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MCC Extends THE NETHER, Starring Emmy Winner Merritt WeverMCC Extends THE NETHER, Starring Emmy Winner Merritt Wever
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced that the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman has now extended through Sunday, March 22, 2015 due to popular and critical acclaim. The production opened on Tuesday, February 24th and was previously scheduled through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). A production of The Nether also just opened to great critical acclaim in London's West End at the famed Royal Court Theatre. The play had its world premiere in Los Angeles in 2013 at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. For info and tickets, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

March Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs TheatreMarch Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Mike Bartlett's drama, COCK, in a production directed by Paul Griffiths and starring Francis Chouler, Matt Newman, Melissa Haiden and James Skilton, comes to Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this March. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Bartlett's sharp, witty script takes a candid look at one mans sexuality and the difficulties that arise when faced with a whole new world of possibility. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson Announce CONSTELLATIONS Added Performances In New PromoJake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson Announce CONSTELLATIONS Added Performances In New Promo
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson share exciting news about Constellations! (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City CenterWorld Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night Party of West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at Opening Night Party of West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play The Nether opened last night (23 February 2015) at the Duke of York's Theatre following a sell out run at the Royal Court. Take a look at photos from the opening night curtain call, red carpet, and opening night party, all below! (more...)

DRUNKEN NIGHTS III Set for George Tavern, 11 MarchDRUNKEN NIGHTS III Set for George Tavern, 11 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

A triple-bill of theatre, comedy and storytelling - all specifically commissioned for pubs Featuring THEATRE STATE, JASMINE LEE & ROB GREGSONMentored by:Jon Haynes (Ridiculusmus, The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland)Louise Mari (Shunt, Nigel & Louise's Basement Grotto...)A Smith (solo performer, collaborator with Tim Crouch on An Oak Tree, Adler & Gibb...). (more...)

BAD JEWS to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre Next MonthBAD JEWS to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Following sold out runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and St James Theatre in London, the Theatre Royal Bath production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS transfers to London's Arts Theatre for a limited 11 week run, Wednesday 18th March - Saturday 30th May 2015. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITSJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? (more...)

Record Bookings for 2015's Family Arts ConferenceRecord Bookings for 2015's Family Arts Conference
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

After the huge success of the first Family Arts Conference in Birmingham in 2013, bookings have already hit a new high for the follow-up event on Friday 13 March. The conference will take place in London and will be split between Cadogan Hall and Royal Court Theatre; a pairing of concert hall and theatre that has been carefully chosen to reflect the cross-artform nature of the Family Arts Campaign, and those organisations engaged with the Campaign to date. Tickets are available at www.familyarts.co.uk. (more...)

UK Stage Actor Alan Howard Passes Away at 77UK Stage Actor Alan Howard Passes Away at 77
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

According to published reports, Alan Howard, who was a memeber of the Royal Shakespeare Company and actor at the Royal National Theatre, passed away last week in London from pneumonia. He was 77 years old. (more...)

Arcola Theatre Presents World Premiere of SHRAPNEL: 34 FRAGMENTS OF A MASSACRE, 3/11-4/2Arcola Theatre Presents World Premiere of SHRAPNEL: 34 FRAGMENTS OF A MASSACRE, 3/11-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Watching video footage from a drone, Pentagon officials see a huddle of people - unarmed smugglers, with mules - treading their familiar path across the Turkish-Iraqi border. Hours later, Turkish Armed Forces drop bombs on the group. 34 civilians are killed. (more...)

Old Red Lion to Present PORTIA COUGHLAN & THE VERB, 'TO LOVE' 4/28-5/23Old Red Lion to Present PORTIA COUGHLAN & THE VERB, 'TO LOVE' 4/28-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Aria Entertainment is taking over the Old Red Lion this May to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr and the world premiere of a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' by Andy Collyer. (more...)

Artists Rep Extends TRIBES Through 3/8Artists Rep Extends TRIBES Through 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Artists Repertory will extend their production of Tribes, by Nina Raine, directed by Artists Rep's Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. The five additional performances, including an added ASL interpreted performance, are due to the significant demand for additional performances of this exceptional play that has been sweeping the nation at luminary theatre companies like Steppenwolf, Barrow Street Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse after originating at London's Royal Court Theatre. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present CHICKEN DUST World Premiere, March 1-17Finborough Theatre to Present CHICKEN DUST World Premiere, March 1-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Winner of the Curve Leicester's Playwriting Competition and recently seen as a staged reading at the Finborough Theatre's annual Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere and full length debut of a new playwright, Ben Weatherill's Chicken Dust opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 1 March 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 2 March at 7.30pm). (more...)

London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les MisÚrables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join the previously announced Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les MisÚrables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les MisÚrables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join the previously announced Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les MisÚrables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in AustraliaFull Cast Announced for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced the full cast for the 2015 season of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 11 April and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from 12 June. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

Ewan Stewart & Gershwyn Eustache Jnr Complete Cast of THE ROYALE at Bush TheatreEwan Stewart & Gershwyn Eustache Jnr Complete Cast of THE ROYALE at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Ewan Stewart (Titanic) and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Home, nut) will complete the cast of The Royale, joining the previously announced Frances Ashman, Clint Dyer and Nicholas Pinnock. (more...)

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