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Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and More at Opening Night Party of Savoy Theatre's GYPSYPhoto Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and More at Opening Night Party of Savoy Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gypsy opened in the West End last night, Tuesday 15 April 2015 at the Savoy Theatre, London. Directed by Jonathan Kent with book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, choreography by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OLIVIERS 2015 - Lenny Henry, Brian May, SUNNY AFTERNOON, BEAUTIFUL And More On The Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: OLIVIERS 2015 - Lenny Henry, Brian May, SUNNY AFTERNOON, BEAUTIFUL And More On The Red Carpet!
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Apr 13, 2015

Missed out on any of the Olivier Awards ceremony? Catch up with our gallery of shots from the red carpet. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OLIVIERS 2015 - After-Show Party! Scherzinger, Arterton, Agron, Knight and More!Photo Coverage: OLIVIERS 2015 - After-Show Party! Scherzinger, Arterton, Agron, Knight and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 12, 2015

The awards have all been given out - time to celebrate! (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: SUNNY AFTERNOON And Young Vic's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Big Winners!OLIVIERS 2015: SUNNY AFTERNOON And Young Vic's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Big Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Hosted by acclaimed actor and comedian Lenny Henry, the ceremony featured a showstopping finale with Kevin Spacey and Beverley Knight performing a one-off version of Bridge Over Troubled Water with the full Oliviers Orchestra and the 90-strong Arts Educational Choir under Musical Director Larry Blank. Hampstead Theatre and the Young Vic are the big winners of the night, winning four awards each (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards; Follow BroadwayWorld's Live Coverage on Sunday!BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards; Follow BroadwayWorld's Live Coverage on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - are set take place on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package. Don't forget to tune in to BroadwayWorld on Sunday afternoon for live coverage of the ceremony! (more...)

Ian McIntosh, Willemijn Verkaik and More to Appear on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Live from The Theatre Cafe, April 10Ian McIntosh, Willemijn Verkaik and More to Appear on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Live from The Theatre Cafe, April 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

To mark its third year on air at Resonance 104.4fm, and to celebrate the Olivier Awards 2015, The Curtain Up Show will broadcast live from The Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue on Friday 10th April from 4.00pm - 5.30pm. In front of an invited audience of industry professionals and theatre fans, Tim McArthur will be chatting to some of this year's nominees, and finding out what this prestigious honour means to them, just two days before the big event! (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine CassidyHampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine Cassidy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that the cast for Michael Frayn's latest work MATCHBOX THEATRE will be Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Mark Hadfield, Chris Larner, Felicity Montagu and Nina Wadia. (more...)

Casts of BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards!Casts of BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the 2015 ceremony to be held on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/13/2015 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/13/2015 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's a weekend of beginnings - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, HAND TO GOD and FINDING NEVERLAND all start previews, and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY opens on Sunday! (more...)

Actor-Comedian Lenny Henry Will Host Olivier Awards, April 12Actor-Comedian Lenny Henry Will Host Olivier Awards, April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The ceremony for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard, on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House, will be hosted by the critically acclaimed actor and performer Lenny Henry. (more...)

Lenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier AwardsLenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On the heels of the 2015 Olivier Awards nominations announcement, the Daily Mail writes that Lenny Henry will host the ceremony at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 12. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre to Present Michael Frayn's MATCHBOX THEATREHampstead Theatre to Present Michael Frayn's MATCHBOX THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Last autumn, dramatist and novelist Michael Frayn published his latest and most unusual book, Matchbox Theatre - a series of conversations, sketches and meditations with the Michael Frayn twist - which takes a typically funny and ingenious look at how we live today. Blurring the boundaries between his work for page and for stage, it begs the question - are these mini-plays or short stories? (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCOFull Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Full casting is announced today for the first production in the Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season, Andrew Whaley's award-winning play The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco - a witty and energised allegory of life in post-colonial Zimbabwe. The production is directed by Elayce Ismail, the recipient of this year's JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors. She directs Gary Beadle (Jungle), Kurt Egyiawan (Chidhina), Joan Iyiola (Febi) and Abdul Salis (Fiasco). (more...)

THE COLLECTOR to Play Arcola Theatre from 17 NovTHE COLLECTOR to Play Arcola Theatre from 17 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Winning a coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award and a clutch of 5 and 4 star rave reviews as one of the most acclaimed shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, The Collector will get its London premiere for one week at Arcola Theatre from November 17 - 22. Press night: Monday 17 November at 8.00pm (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUDY'S RARE RECORDS, Hackney Empire, September 24 2014BWW Reviews: RUDY'S RARE RECORDS, Hackney Empire, September 24 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 25, 2014

Gary Naylor enjoys a stage adaptation of a Radio 4 sitcom set in an old record shop in Handsworth, Birmingham, populated by a family falling out and making up the way families do. (more...)

RUDY'S RARE RECORDS to Premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 4-20 SeptRUDY'S RARE RECORDS to Premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 4-20 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lenny Henry stars in the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 4 - 20 September. (more...)

RUDY'S RARE RECORDS Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Now thru 20 SeptRUDY'S RARE RECORDS Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Now thru 20 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Lenny Henry stars in the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from tonight 4 - 20 September. (more...)

RUDY'S RARE RECORDS to Premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 4-20 SeptRUDY'S RARE RECORDS to Premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 4-20 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lenny Henry stars in the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 4 - 20 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Lenny Henry and More Attend Chichester Festival Theatre's Gala Performance of AMADEUSPhoto Flash: Michael Ball, Lenny Henry and More Attend Chichester Festival Theatre's Gala Performance of AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Stars of stage and screen gathered in Chichester yesterday at the newly reopened Festival Theatre for a Gala performance of the critically acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus starring Rupert Everett. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Tanya Moodie Stars in INTIMATE APPAREL at Ustinov Studio, Bath, Beg. TonightTanya Moodie Stars in INTIMATE APPAREL at Ustinov Studio, Bath, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Following Dan LeFranc's THE BIG MEAL, directed by Michael Boyd and Keith Huff's gritty two-hander, A STEADY RAIN, directed by David Grindley, is the final production in the Ustinov Studio's American Season 2014 - Lynn Nottage's multi award-winning INTIMATE APPAREL, directed by Laurence Boswell, tonight 29th May - Saturday 28th June. (more...)

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