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Brits Off Broadway Fest--Featuring 11 New Plays--Runs May 2-July 2
Mar 22, 2006
The critically acclaimed Brits Off Broadway festival will return this year with a line up of 11 productions running from Tuesday, May 2 through Sunday, July 2
Hot Feet Begins Pre-Broadway Run in D.C., March 21
Mar 17, 2006
The dance musical Hot Feet will begin performances at D.C.'s National Theatre on March 21st before moving to Broadway
The History Boys Box Office Opens Monday, March 20th
Mar 16, 2006
The Broadhurst Theatre Box Office (235 West 44th Street) will open on Monday, March 20th at 10am for THE HISTORY BOYS, a new play by Alan Bennett. THE HISTORY BOYS opens Sunday, April 23. Previews begin on Friday, April 14 for a 20-week limited engagement.
West End Mack & Mabel--Starring Dee and Soul--Begins Performances April 5
Mar 16, 2006
Mack & Mabel, directed by John Doyle and starring Janie Dee and David Soul, will begin performances on the West End on April 5th before opening on April 10th
Anna-Jane Casey Replaces Joanna Riding to Headline Not(es) from New York on March 19
Mar 7, 2006
'Anna-Jane Casey will now headline the cast of Not(es) from New York at the Duchess Theatre on Sunday 19 March, alongside Dougal Irvine, Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer. Casey, who has recently won rave reviews for her performance as Dot in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, replaces Joanna Riding who has reluctantly been forced to withdraw from her role due to unforeseen personal circumstances.'
Martin McDonagh Wins Academy Award!
Mar 5, 2006
Nominated for his first Academy Award, stage-vet Martin McDonagh won the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) on Sunday, March 5, 2006.
ACT Theatre Opens 42nd Season with Seattle Premiere of The Pillowman
Mar 1, 2006
The recent Broadway smash The Pillowman recieves Seattle premiere at ACT Theatre...
Cariou, Harris and Metcalf to Star in All My Sons at the Geffen, April 11-May 21
Feb 24, 2006
Len Cariou, Neil Patrick Harris and Laurie Metcalf will star in the Geffen Playhouse's production of All My Sons from April 11th through May 21st
David, Duquesnay and Nixon to Show Hot Feet in Bway-Bound Dance Musical
Feb 13, 2006
Keith David, Ann Duquesnay and Vivian Nixon will star in Hot Feet, the new Broadway-bound musical collaboration between Maurice Hines, Maurice White and Heru Ptah
The History Boys Offers American Express Presale Through Feb
Feb 9, 2006
Now through Saturday, February 25, American Express Gold Card Events is offering a pre-sale before they're available to the general public.
FESTEN with Bryggman, Hayden, MacGraw and Margulies Begins Previews March 23 and Opens April 9 at Music Box Theatre
Feb 9, 2006
Bill Kenwright and Marla Rubin announce that they will present the Almeida Theatre production of FESTEN, the hugely successful London play about a family with a dark secret, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre (239 W. 45th St.), with performances beginning Thursday, March 23. Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden, Ali MacGraw and Julianna Margulies have been cast in the Broadway production. Directed by Rufus Norris, in a dramatization by David Eldridge from the Danish 1998 film, FESTEN will have its official press opening on Sunday, April 9.
Joanna Riding, Richard Dempsey, Julie Atherton & Paul Spicer Star in West End's NOT(ES) FROM NEW YORK March 19
Feb 8, 2006
Following a year-long absence, the West End's first and only platform for contemporary musical theatre returns with an unexpectedly British twist. Double Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding and West End regular Richard Dempsey join series stalwarts Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer in Not(es) from New York, a one-off show focusing on songs by a duo of London based composers, at the Duchess Theatre on Sunday 19 March 2006.
Spamalot National Tour Adds Houston Dates to Itinerary
Feb 2, 2006
Spamalot's national tour will come to Houston from May 22nd through June 17th
UK Roundup - We Will Rock You, Judi Dench, Evita, Caroline or Change
Feb 1, 2006
We Will Rock You closes after four years, Judi Dench's Hay Fever opens with a top price of £60, Evita is officially launched and Caroline or Change plans London run
Roger, Quast, and Rawle Announced for UK Evita; Show Opens June 2
Jan 31, 2006
EVITA, one of the world's greatest musicals, returns to London's West End after 21 years this summer. Directed by the award-winning Michael Grandage and featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the brand new production of the smash-hit stage show has its Press Night at the Adelphi Theatre on June 21st.
