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BWW Preview: First Stage Delivers Big Broadway Production BIG FISH to MilwaukeeBWW Preview: First Stage Delivers Big Broadway Production BIG FISH to Milwaukee
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 1, 2015

A larger than life, show-stopping Broadway production arrives at First Stage this May. In Milwaukee's Todd Wehr Theater. Big Fishdelivers big theatrical energy because John Whiting, who worked as Associate Director for the 2013 Broadway show, now directs and choreographs this World Premiere for Young Audiences and a one act version adapted from the original musical. (more...)

Jared Thompson to Lead CLOSER TO HEAVEN at the Union Theatre; Full Cast Set!Jared Thompson to Lead CLOSER TO HEAVEN at the Union Theatre; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, which will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award TonightStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy recently announced the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. A reception will be held in their honor in New York City tonight, March 19, 2015. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights AwardStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy are pleased to announce the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre, April 22CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre, April 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (more...)

Charlie Brooks to Lead BEAUTIFUL THING, Coming to Marlowe Theatre This MonthCharlie Brooks to Lead BEAUTIFUL THING, Coming to Marlowe Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Charlie Brooks, best known as Janine Butcher from EastEnders, stars in Beautiful Thing, at The Marlowe Theatre, later this month (March). (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, JuneJonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from 3 June - 11 July. This London season will be part of an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maxine Peake, Michael Shaeffer & More in Rehearsal for Royal Court's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATHPhoto Flash: First Look at Maxine Peake, Michael Shaeffer & More in Rehearsal for Royal Court's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

"Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.'? The first pictures are released today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast includes Christine Bottomley, Neil D'Souza, Peter Forbes, Maxine Peake, Siobhan McSweeney, Maxine Peake, Danusia Samal and Michael Shaeffer. Take a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Maxine Peake & More for HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH at Royal CourtPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Maxine Peake & More for HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH at Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The first pictures are released today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast includes Christine Bottomley, Neil D'Souza, Peter Forbes, Maxine Peake, Siobhan McSweeney, Maxine Peake, Danusia Samaland Michael Shaeffer. (more...)

UK's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Reveals Full Cast, Including Christine BottomleyUK's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Reveals Full Cast, Including Christine Bottomley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

"Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.'? Full casting is announced today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast join the previously announced Maxine Peake on the first day of rehearsals today.? ? (more...)

Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Casting is now complete: best known as series regular 'Kris Fisher' in Channel 4's Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2's The Fall, and on Netflix' epic Titanic: Blood and Steel, Gerard McCarthy will star as 'Tony'. Other theatrical credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe, and Blue/Orange for ATG. Vanessa Babirye, recently seen on screen in BBC 2's Our Girl, and at the National Theatre in Romeo and Juliet will star as 'Leah'. Also joining the company will be Rob Ellis and Natalie Law. (more...)

Studio 180 Theatre Stages North American Premiere of NSFW, Now thru Nov 30Studio 180 Theatre Stages North American Premiere of NSFW, Now thru Nov 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Studio 180 Theatre is delighted to present the work of multi award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood for the first time in North America. NSFW, Kirkwood's acclaimed play from 2012, will be directed by Joel Greenberg and will be performed tonight, November 7 to 30, 2014 at The Theatre Centre. (more...)

Studio 180 Theatre to Stage North American Premiere of NSFW, Nov 7-30Studio 180 Theatre to Stage North American Premiere of NSFW, Nov 7-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Studio 180 Theatre is delighted to present the work of multi award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood for the first time in North America. NSFW, Kirkwood's acclaimed play from 2012, will be directed by Joel Greenberg and will be performed November 7 to 30, 2014 at The Theatre Centre. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL THING to Launch 2015 UK Tour in MarchBEAUTIFUL THING to Launch 2015 UK Tour in March
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing returns in 2015 with a brand new cast for an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton, with further dates to be announced. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL THING Announces 18-Week UK Tour in 2015BEAUTIFUL THING Announces 18-Week UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing returns in 2015 with a brand new cast for an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton, with further dates to be announced. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 SeasonJohn Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

Edge Theater's THE GRADUATE Begins TomorrowEdge Theater's THE GRADUATE Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The Edge Theater presents 'The Graduate' June 6 - 29 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m; Thursdays, June 12, 19 and 26 @ 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363. Group rates are available. (more...)

CITY STORIES Announces Year-Long Residency at St. James STudioCITY STORIES Announces Year-Long Residency at St. James STudio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

City Stories has announce a year-long residency at St. James Studio. As well as the two upcoming dates, 01 and 02 May, there will be bi-monthly performances from September 2014, with a new, fluid company of different actors taking different roles over the course of the project. (more...)

Heidi Thomas's CALL THE MIDWIFE Kicks Off Third Season on PBS; Next Project Will Be Broadway-Bound GIGIHeidi Thomas's CALL THE MIDWIFE Kicks Off Third Season on PBS; Next Project Will Be Broadway-Bound GIGI
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

'Call the Midwife,' the acclaimed BBC/PBS series by Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright Heidi Thomas, began airing its third season on March 30, 2014 on PBS in the US and continues through May 18, 2014. The period drama, which follows the midwives and nuns of a convent in the poor East End of London in the 1950s, first premiered to record ratings on BBC One in the UK in January, 2012 and began airing in the US in fall of 2012 on PBS, earning ecstatic reviews from television writers. It is currently the BBC's top-rated drama, earning 10.5 million viewers per episode and has been sold to 197 territories worldwide. 'Call the Midwife' is produced by Neal Street Productions, a film, television and stage production company, founded and run by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's CHIMERICA Wins 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLucy Kirkwood's CHIMERICA Wins 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Lucy Kirkwood for her play Chimerica. In addition, a Special Commendation has been awarded to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for her debut play, Fleabag. (more...)

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