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Date of Death: June 16, 1963
Gender: Male
Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

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Michelle Duncan, Charlotte Emmerson and More Set for THE DISTANCE, Opening Tonight at SheffieldMichelle Duncan, Charlotte Emmerson and More Set for THE DISTANCE, Opening Tonight at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Sheffield Theatres and Orange Tree Theatre present†Deborah Bruce's The Distance. Charlotte Gwinner directs Michelle Duncan (Bea), Charlotte Emmerson (Alex), Daniel Hawksford (Dewi), Charlotte Lucas(Kate), Timothy Knightley (Simon), Steven Meo (Vinnie) and Joshua Sinclair-Evans (Liam). The production opens tonight 3 November, with previews from 29 October, and runs until 14 November at Sheffield Theatres, ahead of a run at Orange Tree Theatre from 26 November to 19 December. (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to the Unicorn Theatre TonightCLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to the Unicorn Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Closer to Heaven, the musical by†Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, will return to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from†tonight 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

 NORD HAUSEN FLY ROBOT to Play The Brick in November NORD HAUSEN FLY ROBOT to Play The Brick in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

NORD HAUSEN FLY ROBOT is an investigation by Gemini CollisionWorks (Ian W. Hill: Arts/Berit Johnson: Crafts) into a 55-page anonymous online comment left on a political website that at first seems nothing more than an incomprehensible, stream-of-consciousness tirade, but on repeated examination suggests a poetic, albeit confused, summary of US History post-WWII from a marginalized voice - making it part 3 in GCW's Invisible Republic series, following 2006's That's What We're Here For and 2008's Everything Must Go. (more...)

Union Theatre Sets CLOSER TO HEAVEN CastUnion Theatre Sets CLOSER TO HEAVEN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, the musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, which returns to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For CLOSER TO HEAVEN Return To Union Theatre From Oct!Full Cast Announced For CLOSER TO HEAVEN Return To Union Theatre From Oct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Full casting is announced today for†Closer to Heaven, the musical by†Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, which returns to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

Michelle Duncan, Charlotte Emmerson and More Set in THE DISTANCE at Sheffield Theatre, Nov. 3 - Full Cast Announced!Michelle Duncan, Charlotte Emmerson and More Set in THE DISTANCE at Sheffield Theatre, Nov. 3 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Sheffield Theatres and Orange Tree Theatre today announce the cast for†Deborah Bruce's†The Distance.†Charlotte Gwinner†directs†Michelle Duncan†(Bea),†Charlotte Emmerson†(Alex),†Daniel Hawksford†(Dewi),†Charlotte Lucas(Kate),†Timothy Knightley†(Simon),†Steven Meo†(Vinnie) and†Joshua Sinclair-Evans†(Liam). The production opens on†3 November, with previews from†29 October, and runs until†14 November†at Sheffield Theatres, ahead of a run at Orange Tree Theatre from†26 November to 19 December. (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to the Unicorn Theatre, Oct. 21CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to the Unicorn Theatre, Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Closer to Heaven, the musical by†Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, will return to the Union Theatre following its sell-out run in April 2015, playing from†Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

ADVENTURES IN SKIN TRADE Set for Arts Centre Melbourne, 8/5-8ADVENTURES IN SKIN TRADE Set for Arts Centre Melbourne, 8/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

An unfinished novel by 20th century literary giant Dylan Thomas has been adapted for the stage and is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne courtesy of award-winning Welsh theatre company Theatr Iolo from August 5 - 8. Adventures in the Skin Trade is a gloriously surreal coming-of-age story about Samuel Bennett, who leaves his home in Wales to pursue a life in London.† (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING Returns to the West End TonightJonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING Returns to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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 tonight†3 June - 11 July. (more...)

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...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre TonightCLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 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 tonight 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (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...)

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