Sam Wanamaker News

Date of Birth: June 14, 1919
Date of Death: December 18, 1993 (74)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
DON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London ShowsDON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London Shows
by marianka swain - Feb 8, 2016

Don't miss: This week's Top 10 new London shows (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma ArtertonFull Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Emma Rice's Inaugural Season at Shakespeare's Globe will Include IMOGEN, MACBETH & MoreEmma Rice's Inaugural Season at Shakespeare's Globe will Include IMOGEN, MACBETH & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe's new artistic director Emma Rice has just announced the line-up for the historic theatre's new season. Called the 'Wonder Season,' all of the productions will include elements of folklore and magic. Watch below to find out more about the season, which is set to include: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream and many more. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage New Play NICE FISHAmerican Repertory Theater to Stage New Play NICE FISH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to present the new American play Nice Fish, conceived, written, and adapted by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, and directed by Claire van Kampen. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE DAZZLE at FOUND111Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE DAZZLE at FOUND111
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions will stage the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions today announce the full company for their co-production of the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. (more...)

Andrew Scott & David Dawson to Lead Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111Andrew Scott & David Dawson to Lead Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions today announce their co-production of the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Dazzle at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance and More in FARANELLI AND THE KINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance and More in FARANELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Stephen Mangan Joins Ian Mckellen as Patron of English Touring TheatreStephen Mangan Joins Ian Mckellen as Patron of English Touring Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

English Touring Theatre today announces that Stephen Mangan will join the company as Patron, working alongside Ian McKellen who has been a Patron since 1993. (more...)

Cast Announced for RADAR 2015 at the Bush TheatreCast Announced for RADAR 2015 at the Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Tim Crouch, Paul Hunter and Hattie Morahan will each appear in acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's one-person show Blank as part of RADAR, the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing. The show's UK premiere will feature a different performer reading a sealed script every night. Paul Hunter will appear on 19th November, Tim Crouch on 20th November, and Hattie Morahan on 21st November. (more...)

BWW Review: FARINELLI AND THE KING, Duke of York's Theatre, September 29 2015BWW Review: FARINELLI AND THE KING, Duke of York's Theatre, September 29 2015
by Laura Jones - Oct 4, 2015

Following a sold-out run at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe earlier this year, Claire van Kampen's first play, Farinelli and the King, has transferred to the Duke of York's for a limited run this autumn. Starring Mark Rylance as King Philippe V of Spain, it tells the story of Farinelli, an exquisite castrato singer who was brought to Spain to sing for the King and the production focuses on the special relationship that formed between the two. (more...)

Colette and Anita Loos' GIGI to Play The Tabard TheatreColette and Anita Loos' GIGI to Play The Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

The Tabard Theatre in West London plays host to Colette and Anita Loos' GIGI for a limited run, Wednesday 28th October - Saturday 21st November. Last seen in London 60 years ago, this production is directed by veteran New York and London producer/director Mark Giesser. (more...)

Joely Richardson Leads Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES, Starting Tonight at KingstonJoely Richardson Leads Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES, Starting Tonight at Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston presents THE WARS OF THE ROSES, beginning tonight 16 September and running through 31 October 2015, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October. (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 - Sep 15, 2015

It's official! Joining previously announced Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kare Conradi in THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston are: Rufus Hound (Bedford & Bolingbroke), Jack 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...)

HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough TheatreHORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough TheatreCasting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Directed by Daniel Burgess. Designed by Alex Marker. Lighting by Paul Comerford. Sound by Edward Lewis. Produced by Ian Melding. Presented by Announcement Productions and Raise Dark Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next MonthJAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

There is a special treat in store for families this August when the magical and musical James and the Giant Peach plays at the Mercury Theatre Colchester. (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! Joining previously announced Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kare Conradi in THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre, Kingston are: Rufus Hound (Bedford & Bolingbroke), Jack 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...)

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