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Tom Byrne to Star in THE 39 STEPS UK Tour

Tom Byrne will play Richard Hannay in the UK Tour of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, THE 39 STEPS. Learn more about where the production is touring, and see how to purchase tickets.

Tom Byrne, Safeena Ladha, Eugene McCoy, and Maddie Rice Join the Cast of THE 39 STEPS UK Tour

Tom Byrne will play Richard Hannay in the UK Tour of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, THE 39 STEPS, with Safeena Ladha as Annabella Schmidt / Pamela / Margaret, Eugene McCoy as Clown 1 and Maddie Rice as Clown 2. Learn more about the production here!

THE 39 STEPS Will Embark on UK Tour With Gala Night Set For This April

For the first time in eight years, the Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, THE 39 STEPS, is to tour the UK this year.  The production will initially play at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 14 to 30 March 2024.  The production will then tour from Tuesday 2 April, with a Gala Night on Thursday 4 April at Richmond Theatre in London.

THE 39 STEPS Will Embark on New UK Tour Next Year

THE 39 STEPS triumphantly returns to embark on a tour across the UK, launching at winner of UK Theatre’s Most Welcoming Theatre award, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch on the 14 March, 2024 and ending by the sea at Southend Palace Theatre on 27 July, 2024. Learn more about the tour here!

Interview: Theatre Life with Francis Jue

Today’s subject Francis Jue is currently living his theatre life performing the role of Duch in Cambodian Rock Band at Arena Stage. The production continues through August 27th in Arena’s Kreeger Theater space. The production will then continue without Jue on to Seattle’s ACT Contemporary Theatre as a co- production with 5th Avenue Theatre.

Adam Driver Joins 65 From Producer Sam Raimi

Deadline reports that Adam Driver has signed on to '65,' a new film from directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Sam Raimi produces.

Alex Birnie Appointed Executive Director Of The Actors Center

The Actors Center has announced the appointment of Alex Birnie as the organization's new executive director. Birnie most recently served as the Center's managing director and enters his first full season in his new role in September 2019.

Photo Flashback: Tony Nominee Adam Driver in 2009!

We're flashing back through the photo archives of BroadwayWorld's very own Walter McBride to bring you some shots of 2019 Tony nominee Adam Driver a decade ago, before the final performance of SLIPPING, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre.

Broadway is Heating Up! Meet the Cast of BURN THIS- Now in Previews!

Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Pale) and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna) will lead the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, Burn This is set to begin performances on tonight, March 15, 2019. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.

BWW Review: SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE: Anything But Elementary

There is much fun afoot in this cleverly written, earnestly acted, and crisply directed play being revived on the main stage at the Huntington Theatre Company. SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE had its world premiere in 1984 in Los Angeles before transferring to Broadway for a short run in 1987 with Frank Langella in the lead role. Huntington stalwart Maria Aitken returns to direct a tightly-synched cast with Rufus Collins (Holmes) and Mark Zeisler (Watson) as the long-time companions taking on a new nemesis. Has Holmes met his match, or will he live to sleuth again?

Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Exhibition Fog x FLO Presents New Sherlock Holmes Audio Plays

Inspired equally by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective and the ephemeral fog sculptures by artist Fujiko Nakaya, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Walt McGough has written Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Emerald Necklace, a series of free, downloadable original audio plays that correspond with - and play out along - the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's free exhibition, Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Exhibition Fog x FLO Presents New Sherlock Holmes Audio Plays

Inspired equally by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective and the ephemeral fog sculptures by artist Fujiko Nakaya, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Walt McGough has written Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Emerald Necklace, a series of free, downloadable original audio plays that correspond with - and play out along - the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's free exhibition, Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace.

Huntington Theatre Company Presents SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE

In the Huntington Theatre Company's revival of Charles Marowitz's mystery play Sherlock's Last Case, alliances are tested, rivalries are raised from the dead, and long-simmering grudges play out in deadly ways. The beloved Sherlock Holmes, his aide de camp Dr. John Watson, and their put-upon landlady Mrs. Hudson - along with the iconic Baker Street flat - come to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Sep. 28 - Oct. 28, 2018, in a production directed by Maria Aitken.

Breaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on Broadway

Producer David Binder just announced today that Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell will join three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver in the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, BURN THIS will begin performances in March 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced.

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Rep Ensemble

Nine years running, excellence in all aspects of theatre - cast and creative crew - continue to substantiate UD Rep Ensemble as the most professional troupe in Delaware.

James Earl Jones, Amanda Plummer, Dana Delany & More To Star In The Acting Company's Benefit Reading Of Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

The Acting Company presents a one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11. Directed by Michael Wilson, the acclaimed Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner, the performance reunites much of the cast and creative team from last season's critically acclaimed production at the American Repertory Theatre. 

Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players Present TWELFTH NIGHT

Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players present Shakespeare's enchanting comedy Twelfth Night, April 19 through May 6 in the Roselle Center for the Arts, Newark, DE.

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27.

Maria Aitken FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Maria Aitken has not appeared on Broadway.

Maria Aitken has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Maria Aitken's first West End show was A Little Night Music which opened in 1975

Maria Aitken has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play at the HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for "Private Lives." She was also nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The 39 Steps." Additionally, Aitken received a nomination for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "The 39 Steps." She was recognized for her Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for "Waste" and was also nominated for Actress of the Year in a Revival at the Olivier Awards for "Private Lives."

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