Hampstead Theatre Announces A New Version Of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA and Casting For The World Premiere Of THE HOES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Hampstead Theatre announces a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by Terry Johnson and casting for the world premiere of The Hoes. (more...)

Clinton Elvis joins the Cast of Afrobeats Musical OLIVA TWEEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Following the announcement that award-winning actor, comedian and media personality Eddie Kadi will reprise his role as "Baba Host" in the forthcoming UK tour of Oliva Tweest, the hotly anticipated Afrobeats musical has now announced two up-and-coming stars to complete the show's core cast. (more...)

TIPPING THE VELVET, CINDERELLA and More Set for the Lyric Hammersmith from Sept 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces its programme from September 2015. Laura Wade and Lyndsey Turner reunite after the success of Posh, to bring a new adaptation of Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet to the Lyric's main stage in September. (more...)

UK's First Afrobeats Musical OLIVA TWEETS Comes to the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Following a sell-out run in London's West End, innovative Afrobeats musical Oliva Tweest heads out on a whistle-stop UK tour this year, coming to the Belgrade Theatre 4-6 October. (more...)

CINDERELLA and Raynond Briggs' FATHER CHRISTMAS Slated for 2015 Holiday Season at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

This winter the Lyric Hammersmith will stage two delightful productions that are sure to add some sparkle to the festive season. This year's Lyric pantomime, CINDERELLA, will dazzle audiences in the Main House while the charming and lovable Raymond Briggs' FATHER CHRISTMAS returns to enchant under 6s in the Lyric Studio. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Lyric Hammersmith's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas panto, Cinderella. Grab your glittery Converse and put the pumpkin into top gear as Cinderella heads to the biggest party of the season to meet a very charming Prince. Following the success of Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington and His Cat, Award-winning playwright Tom Wells pens another traditional panto with plenty of festive fun in true Lyric style. (more...)

Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT and RAYMOND BRIGGS' FATHER CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

After the record-breaking success of last year's Christmas season, this Winter the Lyric Hammersmith will stage two productions that are sure to delight festive audiences. Lyric pantomime returns to the Main House with Dick Whittington and His Cat, and family favourite Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas flies back to charm and thrill under 6s in the Lyric Studio. (more...)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK to Play the Lyric Hammersmith, Nov 23-Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

This year, West London's premiere pantomime destination stages a giant of a show as multi-award-winning playwright Tom Wells (The Kitchen Sink, Jumpers for Goalposts) gives his adventurous take on a classic tale in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the Lyric Hammersmith. Audiences will again be in the safe hands of Lyric pantomime favourite Steven Webb (the Lyric's Cinderella, Aladdin and Dick Whittington and His Cat) as Jack's best friend Sprout, while joining the fun this year is the brilliant Howard Ward (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) who makes his pantomime debut as Jack's mother Moreen Dripp. (more...)

Kulvinder Ghir Leads DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT At Lyric Hammersmith Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

The streets of Hammersmith are paved with gold this Christmas as traditional pantomime returns to the Lyric following last year's hugely popular Jack and the Beanstalk. (more...)

Live Theatre & Soho Theatre to Host Political Panel Debate at Soho Theatre, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Inspired by the forthcoming A WALK ON PART, the dramatisation of the critically acclaimed political diaries of former MP Chris Mullin, Live Theatre and Soho Theatre host a panel debate with MPs and artists as they discuss how to change the world; chaired by Channel 4 News Political Correspondent Michael Crick at Soho Theatre on the evening of Thursday 24 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Studios Inaugurates with Richard Gray's HERE'S TO THE LADIES
by Jay Irwin - Oct 13, 2014

The new performance/rehearsal/training space in town launched last night with their inaugural performance by hosting an evening of the works of local musical theater composer Richard Gray with "Here's to the Ladies". Gray and some of the most talented women in town got together to explore Gray's work and send off this new space with a bang. And all those in attendance knew they were watching something extra special. (more...)

