Paul Arditti News

Stevenson To Return To Young Vic In HAPPY DAYS In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 25, 2014

Juliet Stevenson returns to the Young Vic in February 2015 to reprise her mesmerising performance as Winnie in Natalie Abrahami's acclaimed production of Happy Days which sold out its first run in the Main House. David Beames returns to play Willie in a limited five-week run of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece. (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...)

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...)

Ruthie Henshall To Join Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Olivier award-winning actor Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall's first performance will be 12 May 2014, nine years to the day sinceBilly Elliot the Musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to 16 May 2015and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling. (more...)

Katie Brayben, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding & More to Star in KING CHARLES III at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Casting is announced for the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's King Charles III directed by Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Public booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 25 February. (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...)

World Premiere of Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Ends Run Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Rupert Goold, The Almeida Theatre's Artistic Director, directs the World Premiere of American Psycho, a new musical thriller with book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The production ends its acclaimed run today, 1 Feb in the West End. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Completes West End Run March 1; Set to Tour May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 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...)

UK-Wide Auditions For BILLY ELLIOT in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Beginning January 2014, auditions for the children's cast of Billy Elliot the Musical will take place countrywide to find young boys and girls to join the internationally acclaimed show which is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. 2014 auditions take place on 11 January in Leeds, 1 February in Newcastle, 15 March in London, 26 April in Bristol and 17 May in Manchester. (more...)

Mitchell Tobin Joins West End's BILLY ELLIOT as New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, 9 December 2013, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA, will become the thirty-sixth boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. Billy Elliot the Musical is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it is currently booking to May 2015. Having now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical has been the recipient of over 80 major international awards. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Billy From Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, 9 December 2013, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA, will become the thirty-sixth boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. Billy Elliot the Musical is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it is currently booking to May 2015. Having now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide,Billy Elliot the Musical has been the recipient of over 80 major international awards. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast Sam Mendes-Helmed KING LEAR with Simon Russell Beale in Cinemas on May 1, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale's performance in the title role of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide whenNATIONAL THEATRE LIVE broadcasts the production live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast Sam Mendes-Helmed KING LEAR with Simon Russell Beale in Cinemas on May 1, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale's performance in the title role of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide whenNATIONAL THEATRE LIVE broadcasts the production live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DOCTOR WHO's Matt Smith & More for AMERICAN PSYCHO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Rupert Goold, The Almeida Theatre's Artistic Director, directs the World Premiere of American Psycho, a new musical thriller with book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics byDuncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It will run beginning tonight, 3 December 2013 to 25 January 2014 with Press Night on 12 December. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

World Premiere of Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Rupert Goold, The Almeida Theatre's Artistic Director, directs the World Premiere ofAmerican Psycho, a new musical thriller with book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It will run beginning tonight, 3 December 2013 to 25 January 2014 with Press Night on 12 December. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Celebrates the Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

The cast of the National Theatre's internationally acclaimed smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors get in to the festive spirit as they look forward to celebrating Christmas 2013 the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Croydon Dance Student Wins Walk On Part in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

On Friday 22 November 2013, 18 year performing arts student Rebecca White from Croydon will join the cast of Elton John and Lee Hall's Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. By answering what does it feel like when you are dancing?, the question asked of Billy Elliot in his audition for the Royal Ballet School, Rebecca was chosen from over 1600 competition entries to perform as part of the internationally award-winning show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bradley Perret and Freddie Butterfield as the New Billy and Michael in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Today, 13 November 2013, 11 year old Bradley Perret from Juan les Pins, France will become the thirty-fifth boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End and the first French-born boy to play the title role. Also joining the cast today will be 11 year old, Freddie Butterfield from West Yorkshire, as Billy's best friend Michael. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Leads KING LEAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Sam Mendes directs Shakespeare's KING LEAR, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 23 January. Simon Russell Beale plays the title role; the cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton. The production will be designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Paul Pyant, video design by Jon Driscoll, fight direction by Terry King and sound design by Paul Arditti. (more...)

BWW:UK Awards 2013: 24 Hours Left To Vote! CHARLIE, ONCE, MORMON, LES MIS All Lead!
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 07, 2013

It's still tight at the top of all the BWW:UK 2013 Award categories! Your votes can still make a difference as The Book of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Once all battle it out for the musical theatre prizes. (more...)

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