Thea Sharrock News

Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and More Lead THE CRUCIBLE at the Old Vic - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Initial casting for Arthur Miller's The Crucible is announced. Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and Samantha Colley are to play John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams in Ya?l Farber's new production at The Old Vic, with previews from Tuesday 24 June. The cast also includes Sarah Niles, Rebecca Saire and Zara White, with further cast to be announced. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Joins Cast Of THE BODYGUARD From June!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

On 2 June this year, Alexandra Burke will join the cast of the hit West End musical The Bodyguard, to play the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Burke will play opposite Tristan Gemmill who continues in the role of Rachel's bodyguard, Frank Farmer. (more...)

Alexandra Burke to Take Over for Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD, June 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Following the recent confirmation that Beverley Knight will be leading MEMPHIS in the West End, the star has set her departure date from THE BODYGUARD for May 31. Now, The Daily Mail reports that The X Factor's 2008 champion Alexandra Burke will take her place at the Adelphi Theatre, beginning June 2. (more...)

Old Vic Announces 2014-15 Season; Kevin Spacey to Return to the Stage in CLARENCE DARROW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Old Vic today announced its programme for Summer/Autumn 2014. The CQS Space, The Old Vic in the round, will be home to the whole season of productions, continuing after Other Desert Cities which opens this month. The plays will be performed in the round, a transformation of The Old Vic's auditorium first seen for the award-winning 2008 production of The Norman Conquests. The season of productions is supported for the fourth consecutive year by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall To Join Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Olivier award-winning actor Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall's first performance will be 12 May 2014, nine years to the day sinceBilly Elliot the Musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to 16 May 2015and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling. (more...)

Gameshow Presents THIS IS THE MOON, THAT IS THE EARTH Tour, Now-April 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Emerging company Gameshow are developing a new work exploring human relationships to the universe, which will tour to Ovalhouse, Camden People's Theatre and The Yard in 2014. This is the Moon, That is the Earth, will play with the nature of live performance and spark debates on issues both infinitesimally small and impossibly large. Questioning the nature and meaning of the distance between audience and performer, the two-man production will prompt audience members to ask why they are watching - and what they get in return. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Up for BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at Olivier Awards 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Bodyguard has been announced as one of the 16 West End productions eligible to receive the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at this year's Olivier Awards 2014 ceremony on 13 April. The Audience Award is the only Olivier Award decided entirely by members of the public. Voting, which is now open, is at www.olivierawards.com/vote On 4 March four shortlisted productions will be announced. The winning show will then be announced, along with the rest of the winners, on the night of the ceremony at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in THE BODYGUARD Through May 31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Beverley Knight told the Daily Mail she has extended her run in the West End production of THE BODYGUARD through May 31, 2014. The musical is booking through August 2014. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Extends Books to August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Starring Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron and Tristan Gemmill as Frank Farmer and based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock's hit West End production of The Bodyguard announces the release of over 300,000 tickets for sale, taking booking at the Adelphi Theatre to30 August 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's THE BODYGUARD Celebrates First Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Last night, 6 November 2013, the hit West End musical The Bodyguard celebrated its first Birthday at the Adelphi Theatre. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch to Lead Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Begin. 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Two stars of the landmark television series 'Taxi,' Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito, will reunite on the stage of the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys,' directed by Thea Sharrock. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/27/2013
by BWW - Oct 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/27/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BODYGUARD Musical Releases New Promo Trailer
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 21, 2013

London's West End theater producers Michael Harrison and David Ian's screen-to-stage adaptation of the 1992 massive film 'The Bodyguard,' which originally starred the late Whitney Houston, who played the fictional singing superstar Rachel Marron, and Kevin Costner, who played the title role, in the celluloid version, have recently released a new promo trailer for 'The Bodyguard's' ongoing run at the Adelphi Theatre in London (Strand, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

PBS to Air CALL THE MIDWIFE Holiday Episode, 12/29
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

PBS will unwrap a special treat for viewers this holiday season with the CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Premiering Sunday, December 29, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. ET, the special will pave the way for a third season of the hit drama CALL THE MIDWIFE, which returns to PBS in spring 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of West End's THE BODYGUARD - Beverley Knight, Tristan Gemmill & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight leads the cast of Thea Sharrock's hit West End production ofThe Bodyguard in the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Starring opposite Knight, and playing the iconic title role of Rachel's bodyguard Frank Farmer, is Tristan Gemmill. (more...)

Digital Theatre Adds Shakespeare's Globe Productions of Romeo and Juliet; Doctor Faustus; As You Like It; Love's Labour's Lost
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Digital Theatre today announced the expansion of its Digital Theatre Collections with four further productions from Shakespeare's Globe. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

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