The Old Vic Theatre News

Tonys Host Kevin Spacey to Bring CLARENCE DARROW to FlushingTonys Host Kevin Spacey to Bring CLARENCE DARROW to Flushing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Kevin Spacey will star in Clarence Darrow, the acclaimed solo show written by David. W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock. First presented at the Old Vic Theatre in London, it will now come to New York for a unique two-night event at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, on June 15th and 16th, 2017. (more...)

Hit Potter Play PUFFS to Mark 100th Magical Show Off-BroadwayHit Potter Play PUFFS to Mark 100th Magical Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will celebrate its landmark 100th performance Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street) on Saturday, April 29. Due to popular demand, the show will add a regular Thursday evening performance at 7:30 PM beginning June 8. PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball WizardsWirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

Breaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDSBreaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host  the 71st Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. He won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in 'Lost in Yonkers.' The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   (more...)

Jeremy Piven to Lead In-Depth Discussion with Kevin Spacey for Gene Siskel Film CenterJeremy Piven to Lead In-Depth Discussion with Kevin Spacey for Gene Siskel Film Center
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chicago's own Jeremy Piven will lead an in-depth discussion with Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award recipient Kevin Spacey at this year's annual benefit 'Kevin Spacey: Renaissance Man,' Saturday, May 13 at The Four Seasons Chicago (120 E. Delaware). (more...)

The Bridge Company Returns with LANDMINES at Brighton FringeThe Bridge Company Returns with LANDMINES at Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Drawing from two events that occurred within 48 hours of each other last June - Michael Sandford's attempt to assassinate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas and the tragic murder of the politician Jo Cox - The Bridge Company's new commission highlights the exasperation and rage caused by an era of misinformation overload and the peddling of hate. Following last year's premiere of Leo Butler's DECADES, Phil Davies' new play follows the success of his Hampstead Theatre production Firebird, which transferred to the West End. (more...)

The Old Globe to 'Speak for the Trees' with DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX in 2018The Old Globe to 'Speak for the Trees' with DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Just announced, The Old Globe and Children's Theatre Company, in partnership with The Old Vic, will present Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, adapted for the stage by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, directed by Max Webster. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn SeasonsTheatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Potter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra TheaterPotter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through July 30, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-BroadwayHit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will add a regular weekly Saturday Matinee 3:00 PM performance beginning this weekend - Saturday, March 4 - due to popular demand. The Off-Broadway hit was recently extended through June 25, 2017 at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the PantagesMelissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that celebrated actors MELISSA GILBERT and TIMOTHY BUSFIELD are joining the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)

Justin Kirk, Devin Kelley, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan McCartan and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in MinneapolisJustin Kirk, Devin Kelley, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan McCartan and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In celebration of the historic Pantages Theatre's 100th anniversary, Hennepin Theatre Trust and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) School of Fine Arts are partnering to support emerging musical theatre talent in Minnesota by presenting the premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS. (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This SpringNational Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff AwardeesCatherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

King's Head Theatre Announces Appointment of Fiona English as Executive Director and Benji Sperring as Associate DirectorKing's Head Theatre Announces Appointment of Fiona English as Executive Director and Benji Sperring as Associate Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The King's Head Theatre announced today the appointment of two new staff members, the latest step in their exciting expansion as a producer of original, contemporary work and developing new talent. (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore Presents World Premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in ConcertYoung Artists of America at Strathmore Presents World Premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is thrilled to announce the world premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert which will take place on March 12th, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Badger Power! Off-Broadway's Potter Play PUFFS Extends Through JuneBadger Power! Off-Broadway's Potter Play PUFFS Extends Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through June 25, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). In addition, a regular weekly 3:00 PM Saturday Matinee performance will be added beginning on March 4. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of THE LORAX and More Set for Children's Theatre Company in 2017-18U.S. Premiere of THE LORAX and More Set for Children's Theatre Company in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Children's Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which includes four musicals, two world premieres, one preschool production and partnerships with other leading theatres such as The Old Vic (London, UK), The Civilians (New York, NY) and Penumbra Theatre (Saint Paul, MN). The season also celebrates Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius' 20th Anniversary with CTC. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFET'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

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