Laurence Olivier News

Date Of Birth:
May 22, 1907
Date Of Death:
July 11, 1989 (82)
Birth Place:
Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
TRIVIA 5: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER, 10/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 21, 2014

Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Tuesday, September 30, to Sunday, October 5! And before opening night, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m. (more...)

Anthony Hopkins to Star in New Thriller, GO WITH ME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Deadline reports that Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins is joining Kidnapping Freddy Heineken's Daniel Alfredson on new thriller, GO WITH ME. Presented by Enderby Entertainment and The Gotham Group, GO WITH ME is based on Castle Freeman Jr.'s 2008 novel of the same title. (more...)

TRIVIA 4: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER, 10/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 19, 2014

Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Tuesday, September 30, to Sunday, October 5! And before opening night, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m. (more...)

TRIVIA 3: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER, 10/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 13, 2014

Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Tuesday, September 30, to Sunday, October 5! And before opening night, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY PERFECT MIND, Young Vic, September 9 2014
by Laura Jones - Sep 12, 2014

The autobiographical My Perfect Mind has returned to the Young Vic before embarking on a UK and International tour. Directed by Kathryn Hunter (well-known as the first British actress to play King Lear at the Young Vic) and starring Paul Hunter and veteran actor Edward Petherbridge, it takes the audience on a trip through Petherbridge's life. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE 39 STEPS, 10/16-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, follows up on the success of their critically acclaimed 2014-15 season opener Funny Girl with one of Broadway's most entertaining shows, The 39 Steps. Equal parts Hitchcock masterpiece and thrilling spy novel, The 39 Steps is a high-speed comedy smash hit that follows Patrick Barlow and John Buchan's iconic hero Richard Hannay as he finds himself embroiled in a riotous chase dodging police and charming ladies across England and Scotland. Winner of two Tony Awards and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The 39 Steps blends virtuoso performances with wildly inventive stagecraft amounting to an unforgettable evening in the theatre. The 39 Steps will run October 16 - November 2, 2014 at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Press night for The 39 Steps will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014. Single tickets range in price from $23 - $42 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES to Return to London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

A Faustian musical about baseball may not be the most obvious plot choice but this production is gutsy and exciting and is certainly good reason to hurry to The Landor. Damn Yankees is back! Damn Yankees will play the Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH from Wednesday 1st October to Saturday 8th November 2014. Press night is set for Tuesday 7th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/10- CATS
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2014

Today in 2000, Cats closed at the Wintergarden Theatre, where it ran for 7485 performances. Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982, each time directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne; it won numerous awards, including both the Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

TRIVIA 2: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER, 10/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 08, 2014

Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Tuesday, September 30, to Sunday, October 5! And before opening night, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m. (more...)

TRIVIA 1: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER, 10/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 04, 2014

Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Tuesday, September 30 to Sunday, October 5! And before opening night, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m. (more...)

Official: KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Following its Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St James' Theatre this September for a strictly limited run. (more...)

VIVIEN: LETTER TO LARRY, Starring Susie Lindeman, Comes to Jermyn Street Theatre, Sept 29-Nov 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Following the Paris World Premiere season in 2013, and special performances celebrating Vivien Leigh's 100th anniversary, Donald Macdonald's new VIVIEN: Letter to Larry plays Jermyn Street Theatre's inaugural Matinee Seasons, in Autumn 2014, starring Susie Lindeman. The show runs 29 September - 5 November 2014 at Jermyn Street Theatre. Press performance October 1 2.30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brand New Trailer Released for UK Tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL - First Look!
by Stage Tube - Sep 02, 2014

The UK and Ireland tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL® premiered Wednesday 30 July at the Grand Theatre in Leeds then launches in Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Milton Keynes with further venues still to be announced. Check out a first look at the brand new trailer below! (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA the musical will hold a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need on Tuesday 4 November 2014. The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio 2's Sir Terry Wogan with a special appearance from the charity's mascot, Pudsey. BBC Radio 2 presenters and celebrities will be in attendance alongside members of the public. At least 50% of the proceeds from this performance will benefit the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and its work with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. (more...)

