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Full Casting Announced For The National Theatre's Production Of NINE NIGHT At The Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The National Theatre have today announced the full cast for Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's critically acclaimed play which will transfer from the National Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios on 1 December 2018 (press night 6 December) in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions. Natasha Gordon will take the role of Lorraine in her debut play, for which she has recently been nominated for the Best Writer Award in The Stage newspaper's 'Debut Awards'. She is joined by Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Robert), Michelle Greenidge (Trudy), also nominated in the Stage Awards for Best West End Debut, Hattie Ladbury (Sophie), Rebekah Murrell (Anita) and Cecilia Noble (Aunt Maggie) who return to their celebrated NT roles, and Karl Collins (Uncle Vince) who completes the West End cast. (more...)

Birmingham Improv Festival is Back
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for all performances at this year's Birmingham Improv Festival which returns to the city for 9 days offering the very best in Improvisation from Friday October 26th - Saturday November 3rd 2018. (more...)

BWW Feature: 2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON at Old School Square
by John Lariviere - Sep 19, 2017

Old School Square is launching the 2017-2018 season with 11 outstanding shows and concerts in October & November. Tickets are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org and the eight Friday Concerts are all free. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Nicholas Wright's The Slaves of Solitude directed by Jonathan Kent. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces 24 New Shows For Its Winter/Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Bristol Old Vic today went on sale with its Winter/Spring 2019 programme, launching a new season of inspiring, cutting-edge and award-winning theatre, set to take Bristol by storm following its ground-breaking Year of Change. (more...)

Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Stratford East's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Theatre Royal Stratford East is delighted to announce the full cast for this year's panto, Sleeping Beauty. The cast includes Krystal Dockery as Fairy Stardust, Joshua Elliott as King Percy, Alice Frankham as Crow/Fairy Borealis/Mirror Antoinette, Josephine Melville as Mauditious Le Vicious, Ericka Posadas as Scarlett, Shaun Prendergast as Queen Pearl and Anthony Rickman as Forrest/Fairy Nightfall. (more...)

Bookings Open For The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The popular Fugard Bioscope has announced an exciting encore line up for the holidays with The National Theatre Encore Season. The line up includes productions of TWELFTH NIGHT, PETER PAN, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, both parts of ANGELS IN AMERICA, OBSESSION and AMADEUS. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents ST. NICHOLAS, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a spine-chilling, two-week-only performance of St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson. Starring renowned regional actor Bruce Cromer, this amusingly gothic ghost story winds its way through the fog of memory towards a supernatural and suspenseful conclusion. Playing October 12-27. Directed by Brian Robertson. Production Sponsor is LPK. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents ST. NICHOLAS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a spine-chilling, two-week-only performance of St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson. Starring renowned regional actor Bruce Cromer, this amusingly gothic ghost story winds its way through the fog of memory towards a supernatural and suspenseful conclusion. Playing October 12-27. Directed by Brian Robertson. Production Sponsor is LPK. (more...)

COCK (THE COCKFIGHT PLAY) at Dramatic Repertory Company
by Elaine Bard - Nov 8, 2018

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere COCK (the cockfight play) by Mike Bartlett, directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, playing November 9 - 18, 2018. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Royal Shakespeare Presents DON QUIXOTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

When it comes to famous literary figures there are many iconic names that come to mind, from Shakespeare to Moliere and from Beckett to Dickens, but one of the most influential must be Miguel de Cervantes, author of the iconic Don Quixote. His work has inspired countless others over the centuries and his classic story attracts new fans each passing year, despite the four centuries that have passed since its completion. (more...)

Actors Touring Company Announces Matthew Xia as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Internationally acclaimed Actors Touring Company has today announced the appointment of Matthew Xia as its new Artistic Director. Matthew will take up the position part-time in December 2018 and will be in place full-time from March 2019. He will lead alongside ATC's Executive DirectorAndrew Smaje. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Announce Two More Shows For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Birmingham Repertory Theatre has today announced a further two productions as part of its Spring and Summer 2019 season.    (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

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Full Cast Announced For A.R.T.'s BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team for Barber Shop Chronicles. The Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production begins preview performances on Wednesday, December 5, 2018; opens Friday, December 7; and closes Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. (more...)

New Casting Information Announced for Premiere of Tina Turner Musical TINA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Joining the previously announced Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, are Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies. They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announced First Three Productions of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Hampstead Theatre has announced the first three productions of 2019. (more...)

