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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017
Following the West End revival last year of The Dresser, Mark Goucher is presenting Quartet. This will be the first production that the producer will mount in his new role as CEO of the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. This Everyman Theatre production will then be presented on a UK tour by Mark Goucher and David Ian.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
The exciting cast have now been announced for the first London revival in over 20 years of Insignificance by two-time Olivier Award winner Terry Johnson.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, today announced the Summer 2018 season in Stratford-upon-Avon, and launched the fundraising campaign Stitch In Time for the restoration and redevelopment of the company's historic Costume Workshop.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
In the 1200AD Chronicon Anglicanum, Ralph of Coggeshall documented the tale of the Wild Man of Orford. Describing a naked wild man, covered in hair, the mysterious figure was caught in the nets of local fishermen around 1167. Mute and feral, the man was imprisoned in Orford Castle for six months before vanishing without a trace. Accounts of the era questioned if the captive was a merman, though it would be centuries until such a story could be reconsidered as a mental health problem.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017
The Lyric Hammersmith announces the full casting for its Christmas panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, co-directed by Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and Jude Christian, an Artistic Associate of the Lyric.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Music & Lyrics Limited, the producers behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, High Society and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley, will be producing a new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. Casting to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016
With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017
English Touring Theatre today announces additional tour dates of their production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017
Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces the Shaw Festival's 2018 ensemble. This season's 56 actors will take to the stage in 14 productions, plus numerous Secret Theatre experiences.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.   
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017
Inspired by the death of her own mother - TV comedy director Liddy Oldroyd (Drop the Dead Donkey, Gimme Gimme Gimme) - comedienne Amy Gwilliam brings Mummy back to London. To the cabaret, where she belongs.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
Of Marriage and Men, a sharp double-bill featuring two of George Bernard Shaw's one-act gems explores the humour of marriage.  Directed by award-winning theatre veteran and Shaw Festival alumni Philip Akin, Of Marriage and Men - featuring How He Lied to Her Husband and The Man of Destiny - begins previews May 13 at the Royal George Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
A collection of eccentrics sashay through the revolving doors of the Grand Hotel as the Golden Twenties in Weimar Berlin comes alluringly to life in the Shaw Festival's main stage musical Grand Hotel. Directed by Eda Holmes, with music direction by Paul Sportelli and choreography by Parker Esse, Grand Hotel soars with song and dance encapsulating the era's zest for life. Grand Hotel begins previews May 3 at the Festival Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
Sheridan Smith and Danny Mac were among the winners at the Manchester Theatre Awards - which were announced today at The Lowry.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit.
by Scott Rawson - Mar 6, 2017
A producer named Greame is selling this show to investors. The show, "Game of Thrones" a Lannister Production, live and in the round with a cast of hundreds complete with animatronic dragons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Artistic Director Jonathan Church's complete programme for Theatre Royal Bath's annual Summer Season is today announced. Church's inaugural season of five plays will open with David Hare's Racing Demons from 21 June, followed by Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, the UK Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks and Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017
Theatre Royal Bath Productions has today released production photography of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party starring Amanda Abbington and directed by Sarah Esdaile. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic comedy, the production opened at Theatre Royal Bath and has its official opening night for press on Thursday 6 April at Oxford Playhouse before continuing on its UK Tour and to London's West End. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
Shaw Festival Board Chair Peter Jewett announced today thatSheila Brown, Vivien Dzau, Tim Johnson, Sharon Levite, Eugene Lundrigan and Corinne Rice have joined the Shaw Festival's Board of Trustees. Mr. Jewett also acknowledged retiring board member Marylee O'Neill(2014-2017) for her contributions and service during her tenure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2017 season while celebrating the many wins of Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season which welcomed 236,824 audience members to 783 performances, including the newly added production of A Christmas Carol. The season introduced Shaw Festival patrons to Mr. Carroll's vision of The Shaw as a Two-Way Theatre - where the audience has a real voice and is not excluded from any aspect of The Shaw's work. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk…
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by Roy Berko - Mar 14, 2018
Canada's Shaw Festival is a tribute to George Bernard Shaw and his writing contemporaries.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017
The full cast is announced for heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Joining Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington in the 2017 tour are Michael Howe, Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Jon Bonner, Rachel McAllister, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Gary Mitchinson and Jess Barker.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017
This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces the full cast for the company's inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory, which Hodges directs. Veteran of stage and screen Anita Dobson joins the cast as Lady Cooper/Ma (Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; Frozen, National Theatre) along with Shala Nyx who plays Polly. Dobson, known for playing the iconic role of Angie Watts in EastEnders, and Nyx join David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch) to complete the company. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017
On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie's trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
English Touring Theatre today announces additional tour dates of their production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
Nominations have been announced for the forthcoming Manchester Theatre Awards, to be held at The Lowry's Quays Theatre on Friday 9 March, hosted by actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017
Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces further details for its Spring 2017 season which includes Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and two UK premieres in The German Season at the Olivier Award-winning Ustinov Studio, Plastic and The Mentor.
