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The Stephen Sondheim Society Sponsors a Sondheim Quiz Night to Benefit Acting For Oth Photo The Stephen Sondheim Society Sponsors a Sondheim Quiz Night to Benefit Acting For Others
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2020

The Stephen Sondheim Society has joined forces with Jordan Li-Smith to raise much needed funds for Acting for Others.

Simon Callow And Clive Francis Will Star In The World Premiere Of I'M SORRY PRIME MIN Photo Simon Callow And Clive Francis Will Star In The World Premiere Of I'M SORRY PRIME MINISTER I CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the razor sharp political satire Yes, Minister, the BAFTA Award winning Jonathan Lynn, one of the original writers of the hit series, has penned and will direct a brand-new stage production, I'm Sorry Prime Minister I Can't Quite Remember.

Watford Palace Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Artistic Director Brigid Larmour today announces programming to complete Watford Palace Theatre's season for September 2019 - June 2020, following the world première of Mushy: Lyrically Speaking earlier this month. The co-production with Rifco Theatre Company is now on tour across the UK until 5 October.

Watford Palace Theatre Announces Full Cast For Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announces Full Cast For Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Watford Palace Theatre today announce full cast for Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight. Richard Beecham directs Hannah Hutch (Nancy), Sandra James-Young (Elizabeth), Jasmine Jones (Jack Manningham), Tricia Kelly (Inspector Rough) and Sally Tatum (Bella Manningham). The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.

Watford Palace Theatre Announces A Radical Re-imagining Of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGH Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announces A Radical Re-imagining Of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Watford Palace Theatre today announce a radical re-imagining of Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight, directed by Richard Beecham. The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.

KILLING TIME Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters Photo KILLING TIME Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled welcome the US premiere of KILLING TIME written by Zoe Mills and directed by Antony Eden. Produced by Word Mills and Dead Letter Perfect in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, KILLING TIME begins performances on Thursday, April 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 12. Press Opening is Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org. 

The Coronet Announces Christmas Season Lineup Photo The Coronet Announces Christmas Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Print Room at the Coronet this year celebrates with an entertaining and eclectic programme of events performed in the atmospheric Coronet Theatre or candle-lit Bar. By turns contemporary and traditional, thought provoking and light-hearted, there will be:

John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS Photo John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly.

BWW Review: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, Richmond Theatre Photo BWW Review: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 12, 2018

In an age of Instant Messenger, Snapchat and Twitter, many of us may have never experienced the quiet thrill of receiving a handwritten, personal letter. 84 Charing Cross Road is James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's charming and very personal book of letters. It goes back to a time when people not only hand wrote correspondence, but had to buy their books from a physical bookshop, rather than clicking to purchase them online. The story is an account of the New York playwright's own twenty-year relationship with the manager of Marks & Co. bookshop, conducted entirely through letters.

Guest Blog: Director Richard Beecham On 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Photo Guest Blog: Director Richard Beecham On 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by Guest Blog: Richard Beecham - May 31, 2018

When I was approached by Cambridge Arts Theatre to direct a revival of 84 Charing Cross Road, I was hazily familiar with the title (probably due to the film version starring Anthony Hopkins), but I knew nothing of the story or the stage version.

Photo Flash: First Look at 84 CHARRING CROSS ROAD Photo Photo Flash: First Look at 84 CHARRING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today presents James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. The cast includes  Stefanie Powers (Helene Hanff) and Clive Francis (Frank Doel). Fiona Bruce (Mrs Todd), Loren O'Dair (Megan/Maxine), William Oxborrow (Mr Martin), Samantha Sutherland (Cecily Farr) and Ben Tolley (Bill Humphries/Alvin). The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June.

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis Star In New UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Photo Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis Star In New UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announces a new UK tour of James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Richard Beecham directs Stefanie Powers as Helene Hanff and Clive Francis as Frank Doel. The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome today 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing in Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June.

Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Starring Stefanie Powers and Photo Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Starring Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announce full casting for James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Joining the previously announced Stefanie Powers (Helene Hanff) and Clive Francis (Frank Doel) are Fiona Bruce (Mrs Todd), Loren O'Dair (Megan/Maxine), William Oxborrow (Mr Martin), Samantha Sutherland (Cecily Farr) and Ben Tolley (Bill Humphries/Alvin). The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June.

Hollywood Legend Stefanie Powers Comes to Darlington in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Photo Hollywood Legend Stefanie Powers Comes to Darlington in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Adapted from Helene Hanff's best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road has been delighting audiences since it's premiere in 1981. A tender and heart-warming take of transatlantic friendship, this bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that developed over 20 years between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller. Through their exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence a snapshot of Britain from the post-war 1940's to the swinging 60's is revealed, alongside a touching human story that still resonates today.

Darlington Hippodrome Launches A Sizzling Summer Season Photo Darlington Hippodrome Launches A Sizzling Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

As thoughts turn to balmy summer evenings, Darlington Hippodrome announces a sizzling season of shows between May and September.

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis Star In New UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Photo Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis Star In New UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announces a new UK tour of James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Richard Beecham directs Stefanie Powers as Helene Hanff and Clive Francis as Frank Doel. The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing in Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June.

Broadway HD To Celebrate Shakespeare Month This April Photo Broadway HD To Celebrate Shakespeare Month This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

April is Shakespeare month! Marking both his birthday and passing on April 23rd, BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming platform for live theater, is highlighting its definitive collection of Shakespeare's productions.

Wolverhampton Grand Announces Three New Shows Including Stefanie Powers In 84 CHARING Photo Wolverhampton Grand Announces Three New Shows Including Stefanie Powers In 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Wolverhampton has announced three new shows. On Sale Dates For New Season: Friends of the Grand - 10am Monday 19 February 2018, General Public - 10am Wednesday 21 February 2018

BWW Review: THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE, Hampstead Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE, Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Oct 31, 2017

We're back in the world of ration books, blackouts and spam fritters, as Nicholas Wright delves into the home front via his adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's 1947 novel. Though there's a certain period chintz about Jonathan Kent's production, darker undercurrents make this a more complex proposition than it first appears.

BWW Interview: Fenella Woolgar Talks THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE Photo BWW Interview: Fenella Woolgar Talks THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2017

Actress Fenella Woolgar's work ranges from Handbagged and Circle Mirror Transformation to Home Fires and Doctor Who. She's currently starring in the stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's The Slaves of Solitude, about a boarding house in 1943 Henley-on-Thames, where Miss Roach, who endures daily torment from a fellow occupant, becomes involved with an American serviceman. The play is now in previews at Hampstead Theatre.

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