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Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

SPOKESONG Begins 25 May at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Renowned Ulster playwright Stewart Parker's Spokesong - which won him the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances from Sunday, 25 May 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 26 May 2014) (more...)

Tom Mannion, Brid Brennan and More Star in ALL MY SONS at Regent's Park Open Air, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2014 production of All My Sons opens tonight, 15 May. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

From today, March 7 through April 5, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

Tom Mannion, Brid Brennan and More Star in ALL MY SONS at Regent's Park Open Air, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Casting for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2014 production of All My Sons was announced today, with further casting confirmed for Hobson's Choice and the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. The season opens on 15 May. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage's THE WHALE Extends Through 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Due to critical and popular acclaim, SpeakEasy Stage Company is adding one additional week of performances to its New England premiere production of THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN Extends Until May 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Performances of Punchdrunk and National Theatre co-production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable will run at Temple Studios until 18 May 2014. Inspired by Georg Buchner's fractured masterpiece Woyzeck, The Drowned Man explores the darkness of the Hollywood dream. Celluloid fantasy meets desperate reality, and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world. (more...)

Gemma Arterton Tapped to Co-Host 2014 Olivier Awards with Stephen Mangan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

According to The Daily Mail, Gemma Arterton has been tapped to co-host the 2014 Olivier Awards ceremony, set for April 13 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. (more...)

Full 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 Queen's Company to Stage All-Female SIR PATIENT FANCY at The Wild Project, 3/15-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed all-female classical theater company, presents a rare production of Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Sir Patient Fancy runs from March 15 - April 5, 2014 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

Christopher Hunter, Tom Mothersdale and Melody Grove to Star in Spellbound Productions' IN LAMBETH at Southwark Playhouse, July 10-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Spellbound Productions present IN LAMBETH, written by Jack Shepherd, directed by Michael Kingsbury and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe. Opening night is slated for Friday, 11 July 2014 at 7.30pm, with the regular run continuing through Saturday 2 August 2014 (one preview 10 July). (more...)

Shakespeare'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...)

Nigel Osner to Bring REVAMPED! to The Pheasantry, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Nigel Osner is at the Pheasantry 8.30 PM on Saturday 9th August in 'REVAMPED!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Photos for RICHARD III Starring Martin Freeman, July 1 to Sept 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Tom Lister to Join Jodie Prenger in CALAMITY JANE National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Watermill Theatre Newbury, Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon are delighted to announce full casting and further touring dates for the forthcoming new production of the musical 'CALAMITY JANE', opening at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on Thursday 17 July 2014 where it will play until Saturday 6 September 2014 prior to embarking on a national tour that opens at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on Thursday 16 September. Tour schedule attached. More dates to be announced. (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

BWW Reviews: We Happy Few's Revival of THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Decries Oppression of Women
by Elizabeth Bruce - Jul 16, 2014

We Happy Few Productions has once again brought its signature commitment to enlivening classic theatre through bare-bones, ensemble storytelling to this year's Capital Fringe Festival. Happily, they have re-energized a 90-minute version of the Jacobean drama, The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, and placed its prescient outrage at the subordination and persecution of women before a 21st century audience still battling this oldest of injustices. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

THE PICTURE OF JOHN GRAY Comes to the Old Red Lion, Aug 5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Picture of John Gray will play the The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ, from Tuesday 5th - Saturday 30th August 2014, 7.30pm. Press Night: Friday 8th August 2014, 7.15pm. (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Bring the Crown to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren, is on its way to Broadway. The production, helmed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, will begin previews in February 2015 for a March opening. Based on Stephen Frears acclaimed film, THE AUDIENCE played a sold-out run at the Gielgud last year. (more...)

URINETOWN Transfers To Apollo Theatre From Sept 29, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Director Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed, sell-out production of Urinetown The Musical, will transfer to the Apollo Theatre, running from 29 September 2014. (more...)

