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Music, Comedy and Drama are on the Bill at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury this March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music, comedy and drama are on the bill at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, this March. (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

Further Venues Announced For SHREK THE MUSICAL UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Producers have today announced further venues for the 2017/18 tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL, with new dates in Sheffield, Cardiff, Woking, Liverpool, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno and Leeds. Priority booking opens from 10am on Thursday 30 March, with general on-sale on Monday 10 April. (more...)

Sony Music Signs West End Rising Star Natasha
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Natasha first came to the public's attention last summer when she stepped into the role of Fanny Brice for the West End run of Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre, becoming a 5 star critical wonde (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Midwest Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Set for DivaFest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

DivaFest 2017 will present the Midwest Premiere of the award-winning solo play, HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie. (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Sets Spring 2017 Lineup, Featuring First Relaxed Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, hosts its first Relaxed Performance next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman.  CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore Star in NOT DEAD ENOUGH at The Marlowe Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

SHANE Richie and Laura Whitmore star in Not Dead Enough at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (April). (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Nicholas de Jongh on Shakespeare's Sexuality and PRICKED OUT
by Guest Blog: Nicholas de Jongh - Mar 20, 2017

My play Pricked Out may be set in Dorset on Midsummer's Day 2016, where two young men meet and make a sensational discovery about themselves, but the focus is on time past - in the shape of William Shakespeare and the extraordinary revelation of his sonnets, published in 1609 to far more embarrassed silence than to general applause. It was the playwright's greatest act of self-exposure and a most uncharacteristic one at that from a man known for his canniness and personal diplomacy… (more...)

Photo Flash: Ray Cooney Presents OUT OF ORDER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Master of Farce Ray Cooney brings his latest show to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

Ray Cooney to Bring OUT OF ORDER to The Marlowe Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Master of Farce Ray Cooney brings his latest show to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Bring The Kinks to The Marlowe Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The multi-award-winning hit West End musical Sunny Afternoon comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Helm Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed director, actor, singer and 2017 Steppenwolf Women in the Arts honoree Phylicia Rashad will direct Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, a comedy by Jen Silverman. (more...)

NORTH POND Premieres at Houston's Match Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Inspired by a true story, NORTH POND follows Joshua Knight, a hermit and thief who survived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, and Chelsea Marlowe, a budding reporter who tries to use his story as her big break. (more...)

THE Marlowe Theatre Pantomime Dick Whittington Wins Top Industry Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

THE Marlowe Theatre pantomime Dick Whittington has won a top industry award. (more...)

Students from Eight Schools Across East Kent Will Perform JULIUS CAESAR at The Marlowe Theatre Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The schools are in the third year of a long-term partnership between the theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), called the Learning and Performance Network. They are: King Ethelbert, Birchington (the lead school), Cliftonville Primary, Dame Janet Primary, Ramsgate, Highworth Grammar, Ashford, King's School, Rochester, St Mary's Catholic Primary, Whitstable, St Saviour's Primary, Westgate, and The Ashford School. (more...)

THE PLAGUE, RICHARD III, and More Announced for Arcola Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arcola Theatre has just announced their 2017 spring/summer season. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Make U.S. Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in association with Dark Harbor Stories, present the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin. (more...)

Sharon Byrne's New Play GUTTED Set for The Marlowe Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Marlowe Theatre continues to support local talent by making a Whitstable playwright its first 'supported artist'. (more...)

Female Lead to Take on Christopher Marlowe's TAMBURLAINE for Yellow Earth
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

TAMBURLAINE, the electrifying theatrical study of tyranny and ambition was written in 1587 by the English renaissance playwright Christopher Marlowe when he was only 23. Some 430 years later Yellow Earth Theatre bring this rarely performed, complex drama to the Arcola Theatre where it opens on March 15th with a female lead, a cast of six who take on multiple roles and live music. (more...)

Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's 'Erotic City' ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent. (more...)

National Theatre's Production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Comes to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

THE NATIONAL Theatre's internationally-acclaimed production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time comes to Canterbury next month (March). (more...)

