THE STARRY MESSENGER Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsTHE STARRY MESSENGER Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season, 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...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Summer Season 2019Shakespeare's Globe Announces Summer Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the Summer Season 2019. Celebrating and interrogating our 'sceptred isle' through Shakespeare's history plays, a year-long journey begins with Richard II, opening 22 February in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, continuing into the Globe Theatre this summer with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. The season also includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, and the return of 2018's As You Like It. Robin Hood tales will form the core of the Read Not Dead series this year, and festivals throughout the summer include Women & Power and Poland is Hamlet. This year's Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production will be Romeo and Juliet, opening on 28 February, with 20,000 free tickets available to state secondary schools. The Shakespeare's Globe Touring Ensemble will once again present a trio of plays for the audience to choose from: The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, and Twelfth Night. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DOUBLE DEALER, Orange Tree TheatreBWW Review: THE DOUBLE DEALER, Orange Tree Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 12, 2018

William Congreve's rarely performed Restoration comedy, The Double Dealer, is an interesting choice to be revived at Richmond's Orange Tree theatre and, for some, will be a welcome relief to the pantomimes and doggedly 'festive' productions at this time of year. (more...)

Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Leads UK Theatre Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Leads UK Theatre Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

The list of nominees has been announced for this year's UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith And Filter Announce Casting For The UK Tour Of A Midsummer Night's DreamThe Lyric Hammersmith And Filter Announce Casting For The UK Tour Of A Midsummer Night's Dream
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter's critically acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream today announces the casting for the UK tour, which opens at the Lyric Hammersmith on Friday 13 April 2018. The cast and band includes Allyson Ava-Brown, George Fouracres, Daniel Fraser, David Ganly, Harry Jardine, Matt King Smith, Amy Marchant, Kayla Meikle, Alan Pagan, Michael Palmer and Dharmesh Patel. (more...)

Casting Announced For HUMBLE BOY At The Orange Tree TheatreCasting Announced For HUMBLE BOY At The Orange Tree Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Paul Bradley, Jonathan Broadbent, Selina Cadell, Rebekah Hinds, Belinda Lang and Christopher Ravenscroft will appear in the first major London revival of Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones, directed by OT Artistic Director Paul Miller. The production is designed by Simon Daw, with lighting design by Mark Doubleday and the sound designer and composer is Max Pappenheim. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ, Crucible, SheffieldBWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - Dec 14, 2017

Charming, affectionate and exuberant - this latest version of the Wizard of Oz is a magical crowd-pleaser. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Head Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Crucible TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look - Head Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Crucible Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Sheffield Theatres presents a Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz, starring Catrin Aaron (Miss Gulch / Wicked Witch), Jonathan Broadbent (Zeke/Lion), Gabrielle Brooks (Dorothy), Ryan Ellsworth (Professor Marvel / The Wizard Of Oz), Andrew Langtree (Hunk / Scarecrow), Michael Matus (Uncle Henry / Oz Doorkeeper), Sophia Nomvete (Aunt Em / Glinda) and Max Parker (Hickory / Tin Man). The production opens tonight 13 December for an extended run through 20 January 2018. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sheffield TheatresPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The technicolour classic that takes the whole family to the Emerald City and back again. Join Dorothy and all her friends for this glorious technicolor production of the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz. Skip along the yellow brick road and journey through munchkin land all the way to Oz, carried along by all your favourite tunes, including Over the Rainbow and We're Off to See the Wizard, in this festive family spectacular. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' Production of THE WIZARD OF OZFull Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' Production of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced the full cast for his Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE NORMAN CONQUESTS at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The cast has been announced for Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, which - in a first for Chichester Festival Theatre - will be staged in-the-round. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a Tennessee Williams revival and Bob Dylan-scored drama to royal politics and Adrian Mole, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Review: Filter Theatre's Outrageously Musical TWELFTH NIGHT Sparks Roars of Laughter
by Shari Barrett - Mar 16, 2017

Directed by Filter Theatre's Sean Holmes, with music and sound by Tom Haines and Ross Hughes, TWELFTH NIGHT is a ferocious reimaging of Shakespeare's classic comedy where nothing onstage is hidden and everything is revealed, from cables, costumes, props and more. Six actors, together with two musicians (Alan Pagan & Ross Hughes), perform all the various roles, often interacting directly with the audience as they run up the aisles or take seats next to surprised audience members, several of whom are called up onstage to participate in the show's outrageous antics. And be prepared to enjoy and pass along large boxes of delivery pizza when prompted to do so by the cast. (more...)

RSC Announces Full Casting for THE TEMPEST at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the RSC's forthcoming production of The Tempest, which opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in November 2016 to conclude Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year. (more...)

Additional Events Announced for THE MAIDS at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents Bertie Carvel, Jonathan Broadbent and Marc Wootton in a reading of Jean Genet's play Splendid's as well as a Genet and David Bowie-inspired evening of drag performances and music in the latest Traf Extras events designed to bring audiences closer to the onstage action. Each event will take place after that evening's performance of The Maids, currently playing at Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, February 29 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a production of a Shakespearean classic that starts unconventionally and spins off into mayhem! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll, runs now through 19 March, with press night set for tonight 25 February 2016.  (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins Tonight at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll, begins tonight 19 February through 19 March. Press night is slated for 25 February 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)

Two Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Congreve's Love for Love and Helen Edmundson's new play Queen Anne, both playing in repertory in the Swan Theatre this Winter.  (more...)

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