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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
Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces that The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opens in The Drum next month.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Fans of London' Shakespeare App Launches TodaySTAGE TUBE: 'Fans of London' Shakespeare App Launches Today
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

A new smart phone app which adds a Shakespearean touch to your text messaging, has been launched today to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death and as part ofa tourism drive for the capital, called 'Fans of London'. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAMFull Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Kneehigh's Asylum Season Returns to Cornwall with Three New ShowsKneehigh's Asylum Season Returns to Cornwall with Three New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Now in its sixth year, The Asylum has firmly established itself in the public's consciousness as a must-go event on the summer calendar. The award-winning purpose built tent is a unique space full of playful surprises and irreverent fun and this year's season which runs from Thursday 14 July to Sunday 28 August is even bigger with three new productions. (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Rylance Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Mark Rylance Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 25, 2016

The profile of Mark Rylance, veteran star of stage and screen, has risen this year due to a number of high profile projects. He is nominated for actor in a supporting role for his turn as Rudolf Abel, an undercover KGB agent who is tried for espionage in BRIDGE OF SPIES. This may be his first Oscar nomination, but Rylance is no stranger to accolades for his acting. (more...)

DON'T MISS: Cyrano de Bergerac Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, February 22 2016DON'T MISS: Cyrano de Bergerac Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, February 22 2016
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From an all-female reimagining of a classic tale to a late, great Shakespeare, here are some of this week's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, and if you need more ticket-booking inspiration, here is last week's round-up. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe & Seabright Productions to Launch SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD UK TourShakespeare's Globe & Seabright Productions to Launch SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

After premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, the first tour of Shakespeare Untold opens at Watford Palace Theatre to coincide with April's Shakespeare 400 celebrations, and closes at Wilton's Music Hall in London with a summer half term run. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Starring Jonathan Pryce, Heading to The Kennedy CenterShakespeare's Globe's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Starring Jonathan Pryce, Heading to The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced it will present Shakespeare's Globe's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in five performances from July 27 - 30, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive Shots of Shakespeare Globe's A WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: Exclusive Shots of Shakespeare Globe's A WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Shakespeare Globe presents THE WINTER'S TALE, January 28 thru April 22.  BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look below! (more...)

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...)

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