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BWW Review: TEVYE IN NEW YORK! at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: TEVYE IN NEW YORK! at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Tracey Paleo - Jun 29, 2021

With the re-imagining of its outdoor terrace, the Wallis provides an exceptional example of how theater has successfully responded to the limits of Covid-19.  And they didn’t forget the fun!

BWW Interview: From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan Photo BWW Interview: From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan
by Gil Kaan - Jun 17, 2021

The Wallis inaugurates their new pop-up performance space on the Promenade Terrace for live audiences with the world premiere of Tom Dugan’s TEVYE IN NEW YORK! June 23, 2021. Tom co-directs (with Michael Vale) his one-man show on the well-known musical theatre lead character of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Tom managed to find time amongst his many, many writing projects to answer a few of my enquiries.

World Premiere TEVYE IN NEW YORK! Imagines Life After FIDDLER at The Wallis Center Photo World Premiere TEVYE IN NEW YORK! Imagines Life After FIDDLER at The Wallis Center
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2021

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts re-opens with the World Premiere of Tevye in New York!

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to Re-Open with World Premiere of TEV Photo Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to Re-Open with World Premiere of TEVYE IN NEW YORK! and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will re-open this June with a pop-up outdoor performance space and Summer @ The Wallis featuring theater, dance, music, cinema, and special events. The outdoor space, with tiered seating and infrastructure to house lighting and sound, accommodates 100 socially distanced audience members each night.

BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Old Vic Online Photo BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Old Vic Online
by Louise Penn - Jun 6, 2020

An archive recording of a powerful and inspirational family show, filmed on the stage of The Old Vic in 2018. Brought to life by Sally Cookson's direction and

BWW Review: JANE EYRE, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: JANE EYRE, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 10, 2020

After the riotous One Man Two Guvnors from the National Theatre At Home series, comes Sally Cookson's fervent adaptation of Jane Eyre. This intensely theatrical production is full of atmosphere and gothic chill. In these difficult times, it is three hours of escapism to a windy Yorkshire moor.

BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Chichester Festival Theatre Photo BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Chichester Festival Theatre
by Jo Fisher - Feb 16, 2020

Produced by The Old Vic, in association with Bristol Old Vic, Oliver award-winning A Monster Calls is making its way around the UK on tour, and has just closed its appearance at Chichester Festival Theatre.

World's First Disability-Inclusive Dance-Theatre Company Celebrate 40 Years Photo World's First Disability-Inclusive Dance-Theatre Company Celebrate 40 Years
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

The world's first disability-inclusive professional dance company, Amici Dance Theatre Company, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in the Main House at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre with their biggest production to date, Amici's One World: Wealth of the Common People. The pioneering dance-theatre company will bring together an 80 strong cast of disabled and non-disabled performers, many specially invited from around the world.

Sally Cookson's A MONSTER CALLS Comes To Coventry Photo Sally Cookson's A MONSTER CALLS Comes To Coventry
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020

Following its successful opening in London in 2018, Sally Cookson's Olivier Award-winning production of A Monster Calls comes to the Belgrade Theatre this spring, as part of its first ever UK tour.

Casting Announced for A MONSTER CALLS 2020 tour Photo Casting Announced for A MONSTER CALLS 2020 tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 27, 2019

Full casting is today announced for the 2020 UK tour of A Monster Calls, which runs at the Belgrade Theatre from 3-7 March as part of its Spring Season 2020.

Full Casting Announced For The UK Tour Of A MONSTER CALLS Photo Full Casting Announced For The UK Tour Of A MONSTER CALLS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2019

Global Creatures, Jonathan Church Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre today announce full casting for the UK tour of A Monster Calls, an Old Vic production, in association with Bristol Old Vic, which will be touring to 16 venues across the UK commencing in February 2020.

BWW Review: PETER PAN, Troubadour White City Theatre Photo BWW Review: PETER PAN, Troubadour White City Theatre
by Jonathan Marshall - Aug 1, 2019

The new Troubadour White City Theatre becomes Neverland as the timeless tale of Peter Pan flies into West London.

BWW Review: DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS), Bristol Old Vic Photo BWW Review: DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS), Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - Jul 5, 2019

'Bring it down, bring it all down' is the anarchic cry from Macheath in Kneehigh's take on The Beggar's Opera. John Gray's original is given the full Kneehigh treatment- the original is not a constraint but a jumping off point. Perhaps the slide in the middle of Michael Vale's set is the physical manifestation of Kneehigh's ever playful nature.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Sally Cookson's PETER PAN at Troubadour White City  Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Sally Cookson's PETER PAN at Troubadour White City Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2019

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre's production of Sally Cookson's magical retelling of Peter Pan, ahead of its limited run at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand-new venue, just minutes from Westfield in West London.

Cast Announced For The National Theatre's Transfer Of PETER PAN To Troubadour White C Photo Cast Announced For The National Theatre's Transfer Of PETER PAN To Troubadour White City Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2019

Today the National Theatre announced the 24 strong cast of Sally Cookson's magical retelling of Peter Pan as rehearsals get underway for its limited run at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand-new venue, just minutes from Westfield in West London.

The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By L Photo The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading Writers
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.

Sally Cookson's PETER PAN To Open At Troubadour White City Theatre This July Photo Sally Cookson's PETER PAN To Open At Troubadour White City Theatre This July
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2019

Get set for an awfully big adventure as the National Theatre's magical retelling of J M Barrie's PETER PAN, a thrilling story for audiences of all ages devised by the companies and directed by Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, A Monster Calls), will open at Troubadour White City, a new theatre in West London, this summer.

LOST GULLY ROAD Wins Best Feature Film at 14th Annual LA Femme International Film Fes Photo LOST GULLY ROAD Wins Best Feature Film at 14th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 22, 2018

Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum reneged on his claim that there are no women who can direct horror films, and Australian director Donna McRae should be on his radar.   Her recent narrative film Lost Gully Road, competing for the AACTA award for Best Indie Film, the Australian Oscars, just took the top prize at the LA Femme International Film Festival, on Sunday, October 14th in Los Angeles.  

Review Roundup: Find Out What the Critics Thought of The Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS Photo Review Roundup: Find Out What the Critics Thought of The Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2018

The Old Vic is currently hosting the stage adaptation of Patrick Ness' piercing novel A Monster Calls, directed by Sally Cookson. Let's see what the critics had to say.

BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Old Vic Photo BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Old Vic
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 18, 2018

After being turned into a film, Patrick Ness' award-winning novel A Monster Calls becomes a visceral stage play. It analysed the depths of grief and loss in a teen, Conor (Matthew Tennyson), who's slowly losing his mum to cancer. He's visited by a Monster (Stuart Goodwin) who tells him stories and explains the complications of being human.

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