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BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET, Globe Theatre YouTube Photo BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET, Globe Theatre YouTube
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 21, 2020

In many ways, the choice of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is a smart one from Shakespeare's Globe; it is a familiar-enough story to draw in a new audience, while satisfying those who have watched it numerous times. It does, therefore, seem a pity that the Globe has chosen this 2009 version of the world's most famous love story, as it fails to ignite very much passion in either the cast or the audience.

ADMISSION: ON SHILLING With Dame Patricia Routledge And Piers Lane Announced At Bisho Photo ADMISSION: ON SHILLING With Dame Patricia Routledge And Piers Lane Announced At Bishopsgate Institute
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

This musical and theatrical collaboration between multi-award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane, tells the extraordinary, inspiring story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. 

Christopher Warren-Green Plays Handel's Glorious Messiah At Segerstrom Photo Christopher Warren-Green Plays Handel's Glorious Messiah At Segerstrom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

A beloved holiday tradition, Handel's celebrated oratorio-with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular "Hallelujah!" chorus-provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy. Awe-inspiring sounds of praise ring out as Pacific Symphony is joined by Pacific Chorale for the triumphant annual holiday celebration, "Handel's Glorious Messiah," celebrating the birth of Christ. A holiday tradition across the world, "Messiah" has been performed for more than 275 years, but with each new conductor, orchestra and soloists, it becomes a fresh and newly invigorating experience. This year Christopher Warren-Green mans the podium to lead the Symphony along with the Chorale and a host of globally distinguished soloists, including the soprano Klara Ek, counter-tenor David Trudgen, tenor Nicky Spence and bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch. Full of brilliant choral writing, "Messiah" energizes its audience and leaves them singing, "Hallelujah!"

Dame Patricia Routledge & Pianist Piers Lane Announce Concert ADMISSION: ONE SHILLING Photo Dame Patricia Routledge & Pianist Piers Lane Announce Concert ADMISSION: ONE SHILLING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

This musical and theatrical collaboration between multi-award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane, tells the extraordinary, inspiring story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts.

ADMISSION: ONE SHILLING Comes to Bishopsgate Institute Photo ADMISSION: ONE SHILLING Comes to Bishopsgate Institute
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

This musical and theatrical collaboration between multi-award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane, tells the extraordinary, inspiring story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts.

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Photo VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Photo Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell Returns to The Soraya Photo Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell Returns to The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) for the fourth time with its renowned Music Director and violinist, Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell.

Last Chance To See RSC's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST And MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Audiences now have just six weeks left to see the RSC's critically acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won), having been charming audiences at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining. 

BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Theatre Royal, Haymarket
by Liz Cearns - Dec 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company have burst back to the West End with their double bill of Love's Labour's - both Lost and Won. This pairing really is a remarkable achievement. Set in the summer of 1914 and the winter of 1918, director Christopher Luscombe has combined the charm and elegance of an Edwardian country estate with a wit, silliness and sense of play that would surely have made Will proud.

Sandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces its spring season which features the world premiere of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare's Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role.  It is the final season under the stewardship of Director Rachel Tackley who is leaving the company to become Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  Richard Tywman takes over, having been Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre since 2013.

Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon Lead RSC's MUCH ADO and LOVE'S LABOURS LOST London Transfer
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

The RSC's hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe's elegant, effervescent productions.

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach.

CSO's's 2015 HOLIDAY POPS to Feature More Than 300 Performers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The CSO's Holiday Pops, an annual tradition in Columbus since 1983, was conceived by chorus master and conductor Ronald Jenkins who has also led all of its 96 performances. In 2015, Jenkins, the musicians of the Columbus Symphony, and vocalists of the Columbus Symphony Chorus, will be joined by the Columbus Children's Choir, dancers Justin Gibbs and Joanie Evans, children from BalletMet, narrator Steven Crawford, and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, featuring the talents of more than 300 performers in this heartwarming holiday spectacular. The Sunday matinee concert will be the 100th performance of the CSO's Holiday Pops.

Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here.

Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here.

Joshua Bell Opens Hollywood Bowl's 2014 Classical Season with Glenn Close, Frankie Moreno & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

This year's Los Angeles Philharmonic classical season at the Hollywood Bowl opens with famed violinist and Bowl favorite Joshua Bell performing with close friends and special guests Glenn Close, Frankie Moreno, Philippe Quint and Time for Three in a concert led by another Bowl favorite, Bramwell Tovey, tonight, July 8, at 8 pm.

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