Lesli Margherita & Alexis Fishman to Join Patty & Emily at The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

After two successful shows in the winter, Patty & Emily are bringing their special brand of fangirl enthusiasm to The Laurie Beechman! Join in the obsessive Broadway chat with this late night talk show. Patty & Emily, along with their music director Jeremy Robin Lyons, will welcome Broadway guests Lesli Margherita, Alexis Fishman, and more for performances and interviews, all the while gushing over them embarrassingly. There will be gasping, laughing, probably a lot of tears, and a whole lot of Broadway love. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

KINGMAKER, Starring Alan Cox, to Transfer to London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that star Alan Cox will travel with KINGMAKER when the play transfers from Edinburgh Fringe to the St. James Theatre Studio in London, beginning September 25, 2014. (more...)

The Future of Independent Trek: Star Trek: Axanar Raises More Than $650,000 Through Kickstarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Star Trek fans worldwide made their voices heard by donating over $650,000 on Kickstarter and through PayPal to finance the independent film Star Trek: Axanar (follow-up to the highly-successful - and Kickstarter-funded - short, Prelude to Axanar). The viral marketing campaign stands as a prime example of the power of grassroots social media efforts, and was capped by actor George Takei, Star Trek's original Sulu, taking to Facebook and Twitter to promote the project, boosting its final tally by 50-percent on its last day. Spearheaded by producer/writer Alec Peters and writer/director Christian Gossett, creator of the critically acclaimed graphic novel The Red Star, Star Trek: Axanar is the story of Captain Kirk's hero, Garth of Izar, a character only seen in one episode of the original Star Trek. Axanar focuses on Garth and his crew during the Four Years War with the Klingon Empire, twenty-one years before the original Star Trek - a war that almost tore apart the Federation and set the stage for Star Trek mythology as we know it. Peters, who wrote the original fan fiction twenty years ago, partnered with Gossett to turn the story into a screenplay worthy of inclusion in the Trek universe. The duo worked hard to show that Axanar would distinguish itself from other fan-based Star Trek productions by bringing in acting (and science fiction) legends Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, Richard Hatch, Gary Graham, and J.G. Hertzler to play the key roles, and an award-winning crew including Oscar-winning sound designer Frank Serafine (The Hunt for Red October), and makeup artist Kevin Haney (Driving Miss Daisy). They are complemented by visual-effects magician Tobias Richter, whose work has been used in the remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays. 'There is no difference between this and any other terrifically managed and organized independent production I've ever been a part of - this is much better than almost all of them,' says actor J.G. Hertzler, who portrays Starfleet Admiral Samuel Travis. An initial successful Kickstarter campaign in March 2014 raised over $100,000 to produce Prelude to Axanar; a 20-minute short film modeled after the PBS documentaries of Ken Burns and the Sir Laurence Olivier-narrated The World at War. The short gives the viewer a look at the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar and presents both a historical and personal account of the war. In addition, it allowed the cast and crew to prove their ability to deliver a professional-quality Star Trek production. 'In twenty minutes, Prelude gave us new Star Trek characters and situations and proved that it was worthy of the name Star Trek,' said Robert Meyer-Burnett, award-winning writer and director of the film Free Enterprise and many other Star Trek productions. So what made this crowdfunding campaign so successful? 'The most important part was Prelude itself,' said Peters, 'because it gave us enormous credibility. Combine that with an amazingly-loyal and passionate group of donors from our first Kickstarter, who tirelessly evangelized for us, and the aid of the geek media, which got behind the project after seeing our first trailer, and there was no stopping the momentum we'd built up.' About Star Trek: Axanar Star Trek: Axanar is a not-for-profit film project produced by Axanar Productions, Inc. Axanar uses the intellectual property of CBS, Star Trek rights holder, under the provision that Axanar is completely non-commercial. Axanar is being funded entirely through donations from fans. In March 2014, the short film Prelude to Axanar executed a successful fundraiser that totaled over $100,000. Prelude was filmed in May and premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on July 26, 2014, launching the feature-length film's Kickstarter campaign that raised over $650,000 on Kickstarter and PayPal. Axanar begins pre-production in September with production scheduled to begin early 2015. Additional information can be found at www.startrekaxanar.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StarTrekAxanar Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/194429923/star-trek-axanar Twitter: https://twitter.com/startrekaxanar Please note: STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios, Inc. This film, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of? material created by the filmmakers are not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise. (more...)

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