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BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, National Theatre At Home
by Jonathan Marshall - May 21, 2020

A Streetcar Named Desire was the hottest ticket in town back in the summer of 2014. Six years later, it remains the fastest selling play in the Young Vic's history. It enjoyed a New York transfer and was broadcast in cinemas around the globe thanks to National Theatre Live.

BWW Review: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 7, 2020

Continuing their series National Theatre At Home, this week the world is treated to a wonderful version of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, with truly dazzling performances from Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo. At the height of both their powers, one of the three rulers of Rome, the once-great Antony, becomes infatuated with Cleopatra, the dramatic Queen of Egypt. Choosing ego and love over duty leads Antony to make some fatal strategic decisions, leading to war, betrayal and death.

BWW Interview: Gillian Anderson Talks Stage vs Screen, Memorable Roles and A STREETCA Photo BWW Interview: Gillian Anderson Talks Stage vs Screen, Memorable Roles and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Jonathan Marshall - May 7, 2020

The X-Files became a '90s cult classic, running for nine seasons and spawning two movies and two miniseries revivals. But since portraying FBI agent Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson has carved out a diverse career both on screen and stage. The much-loved star spoke to BroadwayWorld about her career ahead of the National Theatre at Home's screening of the critically acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire.

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S THE CAR MAN, Sky Arts Photo BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S THE CAR MAN, Sky Arts
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 4, 2020

In the third and final installment of Reel Adventures-A Festival of Classics, the wonderful Matthew Bourne's The Car Man celebrated its 20th anniversary last night with a screening on Sky Arts. Set in an Italian-American community in sixties America, the story owes more to film noir influences and the story of The Postman Always Rings Twice than Bizet's opera.

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S ROMEO AND JULIET, Sky Arts Photo BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S ROMEO AND JULIET, Sky Arts
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 27, 2020

You may have thought you had seen every possible version of Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and yet the masterful Matthew Bourne manages to surprise you anew. Set in the sterile white of Verona Institute, where the young are forced into submission, this is the story as you will have never seen it before.

Opinion: The Shutdown Might Spark A Theatre On Demand Revolution Photo Opinion: The Shutdown Might Spark A Theatre On Demand Revolution
by Tim Wright - Apr 23, 2020

The industry has long grappled with a simple question: how do you get non-habitual theatregoers into the theatre? COVID-19 may be a serious threat to the arts, but it's going to accelerate a long overdue change. So, enter stage left, theatre at home.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE, Royal Albert Hall Photo BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE, Royal Albert Hall
by Fiona Scott - Apr 18, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber continues to indulge theatre lovers in lockdown with his generous weekly stream of one his works on the dedicated The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel to raise money for charity. This week's offering is the 25th-anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and live-streamed in cinemas in 2011. 

BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 17, 2020

Polly Findlay's brilliant gender-bending production of Treasure Island for the National Theatre was a hit back in 2014 and now comes to a screen near you as part of their National Theatre At Home series.

BWW Interview: Finbar Lynch Talks INDECENT at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo BWW Interview: Finbar Lynch Talks INDECENT at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Laura Fuller - Mar 16, 2020

Finbar Lynch has enjoyed an extensive acting career, spanning stage, film and television. His theatre work includes Girl From the North Country (Noel Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and Toronto) Translations (Donmar Warehouse), Richard III (Almeida Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), and Antigone (Barbican and world tour). In 1999, he was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Canary Jim in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales. He talks to BroadwayWorld about his role as the Stage Manager in the London transfer of Paula Vogel's Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory. A Tony Award-winning hit on Broadway, Indecent explores the origins of the controversial play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch.

Barbican Theatre: What You Need To Know Photo Barbican Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 11, 2020

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon's brutalist design is an instantly recognisable part of London's architecture; the grade II listed building formed the inspiration for the film adaptation of JG Ballard's novel High-Rise. Formerly the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Barbican Theatre was also the original London home of long-running musical Les Misérables before its transfer to the West End.

