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6-7 Great Newport Street, Leicester Square, London

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West End, Spring 2013

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Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAYPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews on Wednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Photos of Premiere of Tennessee Williams'  CONFESSIONAL at Southwark PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Photos of Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

First images released of the cast for the London premiere of Tennesee Williams' 'CONFESSIONAL' at Southwark Playhouse, including Rob Ostlere, who was Arthur Digby for three years in 'Holby City'. Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play in "Monk's Bar", a run-down British seaside bar on the Essex coast, frequented by life's flotsam and jetsam. The audience are seated in the pub with the locals while the action kicks off around them. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest TheatrePhoto Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lake Forest Theatre's THE SECRET GARDENPhoto Flash: First Look at Lake Forest Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Olivera and Dodge Revive a Classic with Ford's 110 IN THE SHADEBWW Interviews: Olivera and Dodge Revive a Classic with Ford's 110 IN THE SHADE
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 21, 2016

Combined together, the resumes of actress Tracy Lynn Olivera and director/choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge feature just about every great musical from the golden age of Broadway, except one. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Wilson of NEWSIES at OrpheumBWW Interview: Andrew Wilson of NEWSIES at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 12, 2016

NEWSIES! is leaping onto the stage at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. This high-energy musical based on historic events opens February 16 for a six day run. I spoke with Andrew Wilson, Dance Captain and Swing for NEWSIES, about his background and his experience working with the show. This is what he had to say (more...)

Photo Flash: Barber & De Malo Pixie Lott for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Full Cast AnnouncementPhoto Flash: Barber & De Malo Pixie Lott for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Full Cast Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote'sBreakfast at Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Charlie Brooks In BEAUTIFUL THING!Photo Coverage: Charlie Brooks In BEAUTIFUL THING!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Check out these new pics of Charlie Brooks and Gerard McCarthy in the UK tour of Beautiful Thing - returning to the West End later this year! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Action Shots of Walnut Street Theatre's BAD JEWSPhoto Flash: More Action Shots of Walnut Street Theatre's BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2014-2015 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with BAD JEWS. This Philadelphia premiere began previews on October 7th, opens October 16th and continues through November 30th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld brings even more photos at the cast onstage below! Click here to see BroadwayWorld's first look at the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's BAD JEWSPhoto Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2014-2015 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with BAD JEWS. This Philadelphia premiere began previews on October 7th, opens October 16th and continues through November 30th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Likable KINKY BOOTS Inaugurates Gammage Auditorium's 50th Anniversary SeasonBWW Reviews: Likable KINKY BOOTS Inaugurates Gammage Auditorium's 50th Anniversary Season
by Tim Shawver - Sep 29, 2014

Like its composer, KINKY BOOTS is so unusual. Meticulously derivative, yet passingly original. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced a brand new production of the musical 'ANNIE' starring Craig Revel Horwood as 'Miss Hannigan'. 'ANNIE' will open on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle before embarking on a year-long tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Performs from IF/THEN on 'Today'Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Performs from IF/THEN on 'Today'
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 3, 2014

Idina Menzel heated up The Today Show this morning as part of the Toyota Spring Concert Series. The Broadway star spoke about being part of the creative process of her new musical 'If/Then' from the project's inception. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A STEADY RAIN Examines the Special Bonds of Male FriendshipBWW Reviews: A STEADY RAIN Examines the Special Bonds of Male Friendship
by Shari Barrett - Mar 8, 2014

A STEADY RAIN is first and foremost a story about Denny and Joey, two Chicago cops caught up in a series of violent events that alter the course of their lives and their understanding of the world they inhabit. The play is also an exploration of the special bonds of male friendship, and the forces that test those bonds. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sitting Down with Susan BlackwellBWW Interviews: Sitting Down with Susan Blackwell
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 3, 2014

The University of Memphis recently welcomed the spirited Broadway and television actress Susan Blackwell as a guest artist. Her workshops, which centered on creative self-expression, were free and open to the public. I attended and found them exciting and worthwhile. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BEAUTIFUL THING Broadcast at Digital TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at BEAUTIFUL THING Broadcast at Digital Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Digital Theatre is today (17 June 2013) delighted to announce its next release - Jonathan Harvey's landmark play, Beautiful Thing, captured live during its acclaimed West End run at the Arts Theatre in May 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pride Films and Plays' UNDER A RAINBOW FLAGPhoto Flash: First Look at Pride Films and Plays' UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

Based on the real-life story of a WWII naval corpsman Jon Philips (who lives in Evanston, Illinois), Under A Rainbow Flag is an high-energy work about a group of soldiers who meet on a transport train heading west from Chicago and about the choices they make during and after the war. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pride Films and Plays' upcoming production below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL THING Starring Suranne Jones!Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL THING Starring Suranne Jones!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Directed by Nikolai Foster, and designed by Colin Richmond, Beautiful Thing stars Suranne Jones as Sandra, Zaraah Abrahams as Leah, Oliver Farnworth as Tony and introduces Jake Davies as Jamie and Danny-Boy Hatchard, making his professional debut as Ste. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pride Films and Plays' BEAUTIFUL THINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Pride Films and Plays' BEAUTIFUL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Pride Films and Plays presents the Chicago 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's acclaimed Beautiful Thing, the heartwarming story of two teenaged boys coming to grips with their sexuality. Director John Nasca directs a cast that includes PFP Artistic Ensemble Members Michelle McKenzie-Voigt and Patrick Rybarczyk as Sandra and Tony, with Robert Hilliard as Jamie, Charlie Wein as Ste, and Kiah McKirnan as Leah. Get a first look at the cast in the photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Reading of STAGE IV by the Mobtown Playwrights GroupBWW Reviews: A Reading of STAGE IV by the Mobtown Playwrights Group
by Tina Saratsiotis - Oct 11, 2012

Anyone fascinated by the creative process knows that a work-in-progress is a Beautiful Thing to behold. The birth and maturation of a play is such a long and collaborative effort, it seems a miracle that any production ever reaches fruition. (more...)

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