The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Warrington Is Prescribed a Dose of Laughter with NHS Comedy THIS MIGHT HURT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Popular playwright John Godber has put a comedic spin on dealing with the NHS and the prognosis is This Might Hurt. (more...)

BWW Review: Prism Productions Solves the MURDER AT CAFE NOIR at The Timbers
by Maggie Yates - Sep 22, 2015

An engaging spoof of Casablanca-style detective films, 'Murder at Cafe Noir' is a suitably wacky, everyone's-a-suspect caper in which the audience eventually chooses the guilty party. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shot of THE FULL MONTY Cast, Opening at the Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

GARY LUCY will lead a cast that includes ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, RUPERT HILL, MARTIN MILLER and BOBBY SCHOFIELD in THE FULL MONTY. Check out a newly released shot below! (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Stickball Productions Presents TWO BOYS LOST, Now thru 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Stickball Productions delved into the criminal underworld with The Friends of Eddie Coyle in 2012, sordid drunken late night antics with Bouncers in 2013, and now takes on an even more dangerous world - Christmas Eve at Ma's house. (more...)

King's Theatre Glasgow Warms Up with SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

???????The King's is warming up for a spell of brighter weather next week as the hit musical based on the true story of The Kinks arrives for a five night run at the venue.  Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, opened at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking out on a national tour. (more...)

Michael Starke Stars in Michael Wynne's Music Hall Show Celebrating Playhouse's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Stickball Productions to Present TWO BOYS LOST, 10/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Stickball Productions delved into the criminal underworld with The Friends of Eddie Coyle in 2012, sordid drunken late night antics with Bouncers in 2013, and now takes on an even more dangerous world - Christmas Eve at Ma's house. (more...)

BWW Recap: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do on SUPERNATURAL
by Erin Resnick - Oct 14, 2014

Breaking up is hard to do and letting go of the person you love can be a tough decision, especially if that loved one is going on murder sprees without your consent. This week's episode of SUPERNATURAL, entitled “Reichenbach,” was an all out display of just how much Crowley loved Deanmon and how even the King of Hell's heart can be broken. (more...)

Hidden Sydney Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Sydney has fallen in love with Hidden Sydney - The Glittering Mile, an immersive theatrical experience that brings to life the characters of historical Kings Cross set in a former brothel.   To cater for Sydney's appetite for this captivating show that strips bare the Cross a new season has been announced that will run from 2 November for 3 weeks.  Courtney Act joins the cast from 2 to 10 November, with Logie Award winner Tim Draxl joining the cast to play playing the role of 'Silver Spade' crooner.   (more...)

Stickball Productions to Present TWO BOYS LOST, 10/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Stickball Productions delved into the criminal underworld with The Friends of Eddie Coyle in 2012, sordid drunken late night antics with Bouncers in 2013, and now takes on an even more dangerous world - Christmas Eve at Ma's house. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the National Tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Bouncer Depot Announces New Inflatable Slide and Bounce House Models for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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BWW Review: PETER MURPHY Strips at Le Poisson Rouge
by Matt Hanson - May 31, 2016

In old England, life revolved around the pub, the brothel, and the stage. At times the bar scene feels like all three. That ambiance is in full color with the Stripped tour, the latest from the raging musical iconoclast Peter Murphy. (more...)

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann to Star in APRIL IN PARIS UK Tour, June 27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand) are to star in a UK tour of John Godber's bittersweet comedy, April in Paris. (more...)

5th Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival Kicks Off 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is proud to return to Little Five Points for the fifth consecutive year, once again bringing hundreds of local and national performers together for a four-day celebration of live performances from all over the theatrical spectrum. This year's productions run a wild gamut, from family-friendly magic shows to puppetry, modern dance, aerial acrobatics, improv comedy and everything in between, featuring fourteen companies from the Atlanta area. The festival is set to run June 9-12, 2016, with every act performing a 3-minute excerpt from their show at a free preview party Wednesday, June 8 at 7 Stages. (more...)

Production on Final Installment of I AM COMIC Trilogy Underway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The third installment of the 'I Am Comic' trilogy focuses on Don Barnhart's Battle Comics and their commitment to entertaining the troops stationed around the world. (more...)

