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STAGE TUBE: Elinor Cook Chats PILGRIMS World Premiere at HighTideSTAGE TUBE: Elinor Cook Chats PILGRIMS World Premiere at HighTide
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

In the video below, playwright Elinor Cook speaks about Pilgrims, which will premiere at HighTide Festival 2016 in a co-production between HighTide, Theatr Clwyd and Vicky Graham Productions in association with The Yard Theatre! (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMSCasting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Casting is today announced for HighTide, Vicky Graham Productions and Theatr Clwyd world premiere production of Elinor Cook's new play Pilgrims for which she won the 2013 George Devine Award.  Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 - 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September - 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 - 29 October. (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This FallPotter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

The Old Vic Community Company Presents RISE on Waterloo Millennium GreenThe Old Vic Community Company Presents RISE on Waterloo Millennium Green
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

This summer The Old Vic Community Company presents RISE. 200 Londoners will take over a brand new pop-up venue on Waterloo Millennium Green to present a kaleidoscope of ideas, discussions and stories that distil into a human, personal story exploring our relationship with the environment. RISE runs 10 to 21 August, and tickets are released on 22 June. (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEARJane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' SeriesTHE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

BWW Interview: Irish Actress LISA DWAN to Perform BECKETT TRILOGY at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica and Later in NYC!BWW Interview: Irish Actress LISA DWAN to Perform BECKETT TRILOGY at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica and Later in NYC!
by Don Grigware - Mar 31, 2016

Irish actress Lisa Dwan, the premier interpreter of Samuel Beckett, is about to step down from the position this spring, but before she does, she will make  an appearance with the Beckett Trilogy at the The Broad Stage in Santa Monica in April. Why is this the first time that all 3 plays have been performed together? Well I guess one reason is that Not I is rarely performed and Footfalls has never been performed by one actress playing both roles of Mother (off stage) and May (on stage), and to my knowledge no other actress has tried to perform all three roles in one evening. Up until I tried it, I didn't even think it was possible.  (more...)

Curtain Call Publishes First Book 'A Year Backstage In London Theatre'Curtain Call Publishes First Book 'A Year Backstage In London Theatre'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre is the first in a series of photography books by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab featuring an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage photography from London theatre productions in 2015/16. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, in addition to exclusive backstage photography, Curtain Call also includes a foreword by renowned actor David Suchet and extended interviews with Chief Executive of The Old Vic Sally Greene, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone, casting director Jessica Ronane and actress Kate Fleetwood. The book is now exclusively available to pre-order from www.curtaincallonline.com (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATREImelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATREImelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Lisa Dwan's BECKETT TRILOGY to Play NYU Skirball Center, 4/13-17Lisa Dwan's BECKETT TRILOGY to Play NYU Skirball Center, 4/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present Irish actress Lisa Dwan in her internationally acclaimed Beckett Trilogy:  Not /Footfalls/ Rockaby, running for six performances from April 13 - 17, 2016, at NYU Skirball Center.  Beckett Trilogy will open on April 13, the 110th Anniversary of Samuel Beckett's birth, and the opening night performances will feature a post-show celebration and conversation honoring Beckett's legacy.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPYFull Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Video Roundup: Why Andy Karl Could Be Perfect in the GROUNDHOG DAY MusicalVideo Roundup: Why Andy Karl Could Be Perfect in the GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The news might not be official yet, but we can't rein in our excitement over Karl in the role. Why? Because Andy can do no wrong! Check out just a few examples of his brilliance below! (more...)

Breaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAYBreaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Just in via Baz Bamingoye of The Daily Mail, Andy Karl will star in GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL, in the role made famous by Bill Murray in the film.  (more...)

Relativity Media Acquires Trigger Street ProductionsRelativity Media Acquires Trigger Street Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 SeasonCAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

Madison Square Garden Company Appoints Colin Ingram as EVP of MSG ProductionsMadison Square Garden Company Appoints Colin Ingram as EVP of MSG Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) has announced that Colin Ingram has been named executive vice president of MSG Productions. Mr. Ingram, a distinguished entertainment executive with more than two decades of experience in developing and managing theatrical productions, will join MSG after serving as CEO of Colin Ingram Limited, an independent theatre production company, which he founded 10 years ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HAIRY APE, Starring Bertie Carvel, Opens Tonight at The Old VicPhoto Flash: THE HAIRY APE, Starring Bertie Carvel, Opens Tonight at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Old Vic welcomes Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. THE HAIRY APE opens tonight 29 October and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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