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BWW Review: EIFMAN BALLET - UP & DOWN, London ColiseumBWW Review: EIFMAN BALLET - UP & DOWN, London Coliseum
by Vikki Broad - Dec 8, 2016

Opening the programme to discover your evening's viewing is set is a psychiatric clinic doesn't especially fill one with hope for an entertaining evening, however Boris Eifman and his chic St Petersburg company delivers an amusing, stylish and original performance in this multilayered story based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night in Up and Down. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Fortune Theatre, 1 December 2016BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Fortune Theatre, 1 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 2, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a long-running West End haunted house mystery and revels in its unabashed theatricality (more...)

BWW Review: BIANCO, Southbank Centre, 29 November 2016BWW Review: BIANCO, Southbank Centre, 29 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 30, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that he should like more than he does, possibly because it owes more to performance art than it does to theatre. (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents LA TRAVIATASeattle Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Seattle Opera rings in the New Year with some of the most glorious music in all of opera: Verdi's La traviata, the original Moulin Rouge. German Stage Director Peter Konwitschny has created an "excitingly rebellious" (A Younger Theater) production that takes an uncompromising look at moral hypocrisy. In this story, practically all of Paris rushes in as voyeurs to watch the demise of the town's dying "It Girl"-a modern-day courtesan named Violetta. The crowd, withmore concern for their entertainment than her health, foists a new admirer on her: a young, socially awkward bookworm named Alfredo. While love seems like it could be a distraction, there's ultimately no denying the darkness that descends on Verdi's heroine. Presented without intermission, the "non-stop music keeps the audience riveted throughout" (Express, UK).   (more...)

Photo Flash: BIANCO Comes To Southbank CentrePhoto Flash: BIANCO Comes To Southbank Centre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed world tour, the UK's leading circus company NoFit State bring their ground-breaking promenade show BIANCO to London's Southbank Centre for the first time, running from 23 November 2016 to 22 January 2017. (more...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Announce New West End CastTHE WOMAN IN BLACK Announce New West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Stuart Fox (Woman in Mind, Vaudeville; The Normal Heart, Royal Court and Albery; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fortune Theatre) and Joseph Chance (Jeeves & Wooster, UK and Far East Tour; Wallander) have been cast in the unanimously acclaimed stage production of The Woman in Black. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extends in the West End to April 2017SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extends in the West End to April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Today, 18 November 2016, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show will be extending booking at the New London Theatre to 9 April 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, New London Theatre, 16 November 2016BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, New London Theatre, 16 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber may seem an unlikely rock god, but he's harnessed anarchic musical liberation for this big-hearted, irresistibly entertaining new show, adapted from the popular Jack Black film. Its success on Broadway looks likely to be replicated here, given its broad appeal, hummable hits and giddy, live-action cartoon hijinks framing the seriously impressive talent of its young rockers. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 15 November 2016BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 15 November 2016
by Nicky Sweetland - Nov 17, 2016

Stephen Mallatratt's ghoulish adaptation of Susan Hill's infamous ghost story has been frightening London audiences for over twenty-five years and embarked on a UK tour in September. Whilst on its travels the classic play has taken up residence for a spell of haunting at Exeter's Northcott Theatre this week, allowing Devon audiences the opportunity to see the hit show within their locale. Unlike some of the West End's other long running stage offerings, it's easy to see why The Woman in Black has enjoyed such longevity, as the timeless tale remains an utterly thrilling theatrical white-knuckle ride. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lucy Carter On Dance, Multimedia and Expressing IdeasLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lucy Carter On Dance, Multimedia and Expressing Ideas
by Marianka Swain - Nov 14, 2016

The latest instalment of LET THERE BE LIGHT, our series showcasing some of Britain's best theatrical lighting designers, focuses on Lucy Carter. A regular collaborator with Wayne McGregor, as well as numerous other leading choreographers and dance companies, she's also worked on operas and plays, including Husbands & Sons at the National Theatre and Oil, currently playing at the Almeida. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End Production of SCHOOL OF ROCKPhoto Flash: West End Production of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical is currently previewing at the New London Theatre with opening night set for 14 November 2016.  School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017. (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...)

The Fugard Announces Exciting Cinema Season Through the Start of 2017The Fugard Announces Exciting Cinema Season Through the Start of 2017
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Fugard kicks off its exciting 2017 Cinema season, presenting the best of world cinema with theatre, opera and ballet productions to be enjoyed from the comfort of a seat at The Fugard Bioscope. (more...)

BWW Review: ANASTASIA, Royal Opera House, 26 October 2016BWW Review: ANASTASIA, Royal Opera House, 26 October 2016
by Jenny Gilbert - Oct 27, 2016

If Kenneth MacMillan had left well alone, the taut little chamber piece he made in 1967 - stark, inventive and affecting - would be hailed a modernist masterpiece by now. Instead, swayed by the demands of becoming director of the Royal Ballet in 1971, he lumbered Anastasia with two long preceding acts to fit the traditional full-evening format. (more...)

PARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This OctoberPARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An adventure story of love, devotion and betrayal comes to the Belgrade Theatre this October in Paradise of the Assassins, presented by Tara Arts and Theatre Accord. The Belgrade Theatre will be the only venue to receive the production outside of London, following its run at the 100 seat Tara Arts Theatre, South West of the capital. (more...)

PARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This OctoberPARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

An adventure story of love, devotion and betrayal comes to the Belgrade Theatre this October in Paradise of the Assassins, presented by Tara Arts and Theatre Accord. The Belgrade Theatre will be the only venue to receive the production outside of London, following its run at the 100 seat Tara Arts Theatre, South West of the capital. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & MoreStephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

BWW Review: IMOGEN, Shakespeare's Globe, 23 September 2016BWW Review: IMOGEN, Shakespeare's Globe, 23 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 26, 2016

The Globe is breaking bad. Cymbeline comes to us as Imogen - subtitled Renamed and Reclaimed, properly recognising that Imogen has far more to say than her royal father - but that's just the start of Matthew Dunster's bold, urban revamp. The king runs a coke empire. The exiles have a weed greenhouse. The court dresses in Adidas tracksuits, Cloten is a football hooligan, while Skepta and Sicario soundtrack each strip lighting-illuminated tableau, revealed by the parting of slaughterhouse plastic curtains. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Royal Court, 22 September 2016BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Royal Court, 22 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 23, 2016

The current racial crisis in America might seem too urgent, too horrific, for us to be constantly seeking historical stories, but Suzan-Lori Parks's play cycle makes a vividly articulate case for the long thread running from 19th-century slavery to 2016 debate over entrenched ethnic hierarchies and the nature of freedom. Originally staged at New York's Public Theater in 2014, Jo Bonney's acclaimed production now makes a welcome visit to the Court, where this intimate epic unspools unhurriedly and mesmerisingly. (more...)

BWW Interview: Oliver Savile On Playing Fiyero During The 10th Anniversary Of WICKEDBWW Interview: Oliver Savile On Playing Fiyero During The 10th Anniversary Of WICKED
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Musical theatre actor Oliver Savile performed in tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Mamma Mia!, before joining the West End cast of Wicked in 2015. He's currently playing Fiyero as part of the 10th anniversary cast, which features Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson and Mark Curry. (more...)

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