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  • First Broadway revival of Travesties announced

    Back to News & Press First Broadway revival of Travesties announced Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes , Artistic Director/CEO) – in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions – is thrilled to announce the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard ’s Tony Award-winning play Travesties , direct from its hit, sold-out productions at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory (David Babani , Artistic Director) and the West End. Tony nominee Patrick Marber will return to direct the London production’s acclaimed star Tom Hollander as “Henry Carr.” Travesties will begin preview performances on Thursday, March 29, 2018 and opens officially on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Travesties returns to Broadway in a "near-miraculous production" of "mind-bending splendor" (New York Times). In 1917 Zurich, an artist – Tristan Tzara, a writer – James Joyce, a revolutionary – and Lenin, collide in a kaleidoscopic thrill-ride that's "wickedly playful, intensely entertaining, infectiously theatrical" (Time Out London). Roundabout reunites with playwright Tom Stoppard (Indian Ink, The Real Thing ) and director Patrick Marber (Howard Katz, After Miss Julie ) for a dazzling revival from London's Menier Chocolate Factory (Sunday in the Park with George ). The full cast and creative team will be announced soon. Up Up

  • The Haunting of Hill House thrills critics in Liverpool

    Back to News & Press The Haunting of Hill House thrills critics in Liverpool Tuesday, 15 December 2015 ★★★★ "An undoubtedly enjoyable evening." The Guardian ★★★★★ "Intelligent, sophisticated horror – and electrifyingly scary." Merseysider Magazine ★★★★★ "A modern horror masterpiece." Low Down Magazine ★★★★★ "Hard to beat!" Downstage Centre ★★★★★ "Great storytelling and technical genius bring a classic psychological thriller to the stage with tremendous flair." Good News Liverpool ★★★★ "A genuinely chilling watch." ★★★★ "Hill House is a Gothic beauty." Liverpool ECHO ★★★★ "The perfect night out." Wirral Globe No-one ever visits Hill House, especially not after dark. When three strangers are invited to join the mysterious Dr Montague at the eerie house on the hill, not even their darkest dreams could have prepared them for what awaits. As their stay unfolds, they are plagued by a series of inexplicable events that propel them to the very edge of their existence. A terrifying psychological thriller that plays with our perceptions of reality, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House became one of the greatest horror films ever made (The Haunting, 1963) and her work influenced writers such as Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. This Christmas watch as Hill House stirs into life on stage, in a new adaption by Anthony Neilson (The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Realism and The Night Before Christmas) and directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still (Coram Boy). Up Up

  • World première of a brand-new show Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy

    Back to News & Press World première of a brand-new show Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy Monday, 31 January 2022 The Menier Chocolate Factory , in association with Sonia Friedman Productions , today announces the world première of a brand-new show Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy , celebrating the brilliance of Marvin Hamlisch , Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim . Friedman performed with each multiple times, becoming a much-lauded interpreter of their works. Now with friends old and new, she explores their legacies, delighting fans and bringing new audiences to the work of these titans of 20th century musical theatre. The production opens on 8 March, with previews from 3 March, and runs until 20 March, for a strictly limited season of 19 performances only. Booking opens today for supporters of the Menier, with public booking opening on 2 February at 9am. Maria Friedman said today, “This event was brought about by a desire to sing, to share and to join together in celebration of some of the greatest composers of our time. These past two years have starved us of the connection and depth of emotion that brilliant music and song can evoke – and we want to bring that back in the beautifully intimate space at the Menier, and enable audiences to revel in the legacy of my much missed friends, these extraordinary artists – Hamlisch, Legrand and Sondheim. I can’t wait to share it with you.” Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman was a friend of and collaborator with these extraordinary composers. This unique event will see her showcase many of their greatest works – including Broadway Baby, Send in the Clowns, A Piece Of Sky, At The Ballet and Nothing – with entertaining and personal memories that make a Friedman cabaret a night to remember. Collaborating with musical director and pianist, Theo Jamieson , and with fellow performers Matthew White , Ian McLarnon , Alfie Friedman and Desmonda Cathabel , and a choir from the Royal Academy of Music , this show promises to be a celebration worthy of some of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Jamieson will be accompanied by Paul Moylan on Double Bass, and Joe Evans on Percussion. Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy sees Friedman and the Menier renew their collaboration following the critically acclaimed Maria Friedman Re-arranged – which transferred to the West End, her appearance as Golde in the Menier’s production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse, and of course, Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along , which saw her make her directorial debut, and also transferred to the West End, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Revival of a Musical and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical. Up Up

