Menier Chocolate Factory News

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn SeasonsTheatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West EndTrevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 SeasonIrresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC TheaterONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West EndPhoto Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This MayFUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Menier Chocolate FactoryBWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2017

In 1944, Terence Rattigan substantially revised Less Than Kind at the behest of star theatrical couple the Lunts; the result was the less political, more overtly comic Love in Idleness. Now, Trevor Nunn – inspired by Dan Rebellato's introduction in a Nick Hern Books edition of the two versions – has synthesised them, to intriguing and largely successful effect. (more...)

Ticket Discount For David Baddiel's MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOMTicket Discount For David Baddiel's MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Following two successful stints at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre last year, David Baddiel's rollicking comedy My Family: Not the Sitcom has transferred to the Playhouse Theatre for a limited season, running 28 March to 3 June 2017. Book tickets now from £15.50 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory presents a major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is SWEET CHARITY on its Way to Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Is SWEET CHARITY on its Way to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The New York Post took a look at the ladies leading Broadway from behind the scenes, among which was widow of Cy Coleman, who now holds rights to SWEET CHARITY. When interviewed, Coleman was quoted referencing a Broadway transfer of The New Group's production, starring Sutton Foster, in the works for next season. She says they're 'going to have a lot more brass.' (more...)

New Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark PlayhouseNew Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The world premiere of a brand-new, one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other PalaceVIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for Award-Winning PETE 'N' KEELY at Tristan Bates TheatreStellar Cast Announced for Award-Winning PETE 'N' KEELY at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The European Premiere of the off-Broadway musical hit Pete 'n' Keely comes to Tristan Bates Theatre - a string of hits, a cast of two, 'Forever Plaid' meets 'I Do, I Do'. Katie Kerr (Little Shop of Horrors, Menier Chocolate Factory; Fat Pig, Comedy Theatre; Sweeney Todd, English National Opera) and David Bardsley (Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre; Guys and Dolls, National Theatre; The Fix, Donmar Warehouse) lead this award-winning musical, featuring unforgettable renditions of the era's popular favourites. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 10th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'HONEYMOON' in London and More!BWW Morning Brief March 10th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'HONEYMOON' in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Kevin Kline, begins on Broadway tonight, and Samantha Barks and Arthur Darrell headline HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in London on Sunday! (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Head Talks BUFFY and LOVE IN IDLENESSBWW Interview: Anthony Head Talks BUFFY and LOVE IN IDLENESS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2017

Anthony Head's diverse work ranges from popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain and Doctor Who to theatre work like Ticking, Six Degrees of Separation and The Rocky Horror Show. He's currently starring as Sir John Fletcher in Rattigan's Love in Idleness at Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Trevor Nunn; the run begins on 10 March. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 SeasonMERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston's leading professional theatre, announces its 2017-2018 season. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis. The Huntington's upcoming season will include productions in the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), and plans are underway to convert the theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACYFull Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company RecordMenier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company Record
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory received nine nominations for this year's Olivier Awards - a record for the company. The awards are across four productions - Travesties, currently running at the Apollo Theatre; Funny Girl, currently on an extensive tour of UK and Ireland; Florian Zeller's The Truth in a version by Christopher Hampton, and David Baddiel - My Family Not the Sitcom, which returns to the West End for a second run later this month. (more...)

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