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SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to Glasgow, April 29-May 17, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Producers of SHREK THE MUSICAL today announced that the larger-than-life production will coming to the King's Theatre on 29 April Sunday 17 May 2015, direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be directing by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the west end production, winning him the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. (more...)

ZoŽ Wanamaker Will Lead PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre in Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Spring 2013 sees multi Olivier Award-winner Zoe Wanamaker make her return to the West End in Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity. Directed by David Leveaux, Passion Play opens on 7 May at the Duke of York's Theatre with previews from 1 May. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday November 17. (more...)

Longlist Announced For Evening Standard Awards 2013; Includes Dench, Mirren, McAvoy
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist for the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards has been announced, and includes Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, James McAvoy and Dominic West. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT Star Stephen Fry to Guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Stephen Fry, who is making his Broadway acting debut as Malvolio in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of TWELFTH NIGHT, will be a guest on 'The Colbert Report' on Thursday, October 24. 'The Colbert Report' airs at 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central, 10:30 PM Central. (more...)

Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD to Play London, Now thru Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

London director, Ian Marshall Fisher has rediscovered the long lost play written by the unique collaboration of Orson Welles and Cole Porter, AROUND THE WORLD. This historical Welles and Porter partnership (Citizen Kane & Touch Of Evil meets Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes) is based on their take on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days. AROUND THE WORLD will play a series of 'Benefit/Fundraising' performances in London's Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, and will be unveiled to Americans for the first time in over seventy years at New York's Mint Theatre. (more...)

Michael Grandage To Open THEATRECRAFT, Nov 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Michael Grandage CBE will open this year's TheatreCraft event by giving a welcome speech at 9am on Friday 30thNovember 2012, at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD to Play London, Oct 20-Nov 10; Comes to NYC, Dec 6-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

London director, Ian Marshall Fisher has rediscovered the long lost play written by the unique collaboration of Orson Welles and Cole Porter, AROUND THE WORLD. This historical Welles and Porter partnership (Citizen Kane & Touch Of Evil meets Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes) is based on their take on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days. AROUND THE WORLD will play a series of 'Benefit/Fundraising' performances in London's Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, and will be unveiled to Americans for the first time in over seventy years at New York's Mint Theatre. (more...)

Full Casting Announced in THE DANCE OF DEATH - Daniel Lapaine, Kevin R McNally and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

THE DANCE OF DEATH by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson, part of the Donmar Trafalgar Season will be presented 13 December 2012 - 5 January 2013. Press night is Monday, 17 December at 7pm. Director: Titas Halder, Designer: Richard Kent, Lighting Designer : Richard Howell, and Composer and Sound Designer: Alex Baranowski (more...)

Judi Dench, Jude Law, Daniel Radcliffe et al. Set for Michael Grandage's New West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Michael Grandage is bringing together UK's cream of the crop for his fledgling West End theatre company's new season at Noel Coward Theatre, beginning Dec. 1. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 3, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Confirmed: BLITHE SPIRIT To Star Lansbury, Dee and Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Returning to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years the inimitable Angela Lansbury reunites with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Opening at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March, this new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores will also star Janie Dee and Charles Edwards. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel today November 17. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Leads KING LEAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Sam Mendes directs Shakespeare's KING LEAR, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 23 January. Simon Russell Beale plays the title role; the cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton. The production will be designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Paul Pyant, video design by Jon Driscoll, fight direction by Terry King and sound design by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harry Melling, Indira Varma and More at THE HOTHOUSE's West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy returns to London's West End in this new production directed by Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride). It follows the critically acclaimed and sold out Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed. Starring Simon Russell Beale (Privates on Parade, National Theatre's Timon of Athens and Collaborators) and John Simm (Elling, Sheffield Theatres' Hamlet and Betrayal), The Hothouse opened tonight, May 9, 2013, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Harold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE Returns to West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Jamie Lloyd Productions presents The Hothouse, Harold Pinter's macabre tragic comedy returning to London's West End in a new production this month. The Hothouse is next up in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, The National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride) and Howard Panter. It comes hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Macbeth, starring James McAvoy. The Hothouse, with design by award-winning Soutra Gilmour, runs through 3 August, with the press night tonight, 9 May 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE HOTHOUSE Starring Simon Russell Beale!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb) and Indira Varma (Miss Cutts) will join the previously announced Simon Russell Beale (Roote) and John Simm (Gibbs) to complete the cast for The Hothouse, Jamie Lloyd Productions' second show for Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join ZoŽ Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton, Sian Thomas and Annabel Scholey join star Zoe Wanamaker in a new production of Peter Nichols' Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity. Directed by David Leveaux, Passion Play opens on 7 May at the Duke of York's Theatre with previews from tonight, 1 May. (more...)

