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Old Vic Theatre Evacuated Following Security Alert Old Vic Theatre Evacuated Following Security Alert
by BWW News Desk on May 27, 2017 in UK / West End

According to The Independent, London's Old Vic Theatre, currently home to WOYZECK starring Star Wars' John Boyega, was evacuated on May 27th due to a possible security threat.  (more...)
Barlow & Firth's THE GIRLS to Hit the Road in 2018 Barlow & Firth's THE GIRLS to Hit the Road in 2018
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in UK / West End

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the producers of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical comedy, The Girls, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, have announced that the production will return home to Yorkshire and open at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 15 August 2018 and visit 42 theatres across the United Kingdom. (more...)
BWW Review: JAM, Finborough Theatre BWW Review: JAM, Finborough Theatre
by Gary Naylor on May 27, 2017 in UK / West End

Jam, Matt Parvin's first play, shows promise but cannot overcome its structural and narrative problems to deliver its full potential. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; Cast Member Replaced Due to Injury Photo Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; Cast Member Replaced Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in UK / West End

On The Town runs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre until 1 July 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo! BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!
by BroadwayWorld TV on May 26, 2017 in UK / West End

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. Click below to hear what the company had to say on opening night! (more...)
West End Stars Grace the Stage to Support The National Brain Appeal West End Stars Grace the Stage to Support The National Brain Appeal
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in UK / West End

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ashleigh Gray (Wicked The Musical), Antony Hewitt (Aladdin), Nicholas McLean (The Book of Mormon), Irvine Iqbal (Aladdin), Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls), Lauren Chia (Aladdin), The Twin Swing, Itch + Scratch and Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers) will be among the stage and screen stars performing at A Night For Life. (more...)
Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane-Led Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA Heading to Broadway Next Season? Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane-Led Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA Heading to Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in UK / West End

London's National Theatre's revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA, starring Nathan Lane, may find its way across the pond to the Great White Way!  (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for the European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for the European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Below, go inside rehearsal for the European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse from 2 June until 8 July with a National press night on 7 June! (more...)
Ray Cooney's Olivier Award-Winning Comedy OUT OF ORDER Comes to the Lyceum Ray Cooney's Olivier Award-Winning Comedy OUT OF ORDER Comes to the Lyceum
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Celebrating his 70th year in show business, Ray Cooney's Olivier Award-winning farce Out of Order comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 14 - Saturday 17 June. (more...)
BWW Review: WOYZECK, Old Vic BWW Review: WOYZECK, Old Vic
by Jenny Gilbert on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The very survival into the 21st century of an unfinished play written by a 23-year-old in 1836 is an extraordinary thing, made more extraordinary by the grimness of its subject. Even to call Georg Buchner's text a play - 'the world's first working-class tragedy' - is a bit of a stretch. (more...)
Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Kevin Elyot's Final Play TWILIGHT SONG Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Kevin Elyot's Final Play TWILIGHT SONG
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

TWILIGHT SONG, the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg, will receive its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 July - 12 August, with a press night on 17 July. (more...)
Full Casting Announced For Lewis Carroll's THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK Full Casting Announced For Lewis Carroll's THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

RGM productions today announces the full cast for the West End premiere of The Hunting of the Snark, a brand-new family musical inspired by the creator of Alice in Wonderland's beloved classic poem. (more...)
English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester Announce Creative Team for THE WEIR English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester Announce Creative Team for THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester today announce the creative team for their production of Conor McPherson's The Weir.  Adele Thomas directs the production and she is joined by Madeleine Girling as Designer, Lee Curran as Lighting Designer and Richard Hammarton as Composition and Sound Designer, with casting by Ginny Schiller.  (more...)
BWW Interview: Janique Charles On Joining THE LION KING BWW Interview: Janique Charles On Joining THE LION KING
by Marianka Swain on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Actress Janique Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to the UK to join the touring cast of The Lion King in 2013, and is now playing Nala in the West End production. (more...)
Full Casting Announced for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Chichester Festival Theatre Full Casting Announced for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The full company is announced today for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 10 July - 26 August, with a press night on Tuesday 18 July. Directed by Daniel Evans, the cast of this new staging of the classic Broadway musical is led by Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman. (more...)
WICKED Announces New London Cast WICKED Announces New London Cast
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda),Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) will head the new London cast from Monday 24 July 2017, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).  (more...)
Cirque du Soleil brings OVO to Royal Albert Hall Cirque du Soleil brings OVO to Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Cirque du Soleil returns to London's Royal Albert Hall in January 2018 with OVO which comes to the UK for the first time. Having travelled North America and set to make its European debut in Zurich in October 2017, OVO, a celebration of nature and co-existence, will be making its way to London from 7 January. This follows Amaluna, which saw record-breaking success in London in 2015 and 2016. Pre-sale tickets are available now via Cirque Club, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday 28 April 2017 via the Cirque du Soleil website or www.royalalberthall.com or 020 7589 8212. (more...)
BWW Review: THE MIKADO, Richmond Theatre BWW Review: THE MIKADO, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The Mikado is as much as ever in this all male version that showcases the great songs with some fine voices. (more...)
BWW Review: AN OCTOROON, Orange Tree Theatre BWW Review: AN OCTOROON, Orange Tree Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan on May 25, 2017 in UK / West End

An Octoroon is a person who has one-eighth black heritage. In 1850s Louisiana, that meant they are automatically unclean and, ultimately, a slave. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins radically reimagines Dion Boucicault's 1859 play based upon a tragic and rather melodramatic love story between white plantation owner George and his uncle's illegitimate daughter Zoe. Entwined in this is the apparent financial ruin of the plantation, which leads to a series of racially motivated violent events. (more...)
NEXT CONCERT SERIES: BRIDGE THE GAP to Benefit Manchester Arena Victims' Families at 54 Below NEXT CONCERT SERIES: BRIDGE THE GAP to Benefit Manchester Arena Victims' Families at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in UK / West End

The events of the past few days in Manchester have led Alicia Krakauer and Megan Minutillo to designate a portion of the proceeds to the account that the Manchester Evening News has set up in support of the families of those affected and killed in the Manchester Arena attack. (more...)
BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller on May 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day. (more...)
THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)
BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin on May 24, 2017 in UK / West End

This seems to be the year of Twelfth Night, with the National Theatre's production recently closing and several other touring companies taking it on. But what better place to bring it to life than the Globe, in Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'? It now plays alongside Daniel Kramer's Romeo and Juliet, making it the first of Shakespeare's comedies being performed there this season. (more...)
Last Chance to See Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? Last Chance to See Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Audiences have just over three weeks left to see this provocative and controversial box office hit production led by Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, directed by Ian Rickson. The final performance of the strictly limited 12 week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket will be held on 24 June. (more...)
Review Roundup: Jack Throne's WOYZECK Starring John Boyega Opens at the Old Vic - All the Reviews! Review Roundup: Jack Throne's WOYZECK Starring John Boyega Opens at the Old Vic - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups on May 24, 2017 in UK / West End

The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Woyzeck, directed by Joe Murphy. One of the most influential plays ever written, Thorne creates for our time what Buchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage. The production began previews 15 May and opened last night, 23 May 2017, at The Old Vic.  (more...)