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Dakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayDakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks InWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks In
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 18, 2014

Today's spotlight falls upon Chambers Stevens, who defines the word "multi-hyphenate." (Seriously, look in a dictionary-they still make dictionaries, don't they?-and you'll find his headshot next to the word.) He is an actor-director-playwright-acting coach-producer-consultant-husband-and-father. And in 2012, he was recognized as a First Night Honoree for the role he has played in the development of theater in Tennessee. (more...)

George Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This SpringGeorge Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Next year's eagerly awaited 'Backstage at the Geffen' will honor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas with the Distinction in Service Award and Sir Elton John and David Furnish with the Distinction in Theater Award at the 13th annual fundraiser, slated for Sunday, March 22, 2015. The irreverent evening of laughter, music and stories featuring personal 'backstage' memories and songs by a cavalcade of stars precedes the award ceremony in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and will be produced by Vice Chair of the Board, Gil Cates, Jr. David Geffen is Honorary Chair. The event also launches the 20th anniversary of the founding of the not-for-profit theater. (more...)

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MOVIES is Now AvailableWHAT I LOVE ABOUT MOVIES is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ever wonder what Hollywood's biggest stars actually think about their chosen career? It's a topic that, for nearly a decade, film magazine Little White Lies has explored with a simple question to its A-List subjects: What do you love about movies? The answers have been entertaining, profound, personal, ridiculous, revealing and unexpected, but always unique. And now, the magazine's award-winning editorial and design team has published the most interesting and candid responses into a new book, What I Love About Movies, the ultimate holiday gift for any movie lover. (more...)

Steve Carell to HOnored with SBIFF's Outstanding Performer of the Year AwardSteve Carell to HOnored with SBIFF's Outstanding Performer of the Year Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, is proud to present the 2015 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award to Steve Carell on Friday, February 6, 2015. (more...)

THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays. (more...)

Broadway Well Represented Among This Year's GOLDEN GLOBE Nominations!Broadway Well Represented Among This Year's GOLDEN GLOBE Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton announced the nominees of the 72nd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS this morning, Thursday, Dec. 11th. The announcement was broadcast on NBC's TODAY, beginning at 5:38 a.m. PST. (more...)

Awards 2014 - Two Days To Go! A Look Back At Past WinnersAwards 2014 - Two Days To Go! A Look Back At Past Winners
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 25, 2014

The 2014 BWW:UK Award winners will be announced on Thursday - so we thought it's about time we looked back at the previous years! (more...)

Judith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayJudith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dylan Baker and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, will join the Broadway company in the roles of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. (more...)

Netflix Orders New Drama THE CROWN Based on Peter Morgan's 'The Audience'Netflix Orders New Drama THE CROWN Based on Peter Morgan's 'The Audience'
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Netflix has put in an initial order for the new drama series THE CROWN, based on writer Peter Morgan's play 'The Audience,' (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to be Honored at 17th BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDSBenedict Cumberbatch to be Honored at 17th BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch will receive The Variety Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE Producers Pass Up $400K to Keep the SchoenfeldTHE AUDIENCE Producers Pass Up $400K to Keep the Schoenfeld
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Word is the producers of THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, wanted to keep their spring slot at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theater so badly they were willing to pass up $400,000. (more...)

ARC Picks Up U.S. Rights to Scott Glenn Starrer THE BARBERARC Picks Up U.S. Rights to Scott Glenn Starrer THE BARBER
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

It was announced today that ARC Entertainment has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment's thriller “The Barber” (formerly known as “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”) in a deal worth mid-six figures. (more...)

The Hollywood Reporter 2014 Women In Entertainment Breakfast to Honor Shonda RhimesThe Hollywood Reporter 2014 Women In Entertainment Breakfast to Honor Shonda Rhimes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Shonda Rhimes will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the 2014 annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast. (more...)

Seline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN CastSeline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Seline Hizli completes the cast for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown joining the previously announced Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley and Willemijn Verkaik. Additional cast includes Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Rebecca McKinnis, Sarah Moyle, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Premiere in London, April 21THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Premiere in London, April 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. Tickets are released for sale today (31 October 2014). The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Further casting to be announced. (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas to Lead THE AUDIENCE in London This Spring; Re-Imagined Production to Feature Tony Blair and More!Kristin Scott Thomas to Lead THE AUDIENCE in London This Spring; Re-Imagined Production to Feature Tony Blair and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Helen Mirren is traveling across the pond for The Audience on Broadway this season, and now London has announced her replacement. (more...)

Frances Fisher Coming to Serenbe Playhouse, 11/15Frances Fisher Coming to Serenbe Playhouse, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

No rehearsal. No director. No set. Out Of Hand Theatre's daring new piece from playwright Nassim Soleimanpour redefines the standard theatrical experience. Each night the sealed script is opened and performed for the first time by a new actor or actress. Serenbe Playhouse is honored to have legendary film and television actress Frances Fisher bring this incredible piece to life. On Saturday, November 15th, Frances Fisher will return to the stage for one night only in a performance that is guaranteed to leave you speechless. (more...)

Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in Spielberg's Adaptation of Roald Dahl's THE BFGTony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in Spielberg's Adaptation of Roald Dahl's THE BFG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

DreamWorks Studios announced today that three-time Tony Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance has been cast as the title character in "The BFG." (more...)

National Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas TodayNational Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

National Theatre Live's sixth season continues with the highly-anticipated international broadcast of Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in the critically acclaimed West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, tonight, October 23, 2014. (more...)

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