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Alex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLERAlex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It is announced today that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. (more...)

Breaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAYBreaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Just in via Baz Bamingoye of The Daily Mail, Andy Karl will star in GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL, in the role made famous by Bill Murray in the film.† (more...)

The London Evening Standard Announces Shortlist for 61st Theatre Awards - Imelda Staunton, Nicole Kidman, GYPSY and More!The London Evening Standard Announces Shortlist for 61st Theatre Awards - Imelda Staunton, Nicole Kidman, GYPSY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The London Evening Standard today announces the shortlist for its 61st†Theatre Awards, in partnership with The Ivy. The winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony presented by Rob Brydon, and co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, at the Old Vic on†Sunday 22 November. (more...)

HBO Cancels Dark Comedy THE BRINK, Starring Tim Robbins & Jack BlackHBO Cancels Dark Comedy THE BRINK, Starring Tim Robbins & Jack Black
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Variety reports that HBO will not move ahead with the recently announced sophomore season of the dark comedy THE BRINK, starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black. (more...)

Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Stage and screen vet and director of Disney's smash-hit, live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has confirmed his new theatre company's inaugural season at the West End's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

The New Victory to Present THE GRUFFALOThe New Victory to Present THE GRUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

A tiny mouse and a giant Gruffalo with 'knobbly knees, and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose' will take New York by storm when London's Tall Stories (The Snail and the Whale, New Vic 2014) brings its adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved award-winning picture book The Gruffalo out of the deep dark wood and into the big city. Created for ages four through seven, The Gruffalo runs at The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier performing arts venue for kids and families, from October 17-25, 2015. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Oompa Loompas Roam Theatre Royal in Honor of Roald Dahl DayCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Oompa Loompas Roam Theatre Royal in Honor of Roald Dahl Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

The hit West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and directed by Sam Mendes, is marking Roald Dahl Day on 13 September by releasing new pictures of the Oompa-Loompas on the loose at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Check them out below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/10/2015 - UGLY LIES THE BONE, FULL HOUSE! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/10/2015 - UGLY LIES THE BONE, FULL HOUSE! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 10, 2015

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: Starry productions of UGLY LIES THE BONE and FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL start up off-Broadway, CASA VALENTINA travels abroad and more! (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Opens Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic TonightRob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Opens Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- stars Rob Brydon and opens tonight, September 10, 2015. (more...)

First Set of OLD VIC VOICES OFF AnnouncedFirst Set of OLD VIC VOICES OFF Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The first of a number of events aligned with Matthew Warchus' new season at The Old Vic have been announced to coincide with the opening of Future Conditional on Thursday 10 September. The two events, 'Striking a Balance' and 'What Should be at the Heart of Education?' aim to stimulate debate surrounding topics brought to light in Tamsin Oglesby's new play. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/1/2015 - A New Valjean, LES MIZ Remembers Kyle and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/1/2015 - A New Valjean, LES MIZ Remembers Kyle and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

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: Broadway welcomes Alfie Boe as its new 'Jean Valjean' and LES MIZ remembers Kyle Jean-Baptiste after curtain call! (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Launches Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic TonightRob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Launches Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- stars†Rob Brydon†and begins†tonight, September 1, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for the Old Vic's FUTURE CONDITIONAL, Directed by Matthew WarchusPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for the Old Vic's FUTURE CONDITIONAL, Directed by Matthew Warchus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby --†Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- has found its 23 up-and-coming, young performers.†Rob Brydon†will lead the company beginning September 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Work with Matthew Warchus! Apply for THE OLD VIC 12 Starting TodayWork with Matthew Warchus! Apply for THE OLD VIC 12 Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Applications open today for The Old Vic 12 - an exciting opportunity for 12 exciting emerging artists to be part of Matthew Warchus' first season at this iconic theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

At midday today PwC £10 Preview Tickets will go on sale for Future Conditional, Matthew Warchus' first production as Artistic Director of The Old Vic. Half of all seats will be priced at just £10 for the first five previews. (more...)

HBO Orders Season 2 of THE BRINK, Starring Jack BlackHBO Orders Season 2 of THE BRINK, Starring Jack Black
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

HBO has ordered a second-season for its freshman comedy THE BRINK,†starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins. (more...)

Scoop: THE BRINK - July Episodes on HBOScoop: THE BRINK - July Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - Jun 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE BRINK - July Episodes, airing on HBO (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL to Launch Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic; Ensemble Set!Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL to Launch Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic; Ensemble Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

According to the Daily Mail,†FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby --†Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director --†has found its 23 up-and-coming, young†performers. Rob†Brydon will lead the company†beginning September 1, 2015. (more...)

HBO to Premiere New Comedy Series THE BRINK, 6/21HBO to Premiere New Comedy Series THE BRINK, 6/21
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

The show's ten-episode season begins†SUNDAY, JUNE 21†(10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

First Look - HBO Reveals Key Art for New Comedy Series THE BRINKFirst Look - HBO Reveals Key Art for New Comedy Series THE BRINK
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

Below, check out key art for the upcoming comedy series THE BRINK. The new comedy series begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). (more...)

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