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Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COALSheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's play Queen Coal, which will take to the Studio stage from Thursday 30 October to Saturday 22 November. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to Glasgow, April 29-May 17, 2015SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to Glasgow, April 29-May 17, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Producers of SHREK THE MUSICAL today announced that the larger-than-life production will coming to the King's Theatre on 29 April Sunday 17 May 2015, direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be directing by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the west end production, winning him the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre AwardsJames McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday November 17. (more...)

Longlist Announced For Evening Standard Awards 2013; Includes Dench, Mirren, McAvoyLonglist Announced For Evening Standard Awards 2013; Includes Dench, Mirren, McAvoy
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist for the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards has been announced, and includes Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, James McAvoy and Dominic West. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT Star Stephen Fry to Guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, 10/24TWELFTH NIGHT Star Stephen Fry to Guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Stephen Fry, who is making his Broadway acting debut as Malvolio in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of TWELFTH NIGHT, will be a guest on 'The Colbert Report' on Thursday, October 24. 'The Colbert Report' airs at 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central, 10:30 PM Central. (more...)

THAT PLAY: A SOLO MACBETH Comes to Stage Left Studio, 10/28-11/8THAT PLAY: A SOLO MACBETH Comes to Stage Left Studio, 10/28-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

THAT PLAY: A Solo Macbeth, the 2013 Drama Desk Nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience, will offer 3 performances, Oct 28, Nov 4 and Nov 8 at Stage Left Studio. (more...)

Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD to Play London, Now thru Nov 10Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD to Play London, Now thru Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

London director, Ian Marshall Fisher has rediscovered the long lost play written by the unique collaboration of Orson Welles and Cole Porter, AROUND THE WORLD. This historical Welles and Porter partnership (Citizen Kane & Touch Of Evil meets Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes) is based on their take on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days. AROUND THE WORLD will play a series of 'Benefit/Fundraising' performances in London's Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, and will be unveiled to Americans for the first time in over seventy years at New York's Mint Theatre. (more...)

Rufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next MonthRufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Rufus Hound is leaving the West End's current production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Alex Gaumond will take over the role of 'Freddy Benson' on November 11 at the Savoy Theatre; in the meantime, an understudy will play the part. (more...)

Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD to Play London, Oct 20-Nov 10; Comes to NYC, Dec 6-12Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD to Play London, Oct 20-Nov 10; Comes to NYC, Dec 6-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

London director, Ian Marshall Fisher has rediscovered the long lost play written by the unique collaboration of Orson Welles and Cole Porter, AROUND THE WORLD. This historical Welles and Porter partnership (Citizen Kane & Touch Of Evil meets Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes) is based on their take on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days. AROUND THE WORLD will play a series of 'Benefit/Fundraising' performances in London's Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, and will be unveiled to Americans for the first time in over seventy years at New York's Mint Theatre. (more...)

Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Daniel Evans and Stage Entertainment today announce the full cast for Evans' production of Anything Goes for the run at the Crucible and the start of the UK and Ireland tour. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 3, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Confirmed: BLITHE SPIRIT To Star Lansbury, Dee and EdwardsConfirmed: BLITHE SPIRIT To Star Lansbury, Dee and Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Returning to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years the inimitable Angela Lansbury reunites with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Opening at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March, this new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores will also star Janie Dee and Charles Edwards. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre AwardsJames McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel today November 17. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Leads KING LEAR - Full Cast Announced!Simon Russell Beale Leads KING LEAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Sam Mendes directs Shakespeare's KING LEAR, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 23 January. Simon Russell Beale plays the title role; the cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton. The production will be designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Paul Pyant, video design by Jon Driscoll, fight direction by Terry King and sound design by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harry Melling, Indira Varma and More at THE HOTHOUSE's West End OpeningPhoto Flash: Harry Melling, Indira Varma and More at THE HOTHOUSE's West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy returns to London's West End in this new production directed by Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride). It follows the critically acclaimed and sold out Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed. Starring Simon Russell Beale (Privates on Parade, National Theatre's Timon of Athens and Collaborators) and John Simm (Elling, Sheffield Theatres' Hamlet and Betrayal), The Hothouse opened tonight, May 9, 2013, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Harold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE Returns to West End TonightHarold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE Returns to West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Jamie Lloyd Productions presents The Hothouse, Harold Pinter's macabre tragic comedy returning to London's West End in a new production this month. The Hothouse is next up in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, The National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride) and Howard Panter. It comes hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Macbeth, starring James McAvoy. The Hothouse, with design by award-winning Soutra Gilmour, runs through 3 August, with the press night tonight, 9 May 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE HOTHOUSE Starring Simon Russell Beale!Photo Coverage: THE HOTHOUSE Starring Simon Russell Beale!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb) and Indira Varma (Miss Cutts) will join the previously announced Simon Russell Beale (Roote) and John Simm (Gibbs) to complete the cast for The Hothouse, Jamie Lloyd Productions' second show for Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Release Video to WORK B**CHSTAGE TUBE: West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Release Video to WORK B**CH
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2014

