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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...)

BWW Interview: Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End OpeningBWW Interview: Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening
by Marianka Swain - Jan 20, 2017

Actress Claire Machin's numerous West End credits include Memphis, The Pajama Game, Betty Blue Eyes and Les Miserables. She's currently starring in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical version of the Calendar Girls story, based on the real life story of a group of WI members creating a memorable charity calendar. The Girls, which debuted at the Grand Theatre in Leeds last year, begins its West End run at the Phoenix Theatre later this month. (more...)

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: LA TRAVIATA, Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - Jan 17, 2017

Gary Naylor enjoys a treat for eyes and ears with music and singing and love and hate coming together in opera's unique alchemy. (more...)

American Debut of LINDA Starts Rehearsals Today at Manhattan Theatre ClubAmerican Debut of LINDA Starts Rehearsals Today at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Mark Rylance and More Receive Queen's New Year HonoursMark Rylance and More Receive Queen's New Year Honours
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Academy Award and Tony Award winner, Mark Rylance is one of a number of arts professionals selected for Queen Elizabeth's annual Queen's New Year Honours list. (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and DubaiCast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Gala NightPhoto Flash: Inside Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Gala Night
by Marianka Swain - Dec 16, 2016

Matthew Bourne's acclaimed new production of THE RED SHOES had its Sadler's Wells press night this week and a special gala performance last night. The show runs until 29 January, 2017. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Further Casting and On-Sale Dates Announced for ANGELS IN AMERICAFurther Casting and On-Sale Dates Announced for ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The cast of the National Theatre's 2017 revival of Tony Kushner's landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. (more...)

BWW Book Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet WalterBWW Book Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet Walter
by Marianka Swain - Dec 8, 2016

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan's Cymbeline and Michelle Terry's Henry V to Glenda Jackson's Lear and Phyllida Lloyd's landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce further casting for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

'Line Of Duty' Star Vicky McClure Leads Cast of TOUCHED at Nottingham Playhouse'Line Of Duty' Star Vicky McClure Leads Cast of TOUCHED at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's Touched, which runs at the theatre from February 17 to March 4, 2017. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHOAdrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

Robert Joy Stars in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III, Opening TonightRobert Joy Stars in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, TonightAnna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon's brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon's older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season's premiere of Sir Richard Eyre's staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season. (more...)

Robert Joy Stars in KING CHARLES III, Starting Tonight at Seattle RepRobert Joy Stars in KING CHARLES III, Starting Tonight at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

David Tennant Leads Cast in Patrick Maber's DON JUAN IN SOHODavid Tennant Leads Cast in Patrick Maber's DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

David Tennant returns to the West End in March 2017 to play the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho.  (more...)

Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This OctoberFlash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

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