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Alan Ayckbourn Directs ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR and SURPRISES at Chichester Festival 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Chichester's Festival 2012 continues with two productions by Alan Ayckbourn, one of Britain's most popular and acclaimed playwrights. Surprises is a brand new play, presented alongside his award- winning classic comedy Absurd Person Singular. These two plays are co-productions with Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and feature one company of actors. Surprises plays 8 August - 8 September and Absurd Person Singular runs 10 August - 8 September at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off 2014 Season with PROOF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Ensemble Theatre's 2014 season was launched on Aug 19 at the theatre with over 200 actors, directors, playwrights and group bookers in attendance. First up for 2014 is PROOF by David Auburn, a captivating character study about maths and the fine line between madness and genius directed by Sandra Bates with Adriano Cappelletta, Catherine McGraffin, Matilda Ridgway and Michael Ross. (more...)

DMT Presents WOMAN IN BLACK, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season of mystery and romance with 'The Woman in Black' - A Ghost Play adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill. Directed by Marilyn Langbehn and featuring C. Conrad Cady, Mark Frazier and Cynthia Lagodzinski, 'The Woman in Black' is a marvelous piece of chilling story-telling that will have you on the edge of your seat from the moment the house lights go down. (more...)

ZELDA Makes West End Debut, September 18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2012

Cahoots Productions will present the West End debut of Zelda, written and performed by Kelly Burke and directed by Robert F. Gross running at the Trafalgar Studios from 18 September to 4 October with press night on 19 September. (more...)

DMT Presents WOMAN IN BLACK Opening 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season of mystery and romance with "The Woman in Black" - A Ghost Play adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill. Directed by Marilyn Langbehn and featuring C. Conrad Cady, Mark Frazier and Cynthia Lagodzinski, "The Woman in Black" is a marvelous piece of chilling story-telling that will have you on the edge of your seat from the moment the house lights go down. (more...)

MRS. MANNERLY to Open 10/11 at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

From the author of Ella: Off the Record comes Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher. The irreverent and clever comedy will run at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford, October 11 through November 17, 2013. (more...)

ZELDA Makes West End Debut Tonight, September 18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Cahoots Productions will present the West End debut of Zelda, written and performed by Kelly Burke and directed by Robert F. Gross running at the Trafalgar Studios from tonight, 18 September to 4 October with press night on 19 September. (more...)

Sebastian Armesto & More to Join Frank Langella in Chichester & BAM's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at Chichester, prior to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow Receives Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2012

Tonight, October 24, 2012, Sardi's unveiled a caricature for Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director Lynn Meadow. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and we bring you photos from the event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alan Ayckbourn Talks SURPRISES!
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2012

The world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's new play continues at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough until 13 October. In the video below, Ayckbourn chats about the new show! (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...)

MRS. MANNERLY Opens Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

From the author of Ella: Off the Record comes Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher. The irreverent and clever comedy will run at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford, tonight, October 11 through November 17, 2013. (more...)

SEASON'S GREETINGS to Play The Union Theatre, Dec 3-Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

After previous productions of Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Joking Apart, The Union Theatre presents Season's Greetings this Christmas after their sell out production of HMS Pinafore. The production is directed by Michael Strassen whose previous productions include the critically acclaimed Billy, The Fix and the award winning Assassins. (more...)

Ayckbourn Ensemble to Present Three Plays in Rep at Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome the Stephen Joseph Theatre back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premieres of ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, TIME OF MY LIFE, and FARCICALS: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES begins performances on Thursday, May 29 (Opening Night is Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM). TIME OF MY LIFE begins performances on Friday, June 6 (Opening Night is Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM). FARCICALS: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies begins performances on Saturday, June 7 (Opening Night is Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM). All shows run through Sunday, June 29. The performance schedule varies. Please see attached calendar for the individual show schedules. Single tickets for ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES and TIME OF MY LIFE are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). Single tickets to FARCICALS: A Double Bill of Frivolous Comedies are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). (more...)

Rigby And Baynton Lead Cast In HOLES At Arcola Tent From July
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Holes, written by award winning comedy writer Tom Basden, makes its London debut in the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run from 16 July to 9 August 2014, with press night on Tuesday 22 July, directed by Phillip Breen. (more...)