The West End's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels just release a video of the cast set to Britany Spears' song Work B**ch. Check below to watch! (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Peter Curtin Passes AwayStage and Screen Actor Peter Curtin Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company is saddened by the news that Peter Curtin, an actor who had a lengthy history with the company, has passed away. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Booking Period To  March 2015DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Booking Period To March 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Jerry Mitchell's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will extend its run at The Savoy Theatre and is now booking until 7 March 2015. Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will continue with their celebrated performances as Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate throughout this new booking period. Following its hugely successful opening in April, the cast and the Producers are thrilled to be extending the production into Spring 2015. (more...)

Message from the Artistic Director about Just Jim DaleMessage from the Artistic Director about Just Jim Dale
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 13, 2014

Never have I presented a more aptly-titled show than Just Jim Dale, beginning previews this week at the Laura Pels Theatre. Yes, it's just Jim up there on stage, alone but for a pianist and a stool. But if you think that 'just' signifies something small, then you don't know Jim Dale at all. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Through March 7, 2015 at the SavoyDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Through March 7, 2015 at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS has been extended through March 7, 2015 at the Savoy Theatre in London. (more...)

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join Zo Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre, Beg. TonightOwen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join Zo Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton, Sian Thomas and Annabel Scholey join star Zoe Wanamaker in a new production of Peter Nichols' Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity. Directed by David Leveaux, Passion Play opens on 7 May at the Duke of York's Theatre with previews from tonight, 1 May. (more...)

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join Zo Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's TheatreOwen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join Zo Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton, Sian Thomas and Annabel Scholey have joined previously announced star Zoe Wanamaker in a new production of Peter Nichols' Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice,and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain), who was just nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, James Bond Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates on Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Gerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From AprilGerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway musical ROOMS - A Rock Romance, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from Tuesday 23 April 2013, directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates. (more...)

James McAvoy Stops During MACBETH at Trafalgar Studios to Help Collapsed Audience MemberJames McAvoy Stops During MACBETH at Trafalgar Studios to Help Collapsed Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

According to an audience member's Tweet, James McAvoy stopped in the middle of last night's performance of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios in London to help a collapsed audience member. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening TodaythFull Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Nol Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

 THE HOTHOUSE to Feature Jamie Lloyd, Simon Russell Beale THE HOTHOUSE to Feature Jamie Lloyd, Simon Russell Beale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Jamie Lloyd Productions today announced that The Hothouse, Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy will return to London's West End in a new production this May. The Hothouse is next up in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, the National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride) and Howard Panter. It comes hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, tickets for which have sold out. The Hothouse, with design by award-winning Soutra Gilmour, runs from 4 May to 3 August, with the press night on 9 May 2013. (more...)

Harold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE to Return to West End, May 9Harold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE to Return to West End, May 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Jamie Lloyd Productions today announced that The Hothouse, Harold Pinter's macabre tragicomedy will return to London's West End in a new production this May. The Hothouse is next up in a thrilling season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd (Donmar's Passion, Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, the National Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer, Royal Court's The Pride) and Howard Panter. It comes hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, tickets for which have sold out. The Hothouse, with design by award-winning Soutra Gilmour, runs from 4 May to 3 August, with the press night on 9 May 2013. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

James McAvoy Joins Daniel Radcliffe for Fox's FRANKENSTEIN ResurrectionJames McAvoy Joins Daniel Radcliffe for Fox's FRANKENSTEIN Resurrection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

According to Deadline, James McAvoy is set to play 'Victor Von Frankenstein' in Fox's upcoming adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel FRANKENSTEIN - opposite Daniel Radcliffe's 'Igor.' (more...)

