Judi Dench News

Date Of Birth:
December 09, 1934 (79)
Birth Place:
York, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
Lindsay Lohan's First SPEED-THE-PLOW Performance Draws Mixed Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

According to reports by the Daily Mail and the Daily Beast, Lindsay Lohan's first Speed-the-Plow preview tonight, September 24, at the Playhouse Theatre was marked by line flubs, wardrobe malfunctions, and the audience's laughter at -- not necessarily with -- the star. (more...)

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In RICHARD III For BBC's THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2014

A first look at international stage and screen superstar Benedict Cumberbatch in the new BBC TV adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical tragedy RICHARD III is now available to view. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery to Display Newly Commissioned Portrait of Dame Vivienne Westwood, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

As London Fashion Week draws to a close, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled today its latest commissioned portrait a photograph of Dame Vivienne Westwood in her garden by artist and photographer Juergen Teller. (more...)

Tony Nominee & West End Star Donald Sinden Dies at Age 90
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

British stage, film and TV actor Donald Sinden has passed away at the age of 90 after suffering from prostate cancer (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Honor John Hurt, Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg at 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has selected John Hurt, Stacy Keach and Dame Diana Rigg as the 2014 recipients of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award), which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical theatre in America. The Beech Street Foundation will be awarded the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. The awards will be presented at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, October 5, 2014, hosted by STC at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) and the National Building Museum (440 G Street NW). (more...)

Critic John Lahr to Talk Tennessee Williams Biography at The Players This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Shakespeare Guild's 2014-15 season will open with a conversation that will launch the U.S. author tour for a biography that actress Helen Mirren calls 'a masterpiece about a genius.' Only John Lahr, she says, 'with his perceptions about the theater, about writers, about poetry, and about people, could have written this book.' John Lahr will discuss his acclaimed biography of Tennessee Williams on Wednesday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at The Players. (more...)

Academy Award-Winner Olympia Dukais to Voice Role in Enda Wash's MISTERMAN, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

"Misterman" enjoyed sold-out runs and glowing reviews from audiences and critics when it premiered at the 2011 Galway Arts Festival, followed by the New York premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse. "Misterman" is headed to Colorado with the news that Mr. Walsh's critically acclaimed hit play, will feature Olympia Dukakis voicing the role of Mammy. The play will be directed by Melissa Firlit and the role of Thomas Magill will be played by New York actor Craig MacArthur. "Misterman" opens at the Thingamajig Theatre Company's 99-seat black box on September 26th and runs through October 12th. The production will then relocate to Denver this fall before returning to New York in spring of 2015. (more...)

Frances O'Conner Cast as Belle's Mother on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Australian actress Frances O'Connor will portray Belle's mom, 'Colette' in the upcoming season of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Joins Cast of BBC Two's RICHARD III Shakespeare Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Dame Judi Dench has signed on to BBC Two's filmed adaptations of classic Shakespearean plays, including Richard III and Henry VI. (more...)

Sharon Maughan to star in AUTOBAHN at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Neil Labute's Autobahn, which opens at the King's Head this month, will star Sharon Maughan, probably most famous for her work in the iconic Nescafe Coffee ads with Anthony Head, as well as for her three year stint on Holby City. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Richard Gere Joins the Cast of THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
by Movies News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Below, get a first look at Richard Gere who joins the cast for the movie's sequel! (more...)

CATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

Nancy Carroll, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris Form Love Triangle in CLOSER, Playing the Donmar Warehouse from Feb 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Nancy Carroll, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris will star in Donmar Warehouse's upcoming production of CLOSER, helmed by David Leveaux. Performances will begin in February 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CRANFORD at the Garrick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

BRUSH off your bustle and fasten your bonnets -- good old-fashioned gossip and romance are coming to Garrick Theatre this July. Adapted from the Elizabeth Gaskell novel by Martyn Coleman, Cranford is set in the sleepy English village of the same name where a mysterious new arrival sets hearts aflutter. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Epic Duet
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 19, 2014

This week, in honor of BroadwayWorld's simply spectacular charity concert celebration of the men behind the music to most of the most important and indelible musicals of the last 50 years at Monday night's THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, we turn our attention to the sole clip of the two modern musical theatre marvels performing side by side. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre London Presents Three Plays at the Edinburgh Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Greenwich Theatre, one of London's foremost Off-West End theatres has over the past 5 years become one of the country's leading supporters of young and emerging theatre companies. With its Edinburgh profile rising year on year, five productions are supported at this year's festival across the Pleasance, C venues and Assembly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cast of CRANFORD in Rehearsal at the Garrick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Brush off your bustle and fasten your bonnets -- good old-fashioned gossip and romance are coming to Garrick Theatre this July. Adapted from the Elizabeth Gaskell novel by Martyn Coleman, Cranford is set in the sleepy English village of the same name where a mysterious new arrival sets hearts aflutter. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

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