Benedict Cumberbatch News

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: [title of show]'s Bowie, Rourke, Fitzgerald, Medoff & KirbyFRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: [title of show]'s Bowie, Rourke, Fitzgerald, Medoff & Kirby
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

With tech week taking up virtually every moment of their lives this week, the talented foursome - and their equally impressive co-director - found time to answer our Friday 5 (+1) questions to offer some insight into what makes them tick, what the creative process is like for each of them and to explain why you should come see their show. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the GeffenDOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will make his U.S. stage debut opposite Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) in the Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne's 2015 Broadway sensation. The Geffen's production is directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Guards at the Taj) and marks Goodwin's Los Angeles stage debut. (more...)

Netflix Drama THE CROWN Tops 2017 BAFTA Television Awards; Full ListNetflix Drama THE CROWN Tops 2017 BAFTA Television Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

This morning, nominations for the BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS were announced. The honors are considered the equivalent of the Emmy Awards in the U.S. Topping the list was Netflix's THE CROWN. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in DallasTickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for An Evening with Neil Gaiman will go on sale Monday, (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin announced today that Tony® Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony® Award winner Reed Birney will lead the cast of the Broadway Premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.  The trio, who will portray the novel's classic characters Winston Smith, Julia and O'Brien, respectively, will be joined by Wayne Duvall (Parsons), Carl Hendrick Louis (Martin), Nick Mills (Syme), Michael Potts (Charrington), and Cara Seymour (Mrs. Parsons).  (more...)

Queen's Theatre to Stage Intimate Essex Version of EDUCATING RITAQueen's Theatre to Stage Intimate Essex Version of EDUCATING RITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is set to stage a refreshing take of Willy Russell's classic comedy Educating Rita, with Rita being portrayed as an 'Essex girl', instead of being Liverpudlian. It runs at the theatre from 22 April - 13 May. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This SpringImelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

National Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This SummerNational Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Love, temptation and fear will captivate moviegoers as Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live partner to bring the best of the stage to U.S. cinemas with 'NT LIVE: Obsession' on May 11 and 'NT LIVE: Angels in America' on July 20 and 27, all captured live each day. (more...)

World Premiere: Modern Love and Marriage with a Twist in THE SIEGEL by Michael MitnickWorld Premiere: Modern Love and Marriage with a Twist in THE SIEGEL by Michael Mitnick
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

South Coast Repertory will produce the world premiere of The Siegel by Michael Mitnick (March 24-April 23, Segerstrom Stage). The cast is led by Ben Feldman and Mamie Gummer and features Amy Aquino, Matthew Arkin, Devon Sorvari andDominique Worsley. The Siegel, directed by Casey Stangl, is part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival, the theatre's annual new-play showcase. Tickets are available at www.scr.org. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star and Produce New Showtime Limited Series MELROSEBenedict Cumberbatch to Star and Produce New Showtime Limited Series MELROSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Today, Showtime Networks announced the pickup of the five-part limited series MELROSE, starring and executive produced by Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This SpringNational Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Global Animated Musical Hit SING Arrives on Digital HD & Special Edition Versions this MarchGlobal Animated Musical Hit SING Arrives on Digital HD & Special Edition Versions this March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are excited to announce that the global animated musical hit, SING arrives on Digital HD on March 3, 2017 and on Special Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 21, 2017. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February SeriesChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces a special music panel event "Composing Music in the 21st Century: Music Panel Discussion: How modern composers navigate the ever-changing economy of music." (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Leo Bill on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Young VicBWW Interview: Actor Leo Bill on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - Feb 2, 2017

Leo Bill's work includes Laura Wade's Posh, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the National, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Hamlet at the Barbican, and, on screen, Mike Leigh's Vera Drake and TV series Taboo. He's currently playing Bottom in Joe Hill-Gibbins's dark production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which begins previews at the Young Vic on 11 February. (more...)

Marvel Studios Begins Production on BLACK PANTHER, Starring Chadwick BosemanMarvel Studios Begins Production on BLACK PANTHER, Starring Chadwick Boseman
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on BLACK PANTHER, starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong'o (more...)

Music Director Dirk Brosse To Extend Commitment To Chamber Orchestra Of PhiladelphiaMusic Director Dirk Brosse To Extend Commitment To Chamber Orchestra Of Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces Music Director Dirk Brosse has renewed his commitment as Music Director through the 2021-2022 season. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera HouseBWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York. (more...)

Tom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award NomineesTom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

BAFTA has unveiled this year's selection of its EE Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by upcoming actors, and is the only award voted for solely by the public. (more...)

NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CARSON DALY Hits Seven-Year High in Key DemoNBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CARSON DALY Hits Seven-Year High in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

NBC'S 'NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CARSON DALY' has hit a seven-year high in adults 18-49 in the local people meters, with a +22% jump versus last year, (more...)

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