HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/15/2015 - 9/22/2015
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/15/2015 - 9/22/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Diva Time! Top 10 Must-See Christina Bianco Performances
by Sally Henry - Sep 21, 2015

Christina Bianco is unstoppable. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/21/2015 - Rumer Joins CHICAGO, Rees Remembered and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 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: Rumer becomes 'Roxie' on Broadway, the community remembers Roger Rees, and more! (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Starring Christina Bianco, Eyeing 2016-17 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just received the news that the 1992 Olivier Award winning play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is eyeing a 2016-17 Broadway run, starring two-time Drama Desk nominated actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco in the pivotal role of LV. (more...)

Dominic Hill to Direct Citizens Theatre's Co-Production of ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The Citizens Theatre's new co-production of Endgame featuring David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne in the roles of Hamm and Clov runs from Thursday 4 February - Saturday 20 February 2016. (more...)

Official: MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS to Receive West End Transfer for Limited Run, Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison have announced that following a sell-out season at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on Tuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Kids and their adult friends will love the WST for Kids' production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.. Based on the book by William Steig and the popular DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre October 3 through October 24, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Leading Ladies Announced for Judy Garland Play THROUGH THE MILL at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose have been cast to play Judy Garland in three different stages of her life in Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham. (more...)

2nd Annual Mercy Street Affair to be Held 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its second season with THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR, a classy soiree and new plays festival featuring live music, pastries, and craft cocktails inspired by the plays in the upcoming 2015/16 season. THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR takes place November 9, 2015 at The Foxhole Chicago, 2444 W. Montrose Ave. at 7:30 pm. The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $15. To RSVP, please visit www.mercystreettheatre.org. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Helene Yorke Will Join Benjamin Walker in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

AMERICAN PSYCHO just announced that Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley(Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) and Helene Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, 'Masters of Sex') will join previously announced Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) in the cast of the highly-anticipated musical. Directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik, a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Glee') and choreography by Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). (more...)

Further Casting Announced For THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour
by Jenny Ell - Nov 9, 2015

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, embarking on a year-long national adventure starting at Brighton's Theatre Royal on 17 December 2015. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Makes Philadelphia Debut at the Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

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Famous Sex Therapist to Bring Own Story BECOMING DR. RUTH to Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the fascinating life story of America's most famous sex therapist, BECOMING DR. RUTH. Directed by Jere Lee Hodgin and starring Jane Ridley, the production begins with previews on November 17th, opens November 19th and continues through December 27th. (more...)

Hoxton Hall to Stage First Ever Panto SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Dec 14-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Hoxton Hall is delighted to announce its first ever panto, with its very own East End twist. Hoxton Hall presents SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, directed by Karena Johnson, running 14th - 24th December 2015.  (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre for Kids to Present MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day will have audiences cheering for the home team! This touchdown of a musical proves that a little determination and hard work always lead to victory. Assemble your favorite players and hustle down the field to Walnut Street Theatre for this family-friendly, hour-long musical. Watch the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes transform into the best team ever LIVE on stage June 3rd through June 11th, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Union Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Union Theatre's final show in its current home. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice stars Charlotte Gorton (Memphis, Viva Forever!) as Mari Hoff, Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Sound Of Music) as LV and Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say, with Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone man. Alastair Knights directs. (more...)

New Play FABRIC Will Tour the UK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

A powerful new play by Abi Zakarian will set out on a UK tour this Summer starring Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Present ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE, 4/5-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical celebration of the American country and pop legend, Patsy Cline, with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins with previews on April 5th, opens on April 7th and continues through July 3rd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts Venue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The full cast has now been confirmed for the revival of the classic musical Parade, which will run for three and a half weeks at Manchester's newest arts venue. (more...)

Arion Productions to Debut New Masterclass Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Arion Productions Ltd has launched a new series of masterclasses to provide expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields with some of the country's finest theatre, film, television and radio professionals at the Diorama Arts Studios. Masterclasses include, two time Oliver Award winner, Jenny Galloway (Acting Through Song Masterclass), long standing War Horse, Citizen Squid and Goodnight Mr Tom puppeteer, Abigail Matthews (West End Puppetry Masterclass) and Olivier and Actor's Screen Guild Award nominated actress Annette Badland (Acting for Stage and Screen Masterclass) who is currently appearing in EastEnders. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Union Theatre, June 4 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 5, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a very fine production of one of the most popular plays of the last twenty years, crowned by a superb central performance. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Sets July Schedule of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SHERLOCK Holmes and Scandi crime feature at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

THE ROCKY Horror Show, the world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical,  returns to Canterbury next month. (more...)

