Kenneth Branagh News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
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Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, and Hadley Fraser to Star in Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEINRoss Noble, Lesley Joseph, and Hadley Fraser to Star in Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein - the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - which opens in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and  Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

Royal Opera House Presents MADAME BUTTERFLYRoyal Opera House Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, announced today their premiere schedule of The Royal Opera & Ballet which is being added to their expanding Stage to Screen series. The River Street Theatre is currently the exclusive venue presenting the Royal Opera House HD screenings in northern New England. (more...)

TodayTix Offering First-Ever Presale for Broadway Premiere of 1984TodayTix Offering First-Ever Presale for Broadway Premiere of 1984
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Mobile ticketing app TodayTix - which, until now, has exclusively connected ticket buyers with last minute offerings only - announced today that it will offer its first-ever presale in partnership with the highly-anticipated Broadway Premiere of George Orwell's 1984 starring Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony Award winner Reed Birney. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 WinnersPhoto Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Groundhog Day scooped Best Musical at last night's Olivier Awards, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald presenting the award to composer Tim Minchin at the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. The show is currently playing Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.  Find a full list of Oliviers winners here, and read our behind the scenes report. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More On 2017 Olivier Awards Red CarpetPhoto Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More On 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Last night was the 2017 Olivier Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall. Big winners included Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Groundhog Day and Amber Riley for Dreamgirls - find a full list here. (more...)

On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017
by Debbie Gilpin - Apr 9, 2017

The sun and stars were out at the same time this afternoon as London's theatre community descended upon the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Olivier Awards. With excitement high, the nominees, presenters and guests were all keen to share their hopes and predictions for the evening ahead. (more...)

CURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best MusicalCURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 9 April 2017) at London's Royal Albert Hall. The biggest awards yet, the ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford. The full list of winners is available below and online at OlivierAwards.com (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Naked Beneath My Clothes!  Funny Lady Rita Rudner Returns To The McCallumNaked Beneath My Clothes! Funny Lady Rita Rudner Returns To The McCallum
by David Green - Mar 28, 2017

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Rita Rudner on Friday, April 7, at 8:00pm. Known for her thought provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rita keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her.  A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rita Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas's Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and, in 2006, received The Nevada Ballet's Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air TheatreDanny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

BWW Review: Appalachian Agincourt, Hillbilly HENRY V from CohesionBWW Review: Appalachian Agincourt, Hillbilly HENRY V from Cohesion
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Mar 13, 2017

We get an early hint that this Henry has more bloodthirst and realpolitik about him than Shakespeare had in mind, when (without any sanction in the script) he shoves aside a squeamish executioner and personally participates in the execution of the three traitors suborned to murder him at Southampton. (more...)

Award-Winning Comedian, Rita Rudner, Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next MonthAward-Winning Comedian, Rita Rudner, Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back award-winning comedian and New York Times best-selling author, Rita Rudner, for two performances only - Friday, April 28 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 29 (7 p.m.). Beloved around the country for her endless wit, Rudner will perform a night of hilarious comedy guaranteed to keep audiences laughing until their sides hurt! Tickets for Rita Rudner range in price from$40 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visitingwww.ticketfly.com.   (more...)

Photo Flash: London's Garrick Theatre presents THE MISER:Photo Flash: London's Garrick Theatre presents THE MISER:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Sean Foley (The Painkiller) directs Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack in an adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser at London's Garrick Theatre. Adapted by Foley and Phil Porter, The Miser is the rip-roaring comedy from one of France's greatest dramatists. A major revival that is sure to rock the West End, The Miser begins previews on March 1st, with an official opening on March 13th 2017. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the TheatreTricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

With the annual Tricycle Takeover due to open next month, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the company's forthcoming work ahead of the reopening of the building in spring 2018. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for RED VELVET at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Announced for RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Immersive SWEENEY TODD to Welcome Norm Lewis, Slay Through December Off-BroadwayImmersive SWEENEY TODD to Welcome Norm Lewis, Slay Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street have announced that New York audiences can now 'attend the tale' through December 31, 2017, with a new block of tickets on sale today. (more...)

Sir Kenneth Branagh Announced as Olivier Awards' Special Award WinnerSir Kenneth Branagh Announced as Olivier Awards' Special Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Acclaimed actor and director Kenneth Branagh will be presented with the Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard ceremony on Sunday 9 April at London's Royal Albert Hall. The award will be presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theatre. (more...)

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