Soho Theatre Presents FIT AND PROPER PEOPLE, October 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Following the critically acclaimed Realism by Anthony Neilson Artistic Director Steve Marmion presents a new play by Georgia Fitch in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company; opening for previews on 07 October, with a press night on Wednesday 12 October, 2011. (more...)

EASTENDERS Star Paul Nicholas to Lead Cambridge Arts Theatre Production of DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Cambridge Arts Theatre is delighted to announce that Eastenders' bad boy, Paul Nicholas will lead the cast of its 2016 family pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat.  Fresh from playing on-screen baddie Gavin Sullivan in Eastenders, the BAFTA nominated Just Good Friends star will play the despicable and cunning baddie King Rat. With a career spanning over 40 years, including starring roles in Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and Grease, as well as a successful pop career and many TV and film roles, Paul will be spending Christmas in Cambridge to wreak havoc in true panto style. (more...)

The World Stage Premiere of FATHER CHRISTMAS Plays the Lyric Hammersmith, 30 Nov-5 Jan
by Sierra Fox - Nov 6, 2012

This winter, Barry McCarthy (King Lear, Almeida; The White Guard, National Theatre) will play Father Christmas as the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Productions mount the first ever stage adaptation of the festive classic by eminent children's author Raymond Briggs, nearly 40 years after the story was first published. (more...)

The World Stage Premiere of FATHER CHRISTMAS Plays the Lyric Hammersmith, Now thru 5 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

This winter, Barry McCarthy (King Lear, Almeida; The White Guard, National Theatre) will play Father Christmas as the Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Productions mount the first ever stage adaptation of the festive classic by eminent children's author Raymond Briggs, nearly 40 years after the story was first published. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith Presents SNOW PLAY 12/02-1/02
by Sophie Schulman - Nov 3, 2010

Enchanting children's theatre company Lyngo return to the Lyric Hammersmith to bring youa fantastic new interactive show, SNOW PLAY, which invites children, aged 2-7 into a magicalwinter wonderland. The show will play 02 Dec 2010 - 02 Jan 2011 (more...)

Kulvinder Ghir Leads DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT At Lyric Hammersmith Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2010

The streets of Hammersmith are paved with gold this Christmas as traditional pantomime returns to the Lyric following last year's hugely popular Jack and the Beanstalk. (more...)

Davies And Fry Add Their Voices To Dick Whittington and his Cat
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2010

Lending their voice to this years traditional pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat at the Lyric Hammersmith are Alan Davies and Stephen Fry. (more...)

Live Theatre & Soho Theatre to Host Political Panel Debate at Soho Theatre, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

Inspired by the forthcoming A WALK ON PART, the dramatisation of the critically acclaimed political diaries of former MP Chris Mullin, Live Theatre and Soho Theatre host a panel debate with MPs and artists as they discuss how to change the world; chaired by Channel 4 News Political Correspondent Michael Crick at Soho Theatre on the evening of Thursday 24 November. (more...)

Davies And Fry Add Their Voices To Dick Whittington and his Cat
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2010

Lending their voice to this years traditional pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat at the Lyric Hammersmith are Alan Davies and Stephen Fry. (more...)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Plays the Lyric Hammersmith, Now thru Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

This year, West London's premiere pantomime destination stages a giant of a show as multi-award-winning playwright Tom Wells (The Kitchen Sink, Jumpers for Goalposts) gives his adventurous take on a classic tale in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the Lyric Hammersmith. Audiences will again be in the safe hands of Lyric pantomime favourite Steven Webb (the Lyric's Cinderella, Aladdin and Dick Whittington and His Cat) as Jack's best friend Sprout, while joining the fun this year is the brilliant Howard Ward (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) who makes his pantomime debut as Jack's mother Moreen Dripp. (more...)

