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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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Tom Hiddleston Wishes Fans a 'Merry Christmas' in Facebook PerformanceTom Hiddleston Wishes Fans a 'Merry Christmas' in Facebook Performance
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Tom Hiddleston turned to his official Facebook page to wish his fans happy holidays with a performance of 'Merry Christmas.' Click here to watch (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned ActingBWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - Dec 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the best person to we can discuss this fresh, modern take on the beloved Christmas story with. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

National Arts Club Hosts 40th Anniversary Screening of THE REHEARSALNational Arts Club Hosts 40th Anniversary Screening of THE REHEARSAL
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

The National Arts Club hosted a 40th anniversary screening of Jules Dassin's The Rehearsal, released in 1974. (more...)

Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Ovations Night Club Begins Next MonthSondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Ovations Night Club Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Main Street Theater begins 2015 with the Stephen Sondheim musical revue Putting It Together. The production will be at Ovations Night Club in Rice Village (next door to MST's village home) while the theater undergoes renovation. (more...)

THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre has announce dthe second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, February 6 - March 15, 2015, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Extra Performance of SHREK Added at Lyceum TheatreExtra Performance of SHREK Added at Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Sheffield Theatres have announced that due to popular demand, an extra performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL. at the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday 7 June at 5.00pm has been added to the run. Tickets for the extra performance go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 12 December. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Sells Out Milwaukee EngagementDisney's THE LION KING Sells Out Milwaukee Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING set a record for the highest-grossing week in Milwaukee theatrical history with a gross of $1,687,572.60 at The Milwaukee Theatre for the week ending November 30, 2014. This breaks the previous record of $1.6 million set by THE LION KING during its premiere engagement for the week ending March 2, 2008. This four-week return, which concluded on Sunday, December 7, entertained more than 94,000 patrons during 32 performances and generated over $6 million at the box office during the entire run. Group Sales contributed $1,288,500 of the $6 million generated and surpassed the amount generated by groups during the last engagement of THE LION KING. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Coming to WolverhamptonSHREK THE MUSICAL Coming to Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Nigel Harman who starred as Lord Farquaad in the west end production, winning him the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

MATILDA Recoups Broadway Investment!MATILDA Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Matilda The Musical has paid back its $16 million investment on Broadway, making the show a rare hit simultaneously on Broadway and in London's West End. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 12/5 for Disney's THE LION KING in Cincinnati This SpringTickets Go on Sale 12/5 for Disney's THE LION KING in Cincinnati This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Cincinnati announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 5 at 9AM. Cincinnati's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Aronoff Center stage on March 31 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, April 26. The show's 8-week premiere engagement in 2003 played a sold-out run at the Aronoff Center. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Begins 12/10 at Broward Stage Door TheatreFIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Begins 12/10 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Dec 1, 2014

Rolling Stone Magazine ranked pioneering musician, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan number 59 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Known as 'The King of Jukebox', and 'The Grandfather of Rock 'n Roll', Jordan's music appealed to everyone - regularly topping music charts - mainstream, top ten, and pop - from the 1930s swing era into the 1950's rock and roll revolution In Five Guys Named Moe playwright Clarke Peters has fashioned an exciting, exhilarating, and exuberantly loving tribute to Jordan and his music. The production will run at Broward Stage Door Theatre from December 10th through January 18th. (more...)

BODYGUARD - DAS MUSICAL wird ab November 2015 Deutschland begeisternBODYGUARD - DAS MUSICAL wird ab November 2015 Deutschland begeistern
by Iris Moebius - Nov 27, 2014

Mit der Deutschlandpremiere von BODYGUARD - DAS MUSICAL kehrt die Domstadt nach funf Jahren zuruck auf die Landkarte der Musical-Metropolen und beherbergt ab November 2015 eine internationale Spitzenproduktion mit festem Standort im Musical Dome. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Sets TOP GIRLS for January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den TheatreThe Arc Theatre Sets TOP GIRLS for January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in Lincoln Center Theatre's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX in 2015Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in Lincoln Center Theatre's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub will be featured in its upcoming production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which will be directed by Sam Gold, will begin previews Thursday, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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