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Rafe Spall to Join Father Timothy Spall in THE CARETAKER at the Old Vic?Rafe Spall to Join Father Timothy Spall in THE CARETAKER at the Old Vic?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that West End and Broadway vet Rafe Spall is in final talks to join his father, Timothy Spall, in Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER, directed by Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic next year. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets Full Cast for Australian Premiere SeasonMATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets Full Cast for Australian Premiere Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Full casting for the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has been announced with rehearsals commencing in Sydney next week. (more...)

Leading Ladies of MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Revealed; Bryce Ryness, Cassie Silva & More Among Cast!Leading Ladies of MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Revealed; Bryce Ryness, Cassie Silva & More Among Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Casting has been announced for the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical will begin this May with technical rehearsals and performances at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, with the official tour opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2015. (more...)

New Old Vic Season Under Warchus: Timothy Spall, DR SEUSS, GROUNDHOG DAY And More!New Old Vic Season Under Warchus: Timothy Spall, DR SEUSS, GROUNDHOG DAY And More!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 21, 2015

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Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Headlines The Old Vic's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Headlines The Old Vic's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Associated Press has confirmed earlier rumors that the Broadway-bound GROUNDHOG DAY musical will debut at the Old Vic Theatre as part of Matthew Warchus' first season at the helm. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Launch Asian Tour Next MonthGHOST THE MUSICAL to Launch Asian Tour Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The supernatural power of love is taking Asia by storm as the Broadway and West End musical GHOST THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, starts rehearsals in London next week. (more...)

New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Cast Celebrates Two Naughty Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: MATILDA Cast Celebrates Two Naughty Years on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Apr 11, 2015

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox).MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.The musical just celebrated two years at the Shubert Theatre and you can check out photos from the big day below! (more...)

Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical to Cast Broadway Shadow in 2017!Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical to Cast Broadway Shadow in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda, The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on the 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY, scheduled to begin previews Monday, January 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

New Pic - Minchin and Warchus With The MATILDA Girls!New Pic - Minchin and Warchus With The MATILDA Girls!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell will join Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from 17 March 2015. (more...)

FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transferof Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem), as King Philippe V of Spain. (more...)

Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four shows off-subscription. (more...)

ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2015-2016 theater season. As the nation's performing arts center, the Kennedy Center is dedicated to bringing theater's finest productions to its stages. Reaching hundreds of thousands of audience members annually, the upcoming theater season showcases a diverse range of theatrical productions from a dramatic, centuries-old classic tale to unforgettable Broadway sensations; the season has something to offer everyone in the family. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Will Receive Special Award at 2015 Olivier CeremonyKevin Spacey Will Receive Special Award at 2015 Olivier Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The acclaimed actor, Kevin Spacey, will be presented with a Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard ceremony on Sunday 12 April at London's Royal Opera House. The award will acknowledge the actor, director and producer's extraordinary contribution to The Old Vic and to British theatre. (more...)

UK's MATILDA to Offer Second 'Relaxed Performance,' June 14UK's MATILDA to Offer Second 'Relaxed Performance,' June 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Following the sold-out success of the first relaxed performance of Matilda The Musical in 2014, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a second relaxed performance at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 14th June at 3pm. This forthcoming performance of Matilda The Musical will be the fifth relaxed performance that the Royal Shakespeare Company has staged to date across their projects. The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities. (more...)

Kids of Broadway's MATILDA to Perform National Anthem at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2/16Kids of Broadway's MATILDA to Perform National Anthem at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The children from the cast of Broadway's Tony Award winning hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will perform the National Anthem at the start of the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this Monday night February 16 at Madison Square Garden, broadcast live at 8 PM on CNBC TV. (more...)

GYPSY Movie Roundup - Everything We Know so Far!GYPSY Movie Roundup - Everything We Know so Far!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

It's been one of the most talked about (and most stalled) musical projects of the past few years. Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand has been working with Universal Pictures on a new big screen adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical GYPSY since 2011. This would be the third film of GYPSY having first been made in 1962 (starring Rosalind Russell) and then again in 1993 for television (starring Bette Midler). Do you think the film will ever come to fruition? Catch up on what we know about the project so far! (more...)

MATILDA National Tour to Play Benedum Center in 2016MATILDA National Tour to Play Benedum Center in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, will premiere in Pittsburgh on May 31 - June 12, 2016 at the Benedum Center, located at 237 7th Street, downtown Pittsburgh. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company andthe Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2016 Summer Season and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh 2015-16 Series. (more...)

BOYHOOD, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Take Home BAFTA Awards- ALL the Winners!BOYHOOD, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Take Home BAFTA Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards 2015, presented in London on February 8, BOYHOOD won best film, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL took home five awards, and more. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below! (more...)

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