BWW Interview: Rob Houchen Chats CITY OF ANGELS Photo BWW Interview: Rob Houchen Chats CITY OF ANGELS
by Fiona Scott - Mar 10, 2020

Last year, Rob Houchen was seen on both sides of the Atlantic in The Light in the Piazza, and returned to the role of Marius in Les Miserables: The Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre. He's also part of the team behind the successful West End Does concert series. Rob spoke to BroadwayWorld about his career and his most recent role in the anticipated West End transfer of the Olivier Award-winning production City of Angels, now in previews at the Garrick Theatre.

BWW Review: WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Photo BWW Review: WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Feb 28, 2020

Following the lacklustre reception of The Taming of the Shrew, Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women opens in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of the Globe's continuing 'She Wolves and Shrews' season. Where Shakespeare's play showed a woman tamed, however, Middleton explores the unbridled rage and fallout of women scorned.

BWW Interview: Actor Simon Manyonda Talks FAR AWAY at Donmar Warehouse Photo BWW Interview: Actor Simon Manyonda Talks FAR AWAY at Donmar Warehouse
by Eleni Cashell - Feb 27, 2020

Simon Manyonda spoke to BroadwayWorld UK about Far Away, how it feels to be working with Caryl Churchill and the power of language.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET, New Wimbledon Theatre Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 25, 2020

With 22 Grammys and hundreds of millions in worldwide sales, the potentially fascinating story of Gloria Estefan, her husband Emilio and their journey to success with the Miami Sound Machine has the potential to be a fantastic jukebox musical. On Your Feet has plenty of material to draw upon; with an intricate journey through issues of immigration, racism and a life-threatening accident, it is a fun and frothy evening.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For CORIOLANUS at Sheffield Theatres Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For CORIOLANUS at Sheffield Theatres
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2020

Robert Hastie's new production of Coriolanus follows his critically acclaimed production of Julius Caesar. The production runs from 6 March to 28 March with a Press Night on 10 March.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For INDECENT at the Menier Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For INDECENT at the Menier
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2020

The Menier Chocolate Factory today presents the European première of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent. Rebecca Taichman directs Cory English - The Middle (Male); Beverley Klein - The Elder (Female); Finbar Lynch - The Stage Manager; Molly Osborne - The Ingenue (Female); Peter Polycarpou - The Elder (Male); Alexandra Silber - The Middle (Female); Joseph Timms - The Ingenue (Male); Merlin Shepherd - The Clarinettist; Anna Lowenstein - The Violinist, and Josh Middleton - The Accordionist.

BWW Review: A NUMBER, Bridge Theatre Photo BWW Review: A NUMBER, Bridge Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 20, 2020

Back in 2002, when Caryl Churchill's A Number premiered at the Royal Court, genetics was the hot new topic. The Human Genome Project was on the verge of being completed and a few years earlier Dolly the sheep had been cloned, leading to very real discussions about whether or not humans could end up being cloned. It was still science fiction, of course, as demonstrated a few years later when South Korean claims of harvesting viable stem cells from a cloned human embryo were found to be false. Nonetheless, Churchill's play featuring a father and his cloned sons must have captured the imagination of audiences.

BWW Interview: Kevin Mathurin Talks THE VISIT at the National Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Kevin Mathurin Talks THE VISIT at the National Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Feb 19, 2020

Kevin Mathurin is currently appearing in¬†The Visit, Tony Kushner's adaptation of Friedrich D√ľrrenmatt's play of the same name at the National Theatre. Mathurin plays Bill, one of the inhabitants of Slurry tempted by Claire Zachanassian's offer of a billion dollars in exchange for the murder of one man...

Photo Flash: First Look at Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER at Bridge Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER at Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Polly Findlay directs Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in Caryl Churchill's play A Number at the Bridge Theatre running to 14 March 2020. Designs are by Lizzie Clachan with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Carolyn Downing, music by Marc Tritschler and casting by Robert Sterne.

Photo Flash: See Killian Donnelly, Holly-Anne Hull and More in Rehearsals for PHANTOM Photo Photo Flash: See Killian Donnelly, Holly-Anne Hull and More in Rehearsals for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have released the first set of images from rehearsals for the brilliant original production of¬†The Phantom of the Opera¬†which comes to¬†Birmingham Hippodrome¬†from¬†29 July ‚Äď 12 September 2020.

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