CINDERELLA and Raynond Briggs' FATHER CHRISTMAS Slated for 2015 Holiday Season at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2015

This winter the Lyric Hammersmith will stage two delightful productions that are sure to add some sparkle to the festive season. This year's Lyric pantomime, CINDERELLA, will dazzle audiences in the Main House while the charming and lovable Raymond Briggs' FATHER CHRISTMAS returns to enchant under 6s in the Lyric Studio. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lyric Hammersmith's CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Samuel Buttery and Sara Crowe star in Cinderella, the Lyric Hammersmith's offering for the festive season. Here are some pics by Helen Maybanks! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Charm Kids and Adults Alike at SCT
by Jay Irwin - Nov 17, 2014

If you need a break from the bitter cold outside then step on in to Seattle Children's Theatre for the new musical version of "Dick Whittington and His Cat". Whether you're 4 or 40 this rollicking romp will warm your heart and have you beaming with joy from the sheer charm of it all. (more...)

SAVED, ALADDIN & More Set for Lyric Hammersmith in '11/'12 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

Artistic Director Sean Holmes today announced the Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 Season at the Lyric Hammersmith; including a celebration of the work of one of Europe's most renowned living dramatists Edward Bond. (more...)

Rebecca Trehearn and Stewart Clarke to Star in GHOST: THE MUSICAL UK National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

The full cast for Ghost the Musical National tour is Keisha Atwell (Louise), Wendy Mae Brown (Oda Mae Brown), Maeve Byrne (Ensemble), Stewart Clarke (Sam Wheat), Michael Cortez (Ensemble), Kimmy Edwards (Ensemble), Jaye Elster (Swing), Livvy Evans (Swing), Ivan De Freitas (Willie Lopez), Gabriella Garcia (Ensemble), Nick Hayes (Ensemble), Stevie Hutchinson (Subway Ghost), Bradley Jaden (Ensemble), Robert Knight (Swing), David Roberts (Carl Bruner), Gregor Stewart (Ensemble), Michael Stewart (Swing), Rebecca Trehearn (Molly Jensen), Amy Webb (Ensemble), Amy West (Ensemble), Luke Wilson (Ensemble) and Karlene Wray (Clara). (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Tour with Gavin Spokes Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow, 30 June-5 July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow on Monday 30 June until Saturday 5 July as part of a thirty-seven city tour of the UK & Ireland. (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT For Its 2019 Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Hackney Empire today announces Dick Whittington and His Cat for its 2019 pantomime production which will sail in to London in November, marking a record 21st pantomime from Hackney Empire stalwarts, writer and director Susie McKenna and composer Steven Edis. Last staged in 2012, the classic tale receives a brand-new, magical adaptation when it returns to the East End venue this Christmas. Dick Whittington and His Cat will run from 23 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, with opening night for press on Wednesday 4 December 2019. (more...)

Jodie Prenger and Hannah Spearritt To Join Cast Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS From Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Nicholas Hytner's five star award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket (2 March - 1 September 2012) after two sell-out record-breaking runs at the National and Adelphi Theatres. Joining the previously announced Owain Arthur as lovable chancer Francis Henshall are Jodie Prenger and Hannah Spearritt who play Dolly and Pauline respectively. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Autumn-Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

After a year of critically acclaimed, box office breaking and award-winning shows, including aWest End transfer Artistic Director Sean Holmes announces the 2010/2011 Autumn Winter season for the Lyric Hammersmith. (more...)

Davies And Fry Add Their Voices To Dick Whittington and his Cat
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2011

Lending their voice to this years traditional pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat at the Lyric Hammersmith are Alan Davies and Stephen Fry. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT, St Anne's Church Hall, Wandsworth, January 30 2011
by Gary Naylor - Jan 31, 2011

Gary Naylor bids farewell to Panto for another year with a traditional production full of fun. (more...)

