Royal Court Theatre News

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...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Talks Return to Broadway in THE RIVER: 'I Was Really Affected by the Story Emotionally'
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Hugh Jackman will make his return to the Broadway stage in THE RIVER, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, co-starring Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Richard Portnow!
by Ken Womble - Aug 29, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Richard Portnow! (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Danny Ashok Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound DISGRACED; Rehearsals Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will begin rehearsals tomorrow for its Broadway production this fall, and producers announced today that Danny Ashok, who played Abe in the acclaimed Bush Theatre production in London will play the role on Broadway. (more...)

American Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced fall programming at OBERON, featuring limited engagements of exciting work by groundbreaking artists. The lineup for October and November includes POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill, created by One Year Lease Theater Company and directed by Ianthe Demos; SHIDA, a new musical in development, written and performed by Broadway powerhouse Jeannette Bayardelle and directed by Andy Sandberg; and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD, written and performed by the incomparable comedienne and actor Ruby Wax. (more...)

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