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Based on the novel by Melvyn Bragg

Hannah Waddingham, Josefina Gabrielle and Emma Williams Join SONDHEIM: WOMEN Concert on September 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

London-based KiwiFruits Productions continues their sell-out season of exclusive concerts, returning to the St James Theatre with 'SONDHEIM: Women' celebrating over five decades of the great anthems of Broadway composer and lyricist, the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed for ONCE National Tour
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 3, 2013

The producers of ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, have just announced casting for the first North American touring company. The tour opens at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI with performances beginning on October 1, 2013. (more...)

BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE To Play Curve And Mercury, Oct/Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

As part of its celebratory 5th Birthday Season, Leicester's Curve theatre is producing Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane in a co-production with the Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

Rupert Baldwin, Jo Wickham and More Join All Star Productions' DAYS OF HOPE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

All Star Productions has announced full casting and creatives for DAYS OF HOPE, with Music and Lyrics by Howard Goodall and Book by Renata Allen. (more...)

Helena Blackman, Alastair Brookshaw, Fra Fee & Pete Gallagher to Lead A WINTER'S TALE at Landor Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

Arion Productions Ltd have announced the full cast for the professional world premiere of A Winter's Tale, a brand new British musical at the Landor Theatre, this November, including Helena Blackman, Alastair Brookshaw, Fra Fee, Pete Gallagher and a host of recognisable West End alumni. (more...)

Rupert Baldwin, Jo Wickham and More Join All Star Productions' DAYS OF HOPE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

All Star Productions presents DAYS OF HOPE, with Music and Lyrics by Howard Goodall and Book by Renata Allen. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Jon Robyns & More Announced in DICKENS ABRIDGED at The Arts Theatre, Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

This Christmas, actors from West End Shows as diverse as Merrily We Roll Along, Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot, and Reduced Shakespeare will join forces in DICKENS ABRIDGED, a fast-paced musical comedy from the co-creator of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), which will open in the West End for a limited Christmas Season at The Arts Theatre from Wednesday 27 November 2013 toSunday 5 January 2014 (press night Monday 2 December). (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES to Encore Hugh Jackman in Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Oklahoma!', 11/15
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Hugh Jackman can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Janie Dee Discusses a Life in Showbiz as the Singular Sensations Season Continues at the Charing Cross Theatre on Remembrance Sunday, November 10th 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Singular Sensations continues its autumn run at the Charing Cross Theatre as the multi-talented Janie Dee joins Edward Seckerson on Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 10th November at 3pm to talk about her glittering career. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Tara Divina Lead BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Musical Workshop; Aiming for West End in 2014-15?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, the upcoming musical adaptation of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM held a developmental workshop last Saturday, October 5. Stage and screen star Samantha Barks played 'Jules' -- who was portrayed by Keira Knightley in the 2002 movie -- alongside Tara Divina as 'Jess' (originated by Parminder Nagra on screen) in the starring role. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Stars in Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! on PBS's Great Performances, 11/15
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Great news for Hollywood and Broadway fans: Hugh Jackman-who recently starred in the worldwide hit film version of "Les Miserables"- can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Helena Blackman, Alastair Brookshaw, Fra Fee & Pete Gallagher Lead A WINTER'S TALE at Landor Theatre, Now thru Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012

Arion Productions Ltd have announced the full cast for the professional world premiere of A Winter's Tale, a brand new British musical at the Landor Theatre, this November, including Helena Blackman, Alastair Brookshaw, Fra Fee, Pete Gallagher and a host of recognisable West End alumni. (more...)

Arion Productions Presents New British Musical A WINTER'S TALE at Landor Theatre, Nov 7-Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

Arion Productions Ltd have announced that this November they will produce the professional world premiere of A Winter's Tale, a brand new British musical at the Landor Theatre, Clapham North. (more...)

