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Arthur Darvill & Laurence Fox Set for OUR BOYS, Beginning Previews at Duchess Theatre, Sept 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Written from his own experience, Jonathan Lewis's Our Boys is a wonderfully funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. It opens for a limited 12-week season at the Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 3 October, with previews from tonight, Wednesday 26 September. The cast features Arthur Darvill (Rory in Doctor Who) and Laurence Fox (James in Lewis). (more...)

Arthur Darvill & Laurence Fox Set for OUR BOYS at the Duchess Theatre, Opening Tonight, Oct 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Written from his own experience, Jonathan Lewis's Our Boys is a wonderfully funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. It opens for a limited 12-week season at the Duchess Theatre tonight, 3 October. The cast features Arthur Darvill (Rory in Doctor Who) and Laurence Fox (James in Lewis). (more...)

Lindsay Posner to Direct New Adaptation of THE TURN OF THE SCREW at the Almeida, Jan 18-March 16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Lindsay Posner returns to the Almeida to direct Rebecca Lenkiewicz' new stage adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw from 18 January - 16 March 2013, with press night on 24 January. Designs are by Peter McKintosh with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by John Leonard. Casting for The Turn of the Screw will be announced shortly. The Turn of the Screw is presented in Association with Act Productions Limited, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hammer Theatre of Horror. (more...)

Ken Stott, Anna Friel & Samuel West Star in UNCLE VANYA at Vaudeville Theatre from Oct 24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

This autumn Ken Stott, Anna Friel and Samuel West are united together on stage for the first time in one of Anton Chekhov's undisputed masterpieces, Uncle Vanya. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, Uncle Vanya uniquely blends sparkling wit and earthy humour to brilliant comic effect. Directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram, this new production opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on 2 November 2012 with previews from tonight, 24 October. (more...)

STRICTLY Alumni Felicity Kendal And Kara Tointon To Star In RELATIVELY SPEAKING, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English, the play marked Ayckbourn's breakthrough West End hit and this production will be its first West End revival since it played at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967, when the critics hailed the arrival of a great new comic talent. (more...)

Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF to Launch UK Tour, Directed by Lindsay Posner, March 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

Following its triumphant and universally acclaimed run at The Old Vic and then at the Novello Theatre in the West End, Michael Frayn's multi award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off will tour theatres across the UK from 27 March 2013. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Announces THE TURN OF THE SCREW Casting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Lindsay Posner returns to the Almeida to direct Rebecca Lenkiewicz' new stage adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw from 18 January - 16 March 2013, with press night on 24 January. The cast comprises Caroline Bartleet (a woman), Laurence Belcher (Miles), Eoin Geoghegan (a man), Gemma Jones (Mrs. Grose), Anna Madeley (The Governess), Orlando Wells (Sackville) and Isabella Blake, Emilia Jones and Lucy Morton who will alternate the role of Flora. The Turn of the Screw is sponsored by Pinsent Masons LLP. (more...)

Ken Stott, Anna Friel & Samuel West to Star in UNCLE VANYA this Winter, Directed by Lindsay Posner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

This autumn Ken Stott, Anna Friel and Samuel West are united together on stage for the first time in one of Anton Chekhov's undisputed masterpieces, Uncle Vanya. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, Uncle Vanya uniquely blends sparkling wit and earthy humour to brilliant comic effect. Directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram, this new production opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on 2 November 2012 with previews from 24 October. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio and Zoe Kazan join Ethan Hawke in New Group's CLIVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

The New Group has announced that Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio and Zoe Kazan have joined the cast of Clive, up next in the company's 2012-2013 season. Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman and directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role, Clive begins a limited Off-Broadway engagement on January 17, 2013. Official Opening Night is set for Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm. This production is slated through March 9 at The New Group at Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Dark Nights at The New Group Presents WOMEN in 3-D Today, Nov 11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2012

On Sunday, November 11 at 6:00pm, The New Group offers the first presentation in this season's continuing series Dark Nights at The New Group: "WOMEN in 3-D: Creating Complex, Sexual Female Characters" with playwrights Francine Volpe, Julia Jordan and Marsha Norman. (more...)

Ethan Hawke to Direct and Star in Jonathan Marc Sherman's CLIVE at New Group in 2013!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Off-Broadway's The New Group has just announced its 2012-2013 season, featuring three world premiere productions. As the season launch in Fall 2012, Scott Elliott, Artistic Director of The New Group, directs Francine Volpe's The Good Mother, featuring Gretchen Mol. Jonathan Marc Sherman's new work Clive arrives in Winter 2013, directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role. Spring 2013 ushers in the premiere of a new musical at The New Group, Bunty Berman Presents..., by Ayub Khan Din (music, book, lyrics) and Paul Bogaev (music), directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

The Pleasance Theatre Presents MOON RIVER, Now thru June 2
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

The Pleasance Theatre presents a new production of MOON RIVER, written by Seiriol Davies and directed by Caroline Horton, from tonight, May 22nd through June 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Party of AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE - Meryl Streep, Noah Bean & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The official Opening Night was Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. Check out the after-party photos below featuing Meryle Streep and all the cast. (more...)

