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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. (more...)

'As We Await the Blessed Hope' is Released'As We Await the Blessed Hope' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

'As We Await the Blessed Hope: A Catholic Study of the End Times' (published by iUniverse) is a study of the End Times intended for clergy, theologians and laypeople alike. Far-reaching in its breadth and depth, this book is a paradigm-challenging-yet-traditional work that will appeal to readers interested in the universal subject of the End Times. Author Mark Kyriakos is launching a marketing campaign to expand the book's reach. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series TAKING FIRE 9/12Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series TAKING FIRE 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

With its new series TAKING FIRE (wt), Discovery will bring viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. (more...)

Matthew Kelly To Star In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Regent's Park Open Air TheatreMatthew Kelly To Star In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice which, after sell-out performances in 2013, returns this year to conclude the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's PRIDE AND PREJUDICEFull Cast Announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINEOfficial: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

BWW Review:  TOAST at 59E59 Entertains with Stark RealismBWW Review: TOAST at 59E59 Entertains with Stark Realism
by Marina Kennedy - May 4, 2016

'TOAST' is making its US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters through May 22nd as part of the Brits Off-Broadway festival. Written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode, the play features a cast with some of Britain's most celebrated actors in a realistic, humorous depiction of factory life. (more...)

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...)

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