Jodie Prenger and Hannah Spearritt To Join Cast Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS From Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

Nicholas Hytner's five star award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket (2 March - 1 September 2012) after two sell-out record-breaking runs at the National and Adelphi Theatres. Joining the previously announced Owain Arthur as lovable chancer Francis Henshall are Jodie Prenger and Hannah Spearritt who play Dolly and Pauline respectively. (more...)

CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2019
by - Feb 5, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 5, 2010
by - Feb 5, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Kicks Off Rehearsals This Week in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This week The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre plot their first step in musical mayhem and begin rehearsals for the drop dead funny musical comedy Murder for Two. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Amy Cudden, Sam Alexander and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

From 4 February 2013 a new cast will perform in Nicholas Hytner's five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will take the lead as loveable chancer Francis Henshall. He will join new cast members Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield, Amy Cudden, Harry Kershaw, Kelly Price and Hugh Sachs. Martin Barrass will return to the production to play Alfie, and current cast members David Benson, Rhona Croker and Derek Elroy will continue. Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes and Claire Sundin complete the ensemble. Check out the headshots of the cast below! (more...)

Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield and More Set in New Cast of West End's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

From 4 February 2013 a new cast will perform in Nicholas Hytner's five star West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, Rufus Hound will take the lead as loveable chancer Francis Henshall. He will join new cast members Sam Alexander, Ian Burfield, Amy Cudden, Harry Kershaw, Kelly Price and Hugh Sachs. Martin Barrass will return to the production to play Alfie, and current cast members David Benson, Rhona Croker and Derek Elroy will continue. Mensah Bediako, Owen Brazendale, Gillian Budd, Max Hutchinson, Tom Lorcan, Aimee Parkes and Claire Sundin complete the ensemble. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith Presents SNOW PLAY 12/02-1/02
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010

Enchanting children's theatre company Lyngo return to the Lyric Hammersmith to bring youa fantastic new interactive show, SNOW PLAY, which invites children, aged 2-7 into a magicalwinter wonderland. The show will play 02 Dec 2010 - 02 Jan 2011 (more...)

BWW Reviews: DICK WHITTINGTON, Hackney Empire, December 13th 2012
by Kaite Welsh - Dec 14, 2012

There are some winter traditions that never fail us. London will grind to a halt at the first sign of sleet, Oxford Street will turn into a festive free-for-all the week before Christmas and Hackney Empire will put on a good panto. (more...)

Soho Theatre Presents FIT AND PROPER PEOPLE, October 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

Following the critically acclaimed Realism by Anthony Neilson Artistic Director Steve Marmion presents a new play by Georgia Fitch in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company; opening for previews on 07 October, with a press night on Wednesday 12 October, 2011. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Kirsty Besterman, David Cardy, Amanda Hadingue, Adelle Leonce and Andy Rush will join the previously announced Sally Messham and Laura Rogers in Laura Wade's new adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, Tipping the Velvet, directed by Lyndsey Turner. They will be supported by a young ensemble. Tipping the Velvet will open at the Lyric Hammersmith on 28 September 2015, with previews from 18 September. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE to Begin 9/4 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes 15th Oak with the US premiere of THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE, written by Ross Dungan and directed by Dan Herd. Part of 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters, THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE begins performances on Wednesday, September 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 29. Press opening is Wednesday, September 11 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Marcus Lovett, Simon Thomas, Anna O'Byrne and Lara Martins to Join West End PHANTOM in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has announced cast changes slated to take place on the 3 September. Joining the company will be Marcus Lovett as 'The Phantom', Simon Thomas as 'Raoul', Lara Martins as 'Carlotta' and Anna O'Byrne as 'Christine' at certain performances. (more...)

TIPPING THE VELVET, CINDERELLA and More Set for the Lyric Hammersmith from Sept 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces its programme from September 2015. Laura Wade and Lyndsey Turner reunite after the success of Posh, to bring a new adaptation of Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet to the Lyric's main stage in September. (more...)

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