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Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

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...)

Maggie Smith-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN to Be Screened as 2015 TIFF 'Special Presentation'Maggie Smith-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN to Be Screened as 2015 TIFF 'Special Presentation'
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir will be screened as a “Special Presentation” at TIFF 2015. (more...)

THE LADY IN THE VAN, Starring Maggie Smith, Sets Winter ReleaseTHE LADY IN THE VAN, Starring Maggie Smith, Sets Winter Release
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Sony Pictures Classics has just announced a December 11, 2015 release date for THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. Dame Maggie Smith, stage vet and star of DOWNTON ABBEY, will reprise one of her most-loved stage roles for the big screen, under the direction of Nicholas Hytner. (more...)

London Theatre Company to Take Up Residence in New Theatre at Tower BridgeLondon Theatre Company to Take Up Residence in New Theatre at Tower Bridge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Situated at the heart of Berkeley Homes' landmark One Tower Bridge development, the venue will be the flagship theatre for the London Theatre Company, the new independent producing company founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, following their departure from the National Theatre after 12 years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Home For London Theatre Company!Photo Coverage: New Home For London Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Check out these pictures of the plans and the construction of the new home for the London Theatre Company! Situated at the heart of Berkeley Homes' landmark One Tower Bridge development, the venue will be the flagship theatre for the new independent producing company founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, following their departure from the National Theatre after 12 years. (more...)

West End to Build New Theatre at Tower BridgeWest End to Build New Theatre at Tower Bridge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Today (Thursday 20 August 2015) plans are announced for a new 900-seat theatre at Tower Bridge. Situated at the heart of Berkeley Homes' landmark One Tower Bridge development, the venue will be the flagship theatre for the London Theatre Company, the new independent producing company founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, following their departure from the National Theatre after 12 years. (more...)

Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting Ceremony to be Held in NovemberBruntwood Prize For Playwriting Ceremony to be Held in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

August is a time to celebrate the theatre; as the world's largest festival of theatre kicks off in Edinburgh preparations are well and truly underway in Manchester to announce the winners of Europe's largest playwriting competition, THE BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING. A partnership between Manchester family-owned business Bruntwood and the Royal Exchange Theatre, THE BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING will name its new winners on 17 November 2015 and also mark 10 exceptionally rewarding years of the competition. (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...)

LOOKING's Russell Tovey and Richard Hansell Join Cast of Broadway-Bound A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGELOOKING's Russell Tovey and Richard Hansell Join Cast of Broadway-Bound A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Producers Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater have announced that actor Russell Tovey will play the role of Rodolpho in the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE directed by Ivo van Hove, opening on Broadway this fall.  In addition, Richard Hansell, a member of the original Young Vic company, will reprise his role as Louis.  (more...)

Eddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren & More Among Toronto Film Festival Line-UpEddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren & More Among Toronto Film Festival Line-Up
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The 40th Toronto Film Festival has just announced the Gala Presentations and Special Presentations films for this year's event. (more...)

Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Tony-nominated Mirror Repertory Company - whose founders and early supporters include the late actresses Eva Le Gallienne and Geraldine Page along with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino - will present its 10th annual summer season with the Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, Vermont, with a repertory of 4 plays and musicals in alternating repertory July 23-August 24 , it has been announced by Sabra Jones, the company's artistic director. (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...)

NT Live Re-Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, TodayNT Live Re-Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Beginning today, June 25, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Stephen Daldry, to select cinema screens in markets internationally. These screenings will include an exclusive In Conversation with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MENTALISTS, Starring Stephen Merchant & Steffan RhodriPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MENTALISTS, Starring Stephen Merchant & Steffan Rhodri
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Rehearsal images have been released of BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) and critically acclaimed actor Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter, Posh) as they prepare to open wickedly funny comedy The Mentalists, which runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September. (more...)

NT Live to Re-Broadcast THE AUDIENCE This WeekNT Live to Re-Broadcast THE AUDIENCE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Beginning this Thursday, June 25, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Stephen Daldry, to select cinema screens in markets internationally. These screenings will include an exclusive In Conversation with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. For participating venues and tickets, visit www.ntlive.com. Click here to watch the trailer. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading RoleTHE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Helen Mirren has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEENSTAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May.  The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.  Check out behind the scenes interviews and more! (more...)

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