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St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4AH


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Ingeniously clever and hilariously twisted, DEATHTRAP is the most celebrated play by Ira Levin, who also wrote The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil and A Kiss Before Dying.

Matthew Warchus directs a unique cast which includes Simon Russell Beale (most recently seen in the sell out National Theatre production of London Assurance) and Jonathan Groff (currently starring in the hit TV series Glee and star of the Tony Award winning US production of Spring Awakening) alongside Terry Beaver and award-winning actresses Claire Skinner and Estelle Parsons.

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOT'S WIFE at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 2, 2016

Eric Rosen scores hit new show with comedy melodrama with an edge. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: King Jonathan Groff Will Be Back for June 12!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Jonathan Groff may have already passed on his crown, but that doesn't mean he's missing out on the HAMILTON Tonys action. The star just picked up a nomination for his portrayal of King Geroge III (Best Performance by and Actor in a Feature Role in a Musical) and he's telling us all about why he is in love with the character. (more...)

O'Neill Center's Jill A. Anderson Joins Syracuse Stage as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Syracuse Stage has announced that Jill A. Anderson has been named the theatre's new managing director. (more...)

HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Signs on for Netflix Series MINDHUNTER
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Jonathan Groff, current star of Broadway's HAMILTON and lead in the HBO series LOOKING, has lined up his next small screen project. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Adobe Theater will present American playwright Horton Foote's play DIVIDING THE ESTATE April 29th through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/2/2016 - Wayne Brady Honors Emerging Artists and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 2, 2016

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: Wayne Brady honors Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Nellie McKay and more at Lincoln Center's Emerging Artist Awards! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/16/2016 - IRONBOUND, CAGNEY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 2016

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: IRONBOUND opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Present 'SALESMAN' & 'STREETCAR' in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The culmination of Everyman Theatre's 25th Anniversary begins this spring with the highly anticipated 'Great American Rep.' The Rep unites two iconic masterpieces and marks the first time Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire have ever been produced as a rotating rep, where one virtuosic cast featuring 8 resident company members performs multiple roles and transform night after night. (more...)

Victor Garber Joins Brian D'Arcy James in Upcoming J.D. Salinger Biopic
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Tony nominee Victor Garber has signed on to Danny Strong's REBEL IN THE RYE, an upcoming biopic on author J.D. Salinger. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater to Present GOD OF CARNAGE; Cast, Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GOD OF CARNAGE.  GOD OF CARNAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - Northwell Health.  Performances begin on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm and run through March 6, 2016. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The gulf between what's said and what isn't is at the heart of the sweet and whimsical comedy The Language Archive by Julia Cho, next up at Bristol Riverside Theatre on January 26-February 14.  Directed by Adam Immerwahr, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Irungu Mutu, Jo Twiss, Tiffany Villarin, and Julianna Zinkel. (more...)

Clear Space's DEATHTRAP, Starring Andrew Criss, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Equity actor Andrew Criss, who appeared in the Clear Space Theatre Company fall production of LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, will return to Clear Space to star in its latest show Deathtrap, a mystery play by Ira Levin. (more...)

William Peace Theatre Takes Shakespeare to the '80s in TWELFTH NIGHT, 2/25-28
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

William Peace Theatre presents William Shakespeare's timeless comedy, Twelfth Night, February 25 - 28 in Leggett Theatre on the campus of William Peace University.  (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring Off-Broadway Hits to London's St. James Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Ben Rimalower will perform his Off-Broadway solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how and addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) in double repertory bill March 11 and 12 at 8pm at the St. James Theatre. (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On January 21, guests gathered at Drury Lane Theatre for the Opening Night of their newest production, Bye Bye Birdie, directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader. With a cast led by Michelle Aravena as Rosie, Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, and Jason Michael Evans as Conrad Birdie, audiences were treated to a throwback of the classic 1950's musical, brought to life again by this energetic and lively ensemble of 31. Check out photos from opening night, below! (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Playhouse Stages DEATHTRAP
by Don Grigware - Jan 19, 2016

Broadway had one of its greatest commercial hits and the longest running comedy-thriller with Ira Levin's Deathtrap in 1978, and it was later on film in 1982 with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Like Sleuth  before it, Deathtrap makes a game out of murder with plot twists too numerable to mention, and adds just a small amount of comedy to make it all palatable. It's a play within a play, making it doubly intriguing to watch. Now on stage at Sierra Madre Playhouse, this new production of the classic is solid with fine direction from Christian Lebano and a resilient cast. (more...)

