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BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Apollo Theatre
Posted: Jul. 26, 2017


BWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Aug. 16, 2017


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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West EndAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West End
Posted: Mar. 10, 2017


BWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich TheatreBWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich Theatre
Posted: Feb. 24, 2017


BWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London PalladiumBWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London Palladium
Posted: Mar. 13, 2017


BWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park TheatreBWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park Theatre
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD, Arts Theatre, 5 October 2016BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD, Arts Theatre, 5 October 2016
Posted: Oct. 6, 2016


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BWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe
August 16, 2017

Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut with the penultimate show of the season, a well-known tragedy to contrast with recent comedies: King Lear. It casts a darker shadow over the Summer of Love, looking more at familial love and various struggles for power.

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Apollo Theatre
July 26, 2017

Continuing the resurgence of Tennessee Williams plays is the Young Vic's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This is the popular theatre's first production to make its debut in the West End, in contrast to some recent transfers, with the production running at Shaftesbury Avenue's Apollo Theatre for the next 12 weeks.

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
July 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica.

BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
July 14, 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The opening line of Charles Dickens' classic novel seems quite apt in describing the current Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season to date. With On the Town beset by injuries before it even started, its current production of A Tale of Two Cities looks to be under an equally unlucky star. With the first preview cancelled due to a lack of preparation time, and scenes having to be rejigged, it's a wonder it has opened on the planned date.

BWW Review: YANK!, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: YANK!, Charing Cross Theatre
July 11, 2017

With this year's Pride still fresh in Londoners' minds, there couldn't be a more appropriate time for Joseph and David Zellnik's musical about gay US soldiers in World War Two to open in central London. It runs not far away from another high profile LGBT production, Rotterdam, which will finish its short run this weekend.

BWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHOWTIME: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, Leicester Square TheatreBWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHOWTIME: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, Leicester Square Theatre
July 2, 2017

The world of musical theatre is being shaken up once again, as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz gets the Sh*t-faced Showtime treatment. The company's Shakespeare sibling is also in town over the summer with Much Ado About Nothing.

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Norfolk Square GardensBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Norfolk Square Gardens
July 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares returns after a successful introduction in 2016 with Much Ado About Nothing, this time taking on a tragedy that has been another popular choice this year - Daniel Kramer's controversial production has almost finished its run at Shakespeare's Globe, for one.

BWW Review: THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE, Park TheatreBWW Review: THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE, Park Theatre
July 1, 2017

After exploring themes of vanity and corporate culture in Marius Von Mayerburg's The Ugly One, Park90 now turns its attentions towards science and the environment with Chuck Anderson's brand new play The View From Nowhere. With Brexit looming large, the economic and immigration issues have been headline news, but what effect will that have on the scientific community? Or is big business involved too much for it to matter?

BWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, London PalladiumBWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, London Palladium
June 29, 2017

Hot on the heels of the success of the reworked Half a Sixpence, Stiles & Drewe team up with Julian Fellowes once more to adapt a well-loved children's book for the stage. The Wind in the Willows has premiered at the end of last year in a short tour and now has a limited London season over the summer - just in time for the school holidays and Kids Go Free (now running for the entirety of August).

BWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's Globe
June 15, 2017

Another tale of doomed love continues Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love' apace. Currently making its way around the country, Kneehigh's revival production of their much-beloved Tristan & Yseult weighs anchor at the Globe for a short run before continuing its UK tour. It sits somewhere in between concurrent productions Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, blending tragic romance with music, dance and comedy.

BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford EastBWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford East
June 13, 2017

Following a successful national tour, Ramps on the Moon's co-production of The Who's Tommy continues its journey with a run at Theatre Royal Stratford East this month. Ramps on the Moon is a budding consortium that is associating closely with several UK theatres and theatre companies as they work on new projects over the course of the next few years. One of their partners, Graeae Theatre Company, will be at Stratford East later this year with their production of Reasons To Be Cheerful.

BWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival Theatre
June 10, 2017

Continuing Chichester Festival Theatre's run of plays, prior to its first musical offering of the season, is Tennessee Williams' 1959 work Sweet Bird of Youth. It comes a few months after Williams' classic The Glass Menagerie enjoyed an Olivier-nominated run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, sharing a cast member (Brian J. Smith).

BWW Review: COVER MY TRACKS, Old VicBWW Review: COVER MY TRACKS, Old Vic
June 9, 2017

Following the success of Dr Seuss's The Lorax during the festive season of 2015-16, and prior to its return this autumn, the creative team have reunited to create an original piece of theatre from the first solo outing by singer-songwriter Charlie Fink (formerly frontman for Noah and the Whale). It plays alongside Woyzeck at the Old Vic prior to a UK and international tour.

BWW Review: WORKING, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: WORKING, Southwark Playhouse
June 7, 2017

With Wicked going strong across the world, and Hamilton a few months away from its much anticipated West End transfer, it seems like the perfect time for the European premire of a reworked musical that features compositions from the pens of both Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as many others. It continues Southwark Playhouse's varied season, hot on the heels of The Cardinal.

BWW Review: TWITSTORM, Park TheatreBWW Review: TWITSTORM, Park Theatre
June 1, 2017

With Donald Trump's social media habits regularly causing a stir worldwide, it seems quite apt for the latest Park Theatre production to focus on this wide-ranging topic. Chris England's play Twitstorm revolves around popular TV host Guy Manton's spectacular fall from grace as a tweet from his official account causes widespread offence, and engulfs his entire life.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe
May 24, 2017

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.

BWW Review: LIFE OF GALILEO, Young VicBWW Review: LIFE OF GALILEO, Young Vic
May 16, 2017

A timely revival of the Brecht epic continues the 2017 Young Vic season with a vengeance. Joe Wright directs a wholly modern production, which also features music composed by Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers.

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
May 13, 2017

The first in a series of film concerts dedicated to the massively successful Harry Potter film franchise is currently making its way around the world, stopping off for a few days at the historic Royal Albert Hall. It is an experience like no other, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra onstage and a large screen suspended in front of the choir stalls.

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Days', SUNNY AFTERNOONFAVOURITE SONGS: 'Days', SUNNY AFTERNOON
May 8, 2017

In our new column, THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS, BroadwayWorld writers discuss their top picks from musical theatre. Let us know your favourite!

BWW Review: MADAME RUBINSTEIN, Park TheatreBWW Review: MADAME RUBINSTEIN, Park Theatre
May 3, 2017

Based on the life and career of cosmetics magnate Helena Rubinstein, John Misto's new play stars Miriam Margolyes and continues a varied season at the Park Theatre. It's a successor of sorts of Ryan Craig's Filthy Business that recently ended its run at Hampstead Theatre, telling the story of a female Jewish immigrant who went on to great success in the business world - though it's more of a comedic biography than a play out to make a social or political point.



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