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Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi DenchProduction Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER to Play HOME Manchester This SeptemberA PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER to Play HOME Manchester This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, an all-singing, all-dancing examination of living with a cancer diagnosis, is the first show in HOME's autumn 2016 theatre season, between Tue 20 - Sat 24 September 2016. (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music HallFinal Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Matt Lapinskas Joins Cast Of BEN HUR At Reading RepMatt Lapinskas Joins Cast Of BEN HUR At Reading Rep
by Edward Baker - Jul 11, 2016

Reading Rep has today announced the cast for its upcoming production of Ben Hur which runs at The Hexagon in Reading from 1-3 September 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for STUFF HAPPENS at the National, Marking Chilcot PublicationFull Cast Announced for STUFF HAPPENS at the National, Marking Chilcot Publication
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

The National Theatre has today announced full casting for David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS, which returns to the National Theatre on 6 July, the day the Chilcot Inquiry report is published. (more...)

Olivier Winner Brian Cox to Helm World Premiere of SINNERS at GAAR This SummerOlivier Winner Brian Cox to Helm World Premiere of SINNERS at GAAR This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, has announced that celebrated British actor and Emmy Award winner Brian Cox will direct the premiere of Joshua Sobel's Sinners, and that Tony nominees Marla Schaffel and Kathryn Meisle will star in Annie Get Your Gun. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. Check out photos below! (more...)

Stage Veteran Russell Tovey Boards ABC's QUANTICOStage Veteran Russell Tovey Boards ABC's QUANTICO
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

After Jay Armstrong Johnson boarded the FBI drama at midseason, the show has now enlisted Broadway and West End alum Russell Tovey as a series regular for its second season, according to TVGuide. (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select TheatersNT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey TheatreFull Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Today, rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. (more...)

Sadie Frost to Lead BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN World Premiere This AutumnSadie Frost to Lead BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN World Premiere This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Based on true events, the World Premiere of Zoe Lewis's passionate and thought-provoking play BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN will be staged at Wilton's Music Hall, starring Sadie Frost and directed by Oli Rose, for 21 performances, 31st August to 17th September 2016. (more...)

Black Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLETBlack Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLET
by Marianka Swain - May 4, 2016

Black Theatre Live's fourth touring show will be Britain's first all-black HAMLET. This co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre is directed by Jeffery Kissoon and will tour from September 2016. The eight-venue consortium's previous productions include Macbeth, She Called Me Mother and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. (more...)

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. STOWAWAY tells a powerful story on the highly topical issue of migration in extreme circumstances.  (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. This 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 with Andrew Garfield has 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 Smith was 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 and Mark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.  (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.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

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