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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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Tony Nominee Anne Meara, Ben Stiller's Mother, Has DiedTony Nominee Anne Meara, Ben Stiller's Mother, Has Died
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Anne Meara passed away on Saturday. She was 85. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The MarshGeoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Marsh has announced award-winning actor/playwright Geoff Hoyle's newest solo show Lear's Shadow will extend, with continuing performances through June 27. It may be business-as-usual when great tragedians such as Laurence Olivier, Sir Ian McKellen, and Paul Scofield perform in King Lear, but this time a great clown tackles Shakespeare's masterpiece. Audiences experience King Lear like never before as the Jester (played by Hoyle), recently unemployed, tells his side to Shakespeare's most tragic, cosmic, and human of stories in this poignant solo performance. Lear's Shadow, written in collaboration with and directed by the master of the solo form David Ford, will run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm through May 30. Beginning June 4, Lear's Shadow will be performed Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh (1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco).  For tickets ($20-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Simon Webbe & Gareth Gates to Star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGSSimon Webbe & Gareth Gates to Star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that's trotting into the West End this summer. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence OlivierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

Robert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This AutumnRobert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (more...)

Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary SeasonTHE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

2015 marks Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s first decade of providing a creative home for performing artists to develop and showcase work in New York City, where artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov's vision for a performing arts center has become a thriving reality. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Sells Out Des Moines EngagementTHE LION KING Tour Sells Out Des Moines Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Des Moines, which concluded on Sunday, May 17 at the Des Moines Civic Center. The triumphant three-week return grossed over $4.1 million at the box office and entertained nearly 60,000 patrons during 24 performances.   (more...)

Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Center for the Performing Arts on Sale 5/31Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Center for the Performing Arts on Sale 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Sunday, May 31 at 10 a.m. San Jose's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Center for the Performing Arts stage on Wednesday, September 9 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, October 4. The opening night is Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. The show's six-week premiere engagement in 2006 played a sold-out run at the Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James TheatreTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run of three weeks, directed by Adam Lenson. This special 20th Anniversary production of Songs for a New World will feature an award-winning cast, including Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley and Dean-John Wilson, alongside a five piece band. (more...)

James Lloyd Reynolds and Jamison Stern to Lead Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Full Cast Announced!James Lloyd Reynolds and Jamison Stern to Lead Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Goodspeed has just announced the cast of its upcoming production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Check out the full cast below! Get ready for "a little guts and a lot of glitter" as Goodspeed Musicals delivers a sassy, joyous production of La Cage aux Folles beginning June 26th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Beyond its popularity as a heartwarming and beloved musical, it is a record-setter. La Cage aux Folles is the only musical that has won the Tony Award for Best Production (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ed Dixon in Sharon Playhouse's GEORGIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Ed Dixon in Sharon Playhouse's GEORGIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 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. (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are delighted to announce the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016.Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016. (more...)

Charlene Brooks to Bring an Evening of Sondheim to the Skokie Theatre, 6/27Charlene Brooks to Bring an Evening of Sondheim to the Skokie Theatre, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Chicago born singer, cabaret performer, writer, lyricist and actress, Charlene Brooks, returns to the Skokie Theatre in Putting It Together, directed by Dale Calandra, Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. Brooks will be performing with her six piece band including Kevin Disch, piano; Jim Cox, bass; Eric Monzka, drums and Doug Schuler on trumpet leading the horn section. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling 847.677.7761 or visiting skokietheatre.com. (more...)

Verkaik, Erivo And More Announced As Jason Robert Brown's Special Guests, May 26!Verkaik, Erivo And More Announced As Jason Robert Brown's Special Guests, May 26!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Today, the special guest artists for Jason Robert Brown's concert have been announced. Taking the stage, Broadway and West End sensation Willemijn Verkaik (star of Women On The Verge Of A nervous Breakdown, Wicked), Cynthia Erivo (The Colour Purple, I Can't Sing), Eleanor Worthington Cox (Youngest ever recipient of a Laurence Olivier Award), Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music) and West End stars Oliver Tompsett and Matt Henry who will all bring his dazzling scores to life with full orchestra. (more...)

Developmental Workshop of 'GEORGIE' with Ed Dixon Begins 5/14 at Sharon PlayhouseDevelopmental Workshop of 'GEORGIE' with Ed Dixon Begins 5/14 at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 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. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre's Summer Season to Include LESERE, 'VIVIEN' & MoreJermyn Street Theatre's Summer Season to Include LESERE, 'VIVIEN' & More
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Continuing its 21st anniversary year, Jermyn Street Theatre today announces two plays for the summer months and gives a sneak preview into the autumn season. (more...)

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