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KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Following its Edinburgh Fringe 2014 sell out success, the critically acclaimed Kingmaker hits The Arts Theatre in London and The Marlborough Theatre at The Brighton Fringe this Spring.  The writers of previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie - Unfinished Business have teamed with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors of power. Alan Cox is directed by Hannah Eidinow in Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's Kingmaker, the story of a fictional yet strangely familiar political figure whose bumbling bonhomie disguises a fierce determination and a heart of steel.  The subject matter of this biting satire is expected to be brought into sharp focus in the last few days of campaigning for the general election and the inevitable political frenzy that follows during the mad month of May.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GALA CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF KEVIN SPACEY Red Carpet at the Old Vic TheatrePhoto Coverage: A GALA CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF KEVIN SPACEY Red Carpet at the Old Vic Theatre
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Apr 21, 2015

On Sunday 19 April the great and good of British film, television and theatre gathered on stage at The Old Vic for a spectacular one-night-only gala celebration to honour Kevin Spacey and his time as Artistic Director of the Theatre. (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern, Julian Ovendon & More Added to Old Vic's Gala Lineup, Honoring Kevin SpaceyElizabeth McGovern, Julian Ovendon & More Added to Old Vic's Gala Lineup, Honoring Kevin Spacey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Old Vic announces further performers at A Gala Celebration in Honour of Kevin Spacey, as well as host for live screening at BFI Southbank (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...)

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...)

Hugh Bonneville Shares Details on Sixth Season of DOWNTON ABBEYHugh Bonneville Shares Details on Sixth Season of DOWNTON ABBEY
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Hugh Bonneville has confirmed that the highly anticipated sixth season of ITV's DOWNTON ABBEY will feature the tradiitonal Christmas special episode. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Middleton Visits the Set of DOWNTON ABBEY!Photo Flash: Kate Middleton Visits the Set of DOWNTON ABBEY!
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the set of the hit ITV historical drama DOWNTON ABBEY today, Thursday, March 12th. Below, check out photos shared on the official Kensington Palace Twitter page. (more...)

SPAMALOT UK Tour, Featuring Michael Palin, Coming to Edinburgh PlayhouseSPAMALOT UK Tour, Featuring Michael Palin, Coming to Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Monty Python legend, Michael Palin has beaten off stiff competition from Brian May, Professor Brian Cox, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Ball and Eric Idle to appear on screen during each performance of Spamalot at The Edinburgh Playhouse from 16 - 21 March as part of Monty Python's Spamalot UK Tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch DOWNTON ABBEY Characters Get Their 'Uptown Funk' On in New Parody Music VideoVIDEO: Watch DOWNTON ABBEY Characters Get Their 'Uptown Funk' On in New Parody Music Video
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2015

With the recent end to DOWNTON ABBEY's latest season, many fans are going through DOWNTON withdrawals as they anticipate waiting a whole year to see new episodes of the British drama. Fortunately, some DOWNTON super-fans from College Humor have a remedy. Below, check out the team's music video, 'Downton Funk,' a new parody of Mark Ronson's hit pop song 'Uptown Funk'! (more...)

England's Princess Kate Heading to DOWNTON ABBEYEngland's Princess Kate Heading to DOWNTON ABBEY
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

PEOPLE reports that Princess Kate is heading to West London's Ealing Studios' to visit the set of DOWNTON ABBEY. (more...)

Charlie Brooks to Lead BEAUTIFUL THING, Coming to Marlowe Theatre This MonthCharlie Brooks to Lead BEAUTIFUL THING, Coming to Marlowe Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Charlie Brooks, best known as Janine Butcher from EastEnders, stars in Beautiful Thing, at The Marlowe Theatre, later this month (March). (more...)

Publicist Says Maggie Smith Only Joking About DOWNTON ABBEY ExitPublicist Says Maggie Smith Only Joking About DOWNTON ABBEY Exit
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Tuesday, Milk Publicity, which represents the series, told the Associated Press that Smith's comments were meant to be taken lightheartedly (more...)

Maggie Smith to Exit DOWNTON ABBEY Following Season 6Maggie Smith to Exit DOWNTON ABBEY Following Season 6
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Variety reports that Maggie Smith, who portrays fan favorite Dowager Countess of Grantham in the historical drama, revealed that next season will be her last. (more...)

Old Vic's Gala Celebration, Honoring Kevin Spacey, to be Held in April; Sting & More to Perform!Old Vic's Gala Celebration, Honoring Kevin Spacey, to be Held in April; Sting & More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Tickets go on sale today for a spectacular one-night-only gala celebration to honour Kevin Spacey and recognise his 11 years as Artistic Director of The Old Vic. The event will take place on Sunday 19th April and will include musical performances from Annie Lennox and Sting (performing separately). A host of Spacey's theatrical friends and peers (yet to be announced) will also take to the stage to pay tribute to the actor, director and producer's extraordinary contribution to British theatre. (more...)

Hugh Bonneville Launches Campaign to Save Historic DOWNTON ABBEY BuildingHugh Bonneville Launches Campaign to Save Historic DOWNTON ABBEY Building
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Downton's Cottage Hospital has been the setting for the medical assistance of characters Isobel Crawley and Sybil Branson as well as treating soldiers after the war and a backdrop for many of the village scenes. (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, JuneJonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from 3 June - 11 July. This London season will be part of an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: SERIES 2 DVD Release Moved To February 24SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: SERIES 2 DVD Release Moved To February 24
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 3, 2015

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED now has a sequel! (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher PlummerShakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher Plummer
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 29, 2015

In the second episode of Shakespeare Uncovered II, airing at 10:00 pm on January 30th, Christopher Plummer explores Shakespeare's great tragedy, KING LEAR. It is a role he knows well, having played the doomed king in a critically acclaimed production that was directed by Sir Jonathan Miller. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)

21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2015

SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

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