The World Stage Premiere of FATHER CHRISTMAS Plays the Lyric Hammersmith, 30 Nov-5 Jan
by Sierra Fox - Nov 6, 2012

This winter, Barry McCarthy (King Lear, Almeida; The White Guard, National Theatre) will play Father Christmas as the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Productions mount the first ever stage adaptation of the festive classic by eminent children's author Raymond Briggs, nearly 40 years after the story was first published. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's PASSING BY Transfers to West End's Tristan Bates Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Finborough production of the first London revival since Gay Sweatshop's original 1975 production of Martin Sherman's ground-breaking gay play, Passing By, transfers to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a limited run of only four weeks, opening tonight, 5 November 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 7.30pm), directed by Andrew Keates. (more...)

Arion Productions Presents New British Musical A WINTER'S TALE at Landor Theatre, Nov 7-Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Arion Productions Ltd have announced that this November they will produce the professional world premiere of A Winter's Tale, a brand new British musical at the Landor Theatre, Clapham North. (more...)

The World Stage Premiere of FATHER CHRISTMAS Plays the Lyric Hammersmith, Now thru 5 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

This winter, Barry McCarthy (King Lear, Almeida; The White Guard, National Theatre) will play Father Christmas as the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Productions mount the first ever stage adaptation of the festive classic by eminent children's author Raymond Briggs, nearly 40 years after the story was first published. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Stars in Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! on PBS's Great Performances Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Great news for Hollywood and Broadway fans: Hugh Jackman-who recently starred in the worldwide hit film version of 'Les Miserables'- can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, tonight, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES Encores Hugh Jackman in Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Oklahoma!' Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Hugh Jackman can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, tonight, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A WINTER'S TALE, The Landor Theatre, November 12 2012
by Lucy Thackray - Nov 13, 2012

Howard Goodall and Nick Stimson's take on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is, in many ways, radically different from the original. The question is, have the right aspects been changed? (more...)

AS IS to Open at the Finborough Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

The first London production since the 1987 UK premiere of William M. Hoffman's As Is opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 6 August 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 8 August at 7.30pm), directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage RICHARD III: BORN WITH TEETH Off-Broadway, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The Award-Winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, now in their 12th year presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The production, directed by Ron Russell, begins previews Off-Broadway on Tuesday, April 16th and opens Today, April 20th at 8:00 PM at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The play will run through May 4th. (more...)

Trehearn, McCourt and More To Perform At WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS Album Launch Concert, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, April 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The Leicester Square Theatre Lounge will host a launch concert on Sunday April 13 for 'Words Shared With Friends', an album of songs with an eclectic and international mix of musical styles (pop, rock and musical theatre from the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Israel & the USA) composed by Christopher J. Orton, Ben Messenger, Joe Sterling, Jonathan Eio, Filip von Uexkull, Tristan Bons, Omri Lahav, Dean Heller and Ty Kroll - and lyrics written or co-written by lyricist Robert Gould. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening tonight, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

Gerred 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...)

David Hunter and More Star in THE HIRED MAN at Mercury Theatre, The Curve, Now thru April 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

David Hunter, who reached the semi-finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Jesus, is to star as John Tallentire in an all new production of the multi award winning musical, The Hired Man. (more...)

David Hunter and More to Star in THE HIRED MAN at Mercury Theatre, The Curve, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

David Hunter, who reached the semi-finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Jesus, is to star as John Tallentire in an all new production of the multi award winning musical, The Hired Man. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 15, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater around the Broadway World for the week of March 11! Scroll below for the most-read features, interviews, reviews, and news in your city and beyond! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE HIRED MAN With Atherton And Hunter - First Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2013

Acclaimed for its epic, nostalgic, funny book and rousing, romantic, award-winning score, The Hired Man is arguably the finest new British musical of the last thirty years. (more...)

Tom Colley and More Set for Arion Productions' AS IS at Finborough Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Arion Productions, in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, presents the first London production in more than 25 years of AS IS by William M. Hoffman. Directed by Andrew Keates, the cast features: Jordon Bernarde, Tom Colley, John Hastings, Tom Kay, Clare Kissane, David Poynor, Paul Standell and Anna Tierney. (more...)

Orton, Gower, Williams & More Join Musical Youth UK For MY KIND OF SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

MYUK (Musical Youth UK) will stage a spectacular showcase at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday August 11, which will bring together a cast of over 350 young voices and an array of West End star vocalists. (more...)

