Menier Chocolate Factory News

BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Brandy Norwood returns to the cell block in CHICAGO tonight and more! (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New ShowsINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

Breaking: Tom Hollander Will Lead Revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES on Broadway!Breaking: Tom Hollander Will Lead Revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has justannounced the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties, direct from its hit, sold-out productions at London's Menier Chocolate Factory (David Babani, Artistic Director) and the West End. Tony nominee Patrick Marber will return to direct the London production's acclaimed star Tom Hollander as Henry Carr. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announcedfull casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

BWW TV: Michael Urie & Company Pose for TORCH SONG Photo Shoot!BWW TV: Michael Urie & Company Pose for TORCH SONG Photo Shoot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2017

Second StageTheater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production ofHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production ofHarvey Fierstein'sTORCH SONG,directed byMoises Kaufman. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal HaymarketNatalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Ben Lewis, Kelly Mathieson, Jeremy Taylor, and Amy Manford to Lead THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERABen Lewis, Kelly Mathieson, Jeremy Taylor, and Amy Manford to Lead THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

As the musical heads into its 32nd year, the producers have just announced key cast changes for "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA". Joining the cast from 4 September are Ben Lewis who will play the title role of 'The Phantom', Kelly Mathieson as 'Christine Daae' and Jeremey Taylor as 'Raoul'. Joining them is Amy Manford as the alternate 'Christine Daae', (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIEMenier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announcedthat Samantha Bond will play Alice in Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Steven Pacey, Celine Abrahams, and More Announced for the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGESteven Pacey, Celine Abrahams, and More Announced for the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Knowledge is based on the iconic 1979 TV lm comedy. Maureen not only played a leading role in the film, but is also Jack Rosenthal's widow. (more...)

James Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORTJames Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

James Nelson-Joyce is to co-star with the previously announced Julian Clary in the world premiere of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr ClwydCasting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announcedcasting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)


by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Britain's most beloved diarist (give or take a Bridget Jones) comes to London in chamber musical form in a new adaptation created with the late Sue Townsend's blessing. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's version, tweaked since its premiere run in Leicester in 2015, should certainly prove popular with school holiday audiences, though a broader approach means parents may miss Townsend's subtly genius brand of humour. (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark PlayhouseJosie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Peter Gill's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA at Theatr ClwydFull Cast Announced For Peter Gill's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for her production of Uncle Vanya, in a first-time co-production with Sheffield Theatres. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

'Honestly. My family just don't understand me. Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a 13 year old intellectual' Adrian Mole. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome this SeptemberTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterSingle Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

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