Kenneth Branagh News

James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Clyde Wagner Named New Executive Producer of Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Luminato Festival announced today that Clyde Wagner has been named Executive Producer for the Festival. Mr. Wagner will commence in the role at the beginning of August. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DeSoto Family Theatre Storms the Barricades With LES MIS
by Joseph Baker - Jul 07, 2014

There were several reasons that I almost denied myself the pleasure of attending DeSoto Family Theatre's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, the epic (and enduring) musical version of Victor Hugo's massive nineteenth century novel. I hereby state my preconceived notions - and hope to explain why I was so ill-opined. (more...)

CUNY TV to Broadcast Season One of Sweden's Popular Crime Show WALLANDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

CUNY TV, the City University of New York television station, will broadcast Season One of Sweden's popular detective series WALLANDER, based on the crime stories of best-selling global author Henning Mankell. (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

WGN America Announces Multi-Channel Premiere Event For Original Drama MANHATTAN
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

WGN America and Tribune Studios, the flagship network and studio of Tribune Company (TRBAA:OTC), today announced a multi-channel premiere event for its captivating original scripted drama 'Manhattan,' produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television, and Tribune Studios.The series will debut SUNDAY, July 27 (9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT) on WGN America, and galvanize the collective power of Tribune Broadcastingwith encore telecasts on Tribune stations in 33 markets nationwide on premiere night, including WPIX/New York, KTLA/Los Angeles, WGN/Chicago, WPHL/Philadelphia and WDCW/Washington, DC. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON To Transfer To Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will begin previews on 4 October 2014. Musical Director is Elliott Ware, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound by Matt McKenzie. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/21-6/22/2014
by - Jun 22, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 22, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014. (more...)

MACBETH, Starring Kenneth Branagh, Closes Today at the Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh's New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of MACBETH at the Park Avenue Armory officially opened on June 5 and will play its final performance today, June 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh, Hamish Linklater and More at Shakespeare Society's 'Playing Shakespeare' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the Shakespeare Medal to Richard Easton and The Public Theater's Oskar Eustis presented the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award to Hamish Linklater at the Shakespeare Society's Annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration. Scroll down for photos of the event, which included guests such as Lily Rabe, Jack O'Brien, Stephen DeRosa, Jacob Fishel, Jimmy Yuill, Dakin Matthews, Chukwudi Iwuji, and more! (more...)

ROCKY gewinnt 'Theater-Oscar': TONY Award für Bestes Bühnenbild“
by Iris Moebius - Jun 11, 2014

Fulminante „Award Season" in New York fur das Musical ROCKY: der TONY Award fur das "Beste Buhnenbild" - zwei Drama Desk Awards - ein Outer Critics Circle Award. (more...)

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT to Run 7/12-8/24 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening July 12 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Tonight's TONY AWARDS to Feature Stars, Shows and Sting!
by TV News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Late in the week, Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson were added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branagh's MACBETH
by Review Roundups - Jun 06, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kenneth Branagh & More Celebrate Opening Night of MACBETH at Park Avenue Armory
by Walter McBride - Jun 06, 2014

Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory officially opened last night, June 5. Branagh is a five time Academy Award nominee and will be making his NY stage-debut in this production. The production also stars Alex Kingston who is well-known for her role in Doctor Who, as well as Richard Coyle, Scarlett Strallen, Tom Godwin, Edward Harrison, Dylan Clark Marshall, and Kate Tydman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Neil Doyle Battles in MACBETH
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 06, 2014

Doyle is part of an ensemble led by Sir Kenneth Branagh that will stage that Scottish play in the vast drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Orlando Bloom, Rosie O'Donnell & More Join TONY AWARDS Presenters Line-Up!
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson have been added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (more...)

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