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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...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/15/2015 - 9/22/2015
by - Sep 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/15/2015 - 9/22/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Diva Time! Top 10 Must-See Christina Bianco Performances
by Sally Henry - Sep 21, 2015

Christina Bianco is unstoppable. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/21/2015 - Rumer Joins CHICAGO, Rees Remembered and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 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: Rumer becomes 'Roxie' on Broadway, the community remembers Roger Rees, and more! (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Starring Christina Bianco, Eyeing 2016-17 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just received the news that the 1992 Olivier Award winning play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is eyeing a 2016-17 Broadway run, starring two-time Drama Desk nominated actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco in the pivotal role of LV. (more...)

Dominic Hill to Direct Citizens Theatre's Co-Production of ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The Citizens Theatre's new co-production of Endgame featuring David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne in the roles of Hamm and Clov runs from Thursday 4 February - Saturday 20 February 2016. (more...)

Official: MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS to Receive West End Transfer for Limited Run, Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison have announced that following a sell-out season at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on Tuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Kids and their adult friends will love the WST for Kids' production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.. Based on the book by William Steig and the popular DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre October 3 through October 24, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Leading Ladies Announced for Judy Garland Play THROUGH THE MILL at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose have been cast to play Judy Garland in three different stages of her life in Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham. (more...)

2nd Annual Mercy Street Affair to be Held 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its second season with THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR, a classy soiree and new plays festival featuring live music, pastries, and craft cocktails inspired by the plays in the upcoming 2015/16 season. THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR takes place November 9, 2015 at The Foxhole Chicago, 2444 W. Montrose Ave. at 7:30 pm. The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $15. To RSVP, please visit www.mercystreettheatre.org. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Helene Yorke Will Join Benjamin Walker in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

AMERICAN PSYCHO just announced that Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley(Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) and Helene Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, 'Masters of Sex') will join previously announced Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) in the cast of the highly-anticipated musical. Directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik, a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Glee') and choreography by Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). (more...)

Further Casting Announced For THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour
by Jenny Ell - Nov 9, 2015

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, embarking on a year-long national adventure starting at Brighton's Theatre Royal on 17 December 2015. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Makes Philadelphia Debut at the Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

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Famous Sex Therapist to Bring Own Story BECOMING DR. RUTH to Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the fascinating life story of America's most famous sex therapist, BECOMING DR. RUTH. Directed by Jere Lee Hodgin and starring Jane Ridley, the production begins with previews on November 17th, opens November 19th and continues through December 27th. (more...)

Hoxton Hall to Stage First Ever Panto SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Dec 14-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Hoxton Hall is delighted to announce its first ever panto, with its very own East End twist. Hoxton Hall presents SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, directed by Karena Johnson, running 14th - 24th December 2015.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's I LOVE A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Hear the heart of America beat in Irving Berlin's I LOVE A PIANO at Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3. The show runs through June 28, 2015 in the intimate space. (more...)

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKER
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Birmingham Rep Theatre, May 20 2015
by Jenny Antill - May 21, 2015

Jim Cartwright's play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice opened to great acclaim at the National Theatre in 1992 before transferring into the West End. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Set for Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

A thrilling new production of Jim Cartwright's much-loved The Rise and Fall of Little Voice opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse this spring. The Olivier award-winning play about the painfully shy but hugely talented Little Voice and her faultless impersonations of the greatest divas will be directed by James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse and stars Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne and Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

Full Cast Set for EAST IS EAST Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).  (more...)

CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters Stars in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, Now thru April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from today 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Director Charles Abbott Talks Walnut Street Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

It's Agatha Christie at her murderous best! AND THEN THERE WERE NONE runs at Walnut Street Theatre now through April 26, 2015. Go behind-the-scenes with award-winning director Charles Abbott below! (more...)

