Ian McKellen News

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield TheatresCast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

Josh Gad Celebrates BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Reaching 10th Highest Grossing Film of All TimeJosh Gad Celebrates BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Reaching 10th Highest Grossing Film of All Time
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST took box offices around the world by storm as it shot to number one and quickly became the highest grossing movie musical ever made. Now the film has the distinguished honor of being among the 10 highest grossing films of all time. Other films on the list include Frozen, Titanic, and Jurassic World. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld caught the last of the red carpet arrivals and even got a sneak peek inside the ceremony in the Broadway Ballroom and the Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld is bringing you even more snapshots from the event, check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to capture the arrivals, check out the photos below! (more...)

The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton AwardsThe 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles on May 15 by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), at the 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive Crystal Nymph Award at Monte Carlo TV FestivalTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive Crystal Nymph Award at Monte Carlo TV Festival
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Academy, Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Helen Mirren will receive this year's prestigious Crystal Nymph Award at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival (more...)

Chelsea Walker Wins 2017 RTST Director AwardChelsea Walker Wins 2017 RTST Director Award
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) are delighted to announce that Chelsea Walker has been awarded the 2017 RTST Director Award, with Tinuke Craig as runner-up. (more...)

Almeida Theatre's FIGURES OF SPEECH to Feature Sir Ian McKellen, Lucian Msamati, and Fiona ShawAlmeida Theatre's FIGURES OF SPEECH to Feature Sir Ian McKellen, Lucian Msamati, and Fiona Shaw
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Today, Almeida Theatre has launched its major new digital film project for 2017, bringing brings together artists to take risks and interrogate the present, dig up the past and imagine the future. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next SpringHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

Goodman to Offer Free NOURISH Workshops for Community Leaders, ActivistsGoodman to Offer Free NOURISH Workshops for Community Leaders, Activists
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

This summer, Goodman Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) present four one-day capacity building workshops focused on creative change tactics for members of Chicago's communities. These sessions are part of NOURISH-a multi-year initiative between the Goodman and CPCP to develop a greater capacity for arts-based community-led transformation-led by Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor (Goodman Theatre) and Michael Rohd (Founding Artist/Director of CPCP/Sojourn Theatre). (more...)

Guest Blog: Opera Holland Park's James Clutton On Winning A BroadwayWorld AwardGuest Blog: Opera Holland Park's James Clutton On Winning A BroadwayWorld Award
by Guest Blog: James Clutton - Apr 29, 2017

It's the first day of production rehearsals for the Opera Holland Park 2017 season. Following months of preparation, from countless meetings and costume fittings to music rehearsals and props buying, today is the day everyone - the conductor, director, designer, principal singers, chorus, lighting designer, stage management, wardrobe and costume staff and technical staff - all start work full time. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Emma Watson Shares 'I Would Love to Do a Sequel!'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Emma Watson Shares 'I Would Love to Do a Sequel!'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On the red carpet at the New York City premiere of her new film THE CIRCLE this week, Emma Watson spoke with Access Hollywood about the mega-success of Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and says she would even be up for a sequel! (more...)

MIRAMAX' Appoints Entertainment Veteran Bill Block As Chief Executive OfficerMIRAMAX' Appoints Entertainment Veteran Bill Block As Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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VIDEO: Cobie Smulders Talks 'High Brow' British Accent in Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTERVIDEO: Cobie Smulders Talks 'High Brow' British Accent in Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Cobie Smulders stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to talk about making her Broadway debut and speaking a fake British accent in Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) will announce the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award later this morning, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This WeekSo Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League AwardsAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced today that Broadway husband-and-wife royalty -- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) -- will host the upcoming 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins Faculty at USC School of Dramatic ArtsPRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins Faculty at USC School of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton will be joining the faculty of the USC School of Dramatic Arts as professor and master artist, beginning in fall 2017. Burton, who is currently starring with Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's backstage comedy, Present Laughter, is recognized as one of the industry's most versatile actresses. (more...)

VIDEO: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Now Highest-Grossing Live-Action Movie Musical Ever; Crosses $1 Billion MarkVIDEO: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Now Highest-Grossing Live-Action Movie Musical Ever; Crosses $1 Billion Mark
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fans around the world pushed Disney's live-action adaptation past the $1 billion mark at the global box office, making it 2017's highest-grossing film worldwide to date, the highest grossing live-action movie musical of all time and a global phenomenon. (more...)

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