Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Go Toe to Toe with Conleth Hill in West End Revival of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Daily Mail has confirmed that Imelda Staunton will be taking on another very strong personality on the London stage. The GYPSY star has signed on to play the infamous 'Martha' in Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Michael Cabot on the 15th Anniversary of London Classic Theatre
by Jenny Ell - Sep 17, 2015

As one of the busiest touring theatre companies in the UK, it is a rare treat to hear from London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot in the midst of their Anniversary season. BWW:UK talks to Cabot about the company's progression over the years and some of his personal highlights along the way. (more...)

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Third Child, Leonardo
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Hilaria Baldwin turned to Instagram last night to announce the birth of her third child with husband Alec Baldwin. (more...)

Official: MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS to Receive West End Transfer for Limited Run, Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison have announced that following a sell-out season at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on Tuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

Hancock and Russell Confirmed For GREY GARDENS At Southwark Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Olivier Award-winning West End stars Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are to star in the eagerly awaited European premiere of Grey Gardens. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Julie Halston & More to Join Nick Offerman in A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation."  Performances begin November 11, 2015 and will run through December 13, 2015 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.  (more...)

BWW Review: ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE Breaks All the Rules
by Hannah Menchhoff - Nov 30, 2015

For a play out of the ordinary for when it was written and now, look no further. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Curve today announces casting for the theatre's productions of Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES and Lionel Bart's classic musical, OLIVER! (more...)

English Touring Theatre to Bring THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD to Exeter Northcott This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

English Touring Theatre return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre at the end of November (24-28 Nov 2015), this time with THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD, their acclaimed collaboration with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. (more...)

Nick Offerman Leads World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Beginning Tonight in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, presents the world premiere production of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.' Performances will run tonight, November 11, through December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

THE BIG HOT MESS Comes to DIVAfest
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

THE BIG HOT MESS, written and performed by Catherine Debon and featuring Kevin Copps as the Boss and voiceover by Owen Walker, will be directed by Amanda Ortmayer as part of DIVAfest this June. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, 6/19-28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words is a gripping one hour play that uses real suicide notes and performed by four actors in the vein of The Vagina Monologues and Love Letters. Stan Zimmerman, a TV and film veteran and award winning theatre writer/director, returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival for his three straight year. But this time, he departs from his usual comedy ventures to create this unique theatrical piece after loosing a close friend to suicide three years ago. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company's Bob Hornery Passes Away 
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company is saddened to announce that much loved and respected actor Bob Horneryhas passed away.  (more...)

Bradley Cooper-Led THE ELEPHANT MAN Transfers to London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Having just finished a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from tonight, May 19th until August 8th. (more...)

'30 Rock' Star Alec Baldwin & Wife Hilaria Expecting Baby #3
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Wednesday, the '30 Rock' actor turned to Instagram to announce THE FAMILY will be growing even bigger with the arrival of a third child. (more...)

Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf Lead ALL MY SONS, Beginning Tonight in East Hampton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, tonight, June 9, through June 28, and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Autumn 2015 will see the Everyman & Playhouse collaborating with some of the greatest theatre makers in the country. The season begins with Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead, directed by Associate Director Nick Bagnall, a co-production with English Touring Theatre. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words is a gripping one hour play that uses real suicide notes and performed by four actors in the vein of The Vagina Monologues and Love Letters. Stan Zimmerman, a TV and film veteran and award winning theatre writer/director, returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival for his three straight year. But this time, he departs from his usual comedy ventures to create this unique theatrical piece after loosing a close friend to suicide three years ago. (more...)

Alec Baldwin & Wife Hilaria Welcome Baby Boy; Reveal Name on Twitter!
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin welcomed baby Number 2, a baby boy named Rafael Thomas Baldwin. The baby joins older sister Carmen Gabriela. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Dominic Cooper stars in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece THE LIBERTINE this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell to Star in GREY GARDENS at Southwark Next Year?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are in discussions to star in the musical GREY GARDENS, which follows the lives of 'Little' Edie Beale and her mother Edith Bouvier Beale -- Jackie O's reclusive relatives. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Rehearsals started today for the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, starring TRACIE BENNETT (taking over from Janie Dee who has had to withdraw for personal reasons), which concludes the Theatre Royal Bath summer season, Saturday 15th August - Saturday 5th September, prior to a West End run. (more...)

