Friday, July 18, 2014

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival by BroadwayWorld

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Mo…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

News: Poor pay stops mothers being directors – Marianne Elliott by Matthew Hemley

West End director Marianne Elliott has claimed ‘terrible’ levels of pay are preventing women with children from pursuing careers in directing. Elliott, who is behind War Horse and The Cu…

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Elephantom review the show goes off like a fireworks display by Maddy Costa

New London theatre, LondonIt's 15 minutes before there is an Elephantom in the room but the party animals are worth the wait in this fast-paced show"When is the elephant going to come?&…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spotlight On...Jamibeth Margolis by Michael Block

Name: Jamibeth MargolisHometown: Ventnor, NJEducation: Ithaca CollegeFavorite Credits: Warsaw (A New Musical) and Jekyll and Hyde as director and assisting director Jerry Zaks on The Caine M…

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News: War Horse director defends National’s decision to drop live band by Matthew Hemley

War Horse director Marianne Elliott has defended the National Theatre’s decision to axe five musicians from the show. Speaking to The Stage for the first time about the issue, Elliott said…

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Education & Training: Ubiquitous Morpurgo at RSC this week by Susan Elkin

Michael Morpurgo seems to get everywhere. The War Horse musicians’ furore continues. National Youth Theatre rep company is doing Private Peaceful http://www.nyt.org.uk/private-peaceful/ca…

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Friday, June 27, 2014

The National Theatre's Elephantom: a staging I'll never forget by Ross Collins

Children's author Ross Collins describes his joy at working with the NT's War Horse team to bring his ghost elephant to the stageThe southern end of Loch Lomond is a beautiful place and a gr…

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News: Musicians’ Union hits back at NT’s Nick Starr by Georgia Snow

The Musicians’ Union has hit back at claims made by National Theatre executive director Nick Starr that the musicians in War Horse should have been axed in 2009, following the show’s tra…

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

News: ‘We should have axed War Horse musicians in 2009’ – NT’s Nick Starr by Georgia Snow

National Theatre executive director Nick Starr has said he regrets not axing live musicians from War Horse when the show transferred to the West End in 2009, claiming that would have been th…

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Plans for War Horse to relocate from the West End to Westminster Hall by Telegraph Staff

A proposal has been submitted to stage a 'War Horse event' in Westminster Hall as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the First World War

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Theatre News: War Horse set for Salford again

The National Theatre's award winning smash hit returns to the Lowry, following a previous sell out run.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Orange Tree theatre festival review pure puppetry and black comedy by Michael Billington

Orange Tree, RichmondAn exemplary champion of new works, Sam Walters has curated an ambitious, wide-ranging festivalAs a climax to his extraordinary 42-year tenure at the Orange Tree, which …

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Production News: Relaxed performance of War Horse to be staged in September by Georgia Snow

War Horse is to stage a relaxed performance at the New London Theatre, in association with the National Autistic Society. The performance, designed for people with autism, sensory or communi…

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Theatre News: War Horse to stage relaxed performance

The show is the latest West End hit to offer an autism-friendly version

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

WAR HORSE Concludes North American Tour this Summer by BroadwayWorld

The North American touring production of WAR HORSE will conclude this summer as the highest grossing and most attended touring non-musical play in US history, recouping its investment in the…

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Tonys by the Bay

By Chad JonesWhen host Hugh Jackman kicks off this year's Tony Awards ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on June 8, we'll see a lively parade of what's happening on Broadway. But for those …

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Features: A few of my favourite things: War Horse's Emma Thornett

Our regular feature returns with the War Horse puppeteer

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

‘War Horse’ to replace live band with miming actors

For years, audiences flocking to see War Horse in the West End have been thrilled by the music played live by a five-piece band as much as by its breathtaking puppets.

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News: National Theatre under fire for hiring actors to mime War Horse musicians’ roles by Nicola Merrifield

Plans to introduce actors to mime the parts of musicians who were made redundant from the National Theatre’s West End production of War Horse in March have been labelled “desperately unf…

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin & More in Vineyard's TOO MUCH SUN by BroadwayWorld

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda LavinB…

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Photo Coverage: TOO MUCH SUN Company Celebrates Opening Night! by Walter McBride

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda LavinB…

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals for TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre by Walter McBride

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda LavinB…

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Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Cast of TOO MUCH SUN Take Opening Night Bows by Walter McBride

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin…

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Analysis & Opinion: Letters of the week by The Stage

Broadway openings, Lottery funding, War Horse musicians and accessible ballet

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Love & Igloos! The Diorama, Starring Susan Louise O’Connor & Hunter Canning, Will Play Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Susan Louise O’Connor (Blithe Spirit) and Hunter Canning (War Horse) will star in The Diorama, a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone. Directed by David S. Stone, the ro…

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

News: War Horse band petition attracts thousands of supporters by Nicola Merrifield

A petition launched by the Musicians’ Union that calls on the National Theatre to reinstate the War Horse band in its West End run of the show has gained more than 6,000 signatures so far&…

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Production News: War Horse to star at BBC Proms by Ed Frankl

The National Theatre will collaborate with the BBC Proms for the first time as part of a special War Horse Prom, commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. Puppets us…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The West End does books before Broadway. by Ken Davenport

I’m jealous of the West End. They’ve got lower costs for labor, crowdfunding, and they let you eat ice cream in your seats. And they have also gotten their hands on some very pop…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Broadway Favorite Seth Numrich to Star in Fathers and Sons at London's Donmar Warehouse by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway vet Seth Numrich (War Horse) is to headline the previously announced production of Fathers and Sons at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Written by Brian Friel after the novel by Iva…

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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway reviews by Nancy Groves

John Steinbeck's classic is revived on Broadway with an all-star cast, but the critics can't agree if its leads bring huge chemistry or are simply reading from CliffsNotesOf Mice and Men may…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

News: Musicians’ Union vows to continue fight for War Horse band by Nicola Merrifield

The Musicians’ Union has claimed its fight on behalf of musicians that were made redundant from the West End production of War Horse is “far from over”. This is despite the band’s fa…

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