WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/2015 - GEORGIA McBRIDE, LAUGH IT UP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 9, 2015

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: Off-Broadway is in the spotlight with two openings and lots of photo ops! (more...)

Julian Ovendon Will Now Join Sierra Boggess for New York Pops' Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

On October 9, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will open its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

Mark Gatiss, David Benedict, Neil Bartlett, Matt Cain and Lisa Power Set for MY NIGHT WITH REG Panel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Ch-ch-ch-changes... The gay men who dance to David Bowie in the 1994 hit comedy My Night with Reg could not have predicted that 20 years later lesbians and gay men would be getting married. To accompany the Donmar's critically acclaimed revival of Kevin Elyot's landmark play, David Benedict, chief London critic of Variety, asks lesbian and gay cultural figures what has changed onstage and off? (more...)

Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Star in New York Pops' Season Opener Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Tonight, October 9, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opens its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', Kings Head Theatre, October 3 2015
by Adrian Bradley - Oct 5, 2015

Peter Darney's verbatim tale of chill-outs and sex parties - 5 Guys Chillin' makes an impressive transfer from the Brighton Fringe - and holds a mirror to some of the seedier parts of the party scene. (more...)

A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway.  An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.   It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon. This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions presents the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island, which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from today 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

Edward Hibbert to Join SOMETHING ROTTEN! Next Week; Peter Bartlett Departs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Something Rotten! has just announced that Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, "Frasier") will assume the roles of "Lord Clapham / Master of Justice" in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy beginning Tuesday, November 10 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Gemma Arterton To Star In West End Transfer Of NELL GWYNN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Shakespeare's Globe, Jessica Swale's new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe, transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season from Thursday 4 February 2016 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role.  (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

Shortlist Announced For Evening Standard Awards 2014; Tom Hiddleston, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen McCrory Included!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 17, 2014

The shortlist for the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards has been announced, and it includes such theatrical heavyweights as Tom Hiddleston, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen McCrory, Gillian Anderson and many more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/14/14 - A CHRISTMAS STORY on Tour, THE RIVER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A CHRISTMAS STORY heads out on tour today, and Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO and Broadway's THE RIVER open Sunday night! (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's MY NIGHT WITH REG to Transfer to the West End This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Donmar Warehouse's summer 2014 production of Kevin Elyot's Olivier-winning play My Night with Reg is headed to the West End's Apollo Theatre from January 23 for a short run. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR And More For 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar, Henry V and Running Wild will all feature in the Open Air Theatre's 2016 season. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Edward Hibbert Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

?Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, 'Frasier') will assume the roles of 'Lord Clapham / Master of Justice' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! beginning tonight, November 10 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for 2016 Season - Michelle Terry Leads HENRY V, Declan Bennett in JC SUPERSTAR and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre today announced Michelle Terry to play the title role of Henry V in director Robert Hastie's new production. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Sheffield Theatre Appoints Robert Hastie as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the appointment of Robert Hastie as the company's new Artistic Director. Hastie takes up the position in July 2016, taking over from Daniel Evans who steps down as Artistic Director at the end of June to join Chichester Festival Theatre. This appointment sees Hastie return to Sheffield Theatres, where he began his professional theatre career as an actor in Edward Bond's Lear in 2005. (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

UK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announce the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour's production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Lucy Briggs-Owen, Imogen Stubbs & More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the opening of the UK premiere of Buyer and Cellar, The Menier Chocolate Factory announces the cast for the first London revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy thriller Communicating Doors. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Schedule, Updates for 2015 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Artistic Director Josie Rourke said: One of the things that most excites me about this season is the strong leading roles for women. It is a thrill to announce a season of work that features, in plays by living writers, women of the calibre and power of Zawe Ashton, Sinead Cusack, Michelle Dockery, Michelle Fairley, Genevive O'Reilly and Janet McTeer, who returns to the Donmar and the London stage. This, combined with the transfer of Phyllida Lloyd's second instalment in her trilogy of all-female Shakespeares to New York shows a programme of work in deep conversation with the lives of women and their status as actors on our stage. We continue our commitment to bringing topical and searing new plays to the Donmar with the British premiere of Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara. I am particularly delighted that Dominic Cooke is returning to theatre and to his long-standing collaboration with Christopher Shinn to direct this production. On a personal note, I have long wanted to direct Christopher Hampton's superb Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and the cast we have drawn together is a testament to the brilliance of his play. As well as welcoming Janet McTeer back to the Donmar, I am thrilled that Dominic West will return to our stage in this production. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Seymour on Directing ONE ARM by Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

As One Arm by Tennessee Williams adapted for the stage by Moisés Kaufman opens at Southwark Playhouse this week, BroadwayWorld speak to the director, Josh Seymour, around the final rehearsals for the play ahead of its UK premiere. The show is now playing at the Southwark Playhouse 10th June  - 14th July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)


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BWW Reviews: MY NIGHT WITH REG, The Apollo Theatre, January 23 2015
by Alice Chappell - Jan 24, 2015

Kevin Elyot's classic tragi-comedy has transferred from the Donmar Warehouse to the cosy Apollo Theatre. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - January 18, 2016
by - Jan 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Mirvish Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season ft North American Premieres of 'STRICTLY BALLROOM' & 'MRS HENDERSON'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

David Mirvish has announced today the 14 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and four bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Edward Hibbert to Bring 'Can't Something Be Done?' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Edward Hibbert, currently starring in the completely original new musical comedy Something Rotten!, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time in two years on Sunday, February 21 at 7:00pm with his smart and sassy show, "Can't Something Be Done?", following sold-out past concerts and his starring role in It Shoulda Been You this past summer. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

Lord Browne Named Chair of the Donmar Warehouse Board
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Donmar Warehouse today announces that Lord Browne of Madingley will succeed Lord Smith of Finsbury as Chair of its Board. John Browne will take over from Chris Smith from 19 March 2015. (more...)

Charlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (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...)

BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards; Follow BroadwayWorld's Live Coverage on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - are set take place on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package. Don't forget to tune in to BroadwayWorld on Sunday afternoon for live coverage of the ceremony! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: All The Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 12, 2015

All the winners from the 2015 Olivier Awards, updating live across the course of the evening! (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: Kevin Sherwin's Picks!
by Kevin Sherwin - Apr 10, 2015

The Best New Musical category seems tighter than usual this year - of the four nominees, I can see three of them winning (sorry, Sunny Afternoon) but my money is on Memphis. (more...)

Casts of BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the 2015 ceremony to be held on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package. (more...)

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