A Red Orchid Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO, 4/5-5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of The Butcher of Baraboo, written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Artistic Associate Shade Murray. The production will run April 5 - May 20, 2012 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Mike Leigh's ABIGAIL'S PARTY, Starring Jill Halfpenny Opens Tonight at Wyndham's Theatre, May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Chocolate Factory Productions open Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party at Wyndham's Theatre tonight, May 18. (more...)

ABIGAIL'S PARTY Starring Jill Halfpenny Transfers to Wyndham's Theatre from Tonight, May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Chocolate Factory Productions previously announced the transfer of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party to Wyndham's Theatre from tonight, 15th May. (more...)

Alison Steadman To Star in Michael Frayn's Here at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

Rose Theatre Kingston's revival of Michael Frayn's Here is set to star Alison Steadman. (more...)

Strawdog's Presents Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

Strawdog Theatre Company continues their 24th anniversary season with Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest, directed by Shade Murray, February 23 - March 31, 2012 at the Strawdog Theatre, 3829 North Broadway Street. (more...)

Strawdog Presents THE PETRIFIED FOREST 2/23-3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

Strawdog Theatre Company continues their 24th anniversary season with Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest, directed by Shade Murray, February 23 - March 31, 2012 at the Strawdog Theatre, 3829 North Broadway Street. (more...)

Ken Stott, Anna Friel & Samuel West to Star in UNCLE VANYA this Winter, Directed by Lindsay Posner
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

This autumn Ken Stott, Anna Friel and Samuel West are united together on stage for the first time in one of Anton Chekhov's undisputed masterpieces, Uncle Vanya. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, Uncle Vanya uniquely blends sparkling wit and earthy humour to brilliant comic effect. Directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram, this new production opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on 2 November 2012 with previews from 24 October. (more...)

Arthur Darvill & Laurence Fox Set for OUR BOYS at the Duchess Theatre this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Written from his own experience, Jonathan Lewis's Our Boys is a wonderfully funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. It opens for a limited 12-week season at the Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 3 October, with previews from Wednesday 26 September. The cast features Arthur Darvill (Rory in Doctor Who) and Laurence Fox (James in Lewis). (more...)

The Pleasance Theatre Presents MOON RIVER, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

The Pleasance Theatre will present a new production of MOON RIVER, written by Seiriol Davies and directed by Caroline Horton, form May 22nd through June 2nd. (more...)

The New Group's THE GOOD MOTHER to Feature Darren Goldstein, Alfredo Narciso and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The New Group has announced complete casting for Francine Volpe's suspenseful drama The Good Mother. Darren Goldstein, Alfredo Narciso, Eric Nelsen and Bill Sage join Gretchen Mol (previously announced) in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. Previews for the play, which launches The New Group's 2012-13 season, begin October 29 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 15. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through December 22 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street / Acorn Theatre). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MR KOLPERT, Kings Head Theatre, July 16 2012
by Gary Naylor - Jul 16, 2012

Gary Naylor sees suburbia shattered (more...)

Ethan Hawke, Brooks Ashmanskas, and More Set for CLIVE Off-Broadway; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

The New Group announced today the world premiere of Clive, written by Jonathan Marc Sherman and directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role. (more...)

Henry Goodman to Star in THE WINSLOW BOY at the Old Vic, March 8-May 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Henry Goodman will star as 'Arthur Winslow' in The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan, which will open on March 19, 2013 at the Old Vic. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Casting is announced for the UK tour of Michael Frayn's multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off. Following its acclaimed run at The Old Vic and then at the Novello Theatre in the West End, Noises Off will tour theatres across the UK and Ireland from 27 March 2013. (more...)

TURN OF THE SCREW Opens at the Almeida Theatre, January 24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Lindsay Posner directs Rebecca Lenkiewicz' new stage adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw at the Almeida Theatre which runs until 16 March 2013, with press night on 24 January. The cast comprises Caroline Bartleet (a woman), Laurence Belcher (Miles), Eoin Geoghegan (a man), Gemma Jones (Mrs. Grose), Anna Madeley (The Governess), Orlando Wells (Sackville) and Isabella Blake, Emilia Jones and Lucy Morton who will alternate the role of Flora. The Turn of the Screw is sponsored by Pinsent Masons LLP. (more...)

Lindsay Posner Directs New Adaptation of THE TURN OF THE SCREW at the Almeida, Now thru March 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Lindsay Posner returns to the Almeida to direct Rebecca Lenkiewicz' new stage adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw from tonight, 18 January - 16 March 2013, with press night on 24 January. (more...)

CLIVE, Starring Ethan Hawke, Begins Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

The New Group presents the world premiere of Clive, written by Jonathan Marc Sherman and directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role. This production features Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio, Stephanie Janssen, Mahira Kakkar, Zoe Kazan, Aaron Krohn, Dana Lyn and Jonathan Marc Sherman, with Music and Sound Sculptures by GAINES. Clive plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement January 17 through March 9 at The New Group at Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Almeida Theatre To Present THE TURN OF THE SCREW, 18 January 16 March 2013, Rehearsal Photos Inside!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Lindsay Posner has returned to the Almeida to direct Rebecca Lenkiewicz' new stage adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw which runs from 18 January - 16 March 2013, with press night on 24 January. Check out rehearsal photos inside! (more...)

