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Jez Butterworth's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to the Gielgud Theatre; Cast Announced!Jez Butterworth's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to the Gielgud Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

After the short run at the Royal Court Theatre sold out in just one day, the producers are delighted to announce that Jez Butterworth's epic, new playThe Ferryman will transfer to the West End. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine will be joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O'Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)

BWW Review: ESCAPED ALONE, Royal CourtBWW Review: ESCAPED ALONE, Royal Court
by Liz Cearns - Jan 31, 2017

A year after its first run, Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone returns to the Royal Court Theatre. This rather strange play is split between garden chit-chat and apocalyptic horrors, though directly juxtaposing or linking Churchill's two worlds seems naively simplistic. Its dual settings do lead to an odd overall effect; while individual moments shine, the piece as a whole seems stilted. (more...)

BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMENBWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 24, 2017

It's that time of the year again, when the flu season gives artistic administrators big headaches, trying to fill in the blanks when a headliner calls in sick. CARMEN's been a particular headache, with mezzo Sophie Koch out of action in the title role after rehearsals had started. Luckily, Clementine Margaine--scheduled for the second cast--was able to step into her flamenco shoes for the first night--and all to follow--doing a bang-up job. (more...)

Natalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This SpringNatalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Casey will join the previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson in heart-warming comedy Stepping Out when it opens in London this Spring. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAMU.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere, running February 15-26, 2017. (more...)

Marsha Norman Departs KING KONG Musical Creative TeamMarsha Norman Departs KING KONG Musical Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The much-anticipated musical version of KING KONG has lost a member of its creative team, according to the New York Times. Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman is no longer attached to the project. (more...)

Cayrl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE to Transfer to New York's BAM Harvey TheaterCayrl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE to Transfer to New York's BAM Harvey Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Following a sell-out run at the Royal Court Theatre in 2016, BAM Harvey Theater and the Royal Court Theatre are delighted to announce that James Macdonald's production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone will transfer to New York for a strictly limited run. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of TRIDENT MOONFinborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of TRIDENT MOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the world premiere of Trident Moon by multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy in her UK debut runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Monday and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 9 October 2016.  (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEYHampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead's Associate Artist Howard Davies. Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola StephensonSTEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy KirkwoodRoyal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of TRIDENT MOONFinborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of TRIDENT MOON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the world premiere of Trident Moon by multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy in her UK debut runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Monday and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 9 October 2016.  (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILDHampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE To Tour The UKCaryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE To Tour The UK
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

After a sell-out run in 2016 at the Royal Court Theatre, Caryl Churchill's critically acclaimed new play Escaped Alone will return to the Royal Court for a two week run Wednesday 25 January - Saturday 11 February 2017 and will then tour to The Lowry, Salford Quays Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March 2017, Cambridge Arts Theatre Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March and Bristol Old Vic Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26 March 2017. (more...)

ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.   (more...)

ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.   (more...)

BWW Review: If It's Monday, It Must Be Puccini - Opolais is a Ravishing MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the MetBWW Review: If It's Monday, It Must Be Puccini - Opolais is a Ravishing MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 25, 2016

MADAMA BUTTERFLY was never my favorite Puccini until the current production conceived by Anthony Minghella. Before, Butterfly always seemed too submissive, Pinkerton too brutish and their child, well, too cute. Now—particularly with the current cast, headed by the magnificent Kristine Opolais as the young geisha and the dashing Roberto Alagna as the clueless Pinkerton, her American husband--seemed to put my past reservations to rest. The result was a magnificent performance, from beginning to end. (more...)

Northern Ballet to Bring SWAN LAKE to Lyceum TheatreNorthern Ballet to Bring SWAN LAKE to Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?Northern Ballet returns to the Lyceum Theatre this spring with modern classic Swan Lake from Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 March.  A modern take on a beautifully tragic tale of love and obsession, Swan Lake, choreographed by David Nixon OBE, is told through the Company's unique blend of classical ballet and drama (more...)

Robert Creighton, Marc Kudisch, Lora Lee Gayer and More Take on KING KONG in NYC WorkshopRobert Creighton, Marc Kudisch, Lora Lee Gayer and More Take on KING KONG in NYC Workshop
by Jessica Khan - Feb 19, 2016

KING KONG is one giant stomp closer to conquering New York City. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that an industry reading of the new musical took place today, February 19, at Baryshnikov Arts Center, starring Robert Creighton (Benny), Lora Lee Gayer (Ann Darrow), Marc Kudisch (Carl Denham) and Euan Morton (Jack Driscoll). And to add to the excitement, Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse has also joined the production as choreographer. (more...)

BWW Review: Kaufmann's Out, Alagna's In with Opolais in Met's New Film-Noir MANON LESCAUTBWW Review: Kaufmann's Out, Alagna's In with Opolais in Met's New Film-Noir MANON LESCAUT
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 19, 2016

Take one part “Casablanca,” a taste of Bernstein's CANDIDE, some Alfred Hitchcock and you get Sir Richard Eyre's film noir concept for the Met's new MANON LESCAUT, now set in France in the 1940s, complete with Nazis. Tack on that behind-the-scenes drama of “Roberto Alagna to the rescue”--when tenor Jonas Kaufmann cancelled at the last minute--and add the visual and vocal glamour of soprano Kristine Opolais and you have, well, a messy-but-enjoyable evening at the opera. (more...)

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