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KING LEAR National Tour to Play Annenberg Center, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Annenberg Center Live kicks off its fall season with the U.S. tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company's King Lear. Direct from London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that's filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity. This production of what is considered Shakespeare's greatest tragedy features stage and screen actor Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show runs September 24-27 at the Annenberg Center at 3680 Walnut Street. Tickets cost $20-$65 and are available online at Annenbergcenter.org, at the Box Office, or by phone at 215.898.3900. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on Tour
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2014

Octet of actors makes for memorable evening. (more...)

Annenberg Center Live Opens Fall Season with KING LEAR National Tour, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Annenberg Center Live kicks off its fall season with the U.S. tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company's King Lear. Direct from London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that's filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity. This production of what is considered Shakespeare's greatest tragedy features stage and screen actor Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show runs September 24-27 at the Annenberg Center at 3680 Walnut Street. Tickets cost $20-$65 and are available online at Annenbergcenter.org, at the Box Office, or by phone at 215.898.3900. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR, 'CIRCUS NOW' & More Set for NYU Skirball's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS has announced its 2014/2015 season. Continuing its mission to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, all while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities, NYU Skirball's eleventh season will feature mainstage productions ranging from classic Shakespeare to cutting-edge circus to a rock & roll light show, hailing from London, Germany, Quebec and everywhere in between. (more...)

PYGMALION Tour with Alistair McGowan Coming to Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 12-17 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Alistair McGowan reprises his West End role as Henry Higgins in a new production of Bernard Shaw's best-known play, which comes to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry as part of a 16 week national tour in Spring 2014 from Mon 12 - Sat 17 May. (more...)

Joseph Marcell to Lead Shakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR at NYU Skirball Center, 9/30-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present the world renowned Shakespeare's Globe production of KING LEAR from Tuesday September 30 through Sunday October 12 with Joseph Marcell in the title role. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Sets GOOD PEOPLE with Imelda Staunton & RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN with Emilia Fox for Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Hampstead Theatre has announced its New Year programme of two UK Premieres: Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, starring Emilia Fox and Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Jumbo, Dee, Phillips And Sheffield Theatres Big Winners At 2013 UK Theatre Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 20, 2013

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners of the 2013 UK Theatre Awards - the only nationwide awards to honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Nominations Announced For 2013 TMA Theatre Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 26, 2013

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the nominations for the 2013 UK Theatre Awards published below and available online at www.tmauk.org. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Opens European Premiere of THE LYONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the European premiere of The Lyons by Nicky Silver & directed by Mark Brokaw. (more...)

Isla Blair & Nicholas Day Complete Cast of THE LYONS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Isla Blair and Nicholas Day complete the cast for the European premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons at the Menier Chocolate Factory 19th September - 16th November. They will join Tom Ellis, Katy Secombe, Charlotte Randle and Ben Aldridge, as previously announced. (more...)

Tom Ellis Joins Chocolate Factory's THE LYONS, From Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013


The Menier Chocolate Factory Presents European Premiere of THE LYONS, Sept 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the European premiere of The Lyons by Nicky Silver & directed by Mark Brokaw. (more...)

Terry Johnson's HYSTERIA, Simon Paisley Day's RAVING Set for Hampstead Theatre's Autumn 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

The Hampstead Thetare has unveiled its Autumn 2013 season, including HYSTERIA, directed by Terry Johnson and starring Antony Sher as Sigmund Freud. Edward Hall will also direct the world premiere of RAVING by Simon Paisley Day, with Tamzin Outhwaite leading the cast. (more...)

THE AMERICAN PLAN to Transfer to St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

St. James Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present the Ustinov Studio production of The American Plan by Richard Greenberg, directed by David Grindley. The production will transfer to the St. James Theatre from Tuesday 2 July to Saturday 10 August 2013, with press night on Monday 8 July at 7pm. The production received its UK premiere earlier this year at the Ustinov Studio, Bath. Booking opens for members and friends of the St. James Theatre on Monday 6 May and to the general public on Wednesday 8 May 2013. (more...)

St. James Theatre's THE THRILL OF LOVE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Amanda Whittington's new play, The Thrill of Love, directed by James Dacre, will run at the newly opened St. James Theatre from tonight, 27 March to Saturday 4 May, with press night today 3 April 2013. The production comes to the St. James Theatre following its world premiere at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme and a further run at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. (more...)

St. James Theatre to Present THE THRILL OF LOVE, March 27-May 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Amanda Whittington's new play, The Thrill of Love, directed by James Dacre, will run at the newly opened St. James Theatre from Wednesday 27 March to Saturday 4 May, with press night on Wednesday 3 April 2013. The production comes to the St. James Theatre following its world premiere at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme and a further run at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. (more...)

THE AMERICAN PLAN, 4000 MILES and FIFTY WORDS Headline Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

For Spring 2013 the Ustinov Studio presents an American Season, its anticipated fourth season of new commissions and UK premieres, running from tonight, 7th March - Saturday 15th June 2013. (more...)

The Ustinov Studio Announces THE AMERICAN PLAN Casting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

The Ustinov Studio is delighted to announce casting for Richard Greenberg's The American Plan, the first production in Laurence Boswell's American Season, the anticipated fourth season of new commissions and UK premieres. The season runs Thursday 7th March - Saturday 15th June. Previous seasons have been criticaThe Ustinov Studio has announced casting for Richard Greenberg's The American Plan, the first production in Laurence Boswell's American Season, the anticipated fourth season of new commissions and UK premieres. The season runs Thursday 7th March - Saturday 15th June. Previous seasons have been critically acclaimed, with last year's In the Next Room winning Best New Play at the Theatre Awards UK 2012.lly acclaimed, with last year's In the Next Room winning Best New Play at the Theatre Awards UK 2012. (more...)

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