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84, Charing Cross Road is a 1970 book by Helene Hanff, later made into a stage play, television play and film, about the twenty-year correspondence between her and Frank Doel, chief buyer of Marks & Co, antiquarian booksellers located at the eponymous address in London, England.



Photo Flash: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Opens at the Cambridge Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Here's a small selection of photos from the opening night of Cambridge Arts Theatre's current production, 84 Charing Cross Road, starring Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis (playing until 17 Sept).  (more...)

HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Anthony Hopkins to Star in New Thriller, GO WITH ME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Deadline reports that Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins is joining Kidnapping Freddy Heineken's Daniel Alfredson on new thriller, GO WITH ME. Presented by Enderby Entertainment and The Gotham Group, GO WITH ME is based on Castle Freeman Jr.'s 2008 novel of the same title. (more...)

Stefanie Powers & Clive Francis Star in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, Starting Tonight in Cambridge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, stars as Helene Hanff in a major new production of 84 Charing Cross Road at Cambridge Arts Theatre, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel, reprising the role he played to critical acclaim in 2015. (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More Lead HOME CHAT, Beginning Tonight at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season tonight, 1 September, with another press night tomorrow, 2 September 2016. (more...)

BBC Enlists Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen for New Screen Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

According to The Telegraph, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen will unite to lead a new screen adaptation of the play THE DRESSER for the network. Sir Richard Eyre will direct. (more...)

Samuel J Weir, Ceris Hine and Bridget Costello Join Mandy Holliday in THE TINDERBOX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

A cast of familiar musical theatre performers is announced today to join LES MISERABLES star Mandy Holliday, returning to the West End in a new version of Hans Christian Andersen's famous folk tale, THE TINDERBOX. (more...)

Official: HELLO/GOODBYE and STEVIE Set for Hampstead Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Hampstead Theatre has announced its two main stage plays for New Year 2015. HELLO/GOODBYE by Peter Souter tranfers to the Main Stage from Downstairs, starring Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison, and STEVIE by Hugh Whitemore, will star Zoe Wanamaker. Details below! (more...)

Backlot Projects to Host Live Conversation with Mel Brooks and Screening of BLAZING SADDLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Somebody give the Governor a harrumph! Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his legendary career, and the making of the classic and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Friday, December 9, 2016 at The State Theatre at 7:30 PM. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. Memorable and monumental, Mel Brooks and Blazing Saddles…back in the saddle again. (more...)

40th Anniversary Edition of BLAZING SADDLES Comes to Blu-ray Today
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2014

Today, May 6, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will commemorate the four-decade birthday of the great comedy classic Blazing Saddles, by releasing a new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray. (more...)

Open Air Theatre's THE SEAGULL Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 11 May. Celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have commissioned a new version by Torben Betts to mark the 120th Anniversary of Chekhov's original play. The Seagull will run at the iconic theatre from 19 June - 11 July. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Cast of THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 11 May. Celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have commissioned a new version by Torben Betts to mark the 120th Anniversary of Chekhov's original play. The Seagull will run at the iconic theatre from 19 June - 11 July. (more...)

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2015 Summer Season, 1st July - 5th September, comprising three productions and starring Anita Dobson, Stephanie Cole and Janie Dee. (more...)

Official: HELLO/GOODBYE and STEVIE Set for Hampstead Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced its two main stage plays for New Year 2015. HELLO/GOODBYE by Peter Souter tranfers to the Main Stage from Downstairs, starring Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison, and STEVIE by Hugh Whitemore, will star Zoe Wanamaker. Details below! (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Theatre Rhino to Present Hugh Whitemore's BREAKING THE CODE, Now thru 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere in this exclusive San Francisco production for a limited engagement - 15 performances only! The show plays tonight, March 4 - 21, 2015. (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

Alice Haig and Vince Leigh Lead THE BRINK at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 3, 2016

The cast has been announced for Brad Birch's new play THE BRINK at Orange Tree Theatre. Alice Haig, Vince Leigh, Shvorne Marks and Ciarán Owens will lead the world premiere, directed by Mel Hillyard as recipient of the J.P. Morgan Emerging Director Award 2015, with designs from Hyemi Shin, and sound design and composition by Tom Gibbons. The show runs April 7-30, and is a co-production between the Orange Tree and W14 Productions, in association with the National Theatre Studio. (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and More Set for The Crazy Coqs This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly, has announced its March 2015 programme, featuring Billy Stritch (March 3-5), Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch (March 6 & 7), Janie Dee (March 10-14), Roulston & Young (March 17-19), Bobby Crush (March 20 & 21) and Claire Martin & Joe Stilgoe (March 24-28). Scroll down for details! (more...)

Bookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

On May 2, some 400 independent bookstores nationwide will participate in the inaugural Independent Bookstore Day. Along with parties, author appearances and events, these stores will offer exclusive merchandise for the occasion, such as a literary tea towel set with quotes from Nora Ephron and Sherman Alexie; a signed print by Chris Ware; a boxed set (literally--a reusable tin) containingShadow of the Wind, The Borrower, The Bookman's Tale and 84, Charing Cross Road; a Stephen King broadside from his new Finders Keepers; even a bunsie--a onesie with the 'Guess How Much I Love to Read' bunny on the front. (more...)

THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD to Make World Premiere in Thames Tunnel-Shaft This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Rotherhithe tunnel-shaft, constructed by Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel to access the first ever underwater tunnel which ran below the Thames, will host the world premiere of The Eighth Wonder of the World, a new play by Nick Harrison. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, 4/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, April 10-27, 2014. This production is a collaboration with the Marquette University Theatre Department with several students, alumni and faculty filling roles both onstage and on the creative team. Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Mel Brooks Brings Story Behind BLAZING SADDLES to Thousand Oaks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles tonight, March 19 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

Mel Brooks Set for Q&A Following BLAZING SADDLES Screening at TOCAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie BLAZING SADDLES at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Today, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm. BLAZING SADDLES, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Brooks (more...)

Frontier Theatre Productions Announces First Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions' Artistic Director James Roose-Evans today announces the company's first show - a production of Marguerite Duras's The Lovers Of Viorne which runs from 3 - 21 May at The Theatre Room, Frontier's new 55 seat chamber theatre in their headquarters at 6 Frederick's Place.  Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell as Claire with full casting to be announced shortly.  (more...)

Clive Francis to Star in Park Theatre's THE GATHERED LEAVES This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Clive Francis will star as 'William Pennington' in Dead Letter Perfect's World Premiere of Andrew Keatley's THE GATHERED LEAVES at the Park Theatre this summer. (more...)

Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave Back UK Theatre Company for the 'Third Age'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Ray Cooney, Dame Judi Dench, Mike Leigh, Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Juliet Stevenson are among the notable patrons of a new UK theatre company founded 'to create theatre for the Third Age.' (more...)

Theatre Rhino to Encore BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Due to popular demand and great reviews when it played in San Francisco in March, BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY by Hugh Whitemore is coming back for a return engagement for 20 performances only -- Aug. 5 - 29, 2015 (Wed. - Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sat. Matinees - 3:00 pm) in this exclusive Theatre Rhinoceros production in San Francisco. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Clive Francis Stars in Park Theatre's THE GATHERED LEAVES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Clive Francis stars as 'William Pennington' in Dead Letter Perfect's World Premiere of Andrew Keatley's THE GATHERED LEAVES at the Park Theatre this summer. (more...)

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis to Star in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD at Cambridge Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, stars as Helene Hanff in a major new production of 84 Charing Cross Road at Cambridge Arts Theatre, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel, reprising the role he played to critical acclaim in 2015. (more...)

Lynda Baron and Chris Larkin Join Cast of Hampstead Theatre's STEVIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Zoe Wanamaker will be joined by Lynda Baron and Chris Larkin in Hugh Whitemore's award winning play, last seen at Chichester Festival Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Ellen Burstyn Talks New Lifetime Film FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Broadway veteran Ellen Burstyn (Picnic), Heather Graham and Kiernan Sipka, the stars of the new Lifetime movie adaptation of the clasic novel 'Flowers in the Attic,' by VC Andrews, stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about working on the suspenseful new film. (more...)

40th Anniversary Edition of BLAZING SADDLES Coming to Blu-ray 5/6
by Movies News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

On May 6, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will commemorate the four-decade birthday of the great comedy classic Blazing Saddles, by releasing a new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray (more...)

Mel Brooks Set for Q&A Following BLAZING SADDLES Screening at TOCAP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie BLAZING SADDLES at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Saturday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm. BLAZING SADDLES, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Brooks (more...)

Theatre Rhino to Present Hugh Whitemore's BREAKING THE CODE, 3/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere in this exclusive San Francisco production for a limited engagement - 15 performances only! The show plays March 4 - 21, 2015. (more...)

PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn to Join Rita Moreno in NBC's OLD SOUL
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

NBC's comedy pilot OLD SOUL from Amy Poehler has added another theatre alum to its roster. According to Deadline, Ellen Burstyn will joing Fred Willard, Natasha Lyonne and Rita Moreno in the cast. (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly, has announced its March 2015 programme, featuring Billy Stritch (March 3-5), Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch (March 6 & 7), Janie Dee (March 10-14), Roulston & Young (March 17-19), Bobby Crush (March 20 & 21) and Claire Martin & Joe Stilgoe (March 24-28). Scroll down for details! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/7/2015 - LAZARUS, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 7, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: David Bowie's LAZARUS bows off-Broadway, Nathan Lane leads THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER and more! (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Welcome Mel Brooks for Onstage Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents a hilarious conversation with 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree Mel Brooks, where the beloved comedian will be live on stage to share behind-the-scenes stories from his legendary career and life, after a screening of his groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on a big screen followed by a live conversation and audience-led Q&A with Brooks on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets start at $65 and go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and to the general public on Friday, December 18, 2015. This special presentation is part of Capital One's sponsorship of Comedy at the Kennedy Center. A full schedule of events is available here. (more...)

Mel Brooks to Bring Story Behind BLAZING SADDLES to Thousand Oaks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, March 19 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present MEL BROOKS...BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN! This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Theatre Rhino Encores BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Due to popular demand and great reviews when it played in San Francisco in March, BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY by Hugh Whitemore is coming back for a return engagement for 20 performances only -- tonight, Aug. 5, through Aug. 29, 2015 (Wed. - Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sat. Matinees - 3:00 pm) in this exclusive Theatre Rhinoceros production in San Francisco. (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Edward Fox To Star In New Betjeman Play SAND IN THE SANDWICHES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour visiting the Minerva Theatre Chichester, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and culminating with a final performance at the Folkestone Book Festival on 24 November 2016. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Academic satires are a favorite subgenre of mine, and I just read a hilarious one that immediately went on my buy-for-friends list: Dear Committee Members (reviewed below) by Julie Schumacher, faculty member at the University of Minnesota. We recently asked her about her favorite satires: (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, today, April 10-27, 2014. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Casting for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2015 production of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan has today been announced, with lead casting for The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers also confirmed. The season opens for previews on 15 May. (more...)

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