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Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Analogue Theatre to Bring STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester This SpringAnalogue Theatre to Bring STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Award-winning Analogue Theatre will bring its highly acclaimed show STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester, Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 May 2016.áSTOWAWAY tells a powerful story on the highly topical issue of migration in extreme circumstances.á (more...)

Filter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to HOME Manchester This MayFilter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to HOME Manchester This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Fresh from tours of India and a run in New York, Filter Theatre's 90-minute take on the Bard's joyous comedy TWELFTH NIGHT is a feast for the eyes and ears.áThis riotous and energetic interpretation was originally commissioned by Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and will run Wed 11 - Sat 14 May 2016 at HOME in Manchester. (more...)

Denise Gough & Russell Tovey Will Join Andrew Garfield in National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICADenise Gough & Russell Tovey Will Join Andrew Garfield in National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

National Theatre's upcoming production of ANGELS IN AMERICA witháAndrew Garfieldáhas doubled-down on its star power. (more...)

2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 2017 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Maggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the ArtsMaggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Smitháwas presented with the Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts at a private lunch held at the National Liberal Club in London on March 31, receiving an engraved crystal rose bowl. The event hosted byJeffery Taylor, president of the Critics' Circle andáMark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.á (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 TheatersRichard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.á Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.á (more...)

Washington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic DirectorWashington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon The Washington Ballet Board of Directors selectedáJulie Kent, retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and artistic director of the ABT Summer Intensive program, as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) effective,áJuly 1, 2016.á (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

HOME is delighted to announce the return of íVIVA! Spanish & Latin American Festival for its 22nd edition across 18 days of films and events this April. (more...)

Complicite's THE ENCOUNTER to Play HOME Manchester This MarchComplicite's THE ENCOUNTER to Play HOME Manchester This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

HOME presents what is sure to be one of the highlights of Manchester's theatrical year, THE ENCOUNTER, Simon McBurney's spell-binding solo performance for Complicite. The production runs Wed 16 - Sat 19 March 2016. (more...)

Britain's National Theatre Director Rufus Norris Commits To 50:50 Gender Balance By 2021Britain's National Theatre Director Rufus Norris Commits To 50:50 Gender Balance By 2021
by Michael Dale - Feb 4, 2016

The new artistic director seeks equality in the number of directors and living playwrights. (more...)

'Shakespeare: 1616-2016' Now Underway at Notre Dame'Shakespeare: 1616-2016' Now Underway at Notre Dame
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre AssociationáMember Theatre, Shakespeare at Notre Dame is in the midst of hosting two international conferences on campus as part of their "Shakespeare: 1616-2016" celebration. First up is the second iteration of 2013's Shakespeare in Prisons Conference, titled, "Shakespeare in Prisons: In Practice." SIP:IP brings community and prison arts practitioners from around the world to Notre Dame January 25-27 for three days of plenaries, panel discussions, and active workshop training by some of the most noted figures in the field of Shakespeare and social justice (including Curt Tofteland, Shakespeare Behind Bars; Tom Magill, Educational Shakespeare Company; Sabra Williams, The Actors' Gang Prison Project; Michelle Hensley, Ten Thousand Things; Bill Watson and Nancy Smith-Watson, Feast of Crispian; and Meade Palidofsky, Storycatchers Theatre). Participants will be given an opportunity to explore techniques for approaching incarcerated and nontraditional populations. (more...)

Shakespeare at Notre Dame Hosts Two International ConferencesShakespeare at Notre Dame Hosts Two International Conferences
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Shakespeare at Notre Dame is in the midst of hosting two international conferences on campus as part of their "Shakespeare: 1616-2016" celebration. First up is the second iteration of 2013's Shakespeare in Prisons Conference, titled, "Shakespeare in Prisons: In Practice." (more...)

THE LADY IN THE VAN, Starring Maggie Smith, Hits U.S. Theaters TodayTHE LADY IN THE VAN, Starring Maggie Smith, Hits U.S. Theaters Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sony Pictures Classics' THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir, hits theaters across the U.S. today, January 15, after an early December rollout in New York City and Los Angeles. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOASTSnapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.á Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sam Hoffman Creator of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKESBWW Interview: Sam Hoffman Creator of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 24, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Sam Hoffman, creator of the web site OldJewsTellingJokes.com that inspired his book and hit show. 'Old Jews Telling Jokes' will be performed at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick through January 3, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Creator Sam Hoffman of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at GSP through January 3rdBWW Interview: Creator Sam Hoffman of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at GSP through January 3rd
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 11, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Sam Hoffman who created the website OldJewsTellingJokes.com. The sensation has been adapted for the stage and it will be performed at George Street Playhouse through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/5/2015
by - Dec 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/5/2015. (more...)

Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Begins Tonight at the NationalWallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Begins Tonight at the National
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Wallace Shawn's murder mystery EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE is among one of the new plays set for the National Theatre under Rufus Norris (following Nicholas Hytner's departure in March). The production begins 25 November 2015. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: Katherine Soper Wins Bruntwood Prize for PlaywritingBEHIND THE SCENES: Katherine Soper Wins Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
by Adrian Bradley - Nov 19, 2015

A perfume counter retail worker has won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting with a piece of work she created for her dissertation at the Royal Central School for Speech and Drama. Katherine Soper's play Wish List took the honour at a ceremony at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. (more...)

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