Benedict Cumberbatch News

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...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES on PBS, 12/25Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES on PBS, 12/25
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, the lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, concludes on Sunday, December 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS with Benedict Cumberbatch in Richard III. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek -  RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Will Screen on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES This FridaySTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Will Screen on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art to Bring Workshop to Santa FeLondon Academy of Music & Dramatic Art to Bring Workshop to Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center hosts a two-week Shakespeare acting workshop led by faculty of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). (more...)

SHERLOCK: THE FINAL PROBLEM, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Coming to U.S. Theaters This JanuarySHERLOCK: THE FINAL PROBLEM, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Coming to U.S. Theaters This January
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events present SHERLOCK: THE FINAL PROBLEM in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only starting on Monday, January 16, 2017 and on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 both at 7:00 p.m. local time. (more...)

LA LA LAND, PEOPLE VS OJ Among Top Winners at CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS; Full ListLA LA LAND, PEOPLE VS OJ Among Top Winners at CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS live on A&E last night, December 11th. (more...)

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