IVANOV, Hugo Weaving, MATILDA Top 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards; Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

At a star-studded ceremony today 18 January 2016, the winners of the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 36 Awards presented, shared between 19 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2015. Over 350 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre. Scroll down or click HERE for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2015 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 18, 2016

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2015 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 11th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

Northern Stage to Present World Premiere Production by Local Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Mad Love, written by award-winning local playwright Marisa Smith, runs live on stage at the new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT January 27 through February 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A Bit of Comedy and Conniving Seizes Audiences with DEATHTRAP at APA
by Kristen Morale - Jan 16, 2016

Directed by Rich McKey, who brings his creative vision of what kind of world Levin's five characters should inhabit as they simultaneously create and avoid their own demise, Deathtrap is a joyride into the minds of maniacal people who think that their plans and intentions will be brought about not only because of the sheer brilliance they believe themselves to have, but also because everyone else is not thinking along the same lines. From playwrights to psychics, to the innocent wife who sits on a couch and merely wants a part in the unfolding plot she knows nothing about, everyone in this show wants to be included in some way, shape or form; although this is human nature to some extent, what people will do to see their vision become a reality is nothing short of something out of a book¬Öand that is exactly what makes this play so damn fascinating. (more...)

Royal Alexandra & Princess of Wales Theatres to Dim Lights in Honor of Brian Bedford Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Following the news of the passing of Brian Bedford, who died on January 13, 2015 at the age of 80, the marquee lights of the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales theatres will be dimmed at 7:55 PM today (Thursday January 14, 2016), BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

BWW Preview: Living Dangerously Brings Fame to Players in APA's DEATHTRAP
by Kristen Morale - Jan 14, 2016

The Academy Playhouse, a theater that has brought Cape Cod audiences an eclectic mix of productions that are always of the upmost professional quality, is taking a slight tangent from its recently closed holiday presentation of Sounds of the Season and delving into a play of a more murderous nature, also chock full of just enough laughs to make audiences question whether or not they should, in fact, notice the play's comedic side in the circumstances presented. Written by Ira Levin, Deathtrap makes its way to the Academy stage and from the start captures audiences with the extreme witticism of its characters and the brooding sense of mystery and danger which the title of the play alone implies. (more...)

BWW Interview: DEATHTRAP to Open 2016 Season at Washington County Playhouse
by Johnna Leary - Jan 13, 2016

With the cold weather just beginning, the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater will present the chilling thriller Deathtrap for the first show of their 2016 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Now Playing!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2016-17 season with Agatha Christie's classic mystery thriller, And Then There Were None. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 26 - March 20, 2016. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. And Then There Were None is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS with Kate Baldwin, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, have announced the 2016 Summer Theatre Season and an assortment of lively presented acts at The Garage and The Colonial Theatre. An announcement with casting will be made within the next several weeks. (more...)

BWW Preview: Ben Rimalower brings BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to KTCHN in NYC on 2/29
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 18, 2016

Jacob Langfelder and Jill Bernard will present Ben Rimalower in his Off-Broadway solo plays, 'PATTI ISSUES' and 'BAD WITH MONEY' in a double repertory bill on February 29th before heading off to make his London debut at the St. James Theatre on March 11th and 12th. (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...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

Gabriel V. Hall Releases THE DRAGON SLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Gabriel V. Hall, a father, science fiction fan, movie and game enthusiast, devoted writer and artist, has completed his new book 'The Dragon Slayers': an original and artistic tale that is the perfect read for any science fiction fan! (more...)

