Laurence Olivier News

Date of Birth: May 22, 1907
Date of Death: July 11, 1989 (82)
Birth Place: Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
John Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian SandsJohn Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian Sands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance, are proud to announce the return of Julian Sands (Room With a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, directed by acclaimed actor and director John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, The Caretaker).  Originally presented during The Irish Rep's 2012-13 Theater Season, the critically acclaimed solo show returns for a strictly-limited engagement from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through The Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

FSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin AwardFSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman will be honored at the 43rd Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 25, 2016. (more...)

Beverley Knight to 'Dig Deeper' in THE BODYGUARD's Summer Return to LondonBeverley Knight to 'Dig Deeper' in THE BODYGUARD's Summer Return to London
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Fresh from a tour of the UK and Ireland, THE BODYGUARD is headed back to the West End with original star Beverley Knight in the spotlight. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

The Firehouse Theatre to Stage BILLY ELLIOT This SummerThe Firehouse Theatre to Stage BILLY ELLIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Firehouse Theatre will present the regional premiere of Billy Elliot the Musical this summer. The Production Committee has decided to move the previously slated summer musicals (Seussical and The Music Man) to a future season in order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. The Firehouse Theatre's production of Billy Elliot will be brought to life by an award-winning creative team led by Derek Whitener and Rebecca Lowrey.  Adult and youth auditions will be announced on our website and Facebook page shortly. (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Stage Tube: Owen Teale Discusses GASLIGHTStage Tube: Owen Teale Discusses GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

GASLIGHT premiered in London in 1938 and immediately became an international success. In 1944, it was adapted into an iconic film starring Ingrid Bergman. Since then, the play has become a staple of theatre companies in Britain but rarely seen in North America. This brand new production will be mounted in the U.K. before travelling across the Atlantic to the Ed Mirvish Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Brings Broadgrass to Life in New Solo Show; Watch Highlights!STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Brings Broadgrass to Life in New Solo Show; Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

Earlier this month, Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo performed his sold-out solo show at London's Union Chapel - with special guests including Ashleigh Gray and Hadley Fraser. At the show, Karimloo highlighted his iconic 'broadgrass' sound with performances of everything from his interpretation of 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning' (a must-watch) to 'Wagon Wheel.' Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Baritone Paulo Szot to Play 'Henry Higgins' in Brazil's MY FAIR LADYBaritone Paulo Szot to Play 'Henry Higgins' in Brazil's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Baritone Paulo Szot is set to play Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY with Jorge Takla directing.  It will debut in Brazil where Szot became popular as an opera singer.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSE
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of BalletThe Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from 11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

Virginia Rep Opens the Italian Classic, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAYVirginia Rep Opens the Italian Classic, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Virginia Rep announces the opening of the Italian Classic, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, by Eduardo de Filippo on Friday, February 12. Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. (more...)

Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series Announces 2016/17 Lineup - CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL and More!Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series Announces 2016/17 Lineup - CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, was pleased to announce the CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series 16/17 season lineup today.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Reunites with Old Pal Hadley Fraser for Valjean Duet!STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Reunites with Old Pal Hadley Fraser for Valjean Duet!
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2016

Just last night, Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo performed his sold-out solo show at London's Union Chapel - with special guests including Ashleigh Gray and Hadley Fraser. Below, check out Ramin and Hadley's stunning duet of 'Bring Him Home.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ramin Karimloo LIVE at the Union Chapel!Photo Coverage: Ramin Karimloo LIVE at the Union Chapel!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo performed his sold-out solo show at London's Union Chapel - with special guests including Ashleigh Gray and Hadley Fraser.  (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 20, 2016

MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center (more...)

GASLIGHT, Featuring GAME OF THRONES Stars, Opens Tonight at Ed Mirvish TheatreGASLIGHT, Featuring GAME OF THRONES Stars, Opens Tonight at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

David Mirvish presents Patrick Hamilton's classic mystery thriller GASLIGHT, running now through through Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the newly reconfigured 1,384 seat Ed Mirvish Theatre. Media night is tonight, January 20, at 8pm. (more...)

KING CHARLES III with Robert Powell Coming to Lyceum Next MonthKING CHARLES III with Robert Powell Coming to Lyceum Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Multi-award winning play King Charles III, starring Robert Powell, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 1 - Saturday 6 February, exploring the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & MoreWAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & More
by Jessica Khan - Jan 19, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelsey Grammer flies back to Neverland, SKELETON CREW opens at the Atlantic and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Storm Theatre Company's COLLABORATORS, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Storm Theatre Company's COLLABORATORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

This month, The Storm Theatre Company presents the North American Premiere of the 2012 Olivier Award-winning play COLLABORATORS by John Hodge, directed by Peter Dobbins. COLLABORATORS plays at Grand Hall (440 Grand Street at St. Mary's Church), opening tonight, January 14, and running through February 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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