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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
Iconic Musical Thriller SWEENEY TODD to Play Pieter Toerien's Montecasino TheatreIconic Musical Thriller SWEENEY TODD to Play Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre will play host to Steven Stead's production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller, which first premiered on Broadway in 1979. (more...)

CITY OF ANGELS Coming to Melbourne This NovemberCITY OF ANGELS Coming to Melbourne This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Winner of six Tony Awards and 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best Musical Revival, City of Angels is set to thrill and delight Melbourne audiences when it plays at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, for four shows only from November 5 to November 8. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster on Friday August 7. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015. (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

John Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes AnnouncedJohn Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

FromMonday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical"THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY and 'PINOCCHIO' Set for the Greenwich Theatre This AugustTHE WHO'S TOMMY and 'PINOCCHIO' Set for the Greenwich Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

A go-getting young producer of new musical theatre is filling the normally quiet month of August at Greenwich Theatre with two full-length musicals to appeal to a wide range of audience -- The Who's Tommy and The Adventures of Pinocchio. (more...)

Tori Amos' New Musical THE LIGHT PRINCESS to Receive Cast Recording; Release Date Announced!Tori Amos' New Musical THE LIGHT PRINCESS to Receive Cast Recording; Release Date Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics is set to release the cast album ofThe Light Princesson October 9.Called 'magical' by the UK'sIndependent, the musical byTori AmosandSamuel Adamsondebuted at the National Theatre in London in the fall of 2013. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast of its last production of the 2014/2015 season. Buddy- TheBuddy HollyStory playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORYBWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 22, 2015

Set before 'the day the music died,' Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of rock star Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to fame in the late 1950s-before his life was cut short, along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, in a 1959 plane crash. (more...)

KING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This FallKING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End,King Charles IIIembarks on a UK tour this autumn.Robert Powellwill take on the role of King Charles. (more...)

Photo Exclusive! First Look at James Barry, Matt Allen and More in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at North Carolina Theatre, Opening Tonight!Photo Exclusive! First Look at James Barry, Matt Allen and More in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at North Carolina Theatre, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast of its last production of the 2014/2015 season. Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out an exclusive first look below! (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Violetta Farjeon, Star of West End's THE BOY FRIEND, Dies at 91Violetta Farjeon, Star of West End's THE BOY FRIEND, Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

West End star and French actress Violetta Farjeon (aka "Chou") passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, the Telegraph writes. She was 91. (more...)

McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from13 August, for a strictly limited season until7 November. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A new junior version of CHILDREN OF EDEN hits the stage, DRIVING MISS DAISY screens on PBS, two Broadway cast recordings are released and more! (more...)

'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Old Globe has announced an extra-special appearance-an hour-long interview/conversation with one of America's great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You-on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. preview of his new and very popular play, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

LETTER TO LARRY Begins Next Month at Jermyn Street TheatreLETTER TO LARRY Begins Next Month at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

In a year that sees a host of events about England's first female Hollywood star, Vivien Leigh returns to the West End this summer. Following the centenary year of her birth and chiming with the new Vivien archive at the V&A, the Vivien season at the BFI and the Starring Vivien Leigh exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Letter To Larry brings the very essence of the celebrated actress to Jermyn Street Theatre over August after its critically acclaimed world premiere in Paris. (more...)

'Dressed by Angels' Exhibition to Open at The Old Truman Brewery in October'Dressed by Angels' Exhibition to Open at The Old Truman Brewery in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Dressed by Angels will open at The Old Truman Brewery on 2nd October 2015. This brand new interactive exhibition tells the story behind the world's greatest costume house, presenting visitors with an irresistible mix of costumes, drama and history. Angels Costumiers has been dressing the world for 175 years, including countless Oscar and BAFTA Award winning films, and Olivier and Tony Award winning theatre. Over seven generations of one family, Angels has become the premiere costumier to the world. This is their story in costumes. Tickets go on sale this Friday 17th July from dressedbyangels.co.uk. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Stage TALKING HEADS, 7/31-8/9Elements Theatre Company to Stage TALKING HEADS, 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Elements Theatre Company offers Cape audiences a rare treat; the opportunity to experience Alan Bennett's award-winning Talking Heads, a series of monologues originally created for BBC television in 1987. These brilliantly composed scenes are considered a classic of contemporary drama. (more...)

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