The History Boys to Feature Complete Original London Cast
Jan 26, 2006
The complete London cast of Alan Bennett's The History Boys will also be on hand for the Broadway transfer production
Caroline, or Change to Head to London in October
Jan 25, 2006
Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Caroline, or Change will receive a London production at The National Theatre in mid-October; George C. Wolfe will direct
Earth, Wind & Fire Musical Hot Feet Scurries to D.C. Before Bway Opening in April
Jan 25, 2006
The dance musical Hot Feet, with songs by Earth, Wind and Fire's Maurice White and direction and choreography by Maurice Hines, will play a try-out in D.C. before opening at Broadway's Hilton Theatre in April
The Trip to Bountiful Extends at Signature Through Feb. 29
Dec 9, 2005
Signature Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful will be extended for six weeks through February 29th, 2006
Full Casting Announced for TARZAN, The Broadway Musical
Dec 8, 2005
The production will star Josh Strickland as Tarzan, Jenn Gambatese as Jane, Merle Dandridge as Kala, Shuler Hensley as Kerchak, Chester Gregory II as Terk, Timothy Jerome as Professor Porter and Donnie Keshawarz as Clayton. Daniel Manche and Alex Rutherford will alternate in the role of Young Tarzan.
Casting Announced For 'The Lieutenant Of Inishmore' At Atlantic Theater Company
Nov 30, 2005
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Managing Director), by special arrangement with Randall L. Wreghitt, is proud to announce casting for the third production of the Company's 20th Anniversary Season.
Constance Cummings, Broadway and London Star, Passes Away at 95
Nov 28, 2005
Constance Cummings, the Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen who acted on Broadway and in London, has died at the age of 95
Mike Leigh's Two Thousand Years Changes London Theatres After Tour
Nov 11, 2005
Mike Leigh's hit Two Thousand Years will tour the UK before ending up again in London in a new theatre from March 25th through April 8th, 2006
Bob Crowley Receives 2005 Evening Standard Award Nom For 'Mary Poppins'
Nov 11, 2005
Bob Crowley has received a 2005 Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Designer for his work for MARY POPPINS.
Signature's The Trip to Bountiful Begins Previews Nov. 15; All Tix $15
Nov 10, 2005
The Trip to Bountiful, for which tickets are $15, will open on December 4 after beginning previews on November 15th
David Soul and Janie Dee to Star in West End-Bound Mack and Mabel
Nov 1, 2005
David Soul and Janie Dee will take on the title roles in a new London production of Mack and Mabel that will make its way to the West End
'The History Boys' Begins Previews For Limited Engagement On
Oct 17, 2005
The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Alan Bennett's THE HISTORY BOYS, will open on Sunday, April 23, 2006 on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) with the National's acting company for a 20-week limited engagement.
New Theatre Works Showcased in Prelude '05 Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 1
Sep 27, 2005
New plays and theatre pieces will be featured in the Prelude '05 Festival, which runs from September 28th through October 1st
UK Roundup - Judi Dench, Jerry Springer, Nicole Kidman
Sep 27, 2005
Judi Dench returns to the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Jerry Springer and Mike Leigh go on tour and Nicole eyes up a London Hedda Gabbler
Jerry Springer UK tour back on despite protests
Sep 20, 2005
21 theatres from around the UK have united with the creative team and producers Avalon, to save the tour of the multi-award winning smash hit musical Jerry Springer - The Opera.
Jerry Springer: The Opera Tour is Back On in the UK After Protests
Sep 19, 2005
After much protest and controversy, plans for a UK tour of Jerry Springer: The Opera are back on, with the tour to launch in January of 2006
UK Roundup - Ewan's replacement, Billy Elliot, Kevin Spacey, Mike Leigh
Sep 15, 2005
Nigel Harman replaces Ewan McGregor, Billy Elliot gets a new lead, Kevin Spacey announces second season, Mike Leigh's new play opens and David Grindley triumphs with Philanthropist
Tarzan Announced to Open May 10 at Richard Rodgers
Sep 12, 2005
Disney has announced that Tarzan will being previews on March 24, to open on May 10, 2006.
