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Tickets for UK's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Go on Sale TodayTickets for UK's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tickets go on sale today (7 November) for the world premiere of the new British stage musicalBend It Like Beckham. Directed by Gurinder Chadha, with original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina Lindsay; lighting design by Neil Austin; sound design by Richard Brooker; musical direction by Nigel Lilleyand orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra. Casting for Bend It Like Beckham will be announced shortly. (more...)

Tickets On Sale For BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Opening May 2015Tickets On Sale For BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Opening May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tickets go on sale today (7 November) for the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham. (more...)

Indira Varma to Lead Nina Raine's TIGER COUNTRY at Hampstead TheatreIndira Varma to Lead Nina Raine's TIGER COUNTRY at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Tiger Country, which will be on the Main Stage 8 December 2014 to 17 January 2015. Indira Varma will star in the production, written and directed by Nina Raine. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS with Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate & More!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS with Aaron Tveit, Catherine Tate & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

?From November 21, the Chocolate Factory presents the musical ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Broadway favorite Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut as 'John Wilkes Booth', alongside Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor, Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, David Roberts as Czolgosz and Catherine Tate as Sara Jane Moore. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Stage Musical will Premiere at the Phoenix TheatreBEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Stage Musical will Premiere at the Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Gurinder Chadha will direct the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham. With original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina Lindsay; lighting design by Neil Austin; sound design by Richard Brooker; musical direction by Nigel Lilley and orchestrations by Howard Goodalland Kuljit Bhamra. Casting for Bend It Like Beckham will be announced shortly. (more...)

Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!Confirmed: Tveit and Parker Join Cast of ASSASSINS At The Chocolate Factory!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Joining Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate are Stewart Clarke, Harry Morrison, Aaron Tveit and Jamie Parker. The production opens on 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End on September 26,following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch andRobert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Go inside opening night in the video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Of GREAT BRITAIN!Photo Coverage: Opening Night Of GREAT BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End last night (26 September 2014) following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from GREAT BRITAIN, Starring Lucy Punch and MorePhoto Flash: New Production Shots from GREAT BRITAIN, Starring Lucy Punch and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the National Theatre's sold out run, Great Britain has started performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Lucy Punch leads the cast as Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Great Britain, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Press night is on 26 September, and the production is strictly booking to 10 January 2015. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Punch and the Cast of GREAT BRITAIN - Updated!Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Punch and the Cast of GREAT BRITAIN - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Check out an (updated) first look below! (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, NovemberCatherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 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...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to the Kennedy Center, 9/30-10/19EVITA National Tour Coming to the Kennedy Center, 9/30-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Kennedy Center today announced casting for the Washington, D.C. engagement of Evita which runs in the Kennedy Center Opera House from September 30 to October 19, 2014. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago. The press opening night is Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGERThe Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to wide acclaim at New York's Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10–13. Earlier this year, HGO gave the American premiere of the work in Houston with the same cast. There was special praise for the production and performances, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. New York magazine described David Pountney's staging as “a multi-story set so vivid you can practically smell the machine oil and coal smoke,” while the Financial Times said: “The production, imported from Houston, is imposing in every way.” The New York Times called the cast “flawless,” adding: “The conductor, Patrick Summers, drew a surging, textured, richly detailed performance of this challenging score (lasting three hours) from the inspired musicians of the Houston Grand Opera.” WQXR's Operavore summed up the import of the performances: “The Passenger shows how a Holocaust opera can hold the stage while examining important, complex issues—and could certainly point the way for future composers to deal with such important but delicate subject matter.” (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 8/12-17EVITA National Tour Coming to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, Aug. 12-17. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket  on September 10Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run, with performances beginning 10 September 2014. Public booking will open this Friday, 4 July, at 9.30am, for performances until 10 January 2015. Great Britain is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting for the West End run will be announced shortly. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum CenterEVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Richard Bean's fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old VicFurther Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions present Sophocles' ELECTRA, in a version by Frank McGuinness, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. (more...)

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