspiele from tonight, the 3rd, to the 19th of May. Sebastian Nubling, the director behind the world premiere of Stephens' acclaimed Pornography, reunites with the writer to bring this ambitious new project to the London stage as part of World Stages London. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San DiegoALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

The Old Globe's 2012-13 Season will feature the World Premieres of two new musicals: Allegiance - A New American Musical by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. The season also includes George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in celebration of the classic play's 100th anniversary and the World Premiere of a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. Two recent Broadway hits will make their San Diego debuts at the Globe: David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. Rounding out the season are the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow and the Southern California Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. (more...)

Sarah Hadland to Star in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester May-JuneSarah Hadland to Star in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester May-June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

Sarah Hadland and Dean Lennox Kelly feature among the ensemble cast of a new comedy by award-winning playwright Michael Wynne in which three couples attempt to get away from the stresses and dilemmas of modern life on a camping trip. CANVAS, directed by Angus Jackson, will play 18 May- 16 June at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

Barbara Oliver Returns to Aurora Theatre Company for ANATOL, 4/6-5/13Barbara Oliver Returns to Aurora Theatre Company for ANATOL, 4/6-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

Aurora Theatre Company founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver returns to the company for its 20th anniversary season to direct Arthur Schnitzler's (La Ronde) first theatrical work for the stage, ANATOL. This World Premiere translation, commissioned by Aurora Theatre Company, from renowned Schnitzler expert (and Berkeley resident) Margret Schaefer, features Mike Ryan (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) in his Aurora debut as Anatol, along with Aurora veterans Tim Kniffin (Trouble in Mind, The Best Man) and Delia MacDougall (SEX, The Old Neighborhood). ANATOL plays April 6 through May 13 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($30-55) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Host THREE KINGDOMS this MayLyric Hammersmith to Host THREE KINGDOMS this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

The Lyric Hammersmith will present the UK premiere of Three Kingdoms - a brand new thriller by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens - in a European co-production with Tallinn's NO99 Theatre and Munich Kammerspiele from the 3rd to the 19th of May. Sebastian Nubling, the director behind the world premiere of Stephens' acclaimed Pornography, reunites with the writer to bring this ambitious new project to the London stage as part of World Stages London. (more...)

Amanda Quaid, Jason Butler Harner, et al. Set for Royal Court Theatre's COCKAmanda Quaid, Jason Butler Harner, et al. Set for Royal Court Theatre's COCK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

The cast of the American premiere of the Royal Court Theatre's Olivier Award-winning new production, COCK will star Jason Butler Harner as M, Amanda Quaid as W, Cory Michael Smith as John and Cotter Smith as F. Written by Mike Bartlett and directed by James Macdonald, COCK will open Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42nd STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street, on Thursday, May 17 and previews will begin Thursday, May 1. (more...)

Barbara Oliver Returns to Aurora Theatre Company for ANATOL, 4/6-5/13Barbara Oliver Returns to Aurora Theatre Company for ANATOL, 4/6-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Aurora Theatre Company founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver returns to the company for its 20th anniversary season to direct Arthur Schnitzler's (La Ronde) first theatrical work for the stage, ANATOL. This World Premiere translation, commissioned by Aurora Theatre Company, from renowned Schnitzler expert (and Berkeley resident) Margret Schaefer, features Mike Ryan (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) in his Aurora debut as Anatol, along with Aurora veterans Tim Kniffin (Trouble in Mind, The Best Man) and Delia MacDougall (SEX, The Old Neighborhood). ANATOL plays April 6 through May 13 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($30-55) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Jerry O'Connell To Co-Host Live With Regis And Kelly 10/13Jerry O'Connell To Co-Host Live With Regis And Kelly 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Film and television star Jerry O'Connell, now in rehearsals to make his Broadway debut in the World Premiere of Alan Rickman starring in the new comedy SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck, will co-host 'Live! with Regis and Kelly' this Thursday morning, October 13. (more...)

ANONYMOUS Character Card #3- Rafe Spall as William ShakespeareANONYMOUS Character Card #3- Rafe Spall as William Shakespeare
by BWW - Oct 12, 2011

William Shakespeare Played by Rafe Spall Character Bio: Despite being credited with writing 37 plays, 154 sonnets and several epic poems and being the most performed playwright of all time, no documentation exists that proves Shakespeare wrote a single word. (more...)

Alan Rickman-Led SEMINAR Tix Now on Sale to AmEx Card Holders; Box Office Opens 10/6Alan Rickman-Led SEMINAR Tix Now on Sale to AmEx Card Holders; Box Office Opens 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

Producers Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith and Roy Furman have announced the on-sale Ticketing schedule for two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Harry Potter franchise) making his eagerly-anticipated return to Broadway starring in the World Premiere of SEMINAR, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels, NBC's upcoming 'Smash'). Directed by acclaimed Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Tigers Be Still, Kin, The Coward) in his Broadway debut, the production will also star Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe (The Merchant of Venice, Steel Magnolias, this summer's lauded A Doll's House at Williamstown) and Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater (The School for Lies, Twelfth Night, 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'). SEMINAR will begin previews on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at The Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) with an Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Katharine Houghton Leads THE PRETTY TRAP At The Acorn, Opens 8/2Katharine Houghton Leads THE PRETTY TRAP At The Acorn, Opens 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2011

During this centennial year of Tennessee Williams, Cause Celebre (Susan Charlotte, Founding Artistic Director) is excited to present the New York Premiere of Williams' one-act version of The Glass Menagerie entitled The Pretty Trap starring Ms. Katharine Houghton and Mr. Robert Eli, directed by Antony Marsellis. (more...)

Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Join Alan Rickman in SEMINARLily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Join Alan Rickman in SEMINAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2011

Producers Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman and Smuggler Films announced today that Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Lily Rabe (The Merchant of Venice, Steel Magnolias, this summer's lauded A Doll's House at Williamstown) and Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Hamish Linklater (The School for Lies, Twelfth Night, 'The New Adventures of Old Christine') have joined two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Harry Potter franchise) in the World Premiere of SEMINAR, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels, NBC's upcoming 'Smash'). (more...)

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