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WEST END RECAST 2 to Return Nov 9 at the Phoenix TheatreWEST END RECAST 2 to Return Nov 9 at the Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

West End Recast 2 - It's back... it's bigger... it's better! On Sunday 9th November, 7:30pm, at the Phoenix Theatre. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/21/14 - STICKS AND BONES, LOST LAKE, Susan Boyle, Billy Crystal and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/21/14 - STICKS AND BONES, LOST LAKE, Susan Boyle, Billy Crystal and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two more shows begin off-Broadway, JERSEY BOYS welcomes two new cast members on tour, and two stars -- Susan Boyle and Billy Crystal -- release their latest projects! (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

London's West End Theatre Launches Christmas Season 2014London's West End Theatre Launches Christmas Season 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The website of London's West End Theatre - WestEndTheatre.com - has launched the West End Theatre Christmas Season 2014 for the forthcoming holiday season. (more...)

Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Daniel Evans and Stage Entertainment today announce the full cast for Evans' production of Anything Goes for the run at the Crucible and the start of the UK and Ireland tour. (more...)

James Dreyfus to Star in HARVEY at Birmingham Rep; Play Eyes West End TransferJames Dreyfus to Star in HARVEY at Birmingham Rep; Play Eyes West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, James Dreyfus will play 'Elwood P. Dowd' in HARVEY at Birmingham Repertory Theatre next year before the show launches a UK tour to Richmond, Bromley and Malvern. Mary Chase's play (which recently appeared on Broadway starring Jim Parsons) is being produced by Don Gregory, who told the Mail he plans on transferring the production to the West End. (more...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

Jerry Herman's THE GRAND TOUR to Receive European Premiere in 2015Jerry Herman's THE GRAND TOUR to Receive European Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Opening in 1979, The Grand Tour marked Jerry Herman's return to Broadway after almost a decade away. It finally gets its European premiere, directed by Thom Southerland, at the Finborough Theatre as part of the theatre's 20 Premieres Season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/14 - Chenoweth & Lippa in I AM HARVEY MILK, Cherry Lane at 90 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/14 - Chenoweth & Lippa in I AM HARVEY MILK, Cherry Lane at 90 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 6, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: I AM HARVEY MILK plays Lincoln Center, CHICAGO welcomes back a veteran 'Roxie', Cherry Lane celebrates 90 years and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/3/14 - LENNON, MISS SAIGON, CURIOUS INCIDENT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/3/14 - LENNON, MISS SAIGON, CURIOUS INCIDENT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: LENNON kicks off tonight, FOUND appears at the Apple Store, and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' opens on Sunday! (more...)

Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens on 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Make UK Stage Debut in ASSASSINS at the Menier Chocolate FactoryAaron Tveit to Make UK Stage Debut in ASSASSINS at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye Tweeted today that Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut as 'John Wilkes Booth' in ASSASSINS, helmed by Jamie Lloyd at the Menier Chocolate Factory, beginning this Autumn. (more...)

Simon Bailey, Cynthia Erivo, Eva Noblezada and More to Join Georgia Stitt in MY LIFELONG LOVE at the Garrick Theatre, Oct 26Simon Bailey, Cynthia Erivo, Eva Noblezada and More to Join Georgia Stitt in MY LIFELONG LOVE at the Garrick Theatre, Oct 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

US composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt is to make her West End debut in a welcome return to London following her sell-out concerts at St Paul's Church in 2007 and The Hippodrome in 2012. (more...)

Arouet Presents THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW, 11/07-22Arouet Presents THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW, 11/07-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Arouet's THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW is set in the fast-paced world of advertising, where priorities are skewed, everything is needed yesterday, and relationships are on constantly shifting ground, the young art director Kyle finds an unexpected ally in the much older Dodo, a copywriter who's been in the business since the "Mad Men" era. The Fierce Urgency of Now is a comedy about love, loss, and how to take off and soar after landing a plane in a cornfield. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre's DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Transfer to Vaudeville Theatre in 2015Hampstead Theatre's DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Transfer to Vaudeville Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose, will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 with previews from 22 January. Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore's funny and insightful comedy about female friendship. Tamzin Outhwaite* reprises her role as Di and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FULLY COMMITTED, Menier Chocolate Factory, September 10 2014BWW Reviews: FULLY COMMITTED, Menier Chocolate Factory, September 10 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Sep 11, 2014

Fully Committed was the production that put the derelict chocolate factory back on the map back in 2004. Now as the award winning theatre celebrates 10 years, Becky Mode's New York comedy is back to delight crowds once again. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, NovemberCatherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Langford and Wilmot Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS From Sep 16Langford and Wilmot Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS From Sep 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The critically acclaimed and Best New Musical of 2014, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is proud to announce that West End musical theatre legends Bonnie Langford (Spamalot, Chicago, Cats, Dr Who, Just William, Bugsy Malone) and Gary Wilmot (The Pajama Game, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Me and My Girl) will be waltzing their way into the show at The Savoy Theatre from 16 September 2014. (more...)

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