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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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The Malachites to Present BAFTA Nominee John McEnery in KING LEARThe Malachites to Present BAFTA Nominee John McEnery in KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Starring BAFTA-NOMINATED actor and modern Shakespeare-great JOHN MCENERY (National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe) in the title role, The Malachites are proud to announce our latest production - Shakespeare's monumental pagan tragedy KING LEAR. (more...)

The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents Enter Laughing - The Musical, featuring a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). Musical Direction is by Gerald Sternbach. The show will run for 23 performances only, February 8 - March 1, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

NT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This JulyNT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is pleased to announce an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role of Everyman, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Stuart Reid, Melissa James & More Join Cast of THE BODYGUARD UK Tour; Full Company Set!Stuart Reid, Melissa James & More Join Cast of THE BODYGUARD UK Tour; Full Company Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD www.thebodyguardmusical.com. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour opens at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 12 February 2015. (more...)

Tony Winner Jim Dale Bringing Solo Show to LondonTony Winner Jim Dale Bringing Solo Show to London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Following his huge Off-Broadway success in New York, Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale will bring his critically acclaimed show, Just Jim Dale, to London's West End in May this year. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This SpringAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansburyreturns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. (more...)

Joan Curto to Bring Sondheim 85th Birthday Tribute to Chicago, 3/07-28Joan Curto to Bring Sondheim 85th Birthday Tribute to Chicago, 3/07-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Called 'a cabaret icon' by NBC Chicago, After Dark Award-winning vocalist Joan Curto performs her new tribute show Joan Curto Sings Sondheim- everybody says don't, that will be marking the 85th birthday of celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim (March 23, 1925). (more...)

Ferrante's 'Caesar' Celebrates 15th Season at Teatro ZinZanniFerrante's 'Caesar' Celebrates 15th Season at Teatro ZinZanni
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Actor/director Frank Ferrante commences his 15th season with Teatro ZinZanni when the Seattle-based cirque show opens it's latest offering The Hot Spot on February 5. The run plays through June 7. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Powerhouse Performances Fuel THE MEMORY OF WATER at the Promenade PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Powerhouse Performances Fuel THE MEMORY OF WATER at the Promenade Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Jan 17, 2015

The Promenade Players Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of THE MEMORY OF WATER, a witty and moving exploration of family dynamics by British playwright Shelagh Stephenson. Winner of the 'Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy,' this absorbingly entertaining play is full of dark humor and heart featuring three sisters - paranoid Mary, uptight Teresa, and strung out and bratty Catherine - who have returned home on the eve of their mother's funeral after her battle with Alzheimer's. (more...)

SHREK Coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next MonthSHREK Coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Direct from London (where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people), the production is based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film and brings the much-loved characters to life. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, Premiering Tonight at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, Premiering Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

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 tonight, January 16, through February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Gimme Love! KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Is Ready To Weave Another Web Over BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: Gimme Love! KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Is Ready To Weave Another Web Over Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 16, 2015

Today we are revisiting a dynamic 1990s Best Musical winner poised for a Broadway revival should the recent all-star reading having proved worthwhile, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse to Host Developmental Workshop of GEORGIE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GEORGE ROSESharon Playhouse to Host Developmental Workshop of GEORGIE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GEORGE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present a developmental workshop of Ed Dixon's Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose to kick off its 2015 Season from May 14-17 and May 28-31 in the Stage 2 at the Bok Gallery. John Simpkins directs. (more...)

Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSERAnthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play "The Dresser," set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Starz Picks Up BBC's THE DRESSER, Starring Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellenStarz Picks Up BBC's THE DRESSER, Starring Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play 'The Dresser,' set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes "pride" in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

GILMORE GIRLS Creator Remembers Edward Hermann: 'I Could Never Repay You'GILMORE GIRLS Creator Remembers Edward Hermann: 'I Could Never Repay You'
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

In an new interview with TV Line, 'Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino recalled meeting the actor for the very first time. (more...)

Silver Spring Stage to Present ORSON'S SHADOW, 1/9-31Silver Spring Stage to Present ORSON'S SHADOW, 1/9-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Silver Spring Stage presents Orson's Shadow by Austin Pendleton, directed and produced by Seth Ghitelman, which draws back the curtain on a fascinating and witty portrayal of theater titans jockeying for control while rehearsing a new play. Orson's Shadow, the area community theater premiere, will perform weekends January 9 to January 31, 2015. (more...)

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