PHOTO: Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Share First Official Family Portrait on Instagram
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Hilaria Baldwin took to Instagram to share the first official family portrait, featuring husband Alec, newborn baby boy Rafael and the couple's older daughter, Carmen. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS is currently taking the West End by storm, and now the sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 July. (more...)

London Classic Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season to Continue with ABSENT FRIENDS, Now Extended
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Following a successful Spring/Summer tour, London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot today announces a 14-week extension of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, as part of the company's 15th Anniversary Season. In its most ambitious programme to date, the company will open a second leg of Absent Friends on 19 August 2015, followed by a 12-week UK & Ireland tour of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot from 9 September 2015.  (more...)

Full 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...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Florian Zeller's THE FATHER to Make West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Following successful runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the Tricycle Theatre will transfer Florian Zeller's Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner, to London's Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 30th September - Saturday 21st November. In the two weeks prior to the transfer, the production will play a very limited run at Cambridge Arts Theatre, 15th - 26th September. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS - Jamie Foreman, Robert Hands and More Join Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew! - Feb. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the hit new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre onTuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

Dominic Cooper to Star in THE LIBERTINE, Aug. 31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Dominic Cooper returns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine.  This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys will play a limited run as part of the 2016 summer season at Bath Theatre Royal from 31 August to 17 September prior to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Alec Baldwin & Dan Marino Star in All-New Amazon Echo SUPER BOWL Spot
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Alec Baldwin and former NFL quarterback Dan Marino star in an all-new TV spot for Amazon Echo which will premire during SUPER BOWL 50. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Returning to The REP Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Back by popular demand, Birmingham Repertory Theatre revives their 2014 production of John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice And Men for a limited run this February. Featuring a new cast, the show will open at The REP on 4 February 2016 before touring the UK until May. (more...)

THE FATHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre Ahead of National Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Following successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre in London and a West End season at Wyndham's Theatre, Florian Zeller's Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, will play at the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited five week run, 24thFebruary - 26th March 2016, prior to a national tour. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for THE FATHER at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tonight the Adelaide Festival Centre will sign an historic agreement with the China Cultural Centre which will bring more Chinese visual arts and performances to Adelaide. (more...)

Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Rachel Dratch and More Set for MEET & GREET Industry Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Meet & Greet, a comedy by Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin(Married...with Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Desperate Housewives), will receive industry readings in New York on Thursday, March 3rd. The readings will be held at 11am & 4pm and are by invitation only. (more...)

Claire Skinner and Alison Steadman to Lead UK Premiere of RABBIT HOLE at Hampstead
by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015

As previously reported, Hampstead Theatre will present the UK premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE, directed by Edward Hall. Now, The Daily Mail writes that a restrained Claire Skinner (as Becca) and Alison Steadman (as Nat, Becca's mother) will star in the production, which begins on January 29, 2016. (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Tracie Bennett Stars in MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Theatre Royal, Bath
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Tracie Bennett plays the title role in the new musical version of MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS at Theatre Royal, Bath, from tonight, August 15, to September 5, 2015. Emma Williams will play 'Maureen'. (more...)

Barbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck, the award-winning humorist and syndicated columnist known for her wry and humorous take on family life, is the subject of the newest project from twin-sister journalists and playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel-the world-premiere drama Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End debuting at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The Engels reunite with director David Esbjornson (Arena Stage's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) following their collaboration on the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, which starred Kathleen Turner in its celebrated 2012 run at Arena Stage. (more...)

Adaptation of Best-Selling American Autobiography Set for Edinburgh Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Fringe first timer is bringing his new, no holds barred adaptation of a best selling American autobiography to the Edinburgh stage. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

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