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Sam Wanamaker News

Date Of Birth:
June 14, 1919
Date Of Death:
December 18, 1993 (74)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
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Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 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. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Janie Dee - Cabaret, Young Vic, MRS HENDERSON!BWW Interviews: Janie Dee - Cabaret, Young Vic, MRS HENDERSON!
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 11, 2015

Janie Dee is in rehearsal today for Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. It was a late night after her cabaret at the Crazy Coqs - and now it's an early start. That doesn't dampen the spirits of one of the cheeriest and hardest working women in musical theatre. (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Scott Alan & More Set for London Festival of Cabaret This YearKerry Ellis, Scott Alan & More Set for London Festival of Cabaret This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The third LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET (LFoC) runs from April 28-May 11 and in addition to a spectacular list of artists, three prestigious new venues have joined the roster. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transferof 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), as King Philippe V of Spain. (more...)

Noma Dumezweni, John Light & More to Star in CARMEN DISRUPTION at the Almeida TheatreNoma Dumezweni, John Light & More to Star in CARMEN DISRUPTION at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Casting is today announced for the UK Premiere of Carmen Disruption. Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Birdland, Three Kingdoms) makes his Almeida debut with this dramatic reimagining of Bizet's Carmen. Michael Longhurst directs his first production at the Almeida following great acclaim in New York and London for Constellations by Nick Payne. (more...)

Folger Consort to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, MUSIC AND POETRY OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAY, 2/27Folger Consort to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, MUSIC AND POETRY OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAY, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at Folger Shakespeare Library, presents a one-night only performance of The Merchant of Venice: Music and Poetry of Shakespeare's Play at the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8pm. The concert is the fourth production in Folger Consort's 2014/15 season, Pictures at an Exhibition. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICEBaltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), in conjunction with British original pronunciation (OP) experts, the father and son team of David and Ben Crystal, will open its 2015 season with a historic production of The Merchant of Venice. Ben Crystal will also visit the company twice during the rehearsal process, including the final rehearsals during the week before opening night. Presenting A Merchant of Venice in OP fits perfectly with BSF's overall philosophy of recreating the staging conditions that existed in Shakespeare's day. (more...)

Jasper Britton, Catrin Stewart & More Join RSC's Summer Swan Theatre Productions LineupJasper Britton, Catrin Stewart & More Join RSC's Summer Swan Theatre Productions Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer productions of The Jew of Malta and Love's Sacrifice, continuing a commitment to celebrate the work of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the RSC's intimate Swan Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Season Will Feature Jonathan Pryce in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and Michelle Terry in AS YOU LIKE ITShakespeare's Globe Season Will Feature Jonathan Pryce in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and Michelle Terry in AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Multi-award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce will play Shylock in Jonathan Munby's The Merchant of Venice, opening the Globe Theatre season on 23 April. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Civic Theatre to Screen HD Broadcasts from London's Old Globe TheatreCivic Theatre to Screen HD Broadcasts from London's Old Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Civic Theatre of Allentown will bring six highly acclaimed productions from the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London to Allentown's 19th Street Theatre and Theatre514 screens starting in January. The screenings are presented by Shakespeare's Globe, in partnership with Arts Alliance Media. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Wilton, Allam, Walter And Stevenson All To Feature In Globe's Christmas SeasonWilton, Allam, Walter And Stevenson All To Feature In Globe's Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

For the first time in its history, Shakespeare's Globe is offering theatre, music and spoken word productions throughout the winter - including a riotous Christmas show, Adele Thomas's much-loved production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and the 'Winter's Tales' featuring Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, continuing in D.C. for a limited engagement through September 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on TourBWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on Tour
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2014

Octet of actors makes for memorable evening. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Gregory Doran's THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Swan TheatreFull Cast Announced For Gregory Doran's THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Swan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Full casting is announced for Gregory Doran's new production of the rarely-performed Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton. As previously announced Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer as the RSC continues to stage the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the Swan Theatre. The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on the 23 October 2014 and will play in repertoire with an extended run of The White Devil until the 29 November 2014. (more...)

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