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Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Casting For THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Casting For THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2019

Hampstead Theatre today announces the full casting for the world premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's blazing thriller The King of Hell's Palace. Directed by Michael Boyd, this new play is based on the true story of a whistleblowing heroine and her extraordinary mission to expose a cover-up of epic proportions. The cast includes Aidan Cheng, Celeste Den, Tuyen Do, Christopher Goh, Togo Igawa, Vincent Lai, Kok-Hwa Lie and Millicent Wong.

Hampstead Theatre Announces Autumn 2019 Season Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Autumn 2019 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019

Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert's inaugural season as Artistic Director.

Jonathan Ritter Opens Tonight In New Harvey Milk Musical, HERE TO RECRUIT YOU Photo Jonathan Ritter Opens Tonight In New Harvey Milk Musical, HERE TO RECRUIT YOU
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2019

Jonathan Ritter ('Wicked,' 'Finding Neverland,' and 'Sweet Charity') portrays Harvey Milk in HERE TO RECRUIT YOU, a new play with music highlighting the little-known theatrical career of the gay political icon. Prior to becoming California's first openly-gay elected official, Harvey Milk lived - and loved - among a group of downtown bohemian artists on the verge of re-defining the Broadway musical. It was a time (the 1960s) and place (New York City) that informed his politics and inspired his activism. Beginning in 1964, HERE TO RECRUIT YOU chronicles Milk's quest to find love, success, and a purpose in life as he transitions from Wall Street businessman to Broadway producer and, finally, to a celebrated politician whose life was cut short by an assassin's bullet.

Fresh Fruit Festival Returns July 8th Photo Fresh Fruit Festival Returns July 8th
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2019

With many festivals taking the summer off, plus Stonewall50, the Fresh Fruit Festival - one of the leading LGBTQ arts organizations in New York - is poised to be the go-to program this summer for quality, cutting-edge entertainment.

Pigeonholed Presents The World Premiere Of #YOURMEMORIAL Photo Pigeonholed Presents The World Premiere Of #YOURMEMORIAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 22, 2019

Pigeonholed presents #yourmemorial, a new play written by Emily Daly and directed by Emily Lyon, from May 9-26, 2019 at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC (entrance on Dominick, one block south of Spring). Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1009680 or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, visit HERE.org.

Pigeonholed Presents The World Premiere Of #YOURMEMORIAL at HERE Photo Pigeonholed Presents The World Premiere Of #YOURMEMORIAL at HERE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2019

Pigeonholed presents #yourmemorial, a new play written by Emily Daly and directed by Emily Lyon, from May 9-26, 2019 at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC (entrance on Dominick, one block south of Spring).

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and BARTHOL Photo Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Elle While, and Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

Portrait Exhibition to Feature Cameron Mackintosh, Stephen Sondheim, Phyllida Lloyd a Photo Portrait Exhibition to Feature Cameron Mackintosh, Stephen Sondheim, Phyllida Lloyd and More
by Julie Musbach - Apr 9, 2019

The Victoria and Albert Museum will host an exhibition of portraits by Francis Hamel celebrating the visiting professors of the Cameron Mackintosh Chair of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Photo Flash: Ray Shell Celebrates STARLIGHT EXPRESS At Spoonfed NYC Photo Photo Flash: Ray Shell Celebrates STARLIGHT EXPRESS At Spoonfed NYC
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019

Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express with a live Q&A and performance at Spoonfed New York Country. Ray originated the lead role of 'Rusty' in the show's West End production.

BWW Interview: Siobhan Redmond Talks TOP GIRLS Photo BWW Interview: Siobhan Redmond Talks TOP GIRLS
by Rona Kelly - Mar 20, 2019

Siobhan Redmond returns to the National to play Isabella Bird. Giving us an insight into her character and the real life person behind it, Siobhan also shares her excitement and joy for working in this all-female company.

Emma Fielding And Katy Stephens Star In MARY'S BABIES At Jermyn Street Theatre Photo Emma Fielding And Katy Stephens Star In MARY'S BABIES At Jermyn Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2019

Artistic Director Tom Littler has announced casting for the world premiere of Mary's Babies. Two of Britain's best-known classical actors, Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens, will co-star in Maud Dromgoole's funny and compelling play about family and fertility.

Curve (Leicester) To Host National Student Drama Festival 2019
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2019

Leicester's Curve theatre has partnered with the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) to host this year's event in April.

Rainy Day Productions Holds Industry Readings Of CHASING THE RIVER Photo Rainy Day Productions Holds Industry Readings Of CHASING THE RIVER
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019

Rainy Day Productions will present industry readings of the new play Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel. Directed by Illana Stein, the six-member cast will feature Tony Carlin, Aaron Costa Ganis, Annie Golden, Deborah Rayne, Chet Siegel, and Wendy Rich Stetson. The readings will be held on Monday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email victoria@PSTheatricals.com.

BWW Interview: Forbes Masson Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE Photo BWW Interview: Forbes Masson Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Rona Kelly - Dec 21, 2018

Music sits very much at the heart of director Rebecca Fracknell's vision of Summer and Smoke, the stage surrounded by pianos. Giving us an insight into how that world is created on stage, actor Forbes Masson also shares how that music continues offstage with a certain cast tradition.

Casting Updates Announced For THE PROVOKED WIFE and VENICE PRESERVED Photo Casting Updates Announced For THE PROVOKED WIFE and VENICE PRESERVED
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Artist Alexandra Gilbreath returns to the company in Phillip Breen's riotous new production of John Vanbrugh's restoration comedy The Provoked Wife. Alexandra last appeared at the RSC as feisty courtesan Angellica Bianca in the 2016 production of The Rover by Aphra Behn. Other leading roles for the RSC include Hermione in The Winter's Tale, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Rosalind in As You Like It, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew and Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH Photo BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH
by Rona Kelly - Oct 22, 2018

Edward Bennett returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for his third season, appearing in Polly Findlay's Macbeth. As the production comes to London, Bennett gives us an insight into Findlay's rehearsal room, discusses how Macduff is similar to previous roles he's played here, and also shares his own superstitions surrounding the Scottish Play and theatre...

GOOD GRIEF Begins Previews Tomorrow At Vineyard Theatre Photo GOOD GRIEF Begins Previews Tomorrow At Vineyard Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 10, 2018

The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will begin performances the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Thursday, October 11.  Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 30th.

Cast Announced For Olivier Award-Winner Giles Terera's Workshop Performance of THE ME Photo Cast Announced For Olivier Award-Winner Giles Terera's Workshop Performance of THE MEANING OF ZONG
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2018

Hamilton's Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera will present his new play The Meaning of Zong on Bristol Old Vic's stage this Thursday (11 Oct) for a one-night-only workshop performance. The piece examines the massacre aboard the slave ship Zong in 1781 and the repercussions of these events, which influenced the growing abolition movement in the UK. This rehearsed reading will be followed by a free post-show talk with Giles Terera, Tom Morris and the cast.

Gay Vietnam War Drama at The Theater at the 14th Street Y Photo Gay Vietnam War Drama at The Theater at the 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Michael Boyd's SOLDIERS AND OTHER LIVING THINGS Co-Presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y and Andy Gordanier, running September 27 - October 7, 2018 in a limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 334 East 14th Street.

Gay Vietnam War Drama at The Theater at the 14th Street Y Photo Gay Vietnam War Drama at The Theater at the 14th Street Y
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2018

Michael Boyd's SOLDIERS AND OTHER LIVING THINGS Co-Presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y and Andy Gordanier, running September 27 - October 7, 2018 in a limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 334 East 14th Street.

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