The Old Vic Theatre News

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...)

Wizard Rock Band Draco and the Malfoys to Continue PUFFS 'Wizard Nights' SeriesWizard Rock Band Draco and the Malfoys to Continue PUFFS 'Wizard Nights' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will continue through February 5 featuring special post-show readings of two new wizarding plays by Puffs playwright Matt Cox and concerts with two of our favorite Wizard Rock Bands, Draco and the Malfoys and Swish and Flick. (more...)

Draco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFSDraco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will take place January 13 through February 5. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, ProgrammingEnsemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Off-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf DriveOff-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Off Broadway's hit Potter comedy, will partner with The Ali Forney Center for a special Scarf Drive to spread the warmth this season to help New York's homeless LBGT youth. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE EventMaxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PUFFS Potter Play Extends Off-Broadway; Watch the New Trailer!STAGE TUBE: PUFFS Potter Play Extends Off-Broadway; Watch the New Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through March 26, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). 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. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

A perfect storm of creators came together to create the show, and as BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to this beautiful production, we're revisiting their work and recapping what they've been up to since 2013. (more...)

The Old Vic's KING LEAR Starring Glenda Jackson Opens in London - All the ReviewsThe Old Vic's KING LEAR Starring Glenda Jackson Opens in London - All the Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

King Lear opened at The Old Vic on 4 November 2016, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews! A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, alongside an outstanding company including William Chubb, Morfydd Clark, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Celia Imrie, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Play Badgers Its Way to An Off-Broadway ExtensionPUFFS Potter Play Badgers Its Way to An Off-Broadway Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, the new Off-Broadway hit that recently opened to rave reviews, had added shows to their weekly schedule due to popular demand at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). Starting on November 27, there will be a Sunday matinee performance at 3:00 PM. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

According to BBC News, Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies passed away yesterday. He was 71 years old. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody, Opening Tonight, Brings Magical Misfits Off-BroadwayPUFFS Potter Parody, Opening Tonight, Brings Magical Misfits Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - opens tonight, October 20, Off-Broadway. PUFFS takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Photo Flash: Graffiti Artist Unveils Image for John Boyega-Led WOYZECK at the Old VicPhoto Flash: Graffiti Artist Unveils Image for John Boyega-Led WOYZECK at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Graffiti artist Aske 19 just unveiled new artwork for Woyzeck by Georg Buchner in a World Premiere new version by Jack Thorne, which opens in May 2017 at The Old Vic Theatre starring John Boyega. BroadwayWorld has a peek below! (more...)

Stage Adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels Headlines New Rose Theatre, Kingston's Upcoming SeasonStage Adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels Headlines New Rose Theatre, Kingston's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

With John Malkovich's acclaimed production of Good Canary entering its final week, Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its new season for 2017.  Headlining the season is the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  The true identity of the author is a mystery, with Elena Ferrante a pseudonym used by the writer, but speculation over the weekend suggested that the author had been unmasked.   (more...)

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