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Photo Flash: New Production Shots from GREAT BRITAIN, Starring Lucy Punch and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the National Theatre's sold out run, Great Britain has started performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Lucy Punch leads the cast as Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Great Britain, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Press night is on 26 September, and the production is strictly booking to 10 January 2015. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Rep's Uproarious Production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Chris Gibson - Sep 16, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens their 48th season with one of the most hilarious shows I've ever been privileged to see. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (written by Richard Bean, but based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldini) is a brilliant work of pure farcical comic genius, and it's enhanced immeasurably by a bevy of equally appealing musical interludes (some really cool skiffle and beat songs by Grant Olding) that neatly transition the action from scene to scene. You have no excuse not the see this show immediately. It's a wildly funny ride that demands your attendance! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Punch and the Cast of GREAT BRITAIN - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Check out an (updated) first look below! (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Sept. 19-Oct. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Canterbury September 19-October 4. (more...)

Original Ford Strikers Visit MADE IN DAGENHAM Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Rehearsals for the forthcoming West End musical Made In Dagenham are now underway, ahead of the show beginning previews on Thursday 9 October, with press night on Wednesday 5 November. The company, led by Gemma Arterton, Adrian Der Gregorian and Isla Blair were recently visited by three of the original Ford Dagenham strikers, whose heart-warming and inspiring story provides the backdrop for the new musical, with book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold and lyrics by Richard Thomas. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Open The Rep's 48th Season, 9/10-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the wildly funny and witty play One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean and directed by Edward Stern. This entertaining and innovative take on the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by playwright Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, September 10-October 5, 2014. (more...)

Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present ALL OUR BEST Musical Revue Benefit, 8/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Cape Rep Theatre presents All Our Best, a musical revue to benefit the theater directed and designed by Resident Musical Director, Scott Storr, and performed by over 20 Cape Rep Theatre actors and singers. Two performances only, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 at 8 pm. Tickets are $35 and include complimentary champagne and special treats at intermission. Buy tickets through our box office, 508.896.1888, or online at www.caperep.org. Cape Rep Indoor Theatre. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. (more...)

Isla Blair & David Cardy to Join Gemma Arterton in New Musical MADE IN DAGENHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Renowned stage and screen actors ISLA BLAIR and DAVID CARDY will complete the cast of MADE IN DAGENHAM, the heartwarming new musical that will open at the Adelphi Theatre on Wednesday 5 November, with previews from Thursday 9 October. Isla andDavid will play Connie and Monty respectively, in the musical stage adaptation of the hit British film, which has a book by Richard Bean, music by DAVID ARNOLD and lyrics by RICHARD THOMAS. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Begins 8/28 at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

TheatreSquared (T2) will launch its ninth season with the acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, a new adaptation by Richard Bean of the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chaos Reigns in ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS (Circle Theatre)
by Cassandra Sandros - Jul 27, 2014

After being fired from a skiffle band, Francis Henshall struggles to make ends meet by taking on the employ of two different bosses, neither of whom is aware of the other. Ruled by his baser natures, his struggles to fulfill his need for food, for sexy bookkeeper Dolly, and just to save his own skin, rule this hilarious and chaotic comedy. (more...)

PTC to Present Kenneth Jones's ALABAMA STORY Premiere as Part of 2014-15 Season, Jan 9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City's major resident Equity theatre, will present the world premiere of Kenneth Jones' dramaAlabama Story January 9-24, 2015, as part of its eight-title 2014-15 season. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 03, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY goes from stage to screen in the UK, and 54 Below hosts some 'BITCHING & BELTING' and revives 1776 tonight! (more...)

Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run, with performances beginning 10 September 2014. Public booking will open this Friday, 4 July, at 9.30am, for performances until 10 January 2015. Great Britain is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting for the West End run will be announced shortly. (more...)

Review Roundup: Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN
by Review Roundups - Jul 01, 2014

GREAT BRITAIN, a new play by Richard Bean, directed byNicholas Hytner, opened at the National's Lyttelton Theatre on Monday 30 June. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall to Star in Richard Bean's TOAST at the Park Theatre, Aug 27-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Park Theatre has announced the casting of Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall in Snapdragon Productions' forthcoming production of Toast by Richard Bean. Snapdragon previously produced the successful Thark with Clive Francis and The Dead Wait. (more...)

Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Richard Bean's fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. (more...)

New Stage Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New Stage Theatre announces their 2014-2015 season. More infor can be found here: http://www.newstagetheatre.com/. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: West End Launch of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by N. Morrison - Jun 18, 2014

Made in Dagenham looks set to be a big, fun, energetic new British musical. The selections presented at the launch are suggest Hairspray meets Essex - bright, bold and vibrant. If the show's script fills in the gaps with a good measure of wit and heart, this could be a very hot ticket come October. (more...)

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