Nicholas Hytner News

National Theatre's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Play Lyceum Theatre, 14-24 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, opens its brand new national tour at the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 14 - Saturday 24 May. (more...)

Almeida, MORMON and National Theatre Big Oliviers 2014 Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

The winners of the 38th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 13 April 2014) in front of a packed audience at a glamorous ceremony at London's Royal Opera House hosted by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arterton. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

BBC Announces New Programming in Arts & Music; Nicholas Hytner Appointed to Executive Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Arts will take centre-stage across the BBC with a new topical strand taking audiences to music and arts events across the UK; a new digital offering; closer engagement with artists and institutions; more distinctive arts content across all the BBC's outlets; and stronger leadership for the arts. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 24, 2014 - MOTHERS AND SONS, BROADWAY BACKWARDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MOTHERS AND SONS opens tonight, Block, Groff, Lewis, Rannells and more join forces for BROADWAY BACKWARDS and more! (more...)

Hytner to End Run at National Theatre with New Tom Stoppard Play
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

BBC News reports that Sir Nicholas Hytner will close out his run with the National Theatre by directing a new play by Tom Stoppard. (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee, and Charles Edwards Star in the Gielgud Theatre's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Tour with Gavin Spokes Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow, 30 June-5 July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Monday 30 June until Saturday 5 July as part of a thirty-seven city tour of the UK & Ireland. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Martyn Ellis as The Wizard in West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Martyn Ellis as 'The Wizard' at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Completes West End Run Today; Set to Tour May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors will complete its West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket today, 1 March 2014, as previously announced, prior to a third UK and Ireland tour beginning in May 2014. (more...)

NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE Now Available To View In Full
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 16, 2014

The spectacularly starry live celebration marking the 50th anniversary of acclaimed UK theatrical venue the National Theatre titled 50 YEARS ON STAGE is now available to view in full. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Great Performances Features National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage will air on Great Performances, tonight, February 14 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center ('the PAC') today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders: David Lan (Artistic Director of London's Young Vic) as Consulting Artistic Director; Lucy Sexton (artist, producer, and Director of the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka The Bessies)) as Associate Artistic Director; and Andy Hayles, Managing Partner of Charcoalblue (London's National Theatre, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and the future home of Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse), as theater design consultant. Stephen Daldry (director of the films The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and of Billy Elliot the Musical, and former Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre) has joined the PAC's Board of Directors. The artistic team is collaborating with the PAC's staff, board and numerous consultants to create a place that is unique on the cultural landscapes of New York, the United States and the world. (more...)

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartok's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle, also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Presents CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

This winter, The Joffrey Ballet revisits its contemporary roots with a mixed repertory program titled 'Contemporary Choreographers,' an evening of three pieces, two by some of contemporary ballet's most luminous choreographers working today and one by a local 'rising star' choreographer. 'Contemporary Choreographers' is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, February This winter, The Joffrey Ballet revisits its contemporary roots with a mixed repertory program titled 'Contemporary Choreographers,' an evening of three pieces, two by some of contemporary ballet's most luminous choreographers working today and one by a local 'rising star' choreographer. 'Contemporary Choreographers' is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, tonight, February 12-23.12-23. (more...)

West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Enters Final Three Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors will complete its West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1 March 2014, as previously announced, prior to a third UK and Ireland tour beginning in May 2014. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Daniel Rosenthal's THE NATIONAL THEATRE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the availability of The National Theatre Story by Daniel Rosenthal, published by Oberon Books (London). Published to mark the National Theatre's 50th anniversary, Rosenthal's meticulously researched volume chronicles the political, architectural and artistic history of London's National Theatre, starting with its 19th-century origins through the inauguration of the National Theatre Company under Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic in 1963 up until the present day with the recent announcement of Rufus Norris as successor to Nicholas Hytner as artistic director. (more...)

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