Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/2; SPRING AWAKENING in Tampa, Kathleen Marshall's LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at the Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Tampa, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include IAGO in New Jersey, SPRING AWAKENING in Tampa, and LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at the Old Globe directed by Kathleen Marshall, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

Last night, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster, Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi, Lauren Alexandra, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan and Kate Tydman. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

The latest 2016 state-of-the-nation play has arrived - from 1957. There's the Brexit-ish granddad mired in corrosive nostalgia, the forward-looking granddaughter joining anti-establishment protests in Trafalgar Square, tax dodging, a crisis of British identity, and chaos in the Middle East. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Rehearsal images are released today for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER, the final production in the year-long Plays at the Garrick season. The production will play at the Garrick from 20 August until 12 November, with press night on 30 August. The Entertainer will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Gawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Be Broadcast Live in Theaters Worldwide Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast Romeo and Juliet to more than 1200 cinemas worldwide live from the West End's Garrick Theatre at 19:00 on Thursday 7 July. Participating cinemas and screening dates can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

John Hurt Withdraws from THE ENTERTAINER Due to Medical Concerns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

It is announced today that on the advice of his doctors, John Hurt has had to withdraw from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of John Osborne's The Entertainer. (more...)

Christopher Haydon to Step Down as Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Today, 14 June 2016, Christopher Haydon announced he will step down as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, leaving in January 2017 after five years of leading the company. His recently announced new season - Too Close To Home, will be his penultimate season at the Gate Theatre. Haydon will continue programming the Gate up until May 2017, with his last season being announced in late 2016. The post of Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre will be advertised shortly. (more...)

BWW TV: Kenneth Branagh In THE ENTERTAINER!
by Carrie Dunn - May 16, 2016

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season. (more...)

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Presents Live Broadcast of THE ENTERTAINER, Oct. 27
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Receives Major Gift From The Balnaves Foundation
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Ensemble Theatre, Australia's longest, non-funded continuously running professional theatre company has today been given a major gift of $300,000 from The Balnaves Foundation. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour opened at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.  (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. From May 4 until 2 October 2, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious, and from May 4 until August 21, Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, returns to the show from August 24. (more...)

Official: John Hurt to Star Opposite Kenneth Branagh in THE ENTERTAINER; Further Casting Set
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for The Entertainer, the final production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season. John Hurt will return to the London stage for the first time in a decade as legendary patriarch Billy Rice opposite Kenneth Branagh, who as previously announced, will play the unforgettable Archie Rice in Rob Ashford's production. (more...)

John Hurt and Kenneth Branagh to Play Father & Son in THE ENTERTAINER
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

According to The Daily Mail, John Hurt and Kenneth Branagh will play father and son in THE ENTERTAINER, beginning August 20 as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's first season at The Garrick. (more...)

Carinthia West Debuts Photography Exhibition - LOOKING BACK IS THE NEW FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Looking Back is the New Forward explores the life and work of Carinthia West through her photographs. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

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