  • New York Theatre Workshop announces details for Three Sisters adaptation

    Back to News & Press New York Theatre Workshop announces details for Three Sisters adaptation Thursday, 20 February 2020 New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today that Pulitzer Prize finalist Clare Barron (Dance Nation, You Got Older) will pen the adaptation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov for the previously announced production helmed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Othello, Fun Home). Three Sisters will begin previews on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th St, New York, NY 10003), and is set to open on Monday June 1, for a limited run through Sunday July 12, 2020. NYTW also announced today complete casting for Three Sisters . Joining the previously announced Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig (Little Women) as Masha and Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Show Me A Hero) as Vershinin will be Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Marys Seacole, The Misanthrope) as Olga, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Steve Buscemi as Chebutykin (in his first return to theatre since The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui with Al Pacino), Emily Davis (Is This A Room) as Natasha, Michael Benjamin Hernandez (The Birthday Cake) as Fedotik, John Christopher Jones (Much Ado About Nothing) as Ferapont, Lola Kirke (Gone Girl) as Irina, Anthony Michael Lopez (Mapplethorpe, Othello) as Rohde, Matthew Maher (King Lear, Othello) as Tusenbach, Chris Messina (“The Mindy Project,” Far Away) as Solyony, Aaron Clifton Moten (Romeo & Juliet) as Andrei, Ben Sinclair (“High Maintenance”) as Kulygin and Virginia Wing (“Gotham”) as Anfisa. Three Sisters will feature scenic design by Andrew Lieberman (The Glass Menagerie, Othello) & Brett J. Banakis (The Cher Show, What’s It All About?), costume design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos (Eclipsed, Slave Play), lighting design by Tony Award nominee Jane Cox (King Lear, Othello), and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman (Fairview, Sanctuary City). Laura Smith (Bella Bella) will serve as stage manager and Michelle DiBucci (Basetrack Live) will serve as music director. “Chekhov’s work occupies a special place in the soul of a theater-maker—the plays have an almost sacred place in the practice,” said NYTW Artistic Director James Nicola . “For audiences, the works of this Russian genius might by this moment in history have become a bit too familiar. When Sam brought the idea of a production of Three Sisters to us, I knew that he would shake off the encrusted assumptions about Chekhov with an immediacy that transfixed audiences. And when he invited Clare Barron to make the version we would use, I rejoiced, because I knew that she would find the reverberant juxtaposition of the samovar and blue jeans that would help us all see the play anew.” NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Othello) revisits Chekhov following his acclaimed 2012 production of Uncle Vanya that was heralded as “luminous” and "the most intimate and engaging exploration of Chekhov's bleak comedy.” This production of Three Sisters reunites Gold with two previous collaborators: The Village Bike’s Greta Gerwig and Hamlet’s Oscar Isaac . NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CHEAPTIX initiative. For Three Sisters , all tickets for the first two performances on May 13th and 14th plus a limited number of tickets to all other performances will be sold to the general public for $25 via a CHEAPTIX Digital Lottery in partnership with TodayTix . The lottery is offered in lieu of NYTW’s standard CHEAPTIX RUSH program to ensure that tickets are available at every performance. After the first two $25 CHEAPTIX performances, single tickets for Three Sisters range from $50–$125 and vary by performance date and time. All non-lottery tickets will go on sale Wednesday April 1 at 12pm EST at and by phone from the NYTW Box Office at 212-460-5475. No in-person sales will be available at the box office on April 1. Single tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Standard ticketing fees apply. There will be a limit of 8 tickets per person for this production. Ticket pickup for each performance begins two hours prior to curtain. Tickets will only be released to the purchaser and an ID is required for pickup. TodayTix allows you to enter the CHEAPTIX Digital Lottery via the app, available in the App Store or Google Play Store. The entry period for the first two performances will begin on Monday March 23 at 12:01am EST and continue through 12pm EST on Monday March 30, when winners will be notified. The entry period for all other performances will begin each performance day at 12:01am EST and continue until winners are notified. All entry rules apply, and winners will be notified daily. Entrants may request 1 or 2 tickets, and entry in the digital Lottery is free and open to all. All entry rules apply. The performance schedule for Three Sisters is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. Exceptions: there will be no performances on Saturday May 16 at 2pm; Tuesday June 2; Sunday June 14 at 7pm; Wednesday June 17; and Saturday July 4. There will be an added performance on Wednesday July 1 at 2pm. Up Up

