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Dakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayDakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

First Look - Kristin Scott Thomas as 'The Queen' in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCEFirst Look - Kristin Scott Thomas as 'The Queen' in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen In THE AUDIENCE!Photo Coverage: Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen In THE AUDIENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. (more...)

UK's KING CHARLES III to Extend into January 2015; Run Ends Jan. 31UK's KING CHARLES III to Extend into January 2015; Run Ends Jan. 31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

There are only six weeks left to see Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III directed by Rupert Goold. The play's West End run, which began at the Wyndham's Theatre on 2nd September, was extended by 9 weeks due to popular demand and ends on 31st January 2015. (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...)

Judith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayJudith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dylan Baker and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, will join the Broadway company in the roles of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Brodie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher and Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's dad, and becomes the thirty-ninth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-sixth boy to perform the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. Also joining the cast today will be 10 year old Connie Fisher from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who will play Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Debbie. In addition 19 girls from London and surrounding counties aged 9 - 14 join the cast as Ballet Girls. Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 19 December 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical (more...)

David Hare's BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS Opens Tonight at the National TheatreDavid Hare's BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS Opens Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The National Theatre presents David Hare's new play Behind the Beautiful Forevers, directed by Rufus Norris and starring Meera Syal and Shane Zaza. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Premiere in London, April 21THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Premiere in London, April 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. Tickets are released for sale today (31 October 2014). The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Further casting to be announced. (more...)

National Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas TodayNational Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

National Theatre Live's sixth season continues with the highly-anticipated international broadcast of Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in the critically acclaimed West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, tonight, October 23, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in the West EndReview Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 21, 2014

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is currently playing in the West End at the Garrick Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Billy's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This NovemberBilly's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Fathom Events brings top theater from London's iconic West End to the big screen with 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live' which will be screened in select U.S. cinemas for three showings only: November 12 at 7 p.m., November 15 at 12:55 p.m. and November 18 at 7 p.m., all local times. This unique performance was previously captured live when it was broadcast to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, hitting number one at the UK box office. It has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences across five continents, winning more than 80 theater awards globally including 10 Tony Awards®. (more...)

Gillian Anderson to Star in Short Film Prequel to A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREGillian Anderson to Star in Short Film Prequel to A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The actress will revisit the character in a new short film she directed. (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayGeoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe, and Rufus Wright, all of whom were in the smash London run of the play, will join the Broadway company. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End on September 26,following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch andRobert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Go inside opening night in the video below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings SetBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. This unique performance was broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in a spectacular finale as the broadcast, the widest ever cinema release of a live event, hit number one at the UK box office. (more...)

Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Of GREAT BRITAIN!Photo Coverage: Opening Night Of GREAT BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End last night (26 September 2014) following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. (more...)

KING CHARLES III Extends Through 31 January 2015 at  Wyndham's TheatreKING CHARLES III Extends Through 31 January 2015 at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III have announced that the show's run will extend by 9 weeks, and will now play at the Wyndham's Theatre until 31 January 2015. Tickets for the extension go on sale today. (more...)

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