FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL OF TRAVESTIES ANNOUNCED

FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL OF TRAVESTIES ANNOUNCED

16 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.” 

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE WEST END TRANSFER OF ROBERT ICKE’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF HAMLET

LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE WEST END TRANSFER OF ROBERT ICKE’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF HAMLET

15 August 2017

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke’s (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

BBC Two will broadcast this critically acclaimed stage production of William Shakespeare’s classic play, starring BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actor Andrew Scott in the title role.  

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE BROADWAY PREMIERE OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS ONE AND TWO

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE BROADWAY PREMIERE OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS ONE AND TWO

2 August 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Preview performances will begin in New York at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre in March 2018 with an official opening on Sunday, April 22, 2018. 

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S HAMLET RETURNS TO CINEMAS THIS OCTOBER

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S HAMLET RETURNS TO CINEMAS THIS OCTOBER

21 July 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which returns to cinemas around the UK on Thursday 5th October as part of National Theatre Live.

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INK TO TRANSFER TO THE DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE IN SEPTEMBER

INK TO TRANSFER TO THE DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE IN SEPTEMBER

17 July 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre are pleased to announce the West End transfer of Ink, a new play by James Graham, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins the South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins the South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award

10 July 2017

On Sunday 9th July, the winners of the 21st South Bank Sky Arts Awards were revealed at The Savoy Hotel, the only awards to focus on the arts in their entirety and celebrate the best of culture in the UK across 10 categories. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was thrilled to be announced as the winner of the Theatre Award.

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The Ferryman extends until January 2018

The Ferryman extends until January 2018

30 June 2017

Following unanimous critical acclaim and overwhelming demand for tickets, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will today extend its run at the Gielgud Theatre until 6 January 2018. 

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Sonia Friedman on Desert Island Discs

Sonia Friedman on Desert Island Discs

5 June 2017

On Sunday, Sonia Friedman featured on Kirsty Young’s insightful Radio 4 segment Desert Island Discs.

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FIRST LOOK: NEW HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD WEST END CAST CHARACTER PORTRAITS RELEASED

FIRST LOOK: NEW HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD WEST END CAST CHARACTER PORTRAITS RELEASED

22 May 2017

Ahead of the new cast’s first performance at London’s Palace Theatre on Wednesday (24 May 2017), the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release a first-look set of portraits by Charlie Gray.  

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MARK RYLANCE  TO STAR IN SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE’S PRODUCTION OF FARINELLI AND THE KING AT BROADWAY’S BELASCO THEATRE

MARK RYLANCE TO STAR IN SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE’S PRODUCTION OF FARINELLI AND THE KING AT BROADWAY’S BELASCO THEATRE

8 May 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare’s Globe and Paula Marie Black

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at the Lyric Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at the Lyric Theatre

4 May 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. As previously announced, the Lyric Theatre is currently undergoing a complete redesign and transformation in preparation for the North American premiere of the production.

The official opening will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Preview performances, casting and all further details will be announced in the coming months.

 

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THE ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING RELEASE DATE IS CONFIRMED AS FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017

THE ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING RELEASE DATE IS CONFIRMED AS FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017

12 April 2017

  • On Sunday 9 April Dreamgirls celebrated two Olivier Award wins, for Amber Riley (Best Actress in a Musical) and Adam J Bernard (Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical)
  • The Original London Cast Recording release date is confirmed as Friday 12 May 2017 - the recording is currently available to pre-order via Amazon
  • To celebrate Amber Riley’s show-stopping performance at the Olivier Awards ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’ will be made available on Friday 21 April as an early download exclusive to all who pre-order the album
  • “Listen” is confirmed to be released as a single on Friday 28 April

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Sonia Friedman Productions Wins 11 Olivier Awards in 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions Wins 11 Olivier Awards in 2017

10 April 2017

We are delighted to have won an incredible eleven awards at the 2017 Olivier Awards, including a record-breaking nine wins for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most Olivier Awards ever won by any single production.

A further two Olivier Awards were awarded to Dreamgirls, which we are extremely proud to have brought to the West End thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production.

 

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Sonia Friedman:

Sonia Friedman: "None of my success is down to luck"

5 April 2017

Sonia Friedman is up for an astonishing 31 awards at this Sunday’s Oliviers. Dominic Cavendish talks to the Queen of the West End.

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FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATED WEST END TRANSFER OF OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATED WEST END TRANSFER OF OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

3 April 2017

• Tickets from just £10

• All previews priced at £30 and under

• Over 30,000 tickets priced at £30 or under for whole run 

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Cast Announced for George Orwell's 1984

Cast Announced for George Orwell's 1984

3 April 2017

Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde & Reed Birney will lead the cast of George Orwell’s 1984 in its Broadway premiere.

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Rehearsals begin for new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

Rehearsals begin for new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

30 March 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.

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Hamlet to transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre in June

Hamlet to transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre in June

28 March 2017

Following a critically acclaimed & sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre Hamlet, starring the BAFTA & Olivier Award-winning Andrew Scott and directed by the multi award-winning director Robert Icke will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season from 9 June – 2 September 2017.

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Asmeret Ghebremichael joins the company of Dreamgirls

Asmeret Ghebremichael joins the company of Dreamgirls

23 March 2017

  • Asmeret Ghebremichael joins the company of Dreamgirls to play the role of Lorrell Robinson
  • Original London Cast Recording due for release in April. Pre-orders available now on Amazon

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf to be broadcast as part of National Theatre Live

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf to be broadcast as part of National Theatre Live

17 March 2017

  • The critically acclaimed 5 star hit production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live.
  • The live broadcast will take place on 18th May at 7.30pm
  • Tickets for the broadcast on sale beginning of April – visit local cinema website for details

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