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PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Anton Chekhov. Today's play, Three Sisters!

Dame Judi Dench In Conversation, Hosted By Gyles Brandreth, Will Be Available To Stre Photo Dame Judi Dench In Conversation, Hosted By Gyles Brandreth, Will Be Available To Stream Online To Support The Orange Tree Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

Filmed live at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2017, an exclusive 90-minute in conversation with Dame Judi Dench will be available online from 3pm on Sunday 26 April. This is a paid video on demand and all monies raised will go to the Orange Tree Theatre's Survival Fund, following its closure due to the impact of the Coronavirus.

Photo Flash: Dame Judi Dench Reopens the Ashcroft Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Dame Judi Dench Reopens the Ashcroft Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

On Monday 16 September 2019, Dame Judi Dench formally re-dedicated the Ashcroft Playhouse at Croydon's Fairfield Halls to her friend and Croydon-born fellow actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft.

Dame Judi Dench To Help Reopen The Ashcroft Playhouse Photo Dame Judi Dench To Help Reopen The Ashcroft Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench will be in Croydon next month to kick-off a week-long series of events celebrating the reopening of Fairfield Halls.

SHADOW OF HEROES Plays Through December 9 at Metropolitan Playhouse Photo SHADOW OF HEROES Plays Through December 9 at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Robert Ardrey's documentary play to the stage for its first New York revival.  The limited run, closing December 9, 2018, plays at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.  Alex Roe directs.

Metropolitan Playhouse Revives Robert Ardrey Drama SHADOW OF HEROES Photo Metropolitan Playhouse Revives Robert Ardrey Drama SHADOW OF HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Robert Ardrey's documentary play to the stage for its first New York revival.  The limited run from November 9 to December 9, 2018, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.  Alex Roe directs.

Josie Lawrence And Joe McGann Star In LOVE LIES BLEEDING By Don DeLillo Photo Josie Lawrence And Joe McGann Star In LOVE LIES BLEEDING By Don DeLillo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Josie Lawrence and Joe McGann lead the cast in the first UK production of American literary icon Don DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding. The Print Room rounds off a year of bold and innovative theatre, dance, poetry and film with this perceptive and surprisingly witty story about a family trying to take death into their own hands.

Susan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN Photo Susan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

 A mystery of hidden pasts, lost loves and false identities in a world where living things cannot grow. Members of the Geer family star in a revival ofThe Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, a unique comedy that blends witty humor with insightful truths. Susan Angelo directs Bagnold's captivating psychological chamber piece for a June 30 opening at Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater in Topanga.

River Street Theatre to Host an Alfred Hitchcock Weekend in Jaffrey Photo River Street Theatre to Host an Alfred Hitchcock Weekend in Jaffrey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The River Street Theatre (RST) announced that they will be showing two of Alfred Hitchcock's most acclaimed mystery thriller films from the early British period of his career. The 39 Steps will be shown on Friday, March 30 and The Lady Vanishes will be shown on Saturday, March 31, both at 7pm. 

Final Cast Announced to Join Josie Lawrence in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Sou Photo Final Cast Announced to Join Josie Lawrence in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Final casting is announced to join multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children.

RSC Launches Public Fundraising Campaign to Support the Redevelopment of its Costume  Photo RSC Launches Public Fundraising Campaign to Support the Redevelopment of its Costume Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare's Company's (RSC) Costume Workshop is the focus of a fundraising campaign launched today.

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts.

Steven Blakeley to Star in THE ROUNDABOUT Revival at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The first major revival in eighty years of THE ROUNDABOUT, a recently rediscovered comedy by one of Britain's most prolific playwrights JB Priestley - beloved for such classics as An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. THE ROUNDABOUT, directed by Hugh Ross, will play at Park Theatre from 24 August to 24 September, with a press night on 25 August.

Guest Blog: Hugh Ross On Finding JB Priestley's THE ROUNDABOUT
by Guest Blogger: Hugh Ross - Aug 17, 2016

My father, Gordon Ross, was a polymath: a doctor who, unconventionally in the 1930s, after he had qualified, also practised homeopathy. In his free time, he loved to paint, read, and write rather good poetry and some very bad plays. He had a vast collection of books that I inherited, including a collection, Four in Hand, by JB Priestley, whom he much admired, published in 1954.

Steven Blakeley to Star in THE ROUNDABOUT Revival at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The first major revival in eighty years of THE ROUNDABOUT, a recently rediscovered comedy by one of Britain's most prolific playwrights JB Priestley - beloved for such classics as An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. THE ROUNDABOUT, directed by Hugh Ross, will play at Park Theatre from 24 August to 24 September, with a press night on 25 August.

2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 2017 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall.

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes).

Frontier Theatre Productions Announces First Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions' Artistic Director James Roose-Evans today announces the company's first show - a production of Marguerite Duras's The Lovers Of Viorne which runs from 3 - 21 May at The Theatre Room, Frontier's new 55 seat chamber theatre in their headquarters at 6 Frederick's Place.  Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell as Claire with full casting to be announced shortly. 

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

London's Barbican Centre recently announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January.

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that London's Barbican Centre has just announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January.

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