Sharon D. Clarke News

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. JohnTwo Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Sharon D. Clarke Joins Cast of London Premiere of THE LIFESharon D. Clarke Joins Cast of London Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Actress, Sharon D. Clarke, has assumed a the key role in the upcoming UK premiere of Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's, The Life, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse beginning March 25. (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces Full Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTYHackney Empire Announces Full Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Hackney Empire today announced the full cast of its brand new pantomime for 2016, Sleeping Beauty. The West End's leading lady Alexia Khadime (Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King) will be returning to the site of her stage debut to star as Princess Tahlia (Sleeping Beauty). She will be joined by Olivier Award-winner Sharon D Clarke who returns to Hackney Empire after her appearance in Mother Goose in 2014. They are joined by Gavin Spokes who makes his dameing debut, he joins the Hackney Empire family straight from his Olivier Award-nominated performance as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls in the West End. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGSFisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

21st Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Sets Full Programme21st Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Sets Full Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

In 2016, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London's largest and most ambitious festival of outdoor arts, presents a 21st birthday programme, including 6 World Premieres, 5 UK Premieres and 12 London Premieres. Presented as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals, the programme will include:• 3 large scale productions: The House, a spectacular fusion of dance, film and pyrotechnics to mark the 400th anniversary of The Queen's House; Silence, a new outdoor theatre production created by the renowned Polish company Teatr Biuro Podro?y; and The Clash of Drums by Les Commandos Percus & Deabru Beltzak, an explosive fusion of percussion and fireworks (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and MissesOlivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: As It Happened!Olivier Awards 2016: As It Happened!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 3, 2016

It's our Olivier Awards liveblog! We updated the coverage all through Sunday, with reports live from the red carpet, plus tweets and pictures. Miss any of it? Catch up right here... (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

Official: Cyndi Lauper to Perform at 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3Official: Cyndi Lauper to Perform at 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard are delighted to announce that two world-wide musical stars will be joining the line-up for the 40th Anniversary Ceremony. Grammy and Tony Award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper is set to perform both on her own and in a unique collaboration following the seven nominations for Kinky Boots, which features music written by Cyndi. Michael Feinstein, master of The Great American Songbook, will also be performing on the night, joining a variety of past winners in a special 40th anniversary segment. (more...)

Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew Bourne, Amber Riley, Kit Harington Among 2016 Olivier Awards Presenters; Cyndi Lauper to Perform!Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew Bourne, Amber Riley, Kit Harington Among 2016 Olivier Awards Presenters; Cyndi Lauper to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard announced today the details for this year's ceremony broadcast, including its first wave of presenters and more. (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...)

At National Theatre, London's Black Actors Rely On African-American PlaysAt National Theatre, London's Black Actors Rely On African-American Plays
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2016

Cast members of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM tell of the lack of opportunity to tell stories penned by their country's black playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Shots of Hackney Empire's JACK AND THE BEANSTALKPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Shots of Hackney Empire's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Brand new rehearsal images have been released for Hackney Empire's 2015 Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalkstarring the Empire's own Olivier nominated dame Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott, Olivier Award-nominee Debbie Kurup asJack and Hackney Empire favourite Kat B as Snowman. Matthew Kelly joins the cast as the voice of Giant Blunderbore.  Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Hackney Empire's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Announces Full Cast, Including Debbie KurupHackney Empire's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Announces Full Cast, Including Debbie Kurup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Hackney Empire has today announced the full cast of its much-anticipated 2015 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. The full cast will be joining previously announced Olivier Award-nominee Debbie Kurup as Jack, everybody's favourite dame, Olivier Award-winning Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott and Kat B as Snowman. Following their 2014 pantomime which was seen by over 50,000 people Jack and the Beanstalkwill run from 21 November 2015 to 3 January 2016. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE FLICK, Rory Kinnear in THREEPENNY OPERA and More Among National Theatre's 2016 LineupAnnie Baker's THE FLICK, Rory Kinnear in THREEPENNY OPERA and More Among National Theatre's 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Rufus Norris, director of the National Theatre, today announced a high-profile slate of forthcoming productions for 2016. Among them is Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE FLICK -- keep reading for the jam-packed, incredible lineup! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Tricycle Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, by multi-award winning American playwright Marcus Gardley. Sharon D. Clarke and Lucian Msamati lead the company which also includes Adjoa Andoh, Ayesha Antoine, Michelle Bonnard,Wil Johnson, Karl Queensborough and Angela Wynter in the production which opens on 14 October, with previews from 8 October, and runs until 14 November.   (more...)

Sharon D Clarke Joins Cast Of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOESSharon D Clarke Joins Cast Of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Tricycle Theatre has confirmed the complete cast for A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes, which runs from October 8.  (more...)

The National to Revive MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM This WinterThe National to Revive MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is headed to the National Theatre in January, directed by Dominic Cooke. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON's Alexia Khadime to Star in Revamped ABYSSINIA at Sheffield?BOOK OF MORMON's Alexia Khadime to Star in Revamped ABYSSINIA at Sheffield?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Alexia Khadime, who plays 'Nabulungi' in the West End's BOOK OF MORMON, is in talks to lead ABYSSINIA at Sheffield Theatres and Hackney Empire. (more...)

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