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BWW Flashback: A Royal Farewell... WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: A Royal Farewell... WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2áofficially comeáto an end this weekend.áBased on the novels by Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, WOLF HALL ends its 15-week engagement today, July 5, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre. At the time of closing, the run will have included 66 performances of Part 1 and 58 performances of Part 2. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to WOLF HALL's beginning on Broadway! (more...)

The Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TESTThe Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Announcing the stellar cast of THE PORCINI TEST, will be ready to open at The Promenade Playhouse on July 17th. (more...)

Official: Rufus Hound and More Join THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, KingstonOfficial: Rufus Hound and More Join THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

It's official!áJoining previously announced Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kare Conradi in THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston are: Rufus Hound (Bedford & Bolingbroke),áJack Cade (Rivers), Oliver Cotton (Winchester, Clifford, Hastings), Laurence Spellman (Young Clifford, Richmond), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI, Tyrrell), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain, Duchess of York). (more...)

MATILDA Partners with Radisson Blu Edwardian, London for New Show PackagesMATILDA Partners with Radisson Blu Edwardian, London for New Show Packages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

In celebration of the new partnership between the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda the Musical and Radisson Blu Edwardian, London, members of the cast of the award-winning musical were photographed today enjoying the new official Matilda the Musical Afternoon Tea. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' Rufus Hound Joins Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at KingstonDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' Rufus Hound Joins Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS staráRufus Hound has signed on for Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, this fall. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional WorldBWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
by National Theater Institute - Jul 2, 2015

This summer, 25 alums have returned to the O'Neill. We speak with five of them about their experience both as a NTI student and as a member of the O'Neill's professional summer season! (more...)

RSC Sets Stratford-on-Sea LineupRSC Sets Stratford-on-Sea Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering families six weeks of free drop-in entertainment, with extra activity taking place on weekends, as Stratford-on-Sea returns to the Bancroft Terrace throughout the summer holidays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent GardenPhoto Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Acclaimed Iris Theatre returns for a seventh year of its celebrated summer season in the gardens of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden with a promemade version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.áTwelfth Night, directed by Vik Sivalingham, opens the 2015 season, playing from now througháFriday 24 July. The show opens tonight, 29 June, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This WeekendWOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2's will officially come to an end this weekend. (more...)

Watford Palace Theatre to Premiere New Play by Neil D'SouzaWatford Palace Theatre to Premiere New Play by Neil D'Souza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

This October Watford Palace Theatre will be producing the world premiere of Coming Up, Neil D'Souza's evocative, playful and magical new play about family ties, and how quickly we can become disconnected from ourselves. The play was commissioned by Watford Palace Theatre (WPT) and will be directed by Artistic Director Brigid Larmour. (more...)

Joely Richardson to Lead Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Kingston This AutumnJoely Richardson to Lead Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Kingston This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Joely Richardson will portray Shakespeare's heroine 'Margaret of Anjou' in THE WARS OF THE ROSES, helmed by Trevor Nunn at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, beginning in September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOUR LOST at Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyPhoto Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOUR LOST at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, hosts the showáthrough July 26th. (more...)

Mary Testa and More Lead Bard SummerScape's Intimate OKLAHOMA!, Beginning TonightMary Testa and More Lead Bard SummerScape's Intimate OKLAHOMA!, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Bard SummerScape festival presents an entirely new way to experience Oklahoma!, Rodgers and Hammerstein's quintessential celebration of the American frontier (more...)

RSC Sets UK Amateur Groups Cast in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMRSC Sets UK Amateur Groups Cast in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Today, on Midsummer's Day, the Royal Shakespeare Company is delighted to announce the 14 amateur theatre groups who will play the Mechanicals alongside a company of professional actors in the national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Led by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, the RSC's creative team have travelled 2360 miles to audition 586 amateur theatre makers in 95 workshops. Each group represents a region or nation of the UK. A trailer featuring all 14 Bottoms is available to watch here (more...)

In Performance Video: WOLF HALL's Ben Miles and Nathaniel ParkerIn Performance Video: WOLF HALL's Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video featuresáa sceneáfrom Part 1 of WOLF HALL (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the producers, venue, and partners for its upcoming production of Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Previously, Dark & Stormy has presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, The Receptionist by Adam Bock, The Drunken City by Adam Bock, and The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. Extremities will be the first production of Dark & Stormy's 2015 season. (more...)

ROGER WATERS THE WALL Coming to Theaters Across the Globe This SeptemberROGER WATERS THE WALL Coming to Theaters Across the Globe This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, in association with Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, is set to bring his groundbreaking masterpiece, "Roger Waters The Wall," to cinemas across the globe on Tuesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. local time for one night. (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music FestTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Oscar and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Ischia Legend Award, in the name of Luchino Visconti. (more...)

Split Second Productions Bringing Two Shows to 2015 Edinburgh Fringe FestivalSplit Second Productions Bringing Two Shows to 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

New and up and coming theatre company, Split Second Productions are bringing two original pieces that will play in rep at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall in the Grand Theatre at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The two pieces are set a century apart and take a look at the social and political issues in 1985 and a post-apocalyptic world in 2085. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

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