THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations!THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At A New Trailer For THE JUNGLE At The CurranVIDEO: Get A First Look At A New Trailer For THE JUNGLE At The Curran
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the brand-new trailer for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, coming soon to San Francisco's Curran. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLEAdditional Casting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced the additional casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. Set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, the Jungle became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people in 2015. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Opening night is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and are available now at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX. (more...)

Curran And 'New York Times' Presents BEYOND BORDERSCurran And 'New York Times' Presents BEYOND BORDERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today Curran and New York Times will present Beyond Borders on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. One month before the theater transforms into a refugee camp's Afghan cafe for the West Coast debut of the celebrated new play THE JUNGLE, New York Times journalists will discuss how the U.S. treats its migrants and immigrants, addressing what is happening at the borders and in our cities, including sanctuary cities like San Francisco. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical one-night-only events. Tickets for Beyond Borders are $25-35 and available beginning Tuesday, February 12 at 10 a.m. on SFCURRAN.com. (more...)

Casting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLE At The CurranCasting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLE At The Curran
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced today the casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. (more...)

National Theatre Announces Lineup For First Half of 2019National Theatre Announces Lineup For First Half of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for the first half of 2019. (more...)

Curran Theatre To Host the West Coast Premiere of THE JUNGLECurran Theatre To Host the West Coast Premiere of THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Following widely-acclaimed, sensation-stirring, and sold-out engagements in London and New York, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahytoday announced that the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, will take place at San Francisco's Curran this spring. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the strictly limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, with presale access available for existing Curran subscribers. Tickets will be available at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX. (more...)

THE JUNGLE Will Make West Coast Premiere at San Francisco's Curran TheatreTHE JUNGLE Will Make West Coast Premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Following widely-acclaimed, sensation-stirring, and sold-out engagements in London and New York, Carole Shorenstein Hays andSonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy today announced that the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, will take place at San Francisco's Curran this spring. (more...)

Good Chance Theatre Offer To Host Special Performance Of THE JUNGLE For Home Secretary Sajid JavidGood Chance Theatre Offer To Host Special Performance Of THE JUNGLE For Home Secretary Sajid Javid
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Good Chance Theatre have offered a special performance of their award-winning production The Jungle for Home Secretary Sajid Javid to start a conversation about why people seek asylum, the worsening conditions in Calais which are causing people to risk their lives, and to try to promote a greater understanding of the human beings behind the headlines. (more...)

Stephen Daldry Directs Modern Reimagining of AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The WallisStephen Daldry Directs Modern Reimagining of AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Stephen Daldry ('The Crown,' Billy Elliot, The Inheritance) directs his National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winner of an unprecedented number of awards, including three Olivier's, four Tony's and seven Drama Desk Awards, with an exclusive West Coast engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, February 10, 2019. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Announces Photo Exhibition to Accompany THE JUNGLESt. Ann's Warehouse Announces Photo Exhibition to Accompany THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse presents When Does a Place Become Home?, an exhibition of six acclaimed international artists and photojournalists currently working on the front lines of the world's migrant crisis, from the original Calais Jungle to Serbia to the Southern borders of the U.S. Photographer and filmmaker Miguel Amortegui, photographer Sarah Hickson, conceptual artist Omar Imam, Getty special correspondent John Moore, refugee photographer Abdul Saboor, and visual journalist Griselda San Martin provide a hard look at the complexities of immigration and migration. Their work documents the experiences of people worldwide embarking on perilous journeys to find safety in new homes or temporary stops along the way. (more...)

THE JUNGLE Enters its Final Weeks In The West EndTHE JUNGLE Enters its Final Weeks In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Audiences have just three weeks left to see the critically acclaimed production of The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the production has received widespread critical acclaim and won the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the 2018 Theatre category. Set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people, the play transferred to the West End from the Young Vic where the traditional proscenium Playhouse theatre underwent a remarkable transformation. Housing Miriam Buether's set design, audiences are invited to sit at the benches and tables of the Afghan cafe in the Calais camp or in the Dress Circle. (more...)

National Theatre New Season Announced; Includes Lenny Henry, Annie Baker, Caryl Churchill, Inua EllamsNational Theatre New Season Announced; Includes Lenny Henry, Annie Baker, Caryl Churchill, Inua Ellams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The National Theatre has today announced its new season (more...)

Aidan Turner, Amara Okereke, and Katy Rudd Among Winners Of Stage Debut AwardsAidan Turner, Amara Okereke, and Katy Rudd Among Winners Of Stage Debut Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018

The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, are thrilled to announce the 2018 winners, following the ceremony which took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue on Sunday 23 September, which was also streamed live on The Stage's Facebook Page. (more...)

Aidan Turner, Bryan Cranston And More Make Shortlist For The 2018 Stage Debut AwardsAidan Turner, Bryan Cranston And More Make Shortlist For The 2018 Stage Debut Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Alistair Smith, Editor, The Stage said: 'After the huge success of The Stage Debut Awards' first outing in 2017, we're delighted to reveal another superb shortlist of emerging stars that ranges from first-time playwrights in pub theatres to regional directors and those making their debuts on the biggest West End stages. This list underlines the quite astonishing array of diverse talent breaking through in theatres of all scales and types across the UK.' (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno to Lead St. Ann's Warehouse's OKLAHOMA!, Adds THE B-SIDE & GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS to Season LineupRebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno to Lead St. Ann's Warehouse's OKLAHOMA!, Adds THE B-SIDE & GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS to Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse today reveal the cast and creative team for the Bard SummerScape production of Daniel Fish's reimagining of Rodgers and Hammerstein's landmark 1943 musical Oklahoma!, which kicks off the seasonon September 27, having first been staged by Bard's Fisher Center in 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: THE JUNGLE, Playhouse TheatreBWW Review: THE JUNGLE, Playhouse Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 5, 2018

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's play had such a good reception during its run at the Young Vic Theatre back in the winter that it has transferred across the river to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End, bringing its cast with it (along with some additions). It is based on Murphy and Robertson's experience of being out in Calais, witnessing the refugees' plight first-hand. While they were there, they set up 'Good Chance', which allowed residents to express themselves through the arts - its key words are disrupt, explore, innovate, welcome, connect and create. (more...)

THE JUNGLE Wins South Bank Sky Arts AwardTHE JUNGLE Wins South Bank Sky Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2018

The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson has won the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the 2018 Theatre category. The production is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people. A National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre, The Jungle is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. It is currently in previews at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold, following a sell-out run at the Young Vic in December 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joe Murphy And Joe Robertson Talk THE JUNGLE at Playhouse TheatreBWW Interview: Joe Murphy And Joe Robertson Talk THE JUNGLE at Playhouse Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 25, 2018

After bringing their Calais experience to the Young Vic, playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson are ready to take The Jungle to the West End. They took time out of their busy rehearsal schedule to tell us what their journey has been like. (more...)

THE JUNGLE Holds Performance In Recognition Of World Refugee DayTHE JUNGLE Holds Performance In Recognition Of World Refugee Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Jungle, currently in previews at the Playhouse Theatre, will today recognise World Refugee Day with all tickets to the evening performance offered to refugee charities, arts partners and guests from the cultural sphere. The production is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people. A National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre, The Jungle is written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson and directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. It transfers to the West End, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold following a sell-out run at the Young Vic in December 2017. (more...)

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