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Photo Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEENPhoto Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Breaking News: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Headed Back to Broadway Starring Forest Whitaker!Breaking News: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Headed Back to Broadway Starring Forest Whitaker!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This just in! BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the Academy Award, Golden Globe & BAFTA winning actor Forest Whitaker will make his highly anticipated Broadway debut in HUGHIE, by four- time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize Laureate Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner winner Michael Grandage, HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement in the spring of 2016 on Broadway at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Maury Yeston - On GRAND HOTEL, TITANIC, And New Projects!BWW Interview: Composer Maury Yeston - On GRAND HOTEL, TITANIC, And New Projects!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 20, 2015

BWW: UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn spoke to Maury Yeston the day after he'd seen the production of Grand Hotel - to which he contributed both music and lyrics - at the Southwark Playhouse... (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main AuditoriumFull Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the first major London revival of The Cocktail Party in over 25 years, which will be staged in the main auditorium at the iconic Coronet, and marks a transitional moment in the building's redevelopment as the larger space becomes home to the Print Room's eclectic programme. Directed by rising star Abbey Wright, this new Print Room production of TS Eliot's masterpiece plays from 14 September to 10 October, with a cast that includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren. (more...)

Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 22 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in Biopic I SAW THE LIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in Biopic I SAW THE LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

A first look at Tom Hiddleston as legendary country western singer Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic I SAW THE LIGHT has just been released - check it out below! (more...)

Meet the Leading Lady of FUNNY GIRL's London Revival - Sheridan Smith!Meet the Leading Lady of FUNNY GIRL's London Revival - Sheridan Smith!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

In celebration of the big news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Smith's best-known performances below! (more...)

Michael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan SmithMichael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith returns to the theatre to play Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

West End's PHOTOGRAPH 51 Finds Its Crick, Caspar & WatsonWest End's PHOTOGRAPH 51 Finds Its Crick, Caspar & Watson
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that The Michael Grandage Company's UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51, starring Academy award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered the secret to life, has gained several new cast members. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Richard Fleeshman, Summer Strallen & More in Chichester's A DAMSEL IN DISTRESSPhoto Flash Exclusive: New Look at Richard Fleeshman, Summer Strallen & More in Chichester's A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
by Roy Tan - Jun 10, 2015

Making their Chichester debuts as George and Maud are Richard Fleeshman (UrineTown, Ghost: The Musical, Legally Blonde) and the Olivier Award nominated Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music). The stellar cast also includes Desmond Barrit (The History Boys, Wicked and numerous RSC productions), Isla Blair (Made in Dagenham, The Lyons, Festival 2009'sCollaboration), Richard Dempsey (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Nicholas Farrell (Festival 2011's South Downs / The Browning Version, 37 Days and Chariots of Fire) and Sally Ann Triplett (Follies!, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Paule Constable's Best Lighting Design Tonys SpeechSTAGE TUBE: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Paule Constable's Best Lighting Design Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME's Paule Constable received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design earlier tonight, and you can watch her full acceptance speech below!  (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT's Paule Constable Wins Tony for Best Lighting Design - PlayCURIOUS INCIDENT's Paule Constable Wins Tony for Best Lighting Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Paule Constable has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (more...)

Jessie Buckley, Tom Bateman and More Join Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALEJessie Buckley, Tom Bateman and More Join Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Jessie Buckley will play 'Perdita' in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming production of THE WINTER'S TALE. Branagh and Rob Ashford will co-direct the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's first show of the year, which is slated to run October 17, 2015, through January 16, 2016. (more...)

Chichester's Jonathan Church to Launch Indie Production CompanyChichester's Jonathan Church to Launch Indie Production Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Following on from the announcement of his departure from Chichester Festival Theatre after the 2016 Season, Jonathan Church today announces that he will be establishing a new, independent production company, Jonathan Church Productions Limited (JCPL), as a platform to continue the development of both his producing and directing output in the future. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival LineupThe Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi, running on consecutive nights from August 29 through September 7. (more...)

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