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...)

Made in Colchester Announces their Casting for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Mercury Theatre Colchester has announced the casting line-up for their Made in Colchester production of Shakespeare's comic battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This saucy new production of the romantic comedy will be set in a modern-day garrison town and plays from Friday 30 September until Saturday 15 October.   (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees plenty of relevant stuff and controversial material in a new version of Marlowe's influential classic. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Christine Jimenez to Present Art Exhibition at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

A watercolour collection of caricatures by Christine Jimenez. This exhibition features the actors from The Entertainer, Funny Girl, Doctor Faustus, The Spoils, A View From The Bridge, Hamlet, Made In Dagenham, The Ruling Class, Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon, Urinetown, Guys and Dolls, Aladdin, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables.?? (more...)

WIPERS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to present the UK premiere stage production of Wipers, a new play by Ishy Din inspired by the real life story of Khuddadad Khan, the first South Asian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery at the First Battle of Ypres. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Press Night of Duke of York's Theatre's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Praised for their innovative and anarchic reinvention of the classics, The Jamie Lloyd Company propels Christopher Marlowe's legendary now in an explosive new production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage. Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his tale Doctor Faustus into the here and soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything  he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a  world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame? With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed  society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the After Party for Duke of York's Theatre's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Praised for their innovative and anarchic reinvention of the classics, The Jamie Lloyd Company propels Christopher Marlowe's legendary now in an explosive new production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage. Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his tale Doctor Faustus into the here and soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame? With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' JOHANNA FAUSTUS World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Hypocrites will conclude its 2015-16 Season with the world premiere of JOHANNA FAUSTUS, co-adapted by Emily Casey and Artistic Director Sean Graney from Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and directed by Graney. JOHANNA FAUSTUS will play a limited engagement now through May 29, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is tonight, May 20 at 8 pm, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Poetry Is Theatre Festival to Feature World Premieres of MEDEA and PHAEDRA, RELEASED.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Poetry Is Productions presents the Poetry Is Theatre festival, featuring the world premieres of world premieres of 'Medea' by Catherine Theis and 'Phaedra, Released.' by Robert Eric Shoemaker. (more...)

Last Chance to See Kit Harington in DOCTOR FAUSTUS in the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

There are just three weeks left to see Game of Thrones star Kit Harington on stage in the title role of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre, London. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, this anarchic production of Christopher Marlowe's masterwork, with two acts written by Colin Teevan, must end Saturday 25th June. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

Theatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, the attack on the Pulse Nightclub and murder of 49 people, Theatre Renegade are to present a one-off gala,  Response To… The Orlando Attack. (more...)

New Sinatra Musical Will Be Created by ATG, Stewart Till and Frank Sinatra Enterprises
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

The Ambassador Theatre Group is to produce a brand new stage musical based on the life of the legendary Frank Sinatra, in partnership with Stewart Till and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.  The show, which is planned to open in 2018, will feature a number of timeless hit songs from Sinatra's incredible catalogue of over 1400 tracks recorded during his illustrious career. Script development for the Frank Sinatra musical is planned to start shortly. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night night only reading of Will Eno's play GNIT, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT Monday evening, June 20 at 7 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street) as part of the theater's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL IBSEN, presented in conjunction with the company current production of PEER GYNT, directed by John Doyle and runs through this Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Jenna Russell and John Owen-Jones To Star In THE HIRED MAN
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

Casting has been announced for the concert production of Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg's rousing 1984 musical The Hired Man, which will play London's Cadogan Hall on September 22nd. (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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Phill Jupitus To Star In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At Theatre Royal Bath
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce the cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the final production in the theatre's highly acclaimed summer season featuring Phill Jupitus in his first ever Shakespeare role, and directed by Laurence Boswell. You are invited to attend the press night on Wednesday 10th August. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Announces 10th Tenth Season, New Leadership & Branding
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tympanic Theatre Company announces its tenth season of programming, along with a new executive team, and new branding designed by Tympanic Artistic Associate, Joshua Mikel. (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents Free Public Talk with Award-Winning British Director Jamie Lloyd on Thursday 15 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company presents a free public talk with multi award-winning British director Jamie Lloyd on Thursday 15 September. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Maria Aberg on DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

