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San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURNSan Diego Repertory Theatre Presents RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents "Rapture, Blister, Burn," the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist hit comedy from "House of Cards" writer Gina Gionfriddo, for its sixth and final show of the 40th anniversary season. REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse directs this play that the New York Times calls "intensely smart and immensely funny," and has been called "a smart, funny, and lightning-paced look at feminism" by New York Daily News. The show's run begins on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and plays through Sunday, May 15, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

ROSS & RACHEL to Look at Love Via One of Pop Culture's Most Enduring Couples at 59E59ROSS & RACHEL to Look at Love Via One of Pop Culture's Most Enduring Couples at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of ROSS & RACHEL, written by James Fritz and directed by Thomas Martin, at Brits Off Broadway. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNECast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

Gabriel Bisset-Smith's 'MOST ORIGINAL AND FUNNY JOKE' Set for Soho Theatre This AprilGabriel Bisset-Smith's 'MOST ORIGINAL AND FUNNY JOKE' Set for Soho Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Gabriel Bisset-Smith, in association with Soho Theatre, presents 'Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original And Funny Joke In The Universe!' at the Soho Theatre (21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE) Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April 2016 at 8.45pm. (more...)

Frontier Theatre Productions Announces First ShowFrontier Theatre Productions Announces First Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions' Artistic Director James Roose-Evans today announces the company's first show - a production of Marguerite Duras's The Lovers Of Viorne which runs from 3 - 21 May at The Theatre Room, Frontier's new 55 seat chamber theatre in their headquarters at 6 Frederick's Place.  Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell as Claire with full casting to be announced shortly.  (more...)

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA and WILD to Premiere at Hampstead TheatreLAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA and WILD to Premiere at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces two world premieres for the Main Stage, LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA by Howard Brenton and WILD by Mike Bartlett. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The project will increase the size of the auditorium by approximately 25%, and quadruple the number of permanent wheelchair accessible seats in the auditorium from 2 to 8, reinforcing the Tricycle's commitment to ensuring its programme is fully accessible to all. The new seating will be fully adaptable to allow for various staging configurations including in the round, cabaret and traverse. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya to Star in ELEGY at Donmar WarehouseZoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya to Star in ELEGY at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya will star in CONSTELLATIONS playwright Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at the Donmar Warehouse this spring. (more...)

Author J.K. Rowling Gives Thumbs Up to Hermione Casting for HARRY POTTER PlayAuthor J.K. Rowling Gives Thumbs Up to Hermione Casting for HARRY POTTER Play
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Rowling turned to Twitter to further address the casting news, noting that the Hermione's ethnicity was 'never specified' in her original books. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDPhoto Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, which we previously announced here.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary Rachel Brown, Campion Decent and Elise Hearst Named Finalists for Griffin's 2016 Lysicrates PrizePhoto Flash: Mary Rachel Brown, Campion Decent and Elise Hearst Named Finalists for Griffin's 2016 Lysicrates Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Three finalists have been announced for the second annual Lysicrates Prize, produced by Griffin Theatre Company and inspired by the restoration of the Lysicrates Monument on the band lawn of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, which celebrates its 200th Birthday in 2016. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Kim Cattrall Withdraws from Royal Court Theatre's LINDAKim Cattrall Withdraws from Royal Court Theatre's LINDA
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that stage and screen star Kim Cattrall has withdrawn from Royal Court Theatre's upcoming production of Penelope Skinner LINDA, at the 'advice of her doctors.' Olivier Award winner Noma Dumezweni replaces the SEX AND THE CITY alum in the title role. (more...)

Michelle Duncan, Charlotte Emmerson and More Set for THE DISTANCE, Opening Tonight at SheffieldMichelle Duncan, Charlotte Emmerson and More Set for THE DISTANCE, Opening Tonight at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Sheffield Theatres and Orange Tree Theatre present Deborah Bruce's The Distance. Charlotte Gwinner directs Michelle Duncan (Bea), Charlotte Emmerson (Alex), Daniel Hawksford (Dewi), Charlotte Lucas(Kate), Timothy Knightley (Simon), Steven Meo (Vinnie) and Joshua Sinclair-Evans (Liam). The production opens tonight 3 November, with previews from 29 October, and runs until 14 November at Sheffield Theatres, ahead of a run at Orange Tree Theatre from 26 November to 19 December. (more...)

Lisa Dillon Set for Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD at the Hampstead This WinterLisa Dillon Set for Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD at the Hampstead This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Lisa Dillon is set to portray the title character in Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD at the Hampstead Theatre this winter. (more...)

Hari Dhillon and More Lead DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Beginning Tonight at Park TheatreHari Dhillon and More Lead DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Beginning Tonight at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-winning play DINNER WITH FRIENDS brings food, love and relationships to the table with Sara Stewart (PRESENT LAUGHTER, PROOF), Shaun Dooley (BROADCHURCH, THE GAME), Finty Williams (ANGELINA BALLERINA, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST) and Hari Dhillon (DISGRACED - pictured, left) this autumn. (more...)

A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway.  An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.   It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon. This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)

Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers(Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces 60th Season - Six World Premieres, Five UK Productions and More!Royal Court Theatre Announces 60th Season - Six World Premieres, Five UK Productions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

·         In 2016 the Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday by looking towards the future. The new season includes six world premieres, five UK and worldwide collaborations, one European premiere, a major collaboration with LIFT, a partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, the return of Open Court and ongoing work in Tottenham and Pimlico. (more...)

Two Lost Sandy Wilson Musicals to be Released on CDTwo Lost Sandy Wilson Musicals to be Released on CD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the debut CD release of Sandy Wilson's 'His Monkey Wife' (1971) and 'Aladdin' (1979) on November 20th, 2015. The CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album series and commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

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