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join ZoŽ Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton, Sian Thomas and Annabel Scholey have joined previously announced star Zoe Wanamaker in a new production of Peter Nichols' Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Gerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway musical ROOMS - A Rock Romance, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from Tuesday 23 April 2013, directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates. (more...)

James McAvoy Stops During MACBETH at Trafalgar Studios to Help Collapsed Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

According to an audience member's Tweet, James McAvoy stopped in the middle of last night's performance of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios in London to help a collapsed audience member. (more...)

THE HOTHOUSE to Feature Jamie Lloyd, Simon Russell Beale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Jamie Lloyd Productions today announced that The Hothouse, Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy will return to London's West End in a new production this May. The Hothouse is next up in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, the National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride) and Howard Panter. It comes hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, tickets for which have sold out. The Hothouse, with design by award-winning Soutra Gilmour, runs from 4 May to 3 August, with the press night on 9 May 2013. (more...)

Harold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE to Return to West End, May 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Jamie Lloyd Productions today announced that The Hothouse, Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy will return to London's West End in a new production this May. The Hothouse is next up in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, the National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride) and Howard Panter. It comes hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, tickets for which have sold out. The Hothouse, with design by award-winning Soutra Gilmour, runs from 4 May to 3 August, with the press night on 9 May 2013. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Helms Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL in The West End; Nigel Harman et al. Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis, who is also the show's Musical Director. The production runs September 17, 2012 - January 5, 2013, with an opening night scheduled for September 27, 2012. (more...)

Brydon, Harman, Jensen to Lead Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. (more...)

Jill Paice & Ryan Silverman Will Lead REBECCA on Broadway at the Broadhurst This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, has found its male and female leads: Jill Paice will play the role of "I" and Ryan Silverman the role of "Maxim de Winter." REBECCA will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30. (more...)

John Bett, Neil McCaul and Simon Lee Phillips Lead Finborough Theatre's THE DRAWER BOY, Now thru July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

The London premiere of the multi-award winning international hit play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Michael Healey, The Drawer Boy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four week run, opening tonight, 19 June 2012 (Press Night: Thursday, 21 June 2012), starring John Bett, Neil McCaul and Simon Lee Phillips. (more...)

James McAvoy Joins Daniel Radcliffe for Fox's FRANKENSTEIN Resurrection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

According to Deadline, James McAvoy is set to play 'Victor Von Frankenstein' in Fox's upcoming adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel FRANKENSTEIN - opposite Daniel Radcliffe's 'Igor.' (more...)

Rob Brydon, Ashley Jensen Join Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPROVAL - Final Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the Autumn. Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy will join previously announced company members Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis. (more...)

Michael Fletcher from ITV's SUPERSTAR Joins DEPARTURE LOUNGE at Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 8-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2012

Michael Fletcher joins the cast of InSTEP Theatre's award-winning production of Departure Lounge direct from ITV's Superstar. (more...)

Claire Foy Joins James McAvoy in MACBETH for Trafalgar Transformed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

Claire Foy (White Heat, Little Dorrit, The Promise) will play Lady Macbeth, alongside the previously announced BAFTA winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) as Macbeth. Joining them, to complete the cast, are Jamie Ballard (Macduff), Graeme Dalling (Donalbain), Lisa Gardner (Witch), Kevin Guthrie (Lennox), Richard Hansell (Ross), Forbes Masson (Banquo), Allison McKenzie (Witch), Olivia Morgan (Witch), Catherine Murray (Caithness), Callum O'Neill (Angus), Mark Quartley (Malcolm) and Hugh Ross (Duncan/Doctor). (more...)

2013 IN PREVIEW: Reviewers' Theatre Tips, Part Two!
by BWW - Jan 1, 2013

We asked our UK reviewers what they're most looking forward to in 2013 theatre...here's the second in a series of their thoughts, including 9 TO 5, BRIDGET JONES, the Royal Court, the National - and some mime! (more...)

James McAvoy Plays Title Role in Traf Transformed's MACBETH at Trafalgar Studio, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

James McAvoy will play Macbeth in a production by new West End theatre company Traf Transformed, headed by Jamie Lloyd. Macbeth will play tonight, Feb 9 through April 27, 2013. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's MACBETH Starring James McAvoy
by Review Roundups - Feb 25, 2013

James McAvoy plays Macbeth in a production by new West End theatre company Traf Transformed, headed by Jamie Lloyd. Macbeth opened Feb 9 and will run through April 27, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James McAvoy and More in West End's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

James McAvoy plays Macbeth in a production by new West End theatre company Traf Transformed, headed by Jamie Lloyd. Macbeth opened Feb 9 and will run through April 27, 2013. Check out the production photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Judi Dench In PETER AND ALICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Peek behind the scenes of Peter and Alice - John Logan's new play which continues the Michael Grandage Company Season at the Noel Coward Theatre. Joining Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw are Olly Alexander, Ruby Bentall,Stefano Braschi, Nicholas Farrell and Derek Riddell. The production follows the critically acclaimed Privates on Parade, and opens on 25 March, with previews from 9 March, and runs until 1 June 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Amy Cudden, Sam Alexander and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

