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Review Roundup: THE HARD PROBLEM Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: THE HARD PROBLEM Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - 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. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Fall?West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III directed by Rupert Goold, is currently playing in the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre, and according to the New York Times, the show might soon travel across the pond. The NYT reports that producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman are looking to bring the play to Broadway in Fall 2015. Tim Pigott-Smith, who plays the title role in London is expected to reprise his performance. (more...)

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...)

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...)

Manchester International Festival to Present WONDER.LANDManchester International Festival to Present WONDER.LAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

wonder.land is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged). Directed by the National Theatre's incoming Director Rufus Norris. (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...)

SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, Moves Up First Broadway PerformanceSKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, Moves Up First Broadway Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The upcoming Broadway production of the sold-out West End production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT, directed by Stephen Daldry, winner of the 2014 London Evening Standard Award for Revival of the Year, will now begin performances Friday, March 13 at the John Golden Theatre. The production, which will star Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, and feature Matthew Beard, all recreating their acclaimed London performances, opens Thursday, April 2 for a strictly limited 13-week engagement. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS to Cinemas in MarchNational Theatre Live to Bring BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS to Cinemas in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announcedan international broadcast of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo, directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (more...)

Gillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOTGillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Gillian Elisa has been confirmed to play Grandma in the internationally award-winning West End hit Billy Elliot the Musical, having previously alternated in the role. Gillian takes over from Ann Emery who originated the character in 2005 and who recently retired from the role at the age of 84, having worked with all 39 London Billy Elliots. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's DayTHE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, announced today that two additional previews have been added to the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) which will now begin performances on February 14. The official opening night remains March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

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...)

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Available On DVD & Blu-ray TodayBILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Available On DVD & Blu-ray Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot: THE MUSICAL is out on Blu-ray in the UK today following the live worldwide presentation of the final West End performances being broadcast in movie theaters around the world. (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...)

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