Swedish director Maria Aberg came to the UK to study at Mountview aged 20. She's since become a bold force in British theatre, with work ranging from Hotel at the National Theatre and Wildefire at the Hampstead to numerous productions for the RSC. Her most recent, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, features lead actors Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan sharing the roles of Faustus and Mephistopheles, deciding on the night who plays which by striking matches. The production transfers to the Barbican next month as part of the RSC's London Season. (more...)

The Gateway Announces THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Get ready to 'do the time warp again' with the cult-classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, live and interactive at The Gateway in Bellport from August 24-September 10.  Tickets start at $59. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group is staging Doctor Faustus now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

Kit Harington-Led DOCTOR FAUSTUS Cancels Performances Due to Flood
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Earlier today, April 30th, 2016, several performances of the Kit Harington-Led Doctor Faustus were cancelled due to flooding at the Duke of York's Theatre.  (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29
by Nora Dominick - Apr 29, 2016

Gearing up for Tony Award nomination this coming week? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/27/2016 - 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 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: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Jessica Lange, opens on Broadway, plus ANYTHING GOES bows at Goodspeed and Helen Mirren chats Shakespeare at the NYPL! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group moves into the modern classic and its first summer production with Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS. Lead by Quintessence ensemble members E. Ashley Izard and Gregory Isaac, HAPPY DAYS begins previews on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/26/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 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: TUCK EVERLASTING officially opens on Broadway, and Blue Man Group holds open auditions in Atlanta! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kit Harington Opens in DOCTOR FAUSTUS at Duke of York's Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 26, 2016

Coinciding with the Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington opened in the title role of Doctor Faustus at Duke of York's Theatre in the West End last night. Jamie Lloyd's contemporary take on Marlowe's play features modern additions by Colin Teevan, replacing the contested middle section, designs by Soutra Kilmour, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, and movement by Polly Bennett. The cast also includes Jenna Russell as Mephistopheles, Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer) and Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Duke of York's Theatre, April 21 2016
by Laura Jones - Apr 26, 2016

Doctor Faustus is arguably Christopher Marlowe's best-loved and most well known play. What would we give to get whatever we wanted? In Marlowe's production, Faustus literally sells his soul to the devil in order to gain knowledge. However Jamie Lloyd's adaptation gives it a more modern twist. (more...)

Review Roundup: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Kit Harington, Opens in London
by Review Roundups - Apr 25, 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company's production of Doctor Faustus is playing an extended run at the Duke of York's Theatre, starring  Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in the title role, alongside Jenna Russell as Mephistopheles, Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson(Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The Hypocrites to Present JOHANNA FAUSTUS, 5/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

?The Hypocrites will conclude its 2015-16 Season with the world premiere of JOHANNA FAUSTUS, co-adapted by Emily Casey and Artistic Director Sean Graney from Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and directed by Graney. JOHANNA FAUSTUS will play a limited engagement May 20 - 29, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Friday, May 20 at 8 pm. (more...)

Siobhan Redmond, Jimmy Chisholm to Star in THON MAN MOLIERE at Royal Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Quintessence Theatre Extends SAINT JOAN and DOCTOR FAUSTUS Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group has announced the extension of its celebrated Devil and Saints Repertory: SAINT JOAN and Doctor Faustus, performed in rotating repertory now through May 1. (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2016 London Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 11, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced new details of its 2016 London season. The Alchemist and Doctor Faustus will transfer directly from the Swan Theatre to the Barbican, playing in rep for a four-week run from August, with the same cast directed by Polly Findlay and Maria Aberg respectively. They will be followed by Cymbeline and King Lear, transferring from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, playing an eight-week run in rep from late October, directed by Melly Still and Gregory Doran respectively. In addition, following their Chichester Festival Theatre run, Love's Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing will travel to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket in December. (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

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