Oscar Award-Winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. Culminating the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season, this high-spirited romantic comedy is magnificently rendered onstage in the magical intimacy of Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater, April 15-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Jason Donovan Plays "The Father Of Rock 'N' Roll" In MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Jason Donovan is cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, the man who brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carol Perkins together to create music history on one night in 1956. (more...)

British Science Week, School Tours, Panels, Workshops and More Set for National Theatre's Learning Programs This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The National Theatre is opening up theatre with inspiring projects for schools, young people, and families and a wide range of events for adults. (more...)

Before The Parade Passes By! A Star Studded Cast Brings A HELLO JERRY! To The McCallum Theatre For 'One Night Only'
by David Green - Feb 7, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. (more...)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS Have Never Been So Silly in Didcot
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Fresh from Justin's House and Spot Bots, join the CBeebies' favourites as they swashbuckle their way across the UK in a hilarious new slapstick adventure of chivalry, swordplay and suddenly falling over. (more...)

Direct from a Record-Breaking West End Run THE COMMITMENTS Comes to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically-acclaimed musical, based on Roddy Doyle's 1986 book of the same name, stars Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy as Jimmy's Da. It also features many of the cast from the show's two-years at London's Palace Theatre, including Brian Gilligan, who will reprise his starring role of Deco, and Andrew Linnie as Jimmy Rabbitte. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 27, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong starts subtly with a member of the audience brought up on stage to lend a hand to two hopeless stage technicians, Trevor and Annie. They are setting the stage for a performance of Murder at Haversham Manor by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. With fireplace mantles falling down and doors that won't close (and then won't open), we are introduced to the slapstick nature of the show. (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Heritage Museum Bring New Life to Poor Priests' Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The proposals for the Stour Street building would see it transformed into an arts and heritage centre. The Marlowe's General Manager, Paula Gillespie, said: "We are excited about the possibilities working with our heritage and cultural partners would bring. Our plans are bold and visionary and put the building and remaining collections at its heart. (more...)

Cuba's Flagship Contemporary Dance Company Comes to The Marlowe Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

For more than five decades, since the company was founded by Ramiro Guerra in 1959, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba's (DCC) hybrid and hothouse dance blend of African-Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism and influences from classical European ballet has been evoking the sensual heart of the Cuban spirit through vigorous and highly physical contemporary dance. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 24, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pmand run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Swordfight in Didcot This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Fresh from Justin's House and Spot Bots, join the CBeebies' favourites as they swashbuckle their way across the UK in a hilarious new slapstick adventure of chivalry, swordplay and suddenly falling over. (more...)

Nadia Clifford, Tim Delap, and More Announced for UK Tour of JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Casting for Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece, Jane Eyre was announced today (20 February 2017), with Nadia Clifford taking the central role of Jane Eyre and Tim Delap as Rochester.  (more...)

Reginald D Hunter to Return to the UK for 2017 Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe. (more...)

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

English Touring Opera Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

English Touring Opera's Spring 2017 season features the company's first ever Gilbert & Sullivan production, a Puccini favourite marking the opera debut of stage director Blanche McIntyre, and two new operas for young people:Silver Electra and Different. (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe First Award-Winner Nancy Sullivan is One of the Stars of GUTTED a New Play
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

EDINBURGH Fringe First Award-winner Nancy Sullivan is one of the stars of Gutted, a new play at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury.   (more...)

Hawaii High School National Poetry Recitation State Champion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

High school students from across the islands competed in the statewide finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest at Tenney Theatre, home of Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY).  (more...)

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild Presents a Staged Reading of THE JEW OF MALTA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Theatre Guild's 2017 season begins with a staged play reading of The Jew of Malta, one of the most popular dramas of the 1590s. (more...)

TCG Publishes MARJORIE PRIME, BOOTYCANDY and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Theatre Communications Group has just published an exciting line-up of new plays from playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Tracy Letts, and Robert O'Hara. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2017 Season And Launches New Talent Development Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, announces today the winter 2017 season in Stratford-upon-Avon and reveals plans for RSC Next Generation, a new long-term talent development programme to give up to 100 young people each year from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to develop a career in the theatre. (more...)

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