THE ASSASSINATION OF LEON TROTSKY: A COMEDY Opens 6/22 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Theatre Planners will present a World Premiere play, THE ASSASSINATION OF LEON TROTSKY: A COMEDY, written by Peter Lefcourt, and directed by Terri Hanauer. THE ASSASSINATION OF LEON TROTSKY: A COMEDY will preview on Friday, June 21 at 8pmand will open on Saturday, June 22 at 8pm and will run through Saturday, July 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., in Los Angeles. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and More Star in Theatre Royal Bath's RELATIVELY SPEAKING at Wyndham's Theatre, Now thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 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 tonight, 14th May 2013 with press night on Monday 20th May. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company's sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from tonight, 1 May, for a strictly limited season until 6 September. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES to Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre, May 1-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that the sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 1 May for a strictly limited season until 6 September. RSC Members Priority Booking opens at 10am on Thursday 6 March. Public Booking opens at 10am on Monday 10 March. (more...)

THE ASSASSINATION OF LEON TROTSKY: A COMEDY Opens Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Theatre Planners will present a World Premiere play, THE ASSASSINATION OF LEON TROTSKY: A COMEDY, written by Peter Lefcourt, and directed by Terri Hanauer. THE ASSASSINATION OF LEON TROTSKY: A COMEDY will open tonight, June 22 at 8pm and will run through Saturday, July 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., in Los Angeles. (more...)

CHIMERICA Transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre, August 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

The Headlong and Almeida Theatre's five star sold-out co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play Chimericawill transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre on 6 August for a strictly limited 11 week run with booking to 19 October 2013. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Chimerica received its world premiere last month at the Almeida Theatre where it has subsequently been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Set designs are by Es Devlin with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Carolyn Downing and video design by Finn Ross. Chimerica will be produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchinand Jean Doumanian. (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre Announces Full Casting for THE NETHER, Jul 17-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The full casting has been announced for Royal Court Theatre and Headlong co-production of The Nether by Jennifer Haley. (more...)

DMT Presents WOMAN IN BLACK Opening 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season of mystery and romance with "The Woman in Black" - A Ghost Play adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill. Directed by Marilyn Langbehn and featuring C. Conrad Cady, Mark Frazier and Cynthia Lagodzinski, "The Woman in Black" is a marvelous piece of chilling story-telling that will have you on the edge of your seat from the moment the house lights go down. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Basden's HOLES in Arcola Tent, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Holes, written by award winning comedy writer Tom Basden,makes its London debut in the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run from 16 July to 9 August 2014, with press night tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July, directed by Phillip Breen. This is the pair's first collaboration since their award-winning and internationally acclaimed production, Party (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Seymour Centre, Sydney, and Arts Theatre, London). (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul to Present ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART TWO: PERESTROIKA, 2/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University's Showcase Series of Contemporary Plays and Classics presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART TWO: PERESTOIKA by Tony Kushner and directed by Jane Drake Brody. The production premieres on Friday, February 8, and runs through Sunday, February 17, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. (more...)

A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL Ends Run As Scheduled Today, January 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

Trevor Nunn's production of Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval starring Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen will complete its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre today, 5 January 2013 as previously announced. A Chorus of Disapproval is set to have recouped by the end of its scheduled run. (more...)

Gonet Leads Cast Of BEFORE THE PARTY At Almeida From Mar 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Matthew Dunster will direct Rodney Ackland's Before The Party at the Almeida Theatre from 21 March - 11 May 2013. Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Before The Party has designs by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Ian Dickinson. Dunster's production of Before The Party will be the first in over 25 years. (more...)

Casting Announced for BEFORE THE PARTY at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Matthew Dunster will direct Rodney Ackland's Before The Party at the Almeida Theatre from 21 March - 11 May 2013, with press night on 28 March. Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Before The Party has designs by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Ian Dickinson. Dunster's production of Before The Party will be the first in over 25 years. (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...)

Square One Theatre Continues 24th Season with TIME STANDS STILL, 2/28-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

Square One Theatre's second production of its 24th Anniversary Season is Time Stands Still, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies,described as warm, funny and humane and is acknowledged as one of his best plays. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul Presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART TWO: PERESTROIKA, Now thru 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University's Showcase Series of Contemporary Plays and Classics presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART TWO: PERESTOIKA by Tony Kushner and directed by Jane Drake Brody. The production premieres tonight, February 8, and runs through Sunday, February 17, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. (more...)

