Kenneth Branagh News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (54)
Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Gender: Male
Christina Bianco Reviews: HAMLET, Starring Benedict CumberbatchChristina Bianco Reviews: HAMLET, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
by Guest Blogger: Christina Bianco - Aug 30, 2015

One year ago, I was 2,682nd in an online queue to purchase tickets for The Barbican Theatre's 'Hamlet.'  Of course, it is now common knowledge that the entire three-month run completely sold out in less than four hours, so I count myself very lucky to have snagged seats. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEENPhoto Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick Set Dates, Announce Full CastKenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick Set Dates, Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Rehearsals are now underway for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season. The Winter's Tale will play in repertory alongside the Rattigan double-bill of Harlequinade / All On Her Own from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. Press performances will be held on Saturday 7 November at 2pm and 8pm. (more...)

John Cleese & Eric Idle Add Second Sarasota Show This FallJohn Cleese & Eric Idle Add Second Sarasota Show This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Due to popular demand, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announces Britain's living legends of comedy, John Cleese and Eric Idle, have added a second show and final show must-see new show, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, appearing at 7:30 on Thursday, October 1st at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON to Welcome New CastWest End's SUNNY AFTERNOON to Welcome New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has announced the actors taking over from its award-winning original cast. (more...)

In Celebration of the Digital HD and Blu-ray Release of 'Cinderella,' Disney Launches The 'A Million Words of Kindness' CampaignIn Celebration of the Digital HD and Blu-ray Release of 'Cinderella,' Disney Launches The 'A Million Words of Kindness' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

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Full Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main AuditoriumFull Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the first major London revival of The Cocktail Party in over 25 years, which will be staged in the main auditorium at the iconic Coronet, and marks a transitional moment in the building's redevelopment as the larger space becomes home to the Print Room's eclectic programme. Directed by rising star Abbey Wright, this new Print Room production of TS Eliot's masterpiece plays from 14 September to 10 October, with a cast that includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren. (more...)

Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 22 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

NE-YO, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy and More Will Lend Voices to WE LOVE DISNEY Compilation Album; Hits Shelves October 2015!NE-YO, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy and More Will Lend Voices to WE LOVE DISNEY Compilation Album; Hits Shelves October 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

In a unique collaboration between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, the two esteemed labels have teamed up to present the compilation album WE LOVE DISNEY, which will be released on October 30th. The compilation features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. The album was produced by multi-platinum, 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster. The 12 artists to be featured are... (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Comic stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and John Sessions will be wetting their whistle in the upcoming film reboot of WHISKY GALORE! (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Booking PeriodSUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period by six months, now on sale until 16 April 2016. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADEZoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoe Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of The Winter's Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Receives $65 Million from Thompson FamilyPark Avenue Armory Receives $65 Million from Thompson Family
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Park Avenue Armory announced today that the Thompson Family Foundation has given $65 million to kick-start a programming endowment that will allow the Armory to expand the range and number of groundbreaking works in the performing and visual arts it presents, as well as the scale and reach of its arts education initiatives for underserved public school students. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON's John Dagleish Boards Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALESUNNY AFTERNOON's John Dagleish Boards Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALE
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

John Dagleish, Olivier winner for SUNNY AFTERNOON, is headed back to the West End. The Daily Mail reports that he will take on the role of conman 'Autolycus' in Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALE. Branagh and Rob Ashford will co-direct the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's first show of the year, which is slated to run October 17, 2015, through January 16, 2016. (more...)

Disney Picks Up Live-Action PRINCE CHARMING ScriptDisney Picks Up Live-Action PRINCE CHARMING Script
by Jessica Showers - Jul 6, 2015

Disney princes have long played second fiddle to their princess counterparts. Now Variety is reporting a change of tune, with the studio having picked up a spec script for a live-action comedy film called PRINCE CHARMING. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOUR LOST at Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyPhoto Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOUR LOST at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, hosts the show through July 26th. (more...)

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