Casting Scoop! Nicholaw-Helmed, Broadway Bound SOMETHING ROTTEN! Sets Starry Lab Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the casting for an upcoming New York City developmental lab of the Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed, and Broadway (via Seattle) bound new musical, Something Rotten! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Hip Hop Legend Ja Rule Stars in New MTV Series FOLLOW THE RULES
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Hip Hop legend Ja Rule takes over MTV with the new series FOLLOW THE RULES, premiering Monday, October 26th at 10:00 pm ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Louise Plowright, Helena Blackman & More to Star in 'BUT FIRST THIS' at Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Watermill Theatre has announced details of the premiere of But First This, a musical homage to Radio 4, written by BBC newsreader Kathy Clugston, playing from Thursday 23 October to Saturday 8 November 2014 (press night Monday 27 October, 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING CHARLES III, Birmingham Rep, September 9 2015
by Jenny Antill - Sep 10, 2015

The Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III is currently touring the UK off the back of its prior success at the Almeida Theatre and the West End in 2014. There are also imminent measures in place to take the show to Broadway, with previews starting next month at the Music Box Theatre. Referred to as a 'future history' play, the story begins at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth and Charles' acquisition of the highest ranked Royal position as King. The text highlights the rights bestowed on members of the Royal family and focuses on King Charles' decision to dissolve Parliament following the News International phone hacking scandal. His immediate family also feature heavily in the play; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thrust themselves into a more prominent position of authority and Prince Harry's desire to be a commoner and stripped of any further royal duties. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Marvin Gerard' Moves Easy As Pie On THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 9, 2015

When The Cabal takes over Agent Elizabeth Keen's visit to the Russian Embassy, she reunites with Red Reddington and with jailed legal genius Marvin Gerard during a police standoff at a DC diner. Ressler is behind the curve, Director Cooper is being pressured to retire, and Dembe is missing. Welcome to THE BLACKLIST. (more...)

Nicholaw-Helmed, Broadway-Bound SOMETHING ROTTEN! Presents Starry NYC Lab Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

A New York City developmental lab of the Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed, and Broadway (via Seattle) bound new musical, Something Rotten! will be held today, October 9. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative Presents HOUR FARTHER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Experience British Icons With Newly-Expanded London Pass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

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THE COLLECTOR to Play Arcola Theatre from 17 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Winning a coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award and a clutch of 5 and 4 star rave reviews as one of the most acclaimed shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, The Collector will get its London premiere for one week at Arcola Theatre from November 17 - 22. Press night: Monday 17 November at 8.00pm (more...)

Henry Naylor's New Play ECHOES Comes to the Arcola Theatre This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Henry Naylor, in association with Gilded Balloon, presents the London Premiere of his Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015 winner ECHOES. The play will run at the Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL, Monday, 16th to Saturday, 21st November 2015 at 8.00pm (Saturday matinee - 3.00pm). (more...)

BWW Recap: Got a Weird Feeling in Your Bones From This Week's RESURRECTION?
by Dylan Siegman - Oct 13, 2014

Last week's episode of RESURRECTION ended with Margaret Langston in the Old Langston Factory digging for something, which we eventually found out was a bunch of bones. Whose bones were they exactly? Well, we didn't find that out yet. Tonight's episode has gotten us closer to finding the identity of the skeletons. (more...)

Southampton's Nuffield Announces Complete Cast of THE SNOW QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

This Christmas Southampton's Nuffield is producing an enchanting new version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale The Snow Queen, featuring new songs, magical staging and a delightfully humorous retelling of this timeless story that will melt your heart. The adaptation is written by acclaimed TV comedy writer, Georgia Pritchett (The Thick of It, Veep, Miranda), with music composed by Dougal Irvine. Sarah Tipple (Dirty Dancing: The Musical, West End and UK Tour), directs the production. (more...)

Oliver Chris Boards Alistair Beaton's FRACKED! at Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that Oliver Chris has joined the cast of Alistair Beaton's new play FRACKED! OR: PLEASE DON'T USE THE F-WORD at Chichester Festival Theatre. Richard Wilson will helm the production, currently scheduled to run at the Minerva Theatre from 8 July - 6 August. (more...)

The Watermill Presents World Stage Premiere of A BUNCH OF AMATEURS, Now thru 6/28
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 22, 2014

The Watermill is delighted to announce the World Stage Premiere of A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, opening tonight, 22 May 2014 (press night Monday 26 May at 7.30pm). (more...)

Bloodshot Records Signs Denver Artists THE YAWPERS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Bloodshot Records is excited to announce that Denver shitstarters The Yawpers have joined our roster of artists. The band's forthcoming album will be released in the fall of 2015. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets Autumn, Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2016, including three world premieres alongside a dynamic programme of new stagings of classic plays and brilliant stories. It also announces a new initiative, Furnace, which furthers The REP's commitment to making world class theatre with and for people across Birmingham. (more...)