Casting Announced For Musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm) (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Announces Artistic Director Tom Ross To Step Down End Of July 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company today announced that long-time artistic director Tom Ross will step down at the end of the company's 27th season in July 2019. When Ross departs, he will have been on staff at Aurora for 27 years, 15 of which he will have served as artistic director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the West End Transfer of Nina Raine's CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The West End production of Nina Raine's Consent continues previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre with its opening night on 29 May 2018. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly limited 12-week run is booking through to 11 August 2018 following the 2017 critically acclaimed sell-out run at the National Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for the West End Transfer of CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The West End production of Nina Raine's Consent will begin previews next week at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18 May with its opening night on 29 May 2018. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly limited 12-week run is booking through to 11 August 2018 following the 2017 critically acclaimed sell-out run at the National Theatre. (more...)

National Theatre And Sonia Friedman Productions Transfer CONSENT For Strictly Limited 12-week West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and the National Theatre today (12 March 2018) announce the West End production of Nina Raine's Consent following the 2017 critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Dorfman Theatre. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, Consent will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18 May for a strictly limited 12-week run. Opening night will take place on 29 May with booking through to 11 August 2018. Tickets for this West End transfer - with over 14,000 priced at £25 or under - will go on public sale on Thursday 15 March 2018 at 10am. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The World Première Of Alexis Zegerman's HOLY SH!T
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the cast for her production of Alexis Zegerman's Holy Sh!t - Daon Broni (Nick), Claire Goose (Juliet), Daniel Lapaine (Sam) and Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Simone). This world premiere production is the first in the newly refurbished Kiln Theatre, reopening after a major capital redevelopment project with press night on 10 September, previews from 5 September, and running until 6 October. (more...)

WHEN SWALLOWS CRY Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Nominated for six Naledi Awards When Swallows Cry interweaves three stories set in Africa, or about African migrants and refugees. One story features a Canadian teacher - initially assumed to be an American - who is captured by a group of bandits in a West African country. He is held for ransom to generate the funds required to develop the region in which he is held. A second story features two Zimbabwean teachers who flee the economic hardships of their country in a boat heading to Fiji where they will not require visas for at least three months. However, the boat ventures into Australian waters and they are held at a detention centre for illegal immigrants, and are threatened with immediate deportation to Zimbabwe. The third story tells of a Somalian who leaves his war-torn country for South Africa, only to experience brutal xenophobic violence that obliges him to seek refuge in America. He obtains a legitimate US visa but is hounded at the port of entry; one of his tormentors is an African America official, a descendant of African slaves, but whose job it is to prevent "undesirables" entering America, and threatening their security. These stories, featuring three actors playing contrasting characters in the three different playlets, are multi-layered and raise numerous themes about contemporary mobility. The stories comment on each other, not necessarily in sequence, but as a whole. (more...)

New Historic Play CATO AND DOLLY Premieres At Boston's Old State House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Bostonian Society announces the world premiere of Cato and Dolly, an all-new live play by Playwright Patrick Gabridge at Boston's historic Old State House, running Friday, July 6 - September 29, 2018. The new play, commissioned specifically for the Old State House's Through the Keyhole exhibition, reveals life behind the door of the Hancock House, Governor John Hancock's 18th century Beacon Hill home. In addition to viewing the historic door itself, on public view for the first time in decades, visitors to Through the Keyhole will experience the new 20-minute play which offers a glimpse of everyday life behind the Hancock door through the eyes of those who lived there: Cato Hancock, an enslaved person in the Hancock household and Dolly Hancock, John Hancock's wife and First Lady of Massachusetts. Gabridge's powerful site-specific play at the Old State House, Blood On The Snow, had a sold-out run in 2016-2017 and was called "electric and alive" by WGBH's Jared Bowen. (more...)

BWW Review: Hong Kong Ballet defines her new direction through season finale, WHEELDON, RATMANSKY, MCINTYRE & THE BEATLES, at Hong Kong Cultural Centre
by Clement Lee - Jun 15, 2018

Something has refreshed the Hong Kong Cultural Centre since early this month when Hong Kong Ballet's season finale, WHEELDON, RATMANSKY, MCINTYRE & THE BEATLES, a showcase of three short pieces by arguably the best contemporary ballet choreographers at this day and age, was presented on the Grand Theatre stage. (more...)

John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly. (more...)

Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME Comes to The Baxter This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Samuel Beckett's incandescent classic Endgame - featuring a star-studded and multi-award-winning cast and creative team - explodes onto the Baxter's Golden Arrow Studio stage from 8 to 25 August, with Andrew Buckland, Rob van Vuuren, Antoinette Kellerman and Soli Philander, directed by Sylvaine Strike. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bostonian Society Presents the World Premiere of CATO AND DOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Bostonian Society presents the world premiere of Cato and Dolly, an all-new play by Playwright Patrick Gabridge at Boston's historic Old State House, running through September 29, 2018. The new play, commissioned specifically for the Old State House's Through the Keyhole exhibition, reveals life behind the door of the Hancock House, Governor John Hancock's 18th century Beacon Hill home. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Opens Joe Penhall's BLUE/ORANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

A new production of Joe Penhall's critically-acclaimed play, Blue/Orange opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 1 February (press night 5 February). Directed by Daniel Bailey, the cast will feature Richard Lintern, Thomas Coombes and Ivan Oyik. (more...)

