THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK TourTHE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company and The Anthology Group in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART will return and tour the UK in 2020. Directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). The tour begins on 18 March 2020 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BIG at the Dominion TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at BIG at the Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

BIG The Musical is currently in previews at the Dominion Theatre, with a Gala Night in aid of Make-A-Wish on Tuesday 17 September 2019. (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...)

Travel Channel to Premiere New Series CODE OF THE WILDTravel Channel to Premiere New Series CODE OF THE WILD
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

Some of history's greatest secrets are hidden in the world's most treacherous corners, unforgiving locations that are inaccessible to all but a few. In Travel Channel's all-new series, “Code of the Wild,” premiering on Tuesday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ETPT, brothers Chris and Casey Keefer – extreme adventurers turned wilderness private eyes – tackle rugged territory that most wouldn't dare, determined to track down the truth behind baffling mysteries. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For BIG At Dominion TheatreFull Cast Announced For BIG At Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Joining the previously announced Jay McGuiness, Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly as Josh Baskin, Mrs Baskin, Susan Lawrence and George MacMillan respectively in BIG The Musical, will be Lori Haley Fox as Mrs KopeckiMiss Watson and Edward Handoll as Paul Seymour, with Harrison Dadswell, Jamie O'Connor and Jake Simon sharing the role of Young Josh and Jobe Hart, Austen Phelan and Theo Wilkinson sharing the role of Billy. (more...)

Rob Riggle Returns to SHARK WEEK with SHARK TRIP: EAT. PREY. CHUMRob Riggle Returns to SHARK WEEK with SHARK TRIP: EAT. PREY. CHUM
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

SHARK WEEK, the only television event that takes your summer to fincredible oceans around the globe begins Sunday, July 28 and continues through Sunday, August 4 on Discovery Channel. This year, the pop culture phenomenon takes viewers on the ultimate 'Shark Trip' as actor, comedian and retired Marine Rob Riggle packs his bags and dives back into the water for a shark-filled adventure with some of his celebrity friends. SHARK TRIP: EAT. PREY. CHUM. is produced for Discovery Channel by record-breaking producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media, Anomaly Entertainment, and Haunted Steel Mill in association with Hazmat Productions. In addition, Riggle will do double duty as host of SHARK WEEK's late-night talk show SHARK AFTER DARK. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Announces First Ever NYMF Artist FellowshipNew York Musical Festival Announces First Ever NYMF Artist Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the first ever NYMF Artist Fellowship, a two-year program that will be awarded annually to an exceptional artist of note who is changing the landscape of musical theater. The fellowship involves the presentation of a reading or concert in the first year of the fellowship and a full production in the second year. (more...)

Justin Audibert Hosts BEYOND THE FABLES Fundraising Gala At The UnicornJustin Audibert Hosts BEYOND THE FABLES Fundraising Gala At The Unicorn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Beyond the Fables is the Unicorn Theatre's exclusive fundraising gala dinner, which will take place on the Unicorn's main stage on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Hosted by Artistic Director Justin Audibert, this unique event is aimed at raising vital funds for Reach, the theatre's major new community scheme, designed to help those in greatest need and the very hardest to reach children. (more...)

Matthew Kelly Completes CAROUSEL Concert CastMatthew Kelly Completes CAROUSEL Concert Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Final casting has been announced for the upcoming concert performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's iconic musical CAROUSEL for one night only at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 19th May. (more...)

Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters Join Jay McGuiness In BIGKimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters Join Jay McGuiness In BIG
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly will star as Mrs Baskin, Susan Lawrence and George MacMillan respectively. They join the previously announced Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin. Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited nine-week season from 6 September to 2 November 2019, with a Gala Night in aid of Make-A-Wish on Tuesday 17 September. (more...)

Discovery Greenlights ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR Starring Comedian Rob RiggleDiscovery Greenlights ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR Starring Comedian Rob Riggle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Discovery Channel announced today that it has ordered ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR (w/t), an all-new series that follows actor, comedian and retired Marine, Rob Riggle as he takes his passion for adventure across the globe in hopes of solving some of the world's greatest mysteries. Inspired by his grandfather, Riggle developed an explorer's spirit at an early age, captivated by incredible myths and legends from far off places he could only imagine. Now, Riggle will embark on heart-pounding journeys, seeing everything the world has to offer one mystery at a time. ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR (w/t) is produced for Discovery Channel by record-breaking producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media, Anomaly Entertainment, and Haunted Steel Mill in association with Hazmat Productions. (more...)

THE SILENCE OF SNOW Comes to Jack Studio TheatreTHE SILENCE OF SNOW Comes to Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) presents his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude. (more...)

2018 Year in Review: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best of Theatre2018 Year in Review: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best of Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 15, 2018

What a bizarre year 2018 has been. In the months that saw too much Trump, devastating Californian wildfires, an escalation in the refugee crisis, not to mention the dreaded 'B' word, it makes me more grateful than ever for the pure escapism that live theatre so often provides. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, Richmond TheatreBWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 16, 2018

The Habit of Art is a wonderfully funny and deeply moving revival of Alan Bennett's fantastic 2009 follow up to The History Boys. The play focuses on a fictional meeting between WH Auden and Benjamin Britten in 1972, when Britten seeks out his old friend to combat his loneliness and ask advice about his new composition of Death in Venice. This meeting is framed as a play within a play where rehearsals are taking place; aged thesps Fitz and Henry play Auden and Britten respectively, musing on life, ageing, sex and art. (more...)

AboutFACE Ireland Announce Selected Plays For NEWvember New Plays FestivalAboutFACE Ireland Announce Selected Plays For NEWvember New Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

AboutFACE Ireland have announced the final selections for the 2018 NEWvember New Plays Festival Dublin – a showcase of original plays to be held at The New Theatre in Dublin's city centre, November 8-10 2018. The announcement was made by AboutFACE Co-Artistic Directors Anna Nugent and Paul Nugent. NEWvember Dublin will feature these works over a three-day weekend, presented via rehearsed readings. After 5 years of NEWvember Festivals in New York, this is the 2nd year the event will be held in Dublin. The spirit of NEWvember is to provide a dynamic, interactive and welcoming place where writers can hear their plays read by seasoned actors, and discuss their work and creative process. It was also announced that many of this year's playwrights will be in attendance, and will take part in post show Q&As, including writers travelling from the US. (more...)

Matthew Kelly and David Yelland star in THE HABIT OF ART at the Belgrade TheatreMatthew Kelly and David Yelland star in THE HABIT OF ART at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Following a slew of four and five star reviews for performances in York, Brighton, Salisbury and Oxford, Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art comes to the Belgrade Theatre this November in a new production from Original Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, York Theatre RoyalBWW Review: THE HABIT OF ART, York Theatre Royal
by Sarah Ryan - Sep 6, 2018

After opening to critical acclaim in 2009, the Original Theatre Company in collaboration with York Theatre Royal are bringing back Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art in its first revival since the original sell-out run. Centred around a fictional meeting between two of the 20th century's most influential gay artists, poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Britten, the production boasts a stellar ensemble cast including Matthew Kelly and David Yelland. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ARTPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Get a first look at rehearsal images from the first revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART, which opens at York Theatre Royal on 30 August 2018. The National Tour will then continue through to 1 December 2018. (more...)

Janie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney to Star in DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY at Underbelly at The Edinburgh FringeJanie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney to Star in DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY at Underbelly at The Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Janie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney are announced to star in Don't Tell Me Not To Fly, which will play at newly refurbished McEwan Hall, Bristo Square at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ARTFull Cast Announced For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The Original Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal, and Ghost Light Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the first ever revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten).  (more...)

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