Sam Wanamaker News

Date Of Birth:
June 14, 1919
Date Of Death:
December 18, 1993 (74)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Full Text of Tony Winners' Acceptance Speeches: Updated with All Acceptance Speeches
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 68th Annual Tony Awards, we are providing the full text of all of the Tony Award acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the bizarre, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches on our continuously updated list. (more...)

Rubberbandits to Bring CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT to Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Direct from Limerick City! Rubberbandits, the plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo - the Chortle Award winners responsible for YouTube sensation 'Horse Outside' - bring their brand new musical CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, straight from its critically-acclaimed, sold-out London season at Soho Theatre. CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT, which they also recently performed to a packed crowd at Shakespeare's Globe (the first ever comedy gig to play the intimate, candle lit surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one celebrity puppet. (more...)

Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)

Clive Wood, Eve Best Take Title Roles In ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA At The Globe. From May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Jonathan Munby's Antony & Cleopatra. Clive Wood will take the role of Marc Antony and Eve Best will play the alluringly ambiguous Cleopatra. The production also stars Jolyon Coy as Octavius Caesar, Phil Daniels as Enobarbus and Sirine Saba as Charmian. (more...)

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL to Kick Off National Tour at London's Soho Theatre, March 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre will present a brand new show about love, death and science; the world premiere and national tour of HOW TO BE IMMORTAL by Mira Dovreni. Directed by Kirsty Housley and featuring Clare Perkins, Anna-Helena McLean and John McKeever, with scientists Gareth Ackland (UCL), Anna Gutierrez-del-Arroyo (UCL), and Duncan Wilson (Manchester), the National Tour will run 28 January 2014 to 23 March 2014. Press Night 29 January at 7.45pm, The Albany, Deptford, London. (more...)

Gemma Arterton Tapped to Co-Host 2014 Olivier Awards with Stephen Mangan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

According to The Daily Mail, Gemma Arterton has been tapped to co-host the 2014 Olivier Awards ceremony, set for April 13 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. (more...)

HOW TO BE IMMORTAL to Kick Off National Tour at London's Soho Theatre, March 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Penny Dreadful Theatre will present a brand new show about love, death and science; the world premiere and national tour of HOW TO BE IMMORTAL by Mira Dovreni. Directed by Kirsty Housley and featuring Clare Perkins, Anna-Helena McLean and John McKeever, with scientists Gareth Ackland (UCL), Anna Gutierrez-del-Arroyo (UCL), and Duncan Wilson (Manchester), the National Tour will run 28 January 2014 to 23 March 2014. Press Night 29 January at 7.45pm, The Albany, Deptford, London. (more...)

Adam Buchanan and More Set for THE MYSTAE at Hampstead Downstairs, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Hampstead Theatre presents Nick Whitby's The Mystae, starring Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi. (more...)

Holden Street's BITCH BOXER Set for Adelaide Fringe, Now thru March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Bitch Boxer (UK) is Holden Street Theatre's Edinburgh Award winner for 2014 and a front runner for the Adelaide Fringe, playing in The Studio, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh from today 11 February to 16 March 6.00 pm - with some performances at other times. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON Pairing, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE & More Set for RSC's Winter 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, Christopher Luscombe returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare's most sparkling comedies, set in the shadow of war. (more...)

Adam Buchanan and More Set for THE MYSTAE at Hampstead Downstairs; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Hampstead Theatre has announced the that the cast of Nick Whitby's The Mystae will be Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Starring Gemma Arterton
by Review Roundups - Jan 16, 2014

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI opened at Shakespeare's Globe on January 9, 2014 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Holden Street's BITCH BOXER Set for Adelaide Fringe, Feb 11-March 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Bitch Boxer (UK) is Holden Street Theatre's Edinburgh Award winner for 2014 and a front runner for the Adelaide Fringe, playing in The Studio, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh from 11 February to 16 March 6.00 pm - with some performances at other times. (more...)

The European Premiere and the UK debut of Playwright Matthew Edison THE DOMINO HEART Set for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, and another in its series premiering the work of Canada's most acclaimed playwrights, the UK debut of award-winning Canadian playwright Matthew Edison - The Domino Heart, starring Amanda Hale - nominated for two Evening Standard Awards for Outstanding Newcomer and Best Actress, plays a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from 2 February 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 3 February 2014 at 7.30pm ). (more...)

BWW Blog: The Generous Spirit of Mark Rylance
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Jan 06, 2014

For the past 22 years, one of the personal on-stage inspirations and models, perhaps the singular of these, has been Mark Rylance. I am hardly alone in feeling this way. Mark is world-renowned and a multi-award winner, though I don't imagine he puts much stock in such things. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III Extend Broadway Run Through 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III, which have broken the box office record at the Belasco Theatre and earned across the board ecstatic critical praise, will be extended by popular demand for an additional two weeks. The productions, which are directed by Tim Carroll and designed by Jenny Tiramani, with music by Claire van Kampen, will play through February 16, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Atkins To Perform Shakespeare in New Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Eileen Atkins will offer the first performance of Shakespeare in the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 12 January, when she takes to the candlelit stage to explore and perform some of Shakespeare's greatest female characters, as told by Ellen Terry. (more...)

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