Felicity Kendal and More to Star in Theatre Royal Bath's RELATIVELY SPEAKING at Wyndham's Theatre, May 14-Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking at London's Wyndham's Theatre for a limited run until Saturday 31st August. Previews begin Tuesday 14th May 2013 with press night on Monday 20th May. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio and Zoe Kazan Join Ethan Hawke in New Group's CLIVE, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

The New Group has announced that Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio and Zoe Kazan have joined the cast of Clive, up next in the company's 2012-2013 season. Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman and directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role, Clive's official Opening Night is set for tonight, February 7 at 7:00pm. This production is slated through March 9 at The New Group at Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Opens 2/3 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Hamlet In Bed, the new play/event from Michael Laurence, the playwright/performer of the acclaimed Krapp, 39 (2009 Drama Desk nominee), will begin previews at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC) on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. It will officially open on February 3rd. Directed by OBIE-winning director Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) and featuring OBIE-winner Lisa Emery (Relatively Speaking, Marvin's Room, Abigail's Party, A Kind of Alaska), Hamlet In Bed will end its limited engagement on March 17, 2013. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael Joins Anna Friel and Ken Stott in UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Laura Carmichael joins Ken Stott, Anna Friel and Samuel West in Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, Uncle Vanya. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, Uncle Vanya uniquely blends sparkling wit and earthy humour to brilliant comic effect. Directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram, this new production opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on 2 November 2012 with previews from 25 October. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 8/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we launched a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Read on for our most-read features, interviews, breaking news and more for the week of August 20! (more...)

Save up to 40% on ABIGAIL'S PARTY and receive a FREE glass of Gin & Tonic; Tickets from just 11.00!
by Contests - Aug 22, 2012

Beverly and her husband Laurence host a drinks party for their London neighbours in 1970's suburbia. There is plenty of Gin, an array of cheese-pineapple savoury bites, and Demis Roussos on the record player. But as prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening seems headed for disaster... (more...)

A Red Orchid Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO, 4/5-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of The Butcher of Baraboo, written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Artistic Associate Shade Murray. The production will run April 5 - May 20, 2012 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre's HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

Zawe Ashton and Alex Beckett join Alison Steadman in Rose Theatre Kingston's revival of Michael Frayn's HERE from 19 April to 12 May. In an exciting change at the Rose, HERE will be performed on a new stage built out into the auditorium bringing the intimacy of Here even closer to the audience. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey and Matthew Modine Set for REFLECTING RABE, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

On Sunday, April 15 at 4:00pm, The New Group will present this season's final presentation in Dark Nights at The New Group - Reflecting Rabe: Readings from David Rabe's Work. This event features readings of excerpts from David Rabe's acclaimed writing, from plays to fiction. (more...)

AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated tonight, April 30, through May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, April 30 at 7:00 PM. Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group, Opening 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated tonight, April 30 through May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production! (more...)

The Pleasance Theatre Presents MOON RIVER, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

The Pleasance Theatre will present a new production of MOON RIVER, written by Seiriol Davies and directed by Caroline Horton, form May 22nd through June 2nd. (more...)

Mike Leigh's ABIGAIL'S PARTY to Transfer to Wyndham's Theatre from May 15 - Starring Jill Halfpenny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Chocolate Factory Productions are have announced the transfer of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party to Wyndham's Theatre from Tuesday, 15th May. (more...)

Alison Steadman To Star in Michael Frayn's Here at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Rose Theatre Kingston's revival of Michael Frayn's Here is set to star Alison Steadman. (more...)

The New Group's REFLECTING RABE Opens Tonight, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2012

On Sunday, April 15, at 4 pm, The New Group presents this season's final presentation in Dark Nights at The New Group - Reflecting Rabe: Readings from David Rabe's Work. This event features readings of excerpts from David Rabe's acclaimed writing, from plays to fiction. Special guests, including Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey and Matthew Modine, will read selections and reflect on Rabe's singular career. Discussion with David Rabe and guests will follow. (more...)

David Armand, Elizabeth Berrington Lead ABSENT FRIENDS In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Jeremy Herrin will direct David Armand, Elizabeth Berrington, Katherine Parkinson, Steffan Rhodri, Reece Shearsmith and Kara Tointon in Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy of manners and social embarrassment Absent Friends, previewing at the Harold Pinter Theatre (formerly the Comedy Theatre) from 26 January 2012. (more...)

Blake Harrison, Benjamin Dilloway, et al. to Star in STEP 9 (OF 12)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

Full casting announced for STEP 9 (OF 12) - joining Blake Harrison in his West End debut as Keith will be Wendy Nottingham, Barry McCarthy and Benjamin Dilloway. The show opens at Trafalgar Studios in a new production directed by Tom Attenborough. (more...)

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