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Photo Coverage: First Look at THE BOYS IN THE BAND UK Tour
by Roy Tan - Sep 30, 2016

The first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys in the Band, opens at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then tours to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Kicking Off UK Tour Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright present the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys in the Band, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Ian Hallard On Reviving THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2016

Actor Ian Hallard has done a range of work, from musicals and Shakespeare to phone-hacking play Great Britain at the National Theatre and TV staples like Doctor Who and Poirot. He also co-wrote a Poirot episode with his husband Mark Gatiss, and the pair are now starring together in a revival of Matt Crowley's seminal play The Boys in the Band, which changed the landscape of gay theatre on its Off Broadway premiere in 1968. It begins previews tomorrow at Park Theatre, where it plays until 30 October, and will then tour to Manchester, Brighton and Leeds (more...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to Star in CINDERELLA at The Bristol Hippodrome - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

With Autumn now upon us and Christmas fast approaching, The Bristol Hippodrome is delighted to confirm the full casting for this year's magical family pantomime Cinderella starring  national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as the Fairy Godparents as previously announced. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Park Theatre, 2 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 5, 2016

When Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band premiered Off Broadway in 1968, a year before the Stonewall Riots, it was groundbreaking in its depiction of a community of gay men. The work - later adapted into a film - has since fallen in and out of favour, its frank emphasis on self-loathing and catty, camp one-liners at odds with some positive image-focussed equal rights campaigners. (more...)

Works by James Lecesne, Anne Bogart and More Set for Abingdon's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company will present two world-premiere plays and a new musical in the June Havoc Theatre as part of its 2016-2017 Season of new works by established and emerging writers, marking the first full season programmed by Artistic Director Tony Speciale. (more...)

King's Head Theatre Announces Appointment of James Seabright as New Chair of the Board
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The King's Head Theatre announced today that theatre producer James Seabright will succeed John Dauth as Chair of the Board with effect from 01 October 2016. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

James Seabright Presents The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

This Christmas, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour take over The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo for a strictly limited four-week run with their unique take on Charles Dickens' timeless tale. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

AMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 1, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Amadeus and a starry Stoppard revival to exciting new musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS Coming to the Kravis Center for Limited Performance Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited performance engagement Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4.  (more...)

West End Transfer Announced For THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are thrilled to announce a West End transfer for their sell-out production of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys in the Band, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre on 7 February 2017, playing for a limited two week season until 18 February. (more...)

Jeff Rawle Joins the Cast of RAISING MARTHA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February. (more...)

RAISING MARTHA Casting Announced at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 February. (more...)

Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Lead Mart Crowley's BOYS IN THE BAND, Opening in London, Tour to Follow; This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce that they will be staging a first-class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys in the Band, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, and that, due to popular demand, the production will embark on a short tour to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride 2016, 92Y presents a one-night-only performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the award-winning play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. The play has scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

Baba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS Makes U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 performance series returns to Cheney Hall on April 12, continuing its longstanding commitment to arts and the local community.  The first reading of the series will be the drama The Boys in the Band a play by Mart Crowley. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

Target Margin Theater's Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH Begins at HERE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) beginning today, June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Daniel Boys, Jack Derges and James Holmes Join Cast Of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce further casting for the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys in the Band, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

Christian Conn Leads Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Travels to Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor, begins a limited 23 performance engagement at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, tonight, January 13. The show runs through January 31, 2016 (press opening Thursday January 14). (more...)

Christian Conn and More Lead THE METROMANIACS, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Baba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS Makes U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director. (more...)

Baba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS to Make U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 19, 2016
by - Feb 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/18/2016 - THE HUMANS, OLD HATS, ROBBER BRIDEGROOM and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 18, 2016

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: THE HUMANS opens on Broadway, OLD HATS returns to Signature Theatre and more! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Latest Stats for the BroadwayWorld Madison Awards
by - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update - Kevin McAllister Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards Update - Jacob Rankin, Bianca Horn in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

Daniel Boys and More to Join Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard in THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce further casting for the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys in the Band, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of The Boys in the Band, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Season - Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Park Theatre Artistic DirectorJez Bond today announces its new season of work, all in association with a host of exciting and diverse producers, including four world premieres, three UK premieres, two European premieres and a London premiere. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

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