Menier Chocolate Factory News

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISERKen Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Out in JuneCLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Out in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats, Friday, June 24 with two-disc physical copies online and in stores Friday, July 1. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Concert ProductionJake Gyllenhaal to Star in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Concert Production
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in a one-night-only performance of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE to benefit New York City Center. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary SeasonTheatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- THE COLOR PURPLE's John DoylePhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for The Color Purple, John Doyle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE TRUTH Headed to West End with Frances O'Connor and MoreMenier Chocolate Factory's THE TRUTH Headed to West End with Frances O'Connor and More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller just finished its run at Menier Chocolate Factory and will now transfer to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, beginning June 22nd, according to the Daily Mail.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/19/2016 - RUNNING WILD in London and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/19/2016 - RUNNING WILD in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Today's big news: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre launches its summer season with RUNNING WILD tonight in London! (more...)

Breaking News: Sutton Foster Will Lead The New Group's Revival of SWEET CHARITY This Fall; 2016-17 Season Set!Breaking News: Sutton Foster Will Lead The New Group's Revival of SWEET CHARITY This Fall; 2016-17 Season Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sutton Foster, currently starring in TV Land's hit series YOUNGER, will soon return to the stage! (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8thSheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Menier Chocolate FactoryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Following great critical success in New York, innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco bring their enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods to the Chocolate Factory this Summer. The production opens on 12 July, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENINGTony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough TheatreIT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLERNorth Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Natasha J. Barnes to Step in as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL; Sheridan Smith Takes LeaveNatasha J. Barnes to Step in as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL; Sheridan Smith Takes Leave
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Natasha J Barnes plays the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes 2 - 4 weeks leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion.   (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIEDillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

David Langham, Chris Cowley to Join West End's LES MISERABLESDavid Langham, Chris Cowley to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Now in its record breaking 31st year, Cameron Mackintosh has announced cast changes for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's THE COLOR PURPLE, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere is taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld tomorrow (May 7th) to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! Live from inside The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Compere will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the show! (more...)

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