Kenneth Branagh News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (55)
Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Gender: Male
The UK Theatre Awards Announce Vanessa Redgrave as Recipient of the Gielgud AwardThe UK Theatre Awards Announce Vanessa Redgrave as Recipient of the Gielgud Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive this year's Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards 2016. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 9 October at London's historic Guildhall.   (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume DesignerBreaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola StephensonSTEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

James Vincent Meredith, Henry Godinez and Susan Padveen to Headline RED VELVET Post-Show DiscussionsJames Vincent Meredith, Henry Godinez and Susan Padveen to Headline RED VELVET Post-Show Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Three of Chicago's leading theater artists - actor James Vincent Meredith, and director/educators Henry Godinez of Northwestern University and Susan Padveen of Columbia College will appear following performances of the play detailing the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. The three each have a unique and personal connection to the play's themes.  (more...)

THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE Heads to Fringe Encore Series 2016 at Soho PlayhouseTHE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE Heads to Fringe Encore Series 2016 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Partners with TodayTix and Lyft to Launch New Partnership for Rush Theatre Tickets and Free RidesNorthlight Theatre Partners with TodayTix and Lyft to Launch New Partnership for Rush Theatre Tickets and Free Rides
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Northlight Theatre announces its partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to last-minute theatre tickets-and the ridesharing company Lyft with its new Rush&Ride program for discounted tickets and free rides to and from the theatre. Rush&Ride offers a limited number of $20 tickets for the Chicago premiere of the hit off-Broadway play The City of Conversation, available exclusively on the TodayTix app, and includes free rides, courtesy of Lyft. (more...)

RSC's CYMBELINE to Screen in U.S. Cinemas This OctoberRSC's CYMBELINE to Screen in U.S. Cinemas This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Beginning October 17, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

The Wallis to Launch 'AfterParty' Program with FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESEThe Wallis to Launch 'AfterParty' Program with FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts has announced the launch of AfterParty @ The Wallis, a new ticket access and post-show party program created to introduce new audiences to the Wallis' 2016/17 programming. (more...)

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - West End Production Announces Full CastingRobert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - West End Production Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron). An American in Paris features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. Directly following celebrated engagements in Paris and New York, this critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical bursts into life in the West End from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.  (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branaugh Stars In THE ENTERTAINER!Review Roundup: Kenneth Branaugh Stars In THE ENTERTAINER!
by Review Roundups - Sep 2, 2016

On August 31, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at the Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster,Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi, Lauren Alexandra, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan and Kate Tydman. (more...)

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks Host A SMOKIN' SHAKESPEARE MOTOWN MUCH ADORita Wilson and Tom Hanks Host A SMOKIN' SHAKESPEARE MOTOWN MUCH ADO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks host The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) 26th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00pmat the Freud Playhouse, on the UCLA Campus.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINERPhoto Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

Last night, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster, Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi, Lauren Alexandra, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan and Kate Tydman. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

The latest 2016 state-of-the-nation play has arrived - from 1957. There's the Brexit-ish granddad mired in corrosive nostalgia, the forward-looking granddaughter joining anti-establishment protests in Trafalgar Square, tax dodging, a crisis of British identity, and chaos in the Middle East. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth BranaghTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

BREAKING BARD Series to Celebrate Shakespeare on Film at MoMA This OctoberBREAKING BARD Series to Celebrate Shakespeare on Film at MoMA This October
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Four hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, The Museum of Modern Art will screen 21 films based on his iconic writings in Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, October 12-24 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. (more...)

Off-Broadway Engagement of SAFE by Penny Jackson Begins Previews Next MonthOff-Broadway Engagement of SAFE by Penny Jackson Begins Previews Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

91 Central Productions presents character-driven contemporary theater relevant to international audiences.  The limited Off Broadway engagement of Safe by Penny Jackson will be at the Theatre at the 14th Y, 344 East 14th Street (1st & 2nd Avenue).  Previews begin September 18th and the Opening is Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 pm.  (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON. Variety writes that the actor is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

SAFE by Penny Jackson at the 14th Street YSAFE by Penny Jackson at the 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

91 Central Productions presents character-driven contemporary theater relevant to international audiences.  The limited Off Broadway engagement of Safe by Penny Jackson will be at the Theatre at the 14th Y, 344 East 14th Street (1st & 2nd Avenue).  Previews begin September 18th and the Opening is Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 pm.  The compelling play is directed by Glory Kadigan and stars Sawyer Spielberg, Meghan St. Thomas, Joel Nagle and Jill Schackner. The Set Designer is James Dardenne, with Costumes Designed by Cheryl McCarron, Lighting Design by Benjamin Ehrenreich and Sound Design by Jacob Subotnick. Line Prodcers are Jazmyn Arroyo and Collin Bradlet.  The Stage Manager is Tyler Winthrop and the Casting is by Robin Carus, (more...)

Robert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film FestivalRobert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy AwardŽ winner, five-time Academy AwardŽ nominee and Golden GlobeŽ winner, will receive the first Honorary Heart of Sarajevo - Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film (more...)

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