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Laurence Olivier News

Date Of Birth:
May 22, 1907
Date Of Death:
July 11, 1989 (82)
Birth Place:
Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND
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BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2015

On Monday night, March 22nd, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of Woods and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances included music from Into the Woods as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film and Broadway talent including Lilla Crawford, Tituss Burgess, Lance Horne, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & Broadway Inspirational Voices, Abby Mueller, Andrew Nielson, Kristin Olness, Molly Pope, Christopher Sieber, Brian Sills,Catherine Walker, Trevor Vaughn, Michael-Leon Wooley, Karen Ziemba, Chip Zien and more. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with all of the red carpet guests below! (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to Close, April 18Photo Flash: West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to Close, April 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The critically-acclaimed stage adaptation, Shakespeare in Love is now entering its final weeks at the Noel Coward Theatre. The play will complete its limited season on Saturday 18 April 2015 having played more than 330 performances since its West End premiere in 2014. Check out the photos below! (more...)

11 Minutes Theatre to Present THE PILLOWMAN at The Bug, 4/3-5/211 Minutes Theatre to Present THE PILLOWMAN at The Bug, 4/3-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

11 Minutes Theatre is pleased to present 'The Pillowman' by Martin McDonagh, running Friday and Saturday evenings from April 3 through May 2 at 7:30 p.m. with an industry night on Thursday, April 30. (more...)

EVITA to Play Houston Family Arts Center, 5/1-24EVITA to Play Houston Family Arts Center, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is brought to life when Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) brings the Tony award-winning musical EVITA to HFAC's Garza Mainstage, May 1 through May 24. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Stage NEVILLE'S ISLAND, 4/9-26Stoneham Theatre to Stage NEVILLE'S ISLAND, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Stoneham Theatre has announced its production of the critically-acclaimed dark comedy Neville's Island, by the multi-award-winning writer of Calendar Girls, Tim Firth. Performances run from April 9-26, 2015. Neville's Island premiered in 1992 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in North Yorkshire, UK. In 1995, it was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and won Best Play MEN Awards in 2006. It received its North American Premiere in New Mexico at Santa Fe Stages in 1996. Neville's Island was adapted for television in 1998, airing as a TV movie on the UK's ITV. Directed by Stoneham Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, Neville's Island features an impressive island set, complete with water and a climbable tree, by Scenic Designer Chris Ostrom. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015
by - Mar 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh on Possible New THOR Film: 'Never Say Never'Kenneth Branagh on Possible New THOR Film: 'Never Say Never'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

Theatre legend and film director Kenneth Branagh may be returning to direct another Marvel movie. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/15- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/15- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2015

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as 'the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre', his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. Lloyd Webber has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably 'The Music of the Night', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' and 'You Must Love Me', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Memory' have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet, Lea Salonga, Ramsey Lewis and More Set for Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2015-16 Music LineupEmerson String Quartet, Lea Salonga, Ramsey Lewis and More Set for Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2015-16 Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Since its very first season, music has been a central component of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' annual series. To help celebrate its 30th season, Segerstrom Center is pleased to announce the lineups for its three core music offerings, along with a few new twists. (more...)

New Pic - Minchin and Warchus With The MATILDA Girls!New Pic - Minchin and Warchus With The MATILDA Girls!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell will join Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from 17 March 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This AprilHouston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Houston, March 12, 2015—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its highly anticipated La Fura dels Baus staging of Wagner's Die Walküre with an all-star cast and Stephen Sondheim's thrilling Sweeney Todd in April, after notching critical and sales successes with its winter productions of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Mozart's The Magic Flute. Butterfly's six performances averaged a total capacity of 102% (including resale of returned seats) while Flute's five performances averaged 104% capacity. (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center GalaBarbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford (more...)

Choreographer William Forsythe to Hold Lecture with Pacific Northwest Ballet, TodayChoreographer William Forsythe to Hold Lecture with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Legendary choreographer William Forsythe will join Pacific Northwest Ballet on stage for a special lecture-demonstration on the eve of the first American program devoted entirely to his work. The evening will feature a candid interview of Mr. Forsythe by PNB artistic director Peter Boal, a peek behind the curtain to watch Mr. Forsythe working with PNB dancers, and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. This is Mr. Forsythe's first visit to PNB to work directly with PNB dancers, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome this groundbreaking artist to our studios. (more...)

The Studio @ Long Beach Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature BAT BOY, 'BENGAL TIGER' & MoreThe Studio @ Long Beach Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature BAT BOY, 'BENGAL TIGER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Long Beach Playhouse The Studio, continuing to offer more issue driven and relevant theatre, the 2015 season will touch on themes such as bi-gender love, war, intolerance, subjugation, finding the perfect wave and just having a great time! (more...)

TCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint CeremonyTCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint Ceremony
by Movies News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor beloved actor Christopher Plummer during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® on Friday, March 27, 2015 (more...)

Tony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting AnnouncedTony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad in the major 40-week UK tour of Hairspray which will open at Curve theatre in Leicester this autumn. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

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