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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
New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 SlateNew York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

Mischief Theatre's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Booking Into April 2017Mischief Theatre's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Booking Into April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong today announce the extension of their critically acclaimed brand new smash-hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery which has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 23 April 2017, completing a year in the West End. The production opened last week at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews and has already taken more than £1m at the box office. (more...)

Simon Callow Defends White Actors Using Black Makeup, Cisgender Actors in Transgender RolesSimon Callow Defends White Actors Using Black Makeup, Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

An interview to promote his new film, 'Golden Years,' segued into a controversial subject. (more...)

Garth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand MarshalsGarth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand Marshals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Dance Parade New York is pleased to announce that contemporary dance choreographer Garth Fagan, KS 360 aka 'Kwikstep' street dance veteran and global DJ, and B-Girl Rokafella, pioneer female hip-hop and break dancer, are headlining as Grand Marshals at the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Santiago Sosa Talks Nashville Shakes' Apprentice CompanyBWW Interview: Santiago Sosa Talks Nashville Shakes' Apprentice Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 23, 2016

Since coming to Nashville two years ago, actor/director/teacher Santiago Sosa has found his new theater home to be 'very welcoming and warm' as he's been graciously accepted into the family of artists who make Music City their home. And now, with auditions for Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Apprentice Company on the horizon (April 28 and 29), he's anxious to himself welcome new folks into the ever-growing family of theater types who are bent on improving their skills, expanding their understanding of all things Shakespeare and adding to their own personal bags of theatrical tricks - all while establishing roots in Tennessee. (more...)

Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling ShowVancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ Vancouver audiences are eagerly anticipating VO's full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical Evita. Less than two weeks remain until opening night and ticket sales are outpacing any show in the company's history! As of this week, the best selection of tickets is available for the Friday, May 6th evening performance and Sunday, May 8thmatinée. (more...)

Rosemary Ashe to Lead British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, May 11Rosemary Ashe to Lead British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, May 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres - and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, arrives and comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert. - the storms begin to brew! (more...)

Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This MayFilm Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Return to San Diego This FallDisney's THE LION KING to Return to San Diego This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway/San Diego 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, April 15th at 10am. (more...)

Breaking News: MATILDA Will Take Final Broadway Bow in 2017Breaking News: MATILDA Will Take Final Broadway Bow in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award® winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL will close on January 1, 2017, it was announced today. By then, it will have played 37 previews, 1,555 regular performances, and one Actors Fund performance. The production opened on April 11, 2013 (previews began March 4) at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). 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...)

Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & MoreCapital Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Capital Stage is proud to announce its 2016-17 Season: Love & War. Capital Stage's 12th Season, and Michael Stevenson's inaugural Season as Producing Artistic Director, explores the fierce human struggle to connect - and the turbulent forces that keep us apart. These unique stories will include Capital Stage's 3rd National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, a Pulitzer Prize and 5 time Tony Award Winner, 4 Sacramento Premieres and two theatre classics. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA This MayActors Co-op to Present Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth and final show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with DANCING AT LUGHNASA, by Brian Friel, choreography by Julie Hall and directed by Heather Chesley. (more...)

Martin Shaw to Star in West End Transfer of HOBSON'S CHOICEMartin Shaw to Star in West End Transfer of HOBSON'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of this classic comedy, HOBSON'S CHOICEwill play at London's Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8th June - Saturday 10th September. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', THE BODYGUARD and More Set for Broadway Sacramento's 2016-17 Season'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', THE BODYGUARD and More Set for Broadway Sacramento's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

California Musical Theatre announced the 2016-17 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring four shows not previously presented in the series, one of which has been produced in the round at Music Circus a number of times but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

Owen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in LondonOwen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in London
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

Tony-winning actor Owen Teale will venture into Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND opposite Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart this Autumn, according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye. The GAME OF THRONES actor will take on the role of Briggs. (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Stage Award-Winning Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGECreative Cauldron to Stage Award-Winning Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America), score by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award, Fun Home), and directed by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. Caroline, or Change was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2004 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2007. Tesori's Drama Desk Award-Winning score combines spiritual music with blues, Motown, classical and Jewish klezmer music. The production will run from May 5th through May 29th, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church. Press Night is May 7th, 2016 at 8 PM. (more...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with OKLAHOMA!Trinity Rep to Close Season with OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

?Trinity Rep closes out its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, directed and choreographed by 2015 Emmy Award winner Richard Jenkins and Sharon Jenkins. Oklahoma! runs May 5-June 5, 2016. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING in Minneapolis Go on Sale This FridayTickets for Disney's THE LION KING in Minneapolis Go on Sale This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

?Disney Theatrical Productions and Hennepin Theatre Trust 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, April 8 at 10 a.m. Minneapolis' most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the historic Orpheum Theatre stage (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Tuesday, July 5 for a limited engagement of five weeks through Sunday, Aug. 7. The opening night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: 1965 Peter Sellers Mimics Laurence Olivier's Richard III Reciting The Beatles' A Hard Day's NightVIDEO FLASHBACK: 1965 Peter Sellers Mimics Laurence Olivier's Richard III Reciting The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

Ten years after Laurence Olivier's Richard III was released on film, Peter Seller's highlighted a Lennon/McCartney tribute with this spoof. (more...)

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