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For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A ... (read more)
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For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A ... (read more)
Review Roundup: See What Critics Thought of Caryl Churchill's QuartetReview Roundup: See What Critics Thought of Caryl Churchill's Quartet
by Review Roundups - Sep 27, 2019

A girl made of glass. Gods and murders. A serial killer's friends. And a secret in a bottle. Four stories by Caryl Churchill. Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

BWW Review: GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP., Royal CourtBWW Review: GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP., Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2019

Caryl Churchill returns with a new quartet of shorts a?' and, at 81, she's still one of the most daring, formally inventive and linguistically dexterous playwrights working today. There's never any sense that her work could slide into another medium; it requires theatre's abstract arena, its live-wire liveness, the crucial space for an audience to bring their own readings, and the very act of storytelling unfolding. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebekah Murrell Talks GLASS at the Royal CourtBWW Interview: Rebekah Murrell Talks GLASS at the Royal Court
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 27, 2019

Rebekah Murrell made her professional acting debut in Natasha Gordon's award-winning Nine Night, which opened at the National Theatre before transferring to Trafalgar Studios. Earlier this year, she followed that up with her directing debut: J'Ouvert at Theatre503. She can now be seen performing in Glass at the Royal Court, one of four new plays written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald. BroadwayWorld spoke with Rebekah about the rehearsal process, Churchill's work, and what changes she would like to see in the theatre industry. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP. at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre DownstairsPhoto Flash: First Look at GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP. at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Kwabena Ansah, Caelan Edie, Deborah Findlay, Louisa Harland, Toby Jones, Patrick McNamee, Tom Mothersdale, Rebekah Murrell, Sarah Niles, Leo Rait and Sule Rimi lead the world premiere of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., four plays written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald. With set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Jack Knowles and sound design by Christopher Shutt. (more...)

Ian Rickson Directs Conor McPherson's New Adaptation Of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter TheatreIan Rickson Directs Conor McPherson's New Adaptation Of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September. (more...)

National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner AdaptationsNational Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adaptations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020 (more...)

FALSETTOS Leads September's Top 10 New London ShowsFALSETTOS Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 28, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a landmark musical and Caryl Churchill to Wall Street and ABBA immersion, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Cast Announced For Caryl Churchill's GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP.Cast Announced For Caryl Churchill's GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Kwabena Ansah, Caelan Edie, Deborah Findlay, Louisa Harland, Toby Jones, Patrick McNamee, Tom Mothersdale, Rebekah Murrell, Sarah Niles, Leo Rait and Sule Rimi have been cast in the world premiere of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., four plays written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald. With set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Jack Knowles and sound design by Christopher Shutt. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Noel Coward TheatreBWW Review: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Noel Coward Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 17, 2019

In Tahiti in 1940, a penniless Tennessee Williams lay in a hammock beside another writer also despairing of ever finding success, both binge-drinking rum-cocos and welcoming the dramatic storms that temporarily eclipsed their melancholy. To make matters worse, a party of German Nazis was bragging about their success in the war, and Williams' friend pitched 'the long swim to China'. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring Clive Owen, Anna Gunn and Lia WilliamsReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In On THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring Clive Owen, Anna Gunn and Lia Williams
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2019

Tennessee William's The Night of the Iguana plays a strictly limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre. The cast is led by Golden Globe-winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) who returns to the West End as Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon for the first time in 18 years; Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes; two-time Emmy Award-winner Anna Gunn (Deadwood, Breaking Bad) in her West End debut as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) as Nonno. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lia Williams Talks THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at Noel Coward TheatreBWW Interview: Lia Williams Talks THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at Noel Coward Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Jul 16, 2019

BroadwayWorld UK speaks with Lia about Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, which opens tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: Clive Owen, Anna Gunn Star in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANAPhoto Flash: Clive Owen, Anna Gunn Star in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Get a first look inside Tennessee William's The Night of the Iguana which begins a strictly limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 6th July. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julian Glover Talks THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANABWW Interview: Julian Glover Talks THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by Gary Naylor - Jul 1, 2019

Julian Glover talks about his long life on stage and screen, and about his role in the new production of The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Leads July's Top 10 New London ShowsTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 26, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to riotous comedy, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANAPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Get a first look at the cast of The Night of the Iguana in rehearsal! (more...)

The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading WritersThe National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers. (more...)

New Caryl Churchill Play, IMP, Just AnnouncedNew Caryl Churchill Play, IMP, Just Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Following last month's announcement of new work which included details of three new Caryl Churchill plays, the Royal Court Theatre announces today a fourth play, Imp, just received from the celebrated writer. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of DYING CITY?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of DYING CITY?
by Review Roundups - Jun 4, 2019

Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist. Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

Final Casting Announced For Tennessee William's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANAFinal Casting Announced For Tennessee William's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Final casting is today announced for Tennessee William's The Night of the Iguana which begins a strictly limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 6th July. (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 " August 2020The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 " August 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

The Royal Court Theatre announces A Year Of Work September 2019 - August 2020. (more...)

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