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Tom Stoppard's New Play THE HARD PROBLEM Opens Tonight at the NationalTom Stoppard's New Play THE HARD PROBLEM Opens Tonight at the National
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

THE HARD PROBLEM is Tom Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006, and his first for the National since his trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, 2002. The production began 21 January and officially opens tonight 28 January 2015 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

According to the New York Post, Wallace Shawn's murder mystery EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE is among one of the new plays set for the National Theatre this fall. Not only that, but producer Scott Rudin has the rights, which means we'll likely be seeing the production on Broadway next spring. (more...)

NT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This JulyNT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is pleased to announce an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role of Everyman, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's New Play THE HARD PROBLEM Begins Tonight at the NationalTom Stoppard's New Play THE HARD PROBLEM Begins Tonight at the National
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

THE HARD PROBLEM is Tom Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006, and his first for the National since his trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, 2002. The production begins tonight, 21 January 2015, at the National Theatre. (more...)

THE HISTORY BOYS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, 3-7 FebTHE HISTORY BOYS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, 3-7 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The Belgrade Theatre will host to a new UK tour of Alan Bennett's multi award-winning play The History Boys, which returns in 2015, playing at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre from Tues 3 - Sat 7 Feb. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary CelebrationHouston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

After a resoundingly successful fall season and the launch of its new holiday opera series with the world premiere of Iain Bell and Simon Callow's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) rings in 2015 with two beloved productions: a reprise of Michael Grandage's knockout staging of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, which triumphed at its 2010 Houston debut, and the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is proud to present The Magic Flute, one of two Mozart offerings for the 2014–15 season. From the coloratura pyrotechnics of the Queen of the Night to Pamina's anguished lament, to the comic love duet of Papageno and Papagena, Mozart's genius is evident as the music in The Magic Flute illustrates his unique and profound understanding of humanity. The Magic Flute marks the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging, in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens Next Month at Chichester's Festival TheatreTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens Next Month at Chichester's Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

One of the best-loved novels of the 20th century will be staged at Chichester's Festival Theatre in January. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: One Month Left For GREAT BRITAIN In The West EndPhoto Coverage: One Month Left For GREAT BRITAIN In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

?Richard Bean's Great Britain will have its final performance at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 10 January 2015 as previously announced. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINBIRD to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow in 2015TO KILL A MOCKINBIRD to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Adapted for stage by Christopher Sergel, based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this enchanting production of To Kill A Mockingbird comes to the Theatre Royal from Tuesday 3 February for one week only. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson and Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role. (more...)

Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging PanelBruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting today announced its judging panel ahead of this year's official launch on 29 January 2015, which will also mark the Prize's 10th anniversary. The competition, a unique partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre and property company Bruntwood, will accept entries from 30 January 2015. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Julia McKenzie in BBC's Adaptation of Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

BBC has released a peek featuring Keeley Hawes and Julia McKenzie as Samantha Mollison and her mother-in-law, Shirley Mollison. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/7/14 - THE ELEPHANT MAN, ELF, BEST IN SHOWS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/7/14 - THE ELEPHANT MAN, ELF, BEST IN SHOWS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Bradley Cooper brings THE ELEPHANT MAN to life on Broadway, ELF kicks off two tours today, stars gather this Sunday at BEST IN SHOWS to benefit the Humane Society and more! (more...)

Nicholas Hytner to Direct Cuba-Set Adaptation of Bizet's CARMEN in 2016Nicholas Hytner to Direct Cuba-Set Adaptation of Bizet's CARMEN in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Nicholas Hytner has zeroed in on his first big project following his departure from the National Theatre -- a new version of Bizet's CARMEN with book by Lucy Prebble. Hytner led an informal read through of the new adaptation last weekend, and the production is aiming for the West End in 2016. (more...)

DV8's JOHN Dance-Theatre Work Premieres at the National's Lyttelton Stage TonightDV8's JOHN Dance-Theatre Work Premieres at the National's Lyttelton Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

DV8 and The National Theatre present JOHN, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson. Creative Associate is Hannes Langolf with set design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Richard Godin and sound design by Gareth Fry. The show runs tonight 30 October to Tuesday 13 January 2015, with an opening set for 4 November at 7PM. (more...)

Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Samuel Anderson and Frances de la Tour Join Film Adaptation of West End's THE LADY IN THE VANDominic Cooper, James Corden, Samuel Anderson and Frances de la Tour Join Film Adaptation of West End's THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, THE HISTORY BOYS stars Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Samuel Anderson and Frances de la Tour have signed on for the upcoming film adaptation of the West End's THE LADY IN THE VAN, starring Maggie Smith. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Sept. 19-Oct. 4The Marlowe Theatre Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Sept. 19-Oct. 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Canterbury September 19-October 4. (more...)

Coy, Chok, Molony, Robinson and Thakerar Join Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM at the NationalCoy, Chok, Molony, Robinson and Thakerar Join Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM at the National
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Jonathan Coy, Vera Chok, Damien Molony, Lucy Robinson and Parth Thakerar will join previously announced star Olivia Vinall in the cast of Tom Stoppard's new play THE HARD PROBLEM, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre in January 2015. (more...)

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet TheatrePaloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. “These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. “With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season.” (more...)

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