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BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, InterviewsBWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews
by Matt Tamanini - May 30, 2016

In the new, epic book 'Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre,' photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab take audiences behind the scenes of 60 of London's best shows in 2015, and uniquely and elegantly capture the electricity that makes live theatre so special. (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select TheatersNT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Toby Jones to Join Cast of PBS's SHERLOCK Season FourToby Jones to Join Cast of PBS's SHERLOCK Season Four
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Actor Toby Jones will join Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the fourth season of SHERLOCK on 'MASTERPIECE' on PBS. (more...)

Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer Antonio R. Marion announced today that Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans will direct the Broadway-Bound epic new original stage play, Sherlock Holmes, by British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. The project was originally announced in late 2014. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic LineSTAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below! (more...)

Prince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This WeekendPrince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 April 2016 the Royal Shakespeare Company will mark Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with a very special event -- SHAKESPEARE LIVE! (more...)

BWW Interview: Fort Worth's JFK, the World of Contemporary Opera and American Lyric Theater's Lawrence EdelsonBWW Interview: Fort Worth's JFK, the World of Contemporary Opera and American Lyric Theater's Lawrence Edelson
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 15, 2016

The premiere of JFK in Fort Worth on April 23 is a big step forward for composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek--who made a splash in contemporary opera circles with their post-apocalyptic DOG DAYS--as their first 'grand' opera. It's also a major leap for American Lyric Theater (ALT), and its founder and artistic director, Lawrence Edelson, which co-commissioned the work with the Fort Worth Opera. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON's Trey Parker to Lend Voice for 'Despicable Me 3'; Cumberbatch to Voice THE GRINCHBOOK OF MORMON's Trey Parker to Lend Voice for 'Despicable Me 3'; Cumberbatch to Voice THE GRINCH
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, who took home the Tony Award for the Broadway hit musical BOOK OF MORMON, will lend his voice to 'Despicible Me 3' (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring THE AUDIENCE, WAR HORSE & More Back to Cinemas as Part of Encore SeriesNational Theatre Live to Bring THE AUDIENCE, WAR HORSE & More Back to Cinemas as Part of Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced that a selection of their most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. These broadcasts will feature Tony Award winner & host of 'The Late Late Show' James Corden, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Elementary' star Jonny Lee Miller, Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren and more! New 'live' events will be announced soon for the fall 2016 season. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE!VIDEO: First Look - Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to debut the first teaser trailer for his upcoming action film Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE. (more...)

VIDEO: Stars of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'!VIDEO: Stars of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'!
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

In celebration of the highly anticipated film CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' welcomed the stars of the film, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Rudd for a blockbuster appearance. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of April 11, 2016Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of April 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC on Monday, April 11, 2016! (more...)

ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to Host 'Super Hero' Week of ShowsABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to Host 'Super Hero' Week of Shows
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

In celebration of the highly anticipated film “Captain America: Civil War,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will welcome the stars of the film, as well as their Marvel friends, for an action-packed week of shows. (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and MissesOlivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (more...)

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