Stars Like Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law and Andrew Garfield to Illuminate The Fugard's Bioscope Screenings This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

The Fugard Bioscope has an exciting January line up with The National Theatre Encore Season, a chance to re-experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the past year. The programme features the best of British theatre screenings as well as some new titles from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center presents Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its Spring 2018 Music Series on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm with a presentation of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg with lighting designed by Jennifer Tipton, performed in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. An all-star ensemble of instrumentalists - Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; and Sarah Rothenberg, piano - bring to life this timeless work, which Messiaen wrote and premiered in 1941 while in confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War II. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Messiaen's Quartet For The End of Time
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its Spring 2018 Music Series on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm with a presentation of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg with lighting designed by Jennifer Tipton, performed in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. An all-star ensemble of instrumentalists - Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; and Sarah Rothenberg, piano - bring to life this timeless work, which Messiaen wrote and premiered in 1941 while in confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War II. (more...)

Introducing a Better Way to Say Ahhh? with Colorful Bottle Openers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

Nite Ize, a leading manufacturer of innovative solution-based products, is expanding their line of Ahhh... Bottle Openers with the addition of new colorful and lightweight aluminum models. (more...)

Gather 'Round the Table for Ensemble Theatre's THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Set the table and pull up a chair! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of the 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, The Humans by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam. This evocative drama brings a family face to face with their most familiar fears, and provides a poignant reminder of why we gather together. Featuring an all-star cast and an incredible two-story set, The Humans serves up trials, traditions, and turkey. Playing January 23 February 17, 2018. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. Production Sponsor is The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. (more...)

Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for MOOD MUSIC at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Rhys Ifans is to star in Mood Music which previews from 21 April 2018 with a press night on 2 May 2018. 'Music is medication. The elixir of life. It's for injecting into the blood stream to take away the pain...to promote euphoria...to adrenalise us and give us courage and fortitude.' (more...)

Rhys Ifans to Return to the Old Vic Theatre in the World Premiere of MOOD MUSIC
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2017

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that Rhys Ifans will be making his return to the Old Vic Theatre in Joe Penhall's new play, Mood Music. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Celebrates the 'Godmother of Rock and Roll' with MARIE AND ROSETTA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to bring George Brant's Marie and Rosetta to the Allen Theatre stage. Marie and Rosetta chronicles the story of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Early Influence Inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her counterpart Marie Knight as they changed the landscape of modern music. Miche Braden will make her return to Cleveland Play House as Sister Rosetta Tharpe alongside CPH newcomer Chaz Hodges as Marie Knight. Directed by Neil Pepe, Marie and Rosetta runs January 20 through February 11, 2018 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stephen Sharkey's Adaptation Of Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

With Holy Sh!t - the inaugural production in the newly refurbished theatre - in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth - Ayesha Antoine (Irie Jones), Michele Austin (Mad Mary), Philip Bird (Des/Marc Perret/Marcus Chalfen), Ayesha Dharker (Alsana Iqbal), Naomi Frederick (Ruth/Poppy/Joyce Chalfen), Tony Jayawardena (Samad Iqbal), Richard Lumsden (Archie Jones), Karl Queensborough (Anthony /Denise/Josh Chalfen), Sid Sagar (Magid Iqbal), Amanda Wilkin (Rosie Jones), Assad Zaman (Millat Iqbal), and actor-musicians Matthew Churcher, Nenda Neurer (also Clara Jones) and Zoe West. The production opens on 5 November, with previews from 26 October, and runs until 22 December. (more...)

ENGAME Extends Through 1 September At The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Following the overwhelming success of Samuel Beckett's incandescent classic Endgame, currently on at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, the season has been extended by a week and will now end of 1 September at 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MOOD MUSIC at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Music is medication. Behind its seductive and glamourous veneer, the music industry has a dark side. Whether it's bitter legal battles fought by the likes of George Michael, Kesha and Tulisa, or the lost lives of Amy Winehouse and Chris Cornell, the price of fame and success can be brutal. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018 at 7.30pm) (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical. (more...)

Final Casting Announced For West End Transfer Of CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Today (16 April 2018), rehearsals begin for the West End production of Nina Raine's Consent which will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18 May with its opening night on 29 May 2018. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly limited 12-week run is booking through to 11 August 2018 following the 2017 critically acclaimed sell-out run at the National Theatre. A series of accompanying pre-show talks and discussions exploring ideas of justice, consent, marriage and modern parenthood will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For MOOD MUSIC at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Mood Music previews at The Old Vic from 21 April 2018, with a press night on 2 May 2018. (more...)

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