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BWW REVIEW: 60 Years After Breaking New Ground For British Theatre, Red Line Production Brings LOOK BACK IN ANGER To Sydney Audiences.BWW REVIEW: 60 Years After Breaking New Ground For British Theatre, Red Line Production Brings LOOK BACK IN ANGER To Sydney Audiences.
by Jade Kops - Aug 21, 2016

A gripping expression of a not too distant past is exposed with honesty and raw emotion in LOOK BACK IN ANGER. (more...)

Broadway and Film Producer Norman Twain Passes Away at 85Broadway and Film Producer Norman Twain Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

NORMAN TWAIN, 85, a prominent theatrical producer in New York and California in the 1960's and 1970's who later became a successful and award-winning film producer, died Saturday morning, August 6th, after a brief illness. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Rehearsal images are released today for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER, the final production in the year-long Plays at the Garrick season. The production will play at the Garrick from 20 August until 12 November, with press night on 30 August. The Entertainer will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running September 6-October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London ShowsGROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

60th Anniversary Production of LOOK BACK IN ANGER Set at Old Fitz Theatre and Belvoir60th Anniversary Production of LOOK BACK IN ANGER Set at Old Fitz Theatre and Belvoir
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

RED LINE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS A 60th ANNIVERSARY RETURN OF LOOK BACK IN ANGER  SUPPORTED BY BELVOIR (more...)

Gawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINERGawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Be Broadcast Live in Theaters Worldwide TonightKenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Be Broadcast Live in Theaters Worldwide Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast Romeo and Juliet to more than 1200 cinemas worldwide live from the West End's Garrick Theatre at 19:00 on Thursday 7 July. Participating cinemas and screening dates can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

John Hurt Withdraws from THE ENTERTAINER Due to Medical ConcernsJohn Hurt Withdraws from THE ENTERTAINER Due to Medical Concerns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

It is announced today that on the advice of his doctors, John Hurt has had to withdraw from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of John Osborne's The Entertainer. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Line-up for Literary and Poetry Arenas and Wellcome Trust HubLatitude Festival Announces Line-up for Literary and Poetry Arenas and Wellcome Trust Hub
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Today, the UK's finest multi-arts festival Latitude is delighted to announce the Literary Arena, Wellcome Trust Hub, and further Poetry names performing at this year's event, which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

THE FATHER's Christopher Hampton Says 'Idiotic' Workshop Process 'Dumbs Down New Plays'THE FATHER's Christopher Hampton Says 'Idiotic' Workshop Process 'Dumbs Down New Plays'
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

He says playwrights must now satisfy an 'army of bureaucrats' to get their work produced. (more...)

Exciting New Shows At Sheffield TheatresExciting New Shows At Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The new season at Sheffield Theatres includes an exciting line-up of West End and Broadway musicals, witty comedy, chart-topping music, poignant drama and family fun. Booking for the new shows will open to Centre Stage Members on Saturday 11 June and to the general public on Saturday 18 June. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre RowAustin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

BWW Review: A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, Finborough Theatre, May 23 2016BWW Review: A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, Finborough Theatre, May 23 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine revival of a play that was of its time in the buttoned up, pre-Beatles 1960s, but has much to say to audiences in 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Kenneth Branagh In THE ENTERTAINER!BWW TV: Kenneth Branagh In THE ENTERTAINER!
by Carrie Dunn - May 16, 2016

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Jamie Muscato to Lead London Premiere of A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, MAY 22Jamie Muscato to Lead London Premiere of A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, MAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of John Osborne's renowned Look Back in Anger. (more...)

Steve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book PrizeSteve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Last year's best book about British theatre, according to the judges of this year's Theatre Book Prize, was a fascinating study based on the files from the Lord Chamberlain's Office now held in the British Library. (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGANTwo-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

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