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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...)

Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Opera North today announces its mainstage work for the 2015/16 season, cementing its reputation as England's most adventurous and ambitious opera company: a flagship Northern arts organisation. (more...)

Lesley Manville and Billy Howle Lead Almeida's GHOSTS, Beginning Tonight at BAMLesley Manville and Billy Howle Lead Almeida's GHOSTS, Beginning Tonight at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

Olivier winner Lesley Manville will be joined by newcomer Billy Howle in Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed and adapted by Richard Eyre and beginning at Brooklyn Academy of Music tonight, April 5. (more...)

Billy Howle to Join Lesley Manville in Almeida Theatre's GHOSTS Next Month at BAMBilly Howle to Join Lesley Manville in Almeida Theatre's GHOSTS Next Month at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Olivier winner Lesley Manville will be joined by 'brilliant' newcomer Billy Howle in Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed and adapted by Richard Eyre, when it comes to Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 5. (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

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

Makram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This SummerMakram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) summer productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello, running in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast worldwide 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon'. (more...)

Christopher Gattelli Will Helm NYC Developmental Lab of TOP HAT with New Book by Chad BeguelinChristopher Gattelli Will Helm NYC Developmental Lab of TOP HAT with New Book by Chad Beguelin
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, Tony winner Christopher Gattelli is set to helm an upcoming NYC developmental lab of Top Hat. This version of the show features the classic music and lyrics of Irving Berlin and a new book by Chad Beguelin. The lab is set to be held May 18 through June 19. (more...)

Fringe Hit DONKEY HEART Transfers To West EndFringe Hit DONKEY HEART Transfers To West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The first West End show to open in 2015 is a surprising one. It's not big on dance numbers, there are no high-kicking antics, and chorus girls are in short supply. What Moses Raine's hit new play Donkey Heart does have is plenty of heart and sensational critical acclaim. (more...)

John Rando Backs Out of Broadway-Bound KING KONG MusicalJohn Rando Backs Out of Broadway-Bound KING KONG Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

KING KONG, which ran in Australia last year has long been rumored for a trip overseas to Broadway. As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014. (more...)

Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch Lead TOP HAT at Theatre Royal GlasgowAlan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch Lead TOP HAT at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Let's Face the Music and Dance with Top Hat at the Theatre Royal until Saturday 13 December. Stepping into the tap dancing shoes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the lead roles of Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont, are Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch, who both return to Top Hat having previously performed these roles in the West End. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BFG, Birmingham Rep Theatre, December 2 2014BWW Reviews: THE BFG, Birmingham Rep Theatre, December 2 2014
by Jenny Antill - Dec 3, 2014

The BFG is one of Roald Dahl's much loved children's books. Recent times have seen Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach plus several other of his successful tales being adapted for stage to massive acclaim. Therefore, how would The BFG fare onstage? (more...)

John Rando in Talks to Direct KING KONG on Broadway; Marsha Norman Joins Creative TeamJohn Rando in Talks to Direct KING KONG on Broadway; Marsha Norman Joins Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

KING KONG, which ran in Australia last year has long been rumored for a trip overseas to Broadway. As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014. Due to the 'huge scale of the production' and to allow the creative team necessary time to implement changes, the producers decided 'to not rush in before the end of the year.' Now according to the New York Times, the show is eyeing John Rando to direct the Broadway version. Additionally, Marsha Norman was recently brought on board as the musical's new book writer. A development timeline has not yet been announced. (more...)

TOP HAT Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in DecemberTOP HAT Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Top Hat - winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations - is enjoying an epic 47-week UK tour, visiting 24 theatres nationwide. From Tuesday 2 December Top Hat will be Puttin' on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal Glasgow. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Present THE BFGBirmingham Rep to Present THE BFG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Roald Dahl's enduringly popular children's book, The BFG, will be brought to life in a brand new staging at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this Christmas. A well-loved story of a dream-blowing, big friendly giant and little orphan Sophie in a land of child-eating giants, The BFG, will open at The REP from 26 November 2014 to 24 January 2015. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off TodayTHE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from the Met stage, will feature the world's finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists. (more...)

Olivier Winner TOP HAT to Receive Second Developmental Reading in New York this MonthOlivier Winner TOP HAT to Receive Second Developmental Reading in New York this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The production previously held a lab in NYC in March of this year. (more...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

BULL And LIPPY To Play The Maria At The Young Vic In 2015BULL And LIPPY To Play The Maria At The Young Vic In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 17, 2014

Two internationally acclaimed productions receive their London premieres at the Young Vic in 2015. Bull, Mike Bartlett's dark workplace comedy will run 8 January - 7 February 2015. Lippy, an exploration of a real-life Irish tragedy and a major hit at the Dublin and Edinburgh Festivals, will run 19 February - 21 March 2015. (more...)

TOP HAT Tour Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 21 October - 1 NovemberTOP HAT Tour Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 21 October - 1 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

TOP HAT, winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations and winner of the Evening Standard Award for 'Best Night Out', embarks on a 47-week UK tour, visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tue 21 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014. (more...)

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