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(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
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This comedy from London revolves around Hamish, who no longer wants to be part of his double comedy act with Sean. Instead he wants to see the play that he has written, A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple, properly mounted on the Broadway stage. But before that can happen he needs a major star to play the supporting role to his lead. The Play What I Wrote stars Sean Foley, Hamish McColl and Toby Jones, and a surprise celebrity guest star.



A revolving door of guest stars will appear in The Play What I Wrote. The identity of these surprise celebrity guests will be a tightly guarded secret



Broadway AM Report, 9/6/2016 - New Star at THE LAYOVER, MISSED CONNECTIONS Returns & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2016

Today's big news: Maria Dizzia joins Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER this evening, and BEARS IN SPACE, A TASTE OF HONEY and MISSED CONNECTIONS all begin tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Rosie Perez Reveals She Would Gladly Return as Guest Host of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Speaking with PEOPLE at last night's USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala for the U.S. Open, former 'View' host Rosie Perez shared that she would happily return to the ABC talker if asked to guest host. (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...)

Michael Starke Stars in Michael Wynne's Music Hall Show Celebrating Playhouse's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. (more...)

Confirmed! Jerry Hall Heads to Adelaide in 2016 to Lead THE GRADUATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that celebrated model and actress Jerry Hall will reprise her role as seductress Mrs Robinson for the very last time in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney seasons of The Graduate. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/24/2016 - 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 24, 2016

Today's big news: Jake Gyllenhaal leads SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE tonight at City Center! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/19/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016

Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/19/2015 - Bessie Awards, KILL FLOOR, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 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: The Bessie Awards celebrate top dancers tonight, KILL FLOOR opens off-Broadway, and the creators/subjects of ON YOUR FEET! chat with Rita Moreno! (more...)

Jerry Hall Comes to Sydney in 2016, Leading THE GRADUATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Celebrated model and actress Jerry Hall will reprise her role as seductress Mrs Robinson for the very last time in the Sydney season of The Graduate. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vets Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe, Jeff Goldblum Among Cast for THE MODERN OCEAN Film
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2015

Stage and screen stars Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe and Jeff Goldblum are among the starry cast for Shane Carruth's upcoming film THE MODERN OCEAN. (more...)

Michelle Collins to Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Tour in Glasglow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Mrs Meers when the award-winning musical arrives in Glasgow as part of a UK tour opening at New Wimbledon Theatre in January. (more...)

Lee Mack Will Make His West End Debut In THE MISER Alongside Previously Announced Griff Rhys Jones
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producer Mark Goucher today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser in early 2017. (more...)

Michelle Collins Will Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE UK Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie until Saturday 4 March as Mrs Meers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse opens its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy runs now through May 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stage Vet Glenn Close Joins WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY? Sci-Fi Film
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2015

According to Deadline, Glenn Close, who last starred on Broadway opposite John Lithgow in A DELICATE BALANCE, has signed on for two upcoming films -- WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY? and SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2015 Season with THE LIAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy will run tonight, May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Begins at BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 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: Elaine Paige's goodbye concert screens stateside, McQUEEN with GLEE's Dianna Agron starts in London, CABARET begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. The comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also stars Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell,Ben Shenkman and Lewis J. Stadlen, heading a cast of 18. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Star in Upcoming Thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Glenn Close, who recently made her return to Broadway in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-wining play A DELICATE BALANCE, will star in the upcoming thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/19/2015 - GIGI, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 19, 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: Two strong leading ladies bring THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and GIGI to Broadway tonight! (more...)

Brian Conley to Celebrate 600th Performance at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The official opening night of Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Harrison's production of the musical Barnum at Birmingham Hippodrome was made even more special as one of the show's producers, Michael Harrison, paid tribute to its star BRIAN CONLEY who this month celebrates an outstanding 600th performance at the UK's most visited theatre. (more...)