  • Wolf Hall wins Best Limited Series or TV Movie at 73rd Golden Globe awards

    Back to News & Press Wolf Hall wins Best Limited Series or TV Movie at 73rd Golden Globe awards Monday, 11 January 2016 Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, has been named Best Limited Series or TV Movie at the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais in Beverly Hills. Starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall was named Best Limited Series or TV Movie in a category that also included American Horror Story, American Crime, Fargo and Flesh and Bone. Other nods for Wolf Hall included a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Damian Lewis. Wolf Hall presents an intimate and provocative portrait of Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant and enigmatic consigliere to King Henry VIII, as he manoeuvres the corridors of power at the Tudor court. Mark Rylance is Thomas Cromwell, the son of a brutal blacksmith who rises from the ashes of personal disaster, and deftly picks his way through a court where ‘man is wolf to man.’ Damian Lewis is King Henry VIII, haunted by his brother’s premature death and obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. Told from Cromwell’s perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker – from humble beginnings and with an enigmatic past – who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation. Shown on BBC2 and PBS Wolf Hall is a Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures production for BBC and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience. Executive producers are John Yorke for Company Pictures, Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, for BBC TWO, Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE, Martin Rakusen and Ben Donald for BBC Worldwide and Tim Smith for Prescience. Associate producer is Sonia Friedman for Sonia Friedman Productions. Executive Producer is Colin Callender. Producer is Mark Pybus. The writer is Peter Straughan. The director is Peter Kosminsky. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is Executive Producer. Viking River Cruises is the exclusive corporate funder of Wolf Hall on MASTERPIECE on PBS, with additional funding provided by The MASTERPIECE Trust. Up Up

  • 1984 returns to Playhouse Theatre for 12-week season

    Back to News & Press 1984 returns to Playhouse Theatre for 12-week season Monday, 4 April 2016 Following a sell-out international tour, this critically and publicly acclaimed production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End this summer. George Orwell ’s dystopian masterpiece, adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan Macmillan , will preview from 14 June 2016, with the press night on 28 June 2016. Now seen by over a quarter of a million people, this Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013. Since opening, 1984 has played to packed houses at the Almeida Theatre, as well as throughout its two West End runs and in performances across the globe during national and international tours. 101 seats for every performance will be available for £19.84. April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical, award-winning adaptation exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. 1984 is directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett , set and costume is designed by Chloe Lamford , with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers , sound designed by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid . George Orwell ’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality. Robert Icke has directed numerous productions as Almeida Associate Director including his own adaptations of Uncle Vanya and Oresteia (which transferred to Trafalgar Studios, and for which he won the Olivier, Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Director), The Fever at The May Fair Hotel and Mr Burns . Robert’s work as a director also includes Boys and Romeo and Juliet for Headlong. He will make his National Theatre debut directing The Red Barn at the Lyttleton Theatre in October. Duncan Macmillan ’s plays include People, Places and Things (nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Play) which opened at the National Theatre and has transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End; Every Brilliant Thing for Paines Plough on tour in the UK, New York, Australia and New Zealand; and Lungs for Paines Plough and at Schaubühne in Berlin, directed by Katie Mitchell. Up Up


    Back to Productions OLD TIMES This production began performances on 12th January and closed on 6th April 2013. ★★★★ If Scott Thomas proceeds by stealth and Williams by frontal assault, both are superb The Guardian Locked away in a secluded farmhouse, Kate, Deeley and Anna reminisce about their early days together in London, but with conflicting memories and underlying sexual tensions, the past suddenly feels vividly present. Rickson directs with care and subtlety. The Telegraph Star of stage and screen, Kristin Scott Thomas will once again be directed by Ian Rickson following their previous collaborations on the critically-acclaimed productions of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Playing both Kate and Anna, Scott Thomas will alternate the roles with award-winning actress Lia Williams . They are joined by fellow award-winner Rufus Sewell who was last seen on stage in Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sonia Friedman Productions , Bob Bartner & Norman Tulchin , Rupert Gavin , 1001 Nights , Scott M Delman , SFL Theatricals/Tanya Link present “OLD TIMES ” by Harol ★★★★ Kristin Scott Thomas brings a raw intensity to this classy Pinter revival Evening Standard CAST KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS – Kate/Anna RUFUS SEWELL – Deeley LIA WILLIAMS – Anna/Kate CREATIVES HAROLD PINTER – Playwright IAN RICKSON – Director HILDEGARD BECHTLER – Designer PETER MUMFORD – Lighting Designer PAUL GROOTHIUS – Sound Designer


