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New Theatre Royal to Welcome TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT This OctoberNew Theatre Royal to Welcome TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Vibrant and innovative theatre company Creative Cow promises an evening of intoxicating adventure in an adaptation of Graham Greene's most entertaining of books 'Travels With My Aunt'. (more...)

New Theatre Company Announces Daring Inaugural SeasonNew Theatre Company Announces Daring Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

BetweenTheLines Theatre, the newest theatre company to hit Missoula, MT, is honored to present award-winning, critically lauded contemporary scripts in its inaugural 2016-2017 season. BetweenTheLines will be housed at The Roxy Theatre, engrained in the heart of the Missoula arts community. (more...)

THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory TheatreTHE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien. (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-BroadwayA TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

Mint Theater Extends N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEAMint Theater Extends N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Mint Theater Company has announced that the acclaimed revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, will now continue through October 23rd at their new home at the Beckett Theater as a resident company at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branaugh Stars In THE ENTERTAINER!Review Roundup: Kenneth Branaugh Stars In THE ENTERTAINER!
by Review Roundups - Sep 2, 2016

On August 31, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at the Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster,Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi, Lauren Alexandra, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan and Kate Tydman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

Last night, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster, Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi, Lauren Alexandra, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan and Kate Tydman. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

The latest 2016 state-of-the-nation play has arrived - from 1957. There's the Brexit-ish granddad mired in corrosive nostalgia, the forward-looking granddaughter joining anti-establishment protests in Trafalgar Square, tax dodging, a crisis of British identity, and chaos in the Middle East. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth BranaghTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

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...)

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