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Broadway AM Report, 4/27/2016 - 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/27/2016 - 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 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: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Jessica Lange, opens on Broadway, plus ANYTHING GOES bows at Goodspeed and Helen Mirren chats Shakespeare at the NYPL! (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...)

IFC Shares Details on Season Two of Acclaimed Comedy SeriesDOCUMENTARY NOW!IFC Shares Details on Season Two of Acclaimed Comedy SeriesDOCUMENTARY NOW!
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

At IFC's press upfront event, Seth Meyers shared new details on season two of DOCUMENTARY NOW! (more...)

National Youth Theatre Announces 60th Season - West End Premieres, Regional Tour and MoreNational Youth Theatre Announces 60th Season - West End Premieres, Regional Tour and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced a new season of work for the company in celebration of their 60th anniversary year. Founded in 1956 the NYT is the pioneering force for youth theatre around the world and is recognised as the leading provider of free alternatives to formal theatre training, with alumni including Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE and Sir Daniel Day Lewis. Since being founded the world's leading youth arts charity has nurtured the talent of over 100,000 young people.   (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...)

Helen Mirren to Talk Shakespeare's Legacy at LIVE from the NYPLHelen Mirren to Talk Shakespeare's Legacy at LIVE from the NYPL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Going back to her start with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the career of acclaimed actress Helen Mirren has been punctuated by the works of William Shakespeare. Now, to help mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mirren comes to LIVE from the NYPL to reflect on the legacy of the prolific playwright. (more...)

An Evening of Sit Down With BILLY CRYSTAL Hosted by Andrew DentonAn Evening of Sit Down With BILLY CRYSTAL Hosted by Andrew Denton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Following the triumphant success of 700 Sundays in Australia Billy Crystal returns for An Evening of Sit Down With Billy Crystal! (more...)

Ian McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir AdvanceIan McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir Advance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

According to reports, Oscar-nominated actor, Ian McKellen, has backed out of a book deal with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton, which was worth approximately $1.4 million.   (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARDDiane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Lovely Ladies of CALENDAR GIRLS at Omaha Community PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Lovely Ladies of CALENDAR GIRLS at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

CALENDAR GIRLS, running April 15 - May 8, 2016, directed by Susan Baer Collins, in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse, is a bare-all play featuring sisterhood and side-splitting laughs. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Helen Mirren & Kelli O'Hara to Host Stuttering Association For The Young's 14th Annual Benefit GalaHelen Mirren & Kelli O'Hara to Host Stuttering Association For The Young's 14th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young will host its 14th Annual Benefit Gala, on Monday, May 2, 2016, to celebrate the courage and achievements of more than 70 million people who stutter, including 5% of all children. SAY Founder Taro Alexander said 'Our Annual Benefit Gala reminds us all that every voice matters. Not some. Not most. But every voice.' (more...)

Maggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the ArtsMaggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Smith was presented with the Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts at a private lunch held at the National Liberal Club in London on March 31, receiving an engraved crystal rose bowl. The event hosted byJeffery Taylor, president of the Critics' Circle and Mark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.  (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor QueensBWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS). Now he's working his mojo on no less than Elisabetta (Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England), in the new production of Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Met, premiering March 24. (more...)

Rare Publicity Photos of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg in Racy '68 Film, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMRare Publicity Photos of Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg in Racy '68 Film, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - Mar 21, 2016

David Farrell's rarely seen publicity photos are part of 'Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy' at Compton Verney. (more...)

VIDEO: Dame Helen Mirren Talks Life, Love and Her Tattoo on TODAYVIDEO: Dame Helen Mirren Talks Life, Love and Her Tattoo on TODAY
by - Mar 15, 2016

The actress sat down with TODAY's Hoda Kotb to chat about the movie and what it meant to fall in love at age 38, and reveals what the tattoo on her hand signifies. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Helen Mirren's On-Air Surprise Kiss Leaves Stephen Colbert SpeechlessVIDEO: Helen Mirren's On-Air Surprise Kiss Leaves Stephen Colbert Speechless
by - Mar 10, 2016

On Tuesday night's LATE SHOW, guest Helen Mirren kicked her interview off with some fireworks and a surprise kiss which left Stephen speechless. (more...)

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Playing Newest Role Written for a ManVIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Playing Newest Role Written for a Man
by - Mar 10, 2016

The actress stopped by this week's TODAY to explain why she played the role “as written,” but that her being a woman brought the moral issues raised by the film into deeper focus. (more...)

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Leaves Stephen Speechless on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Helen Mirren Leaves Stephen Speechless on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Helen Mirren kicks her interview off with some fireworks on LATE SHOW. (more...)

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