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BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 15, 2014

Something completely enchanting is happening right now on a stage in Costa Mesa. Kicking off its 51st season, South Coast Repertory---in association with the American Repertory Theatre and the Smith Center---is currently staging the remarkable, re-envisioned new take on William Shakespeare's classic play THE TEMPEST created by Aaron Posner and magician Teller. The visually-stunning, wonderfully magical production continues its Southern California premiere performances through September 28. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 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...)

Posner and Teller's THE TEMPEST to Open South Coast Rep's 2014-15 Season, 8/29-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Shakespeare's tale of shipwrecks, sorcery and young love, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller, arrives at South Coast Repertory to open the 2014-15 season, Aug. 29-Sept. 28, on the Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

Mick Perrin Worldwide In Association with Mandy Ward Artist Management Presents Paul Merton's IMPRO CHUMS at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 7 - 16 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Paul Merton returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with his world renowned Impro Chums. Paul and his Chums are wonders of nature. They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter... Most of the time. Paul's Impro Chums are Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster and together they will create a new and unique comedy show every single night, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes KPS Productions, in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway & supported by Jersey Arts Trust, with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS began performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press opening is today, Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279- 4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances tonight, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

Alan Cox to Return in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/29-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

Paul Merton Kicks Off UK Stand-Up Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

Following an extensive tour of the UK and a season in London's West End in Out Of My Head - his first stand up show for over 12 years - Paul Merton will be setting out on a brand new tour this autumn with his world renowned Impro Chums and some special guests. (more...)

Paul Merton to Kick Off UK Stand-Up Tour, Oct 5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Following an extensive tour of the UK and a season in London's West End in Out Of My Head - his first stand up show for over 12 years - Paul Merton will be setting out on a brand new tour this autumn with his world renowned Impro Chums and some special guests. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWNUPS to Make World Premiere at Theatre503, May 14-June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

KPS Productions and HP Productions in association with Pleasance and Theatre503, with the support of the Jersey Arts Trust, present the World Premiere of PLAYING WITH GROWNUPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow, at Theatre503 in London, 14 May - 8 June 2013. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWNUPS Makes World Premiere at Theatre503, Now thru June 8
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

KPS Productions and HP Productions in association with Pleasance and Theatre503, with the support of the Jersey Arts Trust, present the World Premiere of PLAYING WITH GROWNUPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow, at Theatre503 in London, tonight, 14 May - 8 June 2013. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWNUPS to Make World Premiere at Theatre503, May 14-June 8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2013

KPS Productions and HP Productions in association with Pleasance and Theatre503, with the support of the Jersey Arts Trust, present the World Premiere of PLAYING WITH GROWNUPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow, at Theatre503 in London, 14 May - 8 June 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Press Night And Party For Faye Tozer And More In THE TAILOR-MADE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Check out the pictures from press night and the after-show party for The Tailor-Made Man, which opened at the Arts Theatre last week! (more...)

Mike McShane Joins Faye Tozer and More in THE TAILOR-MADE MAN, Opening at the Arts Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

American actor, singer and improvisational comedian, Mike McShane will be joining the cast of the new musical, The Tailor-Made Man, when it opens at the Arts Theatre in London tonight, 21 February, previewing from 14 February. He will be playing the role of Louis B Mayer. Also in the cast will be Faye Tozer as Marion Davies and Dylan Turner as William Haines, along with Bradley Clarkson as Jimmy Shields, Michael Cotton, Kay Murphy, Matt Wilman, Lauren Grant, Vivien Carter, Holly Easterbrook and Edward French. (more...)

Photo Flash: Faye Tozer, Dylan Turner and More in THE TAILOR-MADE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Set in the 1930's, the drama unfolds around William Haines, the silent screen star who was fired by Louis B Mayer of MGM Studios because he was gay and refused to marry a woman and give up his life-long partner, Jimmy Shields. Scroll below for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Mike McShane Joins Faye Tozer and Dylan Turner in London's THE TAILOR-MADE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2013

American actor, singer and improvisational comedian, Mike McShane will be joining the cast of the new musical, THE TAILOR-MADE MAN, when it opens at the Arts Theatre in London on Thursday 21 February, previewing from 14 February. He will be playing the role of Louis B Mayer. Also in the cast will be the previously announced Faye Tozer as Marion Davies and Dylan Turner as William Haines, along with Bradley Clarkson as Jimmy Shields, Michael Cotton, Kay Murphy, Matt Wilman, Lauren Grant, Vivien Carter, Holly Easterbrook and Edward French. (more...)

Mike McShane to Join Faye Tozer and More in THE TAILOR-MADE MAN at the Arts Theatre, Feb. 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2013

American actor, singer and improvisational comedian, Mike McShane will be joining the cast of the new musical, THE TAILOR-MADE MAN, when it opens at the Arts Theatre in London on Thursday 21 February, previewing from 14 February. He will be playing the role of Louis B Mayer. Also in the cast will be the previously announced Faye Tozer as Marion Davies and Dylan Turner as William Haines, along with Bradley Clarkson as Jimmy Shields, Michael Cotton, Kay Murphy, Matt Wilman, Lauren Grant, Vivien Carter, Holly Easterbrook and Edward French. (more...)

Assembly Theatre Accuses Assembly Fringe of 'Passing Off'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

William Burdett-Coutts, the artistic director of Assembly Theatre, the organisation which ran Fringe shows at the Assembly Rooms before moving to George Square due to the building's refurbishment in 2010, has suggested that Assembly Fringe is 'passing off'. As previously reported in BroadwayWorld, the Assembly Fringe will be running shows in the Assembly Rooms this year from July onwards. (more...)

Assembly Rooms to Reopen for 2012 Fringe - Stewart Lee, Camille O’Sullivan & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Tommy Sheppard, the new Fringe Director of the Assembly has announced that a newly refurbished Assembly Rooms will showcase forty producton as part of the Assembly Festival's programme for the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Takes its Final Bow
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 02, 2011

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). At closing, the production will have played 433 performances and 15 previews. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will be launching a national tour this fall, starting in October in Des Moines, IA. View the cast's last curtain call below! (more...)

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