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Claire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowClaire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016.  The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 July 2016. (more...)

Playwright Richard Bean, Directory Gregory Mosher Set for TOAST TalkbackPlaywright Richard Bean, Directory Gregory Mosher Set for TOAST Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Producer and director Gregory Mosher will moderate a conversation between playwright Richard Bean and the cast of TOAST immediately following the Thursday, April 28 performance. (more...)

Claire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGClaire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Apr 22, 2016

From August 3, Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on July 30. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Pushes Opening at 59E59 TheatersRichard Bean's TOAST Pushes Opening at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Due to the glut of openings prior to the Tony Award eligibility deadline, TOAST is shifting its press opening to Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 TheatersRichard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Bean, Philip Ridley & More Set for 2016 BRITS OFF BROADWAY at 59E59 TheatersAlan Ayckbourn, Richard Bean, Philip Ridley & More Set for 2016 BRITS OFF BROADWAY at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up for the this year's Brits Off Broadway festival, the critically acclaimed annual festival of New British Theater. Now in its 12th Season, the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival kicks off on Tuesday, April 19 and runs through Sunday, July 3.  Single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($17.50 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets to Brits Off Broadway go on sale to the general public on March 7, with an exclusive pre-sale for 59E59 Members beginning on March 1. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. (more...)

Theatre503 Names New Executive DirectorTheatre503 Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Andrew comments, I'm thrilled to be joining Theatre 503 to work with Paul and his brilliant team. As a passionate advocate of new writing and supporting emerging talent, it's incredibly exciting to be part of one of London's best venues for groundbreaking new work. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOASTSnapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.  Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

Hasbro & ATG Pantomimes Form PartershipHasbro & ATG Pantomimes Form Partership
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Hasbro - whose games collection includes classics such as MONOPOLY, Twister and Buckaroo - will sponsor all ten First Family Entertainment (FFE) pantomimes at the following ATG venues; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Bristol Hippodrome, King's Theatre Glasgow, Liverpool Empire, Manchester Opera House, Milton Keynes Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent, New Victoria Theatre Woking and New Wimbledon Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Rupert Everett and More Attend A SOURCE LIFE: 25 YEARS OF THE IAN CHARLESON DAY CENTREPhoto Flash: Ian McKellen, Rupert Everett and More Attend A SOURCE LIFE: 25 YEARS OF THE IAN CHARLESON DAY CENTRE
by Nora Dominick - Dec 1, 2015

Hosted by Julian Clary, with an introduction by Ian McKellen, the evening of song, speech and music was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Ian Charleson Day Centre at the Royal Free Hospital. It included performances by Michael Cashman, Rupert Everett, Anne Reid and Stefan Bednarczyk, the X Factor's Anton Stephans, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, actor Jack Lowden and the London Gay Men's Choir. Speakers included Nick Partridge, Laurence Isaacson and Sean Mathias.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Shots of Hackney Empire's JACK AND THE BEANSTALKPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Shots of Hackney Empire's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Brand new rehearsal images have been released for Hackney Empire's 2015 Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalkstarring the Empire's own Olivier nominated dame Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott, Olivier Award-nominee Debbie Kurup asJack and Hackney Empire favourite Kat B as Snowman. Matthew Kelly joins the cast as the voice of Giant Blunderbore.  Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of the London Premiere of ELFPhoto Flash: First Look at Opening Night of the London Premiere of ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The full cast for the London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF has been announced.  The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager.  Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White.  Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

THE HERBAL BED, THE WITCHES, TOAST and More Slated for Rose Theatre Kingston's Spring 2016 SeasonTHE HERBAL BED, THE WITCHES, TOAST and More Slated for Rose Theatre Kingston's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its full spring season with an array of the finest drama, children's theatre, comedy and music. (more...)

Sir Henry Irving Double Bill Set for Park TheatreSir Henry Irving Double Bill Set for Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

ACS Random are delighted to announce the cast for their third production at Park Theatre; a double bill of The Knight From Nowhere and The Bells, celebrating the life of Sir Henry Irving, theatre's first knight, and in honour of the 110th anniversary of his death. The Knight From Nowhere, written by Andrew Shepherd, and Leopold Lewis's The Bells, adapted by Shepherd, both run in a double bill at PARK90 from 24 November - 19 December. Press Night is Wednesday 25th November, 7pm. (more...)

The Listies Coming to Malthouse TheatreThe Listies Coming to Malthouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Listies Ruin Xmas is a show with a mission: to make families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes. (more...)

Full Schedule for First Annual PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference Announced Full Schedule for First Annual PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

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Snapdragon Productions' TOAST to Launch UK Tour; NYC Run PlannedSnapdragon Productions' TOAST to Launch UK Tour; NYC Run Planned
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Snapdragon Productions today announce a UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Richard Bean's Toast, following a successful run at Park Theatre in 2014.  Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall reprise their roles as Nellie and Cecil, with full cast to be announced soon.  The tour begins at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 4 - 13 February before playing eight further dates finishing at Nottingham Theatre Royal.  (more...)

Citus Data Announces Preliminary Speaking Schedule for First Annual PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference Citus Data Announces Preliminary Speaking Schedule for First Annual PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

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Top Titans of Business to Headline this Year's World LEADERS Conference March 4 - 5Top Titans of Business to Headline this Year's World LEADERS Conference March 4 - 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

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Top Titans of Business to Headline this Year's World LEADERS Conference March 4 - 5Top Titans of Business to Headline this Year's World LEADERS Conference March 4 - 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

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