Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of YOUNG CHEKHOV at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The first pictures are released today for a major new season of Anton Chekhov's early works at Chichester Festival Theatre. Newly adapted by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, the productions present a unique theatrical event which will see a repertory cast of 23 actors performing 50 parts in Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull. For the first time ever on this scale audiences will be given the opportunity to see all three shows in close proximity performed by the same group and with the same creative team.  Check out the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company to Stage THE ELEPHANT MAN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

L.I.P. Service presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett, with *Bert Pigg and Chris Messersmith. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company Presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

L.I.P. Service is thrilled to announce their production of Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), Directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett; and, featuring *Bert Pigg, and Chris Messersmith. The performance will premiere at The Firehouse Theatre on September 29 at 8:00pm. It will run through October 15 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  (more...)

WILD OATS, Starring Shirley MacLaine & Jessica Lange Coming to DVD, Digital HD and On Demand 10/4
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed director Andy Tennant's (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) refreshing and hilarious comedy Wild Oats arrives on DVD on October 4, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and on Digital HD and On Demand. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending again, now through December 7. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present Eugene O'Neill's AH, WILDERNESS! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2015-16 season with AH, WILDERNESS!, Eugene O'Neill's passionate coming-of-age classic. AH, WILDERNESS! is a tender portrait of a sensitive teenage poet whose experience of first love leads him into the raptures of romantic poetry and the pain of heartbreak. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending for a third time, now through December 21, 2014. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

THE LAST WORD Film, Starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, Picked Up by Bleecker Street
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Deadline reports that the upcoming dramedy film THE LAST WORD, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, will hit theaters in the U.S. via Bleecker Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica Lange
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play nominee for Long Day's Journey Into Night, Jessica Lange, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of HEISENBERG, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, 'The Practice') and Tony & Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, 'Weeds'), will play a strictly limited 6-week engagement beginning tonight, May 19, and opening Wednesday, June 3 as part of MTC's 2014-2015 season of The Studio at Stage II -- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. (more...)

CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters Stars in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, Now thru April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from today 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

James Bolam & Steve John Shepherd to Star in BOMBER'S MOON at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

James Bolam and Steve John Shepherd will star in the play BOMBER'S MOON by William Ivory at Trafalgar Studios 2, previewing from Monday 20 April, with a press night on Friday 24 April, for a strictly limited season until Saturday 23 May. This follows a critically acclaimed run at Park Theatre in 2014. (more...)

James Bolam & Steve John Shepherd to Lead West End's BOMBER'S MOON, April 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

James Bolam and Steve John Shepherd will star in the play BOMBER'S MOON by William Ivory at Trafalgar Studios 2, previewing from Monday 20 April, with a press night on Friday 24 April, for a strictly limited season until Saturday 23 May. This follows a critically acclaimed run at Park Theatre in 2014. (more...)

CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters to Star in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, March 31-April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

Jessica Lange Confirms No More AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 'I'm Done'
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Jessica Lange has confirmed reports that she will not return for the upcoming installment of FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY. (more...)

VIDEO: Shirley MacLaine Recounts Past Life in Atlantis on TODAY
by - Mar 15, 2016

Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine sat down with TODAY's Matt Lauer to talk about “Above the Line: My ‘Wild Oats’ Adventure,” a new memoir about her experiences shooting the upcoming film “Wild Oats.” (more...)

SUNSET BABY Opens 4/18 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does She Handle Eight-Hour, Two-Show Days as Mary Tyrone? Jessica Lange Explains the Power of O'Neill
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2016

She has taken on the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the SAG Awards. Now Jessica Lange is coming for her Tony! As the troubled matriarch of the Tyrone family, her performance in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. Watch below as she explains why the role is so rewarding and why the production is perfect alchemy. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDEWAYS, St James Theatre, May 31 2016
by Laura Jones - Jun 3, 2016

Many will remember Sideways as the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning 2004 film based on Rex Pickett's novel. The production now at the St James Theatre is directed by David Grindley and written by Pickett. Sideways is about a pair of middle-aged men drinking their way through California's wine country on a bachelor trip before one of them gets married. (more...)

