Judi Dench News

Date of Birth: December 09, 1934 (81)
Birth Place: York, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway ReturnBWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEARJane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Barbara Andres in I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River TheaterBWW Interview: Barbara Andres in I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Barbara Andres about her career and upcoming performance in 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 26th. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek JacobiTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek Jacobi
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET is now playing at the Garrick Theatre, with press night on May 25 and a cinema broadcast on July 7. Joining Richard Madden and Lily James as the titular lovers is revered actor Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. The production is co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, with the broadcast directed by Benjamin Caron. (more...)

New James Corden TONY Promo Shot Hints at HAMILTON Props & More!New James Corden TONY Promo Shot Hints at HAMILTON Props & More!
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2016

Past Tony Award-winner and 'The Late Late Show' host James Corden will host THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

PHOTO: Host James Corden in First Promo Shot for 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDSPHOTO: Host James Corden in First Promo Shot for 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

Past Tony Award-winner and 'The Late Late Show' host James Corden will host THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing  live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

New Actors Company Returns to Park Theatre with Sunday Readings This MonthNew Actors Company Returns to Park Theatre with Sunday Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The New Actors Company will return to Park Theatre this month, by popular demand, with a new season of Sunday Readings in the Park. The new season Rediscovering Rep runs on selected Sundays between 22 May - 24 July 2016. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 SeasonDarko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, the dazzling play about Joan of Arc, directed by Tresnjak. (more...)

Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to HostMartha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to Host
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Women's Project Theater (WP Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the 31st ANNUAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA. (more...)

The Mono Box to Host Fundraising Gala LIFTING THE LIDThe Mono Box to Host Fundraising Gala LIFTING THE LID
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Mono Box today confirms that it will host a fundraising gala, Lifting the Lid, on 7 June 2016. The event will feature performances from Mathew Horne, Joseph Marcell, Patrick Marber and more, as well as an auction with prizes including signed memorabilia from Sally Hawkins and Zoe Wanamaker. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer Cast in Starz's THE WHITE PRINCESSMichelle Fairley, Jodie Comer Cast in Starz's THE WHITE PRINCESS
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Starz announced today that Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones,” “Rebellion”) will play the role of Margaret Beaufort in THE WHITE PRINCESS (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Hopes for Repertory Theatre ComebackDame Judi Dench Hopes for Repertory Theatre Comeback
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

In the film Repertory Theatre: An Actor's Apprenticeship, Dame Judi Dench has voiced her hopes for repertory-style theatre to make a comeback.  (more...)

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Coming to CoventryREHEARSAL FOR MURDER Coming to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, Bill Kenwright returns with an all-new instalment of classic mystery in Rehearsal For Murder from Mon 9 - Sat 14 May. (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival JuryDirector Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016. (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...)

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