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Jeremy Renner to Narrate History's THE WORLD WARS
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Two-time Oscar Nominee Jeremy Renner (THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN) will narrate the three-night event series, THE WORLD WARS, premiering Memorial Day, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT on HISTORY. (more...)

History to Premiere New 6-Hour Special THE WORLD WARS this May
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

HISTORY will premiere the six-hour special event series, THE WORLD WARS, on three consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT, continuing Tuesday, May 27 at 9PM ET/PT and concluding Wednesday, May 28 at 9PM ET/PT. Later this summer, the three-part series will also premiere on H2 and in more than 160 countries across the globe. (more...)

History to Premiere THE WORLD WARS on Memorial Day
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

HISTORY will premiere the six-hour special event series, THE WORLD WARS, on three consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT (more...)

HISTORY Announces WORLD WARS Six-Part Global Event Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

HISTORY & H2 are in post-production on a six-hour special event series, WORLD WARS from Stephen David Entertainment (THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA) (more...)

Town Hall Theater to Present Encore Screenings of THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Local audiences screened the live National Theatre broadcast of THE AUDIENCE at Town Hall Theater in June to packed houses and rave reviews. Helen Mirren is simply stunning in this funny and revealing play about Britain's current monarch. "You come away with a new understanding of the strength of this remarkable woman and the sacrifices she has made serving her country," says THT Executive Director Doug Anderson. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The Audience, which just began performances in the West End starring Helen Mirren, will be filmed and broadcast live from the Gielgud Theatre for National Theatre Live today, June 13, 2013. The production has already brought in nearly 4 million in ticket sales before its opening on March 5. The play is running through June 15. (more...)

NT Live's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Will Be Shown Today at Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren's performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, 2013, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. THE AUDIENCE reunites Mirren and Morgan after collaborating on the 2006 film The Queen, in which Mirren also portrayed Elizabeth II, winning the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for her performance. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren Ends West End Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

The record breaking, sell-out production of Peter Morgan's multi Olivier award-winning The Audience, directed by Stephen Daldry, concludes its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 June 2013. Tomorrow, Thursday 13 June 2013, there will be an opportunity to watch the production as part of NT live - the National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast the best of British Theatre live from the stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. An extraordinary number of screenings have now been scheduled due to immense demand. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast Live Performance of THE AUDIENCE at London's Gielgud Theatre, June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren's performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, 2013, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. THE AUDIENCE reunites Mirren and Morgan after collaborating on the 2006 film The Queen, in which Mirren also portrayed Elizabeth II, winning the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for her performance. For their performances in THE AUDIENCE, both Mirren and Richard McCabe (as former Prime Minister Harold Wilson) won 2013 Olivier Awards for Best Actress and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. (more...)

Helen Mirren to Continue Royal Run as the Queen in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway, Spring 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Helen Mirren will star as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience when it transfers to Broadway this time next year. (more...)

Lizzy the Corgi is Replaced in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Lizzy the corgi, the dog in West End's THE AUDIENCE, was replaced just days before opening night at London's Gielgud Theatre because she would not obey stage directions. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Draws Advance of Nearly £5 Million; Eyeing Spring 2014 Broadway Run?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, The Audience, starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II, has drawn an advance total ticket sales of nearly 5 million. The Mail is also reporting that there is 'chatter about it going to Broadway next spring for a limited run.' (more...)

Review Roundup: THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren
by Review Roundups - Mar 06, 2013

The Audience began previewing at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 February 2013, with press night on 5 March 2013 and is booking to 15 June 2013. Designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Paul Englishby and video by Ian William Galloway. (more...)

Helen Mirren on Returning as the Queen in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

Helen Mirren returns to the stage as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience, with Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Edward Fox as Winston Churchill. Mirren recently chatted with BBC News about returning to the role in the new piece and you can watch the full interview HERE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Back as The Queen! First Look at Helen Mirren, Michael Elwyn and More in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Joining Helen Mirren who plays The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Edward Fox as Winston Churchill. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth is played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams. David Peart plays James Callaghan who is joined by ensemble members Jonathan Coote, Ian Houghton and Charlotte Moore. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Robert Hardy Withdraws from THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

The producers of The Audience today announced Robert Hardy's decision to withdraw from the production. Hardy, 87, recently suffered a fall and cracked some ribs, yet continued to perform at all of the preview performances last week. Over the weekend he has decided that a schedule of eight performances a week over a long run is not sustainable and he has therefore reluctantly decided to stand down. The Producers would like to thank Robert Hardy for his extraordinary contribution to the production and they wish him a speedy recovery. (more...)

NT Live's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Will Be Shown June 13 at Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren's performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, 2013, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. THE AUDIENCE reunites Mirren and Morgan after collaborating on the 2006 film The Queen, in which Mirren also portrayed Elizabeth II, winning the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for her performance. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, June 13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, The Audience, which just began performances in the West End starring Helen Mirren, will be filmed and broadcast live from the Gielgud Theatre for National Theatre Live on June 13, 2013. The production has already brought in nearly 4 million in ticket sales before its opening on March 5. The play is running through June 15. (more...)

Helen Mirren Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in the world premiere of THE AUDIENCE are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth will be played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren as 'The Queen' in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in this world premiere are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth will be played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams. (more...)

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