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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Song Insights: 'The Ladies Who Lunch', COMPANY by Rona Kelly

Musical Director Joel Fram joins us once again to dissect The Ladies Who Lunch, Marianne Elliott's staging of it, and the 'complex set of causes and effects' that result from this reworking.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Song Insights: "Getting Married Today", COMPANY by Rona Kelly

Ever wanted to know how your favourite songs come together Our Song Insights will dissect an iconic number with the cast and creatives themselves. What better way to kick things off than wit…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

BWW Interview: Golda Rosheuvel Talks THE AMERICAN CLOCK by Rona Kelly

Actress Golda Rosheuvel has always loved jazz and swing, sharing that 'Ella Fitzgerald is one of the reasons shestarted singing'. Giving us an insight into the music and magic of theatre, Go…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

BWW Interview: Helena Morais Talks CACOPHONY Transfer by Rona Kelly

Helena Morais explains why people need to see this production right now, and shares just what being part of the Young Company has meant to her 'It's not enough to just be in a certain space …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

BWW Interview: Olivia Williams Talks TARTUFFE by Rona Kelly

Sharing what brings her back to this theatre time and time again, Olivia also reveals one of her first questions for director Blanche McIntyre, as well asher excitement for getting to take o…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

BWW Interview: Lucy Phelps Talks AS YOU LIKE IT by Rona Kelly

With rehearsals underway for As You Like It, this is a formative time for Lucy in what is her first encounter with not only the play, but also the character. Talking ensemble and expectation…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

BWW Interview: Joel Fram On The Making of the COMPANY Cast Album by Rona Kelly

The original cast recording of Marianne Elliott's acclaimed production of Company dropped mere hours ago. We caught up with Musical Director Joel Fram once again, to take you behind the scen…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

BWW Interview: Mark Ravenhill Talks New RSC Season & THE BOY IN THE DRESS by Rona Kelly

This Christmas, an adaptation of The Boy in the Dress will play the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, penned by Mark with music and lyrics from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.As news of the music…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

BWW Interview: Judy Kuhn & Andy Nyman Talk FIDDLER ON THE ROOF West End Transfer by Rona Kelly

As news of the West End transfer of Fiddler on the Roof broke, we chatted to Judy Kuhn and Andy Nyman to get their reactions, share their journeys with the show, and lift the lid on married …

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Friday, January 25, 2019

BWW Interview: Musical Director Joel Fram Talks COMPANY by Rona Kelly

With two months left, Musical Director Joel Fram speaks to us about developing the show with Elliott and Sondheim, how the show continues to change across the run, and working with the very …

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BWW Interview: Monica Dolan Talks ALL ABOUT EVE by Rona Kelly

With rehearsals for All About Eveunderway, Monica Dolan shares her excitement for taking on a similar role of direct addressplaying both Karen and a narrator. She also gives an insight into …

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall by Rona Kelly

An icon of the theatre world, Chita Rivera comes to London next month to play Cadogan Hall for just two concerts. Talking to her about returning to her 'second home', Chita also shares what …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

BWW Interview: Leo Bill & Tony Grech-Smith on THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND NT Live by Rona Kelly

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second marks the Almeida's first National TheatreLive, broadcasting to audiences around the world on 15 January. We spoketo actor Leo Bill and caught up with …

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Friday, December 21, 2018

BWW Interview: Forbes Masson Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE by Rona Kelly

Music sits very much at the heart of director Rebecca Fracknell's vision of Summer and Smoke, the stage surrounded by pianos. Giving us an insight into how that world is created on stage, ac…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND, Almeida Theatre by Rona Kelly

'Forget, forgive, conclude and be agreed...' Sure, the Almeida's The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is one you won't soon forget, thanks to stand out performances from Simon Russell Beal…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

BWW Interview: Saskia Reeves Talks THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND by Rona Kelly

Discussing how relevant the play is to not only our timebut this very week, SaskiaReeves also shares the joys of working on Shakespeare with Declan Donnellan and Joe Hill-Gibbins, 'directors…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Patsy Ferran Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE by Rona Kelly

Straight off her win forBest Actress in a New Production of a Play at BroadwayWorld's UK Awards, Patsy Ferran shares what it's like to have a character in your head for that long a time. Tak…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

BWW Interview: Rachel Kavanaugh Talks A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Rona Kelly

Having recently worked on a number of musicals including the acclaimed Half a Sixpence, Rachel Kavanaugh returns to the RSC for a play which has some ghosts of the past and present. Sharing …

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BWW Interview: Stevie Basaula on his first RSC SEASON by Rona Kelly

The Royal Shakespeare Company brings their latest season to the Barbican this Winter, made up of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Merry Wives of Winter. A number of the cast appear in one o…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Tamara Lawrance Talks THE TELL-TALE HEART by Rona Kelly

The Tell-Tale Heart marks Tamara Lawrance's third appearance at the National Theatre. Reuniting with writer Anthony Neilson, Tamara gives us an insight into his rehearsal rooms, how they've …

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

BWW Interview: 'A Vital Role in the Theatre Community' - Why Stage Door Keepers are a Keeper by Rona Kelly

Chatting to the teams at the Prince Edward Theatre Aladdin and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Heathers the Musical, both explained how being 'a people person' is so key to the role. In addition…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

BWW Interview: Kathryn Hunter Talks TIMON OF ATHENS by Rona Kelly

Kathryn Hunter returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to take on the titular role in Timon of Athens. Simon Godwin's production marks the first time this play has been staged with a female…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

BWW Interview: Louise Gold Talks FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Rona Kelly

Fiddler on the Roof returns to the London stage this Winter. Trevor Nunn'salready sold out production is currently in rehearsals,before it opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory.Playing Yente…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

BWW Interview: Jos Vantyler Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ by Rona Kelly

Playing the Wicked Witch of the West, actor Jos Vantyler shares the challenges of taking on such well-known roles, the joys of performing villains, and what audiences can expect from the sho…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

BWW Interview: Jack Lowden Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE by Rona Kelly

Appearing in a gender swapping Measure for Measure, Lowden returns to the London stage at the Donmar Warehouse. Tackling the subjects of gender and sexual misconduct, Lowden shares just how …

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BWW Review: HADESTOWN, National Theatre by Rona Kelly

The latest incarnation of Anais Mitchell's musical sees it cross the river to the other side, playing to UK audiences before heading to Broadway. The result an otherworldly experience with s…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WEST by Rona Kelly

Sam Shepard's True West opens at the Vaudeville later this month. This marks one of numerous productions of the show to play the West End and Broadway, in the year following the acclaimed pl…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Interview: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWN by Rona Kelly

We sat down to talk to the lovers themselves Orpheus and EurydiceReeve Carney who returns to the production, and Eva Noblezadawho joins it anew. With the National Olivier being the largest v…

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BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Barbican by Rona Kelly

Grounded in the text with clear intentions from the director and actors, Erica Whyman'sRomeo and Juliet feels like you're hearing the play anew.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

BWW Interview: Charlotte Josephine Talks ROMEO AND JULIET by Rona Kelly

Actress and writer Charlotte Josephine features in her first season for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.Catching up on the first day of rehearsals for the…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

BWW Interview: Rosalie Craig Talks COMPANY by Rona Kelly

2018 has seen Rosalie Craig take on jobs side by side at the Gielgud. Appearing in The Ferryman earlier this year,Rosalie returns forCompanyin a role normally played by a man. Sharing her lo…

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