Ben Whishaw News

2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards Update - Amanda Spellman, Ben Whishaw in Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards Update - Amanda Spellman, Ben Whishaw in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Exhibits Portraits to Mark 50th Anniversary of Gay RightsNational Portrait Gallery Exhibits Portraits to Mark 50th Anniversary of Gay Rights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A display of photographic portraits to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967 opens at the National Portrait Gallery this Friday 25 November. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Covers THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl'VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Covers THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl'
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

In a new interview with USA Today, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals his love of the Disney film THE LITTLE MERMAID with his own rendition of 'Kiss the Girl.' (more...)

BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?  Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINEBWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Actress Ophelia Lovibond has done a range of screen roles, from beleaguered Izzy in W1A to Elementary, Guardians of the Galaxy and new Sky 1 series Hooten & The Lady. Now, she's making her West End debut, playing 17th-century actress Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine opposite Dominic Cooper as the infamous Earl of Rochester. (more...)

Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer to Portray 'Banks' Siblings in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSBen Whishaw, Emily Mortimer to Portray 'Banks' Siblings in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Movies News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Variety reports that Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw have signed on to the cast of Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS. The actors will join previously announced cast members Emily Blunt, Meryl Street and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the film. (more...)

FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative TeamFROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume DesignerBreaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's CrossDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from tonight 23rd September. (more...)

Joan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's CrossJoan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from 23rd September. (more...)

Mayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare TrilogyMayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Today ambassadors, including The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and actors Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw, help the Donmar Warehouse celebrate the release of the first batch of YOUNG+FREE tickets, available to those aged 25 and under, for the all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Alan Menken to Co-Write Music for Live Action LITTLE MERMAID for DisneyLin-Manuel Miranda & Alan Menken to Co-Write Music for Live Action LITTLE MERMAID for Disney
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 16, 2016

Multi-Tony Award winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda will team with multi-Oscar winning composer Alan Menken for Disney's live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/16/2016 - GROUNDHOG DAY, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/16/2016 - GROUNDHOG DAY, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 16, 2016

Today's big news: The new GROUNDHOG DAY musical opens tonight in London, and company of Broadway's THE CHERRY ORCHARD meets the press, so stay tuned for photos! (more...)

THE CRUCIBLE's Ben Whishaw to Sign on for MARY POPPINS RETURNS?THE CRUCIBLE's Ben Whishaw to Sign on for MARY POPPINS RETURNS?
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just off a run in THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway, Ben Whishaw, also well known for his role as 'Q' in the new James Bond films, is in talks to join Disney's upcoming sequel to the beloved 1964 film, MARY POPPINS RETURNS. (more...)

AUDIO: Ciaran Hinds Talks about THE CRUCIBLE's 21st Century RelevanceAUDIO: Ciaran Hinds Talks about THE CRUCIBLE's 21st Century Relevance
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

The Irish actor plays an opportunistic judge in Arthur Miller's classic about the Salem witch trials. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOBSTER is a Quirky, Surreal SatireBWW Review: THE LOBSTER is a Quirky, Surreal Satire
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 12, 2016

The premise of THE LOBSTER is mesmerizing: In a society where relationships are valued over all else, the unpartnered have forty-five days to find a new mate or they will be transformed into an animal of their choice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Earlier this week, The Theatre World Awards celebrated this year's Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance honorees. Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony was produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors.  (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

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