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In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Following a sell-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic with his first US premiere in 8 years.
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Casting Announced for Nigel Harman's Berkoff Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch, Cuffs, Misfits) and Emily Bruni (Peep Show, Life in Squares) are to star in a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses, directed by Nigel Harman, at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE THREEPENNY OPERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

National Theatre Live previously announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens tonight, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien. (more...)

Decadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Having written eight plays ¬Ėmost recently the multi-award-winning play¬†Hangmen¬†staged in 2015¬†¬Ė and with a solid film career including box office hits¬†In Bruges¬†and¬†Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh will soon see his third feature in cinemas,¬†starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell,¬†Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (more...)

Casting Announced for the JMK Award-Winning Production of THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Casting announced today: Gbolahan Obisesan as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and  RonkeAdekolejo as Camae. (more...)

John Malkovich-Helmed GOOD CANARY Begins Tonight at the Rose Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Freya Mavor, Michael Simkins and Sally Rogers will star in STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm's play GOOD CANARY, directed by Broadway vet John Malkovich this autumn at the Rose Theatre. Performances start tonight, September 16. (more...)

Join Nigel Harman, Emily Bruni and Shaun Dooley for their First Day of Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Director Nigel Harman and actors Emily Bruni and Shaun Dooley are captured by photographer Marc Brenner on the first day of rehearsals for the West End Steven Berkoff double bill, LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre ends 2016 with a BANG: John Gay's Bawdy Musical, THE BEGGAR'S OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

?John Gay's bawdy and raucous musical, The Beggar's Opera hits the stage with a brand new score and scenes of very naughty, sexual behaviour¬Ö (more...)

National Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Theatre Live¬†is thrilled to bring three of its most popular titles back to cinemas this fall ¬Ė¬†Academy Award nominee¬†Benedict Cumberbatch¬†and ¬ďElementary¬Ē star¬†Jonny Lee Miller¬†in¬†Frankenstein¬†on¬†October 25; Cumberbatch in¬†Hamlet¬†on¬†November 15; and the celebrated National Theatre production of¬†War Horse¬†on¬†December 6.¬†For more information, visit¬†www.NTLive.com. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE DEEP BLUE SEA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

National Theatre Live presents the international broadcast of Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea tonight, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Very Special Recordings Announces Two Albums for Cassette Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A small, boutique Brooklyn-based label puts out cassettes that showcase the stunning diversity of that borough and city's music scene, eventually settling on two releases that radically re-work the ouvres of two of rock music's most beloved (and overplayed?) war horses into refreshingly creative statements. So goes the story of the eighth and ninth releases from¬†Very Special Recordings: ¬ďSuper Hi-Fi Plays Nirvana¬Ē and ¬ďBeninghove's Hangmen Play Led Zeppelin.¬Ē The pair of releases will, like everything available so far from the fledgling label started by Super Hi-Fi bassist and founder Ezra Gale, be released on cassette-and-download only on¬†December 2. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company Announces the Final Company of John Gay's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Lazarus Theatre Company are proud to announce the final company of Lazarus Season 2016, the company of John Gay's musical comedy, The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

Artistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The Globe
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2016

The Globe has announced that Emma Rice will be stepping down as Artistic Director in April 2018, two years after her tenure began. In a statement, CEO Neil Constable said: 'Emma's mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season has generated productive debate concerning the purpose and theatrical practice of the Globe, in relation to the use of sound and lighting technology within our theatre spaces. Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around 'shared light' productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe's work prior to Emma's appointment.  (more...)

Decadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Having written eight plays ¬Ėmost recently the multi-award-winning play¬†Hangmen¬†staged in 2015¬†¬Ė and with a solid film career including box office hits¬†In Bruges¬†and¬†Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh will soon see his third feature in cinemas,¬†starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell,¬†Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart to Hit Cinemas This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 15th, National Theatre Live broadcasts Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, directed by Sean Mathias, live to cinemas internationally from Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

David Tennant Leads Cast in Patrick Maber's DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

David Tennant returns to the West End in March 2017 to play the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho.  (more...)

BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews
by Matt Tamanini - May 30, 2016

In the new, epic book 'Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre,' photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab take audiences behind the scenes of 60 of London's best shows in 2015, and uniquely and elegantly capture the electricity that makes live theatre so special. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

Cast Set for 10th Anniversary Production of THE UGLY ONE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Today, Buckland Theatre Company has announced casting for Marius von Mayenburg's The Ugly One, the company's third production at PARK90 at Park Theatre. Staged ten years after its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, The Ugly One will run from 1 - 24 June with a press night on 9 June. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN by Martin McDonagh
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Dreams are in short supply on the desolate island of Inishmaan, particularly for the sensitive, physically challenged Billy Claven in Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan. So when word arrives that an American filmmaker is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to make a motion picture, Billy goes after a part in the movie, hoping for a trip to Hollywood and escape from the cruelty and bleakness that engulf him. McDonagh's darkly comic work opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on May19 and continues through June 4, with specially priced previews on May 17 and 18.   (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

National Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Love, temptation and fear will captivate moviegoers as Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live partner to bring the best of the stage to U.S. cinemas with 'NT LIVE: Obsession' on May 11 and 'NT LIVE: Angels in America' on July 20 and 27, all captured live each day. (more...)

John Malkovich Finds Stars for GOOD CANARY at the Rose Theatre
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

The Daily Mail writes that Freya Mavor, Michael Simkins and Sally Rogers will star in STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm's play GOOD CANARY, directed by Broadway vet John Malkovich this autumn at the Rose Theatre.  (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's HAMLET Will Hit US Movie Theatres in July!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Hamlet will play in select movie houses across North America.  The production, which opened to rave reviews at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.   (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 14, 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The opening line of Charles Dickens' classic novel seems quite apt in describing the current Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season to date. With On the Town beset by injuries before it even started, its current production of A Tale of Two Cities looks to be under an equally unlucky star. With the first preview cancelled due to a lack of preparation time, and scenes having to be rejigged, it's a wonder it has opened on the planned date. (more...)

Cast Set for Royal Court's MANWATCHING at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Comedians Edward Aczel, Eshaan Akbar, Dan Antopolski, Mitch Benn, Markus Birdman, Jason Byrne, Keith Farnan, Stuart Goldsmith, Darren Hariott, Pete Johansson, Tony Law, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Munnery, Andrew O'Neill and Mark Watson will be performing MANWATCHING at Paines Plough's ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. (more...)

Selina Cadell and Harriet Thorpe Join THE DRESSER As First Images Released
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

The first images of Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith in a new production of Ronald Harwood's THE DRESSER were released today, along with two new cast members: Selina Cadell and Harriet Thorpe. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Further Details For Its Spring 2017 Season
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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tia Bannon and Mark Rose in ABIGAIL at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker's highly-acclaimed inaugural season. Abigail will be directed by The Bunker's Artistic Director, Joshua McTaggart. Originally written in 2013 when it was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize, The Bunker's production stars Tia Bannon (The Winter's Tale and Pericles, The Globe) and Mark Rose (King Lear, The Old Vic; Hangmen, Royal Court). Performances run now through Saturday 4th February 2017. Press night is tonight 12th January 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ABIGAIL at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The world premiere of Abigail, playing at The Bunker from 10th January - 4th February 2017, has just unveiled a peek inside rehearsals - check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: PLASTIC to Open at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Production images have today been released for Marius von Mayenburg's Plastic which will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until Saturday 25 March, and BroadwayWorld brings them to you below! (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Illusionist Derren Brown to Premiere SECRET at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the world premiere production of Olivier Award winner Derren Brown's new show Secret, written by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O'Connor, and directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman. (more...)

Bunker Theatre's Inaugural Season Closes with the World Premiere of ABIGAIL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker's highly-acclaimed inaugural season. Abigail will be directed by The Bunker's Artistic Director, Joshua McTaggart. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, are presenting readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ABIGAIL at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

The world premiere of Abigail, playing at The Bunker from 10th January - 4th February 2017, has just unveiled a peek inside rehearsals - check out the photos below! (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Hits Cinemas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tonight, December 15th, National Theatre Live broadcasts Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, directed by Sean Mathias, live to cinemas internationally from Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

Last Chance to See THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood at the Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Audiences have only six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed West End production of Sir Ronald Harwood's The Dresser which brings together a multi award-winning cast and creative team in a five-star revival. (more...)

THE EXORCIST to be Unleashed onto the West End Stage for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

JC FRIDAYS is Back with a Full Lineup on 9/8!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Fall is on its way, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

Book Now For THE EXORCIST At Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time, directed by Sean Mathias and adapted by John Pielmeier. The Exorcist will play a strictly limited run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October 2017 to 10 March 2018. Book tickets here from £20 (more...)

Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush to Star as Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Geoffrey Rush ("The Kings Speech," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shine") has been cast in National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

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