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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...)

New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the MetNew Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. (more...)

BWW TV: Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enters Final Week of PerformancesBWW TV: Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enters Final Week of Performances
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2016

Last chance to see Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent's triumphant return to the stage in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre. Must end its limited run on Saturday 30 January. (more...)

Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens Tonight at in the West EndJim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens Tonight at in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre, led by Academy award-winning actor Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge with Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles, Samantha Spiro and puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Broadbent & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Noel Coward TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Jim Broadbent & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Noel Coward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Production photography is released today of the cast of A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre, led by Academy award-winning actor Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge with Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles, Samantha Spiro and puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Cast Set for New Caryl Churchill Play ESCAPED AONE at Royal Court TheatreCast Set for New Caryl Churchill Play ESCAPED AONE at Royal Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The full cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's new play Escaped Alone. Award-winning actresses Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham and June Watson have been cast in the four-hander about old friends and catastrophe. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jolyon Coy, Lydia Leonard and More in LITTLE EYOLF at the AlmeidaPhoto Flash: First Look at Jolyon Coy, Lydia Leonard and More in LITTLE EYOLF at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Completing a trilogy of revelatory Ibsens, Richard Eyre returns to the Almeida Theatre with a new version of LITTLE EYOLF. Jolyon Coy (Alfred) and Lydia Leonard (Rita) lead a cast, which includes Sam Hazeldine (Borgheim), Eve Ponsonby (Asta) and Eileen Walsh (Ratwoman). The production runs tonight now through 9 January 2016 (Press Night: 26 November). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard Eyre's LITTLE EYOLF Begins Tonight at the AlmeidaPhoto Flash: Richard Eyre's LITTLE EYOLF Begins Tonight at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Completing a trilogy of revelatory Ibsens, Richard Eyre returns to the Almeida Theatre with a new version of LITTLE EYOLF. Jolyon Coy (Alfred) and Lydia Leonard (Rita) lead a cast, which includes Sam Hazeldine (Borgheim), Eve Ponsonby (Asta) and Eileen Walsh (Ratwoman). The production runs tonight 19 November 2015 - 9 January 2016 (Press Night: 26 November). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Richard Eyre's LITTLE EYOLF at the AlmeidaPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Richard Eyre's LITTLE EYOLF at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Completing a trilogy of revelatory Ibsens, Richard Eyre returns to the Almeida Theatre with a new version of LITTLE EYOLF. Jolyon Coy (Alfred) and Lydia Leonard (Rita) lead a cast, which includes Sam Hazeldine (Borgheim), Eve Ponsonby (Asta) and Eileen Walsh (Ratwoman). The production runs 19 November 2015 - 9 January 2016 (Press Night: 26 November). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Samantha Spiro Joins Jim Broadbent in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Noel Coward This Holiday SeasonSamantha Spiro Joins Jim Broadbent in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Noel Coward This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Olivier winner Samantha Spiro will join Jim Broadbent (as Scrooge) in a new version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces 60th Season - Six World Premieres, Five UK Productions and More!Royal Court Theatre Announces 60th Season - Six World Premieres, Five UK Productions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

·         In 2016 the Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday by looking towards the future. The new season includes six world premieres, five UK and worldwide collaborations, one European premiere, a major collaboration with LIFT, a partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, the return of Open Court and ongoing work in Tottenham and Pimlico. (more...)

Breaking News: Jason Robert Brown Joins Creative Team for Broadway-Bound KING KONG; NYC Reading Set for OctoberBreaking News: Jason Robert Brown Joins Creative Team for Broadway-Bound KING KONG; NYC Reading Set for October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Now BroadwayWorld has just learned that a  developmental reading of the new musical will take place this October in New York City. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Eric D. Shaeffer, this version features a book and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and a score by Marius De Vries and Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown.  Produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Roy Furman, a production schedule for KING KONG will be announced at a later date. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday SeasonA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Coming to US Cinemas Next MonthRSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Coming to US Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will play in select movie houses across North America, beginning August 19. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

Kevin Harvey to Join Ben Whishaw in BAKKHAI at The Almeida; Full Cast Set!Kevin Harvey to Join Ben Whishaw in BAKKHAI at The Almeida; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Bakkhai. James Macdonald directs Anne Carson's new version of Euripides' hedonistic, visceral tragedy. Using three actors and a chorus, this new production will echo the original Ancient Greek performance model. (more...)

The Almeida Theatre Kicks Off 'Greek' Season with ORESTEIA TonightThe Almeida Theatre Kicks Off 'Greek' Season with ORESTEIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Almeida Theatre launches its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

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