    Back to Productions ALL MY SONS This production began performances on 20th June and closed on 25th September 2010. A classic production never to be forgotten The Daily Telegraph Set over a single day in 1947, Joe Keller ( David Suchet ) is a proud father and successful business-man who made his fortune during the Second World War. His wife Kate (Zoë Wanamaker) refuses to give up hope of their youngest son, Larry, returning home, having been reported missing in action 3 years previous. The arrival of Larry’s childhood sweetheart Ann Deever ( Jemima Rooper ) at the request of their eldest son Chris ( Stephen Campbell Moore ) threatens to expose a dark secret that will tear their lives apart. An all-star masterclass. A masterpiece The Times “There’s nothin’ he could do that I wouldn’t forgive. Because he’s my son. Because I’m his father and he’s my son... Nothin’s bigger than that.” All My Sons is Arthur Miller’s 20th-century classic play about social responsibility set against personal gain. When Joe Keller places the prosperity of his family above the lives of others the consequences are painful and calamitous. Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions , Sonia Friedman Productions , Eric Falkenstein , Robert G/ Barnter and Norman Tulchin , Simon Meadow , and Dan Frishwasser present “ALL MY S You won’t find better performances in the West End right now than those of David Suchet and Zoë Wanamake Evening Standard CAST DAVID SUCHET – Joe Keller ZOE WANAMAKER – Kate Keller STEPHEN CAMPBELL MOORE – Chris Keller JEMIMA ROOPER – Ann Deever DANIEL LAPAINE – George Deever STEPHEN ELDER – Dr Jim Bayliss CLAIRE HACKETT – Sue Bayliss TOM VAUGHAN-LAWLOR – Frank Lubey OLIVIA DARNLEY – Lydia Lubey GABRIEL STEELE – Bert TED ALLPRESS – Bert TOM HOWARD – Bert CREATIVES HOWARD DAVIES – Director WILLIAM DUDLEY – Designer MARK HENDERSON – Lighting DOMINIC MULDOWNEY – Music PAUL GROOTHUIS – Sound

  • Merrily We Roll Along announces "Rooftop Writers Initiative"

    Back to News & Press Merrily We Roll Along announces "Rooftop Writers Initiative" Wednesday, 17 January 2024 The critically acclaimed, first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth ’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is proud to announce the Rooftop Writers Initiative , in partnership with the Stephen Sondheim Foundation and American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant. The Rooftop Writers Initiative will select 100 young writers to receive two complimentary tickets to a special performance of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on Thursday, February 29, 2023, followed by a talkback with the cast. In honor of the Rooftop Writers Initiative , a percentage of proceeds from a special MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG pen sold at the Hudson Theatre merchandise stands and online will be donated directly to the Stephen Sondheim Foundation and American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant. For more information on the Rooftop Writers Initiative , including contest rules and conditions, and to submit for consideration, please visit . Established after his passing, the Stephen Sondheim Foundation is the largest single beneficiary of future royalties from Sondheim ’s work. It aims to aid emerging playwrights, composers, and lyricists working in the theatre during the early stages of their careers by assisting financially in the development and advancement of their careers. The American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grants are awarded annually to exceptional, early-career musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists, or writing teams. Recipients are given a platform to amplify stories and free rein in the application of the grant – which serves as pivotal support to take their professional development to the next level and, in many cases, their work from creative concept to stage. The grants regularly serve as an indicator of who will be the next great theater-makers and culture-shapers, and past recipients include such luminaries as Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen ), Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop ), Shaina Taub (Suffs ), Chad Beguelin and Matt Sklar (The Prom, Elf ), Amanda Green (Bring it On, Mr. Saturday Night ), Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde ), Matt Gould (Lempicka, Invisible Thread ), Laurence O’Keefe (Heathers, Legally Blonde ), Dave Malloy (The Great Comet ), Nathan Tysen (Paradise Square ), Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman’s Guide ), Glenn Slater (Sister Act, School of Rock ), Joe Iconis (Be More Chill ), Kait Kerrigan (The Great Gatsby ), Bree Lowdermilk (The Mad Ones ), and more. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG also features Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie Carnegie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth Shepard, and Reg Rogers as Joe Josephson. The company currently includes Calvin James Davis , Max Rackenberg , Brady Wagner , Sherz Aletaha , Maya Boyd , Leana Rae Concepcion , Morgan Kirner , Ken Krugman , Corey Mach , Talia Simone Robinson , Amanda Rose , Jamila Sabares-Klemm , Brian Sears , Evan Alexander Smith , Christian Strange , Koray Tarhan , Vishal Vaidya , Natalie Wachen , and Jacob Keith Watson . MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is directed by multi-Olivier Award® winner Maria Friedman , features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim , a book by George Furth , and is based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart . MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG officially opened on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Up Up

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