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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLEORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays 'Taystee' on the hit TV show, Orange Is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as 'Sofia' in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced JENNIFER HUDSON and CYNTHIA ERIVO in the critically acclaimed staging from London's Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (more...)

Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The full cast has been confirmed for the major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, and stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James TheatreTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run of three weeks, directed by Adam Lenson. This special 20th Anniversary production of Songs for a New World will feature an award-winning cast, including Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley and Dean-John Wilson, alongside a five piece band. (more...)

BWW Reviews: COMMUNICATING DOORS, Menier Chocolate Factory, May 13 2015BWW Reviews: COMMUNICATING DOORS, Menier Chocolate Factory, May 13 2015
by Laura Jones - May 16, 2015

Alan Ayckbourn's time-travelling 1994 play Communicating Doors is not just a typical sci-fi production. It is filled to the brim with tension, comedy and real heart as a dominatrix named Poopay is given the chance to change the lives of a number of people. (more...)

BURIED CHILD with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed STEVE & More Set for The New Group's 2015-16 SeasonBURIED CHILD with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed STEVE & More Set for The New Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The New Group has announced three productions for its 2015-2016 Season.  The company's new season kicks off in Summer 2015 with the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, directed by Scott Elliott.  The season continues in Fall 2015 with the world premiere of Mark Gerrard's Steve, with director Cynthia Nixon returning to The New Group, where she made her directorial debut earlier this year.  In Winter 2016, Scott Elliott directs Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child, featuring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, who return to The New Group with this production. (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises KaufmanFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

JAMES FREEDMAN: MAN OF STEAL Headed to Trafalgar StudiosJAMES FREEDMAN: MAN OF STEAL Headed to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, James Freedman: Man of Steal transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited six-week run due to public demand. He opens his new show on 29 May, with previews from 26 May, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for LES MISERABLES at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

GRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark PlayhouseGRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLESRachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

Two River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILLTwo River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, concludes its 2014/15 Season with Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini. The production is directed by Stephen Brackett, with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. The production will run May 30-June 21, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, June 5. Tickets starting at $20 are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Be More Chill is supported by lead production sponsor Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield TheatresFull Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production of Pride &Prejudice to open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for his production of Lucy Prebble's The Effect - Stuart Bunce (Toby), Priyanga Burford (Dr James), Ophelia Lovibond (Connie), Henry Pettigrew (Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

West End & Ireland's LOVE ME TENDER Announces Full Cast, Including Shaun WilliamsonWest End & Ireland's LOVE ME TENDER Announces Full Cast, Including Shaun Williamson
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of "LOVE ME TENDER" - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley.  (more...)

Sian Reeves, Shaun Williamson And Ben Lewis Join Cast Of LOVE ME TENDER TourSian Reeves, Shaun Williamson And Ben Lewis Join Cast Of LOVE ME TENDER Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of "LOVE ME TENDER" - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Sabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This JuneSabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London's Soho Theatre - Upstairs, 15th June - 4th July 2015. (more...)

Alexis Bledel, Reed Birney & Rob McClure to Lead Reading of Tom Schulman's SACRILEGIOUSAlexis Bledel, Reed Birney & Rob McClure to Lead Reading of Tom Schulman's SACRILEGIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Sacrilegious, a new play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending; The Last Smoker in America), will receive two invitation-only readings in New York on May 7-8, 2015.  (more...)

Amy Lennox Set for THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre BelfastAmy Lennox Set for THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre Belfast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Amy Lennox will play Cathy in Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical  'The Last Five Years' at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 24th June - 4th July 2015, replacing previously-announced Laura Tebbutt who is no longer available for the run. (more...)

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