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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...)

Nigel Lindsay Cast as Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS at Phoenix TheatreNigel Lindsay Cast as Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 16, 2016

It has been officially announced today that Nigel Lindsay will join the West End cast of GUYS AND DOLLS for a limited time, playing Nathan Detroit in the Phoenix Theatre production May 26-June 26. He takes over from Richard Kind, whose last performance is May 22. Lindsay last played the role in the West End run of Michael Grandage's 2005 Donmar Warehouse production. (more...)

The Mono Box to Host Fundraising Gala LIFTING THE LIDThe Mono Box to Host Fundraising Gala LIFTING THE LID
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Mono Box today confirms that it will host a fundraising gala, Lifting the Lid, on 7 June 2016. The event will feature performances from Mathew Horne, Joseph Marcell, Patrick Marber and more, as well as an auction with prizes including signed memorabilia from Sally Hawkins and Zoe Wanamaker. (more...)

Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer Cast in Starz's THE WHITE PRINCESSMichelle Fairley, Jodie Comer Cast in Starz's THE WHITE PRINCESS
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Starz announced today that Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones,” “Rebellion”) will play the role of Margaret Beaufort in THE WHITE PRINCESS (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old VicFull Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONYFull Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGANTwo-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME and UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Jane Krakowski's Road To Broadway and TV StardomSHE LOVES ME and UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Jane Krakowski's Road To Broadway and TV Stardom
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2016

Jane Krakowski was an emerging Broadway star when she first gained national attention for 'Ally McBeal.' (more...)

Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51, Starring Nicole Kidman, to Open on Broadway Later This Year?Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51, Starring Nicole Kidman, to Open on Broadway Later This Year?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Nicole Kidman could be on the brink of a Broadway return. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This SummerJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Presents MONSTER RAVING LOONY, May 17Theatre Royal Plymouth Presents MONSTER RAVING LOONY, May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

With its UK premiere earlier this year at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth's fast-paced, hilarious and (slightly) bonkers Monster Raving Loony brings its party fun and punkish anarchy to Soho Theatre next month.  Opening on 17 May,Monster Raving Loony by James Graham will preview from 14 May, and run until 18 June. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's Spring Season to Conclude with Premiere of SCHISMFinborough Theatre's Spring Season to Conclude with Premiere of SCHISM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Spring Season ends with the world premiere of a new play, Schism by Athena Stevens, which opens for a three week limited season on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 29 April 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/26-3/27/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/26-3/27/2016
by - Mar 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 27, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 27, 2016

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially closes today, Sunday, March 27th, 2017, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE was a limited engagement. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jude Law Stars in Michael Grandage-Helmed GENIUSVIDEO: First Look - Jude Law Stars in Michael Grandage-Helmed GENIUS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Jude Law stars in GENIUS, based on A. Scott Berg's National Book Award-winning biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. Directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage (REDS), the film hits theaters June 10th. (more...)

City Theatre to Present Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCHCity Theatre to Present Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

?City Theatre presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Anna Ziegler's tennis play, The Last Match. The production runs April 9 - May 15 in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre. It is directed by City Theatre Artistic Director, Tracy Brigden. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print RoomDanny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2016

The full cast is announced for the final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. Deathwatch stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. The Coronet is also working with playwright David Rudkin on complementary activity around the production. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Coming to Coventry's Belgrade TheatreA RAISIN IN THE SUN Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play, the first on Broadway written by a Black woman, will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 22 - Sat 26 March in a new production directed by Eclipse Theatre's Dawn Walton. This intense family drama, written on the cusp of the civil rights era, sees the Younger family await the arrival of a cheque for a life changing $10,000. Driven to conflict as they encounter issues of inequality, housing and lack of opportunity that continue to resonate today, the play acts as a stark warning to anyone who measures happiness and personal worth in capital gain. (more...)

HUGHIE, Starring Forest Whitaker, to Close This Month at Broadway's Booth TheatreHUGHIE, Starring Forest Whitaker, to Close This Month at Broadway's Booth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, starring Forest Whitaker in his Broadway debut, will continue for three more three weeks, with its final performance at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) slated for Sunday, March 27, 2016. (more...)

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