Patrick Page Brings GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Patrick Page in 'Good to be Bad' tonight, January 28th at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Inky Cloak Opens COVER HER FACE: An Adaptation of John Webster's THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

New theatre company Inky Cloak has announced its launch production will be a bold new adaptation of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi featuring a third gender performer in the title role and an all-male cast. (more...)

Rona Munro's THE JAMES PLAYS Cycle Set for Edinburgh Festival, Aug 2014; National Theatre, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

James I, James II and James III - are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro and directed by Laurie Sansom, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, which are to be presented in an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain, during the Edinburgh International Festival in August and at the National Theatre in London from September to October. (more...)

Patrick Page to Bring GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Patrick Page in 'Good to be Bad' on Tuesday, January 28th at 9:30 pm (more...)

Review Roundup: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Starring Gemma Arterton
by Review Roundups - Jan 16, 2014

The Duchess of Malfi opened at Shakespeare's Globe on January 9, 2014 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Simon Evans Directs Chris Thorpe's New Version of Doctor Faustus, HANNAH, Running at Unicorn Theatre, Now thru March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

A Unicorn production, HANNAH by Chris Thorpe, will be directed by Simon Evans and designed by Ben Stones with lighting by David W Kidd and sound by Ed Lewis, and projection design by Andreji Goulding. The show runs today 8 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. (more...)

Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More Star in URINETOWN at St. James Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Jamie Lloyd is directing the UK premiere of URINETOWN The Musical, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The musical runs at the St James Theatre from tonight, 22 February until 3 May 2014, with opening night on 11 March 2014. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE, 3/7-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

From March 7 through April 5, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

Tom Bateman, Lucy Briggs-Owen to Star in West End-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the roles of star-crossed lovers Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. Tom Bateman will play Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps. (more...)

The Queen's Company to Stage All-Female SIR PATIENT FANCY at The Wild Project, 3/15-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed all-female classical theater company, presents a rare production of Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Sir Patient Fancy runs from March 15 - April 5, 2014 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January, Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and More Set for The Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University has announced the 2014-15 season -- featuring two world premieres, reimagined classics, contemporary pieces, and engaging entertainment for the whole family. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

PUSHING DAISIES Reunion! Lee Pace & Anna Friel Visit Richard Armitage At THE CRUCIBLE
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

Notable co-stars from cult TV series PUSHING DAISIES, Lee Pace and Anna Friel, posed for pictures backstage at THE CRUCIBLE in London's West End this weekend, while visiting star Richard Armitage. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

Clive Wood, Eve Best Take Title Roles In ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA At The Globe. From May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Jonathan Munby's Antony & Cleopatra. Clive Wood will take the role of Marc Antony and Eve Best will play the alluringly ambiguous Cleopatra. The production also stars Jolyon Coy as Octavius Caesar, Phil Daniels as Enobarbus and Sirine Saba as Charmian. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST Plays the Smith Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE TEMPEST, produced by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at The Smith Center in Las Vegas today, April 5-13, 2014. The Smith Center's first ever co-production, THE TEMPEST is adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. THE TEMPEST will perform at The Smith Center's Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park in a 500-seat climate controlled tent before moving to Cambridge, MA to begin performances at A.R.T. (more...)

Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN To Close, July 6 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Punchdrunk have announced that its hugely popular production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable will end its run on Sunday July 6th. Tickets have been put on sale for a final week of performances which will see the show close after a full year of performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Royal & Derngate's EVERY LAST TRICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Following from the success of A Tale Of Two Cities and The Body Of An American, Royal & Derngate's Made In Northampton 2014 season continues with the world premiere of Every Last Trick, a bold new adaptation by Tamsin Oglesby of a classic Feydeau farce. Directed by Paul Hunter, this ingenious look at the game of infidelity and marriage takes to Northampton's Royal stage from Friday 18 April to Saturday 10 May, uniting the comic talents of members of leading theatre companies Spymonkey and Told By An Idiot. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Andrew Garfield Makes Stage Return in Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Punchdrunk and National Theatre co-production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable just welcomed Tony nominee Andrew Garfield for a special cameo at a recent performance. Garfield, who was in London to promote 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' surprised the audience, appearing in the ensemble. (more...)

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