Kenneth Branagh News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (55)
Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Gender: Male
Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage AwardsNominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Playwrights Realm has announced the complete cast of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats IN THE HEIGHTS for Premiere Episodes of BROADWAY BACKSTORY PodcastLin-Manuel Miranda Chats IN THE HEIGHTS for Premiere Episodes of BROADWAY BACKSTORY Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

TodayTix, the fast-growing ticketing startup on a mission to redefine the way people see theater, today launched the first documentary style theater podcast, Broadway Backstory. In partnership with Patrick Hinds, founder of the popular Theater People podcast, both new-to-theater millennials and the global theater community will now be able to access the untold, behind-the-scenes stories of hit Broadway musicals - directly from the people who conceptualized and created them. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHOAdrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Launches Friday Night Mobile Lottery5th Avenue Theatre Launches Friday Night Mobile Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

With tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre's highly-anticipated holiday production of Disney's The Little Mermaid (November 23 - December 31, 2016) in high demand, the nation's leading developer of musical theater is working to increase accessibility to affordable tickets for arts buyers, now and throughout the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRAChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) will perform music by Rossini and Gounod, premiere a new arrangement by New Jersey composer, Raphael Fusco and present the U.S. premiere of Stories for piano and orchestra by French-Lebanese pianist and rising-star composer Rami Khalife. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patrick Stewart, Sheridan Smith & More at the Evening Standard AwardsPhoto Flash: Patrick Stewart, Sheridan Smith & More at the Evening Standard Awards
by Marianka Swain - Nov 14, 2016

Last night, theatre luminaries turned out for the Evening Standard Awards at the Old Vic, where winners included Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes, Billie Piper and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The evening was co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Evgeny Lebedev, and the Duke of Cambridge presented Sir David Attenborough with the Beyond Theatre Award for his contribution to broadcasting, while Amber Riley performed 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from the upcoming Dreamgirls. Find the full list of winners here (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/12-11/13/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/12-11/13/2016
by - Nov 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 13, 2016 - Sunday, November 13, 2016. (more...)

Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Following a ceremony at the Old Vic, the winners of the Evening Standard Awards have been revealed. The list includes West End juggernaut, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; visionary of stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh; legend and star of Sunset Boulevard, Glenn Close; and more! (more...)

Penelope Cruz to Board the ORIENT EXPRESS with Leslie Odom, Jr.Penelope Cruz to Board the ORIENT EXPRESS with Leslie Odom, Jr.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

This afternoon it was announced that Academy Award-winning actor, Penelope Cruz, will be joining the cast of Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery thriller, 'Murder on the Orient Express.' (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVETJonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

RSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas TonightRSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Beginning tonight, November 4, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVETJonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Johnny Depp Joins Cast of Warner Bros' FANTASTIC BEASTS SequelJohnny Depp Joins Cast of Warner Bros' FANTASTIC BEASTS Sequel
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Johnny Depp has signed on to the cast of the sequel to J.K. Rowling's FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM from Warner Bros. Studio. Eddie Redmayne will once again star in the lead role of Newt Scamander. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Set in the West End This AutumnSUNNY AFTERNOON to Set in the West End This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

After almost 900 performances in London, and having been seen by over half a million people, audiences have just one month left to catch the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical, SUNNY AFTERNOON. The production will conclude its West End run on 29 October this year, after more than two years at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Casting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHERCasting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Casting has been announced for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, being staged by Northampton's Royal & Derngate this Christmas. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 tonight 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER Plays Final Weeks at The GarrickThe Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER Plays Final Weeks at The Garrick
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment invites dozens of countries around the world, including over 600 cinemas across the UK, to share one of The Entertainer's final performances. John Osborne's modern classic will be broadcast live to cinemas direct from London's Garrick Theatre on Thursday 27 October, marking the final production in a year of unmissable theatre. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards LonglistCURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

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