Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of YOUNG CHEKHOV at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The first pictures are released today for a major new season of Anton Chekhov's early works at Chichester Festival Theatre. Newly adapted by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, the productions present a unique theatrical event which will see a repertory cast of 23 actors performing 50 parts in Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull. For the first time ever on this scale audiences will be given the opportunity to see all three shows in close proximity performed by the same group and with the same creative team.  Check out the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for TEDDY FERRARA at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse announces full casting for the UK premiere of Teddy Ferrara, Christopher Shinn's insightful and revealing play, inspired by real events, explores society's uncomfortable embrace of the outsider. Dominic Cooke will direct his first theatre production since leaving the Royal Court in 2013, with a full cast featuring Nancy Crane, Griffyn Gilligan, Nick Harris, Christopher Imbrosciano, Oliver Johnstone, Kadiff Kirwan, Ryan McParland, Matthew Marsh, Anjli Mohindra, Luke Newberry, Pamela Nomvete, Abubakar Salim and Nathan Wiley. (more...)

Harrison and Haig Join Parker and Thompson In Savoy's GUYS AND DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Full casting is announced for the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls, which is at the New Alexandra Theatre from Tues 24 November to Sat 5 December 2015, prior to a strictly limited run at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant to Star in New Solo Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Nora's Playhouse will present the World Premiere of Laurence Leamer's solo play about Rose Kennedy, ROSE, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre, 410 West 43nd Street, NYC, beginning November 21st, opening November 29th and continuing through December 13, 2015.  Award-winning stage, film and TV actress Kathleen Chalfant will play Mrs. Kennedy under the direction of Caroline Reddick Lawson. Jane Greenwood is designing the costumes with scene design/projections by Anya Klepikov, lighting by Caitlin Rapoport and sound design by Jane Shaw (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces, due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat.  The production which opens on 16 December 2015, with previews from 10 December, will now run until 23 January 2016. (more...)

National Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

National Theatre Live's sixth season continues with the highly-anticipated international broadcast of Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in the critically acclaimed West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, tonight, October 23, 2014. (more...)

Cast Announced for A FURTHER EDUCATION at Hampstead Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The cast for Will Mortimer's sharp and perceptive new comedy will be Makir Ahmed,  Stella Gonet, Oliver Hembrough, Isabella Laughland and Issy van Randwyck. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

Will Swenson & More to Join Christian Camargo in PERICLES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of twenty-two actors. Pericles marks Mr. Camargo's third Shakespeare title role for Theatre for a New Audience, and the first time not only that Trevor Nunn has directed this play, but the first time he has directed a Shakespeare with a U.S. company.  The production begins previews February 14 and opens February 25 for a scheduled run through March 27 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

ROSE, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Previews Off-Broadway Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Saturday, November 21st at 8 PM for the Nora's Playhouse production of Laurence Leamer's solo play about Rose Kennedy, ROSE, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production of Pride &Prejudice to open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for his production of Lucy Prebble's The Effect - Stuart Bunce (Toby), Priyanga Burford (Dr James), Ophelia Lovibond (Connie), Henry Pettigrew (Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

David Hare's SKYLIGHT Opens in June at MTC
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

David Hare's contemporary classic Skylight returns to Melbourne Theatre Company's stage 20 years after its Australian premiere. Led by newly appointed MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant (I'll Eat You Last, Next to Normal), Skylight opens on Thursday 23 June at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.  (more...)

MTC to Host David Hare in Conversation with Julian Burnside
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Internationally renowned, multi award-winning writer David Hare will join Julian Burnside to talk politics, public institutions, art and the writing life on Sunday 1 May at Southbank Theatre.  (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

tage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, are delighted to announce full casting for the Sheffield Theatres production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy ANYTHING GOES at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2015. (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...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS To Transfer To Savoy From Dec 2015, Starring Jamie Parker and Sophie Thompson!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The highly acclaimed and sell-out production of Guys and Dolls will transfer to London's Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13 week run. Chichester Festival Theatre continue their triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin' in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker will reprise their roles, with further casting to be announced. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce casting for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl. Multi award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant, known for her performance in Wit Off-Broadway, the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly, Angels in America and Racing Demon, and screen credits The Affair and House of Cards, will lead a stellar cast of actors that features an array of Broadway veterans, many making their debuts at Actors Theatre. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will receive its world premiere during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, March 8- April 10, 2016. The production will be directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Kyle Hatley to Star in AN ILIAD, Running 1/23-2/15 at KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with An Iliad, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio and starring the return of former Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Resident Director Kyle Hatley. (more...)