ECHOES U.S. Premiere to Open 2016 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters will launch the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival with ECHOES, written by Henry Naylor, and directed by Mr. Naylor and Emma Buttler. Produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd and Gilded Balloon Productions, ECHOES begins performances on Tuesday, April 19 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1.  Press opening is Sunday, April 24 at 3:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (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...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of DEAD SHEEP at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The true story of how Mrs. Thatcher, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jane Monheit Presents Stunning Tribute to Judy Garland
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 16, 2015

Any opportunity to catch two-time Grammy-nominated international jazz superstar and frequent favorite BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-winner Jane Monheit bring her talents to a local venue outside of New York (and even nearby Los Angeles) is its own cause for celebration. That was certainly evidenced by the rapturous reception she received during her triumphant return to Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Monheit closed out the Center's 2014-2015 Jazz series with Hello Bluebird, her jazz-centric tribute to the legendary Judy Garland. As expected, the 85-minute concert was nothing less than stunning. Let me repeat... stunning. (more...)

Frontier Theatre Productions Announces First Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions' Artistic Director James Roose-Evans today announces the company's first show - a production of Marguerite Duras's The Lovers Of Viorne which runs from 3 - 21 May at The Theatre Room, Frontier's new 55 seat chamber theatre in their headquarters at 6 Frederick's Place.  Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell as Claire with full casting to be announced shortly.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- The Creators of SOMETHING ROTTEN!- John O'Farrell, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, Best Score and Book of a Musical nominees for Something Rotten! (more...)

Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave Back UK Theatre Company for the 'Third Age'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Ray Cooney, Dame Judi Dench, Mike Leigh, Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Juliet Stevenson are among the notable patrons of a new UK theatre company founded 'to create theatre for the Third Age.' (more...)

Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR to Tour the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and the Arcola Theatre, Kathryn Barker Productions today announces a UK tour of Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR. William Reay, who reprises his role from the Edinburgh and Arcola runs, is joined by Anna Riding and Olivia Beardsley. Michael Cabot directs the production which tours to 29 venues across the UK this autumn, starting at York Theatre Royal's Studio on 21 September. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has today announced full details of the shows to feature in its Autumn 2016 Season which include a brand new production of original British rock 'n' roll musical, Roll Over Beethoven from the director of Three Minute Heroes, the UK premiere of Ostrich Boys in B2, based on the award-winning novel by Keith Gray and the return of Birmingham comedy-legend Jasper Carrott and award-winning impressionist Alistair McGowan to the Midlands from Tues 14 - Thurs 16 Mar 2017. (more...)

First Revival of Gay Play SPITTING IMAGE Headlines King's Head Theatre's Queer Season
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The King's Head Theatre presents the first major revival of Colin Spencer's Spitting Image as the headline production of the their 2016 Queer Season. Undoubtedly the UK's first ever openly gay play, this witty and groundbreaking piece examines the fallout when couple Gary and Tom conceive a child amidst the prejudice and homophobia of sixties London. (more...)

UK's First Ever Openly Gay Play SPITTING IMAGE Comes To King's Head Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 6, 2016

The King's Head Theatre presents the first major revival of Colin Spencer's Spitting Image as the headline production of the their 2016 Queer Season. Undoubtedly the UK's first ever openly gay play, this witty and groundbreaking piece examines the fallout when couple Gary and Tom conceive a child amidst the prejudice and homophobia of sixties London.  (more...)

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

Woody Allen on IRRATIONAL MAN Star & Bette Midler's Daughter Sophie: 'She's Wonderful'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

During the discussion, Friedman asked the legendary director about Bette Midler's actress daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, who is making her film debut in his latest project. (more...)

CHICO'S ANGELS Plays the Cavern Club Theater, Now thru 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

South of the border hotties, Chico's Angels, cruise back this July. (more...)

Paul Bradley, Steve Nallon & More to Lead DEAD SHEEP UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Jonathan Maitland's debut play, DEAD SHEEP, directed by Ian Talbot OBE, will tour the UK from 6 September - 28 November 2016. Steve Nallon will return to the production to star as 'Margaret Thatcher', having portrayed her for many years on the political puppetry satire Spitting Image. Paul Bradley, best known for playing 'Professor Elliot Hope' in Holby City, will play 'Geoffrey Howe', Carol Royle will play 'Elspeth Howe', Graham Seed will play 'Ian Gow / Nigel Lawson', Tony Bell will play 'Bernard Ingham / Alan Clark / Dennis Thatcher' and John Wark will play 'Stephen Wall / Brian Walden'. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Breaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Producer Kevin McCollum is proud to announce that Broadway favorite leading men and 'Smash' costars, two time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) will return to the stage to star in Something Rotten!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GALAVANT Gallops Forth With Risque Guffaws, Golden Melodies & General Goofiness
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 4, 2015

Today we are looking at the highlights of the premiere episodes of ABC's fresh new musical comedy series GALAVANT. (more...)