Ray Quinn Joins Cast of THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

International theatre producer David King has announced that the singer-songwriter, actor and winner of hit TV shows Dancing on Ice, Dancing on Ice - All Stars, and Get Your Act Together, Ray Quinn, will be joining the UK Tour of JUDY - THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND. Ray was runner up in The X- Factor in 2006, with his debut album going straight to number one in the UK charts, and has starred in many West End musicals including Legally Blonde and Dirty Dancing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Walnut Street's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2015

It's Agatha Christie at her murderous best! AND THEN THERE WERE NONE runs at Walnut Street Theatre now through April 26, 2015. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters to Star in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, March 31-April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Walnut Street's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

It's Agatha Christie at her murderous best! AND THEN THERE WERE NONE runs at Walnut Street Theatre now through April 26, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Starry ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Play Edinburgh Playhouse in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, and comes to Edinburgh on 28 March - 2 April 2016. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour Opens in Brighton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from tonight 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

THE FOREIGNER is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. The show opens tonight, July 8, 2015. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Foreigner is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season, starring Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean in one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full company for Jonathan Humphreysproduction of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Humphreys directs Scott Arthur (Benvolio), Charlie Bate (Pastor), Morfydd Clark (Juliet), Joanna Croll (Lady Montague/Sister), Freddie Fox (Romeo), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Jonny Holden (Tybalt), Hugh John (The Prince), Robin Kingsland (Montague), Andrew Leung (Paris/Abram), Rachel Lumberg (The Nurse), Simon Manyonder (Mercutio),Shaun Mason (Sampson/Capitan), Joshua Miles (Peter/Gregory/Balthasar) and Natalie Thomas (Lady Capulet). The production opens on 23 September, with previews from 17 September, and runs until 17 October. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Sets Full Cast of MONSTER RAVING LOONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces the full cast for his production of James Graham's Monster Raving Loony.  Samuel James takes the role of Screaming Lord Sutch, with Joseph Alessi, Camilla Beeput, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown playing a number of different characters. The production opens on Wednesday 10th February, with previews from Saturday 6th February, and runs until Sat 27th February. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS - Jamie Foreman, Robert Hands and More Join Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew! - Feb. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the hit new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre onTuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THROUGH THE MILL at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose have been cast to play Judy Garland in three different stages of her life in Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-16 Independence Studio to Continue Season with A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Eugene O'Neill's greatest dramatic works, A Moon for the Misbegotten. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the sixth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Kate Galvin, the production begins previews in Philadelphia on January 12th, opens January 14th and continues through February 7th. (more...)

Claire Skinner and Alison Steadman to Lead UK Premiere of RABBIT HOLE at Hampstead
by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015

As previously reported, Hampstead Theatre will present the UK premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE, directed by Edward Hall. Now, The Daily Mail writes that a restrained Claire Skinner (as Becca) and Alison Steadman (as Nat, Becca's mother) will star in the production, which begins on January 29, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/09/2015
by BWW - Aug 9, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/09/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/30/2015
by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/30/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/23/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Kids and their adult friends will love the WST for Kids' production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.. Based on the book by William Steig and the popular DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre October 3 through October 24, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/16/2015
by BWW - Aug 16, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/16/2015 for Chicago (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE to Play Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

A thrilling new production of Jim Cartwright's much-loved The Rise and Fall of Little Voice opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse this spring. The Olivier award-winning play about the painfully shy but hugely talented Little Voice and her faultless impersonations of the greatest divas will be directed by James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse and stars Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne and Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR., Begin. 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Kids, along with their families and friends, will love Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. The iconic Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life at Walnut Street Theatre for Kids beginning May 29th. Young audience members will see how much fun learning can be. Due to popular demand, the Walnut has announced the production has been extended through June 6th. (more...)

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Coming to Birmingham Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

One of the most famous shows of the last century, Joan Littlewood's legendary musical Oh What A Lovely War is to come to Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Directed by University of Birmingham graduate, Terry Johnson, the hit revival comes to The REP from 5 to 9 May, as the final venue the show's UK tour. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

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