Limelight Theatre Opens SEASON'S GREETINGS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Limelight Theatre is staging Season's Greetings as its first production of 2014, a black and farcical comedy about a dysfunctional family Christmas. (more...)

Limelight Theatre to Present SEASON'S GREETINGS, Begin. 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Limelight Theatre is staging Season's Greetings as its first production of 2014, a black and farcical comedy about a dysfunctional family Christmas. (more...)

Julian Mitchell's ANOTHER COUNTRY Will Transfer to Trafalgar Studio, 26 March - 21 June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Following a hugely successful run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre last year Julian Mitchell's ANOTHER COUNTRY, directed by Jeremy Herrin, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1 for a limited season, 26th March - 21st June. (more...)

Rowan Polonski Joins Cast of West End's ANOTHER COUNTRY; Performances Begin 26 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Casting is now complete for the transfer of Julian Mitchell's ANOTHER COUNTRY, directed by Jeremy Herrin. Following a hugely successful run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre last year, it transfers to the Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1 for a limited season, 26th March - 21st June. (more...)

BARNUM, THE PAJAMA GAME AND MORE: Chichester Festival Theatre Confirms 2013 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Theatre in the Park will be unveiled with a major revival of the musical Barnum presented in association with Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, this production will star the versatile and consummate Broadway entertainer Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role. (more...)

Memphis is a Great Town for Theatre!
by Caroline Sposto - Feb 18, 2014

Some of my smartest Memphis Callboard colleagues put their heads together and made a list of ALL the local theatre companies in Memphis. Some are community efforts, others are professional, all contribute to making our ever-growing arts community so much fun! (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul to Present ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART TWO: PERESTROIKA, 2/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University's Showcase Series of Contemporary Plays and Classics presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART TWO: PERESTOIKA by Tony Kushner and directed by Jane Drake Brody. The production premieres on Friday, February 8, and runs through Today, February 17, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. (more...)

SEASON'S GREETINGS Plays The Union Theatre, Now thru Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

After previous productions of Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Joking Apart, The Union Theatre presents Season's Greetings this Christmas after their sell out production of HMS Pinafore. The production is directed by Michael Strassen whose previous productions include the critically acclaimed Billy, The Fix and the award winning Assassins. (more...)

A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL to End Run As Scheduled, January 5; Will Recoup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Trevor Nunn's production of Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval starring Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen will complete its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 5 January 2013 as previously announced. A Chorus of Disapproval is set to have recouped by the end of its scheduled run. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL With Jensen And Brydon Enters Final Weeks!
by BWW - Dec 3, 2012

Trevor Nunn's production of Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval starring Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen will complete its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 5 January 2013 as previously announced. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL Ends West End Run Jan 5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Trevor Nunn's production of Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval starring Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen will complete its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 5 January 2013 as previously announced. A Chorus of Disapproval is set to have recouped by the end of its scheduled run. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn Directs ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR and SURPRISES at Chichester Festival 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Chichester's Festival 2012 continues with two productions by Alan Ayckbourn, one of Britain's most popular and acclaimed playwrights. Surprises is a brand new play, presented alongside his award- winning classic comedy Absurd Person Singular. These two plays are co-productions with Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and feature one company of actors. Surprises plays today, 8 August - 8 September and Absurd Person Singular runs 10 August - 8 September at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

CHIMERICA Transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The Headlong and Almeida Theatre's five star sold-out co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play Chimerica will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre tonight, 6 August for a strictly limited 11 week run with booking to 19 October 2013. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Chimerica received its world premiere at The Almeida Theatre where it has subsequently been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Set designs are by Es Devlin with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Carolyn Downing and video design by Finn Ross. Chimerica will be produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchinand Jean Doumanian. (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 - Aug 30, 2013

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

Photo Coverage: A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL With Brydon, Jensen and Harman!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

Trevor Nunn directs Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre this Autumn. The cast comprises Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman, Ashley Jensen, Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley, Susan Tracy, Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottleand Steven Edis. (more...)

First Look At Gillian Anderson On HANNIBAL
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 5, 2013

Stage and screen regular Gillian Anderson appears in the new trailer for NBC's gruesome new thriller series HANNIBAL. Anderson joins fellow Broadway/Hollywood crossover stars Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne on the new series. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

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