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BBC Cuffs Star Jacob Ifan to Star in A TALE OF TWO CITIESBBC Cuffs Star Jacob Ifan to Star in A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 22, 2016

BBC Cuff's Jacob Ifan will make his professional theatrical debut in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens', A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For A TALE OF TWO CITIES TourFull Cast Announced For A TALE OF TWO CITIES Tour
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton are pleased to announce full casting for Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece A TALE OF TWO CITIES, opening at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 10 September 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 14 September, and touring the UK until November. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of A TALE OF TWO CITIESPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton present Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece A TALE OF TWO CITIES, opening at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 10 September 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 14 September, and touring the UK until November. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original CastKENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage AdaptationsTop 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

A TALE OF TWO CITIES To Tour The UK This AutumnA TALE OF TWO CITIES To Tour The UK This Autumn
by Edward Baker - Jul 15, 2016

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darknesss... It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair - we had everything before us! We had nothing before us!' (more...)

Sir Lenny Henry, Sir Tom Courtenay & More Named Patrons of Yorkshire Theatre CompanySir Lenny Henry, Sir Tom Courtenay & More Named Patrons of Yorkshire Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons. (more...)

Main Street Theater Sets 2016-17 SeasonMain Street Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Main Street Theater's (MST) 2016 - 2017 Season will be a groundbreaking season for the veteran company, featuring the theatrical event of Wolf Hall, numerous regional premieres, a poignant look at what the world looks like to a child on the spectrum, and MST's first performances with accommodations for children with learning differences.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Look at Mike Poulton's KENNY MORGAN at the Arcola TheatrePhoto Coverage: Exclusive Look at Mike Poulton's KENNY MORGAN at the Arcola Theatre
by Roy Tan - May 22, 2016

Arcola Theatre presents KENNY MORGAN, the World Premiere of a new play by Mike Poulton, directed by Lucy Bailey with designer Robert Innes Hopkins, sound designer Neil McKeown and lighting designer Jack Knowles. KENNY MORGAN runs now through Saturday June 18th, with Press Night set for tomorrow, Monday May 23rd at 7.30pm. Check out BroadwayWorld's exclusive look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mike Poulton's KENNY MORGAN at the Arcola TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Mike Poulton's KENNY MORGAN at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Arcola Theatre presents KENNY MORGAN, the World Premiere of a new play by Mike Poulton, directed by Lucy Bailey with designer Robert Innes Hopkins, sound designer Neil McKeown and lighting designer Jack Knowles. KENNY MORGAN runs now through Saturday June 18th, with Press Night set for Monday May 23rd at 7.30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (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...)

Royal & Derngate Sets Made in Northampton Spring/Summer 2016 SeasonRoyal & Derngate Sets Made in Northampton Spring/Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate today announced the Spring and Summer programme for Made in Northampton 2016 in his third year at the Northampton venue. (more...)

Exclusive: James Dacre Talks About New Royal and Derngate 'Made In Northampton' Season!Exclusive: James Dacre Talks About New Royal and Derngate 'Made In Northampton' Season!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate, today announced the Spring and Summer programme for Made in Northampton 2016 in his third year at the Northampton venue - and spoke to BWW:UK about the line-up. (more...)

BWW Flashback: A Royal Farewell... WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: A Royal Farewell... WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 officially come to an end this weekend. Based on the novels by Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, WOLF HALL ends its 15-week engagement today, July 5, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre. At the time of closing, the run will have included 66 performances of Part 1 and 58 performances of Part 2. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to WOLF HALL's beginning on Broadway! (more...)

WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This WeekendWOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2's will officially come to an end this weekend. (more...)

In Performance Video: WOLF HALL's Ben Miles and Nathaniel ParkerIn Performance Video: WOLF HALL's Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features a scene from Part 1 of WOLF HALL (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALRed Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Red Bull Theater will present the penultimate Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with musical direction by Brian Trenis. The School for Scandal will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more.  One night only - Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).  (more...)

WOLF HALL Partnering with Shakespeare Society for Reading at Players Club TomorrowWOLF HALL Partnering with Shakespeare Society for Reading at Players Club Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Members of the Broadway company of WOLF HALL will partner with the Shakespeare Society for a reading and discussion at the Players Club tomorrow, June 16th at 7pm. (more...)

Peter Eyre Replaces Paul Jesson as 'Cardinal Wolsey' in WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2Peter Eyre Replaces Paul Jesson as 'Cardinal Wolsey' in WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Broadway veteran Peter Eyre steps into papal shoes of Cardinal Wolsey in the eight-time Tony Nominated production of Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2. (more...)

2015 Tony Awards: All the Winners! FUN HOME, CURIOUS INCIDENT Lead Way2015 Tony Awards: All the Winners! FUN HOME, CURIOUS INCIDENT Lead Way
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2015

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (more...)

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