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, 'The Practice') and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, 'Weeds') opens tonight, June 3, as part of MTC's 2014-2015 season of The Studio at Stage II -- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center -- Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Check Out the Full Schedule for the 9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 9th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival -- 5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater -- is headed to New York City! (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica Lange Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Jessica Lange has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Mary Tyrone in Roundabout Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

BWW Preview: Ensemble's Scandelous FALLEN ANGELS
by Maggie Yates - Jun 10, 2016

While indecent in the twenties, Coward's absurd situation comedy delivers potency in the twenty-first century, now that common social opinion of pre-marital relations isn't nearly so damning. (more...)

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (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...)

Shirley MacLaine Returns To The McCallum Theatre 3/7
by David Green - Feb 8, 2016

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Shirley MacLaine on Monday, March 7, at 8:00pm. Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine will share with the audience a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. Shirley MacLaine's illustrious career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, six Emmy® Award nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards - including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - and the title of international best-selling author. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue & More Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE, Beginning Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

BWW Recap: Fantasies Come True on THE BACHELOR
by Patti Murin - Feb 24, 2015

Good morning/night/afternoon fellow Bachelor fans! We have officially reached the most boring episode of the season! This is the uncomfortable point where there are only three normal gals left (as normal as you can get while still going on a nationally televised program to find a spouse), and Chris is so, so confused for the cameras, but secretly knows that this is the time to sow his Wild Oats (ha ha get it? Cause he's a farmer? The best jokes are the ones you have to explain) before committing himself to the lady he knew he was going to pick from Day One. (more...)

UK Stage Actor Alan Howard Passes Away at 77
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

According to published reports, Alan Howard, who was a memeber of the Royal Shakespeare Company and actor at the Royal National Theatre, passed away last week in London from pneumonia. He was 77 years old. (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE, Opening Tonight at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Chris Pine, Shirley MacLaine, Viola Davis & More Join OSCARS Presenters List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

?Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (more...)

Jamie Muscato Takes the Field in West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women's football team.Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andreas as Jess' good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess' sister, with Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.   (more...)

Jamie Muscato to Join Cast of West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women's football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andreas as Jess' good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess' sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra. (more...)

Ian Reddington & Christopher Villiers Join Cast of OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Ian Reddington (Eastenders, Coronation Street) and Christopher Villiers (Emmerdale) will join Wendi Peters, best known for her role as Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street, in the ensemble cast of Oh What A Lovely War on its national tour in 2015. (more...)

British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

The theatre community lost one of our own on Christmas Day. Actor David Ryall, best recognized in America as Elphias Doge in Harry Potter, has died at age 79, according to reports. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE ABSENCE OF WAR at Sheffield Theatres!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Headlong, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston today announce the full cast for their co-production of David Hare's The Absence of War. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jamie Muscato & More in West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Today (14 December) Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women's football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andreas as Jess' good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess' sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.   (more...)

9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The 9th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival -- 5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater -- is headed to New York City! (more...)

A.C.T. to Present Eugene O'Neill's AH, WILDERNESS! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2015-16 season with AH, WILDERNESS!, Eugene O'Neill's passionate coming-of-age classic. AH, WILDERNESS! is a tender portrait of a sensitive teenage poet whose experience of first love leads him into the raptures of romantic poetry and the pain of heartbreak. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

SUNSET BABY Opens Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens tonight, April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Coming to Birmingham Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

One of the most famous shows of the last century, Joan Littlewood's legendary musical Oh What A Lovely War is to come to Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Directed by University of Birmingham graduate, Terry Johnson, the hit revival comes to The REP from 5 to 9 May, as the final venue the show's UK tour. (more...)

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