Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BPO Nation Presents Chazz Palminteri and His One-Man Show, A BRONX TALE, TonightBPO Nation Presents Chazz Palminteri and His One-Man Show, A BRONX TALE, Tonight
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 4, 2014

BPO Nation proudly welcomes Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri, as he brings his one-man show 'A Bronx Tale' for one night only to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. tonight, Oct/ 4. Written and adapted by Chazz from the screenplay of the same name, 'A Bronx Tale' relives his coming of age in the midst of the workingman and gangsters in the Italian-American neighborhood where he grew up. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 'GRIMM TALES' at Bargehouse, Beginning Nov 21Full Cast Announced for 'GRIMM TALES' at Bargehouse, Beginning Nov 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. (more...)

PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. The first images of rehearsals have also been released today. (more...)

SEX AND THE THREE DAY WEEK to Play Everyman PlayhouseSEX AND THE THREE DAY WEEK to Play Everyman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Following the successful adaptations of Moliere's French farces, this Christmas the Playhouse presents another fresh adaptation of a classic French comedy. Liverpool-born writer Stephen Sharkey has created the hilarious and absurd Sex and the Three Day Week from Georges Feydeau's L'Hotel du Libre Echange. The cast includes Edward Harrison, Natalie Casey, Javier Marzan and Eileen O'Brien and runs from Friday 5 December 2014 to Saturday 10 January 2015. (more...)

ACT Theatre's Artistic Director Kurt Beattie to RetireACT Theatre's Artistic Director Kurt Beattie to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre Board President Colin Chapman announces that Artistic Director Kurt Beattie will retire at the end of ACT's 2015 50th Anniversary Season and will be succeeded by John Langs, a nationally recognized theatre artist who has served as ACT's Associate Artistic Director since 2013. Beattie, ACT's Artistic Director since 2003, will assume the role of Artistic Director Emeritus upon his retirement, stewarding long-term projects already in development as well as acting and directing in upcoming seasons. (more...)

Chichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise RoleChichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Jonathan Church's world premiere production of Taken At Midnight, a new play by Mark Hayhurst, will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season previewing from January 15th. Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in this production which is currently enjoying a sold-out season in Chichester. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul to Present VIGILS, 11/7-16The Theatre School at DePaul to Present VIGILS, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Vigils by Noah Haidle in the Sondra and Denis Healy Theatre, located in The Theatre School building at Racine and Fullerton. The production is directed by Andrew Peters, MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2016. Opening Night is Friday, November 7, and the production will run through Sunday November 16, 2014. (more...)

Redgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBANDRedgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Robert Bathurst, Jamie Glover, Jemma Redgrave and Laura Rogers join Edward Fox and Patricia Routledge in Chichester's production of An Ideal Husband, the final drama of the season to be staged in the Festival Theatre. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents THE MOUSETRAP, Now thru 12/14Northlight Theatre Presents THE MOUSETRAP, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from tonight, November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul Presents VIGILS, Now thru 11/16The Theatre School at DePaul Presents VIGILS, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Vigils by Noah Haidle in the Sondra and Denis Healy Theatre, located in The Theatre School building at Racine and Fullerton. The production is directed by Andrew Peters, MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2016. Opening Night is tonight, November 7, and the production will run through Sunday November 16, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 5 and 6, at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi YojimboCasting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi Yojimbo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Jonathan Raggett (CBBC's Woolfblood, Luc Besson's The Lady) makes his stage debut in the title role of Usagi Yojimbo starring alongside Haruka Kuroda (presenter of CBBC's Officially Amazing) (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

EDUCATING RITA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More Set for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres' Upcoming SeasonEDUCATING RITA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More Set for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres' Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

A major revival of Willy Russell's Educating Rita will open the Playhouse's 2015 Spring Season. The production, directed by Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz, will mark the play's 35th anniversary and will star Leanne Best as Rita and Con O'Neill as Frank. Following a remarkable first year, the Everyman season will begin with Associate Director Nick Bagnall's fresh take on A Midsummer Night's Dream. The second half of the season is marked by two world premieres, both screen to stage adaptations; a never-before seen Arthur Miller screenplay The Hook at the Everyman and the first ever stage adaptation of a Coen Brothers' film will see The Hudsucker Proxy come to life on the Playhouse stage. (more...)

'GRIMM TALES' Opens Tonight at Bargehouse'GRIMM TALES' Opens Tonight at Bargehouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse tonight, November 21. (more...)

PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. The first images of rehearsals have also been released today. (more...)

Laura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next MonthLaura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin runs at the Finborough Theatre for twelve performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees, from Sunday, 28 June 2015 (Press Night: Monday 29 June 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/22/2015 - NICE GIRL, THE QUALMS, Hirschfeld and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/22/2015 - NICE GIRL, THE QUALMS, Hirschfeld and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: NICE GIRL and THE QUALMS begin off-Broadway, and Al Hirschfeld's work is on view in NYC! (more...)

Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The full cast has been confirmed for the major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, and stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Rebecca LaChance to Star Opposite Michael Ball in New UK Production of MACK & MABELRebecca LaChance to Star Opposite Michael Ball in New UK Production of MACK & MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Rebecca LaChance will play 'Mabel' opposite Michael Ball's 'Mack' at Chichester this summer in a major new production of MACK & MABEL, directed by Jonathan Church. The show opens at the Festival Theatre in July, followed by a UK tour from October. (more...)

