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NT Live's FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch Returning to Theaters in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Due to unprecedented audience demand, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced special encore screenings of The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed Olivier Award winning production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley's novel. The production stars Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, in select cinemas worldwide on October 27 & 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, September 12. Dates vary at venues internationally and further screenings will follow. (more...)

James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

Photo Flash: Terry Gilliam's BENVENUTO CELLINI Opens at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

One of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2014, Terry Gilliam's production of Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera opened at the London Coliseum last night. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts Sam Mendes-Helmed KING LEAR with Simon Russell Beale in Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale's performance in the title role of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE broadcasts the production live from the National's Olivier Theatre today, May 1, 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Revival
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 10, 2014

Nominees are Ghosts (Almeida/Trafalgar Studios), Othello (National Theatre), Private Lives (Gielgud Theatre) and The Amen Corner (National Theatre). (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Actor
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 08, 2014

Nominees are Jude Law (Henry V, Noel Coward Theatre), Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse), Rory Kinnear (Iago in Othello, National Theatre) and Henry Goodman (Arturo Ui in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Duchess Theatre). (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast MEDEA, Starring Helen McCrory, Sept 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Euripides' Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role. The production will be broadcast live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday September 4 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heads to U.S. Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country tonight, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, 'War Horse' takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France during World War I. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country today, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE Now Available To View In Full
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 16, 2014

The spectacularly starry live celebration marking the 50th anniversary of acclaimed UK theatrical venue the National Theatre titled 50 YEARS ON STAGE is now available to view in full. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Great Performances Features National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage will air on Great Performances, tonight, February 14 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

West End Ticket Sales Hit New High in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Society of London Theatre's 2013 Box Office figures, published today (29 January 2014), show record ticket revenue and attendances. Overall attendances increased 4% to 14,587,276 and gross sales of 585,506,455 were up 11% compared to 2012, generating VAT receipts for the Treasury of 97,584,409. (more...)

National Theatre's 50 YEARS ON STAGE 2-Disc DVD Now Available To Order
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2014

A new 2-disc region-free DVD edition of the spectacular live celebration marking the 50th anniversary of acclaimed UK theatrical venue the National Theatre titled 50 YEARS ON STAGE is now available to order. (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heading to U.S. Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, Feb. 27 (more...)

National Theatre Live zeigt zum Jahresbeginn Encore-Veranstaltungen
by Iris Moebius - Jan 15, 2014

Das National Theatre London feiert derzeit seinen 50. Geburtstag und zeigt zum Beginn des neuen Jahres einige Produktionen von National Theatre Live als Encore noch einmal (more...)

THIRTEEN's Great Performances to Feature National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage will air on Great Performances, Friday, February 14 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE, with Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes & More, to Air 2/14 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a starry cast of theatrical legends to applaud the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative wellspring's of international theater: from premieres of plays by Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, Harold Pinter, Alan Bennett and David Hare, to outstanding revivals of classic plays and musicals. (more...)

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