by Scott Rawson - Feb 28, 2017
Created by a team of some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is a wacky and wicked parody on the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones.                                         See it before the inevitable lawsuit!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017
Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017
David Mirvish will present The Old Vic production of Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, which begins performances Today, December 9, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and runs through January 21, 2018. The media performance is Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017
Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces casting for the theatres inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. Hodges directs David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch). Further casting to be announced. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016
Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
David Mirvish will present The Old Vic production of Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, which begins performances Saturday, December 9, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and runs through January 21, 2018. The media performance is Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017
English Touring Theatre presents the touring production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, with exclusive Scottish dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, Tue 20 to Sat 24 Feb 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival reveal the complete playbill for the 2018 season. Having introduced Festival patrons to Two-Way Theatre in 2017, the Shaw Festival will continue to invite the audience into the creative process, giving them a real voice in the theatre experience.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
The Old Vic today announced full casting for Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which returns to The Old Vic stage for a limited run opening on Tuesday 24 October, with previews from Sunday 15 October 2017, prior to international dates in Canada and the USA.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
All good epic adventures begin somewhere. A new adaptation of C.S. Lewis's The Magician's Nephew by Michael O'Brien makes its world premiere and opens the Shaw Festival's 2018 season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, the creative team and cast bring the story of Narnia's origins and its mythical multiverse to the Festival Theatre stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for Associate Director Javaad Alipoor's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey - Nathan Amzi (Martini), Lucy Black (Nurse Ratched), Andrew Dennis (Ruckley and Aide Turkle), Harry Egan (Aide Warren), Joel Gillman (Randle P McMurphy), Clive Hayward (Dr Spivey), Tom Hodgkins (Scanlon), Arthur Hughes (Billy Bibbitt), Melissa Johns (Candy and Nurse Flinn), Mohammed Mansaray (Aide Williams), Shaun Mason (Cheswick), Jeremy Proulx (Chief Bromden), Jack Tarlton (Harding) and Shelley Williams (Sandra and Hospital Staff).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
Former Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Kyriacos Michael received The Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall on Friday 20 April. Kerry was nominated for his contribution to the arts and for his collaboration with the Barbican, by Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of The Barbican Centre. The Freedom is offered to individuals by the City of London Corporation to celebrate a significant achievement and to pay tribute to their outstanding contribution to London or public life.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
Octagon Theatre Bolton announce full casting for their forthcoming site-specific production of the musical Summer Holiday.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
Romance of the Rose Productions announces the first casting for the new West End musical Knights of the Rose. Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre. Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) who is joined by Chris Cowley (Palamon), Oliver Saville (Hugo), Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess), Rebekah Lowings (Isabel), Matt Thorpe (Horatio), Ruben Van keer (John), Katie Birtill (Hannah) and Bleu Woodward (Emily). Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
Jermyn Street Theatre has announced casting for Tomorrow at Noon, a programme of three new plays by Jenny Ayres, Emma Harding, and Morna Young, each of which reacts to one of Coward's Tonight at 8.30 plays, and responds to it in a contemporary voice.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Real life and fantasy collide head-on in the hilarious romantic romp Stage Kiss. Anita Rochon, in her Shaw Festival directing debut, helms this backstage farce by Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Sarah Ruhl that begins previews April 11 at the Royal George Theatre.