Jim Dale at RoundaboutJim Dale at Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 10, 2014

Veteran actor Jim Dale has a long history with Roundabout Theatre Company. Starting with one of Roundabout's earliest successes, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jim Dale has performed in five Roundabout productions over the last 30 years. In his brand new solo show, Just Jim Daleunder the direction of Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Dale shares his passion for the stage as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales. We look back at some of his great roles at Roundabout below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRIVATES ON PARADE Original London Cast RecordingBWW Reviews: PRIVATES ON PARADE Original London Cast Recording
by Jenny Antill - Jan 27, 2014

From the Olivier & Ivor Novello award-winning comedy by Peter Nichols, the original London cast recording of Privates on Parade is being released today; the latest CD from Stage Door Records. The show focuses on the fictional Song And Dance Unit South East ASIA (SADUSEA) who are stationed in Singapore and Malaysia during the late 1940s. (more...)

Jim Dale to Bring JUST JIM DALE to Laura Pels Theatre; Opens 6/12Jim Dale to Bring JUST JIM DALE to Laura Pels Theatre; Opens 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale will star in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - First Look!Photo Coverage: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice, and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Singin' in the Rain). (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25-5/18Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's MACBETH Starring James McAvoyReview Roundup: West End's MACBETH Starring James McAvoy
by Review Roundups - Feb 25, 2013

James McAvoy plays Macbeth in a production by new West End theatre company Traf Transformed, headed by Jamie Lloyd. Macbeth opened Feb 9 and will run through April 27, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James McAvoy and More in West End's MACBETHPhoto Flash: First Look at James McAvoy and More in West End's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

James McAvoy plays Macbeth in a production by new West End theatre company Traf Transformed, headed by Jamie Lloyd. Macbeth opened Feb 9 and will run through April 27, 2013. Check out the production photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Judi Dench In PETER AND ALICEPhoto Coverage: Judi Dench In PETER AND ALICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Peek behind the scenes of Peter and Alice - John Logan's new play which continues the Michael Grandage Company Season at the Noel Coward Theatre. Joining Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw are Olly Alexander, Ruby Bentall,Stefano Braschi, Nicholas Farrell and Derek Riddell. The production follows the critically acclaimed Privates on Parade, and opens on 25 March, with previews from 9 March, and runs until 1 June 2013. (more...)

Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD Comes to NYC, Now thru 12Orson Welles and Cole Porter's AROUND THE WORLD Comes to NYC, Now thru 12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

London director, Ian Marshall Fisher has rediscovered the long lost play written by the unique collaboration of Orson Welles and Cole Porter, AROUND THE WORLD. This historical Welles and Porter partnership (Citizen Kane & Touch Of Evil meets Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes) is based on their take on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days. AROUND THE WORLD will play a series of 'Benefit/Fundraising' performances in London's Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, and will be unveiled to Americans for the first time in over seventy years at New York's Mint Theatre. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD, Orson Welles & Cole Porter's Re-Discovered Work, Begins Performances Friday in NYCAROUND THE WORLD, Orson Welles & Cole Porter's Re-Discovered Work, Begins Performances Friday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The unknown play written by Orson Welles and Cole Porter Around The World, based on Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days, is to play a series of benefit performances in London's Sadler's Wells and New York City's Mint Theater. The performances are fundraising events for The Lost Musicals Charitable Trust (UK). This production marks the first time it will be seen in NYC since the original production in 1946. Some 70 years after the original Broadway production, a new generation of New Yorkers will get the rare opportunity of seeing Around The World. (more...)

PRIVATES ON PARADE Original London Cast Album Set for Jan 27 ReleasePRIVATES ON PARADE Original London Cast Album Set for Jan 27 Release
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of 'Privates on Parade' will be released on CD January 27th, 2014. (more...)

Samantha Bond and John Marquez Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Full Cast Announced!Samantha Bond and John Marquez Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates on Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Wonders If He Is Too Young to Play KING LEAR at the NationalSimon Russell Beale Wonders If He Is Too Young to Play KING LEAR at the National
by Jessica Showers - Aug 1, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Kate Fleetwood and Anna Maxwell Martin will play KING LEAR's daughters Goneril and Regan, respectively, in the National Theatre's upcoming production of the Shakespearen tragedy. Olivia Vinall, who is currently appearing in the National's OTHELLO, will portray Cordelia. (more...)

John Heffernan, Harry Melling and More Join THE HOTHOUSE - Full Cast Announced!John Heffernan, Harry Melling and More Join THE HOTHOUSE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb) and Indira Varma (Miss Cutts) will join the previously announced Simon Russell Beale (Roote) and John Simm (Gibbs) to complete the cast for The Hothouse, Jamie Lloyd Productions' second show for Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 5/18Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring. (more...)

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