Andrew Knot News

National Theatre's 50 YEARS ON STAGE Airs Across US Today, Feat. PRAVDA, ANGELS IN AMERICA, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

The 50th anniversary celebration 'LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE,' directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be broadcast by National Theatre Live to cinemas internationally today, November 2, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on their stages over the past five decades. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beatles Story BACKBEAT Rocks the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Feb 01, 2013

Based on the 1994 film, the Glasgow/UK stage version of Backbeat is making its US premiere at the Ahmanson with all the fire, guts and gusto that engender a genuinely moving dramatic story. This is not a musical, but a drama with music. Let's face it: the Beatles more than any other musical group in history changed our outlook ...and our entire culture. We not only listened to their music, but copied their haircuts, their dress, their attitude and came into sync with every move they made, some good, some bad. For those unfamiliar with how they got started, it was not really in Liverpool, but in a sleazy underground club in Hamburg. Germany in the early 60s. Backbeat fills in these background details, but much more than a docudrama, relates a powerful story about John, Paul, George, Pete Best - drummer before Ringo (Adam Sopp) - and more importantly Stu Sutcliffe (Nick Blood). Stu was an intimate artist friend of John. John literally forced Stu into the group in the early days and so his story rightfully commands as much attention in Backbeat as the legendary boys themselves. Stu's story is sad. He, unlike the others, got cheated of fame and glory. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at BACKBEAT at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

The U.S. premiere of 'Backbeat,' the dramatic new play with music about the birth of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in history, the Beatles, opened last night, January 30, 2013, and continues through March 1, 2013. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening curtain call and celebration below! (more...)

BACKBEAT Begins Previews at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

Previews begin today, January 20, for the U.S. premiere of 'Backbeat,' the dramatic new play with music about the birth of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in history, the Beatles. 'Backbeat' begins performances today, January 20 and continues through March 1, 2013. The opening is set for January 30. (more...)

BACKBEAT to Begin Previews at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre This Sunday, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Previews begin this Sunday, January 20, for the U.S. premiere of 'Backbeat,' the dramatic new play with music about the birth of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in history, the Beatles. 'Backbeat' begins performances January 20 and continues through March 1, 2013. The opening is set for January 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Blood, Andrew Knott and More in US Premiere of BACKBEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The cast is set for the U.S. premiere of 'Backbeat,' the dramatic new play with music about the birth of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in history, the Beatles. 'Backbeat' will have its U.S. premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, with previews beginning January 20 and performances continuing through March 1, 2013. The opening is set for January 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look below. (more...)

Nick Blood, Leanne Best to Lead Cast of BACKBEAT at Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2013

The cast is set for the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," the dramatic new play with music about the birth of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in history, the Beatles. "Backbeat" will have its U.S. premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, with previews beginning January 20 and performances continuing through March 1, 2013. The opening is set for January 30. (more...)

Eva Pope to Star in Crucible's A TASTE OF HONEY; Philip McGinley to Star in Studio's STRAIGHT - Full Casts Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast for the forthcoming productions of Shelagh Delaney's seminal work A Taste of Honey in the Crucible Theatre and the world premiere of DC Moore's Straight in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A TASTE OF HONEY, Crucible, Sheffield, 29 Oct 2012
by Ruth Deller - Oct 30, 2012

A new revival of Shelagh Delaney's classic opens in Sheffield. (more...)

Eva Pope Stars in Crucible's A TASTE OF HONEY, Now thru Nov 17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans previously announced the full cast for Shelagh Delaney's seminal work A Taste of Honey in the Crucible Theatre. (more...)

Eva Pope to Star in Crucible's A TASTE OF HONEY; Philip McGinley to Star in Studio's STRAIGHT - Full Casts Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast for the forthcoming productions of Shelagh Delaney's seminal work A Taste of Honey in the Crucible Theatre and the world premiere of DC Moore's Straight in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: E Street Band Visits BACKBEAT at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2012

E Street Band members Garry Tallent, Steven Van Zandt and Max Weinberg, in Toronto after performing with Bruce Springsteen at the Rogers Centre, took in the Saturday, August 25 evening performance of the smash hit musical drama, BACKBEAT, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Toronto's BACKBEAT!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

David Mirvish will present the North American premiere of the gritty, powerful rock 'n' roll drama BACKBEAT: The Birth of the Beatles, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre Theatre for a strictly limited engagement July 21 until September 2, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the show below! (more...)

History Boys' Bennett & Hytner on 'Charlie Rose,' May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2006

Author Alan Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner will be interviewed tonight, Tuesday May 9, about their collaboration on The History Boys on 'The Charlie Rose Show,' which airs locally on WNET Channel 13 from 11:00 PM - midnight (more...)