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Saturday, February 10, 2024

How working with Weinstein haunted playwright Jez Butterworth and inspired his work by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Highly anticipated new play is a post-#MeToo story about trials women endure to realise their dreams He has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most revered modern playwrights, but Jez …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

National Theatre’s War Horse to return to UK stages after five-year absence by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Exclusive: Director says he is interested to see response of new audiences at a time of growing instability The global theatrical phenomenon War Horse is returning to British stages for the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06AM
Sunday, February 4, 2024

‘One-off talent’: UK comedy composer Steve Brown dies aged 66 by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Hit composer scored TV and radio as well as the stage shows X-Factor and TONY! The British comedy composer Steve Brown, who collaborated with the likes of Harry Hill, Steve Coogan and Lenny …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:24PM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Non-disabled Richard III actor to press on despite calls for recast by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Michelle Terry, who is also the Globe’s artistic director, says she will not alter her physicality for role The artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe has pushed on with playing Richar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Friday, January 26, 2024

Royal Court refuses to rule out job losses as funding cuts bite by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Theatre dedicated to new writing says it is ‘reassessing staff teams’ after sharp rise in production costs The Royal Court is considering making redundancies as part of a restructuring p…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Friday, January 19, 2024

Play about computing pioneer Ada Lovelace wins Women’s prize for playwriting by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Sarah Grochala’s Intelligence follows Lovelace’s attempts to be taken seriously as a scientist in 1840s London A play about the reincarnation of the Victorian computing pioneer Ada Lovel…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:24PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

RSC offers 25,000 tickets at £25 to ‘throw open doors’ to diverse crowds by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Royal Shakespeare Company’s new artistic directors team up with artists from around the world to appeal to wider audience The Royal Shakespeare Company is attempting to attract new audienc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Monday, November 27, 2023

Royal Court theatre launches digital archive of every play performed there by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

London venue’s online collection of performances dating back to 1956 will be free to use for writers, directors and the public The Royal Court has launched a free digital archive of every…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42AM
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Dominic West becomes latest star to criticise soaring West End ticket prices by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Actor who played Prince Charles in The Crown said non-London crowds ‘have a real hunger for a good night at the theatre’ The actor Dominic West has extolled the virtues of regional theat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

‘Queen of Drury Lane’ Sarah Siddons celebrated in new play by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

April De Angelis comedy, to be premiered in Hampstead, explores life of actor at a time when married women were ‘legally dead’ She was known as the Queen of Drury Lane and the first trul…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18PM
Friday, October 27, 2023

Candace Bushnell set to bring her one-woman show to West End for first time by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

The US author of Sex and the City will appear on stage in London in early 2024 before going on a UK-wide tour Candace Bushnell, the real-life Carrie Bradshaw, is bringing her one-woman show …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:55PM
Thursday, October 5, 2023

Boards trodden by Shakespeare found under floor of Norfolk guildhall by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Oak floorboards discovered at St George’s Guildhall, King’s Lynn, believed to be only surviving stage from Shakespeare’s time Boards trodden by the Bard have been discovered under laye…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:25AM
Monday, October 2, 2023

‘It’s ludicrous’: Ian McKellen sparks debate over trigger warnings in theatre by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

While many criticise content guidance in art and literature, others argue they help people make informed choices When a London theatre decided to warn potential audiences about strong langua…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:37AM
Friday, September 22, 2023

‘There are dozens of Russell Brands’: female comedians say abuse is rife by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Many women working in industry say allegations only scratch the surface of its culture of misogyny “When I was 18 I had an incident with a powerful male comedian in his 30s,” says Lucy (…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:37AM

Play with cast of disabled and autistic actors to open at London’s Royal Court by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Imposter 22 will run for three weeks at renowned Sloane Square theatre and comes after series of workshops A play performed by a professional cast of learning disabled and autistic actors is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:07AM
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Shaniqua Okwok says London drama school told her to act like ‘slave in chains’ by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Actor accuses Royal Central School of Speech and Drama of paying lip service to anti-discrimination pledges after 2015 incident The actor Shaniqua Okwok has criticised the Royal Central Scho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:37PM
Sunday, August 20, 2023