From 4 February 2013 a new cast will perform in Nicholas Hytner's five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will take the lead as loveable chancer Francis Henshall. He will join new cast members Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield, Amy Cudden, Harry Kershaw, Kelly Price and Hugh Sachs. Martin Barrass will return to the production to play Alfie, and current cast members David Benson, Rhona Croker and Derek Elroy will continue. Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes and Claire Sundin complete the ensemble. Check out the headshots of the cast below! (more...)

Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield and More Set in New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

From 4 February 2013 a new cast will perform in Nicholas Hytner's five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will take the lead as loveable chancer Francis Henshall. He will join new cast members Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield, Amy Cudden, Harry Kershaw, Kelly Price and Hugh Sachs. Martin Barrass will return to the production to play Alfie, and current cast members David Benson, Rhona Croker and Derek Elroy will continue. Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes and Claire Sundin complete the ensemble. (more...)

James McAvoy to Play Title Role in Traf Transformed's MACBETH at Trafalgar Studio, Feb 9-April 27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, James McAvoy will play Macbeth in a production by new West End theatre company Traf Transformed, headed by Jamie Lloyd. Macbeth will play Feb 9 through April 27, 2013. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 12/17
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2012

In this week's edition of 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week', we take you around the country - and beyond - with the most-read theater stories for the week of December 17! Scroll below to see what made news in your area! (more...)

2012 ROUND-UP: Our Reviewers' Best Of UK Theatre - Part One
by BWW - Dec 21, 2012

As we move into the last days of December, we asked our team of reviewers to give us their highlights - and lowlights - of 2012. Here are the thoughts of two of our team - Jenny Antill and Becky Brewis! (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD, Orson Welles & Cole Porter's Re-Discovered Work, Begins Performances Friday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The unknown play written by Orson Welles and Cole Porter Around The World, based on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days, is to play a series of benefit performances in London's Sadler's Wells and New York City's Mint Theater. The performances are fundraising events for The Lost Musicals Charitable Trust (UK). This production marks the first time it will be seen in NYC since the original production in 1946. Some 70 years after the original Broadway production, a new generation of New Yorkers will get the rare opportunity of seeing Around The World. (more...)

BWW Reviews PRIVATES ON PARADE, NoŽl Coward Theatre, December 10 2012
by Becky Brewis - Dec 15, 2012

Privates on Parade is the first in a season of five plays at the NoŽl Coward Theatre, where the newly-formed Michael Grandage company has set up camp. Getting the season off to a cracking start, Simon Russell Beale plays the witty, warm-hearted drag queen, Acting Captain Terri Dennis, in this classic play by Peter Nichols. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 12/10
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 14, 2012

It's Friday and time for another regional news recap! Today, we take you around the country - and beyond - with the most-read theater stories for the week of December 10! Scroll below to see what made news in your area! (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Leads Michael Grandage Company's PRIVATES ON PARADE, Now thru March 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Simon Russell Beale stars in Privates on Parade in the new Michael Grandage Company's season at the Noel Coward Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: PRIVATES ON PARADE at the Noel Coward Theatre
by Review Roundups - Dec 12, 2012

Privates on Parade opened at the Noel Coward Theatre on 10 December and is playing through 2 March 2013. Private Steven Flowers is posted to the Song and Dance Unit in South East Asia where serving under the flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis he discovers it takes more than just a uniform to become a man. (more...)

Michael Fletcher from ITV's SUPERSTAR Joins DEPARTURE LOUNGE at Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Michael Fletcher joins the cast of InSTEP Theatre's award-winning production of Departure Lounge direct from ITV's Superstar. (more...)

Michael Fletcher from ITV's SUPERSTAR Joins DEPARTURE LOUNGE at Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 8-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

Michael Fletcher joins the cast of InSTEP Theatre's award-winning production of Departure Lounge direct from ITV's Superstar. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Wonders If He Is Too Young to Play KING LEAR at the National
by Jessica Showers - Aug 1, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Kate Fleetwood and Anna Maxwell Martin will play KING LEAR's daughters Goneril and Regan, respectively, in the National Theatre's upcoming production of the Shakespearen tragedy. Olivia Vinall, who is currently appearing in the National's OTHELLO, will portray Cordelia. (more...)

John Heffernan, Harry Melling and More Join THE HOTHOUSE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb) and Indira Varma (Miss Cutts) will join the previously announced Simon Russell Beale (Roote) and John Simm (Gibbs) to complete the cast for The Hothouse, Jamie Lloyd Productions' second show for Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

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