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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
Gender:
Male
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Marcus Monroe Coming to Joe's Pub, 5/21Marcus Monroe Coming to Joe's Pub, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Award winning comedian and juggler Marcus Monroe will bring his one-man show, IAMFAMOUS, to Joe's Pub May 21 at 7:30pm. This revealing and provocative show documents Marcus's real life journey in the pursuit of becoming the world's first famous juggler. (more...)

Undermain Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE DROLL, THE NIGHT ALIVE & MoreUndermain Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE DROLL, THE NIGHT ALIVE & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Katherine Owens, Artistic Director of Undermain Theatre has released the season line-up for 2015-16 saying,  "We are now in our in 32nd year of exploring new writing and revisiting seminal modern works at the Undermain Theatre. Next season we will present a powerful season of premieres, monumental drama, and cutting edge performance with four mainstage productions, each a portrait of a family, bound by blood or by circumstance, confronting the forces of darkness. Two world-premieres bookend a regional premiere of one of the contemporary stage's leading theatrical voices and a masterwork of modern drama by a man some call the father of the American Theater." (more...)

ORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

1960. Backstage at London's Royal Court Theatre. Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier have been persuaded to work together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan. Welles has agreed to direct Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugene Ionesco's masterpiece Rhinoceros. But with Olivier's eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 SeasonTHE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Today, Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker announced the 49-year-old professional nonprofit theater's 2015-16 season. (more...)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares Tomorrow 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares Tomorrow 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) and the City of Chicago honor William Shakespeare's 451st Birthday with an official proclamation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel declaring April 23rd Talk Like Shakespeare Day. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Finds Lumiere- Listen to Ewan McGregor Sing!STAGE TUBE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Finds Lumiere- Listen to Ewan McGregor Sing!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

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KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Following its Edinburgh Fringe 2014 sell out success, the critically acclaimed Kingmaker hits The Arts Theatre in London and The Marlborough Theatre at The Brighton Fringe this Spring.  The writers of previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie - Unfinished Business have teamed with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors of power. Alan Cox is directed by Hannah Eidinow in Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's Kingmaker, the story of a fictional yet strangely familiar political figure whose bumbling bonhomie disguises a fierce determination and a heart of steel.  The subject matter of this biting satire is expected to be brought into sharp focus in the last few days of campaigning for the general election and the inevitable political frenzy that follows during the mad month of May.   (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets Full Cast for Australian Premiere SeasonMATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets Full Cast for Australian Premiere Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Full casting for the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has been announced with rehearsals commencing in Sydney next week. (more...)

Be His Guest- Ewan McGregor Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as Lumiere!Be His Guest- Ewan McGregor Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as Lumiere!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson andDan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston.Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Josh Gad will take on the role of Le Fou, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Garderobe. Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen is set to take on Cogsworth, and he recently wrote about his first day in rehearsal in London. Check out his full diary entry below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fish Out of Water on NEVILLE'S ISLANDBWW Reviews: Fish Out of Water on NEVILLE'S ISLAND
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 15, 2015

NEVILLE'S ISLAND is a fish out of water story about four guys trying to bond and survive on a corporate team building excursion gone awry. Strong performances from Jim Loutzenhiser, Alexander Platt, Brooks Reeves, and Brandon Whitehead can't rescue them from playwright Tim Firth's overlong comedy trying to be a psychological thriller. (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

DMT to Present Thornton Wilder's SKIN OF OUR TEETH, 5/21-6/14DMT to Present Thornton Wilder's SKIN OF OUR TEETH, 5/21-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre has announced the final show in our 2014-2015 Journeys Season: Thornton Wilder's vast absurd comedy about the human race: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. (more...)

Jason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 SeasonJason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, has announced initial casting and creative teams for its 2015 Season with the musicals My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, and Little Shop of Horrors on the Mainstage; Ed Dixon's new play Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose and True Love on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT IL MUSICAL: ecco il Billy Elliot italianoBILLY ELLIOT IL MUSICAL: ecco il Billy Elliot italiano
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

L'attesissima versione italiana di "Billy Elliot, il Musical", la prima al mondo non in inglese, firmata e prodotta da Massimo Romeo Piparo, ha il suo protagonista. (more...)

DEAD SIMPLE Coming to Theatre Royal GlasgowDEAD SIMPLE Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist will return to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date Dead Simple. A host of famous faces - including Gray O'Brien (Coronation Street) as Detective Roy Grace, Jamie Lomas (Eastenders, Hollyoaks) as Michael Harrison, Rik Makarem (Emmerdale, Torchwood) as Mark Warren, Michael McKell (Doctors, Emmerdale) as Bradley Cunningham and introducing Glasgow actress Gemma Stroyan (Taggart) as Ashley Harper - bring the next claustrophobically thrilling instalment of Peter James' work to life at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 18 until Saturday 23 May 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release World Premiere Single, ONE VOICESTAGE TUBE: Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release World Premiere Single, ONE VOICE
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

'One Voice' is a brand new recording by Brian May and Kerry Ellis, just completed and being rushed for release Monday 13 April. The video of Brian and Kerry's performance of the song is already available to be viewed at Brian's Official YouTube channel. We have a first look below! (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Announces Its 38th Season, Featuring N.N.N.N., SOLO ECHO and MoreHubbard Street Dance Announces Its 38th Season, Featuring N.N.N.N., SOLO ECHO and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2015-16 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 East Randolph Street, are available immediately as a Season 38 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in August 2015. (more...)

'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the new play "LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY," playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath. (more...)

LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

They were married actors. Who worked together, almost exclusively, for decades. Stage actors who chose to turn down big-money offers from Hollywood. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ruled Broadway, toured the nation and even played London's West End in the middle of World War II. With the Theatre Guild, they took low salaries to play in acclaimed productions of Shaw, O'Neill and Shakespeare; as well as three plays by their good friend Noel Coward. Laurence Olivier once said, 'Everything I know about acting I learned from Alfred Lunt.' A Broadway theater was named for them in 1958, and the Cole Porter musical 'KISS ME KATE' was inspired by their on and off-stage battles. Hugely famous in their time, they are now almost completely forgotten by the general public. (more...)

Playwright Ken Ludwig Visits LEND ME A TENOR Cast at Ursinus CollegePlaywright Ken Ludwig Visits LEND ME A TENOR Cast at Ursinus College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

Internationally-known playwright Ken Ludwig, writer of Lend Me a Tenor, will be on the Ursinus College campus to meet with the students who brought that play to the stage two weeks ago. (more...)

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