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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and ExperimentationLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain's finest theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar to a variety of opera and ballet productions. He received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his work on the National Theatre's smash hit People, Places and Things. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL Tour to Stop at King's Theatre GlasgowJACKIE THE MUSICAL Tour to Stop at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

?Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, JACKIE THE MUSICAL will play at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Today 26 to Saturday 30 July 2016, as part of a nationwide tour.  (more...)

Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE METEyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 SeasonPrint Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPERBWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES RevivalFreddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Patrick Marber Directs Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate FactoryPatrick Marber Directs Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave TheaterTony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Brian Murray stars in the thriller, SIMON SAYS, a new play by Mat Schaffer, which will have its New York premiere at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) where it opens on Saturday, July 9th. Directed by Myriam Cyr,  SIMON SAYS will begin previews on Wednesday, July 6th and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $20 for previews and $30 for all other performances.  Premium seating is available at $65.  For tickets visit: www.cultureproject.org  or call 866-811-4111.    (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 - Jun 3, 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...)

Nicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big ScreenNicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2016

Nicole Kidman has optioned the film rights to playwright Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway vampire-themed drama CUDDLES via her shingle Blossom Films. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISERKen Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Claude-Michel Schonberg has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.  He will succeed Simon Russell Beale in October 2016. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTEDArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below! (more...)

ArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & MoreArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his second season, running September 2016 through July 2017. Opening with acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, the six production season will include the magical story telling of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson; an Olivier Award winning new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS; a piercing glimpse into the teen-age world in Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR; Byrony Lavery's unflinching drama FROZEN; and the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller SWEENEY TODD. (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPTThe New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The New York Choral Society will present Handel's biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt under the baton of Music Director David Hayes, today evening, May 10th, 2016, 8pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Composed entirely from selected passages from the Bible's Old Testament, Israel in Egypt relates the harshness of the Israelites' captivity in Egypt and their subsequent triumphant escape from the Pharaoh's oppressive regime. Israel in Egypt is atypical in Handel's choral output, as it contains little solo material and is dominated by large-scale virtuosic choruses that exhibit Handel's mastery as a musical storyteller. (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 - Apr 21, 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...)

Maggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the ArtsMaggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Smith was presented with the Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts at a private lunch held at the National Liberal Club in London on March 31, receiving an engraved crystal rose bowl. The event hosted byJeffery Taylor, president of the Critics' Circle and Mark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.  (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPTThe New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New York Choral Society will present Handel's biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt under the baton of Music Director David Hayes, on Tuesday evening, May 10th, 2016, 8pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Composed entirely from selected passages from the Bible's Old Testament, Israel in Egypt relates the harshness of the Israelites' captivity in Egypt and their subsequent triumphant escape from the Pharaoh's oppressive regime. Israel in Egypt is atypical in Handel's choral output, as it contains little solo material and is dominated by large-scale virtuosic choruses that exhibit Handel's mastery as a musical storyteller. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ian McKellen & Anthony Hopkins Star in THE DRESSER, Premiering 5/30 on StarzVIDEO: First Look - Ian McKellen & Anthony Hopkins Star in THE DRESSER, Premiering 5/30 on Starz
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Starz today announced Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ronald Harwood's critically acclaimed play THE DRESSER, starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, will premiere on STARZ on Monday, May 30th at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

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