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The National Theatre Announces New Programming and Launches 'National Theatre Togethe Photo The National Theatre Announces New Programming and Launches 'National Theatre Together' Campaign
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

The National Theatre has today announced its programming until the start of next year with productions on all three South Bank stages as well as three major UK tours, two productions on Broadway, a return to cinemas, and a new feature film to be broadcast on television this autumn. In the week the theatre reopened for audiences again, six new productions were announced, and five productions halted by the pandemic were confirmed to return to the South Bank.  

Wake Up With BWW 3/31: DIANA Announces Broadway Return Date, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/31: DIANA Announces Broadway Return Date, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021

Today's top stories: Diana sets its Broadway return date, nominations for the Drama League Awards, a Game of Thrones stage play is being developed for Broadway, and more!

George R.R. Martin is Developing a GAME OF THRONES Play Set for Broadway, the West En Photo George R.R. Martin is Developing a GAME OF THRONES Play Set for Broadway, the West End and Australia
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is currently working on developing Game of Thrones as a stage play for Broadway, the West End and Australia. Martin is writing the play alongside Duncan MacMillan, and it is set to be directed by Dominic Cooke. The first show is expected to launch in 2023.

Emily Mclaughlin Appointed Head Of Development At Fictionhouse Photo Emily Mclaughlin Appointed Head Of Development At Fictionhouse
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

Fictionhouse has announced the appointment of Emily McLaughlin as Head of Development.

BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 1 - Five productions that we won't forget Photo BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 1 - Five productions that we won't forget
by Matt Wolf - Mar 15, 2021

Last week, we acknowledged the forthcoming birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber via a look back at five defining London stagings of his work. This time, we offer the same tribute to Stephen Sondheim, with whom Lloyd Webber, 18 years Sondheim's junior, shares a birthdate of March 22: on that day, the great man turns 91.

An Always Up-to-Date Schedule of Musical Film Adaptations! Photo An Always Up-to-Date Schedule of Musical Film Adaptations!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 23, 2021

Get the latest news on upcoming film adaptations, the schedule of movie musicals in development or production, and more with our always up-to-date musical film adaptation schedule!

West End Production of GOOD, Starring David Tennant Postponed at The Harold Pinter Th Photo West End Production of GOOD, Starring David Tennant Postponed at The Harold Pinter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the producers have made the decision to postpone the forthcoming run of¬†Good, starring David Tennant. The production¬†was due to play from 21 April ‚Äď 17 July 2021.¬†¬†

BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See Photo BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See
by Matt Wolf - Jan 19, 2021

It's not clear as of this writing quite when live theatre will return in force, so in the interest of casting as wide a net as possible, what follows are five performances to whet the appetite, culled from offerings both online and, in due course, inside an actual playhouse.

Five 2021 London Shows We Can't Wait To See Photo Five 2021 London Shows We Can't Wait To See
by Matt Wolf - Jan 10, 2021

In the spirit of eternal optimism, here is a handful of London show titles promised for the year ahead that have us giddy with anticipation to be in a playhouse once again.

Southwark Playhouse to Present CONSTELLATIONS Starring Ronk√°ļĻ Ad√©kolu√°ļĻjo and Oliv Photo Southwark Playhouse to Present CONSTELLATIONS Starring Ronk√°ļĻ Ad√©kolu√°ļĻjo and Oliver Johnstone
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020

Lockwood Henderson Productions will present the first London revival of 'Constellations' by Nick Payne¬†at Southwark Playhouse,¬†directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, and starring¬†RonkŠļĻ Ad√©koluŠļĻjo and Oliver Johnstone. The play will run¬†Thursday 26 November - Saturday 19 December, 2020.

National Theatre Announces THE NORMAL HEART and DICK WHITTINGTON On Sale For Olivier  Photo National Theatre Announces THE NORMAL HEART and DICK WHITTINGTON On Sale For Olivier In-the-Round Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2020

For one year only, pantomime comes to the National Theatre. Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's hilarious and heartfelt version of Dick Whittington, first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018 and freshly updated for 2020, will open in the socially distanced Olivier theatre on the 11 December.  

The Shows That Made Us: FOLLIES Photo The Shows That Made Us: FOLLIES
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 23, 2020

I owe a lot to Follies - friendships with fans and actors and occasional pieces of journalism have resulted from the show - but it made me realise how transformative live theatre can be. Thinking about it, it's ironic that a show signalling the death of old Broadway should ignite such a passion, but isn't that the point of Follies?

West End Revival Of C.P. Taylor's GOOD Starring David Tennant Announces New Dates and Photo West End Revival Of C.P. Taylor's GOOD Starring David Tennant Announces New Dates and Venue For Spring 2021
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2020

C.P.Taylor's GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke, which was due to open this October, has announced new dates for 2021 and a new run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

West End Revival Of C.P. Taylor's GOOD Postponed Until Spring 2021 Photo West End Revival Of C.P. Taylor's GOOD Postponed Until Spring 2021
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2020

C.P.Taylor's GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke, which was due to open this October, is to be postponed until Spring 2021.

Clint Dyer Will Replace Dominic Cooke as Director of GET UP, STAND UP  - The Bob Marl Photo Clint Dyer Will Replace Dominic Cooke as Director of GET UP, STAND UP - The Bob Marley Musical
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020

Clint Dyer will replace Dominic Cooke as director Of Get Up, Stand Up a?' The Bob Marley Musical.

BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD III, BritBox Photo BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD III, BritBox
by Gary Naylor - Jun 6, 2020

BWW has reviewed the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).

BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY VI: CIVIL WAR, BritBox Photo BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY VI: CIVIL WAR, BritBox
by Gary Naylor - Jun 3, 2020

BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).

BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY VI: FRANCE AND REBELLION, BritBox Photo BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY VI: FRANCE AND REBELLION, BritBox
by Gary Naylor - Jun 2, 2020

BWW is reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).

Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Postponed to 2022 Photo Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Postponed to 2022
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 28, 2020

Hello, Dolly!, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, was set to begin performances this summer at the West End's Adelphi Theatre. Producers of the show today announced that the production has been postponed to 2022.

BWW Feature: Favourite Olivier Awards Memories and Our 2020 Winners Photo BWW Feature: Favourite Olivier Awards Memories and Our 2020 Winners
by Marianka Swain - Apr 2, 2020

Sadly, the 2020 Olivier Awards won't be going ahead as planned due to the coronavirus shutdown, although ITV will broadcast a highlights show. So, BroadwayWorld reviewers have been thinking back to some of our favourite Oliviers winners, nominees and performances from past years - plus some of the incredible nominees from this year who we would have loved to see honoured.

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