Young Writers Play Fest, THE STAR and More Coming Up at MadLab in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

MadLab has announced their 2016-17 Theatre Season. Beginning their 3rd decade of delivering new exciting works to Columbus, MadLab is coming back in 2016 with another jam packed year including their 17th Theatre Roulette, their 5th Young Writer's Short Play Festival, the latest version of Date Night by their resident improv troupe FFN, and 4 new full length shows. Details below! (more...)

The Adobe to Open 2016 with Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

A wickedly funny comedy thriller -- Deathtrap by Ira Levin -- opens January 8th at The Adobe Theater. (more...)

2015 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2015, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 18, 2016 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical, begins performances at Drury Lane on January 14 to conclude the 2015 - 2016 Season. The funny, irreverent musical takes audiences back to 1959 in quiet Sweet Apple, OH, where rock star Conrad Birdie shakes things up when he arrives to give one lucky teenage girl a special goodbye kiss. With a cast led by 2015 Jeff Award Best Supporting Actor winners Michelle Aravena as Rosie and Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader. Featuring musical theater classics such as "Kids," "Put on a Happy Face," and "A Lot of Livin' to Do," the inspired cast and creative team promise to bring a decidedly fresh touch to the timeless story.  (more...)

TCG Welcomes New Chief Development Officer Joyce Friedmann
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the newest member of its executive leadership team, Joyce Friedmann, who will serve as TCG's Chief Development Officer. (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Present TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Sam Shepard's bracing comedy True West at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus January 7 through 24, 2016. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Studio 120 is located at 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620, where ample free parking is available during performances. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the holiday comedy, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez with original music by Will Knapp from December 3 through December 20 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

DEATHTRAP Opens at Adobe Theater January 8th
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a 'dry' spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Costumer Veronica Prior
by Frank Benge - Apr 5, 2016

We continue our series on technical theatre artists in Austin with a look at the Art of Costuming. The dictionary defines costuming as "the act of furnishing or designing costumes" but that definition doesn't really tell someone exactly what all goes into that act. A costumer is the person who, for any particular production makes, sells, or rents the costumes that you see for every stage production you attend, whether it is modern dress or elaborate period outfits. It is their work that tells the audience exactly what time period a play is set in more than any other technical theatre element. We sat down with Award Winning Costumer Veronica Prior to find out a little about her and what all is involved in the art of costuming. (more...)

Eddie Korbich's One-Man Show TRU to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Broadway actor Eddie Korbich as Truman Capote in TRU, a one-man play by Jay Presson Allen based on Capote's words and works. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas, TRU runs April 21 - May 22, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit (more...)

MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Olney Theatre Center - It's Like 'CSI' In Person
by Charles Shubow - Apr 18, 2016

Olney Theatre Center Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones directs an enticing psychological thriller. (more...)

BWW Review: Let the Youth Be Told in APA's New Hit SOCIAL SECURITY
by Kristen Morale - Apr 11, 2016

There are quite a few advantages of getting old, despite what many people may believe: the well-worn worries of youth are whisked away in the leveled way more mature people live their lives, self-dictated rules and personal boundaries are set as people come into their own and emotions are at bay as people gradually accept and even embrace the monotone way in which their lives are lived. Youth can still be kept alive and may even be sought after, but that shouldn't be too strenuous a task, right? Ha, no. After seeing the workings of the Academy of Performing Art's newest production of Social Security, where insecurities run rampant, youth is a perpetual theme in hilarious unforeseen ways and basically nothing is secure, the irony of this show's title alone is bound to excite and surprise anyone one believes that youth cannot be rekindled in the old at heart. (more...)

Drury Lane Presents the World Premiere of HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip by Ted Key and the 1960s TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth. Hazel features a book by Lissa Levin, music by Ron Abel, and lyrics by Chuck Steffan. This new musical is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction by Roberta Duchak. Hazel runs March 31 - May 29, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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