Bennett's The History Boys Opens on Bway, April 23
Sep 9, 2005
Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, which concerns a group of British school boys, will open at a to-be-announced Broadway theatre on April 23rd after beginning previews on April 14th
UK News: Jerry Hall to Star in High Society
Sep 5, 2005
Jerry Hall joins the cast of Ian Talbot's production of Cole Porter's musical comedy High Society for West End transfer
Maria Friedman Makes Broadway Debut In Woman In White
Aug 26, 2005
Maria Friedman, the leading lady of the British musical theatre, makes her Broadway debut in London's smash hit musical, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, opening on Broadway Thursday, November 17th at the Marquis Theatre (211 W 45th St).
Roundabout's A Touch of the Poet Announces Full Cast
Aug 24, 2005
Starring Gabriel Byrne (Cornelius Melody) with Dearbhla Molloy (Nora Melody), Emily Bergl (Sara Melody), John Horton (Nicholas Gadsby), Byron Jennings (Jamie Cregan), Kathryn Meisle (Deborah), Randall Newsome (Paddy O'Dowd), Ciaran O'Reilly (Dan Roche) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Mickey Maloy).
UK Roundup - Edinburgh, Natalie Portman, Joseph Fiennes
Aug 14, 2005
The Edinburgh Fringe gets underway with Sunny Jacobs playing herself in The Exonerated, plus the West End sees a surge of plays for the Autumn/Winter season.
UK Roundup - Avenue Q, Simon Callow, Sondheim, Eastwick
Jul 31, 2005
Avenue Q secures London transfer, Simon Callow dons Fosco's fat suit, Sondheim gets more birthday celebrations and The Witches of Eastwick receives its amateur premiere
Alan Bennett's The History Boys to Open on Broadway April 2006
Jul 27, 2005
The National Theatre of Great Britain's production will open on Broadway, with the National acting company, on April 23, 2006 at a theater to be announced.
Carol Woods Returns to Chicago on July 26
Jul 21, 2005
Carol Woods will once again play Matron 'Mama' Morton in Chicago, beginning on July 26th
UK Roundup - Ducktastic, early closings and Sunday in the Park with George
Jul 20, 2005
The heat of the summer closes three plays, Branagh reunites with the Right Size for Ducktastic and the Menier invites us to the Park with George.
Primo: A Man's Year in Auschwitz
Jul 13, 2005
Sir Antony Sher's solo play is adapted from Primo Levi's book of imprisonment in Auschwitz
Film and Theatre Composer Davis Receives Honorary CBE
Jul 12, 2005
Carl Davis, who has composed music for plays, films, TV shows, dance pieces and more, will be gifted with an honorary CBE on July 12th
Baker, Hecht Star in Williamstown Top Girls, July 20-31
Jul 11, 2005
Becky Ann Baker, Jessica Hecht and Ellen McLaughlin are some of the stars of the Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, which will run at the Main Stage from July 20th to 31st
UK Roundup - Edward Scissorhands, My Fair Lady, Annie Get Your Gun
Jun 29, 2005
Edward finally cuts his Scissorhands on stage, Sheffield revives Assassins and Rebecca Thornhill Gets Her Gun on tour
Brown's Parade Has UK Premiere at Edinburgh, Aug 9-28
Jun 21, 2005
Jason Robert Brown's Parade will make its UK debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 9th to 28th
Brown's Parade Has UK Premiere at Edinburgh, Aug 9-28
Jun 21, 2005
Jason Robert Brown's Parade will make its UK debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 9th to 28th
Barrowman will Star in London Few Good Men with Lowe
Jun 17, 2005
John Barrowman has signed on to appear alongside Rob Lowe in the upcoming London production of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, which opens at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on September 6th
UK News: John Mahoney leads Mamet's Romance in London
Jun 12, 2005
John Mahoney leads cast in European premiere of David Mamet's Romance

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