Glenn Close to Reprise Role in SUNSET BOULEVARD at English National Opera?
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

It could be magic in the making for Glenn Close at the English National Opera next spring. (more...)

VIDEO: Exiting Host Rosie Perez Shares Emotional Comments on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

On today's broadcast of THE TALK show, an emotional Perez told the audience, 'I've decided that it's time to move on. It's very bittersweet for me.' (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Rosie Perez Is Leaving THE VIEW After All
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

After months of rumors, THE VIEW co-host and Broadway star Rosie Perez is, in fact, leaving the ABC talk show. Deadline writes that her final episode is set to air August 6, 2015. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

Rosie Perez Gives Emotional Goodbye on THE VIEW
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Rosie Perez was in tears when she announced two weeks ago that she will be departing THE VIEW on August 6, writes The Hollywood Reporter. After months of rumors, co-host and Broadway star Perez is officially leaving the ABC talk show. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 28, 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: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Begins Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe, begins tonight 4 February 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Rosie Perez Talks First Preview of FISH IN THE DARK on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Rosie Perez returned to her post as co-host of ABC's THE VIEW yesterday, after taking a brief hiatus to rehearse for her role in Larry David's new Broadway play, Fish In the Dark (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 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 WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening! (more...)

Rosie Perez Returns to THE VIEW; 'Feeling Fabulous' Following FISH IN THE DARK Preview
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Rosie Perez returned to her post as co-host of ABC's THE VIEW today, after taking a brief hiatus to rehearse for her role in Larry David's new Broadway play, FISH IN THE DARK, which began previews last night. (more...)

DVR Alert: FISH IN THE DARK's Rosie Perez Visits NBC's TODAY This Morning
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

NBC has announced that 'The View' host Rosie Perez will visit TODAY today, February 27 to talk about starring in the new Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre to Present Michael Frayn's MATCHBOX THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Last autumn, dramatist and novelist Michael Frayn published his latest and most unusual book, Matchbox Theatre - a series of conversations, sketches and meditations with the Michael Frayn twist - which takes a typically funny and ingenious look at how we live today. Blurring the boundaries between his work for page and for stage, it begs the question - are these mini-plays or short stories? (more...)

DVR Alert: FISH IN THE DARK's Rosie Perez to Visit NBC's 'Today', 2/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

NBC has announced that 'The View' host Rosie Perez will visit TODAY on Friday, February 27 to talk about starring in the new Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Opens in the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe, opens tonight 12 February 2016. (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stage legend Nathan Lane has signed on for the film adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 novel CARRIE PILBY, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/2015 - THE COLOR PURPLE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 10, 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: THE COLOR PURPLE returns to the Great White Way with an all-star cast! (more...)

Nathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Stage stars Tony winner Nathan Lane and Emmy winner Debra Messing -- an odd pair but a fun choice -- are teaming up for BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with THE LIAR, 5/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2015 Season with the comedy, "The Liar," an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy will run May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/6/2015 - Helen Hayes Awards, 20TH CENTURY Stars at 92Y and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 6, 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: The Helen Hayes Awards are set for tonight, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY heads to 92Y and more! (more...)

New York Next for Glenn Close, Back in SUNSET BOULEVARD?
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, with Glenn Close reprising her role as 'Norma Desmond', opened to all-around favorable reviews this week at the London Coliseum. With all of the hype surrounding the English National Opera's stripped-down production, lyricist Don Black told the New York Post: 'But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else. I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.' (more...)

John Lithgow in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWN
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that John Lithgow is in negotiations to join the Netflix series THE CROWN, based on Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. He would play Winston Churchill for the TV adaptation, helmed by Stephen Daldry, alongside Harriet Walter as Churchill's wife, Clementine. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine Cassidy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that the cast for Michael Frayn's latest work MATCHBOX THEATRE will be Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Mark Hadfield, Chris Larner, Felicity Montagu and Nina Wadia. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

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