William M. Hoffman's AS IS Opens at the Finborough Theatre Tuesday, 6 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

The first London production since the 1987 UK premiere of William M. Hoffman's As Is opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 6 August 2013 directed by Andrew Keates. (more...)

Casting Announced For Landor's FROM PAGE TO STAGE Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce final casting today for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February toSunday 9 March 2014. (more...)

Haydn Oakley, Amy Booth-Steel & More to Star in BETTY BLUE EYES UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Fresh from his role with The Book of Mormon, Haydn Oakley stars as Gilbert Chilvers. Amy Booth-Steel, currently appearing in the National Theatre's The Light Princess, will play Gilbert's wife, determined social-climber Joyce Chilvers. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
by Robert Gould - Feb 23, 2014

Robert Gould reports on the 2014 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year competition. (more...)

Sollars and Jenkins To Star In UK Tour Of 20TH CENTURY BOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

West End and Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!, From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical 20th Century Boy, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty). (more...)

'MISS NIGHTINGALE - the musical' to Tour Again
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

After a successful three month tour of the UK and West End last year, Miss Nightingale - the musical by Matthew Bugg is to tour again this spring. Mr Bugg Presents and the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich in association with Cast, Doncaster will take a reworked production of the critically acclaimed new 1940's era musical on a six week UK tour from 27 March to 3 May. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN to Open at Finborough Theatre, March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Musical Headed to the West End in 2013 or 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, David Beckham has given producers permission to use his name in the title of a new musical based on the film Bend It Like Beckham, which will also feature footage of his signature, curving free kick. Workshops are set for early next year. (more...)

Tom Colley and More Set for Arion Productions' AS IS at Finborough Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Arion Productions, in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, presents the first London production in more than 25 years of AS IS by William M. Hoffman. Directed by Andrew Keates, the cast features: Jordon Bernarde, Tom Colley, John Hastings, Tom Kay, Clare Kissane, David Poynor, Paul Standell and Anna Tierney. (more...)

William M. Hoffman's AS IS Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The first London production since the 1987 UK premiere of William M. Hoffman's As Is opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season tonight, 6 August 2013 directed by Andrew Keates. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's PASSING BY to Transfer to West End's Tristan Bates Theatre, Nov 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

The Finborough production of the first London revival since Gay Sweatshop's original 1975 production of Martin Sherman's ground-breaking gay play, Passing By, transfers to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a limited run of only four weeks, opening Tuesday, 5 November 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 7.30pm), directed by Andrew Keates. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Kick Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival, Oct 6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage RICHARD III: BORN WITH TEETH Off-Broadway, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The Award-Winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, now in their 12th year presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The production, directed by Ron Russell, begins previews Off-Broadway on Tuesday, April 16th and opens Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 PM at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The play will run through May 4th. (more...)

BWW Interviews: David Hunter Of THE HIRED MAN
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 18, 2013

The star of the Mercury Theatre/Curve co-production talks to us about the show, its future - and backstage shenanigans (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble Stages RICHARD III: BORN WITH TEETH Off-Broadway, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

The Award-Winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, now in their 12th year presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The production, directed by Ron Russell, begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 16th and opens Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 PM at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The play will run through May 4th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HIRED MAN, Curve Theatre Leicester, April 13 2013
by Jenny Antill - Apr 14, 2013

Since 2004, there have been several other productions of The Hired Man; all of which have achieved similar resounding success. This Curve Theatre Leicester and Mercury Theatre Colchester Co-Production is no different and is nothing short of a masterpiece. (more...)

THE RAGGED CHILD, THE HIRED MAN and BRASS Make Up 2014 Season at National Youth Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

National Youth Music Theatre will present an exciting season of work for summer 2014, including a new commission to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The company of over 150 actors, musicians, creative and backstage teams aged between 11 and 23 will stage The Ragged Child at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (23 - 27 July), The Hired Man at the St. James Theatre, London (13 - 16 August) and Brass at the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (20 - 23 August). (more...)

David Hunter and More to Star in THE HIRED MAN at Mercury Theatre, The Curve, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

David Hunter, who reached the semi-finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Jesus, is to star as John Tallentire in an all new production of the multi award winning musical, The Hired Man. (more...)

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