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THE FRIDAY FIVE: Adkins, Campbell and Pitt from THE PHILADELPHIA STORYTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Adkins, Campbell and Pitt from THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week the spotlight shines on Maggie Pitt, Jaymes Campbell and Susan Adkins - The Philadelphis Story's Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven and the director of Lakewood Theatre's production opening in Old Hickory this weekend. (more...)

Tessa Ross to Step Down as Chief Executive After Two Weeks With the National TheatreTessa Ross to Step Down as Chief Executive After Two Weeks With the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Tessa Ross announces today that she is to step down as Chief Executive of the National Theatre, but will remain working with the National as a consultant. Rufus Norris will continue to lead the NT as Director, with Lisa Burger as Executive Director. (more...)

TIPPING THE VELVET, CINDERELLA and More Set for the Lyric Hammersmith from Sept 2015TIPPING THE VELVET, CINDERELLA and More Set for the Lyric Hammersmith from Sept 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces its programme from September 2015. Laura Wade and Lyndsey Turner reunite after the success of Posh, to bring a new adaptation of Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet to the Lyric's main stage in September. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Among Nominees for 2015 BAFTA TV AWARDS; Full List!Benedict Cumberbatch Among Nominees for 2015 BAFTA TV AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Yesterday, the nominations for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards were announced at a press conference hosted by television stars Freddie Fox and Amanda Abbington. (more...)

VIDEO: Can Shoppers Resist the Lure of a Life-Sized Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch?VIDEO: Can Shoppers Resist the Lure of a Life-Sized Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch?
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Below, find out if the lure of a chocolate Cumberbatch was too much for shoppers to resist! (more...)

Leo Bill, Sian Brooke, Jim Norton & More to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in West End HAMLETLeo Bill, Sian Brooke, Jim Norton & More to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in West End HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

Joining Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production ofWilliam Shakespeare's Hamlet, are Leo Bill as Horatio, Sian Brooke as Ophelia,Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Ciaran Hinds as Claudius, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith asLaertes and Jim Norton as Polonius. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: UNDERLAND begins off-Broadway, Billy Porter brings soul to PBS tonight, Lena Hall plays her final show in HEDWIG, and Easter is upon us! (more...)

Ciaran Hinds Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET at the Barbican This AutumnCiaran Hinds Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET at the Barbican This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Ciaran Hinds will play 'Claudius' in Sonia Friedman Productions' upcoming staging of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role at the Barbican Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Can You Resist a Life-Sized Chocolate Statue of Benedict Cumberbatch?VIDEO: Can You Resist a Life-Sized Chocolate Statue of Benedict Cumberbatch?
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

UKTV has commissioned a life-size chocolate statue of 'Sherlock' star, Benedict Cumberbatch, as part of their promotion for the new on demand channel. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2015

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: IT'S ONLY A PLAY gains two 'new' cast members, the PIPPIN tour gets a new 'Berthe', Sutton Foster leads TV Land's new series YOUNGER and more! (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Fathom Events, in partnership with National Theatre Live and BY Experience, are pleased to present 'NT Live: Hamlet' on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of William Shakespeare's great tragedy directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Captured live earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London's Barbican Theatre to select U.S. cinemas. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders AwardDOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award to Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, one of the most acclaimed, widely watched and best reviewed television series in the history of the medium. (more...)

Joe Armstrong to Join Louise Brealey in CONSTELLATIONS UK TourJoe Armstrong to Join Louise Brealey in CONSTELLATIONS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Joe Armstrong will join Louise Brealey in the Royal Court's UK tour of Nick Payne's award-winning Constellations. (more...)

Steven Moffat Calls Next SHERLOCK Season an 'Emotional Upheaval'Steven Moffat Calls Next SHERLOCK Season an 'Emotional Upheaval'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

In an uncharacteristic moment, Steven Moffat has opened up about SHERLOCK Season 4. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Read Original Poem at Reinterment Service of King Richard IIIBenedict Cumberbatch to Read Original Poem at Reinterment Service of King Richard III
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Oscar nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is believed to be a distant relative of the royal, will read a specially-written poem for the event. (more...)

Ware Center and Winter Center Present Newstead Trio, SHREK The Musical, Festival of Voices, and FRANKENSTEIN This WeekWare Center and Winter Center Present Newstead Trio, SHREK The Musical, Festival of Voices, and FRANKENSTEIN This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

The Ware Center and The Winter Center present a variety of performances this week. Check out the full list below! (more...)

Filming Underway on Warner Bros THE JUNGLE BOOK, Starring Cate Blanchett & Benedict CumberbatchFilming Underway on Warner Bros THE JUNGLE BOOK, Starring Cate Blanchett & Benedict Cumberbatch
by Movies News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSERPhoto: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?Starz, in partnership with the BBC, today announced that production has officially begun on the movie for television 'The Dresser,' an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). The production will film in and around London. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at the Carrollwood PlayersBWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Mar 3, 2015

A great set and some strong performances can't save a mundane script and some serious pacing issues. (more...)

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