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THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Fringe Hit DONKEY HEART Transfers To West EndFringe Hit DONKEY HEART Transfers To West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The first West End show to open in 2015 is a surprising one. It's not big on dance numbers, there are no high-kicking antics, and chorus girls are in short supply. What Moses Raine's hit new play Donkey Heart does have is plenty of heart and sensational critical acclaim. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This DecemberTHE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

THE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. TonightTHE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker-Led STEVIE to Transfer to the Hampstead This Spring?Zoe Wanamaker-Led STEVIE to Transfer to the Hampstead This Spring?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Chichester Festival 2014 opened with a major revival of Hugh Whitemore's award-winning glimpse into the unconventional life of celebrated English poet and novelist Stevie Smith. STEVIE, starring Zoe Wanamaker, is now up for a transfer to the Hampstead Theatre this March, according to a Tweet from the Daily Mail. Jonathan Church will direct. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNNY AFTERNOON, Harold Pinter Theatre, October 25 2014BWW Reviews: SUNNY AFTERNOON, Harold Pinter Theatre, October 25 2014
by Laura Jones - Oct 29, 2014

Having missed the opportunity to see Sunny Afternoon during its run at the Hampstead Theatre, I was thrilled (and not at all surprised) when it was announced earlier this year that it would be transferring to the West End. The biographical show detailing the history of Ray Davies and The Kinks, is different in that alongside all of the hit songs we all know and love, it takes us through all of the personal and professional tribulations the band went through during their rise to fame in the 1960s. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This DecemberTHE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

THE CURING ROOM Transfers to the Pleasance Islington TonightTHE CURING ROOM Transfers to the Pleasance Islington Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Curing Room, David Ian Lee's powerful and provocative play, which caused a huge stir at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with brave and critically acclaimed performances from seven actors stripped bare on stage, will transfer to London this autumn with a three week run at the Pleasance Islington from tonight 21 October - 9 November, with a press night on 22 October. (more...)

Geva's 42nd Season to Continue with GOOD PEOPLE, Begin. 10/21Geva's 42nd Season to Continue with GOOD PEOPLE, Begin. 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Geva Theatre Center presents Good People - the Broadway comedy-drama about culture, class and luck by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Mark Cuddy. Good People begins performances October 21, opens October 25 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through November 16. (more...)

THE CURING ROOM Transfers to the Pleasance Islington, Oct 21THE CURING ROOM Transfers to the Pleasance Islington, Oct 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Curing Room, David Ian Lee's powerful and provocative play, which caused a huge stir at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with brave and critically acclaimed performances from seven actors stripped bare on stage, will transfer to London this autumn with a three week run at the Pleasance Islington from 21 October - 9 November, with a press night on 22 October. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THINGAlex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Broadway, West End Director Michael Rudman Releases Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH TodayBroadway, West End Director Michael Rudman Releases Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Broadway and West End director Michael Rudman's autobiography, I JOKE TOO MUCH, is now available to purchase. (more...)

Broadway, West End Director Michael Rudman to Release Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH, Aug 7Broadway, West End Director Michael Rudman to Release Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH, Aug 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Broadway and West End director Michael Rudman will release his autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH on August 7. (more...)

Theatre Renegade Set for Fifth Installment of Courting Drama Series at Southwark Playhouse, Sept 14Theatre Renegade Set for Fifth Installment of Courting Drama Series at Southwark Playhouse, Sept 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

THEATRE RENEGADE is proud to announce the fifth installment of its Courting Drama series in its brand new venue, the Southwark Playhouse. The Southwark Playhouse aims to facilitate the work of new and emerging theatre practitioners, and as such Theatre Renegade is delighted to be part of this theatre's vibrant programming. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old VicFurther Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions present Sophocles' ELECTRA, in a version by Frank McGuinness, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. (more...)

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