Judi Dench News

Date of Birth: December 09, 1934 (82)
Birth Place: York, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
GAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSHGAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

OLD MONEY. NEW PROBLEMS. DIFFERENT GENDER. Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones, Untitled Detroit Project) is to lead the cast for the world premiere of an all-female version of Posh. Full casting for the production has been announced today. (more...)

Edward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK TourEdward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. (more...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont UniversityThe Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Bob Carlton, this production begins previews on March 14th, opens on March 22nd and runs through April 30th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA FellowshipTony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th. (more...)

Katie Melua, Collabro & Josh Widdicombe Join Forces for 'SYMFUNNY NO. 2' at Royal Albert HallKatie Melua, Collabro & Josh Widdicombe Join Forces for 'SYMFUNNY NO. 2' at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Parkinson's UK have announced that multimillion selling and award-winning recording artist Katie Melua will be performing alongside the world's most successful musical theatre group Collabro and comedian Josh Widdicombe at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Parkinson's UK presents: Symfunny No. 2 on April 19. (more...)

Theatre Legend Thelma Ruby To Grace The Stage At The King's Head Theatre With Her One-Woman ShowTheatre Legend Thelma Ruby To Grace The Stage At The King's Head Theatre With Her One-Woman Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Thelma Ruby is no ordinary 91 year old. With over 60 years spent on stage, treading the boards with the likes of Orson Welles, Dame Judi Dench, Chaim Topol and many more, this luminary entertainer is sure to surprise and delight audiences with her return to the King's Head Theatre on Valentine's Day. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London OpeningBWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Jan 23, 2017

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents An EXIT Theatre Production DENIAL IS A WONDERFUL THINGThe 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents An EXIT Theatre Production DENIAL IS A WONDERFUL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

One woman, three continents, six decades, and a lusty affair: from Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight, and naive schoolgirl to free spirit, Christina reveals all in this one-woman "talk story". Join her as she relives the highlights and laughs at the mistakes. (more...)

AVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest WinnersAVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Winners have been announced for AVENUE Q's contest to suggest what is in the box that the musical's HILLARY CLINTON puppet is giving to the DONALD TRUMP puppet. (more...)

Guess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah CelebrationGuess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As 2016 - inarguably one of the most unforgettable years in recent memory - comes to a close, the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will ring in the New Year with a one-of-a-kind contest featuring Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump, whose puppet likenesses joined the company of AVENUE Q to great effect during the recent election season.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek -  RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Will Screen on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES This FridaySTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Will Screen on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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BWW Review: OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE Offers a Deeply Cynical View of Contemporary Morality at the Alexander UpstairsBWW Review: OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE Offers a Deeply Cynical View of Contemporary Morality at the Alexander Upstairs
by David Fick - Dec 14, 2016

Louis Viljoen's OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE is a character study of a first-year teacher trying to sift through the psychological debris that a confluence of key events has bulldozed into her life. It is theatre that offers some food for thought about how society constructs morality and how individuals seem geared to deconstruct and contravene those norms. (more...)

Tricyle Theatre Announces New Series Of 'In Conversation With' Fundraising Events Hosted By Jim CarterTricyle Theatre Announces New Series Of 'In Conversation With' Fundraising Events Hosted By Jim Carter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Tricycle Theatre has announced a new series of 'In Conversation With' events, with all monies raised going towards the company's activities, including their extensive Creative Learning programme and the Tricycle's current Capital Development Project. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

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THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES Premieres on THIRTEEN, 12/11THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES Premieres on THIRTEEN, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES is a lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. (more...)

Charles Busch to Perform, Chat New Album with Richard Skipper at The TriadCharles Busch to Perform, Chat New Album with Richard Skipper at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Charles Busch joins Richard Skipper's old-fashioned variety/talk show on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. He will be sitting down with Richard to discuss his first CD, Charles Busch's 'Live at Feinstein's/54 Below' with Tom Judson on piano, just released December 1, 2016. (more...)

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES Returns to PBS' 'Great Performances', 12/11THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES Returns to PBS' 'Great Performances', 12/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

BAFTA award-winning The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses returns to PBS/THIRTEEN's Great Performances for three consecutive Sundays beginning December 11th through December 25th. (more...)

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