How impressionists keep audiences laughing in an age of social media celebrities by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Younger audiences may not recognise people comedians are impersonating but some performers say there’s still plenty to work with “If I see somebody become famous, and they’ve got trem…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:43PM
Thursday, August 10, 2023

Price of West End theatre tickets can be ludicrous, says David Tennant by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Actor says high prices are strangling next generation of theatregoers, as cheapest seats rise 13% in a year The price of West End theatre tickets can be ludicrous and risks strangling the ne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:07AM
Friday, July 21, 2023

UK stars hold London rally in support of striking US actors by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Sucession star Brian Cox tells gathered members of Equity union ‘we are at thin end of horrible wedge’ Brian Cox, Imelda Staunton, Naomie Harris and Simon Pegg were among the British A-l…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:37AM
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Royal Court theatre appoints New Diorama’s David Byrne as artistic director by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Byrne, who is also an award-winning playwright, said he would ‘shape a rejuvenating culture’ at one of London’s most prestigious theatres David Byrne, an award-winning playwright and d…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:25AM
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

‘Hard to watch’: a play about Harold Shipman by the grandson of one of his victims by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Edwin Flay brings his one-man drama, in which he plays the GP and serial killer, to the Edinburgh fringe He was a big man with a bushy beard and a bowl of sweets on his desk for good boys an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:25AM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Britain’s ‘first professional Jewish panto’ to be staged in north London by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Pig will open during Hanukah in December at culture centre JW3 The corny gags, slapstick, cartoon baddies and singalongs beloved of traditional pantomime will…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:49AM
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Play about NHS creator Nye Bevan is among 12 new National Theatre plays by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

‘Epic and deeply personal’ Nye by Tim Price will star Michael Sheen and be directed by Rufus Norris A play charting the life of Nye Bevan and his battle to create the NHS is among 12 ne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:43AM

Rufus Norris to step down as National Theatre leader in spring 2025 by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Director says past eight years ‘most challenging time in history’ for sector, but audience figures finally back at pre-pandemic levels Rufus Norris is to step down as director of the Nat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:33AM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Universal credit system not working for artists, says Julie Hesmondhalgh by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Former Coronation Street actor calls for more support, as survey finds lack of safety net for self-employed creatives More financial support should be available to artists in the periods whe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Bristol Old Vic opens new season with celebration of culture and community by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

New artistic director Nancy Medina picks works about the power of belonging such as a queer coming-of-age story from Tarell Alvin McCraney and a musical version of David Nicholls’ Starter …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Friday, April 21, 2023

Musical about ‘first working-class model’ Twiggy to open in London by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Writer and director Ben Elton tells story of woman who was ‘most famous teenager in the world’ in the 1960s She was a teenager from Neasden when a photograph of her newly cropped hair ca…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06AM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

London museum to use AI to let visitors walk on Shakespeare’s early stage by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Museum of Shakespeare in Shoreditch to open in 2024 on site of playhouse that staged earliest performances A London museum installation that uses the latest AI technology will allow theatre …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Grenfell fire: National Theatre play to tell survivors’ stories by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Production is at centre of collaboration with west London community affected by 2017 disaster The National Theatre is to stage a verbatim play based on accounts by survivors and those bereav…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:24AM
Sunday, March 12, 2023

Surviving copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio to go on show by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Events planned in UK and Ireland, including a British Library exhibition, to mark 400 years since complete works first published Four hundred years ago, a small band of William Shakespeare�…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:44AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

My Neighbour Totoro nominated for nine Olivier awards by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Stage version of 1988 Japanese animation leads the pack while Standing at the Sky’s Edge has eight nominations My Neighbour Totoro, the new stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s beloved 19…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:16AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards