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BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2014

THE RSC's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare's early exuberant romantic comedy about friendship and betrayal, was captured live Wednesday September 3, 2014 to be screened in US Cinemas September 20 - October 20, 2014. Directed by Simon Godwin, the production stars Mark Arends (Proteus); Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Outlaw); Martin Bassindale (Speed); Pearl Chanda (Julia); Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Thurio); Robert Gilbert (Outlaw); Jonny Glynn (The Duke of Milan); Molly Gromadzki (Host/Singer); Youssef Kerkour (Sir Eglamour); Sarah MacRae (Silvia); Michael Marcus (Valentine); Roger Morlidge (Launce); Keith Osborn (Antonio); Leigh Quinn (Lucetta) and Simon Yadoo (Panthino/Outlaw). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from Act IV, Scene II. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer have a long and varied history with new and contemporary musical theatre, both as individuals and as a pair. Together they co-founded Notes from New York, a concert series designed with the intention of introducing London to new musical theatre and making it cool, and celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's cult musical The Last 5 Years. They were also the original team behind Taking Notes, a summer course developed to share their skills with aspiring actors. This summer, they continue their mission to inspire a new generation of musical theatre performers with Onstage Acts, a week long enrichment programme in new and contemporary musical theatre featuring masterclasses with casting directors, agents, composers and directors, as well as performers currently working in the West End and beyond. Ahead of the course's launch on August 4th, Julie and Paul shared some of their favourite contemporary musical theatre moments from the careers which made them West End theatre's reigning experts on the subject. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Stephen Sondheim Society, we will be paying tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius, with a collection of material which affectionately celebrates and reflects our love for the great man himself in a brand new show GOD, premiering at London Theatre Workshop for only 6 performances this July. (more...)

Fraser and Craig Confirmed For CITY OF ANGELS As Donmar Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced three new productions: My Night With Reg; an all-female Henry IV and City of Angels, starring Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig (more...)

BWW Reviews: GIGGIN4GOOD - WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, St Paul's Church Covent Garden, May 18 2014
by Robert Gould - May 21, 2014

When the orchestra began to play the opening number - Leigh Harline and Ned Washington's Disney signature song, 'When You Wish Upon A Star' - the music began to swell and swirl around the space of the Actors' Church in a way that clearly promised that this was going to be an evening of musical magic. And the entire concert that followed never failed to live up to that promise. (more...)

Stage Acts Productions to Launch ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer, Aug 4-8
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Stage Acts Productions, the team behind You'll Never Walk Alone, the recent West End gala concert in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, launch Onstage Acts, a summer course exploring new and contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Nominations
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 06, 2014

The nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which will be held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are available to the public priced at $425, $200 & $75; tickets can currently be purchased online at www.TheAstaireAwards.org. Broadway World brings you photos from inside the announcement event below! (more...)

RSC to Release Music and Speeches from Gregory Doran's HENRY IV Parts I & II on CD, iTunes, April 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The RSC is releasing a selection of music and speeches from Gregory Doran's productions of Henry IV parts I and II on a new CD and for download from iTunes. The recording is the second in the ongoing series which continues the ambition to capture the specially commissioned music composed for RSC productions of all Shakespeare's plays, as the Company works its way through the canon over the next six years. (more...)

Mark Arends & Michael Marcus to Lead RSC's THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA, Opens 22 July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Casting is announced for Simon Godwin's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona which opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon this July with a press night on Tuesday 22 July, before being broadcast live into cinemas worldwide, streamed into schools and transferring to Newcastle Theatre Royal. (more...)

CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston to Screen at Town Hall Theater, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS, with a cast including Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss will be broadcast by National Theatre Live to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings SARAH VAUGHAN PROJECT to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 10, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway just brought The Sarah Vaughan Project to 54 Below, with song selections such as: "Like Someone In Love", "Misty", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Chelsea Bridge", "Night in Tunisia", "Send in the Clowns", and "Like A Lover". Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CORIOLANUS, The Donmar Warehouse, December 18 2013
by Alice Chappell - Dec 27, 2013

One of Shakespeare's lesser performed plays, Coriolanus has exploded into one of the most hyped-up events the Donmar Warehouse has seen this year. Director Josie Rourke's production is visceral and modern from the off, cleverly making what could be an abstract political plotline something to get angry and excited about. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Space at Westbury Opens in Nassau County
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Nassau County's newest state of the art theater and special events venue, The Space at Westbury opened September 17 on the site of the long abandoned, graffiti-filled eyesore, the historic Westbury Theater. The vision of developer Cyrus Hakakian and his Lowe Properties partners, the project has been nine years in the making but is now open for business. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ross Hunter On The Concept Recording Of Brand New Musical THE CONFESSION ROOM & More
by Robert Gould - May 30, 2013

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the upcoming release of the concept album of new musical The Confession Room and interviews one of the album's stars, Ross Hunter. (more...)

Henry Goodman Stars in Old Vic's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Henry Goodman plys the role of Arthur Winslow in Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy, which will open at The Old Vic tonight, 19 March 2013. Directed by Lindsay Posner, Rattigan's compelling play is based on the true story of a father's fight to clear his son's name when he is expelled from Naval College after being convicted of theft. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Opens TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Donmar Warehouse presents TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS by Arthur Wing Pinero, running from tonight, 15 February to 13 April 2013. (more...)

Henry Goodman to Star in THE WINSLOW BOY at the Old Vic, March 8-May 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Henry Goodman will star as 'Arthur Winslow' in The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan, which will open on March 19, 2013 at the Old Vic. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

Donmar Warehouse announces full casting for their production of TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS by Arthur Wing Pinero, which runs from 15 February to 13 April 2013. Press night is Tuesday 26 February 2013. (more...)

Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF to Launch UK Tour, Directed by Lindsay Posner, March 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2012

Following its triumphant and universally acclaimed run at The Old Vic and then at the Novello Theatre in the West End, Michael Frayn's multi award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off will tour theatres across the UK from 27 March 2013. (more...)

Eva Pope to Star in Crucible's A TASTE OF HONEY; Philip McGinley to Star in Studio's STRAIGHT - Full Casts Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast for the forthcoming productions of Shelagh Delaney's seminal work A Taste of Honey in the Crucible Theatre and the world premiere of DC Moore's Straight in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

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