Olivier Award Winner Ruth Wilson Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in MTC's CONSTELLATIONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and the Dodgers, just announced that two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated "Luther," Showtime's "The Affair") will star opposite previously announced Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in the American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Tickets to MTC's AIRLINE HIGHWAY & CONSTELLATIONS On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale tomorrow at noon for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway productions of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Lisa D'Amour, directed by Joe Mantello. (more...)

Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, 30 Sept - 4 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition has given five local playwrights a chance to develop their work, with three grand prizes to be won when their plays are staged at the Cape Town Fringe Festival this week. The top entries for this annual competition will have their plays presented at nightly staged readings, with a professional director and cast, from 30 September to 3 October at the Garrick Theatre in the Waterfront Theatre School, with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on 4 October. Each night will be hosted by a prominent member of the theatre community. (more...)

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Stars to Lead Woodlawn Theatre's ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Get out your glow sticks and playing cards as The Rocky Horror Show gets a RuPaul's Drag Race facelift at San Antonio's historic Woodlawn Theatre. The iconic comedy rock musical, which opens October 16, stars Bianca Del Rio as Magenta, Adore Delano as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Michelle Visage as Riff Raff. (more...)

THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Announces New Ticket Access Policies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, has announced three new ticket access policies for $35 day-of seats, standing room and an additional ticket block which is being added to the theatre's seating configuration for the production. The River begins preview performances on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Announces Standing Room Policy; Plus New Seating
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, has announced three new ticket access policies for $35 day-of seats, standing room and an additional ticket block which is being added to the theatre's seating configuration for the production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Engaging and Challenging THE VERTICAL HOUR a Meaty Theatrical Dish
by David Fick - Sep 21, 2014

Whichever way you look at it, THE VERTICAL HOUR is an engaging and challenging play. Hare has given directors and actors the ingredients of a meaty theatrical dish, and audiences a great deal to digest. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Present ANOTHER PLACE, Begin. 6 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire), continuing the theatre's outstanding commitment to the very best of new writing. The production will open on 10 November 2014 (previews from 6 November 2014). (more...)

JW3 & Wilton's Music Hall to Revive LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY, the hit show at JW3 last Autumn, is to be freshly revived in a new co-production between JW3 and Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY Set for Revival With JW3 and Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY, the hit show at JW3 last Autumn, is to be freshly revived in a new co-production between JW3 and Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men is to be brought to life in a major new production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from October 10 - November 1 (press night Tuesday, October 14). (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

Anya Reiss's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA Premieres, Oct. 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Jack Shepherd and Rebecca Night complete the cast of Anya Reiss's brand new adaptation of Uncle Vanya, premiering on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at St. James Theatre. Shepherd will play Serebryakov and Night will take on the role of Yelena, alongside John Hannah's Vanya. (more...)

DVR ALERT: Hugh Jackman to Guest on NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Hugh Jackman will guest on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, September 10. Nick Offerman and musical guest Luke Bryan are also scheduled to appear on the broadcast. (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...)

Tony Award-winner Eddie Redmayne in Runnings for 2015 Oscar Award for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

With the conclusion of the Toronto International Film Festival, Academy Awards buzz has already begun, this time surrounding Eddie Redmayne. (more...)

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Has World Premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

A season of new plays exploring little-known true stories continues at Chichester with a drama featuring acclaimed actress Penelope Wilton. She plays Irmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

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