Chichester's Jonathan Church to Launch Indie Production CompanyChichester's Jonathan Church to Launch Indie Production Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Following on from the announcement of his departure from Chichester Festival Theatre after the 2016 Season, Jonathan Church today announces that he will be establishing a new, independent production company, Jonathan Church Productions Limited (JCPL), as a platform to continue the development of both his producing and directing output in the future. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

THE GREAT GATSBY to Play Blackeyed TheatreTHE GREAT GATSBY to Play Blackeyed Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Immersing you in the decadence of America's Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre. Commissioned to mark the 90th anniversary of the novel's publication, this production will embark on a 98 date tour across the UK from September 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK TourFull 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...)

Chazz Palminteri to Bring A BRONX TALE to Patchogue Theatre, 3/8Chazz Palminteri to Bring A BRONX TALE to Patchogue Theatre, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

?Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri in his critically acclaimed one man performance, 'A Bronx Tale,' on Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m. Ticket proceeds benefit the Patchogue Knights of Columbus Council #725. (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

It's Official! Michael Ball to Star in New UK Production & Tour of MACK & MABELIt's Official! Michael Ball to Star in New UK Production & Tour of MACK & MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

First reported back in November, it's now official that Michael Ball will return to Chichester this summer in a major new production of Mack & Mabel, directed by Jonathan Church, which opens at the Festival Theatre in July, followed by a UK tour from October. (more...)

EINSTEIN - THE PRACTICAL BOHEMIAN Set for Harris Center, 3/6EINSTEIN - THE PRACTICAL BOHEMIAN Set for Harris Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

his show is NOT a science lecture. There are NO blackboards on stage. The audience DOES NOT NEED a college degree in physics to attend. The Harris Center for the Arts audience just needs to prepare to see an extraordinary performance by actor Ed Metzger. From crazy white hair, thrift-style clothes and sneakers without socks, Mr. Metzger brings to life the unbridled curiosity of the world's most beloved genius and physicist in his compelling nationally acclaimed dramatic one-man show, Einstein: The Practical Bohemian. (more...)

Ben Forster to Search for His Dad in West End ELF; Other Cast Members AnnouncedBen Forster to Search for His Dad in West End ELF; Other Cast Members Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin will star in the London premiere of ELF the smash hit musical at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016, with a press night on Thursday 5 November. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2015 - THE EVENTS, ICEMAN, FIRST DATE in Chicago, THE BODYGUARD on Tour & More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2015 - THE EVENTS, ICEMAN, FIRST DATE in Chicago, THE BODYGUARD on Tour & More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 12, 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: THE EVENTS and THE ICEMAN COMETH open off-Broadway, FIRST DATE heads to Chicago, THE BODYGUARD tour kicks off in the UK and more! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Steep Theatre to Stage THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE Next MonthSteep Theatre to Stage THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Steep Theatre will present the Midwest Premiere of Irish playwright Ross Dungan's The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle. Steep Artistic Associate and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry returns to Steep to direct Dungan's heart-warming and magical exploration of lives lived without regret. Steep and Berry have racked up an impressive string of Midwest premieres, including last year's If There is I Haven't Found It Yet and past hits The Knowledge, Moment and Festen. The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle opens at Steep Theatre on Thursday, January 22. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den TheatreGriffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

On the heals of its hit musical production Titanic, Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2014-15 season with Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry and featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. BALM IN GILEAD will play March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Eleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 SeasonEleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artist additions for the 2015/16 season, with select cast and creative team members announced for Destiny of Desire, Oliver!, Sweat and All the Way as part of the theater's 66th season. (more...)

Karyn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in OctoberKaryn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

Jonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre CompanyJonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

As announced earlier in the year, Andrew Upton's tenure as Artistic Director draws to a close at the end of 2015.  (more...)

Jonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre CompanyJonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it was announced today, 25 August 2015. The British artist has been Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006 and is credited with completely transforming the much-loved UK institution. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVETFull Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Kirsty Besterman, David Cardy, Amanda Hadingue, Adelle Leonce and Andy Rush will join the previously announced Sally Messham and Laura Rogers in Laura Wade's new adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, Tipping the Velvet, directed by Lyndsey Turner. They will be supported by a young ensemble. Tipping the Velvet will open at the Lyric Hammersmith on 28 September 2015, with previews from 18 September. (more...)

BLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 SeasonBLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre announces a wide range of dynamic shows to close out its 50th year. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Tricycle Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, by multi-award winning American playwright Marcus Gardley. Sharon D. Clarke and Lucian Msamati lead the company which also includes Adjoa Andoh, Ayesha Antoine, Michelle Bonnard,Wil Johnson, Karl Queensborough and Angela Wynter in the production which opens on 14 October, with previews from 8 October, and runs until 14 November.   (more...)

John Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and MoreJohn Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The New York Times writes that John Turturro will star in ZORBA! for Encores!, running May 6-10, 2015. (more...)

Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO, Opening Tonight in the West EndDamian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will run at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited, opening tonight, 27 April and playing through 27 June 2015. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Director Walter Meierjohann has announced the cast of the world premiere of The Funfair, the first HOME production in its brand new home at First Street in Manchester. An adaptation by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens of Ödon von Horvath's classic 1932 play Kasimir and Karoline, the production features a cast of 13 actors and actor-musicians. (more...)

Ronke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield TheatresRonke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade. Tamara Harvey directs Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy),Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples' Theatre to complete the company. (more...)

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