Amanda Muggleton to Star in London Premiere of THE BOOK CLUB at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Andrew Kay & Associates Ltd in association with King's Head Theatre presents the London Premiere of The Book Club by Roger Hall, (more...)

Photo Flash: FABRIC Comes to London This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

FABRIC, the powerful new play by Abi Zakarian will arrive in London 11-14 July at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre.  (more...)

New Play PARALLEL About Homelessness To Tour UK
by Edward Baker - Jul 6, 2016

A thought-provoking and innovative new play which highlights the personal stories behind homelessness is to tour the North this autumn. (more...)

CABARET, UNSPOKEN and More Set for No Stakes Theater Project's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

No Stakes Theater Project brings advocacy to the forefront in their third season, which features two workshop productions that engage in discussion about body image, inclusion and mental illness. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Sets Full Cast of MONSTER RAVING LOONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces the full cast for his production of James Graham's Monster Raving Loony.  Samuel James takes the role of Screaming Lord Sutch, with Joseph Alessi, Camilla Beeput, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown playing a number of different characters. The production opens on Wednesday 10th February, with previews from Saturday 6th February, and runs until Sat 27th February. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS - Jamie Foreman, Robert Hands and More Join Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew! - Feb. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Norma Heyman, John Reid, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the hit new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre onTuesday 9 February 2016, for a strictly limited season, with a press night on Tuesday 16 February 2016. (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

WST for Kids to Present ZOMBIE IN LOVE, 2/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

 The whole family will fall in love with WST for Kids' killer production of Zombie in Love. Based on the popular book series by Kelly DiPucchio, this hour-long musical teaches us that everyone has a 'ghoul-mate' out there! Love will rise from the dead just in time for Valentine's Day. Zombie in Love runs February 4th through February 13th, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Christina Bianco Set for Final LATE WITH LANCE! Performance, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Two time Drama Desk Award nominated actress, mistress of impressions, YouTube sensation, and star of the upcoming Broadway revival of 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' Christina Bianco joins musical theater fanatic, cruise ship performer and celebrity stalker Lance to talk about her 'impressive' career on his long-running variety-talk show on Sunday, February 21 at 7PM at the Triple Crown Underground, 330 7th Ave, NYC. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RED at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the Tony Award-winning Best Play, RED. Written by John Logan and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins started previews last night, February 23, opens tomorrow, February 25, and continues through March 20 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Continue Season with Philadelphia Premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Philadelphia premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Directed by Bill Van Horn, this play with music begins previews on March 15th, opens on March 23rd and runs through May 1st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Horrocks and Company in Rehearsal for IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME at the Young Vic
by marianka swain - Feb 10, 2016

New Wave storms the Young Vic next month in an anarchic world premiere conceived by Jane Horrocks and Aletta Collins. Horrocks, star of LITTLE VOICE, performs with a live band and company of dancers directed and choreographed by Collins, who was responsible for Bend It Like Beckham's choreography and music staging. IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME, which conjures the rebel spirit, disillusionment and messy relationships of the UK's 1970s-80s music scene, hits the Young Vic's main house on March 10 and opens on March 16, running until April 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THROUGH THE MILL at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose have been cast to play Judy Garland in three different stages of her life in Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-16 Independence Studio to Continue Season with A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Eugene O'Neill's greatest dramatic works, A Moon for the Misbegotten. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the sixth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Kate Galvin, the production begins previews in Philadelphia on January 12th, opens January 14th and continues through February 7th. (more...)

Claire Skinner and Alison Steadman to Lead UK Premiere of RABBIT HOLE at Hampstead
by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015

As previously reported, Hampstead Theatre will present the UK premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE, directed by Edward Hall. Now, The Daily Mail writes that a restrained Claire Skinner (as Becca) and Alison Steadman (as Nat, Becca's mother) will star in the production, which begins on January 29, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Presents MONSTER RAVING LOONY, May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

With its UK premiere earlier this year at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth's fast-paced, hilarious and (slightly) bonkers Monster Raving Loony brings its party fun and punkish anarchy to Soho Theatre next month.  Opening on 17 May,Monster Raving Loony by James Graham will preview from 14 May, and run until 18 June. (more...)

Diana Vickers, Liam Tamne and More to Star in Glasgow's ROCKY HORROR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, embarking on a year-long national adventure coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 8 until Saturday 13 August 2016. (more...)

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