Royal Shakespeare Company News

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in TorontoMATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Return to Birmingham Hippodrome with Lyn PaulBLOOD BROTHERS to Return to Birmingham Hippodrome with Lyn Paul
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The international smash hit musical Blood Brothers will make a triumphant return to Birmingham Hippodrome for two weeks this Autumn from Mon 10 - Sat 22 Oct. (more...)

NYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 SeasonNYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is currently accepting applications for the 2017/18 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 17, 2016 at 5pm EST. (more...)

Arinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This WinterArinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Delicately observed and fearlessly told, good dog chronicles Britain's multi-cultural communities and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because in the end, everyone who's good gets what they deserve. Don't they? (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Birmingham Hippodrome, Starring Lyn Paul as Mrs JohnstoneBLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Birmingham Hippodrome, Starring Lyn Paul as Mrs Johnstone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The international smash hit musical Blood Brothers will make a triumphant return to Birmingham Hippodrome for two weeks this Autumn from Mon 10 - Sat 22 Oct. No stranger to Blood Brothers, 'The definitive Mrs Johnstone' (Manchester Evening News) Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role, one she first played in 1997. Lyn played Mrs Johnstone in the final West End performances at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012. She has also starred in the UK tour of Cabaret in 2013 as Fraulein Schneider, in Boy George's musical Taboo and in Footloose - the Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIESPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by R. Michael Gros, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre (more...)

Cheryl Fergison and Maureen Nolan Lead Cast of Comedy MENOPAUSE THE MUSICALCheryl Fergison and Maureen Nolan Lead Cast of Comedy MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Casting has been announced for a 2017 tour of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, the all-singing, all-dancing comedy at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for one night only on Thursday 9 March 2017. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola StephensonSTEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Notre Dame Presents RICHARD IIIPhoto Flash: Notre Dame Presents RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

William Shakespeare's Richard III will be performed by the renowned five-member British touring group, Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) October 12, 13, and 14 at Notre Dame's Washington Hall. Founded by Homer "Murph" Swander, Sir Patrick Stewart, and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1975, AFTLS has been visiting university campuses for week-long residencies ever since. "There are two details that make this tour special," says Scott Jackson, executive director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, AFTLS's American home. "This is the first time that AFTLS has adapted a history and utilized gender-fluid casting." (more...)

THE RIVALS Revel at the  Citizens Theatre, 2 - 19 NovemberTHE RIVALS Revel at the Citizens Theatre, 2 - 19 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill directs a new co-production between Bristol Old Vic, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals this autumn. The elegant yet earthy 18th-century comedy of manners features some of the most enduring and eccentric comic characters in British theatre and plays at the Citizens Theatre from 2 to 19 November. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Presents Special Guests For Romeo And JulietAnn Arbor Symphony Presents Special Guests For Romeo And Juliet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Embrace a night overflowing with romance and drama. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet paints the world's most famous love story in vivid musical tones. Brahms' Tragic Overture sets the dramatic tone for the evening. HaydnSinfonia Concertante showcases A2SO concertmaster, Aaron Berofsky, and principals Sarah Cleveland, Christian Green and Timothy Michling in this delicate piece. (more...)

Hull Unveils Theatre and Performance Programme for 2017Hull Unveils Theatre and Performance Programme for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hull UK City of Culture 2017, details of which are announced today, is a 365 day programme of cultural events and creativity inspired by the city and told to the world. Divided into four seasons, this national celebration draws on the distinctive spirit of the city and the artists, writers, directors, musicians, revolutionaries and thinkers that have made such a significant contribution to the development of art and ideas. (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIMEBWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

Michael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILD Will Tour the UKMichael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILD Will Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce, on Elephant Appreciation Day (22 September), the first UK Tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson, beginning at Chichester Festival Theatre on 10 February 2017. Michael Morpurgo's novel, based on a true story, is brought to life in this award-winning production, which has been described by critics as 'inspiring', 'evocative, 'imaginative' and 'life-affirming'.  Originally produced by Regent's Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre, this epic production, complete with spectacular life-size puppets, tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss and loyalty and of living for the moment. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This FallLaura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Names 2016-17 Early-Career Directing FellowsClubbed Thumb Names 2016-17 Early-Career Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced their second cohort of early-career directing fellows. (more...)

Belvoir Tell Us More About FAITH HEALERBelvoir Tell Us More About FAITH HEALER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Judy Davis will direct Faith Healer in her Belvoir directorial debut. Previously she has directed Victory, The School for Scandal and Barrymore for Sydney Theatre Company. First performed in 1979, Faith Healer is a masterpiece by one of the greatest playwrights of the last 50 years, Brian Friel. The acclaimed Irish playwright's works have won the Tony, the Olivier and the Critic's Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

BWW REVIEW:  Sydney Theatre Company Puts A Contemporary Twist On Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW REVIEW: Sydney Theatre Company Puts A Contemporary Twist On Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Jade Kops - Sep 18, 2016

Director Kip Williams brings a darker, raw vision to Sydney Theatre Company's latest interpretation of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. (more...)

RSC's CYMBELINE to Screen in U.S. Cinemas This OctoberRSC's CYMBELINE to Screen in U.S. Cinemas This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Beginning October 17, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Didy Veldman's New Company Releases Performance Dates for this November!Didy Veldman's New Company Releases Performance Dates for this November!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Award-winning choreographer and former Rambert dancer DIDY VELDMAN has developed an excellent reputation for her expressive, thoughtful, dynamic work for a wide range of dance companies including Scapino Ballet in Amsterdam, Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve and Rambert.  She has recently formed UMANOOVE, her own company, to develop and perform her latest work, 'THE HAPPINESS PROJECT' which premieres at Ipswich Jerwood DanceHouse on November 4th before touring. (more...)

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