Holden St Theatres to Present ECHOES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed season at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and London's iconic Arcola Theatre, Holden Street Theatres in association with The Gilded Balloon and Henry Naylor present the Australian premiere of Echoes by Henry Naylor, a provocative and brutal tale of colonialism and the rhyme of history. (more...)

MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO Coming to Leicester Square Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

After becoming an 2014 Edinburgh Fringe sensation with a completely sold-out debut run, followed by a highly successful stop off at the Brighton Comedy Festival, she's back! Britain's first female Prime Minister stars in a drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! (more...)

ZANEWS Takes Two Major Bookmarks Awards and Gets Nominated for Eleven SAFTAs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

It has been a great week for ZANEWS, first winning a Gold Pixel for Specialist Publishing Site and the award for Best Editorial Team at the recently held 7th Bookmarks Awards in Newtown, and then receiving 11 SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) nominations for PUPPET NATION ZA. (more...)

Max Stafford-Clark to Direct A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark will team up with some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights for an evening of political satire: A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, opening at the Arts Theatre in London on 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. (more...)

2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Announces Winners
by Movies News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Celebrating talented new voices in screenwriting, the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest officially announced its top award winners. A complete list of the 2014 winners and official finalists can be viewed on the contest's website https://beverlyhillsscreenplaycontest.com (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

New Dance Theatre Tour COAL to Launch in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

THE drama, the tragedy and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future comes to the stage as Gary Clarke Company embarks on a major 2016 national tour with COAL! (more...)

Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producer Kevin McCollum has just announced that SOMETHING ROTTEN!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy -winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will begin previews March 23 and officially open April 22, 2015 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Paramount a Tale as Old as Time
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 12, 2015

First off, it feels superfluous for me to be reviewing this production, for the show is only running for two more days, so before you continue reading, buy your tickets to see it first.* (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Heading to Broadway's St. James Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Earlier today it ws announced that Side Show will close at the St James Theatre in January, and according to the New York Times, Something Rotten! might takeover the space. A New York City developmental lab was held this fall, under the direction of Casey Nicholaw. Leading the cast (of the Lab, and not necessarily future productions) were Christian Borle, John Cariani, Allen Fitzpatrick, Brian d'Arcy James, Beth Leavel, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, Jeff Steizter, and Gerry Vichi. (more...)

West End's Park Theatre Announces Lineup for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

As Park Theatre, which won the 'Fringe Theatre of the Year' in the Stage 2015 awards, celebrates its second birthday, Artistic Director Jez Bond today announces its new season of work, including eight new writing world premieres alongside a number of exciting revivals. Alistair McGowan leads the cast in Jonathan Maitland's An Audience with Jimmy Savile; drawing extensively on material from genuine interviews, transcripts and TV shows, this is the first play to explore the most shocking sex scandal of our time. This is followed by striking new family drama The Gathered Leaves by Andrew Keatley and a new play by Craig Baxter, inspired by the work of Anthony Trollope. Lady Anna: All At Sea has been commissioned by the Trollope Society as part of the Trollop Bicentennial Celebrations. Steve Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock, Upstairs, Downstairs) kicks off the autumn with his financial sector dark comedy Roaring Trade, which is followed by the UK debut of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEAD SHEEP, Park Theatre, April 2 2015
by Gary Naylor - Apr 4, 2015

Gary Naylor enjoys a funny, and very scary, play that imagines just what may have happened to see off Margaret Thatcher, one of two politicians to win a secure majority in a UK election in the last 45 years. (more...)

Review Roundup: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Panndora Productions' SWEET TEXAS RECKONING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Chosen from last year's PANNDORA'S BOX festival of new works, SWEET TEXAS RECKONING is the story of Ellie Wolcott, a Southern Baptist woman fearing a tepid and lonely old age, who attempts to reunite her daughter, Kate, with long time paramour Alan John in order to salvage her remaining years with some semblance of dignity. When Kate shows up with an unexpected guest, Ellie is forced to confront many demons, including her ideas about race, biology, bigotry, and sexuality. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fast and Furious Fun at Trinity Rep's A FLEA IN HER EAR
by Robert Barossi - Apr 13, 2015

Door-slamming farce can be a tough beast to tame. There's often so much going on, so much quick-moving action, doors opening and closing, characters literally running from place to place, that it can easily devolve into a confused mess. And there are usually so many witty retorts and double entendres, also often delivered very quickly, that they can sometimes be missed altogether. Luckily, in the hands of Trinity Repertory Company, A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, is handled with near-perfect precision. (more...)

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