Chichester's GUYS AND DOLLS Opens at the Savoy Tonight, Starring Jamie Parker and Sophie Thompson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Chichester Festival Theatre's highly acclaimed and sell-out production of GUYS AND DOLLS opens at London's Savoy Theatre tonight, January 6, for a strictly limited 13-week run. Chichester continues its triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin' in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker will reprise their roles. (more...)

THE ABSENCE OF WAR Opens at the Crucible Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

With less than 100 days to go until the country votes in the next General Election, David Hare's stinging political drama The Absence of War, opens on the Crucible stage on Friday 6 February, running until Saturday 21 February. (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

Kyle Hatley Stars in AN ILIAD, Running Now thru 2/15 at KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with An Iliad, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio and starring the return of former Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Resident Director Kyle Hatley. (more...)

Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Tickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

David Mirvish will present Rupert Everett starring in the North American premiere of Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss. This production began at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2012, where it received unanimous raves and broke the theatre's box office record. Due to popular demand, it transferred to London's West End, where it also had a brilliant engagement. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions, OSCARS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 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? This weekend's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK is on the lookout for fresh talent, and the OSCARS are this Sunday! (more...)


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WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2015 - JOHN & JEN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 26, 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: A rare revival of JOHN & JEN opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

On Monday, March 16, 2015, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of five outstanding women: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Rachel Dickstein, and Donyale Werle. (more...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Jonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

More Between Heaven and Earth, Salon/Sanctuary's original site-specific music theater piece, directed and with a script by Erica Gould based on the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, returns to Fraunces Tavern on January 18th. Fraunces Tavern, built in 1719, sets the stage for the production, which features music prepared from the original 18th century manuscripts, researched by Jessica Gould. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, which we previously announced here.   (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE ABSENCE OF WAR at Sheffield Theatres!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Headlong, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston today announce the full cast for their co-production of David Hare's The Absence of War. (more...)

ASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

With Fully Committed running at the Menier, and Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre, Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins as part of Menier Chocolate Factory's 10-year anniversary season. The production opens tonight, 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Meet the Doctor! Stars Announced for Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - Mutu, Hewitt, Nolan & Barrett!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will star Tam Mutu making his Broadway debut as the passionate Doctor and poet Yurii Zhivago, Kelli Barrett (Wicked) as the alluring Lara Guishar, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt (Rocky Horror Show) as the cynical bourgeois magistrate Viktor Komarovsky, and Paul Nolan (Jesus Chris Superstar) as political radical Pasha Antipov. Full casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Full Cast Set for David Hare's THE MODERATE SOPRANO at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce an outstanding cast for David Hare's fascinating new play. Joining Roger Allam, who plays John Christie, are Nancy Carroll as Audrey Mildmay, Paul Jesson as Dr Fritz Busch, Nick Sampson as Professor Carl Ebert and George Taylor as Rudolf Bing. (more...)

Tony Winners Cherry Jones & Denis O'Hare to Announce 2015 Drama League Nominees Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Drama League has announced that Tony Award Winners Cherry Jones and Denis O'Hare will announce the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Paul Giamatti Joins Sci-Fi Film MORGAN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Paul Giamatti and Toby Jones have signed on for the upcoming sci-fi thriller MORGAN, directed by Luke Scott. (more...)

Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will run at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited, opening tonight, 27 April and playing through 27 June 2015. (more...)

Tony Winners Cherry Jones & Denis O'Hare Announce 2015 Drama League Nominees Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced that Tony Award Winners Cherry Jones and Denis O'Hare will announce the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award this morning, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO, Starting Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from tonight 16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Daniel Evans' sell-out Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat has transferred to the West End and is now in previews, with press night on Monday 25 April 2016.  Show Boat is booking at the New London Theatre to 7 January 2017.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (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...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Casting for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2015 production of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan has today been announced, with lead casting for The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers also confirmed. The season opens for previews on 15 May. (more...)

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