Bouncer Depot Teams Up With Slide the City to Create World's Longest Inflatable Water Slide Measuring More Than Three Football Fields
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

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Are You Ready For This Jelly? Super-Sized, Jelly-Themed Bouncy Castle Opens In London, England
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

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Production on Final Installment of I AM COMIC Trilogy Underway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The third installment of the 'I Am Comic' trilogy focuses on Don Barnhart's Battle Comics and their commitment to entertaining the troops stationed around the world. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Absolut' Labs Collaborates with World Renowned Electronic Musician deadmau5 To Invite Fans into First-Of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Nightlife Gaming Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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SpeakEasy Stage Names 2016-17 Boston Project Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Playwrights Obehi Janice of Medford and Rick Park of Boston's South End have been selected from forty applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative "The Boston Project." (more...)

Mickey Harrison Pens THE FAR SHORE OF PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

BURLINGTON, N.J., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ With the State of Florida touting five consecutive years of record breaking tourism, there are bound to be some pretty quirky vacation tales coming from the Sunshine State. (more...)

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann Star in APRIL IN PARIS UK Tour, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand) are to star in a UK tour of John Godber's bittersweet comedy, April in Paris. (more...)

Andrew Dunn Joins the West End's RAILWAY CHILDREN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Andrew Dunn will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage from tonight 24 June. (more...)

Cast Announced For Musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of heart-warming chamber musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre, which runs from 10 August to 3 September. This is the first musical to be staged in PARK90, and British director Matthew Illife directs a brand new cast in this premiere. Press Night is Thursday 11 August, 7pm.   (more...)

HIDDEN SYDNEY - THE GLITTERING MILE this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Hidden Sydney - an immersive, exhilarating and witty cabaret experience is set over four floors of 'The Nevada', the former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world. (more...)

Multi Olivier Award-Winning Hit Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON Confirms Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

It may be a dull morning here in Glasgow but we're holding out for a spell of brighter weather as the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical Sunny Afternoon confirms its cast. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 11 until Saturday 15 October 2016.                                                                                       (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the SUNNY AFTERNOON Tour Cast; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Scroll down to meet the stars! (more...)


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5th Annual Atlanta Fringe Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is excited to announce the lineup for the fifth annual edition of the festival, set to run June 8-12, 2016. As usual, the productions run a wild gamut, from family-friendly magic shows to improv, modern dance, aerial acrobatics, satirical comedy and everything in between. (more...)

ALEC BALDWIN'S LOVE RIDE Among truTV's New & Returning Spring Programming
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

truTV, a division of Turner, unveiled premiere dates for its upcoming spring lineup, including the return of hit hidden-camera comedy series The Carbonaro Effect (March 23) and the humorous and practical life-hack series Hack My Life (more...)

John Altman to Join the Cast of PETER PAN at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has today announced that John Altman will join the cast the swashbuckling pantomime adventure Peter Pan, playing the dastardly pirate Captain Hook. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

Amanda Whittington's SATIN 'N' STEEL to Tour UK in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Roberts & John Productions have announced their inaugural touring production of Amanda Whittington's Satin 'n' Steel. The production, directed by Gareth Tudor Price, will tour throughout the UK between March and July 2015. (Tour schedule included). (more...)

THE GLITTERING MILE at Kings Cross from 16 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Hidden Sydney - an immersive, exhilarating and witty cabaret experience is set over four floors of "The Nevada", the former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world. This exciting new theatrical event will play from 16 September. (more...)

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann Star in UK Tour of APRIL IN PARIS; Comes to Glasgow Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand) are to star in a UK tour of John Godber's bittersweet comedy, April in Paris. (more...)

HIDDEN SYDNEY, An Immersive Cabaret Experience, Sets Performances at The Nevada
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Top Dog Theatre Presents TEECHERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Following Top Dog Theatre's sell-out shows of Bouncers by John Godber in Court 2 in 2004, and SHAKERS by John Godber in the Arts Centre in 2008, book now for TEECHERS in The Gloucester Room, in the ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL.  (more...)

Redtwist Theatre Welcomes Six New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Redtwist Theatre is thrilled to announce the addition of six new company members for the 15-16 season and beyond. (more...)

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann Star in UK Tour of APRIL IN PARIS; Comes to Glasgow, Aug 26-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand) are to star in a UK tour of John Godber's bittersweet comedy, April in Paris. (more...)

Review Roundup: AIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOUNCERS, Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, April 17 2015
by Jenny Antill - Apr 17, 2015

Bouncers remains a timeless piece and one of John Godber's most popular plays. The current tour presented by the John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield is playing its penultimate venue this week in Birmingham. The show has been extensively performed across the country so one would presume it would be difficult to keep the text fresh. However, a bouncer's recollection of a regular evening at work is as valid now as it was thirty years ago when it was written. (more...)

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