EKP And Paines Plough Announce The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2020EKP And Paines Plough Announce The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

EKP and Paines Plough today launch The Women's Prize for Playwriting to celebrate and support exceptional UK and Ireland-based playwrights who identify as female. The winning playwright will receive £12,000 in respect of an exclusive option for EKP and Paines Plough to co-produce the winning play. The founding sponsor of The Women's Prize for Playwriting is PER. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Announces 40th Anniversary Season HighlightsSt. Ann's Warehouse Announces 40th Anniversary Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

In 2020, St. Ann's Warehouse celebrates four decades of introducing some of the world's most innovative artists and productions to American audiences. First established at the National Landmark Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity (1980-2000), the organization has thrived since 2015 in its spectacular, infinitely reconfigurable permanent home on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront. (more...)

Anne-Marie Duff And Arthur Darvill To Star In SWEET CHARITY At Donmar WarehouseAnne-Marie Duff And Arthur Darvill To Star In SWEET CHARITY At Donmar Warehouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 31, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces Artistic Director Josie Rourke's farewell production, Sweet Charity, choreographed by the world-renownedWayne McGregor, who reunites with Josie after working on her debut film Mary Queen of Scots. Josie returns to the music of Cy Coleman who wrote the score for Rourke's Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels. The book is by Neil Simon and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For EMILIA at the Vaudeville TheatreFull Casting Announced For EMILIA at the Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Casting is today announced for Emilia, written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and directed by Nicole Charles at the Vaudeville Theatre from 8 March - 15 June 2019, following its run at Shakespeare's Globe in 2018. (more...)

EMILIA Will Transfer to the West EndEMILIA Will Transfer to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Following its sell-out run at Shakespeare's Globe, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's exciting and entertaining new play Emilia, directed by Nicole Charles, bursts into the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 March - 15 June 2019. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Appoints Henny Finch As Executive ProducerDonmar Warehouse Appoints Henny Finch As Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the appointment of Henny Finch as the new Executive Producer from 7 January 2019, succeeding Kate Pakenham. Henny will support and work alongside newly appointed Artistic Director Michael Longhurst in the creative and organisational running of the Donmar Warehouse, ahead of his first season in 2019. (more...)

A Role By Any Other Name: Gender in Shakespeare and Making Room for WomenA Role By Any Other Name: Gender in Shakespeare and Making Room for Women
by Julie Musbach - Jul 7, 2018

Earlier this week news broke that Glenda Jackson, fresh from her triumphant, Tony-winning run in Three Tall Women, will next don the crown as Shakespeare's tragic monarch King Lear. Broadway is making much ado about something and understandably so. New York stages haven't seen much gender-swapped or gender-blind casting of Shakespeare, but take a peek across the pond to find a revolution of sorts in the interpretation of the Bard's work. (more...)

All-Female Shakespeare Trilogy Makes U.S. Screen PremiereAll-Female Shakespeare Trilogy Makes U.S. Screen Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the Donmar Warehouse to present the American screen premieres of their acclaimed, visceral all-female Shakespeare Trilogy-Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest-directed by Phyllida Lloyd, May 31-June 3. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2018 ProgrammeDonmar Warehouse Announces 2018 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women. (more...)

London Stage and Film Actor Alex Beckett DiesLondon Stage and Film Actor Alex Beckett Dies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Donmar Warehouse has released a statement regarding the death of London actor Alex Beckett. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Screen Donmar Warehouse ProductionsSt. Ann's Warehouse to Screen Donmar Warehouse Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the Donmar Warehouse to present the American screen premieres of their acclaimed, visceral all-female Shakespeare Trilogy-Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest-directed by Phyllida Lloyd, May 31-June 3. In 2016, following a 13-week final repertory season, the plays were filmed in front of a live audience in London and edited for the screen to include separately shot, hand-held and GoPro footage breaking the formality of the traditional live camera "capture" of stage productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE YORK REALIST at the Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE YORK REALIST at the Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

I live here. I live here. You can't see that, though. You can't see it. This is where I live. Here.' (more...)

National Theatre Appoints Alastair Coomer CDG As Head Of CastingNational Theatre Appoints Alastair Coomer CDG As Head Of Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

National Theatre appoints Alastair Coomer CDG as Head of Casting The National Theatre has appointed Alastair Coomer CDG as its new Head of Casting. Previously Casting Director at the Donmar Warehouse, Alastair has cast a diverse range of productions at the Donmar including: The Weir, Coriolanus, My Night with Reg, Privacy, City of Angels, The Vote, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Faith Healer, St Joan, Limehouse and Belleville. (more...)

Josie Rourke And Kate Pakenham Announce Their Departure From The Donmar WarehouseJosie Rourke And Kate Pakenham Announce Their Departure From The Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces that Josie Rourke is to step down in 2019, after eight years as Artistic Director, and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham will leave in June 2018. The team were the first female partnership to run a London theatre. During Rourke and Pakenham's tenure the Donmar stage has seen ground-breaking productions, including BAFTA-nominated The Vote, with Dame Judi Dench, which reached over half a million homes on the night of the 2015 General Election; the award-winning Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston (2013); and the culture-shifting all-female Shakespeare Trilogy starring Harriet Walter, from director Phyllida Lloyd (2012-2016) in London and New York, and on screen. (more...)

UK Theatres Release Joint Statement on 'Abuse of Power' in the IndustryUK Theatres Release Joint Statement on 'Abuse of Power' in the Industry
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Led by the National Theatre, a group of the UK's top stages have joined together to release the following statement in relation to the recent allegations against former Royal Court artistic director and UK theatre director Max Stafford-Clark, and the ever-burgeoning controversy surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie Announces New Season For 2018Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie Announces New Season For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his new season for 2018. (more...)

James Norton, Imogen Poots and Linda Bassett In New Donmar Warehouse SeasonJames Norton, Imogen Poots and Linda Bassett In New Donmar Warehouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today three new productions at the Donmar Warehouse for late 2017 and through to 2018: a new play by Amy Herzog, Belleville, a revival of Peter Gill's modern classic, The York Realist, and a new production of William Congreve's Restoration comedy The Way of the World. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse announces today two new plays for the 2017 autumn period.  Internationally-acclaimed theatre artist, Yael Farber, makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's haunting Knives in Hens with full casting that includes Christian Cook, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan.  This will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere in 1995, when it instantly established Harrower as one of the UK's leading playwrights.  (more...)

Women Supporting Women At The Inaugural Tonic Awards
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 30, 2017

The May Fair Hotel welcomed a vast array of women ready to celebrate their fellow sisters' achievements in the British theatre world on Wednesday 26 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners of the Inaugural Tonic Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The winners were announced at the ceremony last night for the inaugural Tonic Awards, at the May Fair Theatre hosted by Jenni Murray DBE. The Awards were initiated to celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

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