Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Bertie Carvel & Cast of The Old Vic's THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel inRichard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. THE HAIRY APE opens on 29 October, with previews from 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. (more...)

PIG FARM Announces Full Cast - Dan Fredenburgh, Erik Odom, Charlotte Parry and More; Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Dan Fredenburgh (Tom), Erik Odom (Tim), Charlotte Parry (Tina) and Stephen Tompkinson (Teddy) comprise the full cast for Pig Farm, running at the St. James Theatre from 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October.  Written by Tony Award® winningUrinetown The Musical writer Greg Kotis, Pig farm is being directed by Katharine Farmer, with design by Carla Goodman, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by John Leonard, fights by Malcolm Ranson and casting by Kate Plantin CDG. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Michael Cabot on the 15th Anniversary of London Classic Theatre
by Jenny Ell - Sep 17, 2015

As one of the busiest touring theatre companies in the UK, it is a rare treat to hear from London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot in the midst of their Anniversary season. BWW:UK talks to Cabot about the company's progression over the years and some of his personal highlights along the way. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Sally Ann Triplett to Bring MY AMERICAN DREAM to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sally Ann Triplett in MY AMERICAN DREAM on November 21 and 27, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Kara Tointon to Star as 'Maria' in ITV's Live THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas
by Jessica Khan - Oct 22, 2015

The hills are officially alive across the UK! As previously reported, ITV is putting on its own live version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC this Christmas. Deadline writes that West End actress Kara Tointon will take on the role of 'Maria', opposite Julian Ovenden as 'Captain Von Trapp'. (more...)

PIG FARM, Starring Dan Fredenburgh, Erik Odom, Charlotte Parry and More, Begins Tonight at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Dan Fredenburgh (Tom), Erik Odom (Tim), Charlotte Parry (Tina) and Stephen Tompkinson (Teddy) comprise the full cast for Pig Farm, running at the St. James Theatre from tonight 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October. (more...)

Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE Begins at The Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The Old Vic presents Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. THE HAIRY APE opens on 29 October, with previews from tonight 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL Launches Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

JACKIE THE MUSICAL starring Janet Dibley launches major UK tour in Spring 2016, Previewing at the Gardyne Theatre Dundee on 11 March. Dates include Coventry, Bromley, Brighton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Glasgow. (more...)

UK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

David Calder joins the West End cast of The Nether to play Doyle, previewing at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015 and opening on 23 February. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12weeks only to 25 April 2015. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production, The Nether is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions. (more...)

Casting Announced For JACKIE THE MUSICAL At Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre From 24-28 May 2016
by Jenny Ell - Nov 11, 2015

Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, JACKIE THE MUSICAL will play at the New Alexandra Theatre from Tue 24 to Sat 28 May 2016, as part of a nationwide tour.  (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL to Launch UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

?Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, JACKIE THE MUSICAL will begin a nationwide tour in Spring 2016 at the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee. (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL Tour to Stop at King's Theatre Glasgow Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

?Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, JACKIE THE MUSICAL will play at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 July 2016, as part of a nationwide tour.  (more...)

THE BIG DRY Opens in June at Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George (Rory Potter) and his younger brother, Beeper (played alternatively by Jack Andrew & Noah Sturzaker), fight to survive while waiting for their father to return home.  And where a young rebellious girl, Emily (Sofia Nolan), won't take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine The Big Dry. (more...)

Glenne Headly to Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, FISH IN THE DARK beginning Tuesday, June 9 (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Apocalypse Theatre Company & Griffin Independent to Present THE DAPTO CHASER
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Dapto Chaser is warts and all Australian comedy that gets it hands dirty with the adrenaline, sweat and guts of the colourful and controversial dog racing sub-culture. The fix is in, the stakes are high and the laughs are set to spring from the box faster than a mongrel on uppers. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Comes to Canterbury Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time makes its Kent premiere at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, this month. (more...)

Bid To Meet A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE's Gillian Anderson, Support Childreach International
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

The Emmy-winning 'X-Files' star returns to the New York stage in an acclaimed Young Vic production. (more...)

ECHOES U.S. Premiere to Open 2016 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters will launch the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival with ECHOES, written by Henry Naylor, and directed by Mr. Naylor and Emma Buttler. Produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd and Gilded Balloon Productions, ECHOES begins performances on Tuesday, April 19 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1.  Press opening is Sunday, April 24 at 3:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Theatre Clwyd Announce All-Welsh Cast of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces the full casting for Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac which also features new Welsh poetry from Twm Morys. Steffan Rhodri leads the all-Welsh company in the role of Cyrano, with Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Roxanne and Marc Rhys as Christian, alongside Wayne Cater, Steven Elliott, Victoria John, Rhys Parry Jones, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Gwawr Loader, Sion Pritchard, Aled Pugh, Simon Holland Roberts and Dafydd Llyr Thomas. (more...)

Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Play The Gaiety Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A shabby boarding house in a small English seaside town. An elderly couple take care of a solitary guest, who rarely ventures out. The arrival of two enigmatic strangers seems to offer a welcome distraction from their mundane existence. But when an impromptu, seemingly innocent birthday party abruptly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse, there are horrifying repercussions. (more...)

Glenne Headly Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in FISH IN THE DARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning tonight, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MENTALISTS, Starring Stephen Merchant & Steffan Rhodri
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Rehearsal images have been released of BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) and critically acclaimed actor Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter, Posh) as they prepare to open wickedly funny comedy The Mentalists, which runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WOMAN IN BLACK at the SJT, Scarborough
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Twenty eight years after its debut, one of the most successful plays in West End history returns to Scarborough where it all began. (more...)

ABSENT FRIENDS to Run 25-27 June at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends will stir magic memories from Greenwich Theatre's recent history when it plays at the theatre for four performances at the end of this month. (more...)

London Classic Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season to Continue with ABSENT FRIENDS, Now Extended
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Following a successful Spring/Summer tour, London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot today announces a 14-week extension of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, as part of the company's 15th Anniversary Season. In its most ambitious programme to date, the company will open a second leg of Absent Friends on 19 August 2015, followed by a 12-week UK & Ireland tour of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot from 9 September 2015.  (more...)

THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant, Lands in West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant will make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean's comic two hander The Mentalists. Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, Directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from tonight 3 July to 26 September. Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 February. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Following a successful tour of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, today London Classic Theatre announces the cast for its production of Waiting for Godot, as part of the company's 15th anniversary season. London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot directs Jonathan Ashley (Pozzo), Peter Cadden (Vladimir), Richard Heap (Estragon), Michael Keane (Lucky) and Sonja Zobel (A Boy). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 9 September. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston to Stage London Premiere of BERYL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse announces the London premiere of BERYL, Maxine Peake's critically-acclaimed play celebrating the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. BERYL was nominated for best new play at the Manchester Theatre Awards today. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre to Present ABSENT FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

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West End's THE NETHER Begins Tonight at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the West End transfer of Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning The Nether. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production directed by Jeremy Herrin, The Nether previews at the Duke of York's Theatre from tonight 30 January 2015, opens on 23 February and is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Alan Ayckbourn's ABSENT FRIENDS Is A Darkly Humorous Time Capsule Of 1970's Suburban Life
by Jade Kops - Jan 29, 2015

Absent Friends casts a spotlight on the manners and misogyny of the 1970's as five 'friends' gather to welcome back and comfort an old friend on a suburban Saturday afternoon with unexpected outcomes. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

West End's THE NETHER to Host Post-Show Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Nether will host post-show Q&A talks during the play's West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre. With members of the creative team, as well as further guests from the worlds of theatre, the media, gaming and technology industries, there will be 6 Q&A talks after selected performances of the play. All Q&A talks are free for The Nether ticket holders. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES to Open at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How The Other Half Loves will appear in the West End this spring. At turns heart-wrenching and hilarious, Ayckbourn's tale of social graces and personal misunderstanding remains one of the celebrated writer's most famous comedies. The 1969 classic - the first of Ayckbourn's plays to be staged on Broadway - returns to London to play the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Wednesday 23 March 2016 - Saturday 25 June and is produced by Bill Kenwright. (more...)

JACKIE THE MUSICAL Coming to Belgrade Theatre Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Written by Mike James, with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, Jackie The Musical will play at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Tues 15 - Sat 19 Mar 2016, as part of a nationwide tour.  (more...)

Nicholas Le Prevost, Jason Merrells & More to Star in HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES West End Revival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for Bill Kenwright's new West End production of Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How The Other Half Loves. The 1969 classic - the first of Ayckbourn's plays to be staged on Broadway - returns to London to play the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Wednesday 23 March 2016 - Saturday 25 June, with a press night on 31 March. (more...)

THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant to Land in West End, July 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant will make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean's comic two hander The Mentalists. Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, Directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September. Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 February. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Northern Stage's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Showcase Three Actors in Sixteen Roles This Winter
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2016

The Hound of the Baskervilles, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, runs live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, February 24 through March 12. (more...)

Full Cast Announced London Classic Theatre's ABSENT FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre Michael Cabot today announces the full cast for the company's production of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends as part of their 15th Anniversary season. Cabot directs Ashley Cook (Colin), John Dorney (John), Kevin Drury (Paul), Catherine Harvey (Diana), Kathryn Ritchie (Evelyn) and Alice Selwyn (Marge). The tour opens at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne with a press night on 29 April and will tour to a total of 16 venues. There will be a second press night at Richmond Theatre on 15 June. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Glenne Headly Steps in as 'Brenda' in FISH IN THE DARK; Rita Wilson Goes on Medical Leave
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rita Wilson has temporarily stepped out of Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK for a temporary medical leave. In her absence, the role of 'Brenda' is being played by Glenne Headly. Wilson is set to return to the production on May 5, 2015. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Comes to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time makes its Kent premiere at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May). (more...)

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