Lenny Henry News

Tracey Ullman Boards CBS Comedy Pilot GOOD SESSION
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

According to Deadline, Ullman has just signed to join James Roday and Rich Sommer in CBS' upcoming comedy pilot GOOD SESSION from John Hamburg and Matt Miller. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, CHIMERICA & More Win Critics' Circle Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards just took place at the Prince of Wales Theatre, celebrating the 25th anniversary of these unique awards. Hosted by Critics' Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton, with regular guest speaker comedian Arthur Smith introducing proceedings, the ceremony is firmly established as a highlight of the theatrical calendar and, this year, marks a quarter of a century of recognising the best in British Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Celebrates New Year's Eve at Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 02, 2014

It's a New Year's tradition that doesn't get old. For the third year in a row Marilyn Maye brings back her exciting 'By Request' format for a week of raucous revelry after ringing out 2013 with back-to-back shows on New Year's Eve. Maye's remarkable performances will be accompanied by pianist/conductor Billy Stritch, bassist Tom Hubbard, and drummer Ray Marchica. The party doesn't stop until Sunday January 12. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Lenny Henry To Star In RUDY'S RARE RECORDS: LAST SHOP STANDING At Hackney Empire
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

A three-week season of Rudy's Rare Records: Last Record Shop Standing stage version is planned at Hackney Empire starring Lenny Henry in September 2014 prior to a UK tour. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Lenny Henry and David Suchet Set for ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE at the Lyric, Jan 20 & Feb 24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

ENCOUNTERS: Performers on Performance is a unique series of one to one conversations with high profile performers talking personally, candidly and entertainingly about their life and art. ENCOUNTERS will open at the Lyric Theatre on 20th January 2014 over monthly Monday evenings. Fiona Lindsay will conduct the interviews with Lenny Henry (Monday, 20th January, 2014) and David Suchet (Monday, 24th February, 2014) appearing as the first two guests. (more...)

Lenny Henry and David Suchet to Kick Off ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE at the Lyric in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Fiona Lindsay will host a series of conversations called ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE at the Lyric Theatre, beginning in January 2014. The first two guests will be Lenny Henry (Jan 20) and David Suchet (Feb 24). (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel today November 17. (more...)

Helen Lederer Returns to St. James in WHY THE FUSS? Show Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain's best-known comedy character actresses and known for her unique wide-eyed brand of wit and observational humour. Due to popular demand she has been invited back to St James Theatre to ask Why The Fuss?. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday November 17. (more...)

Longlist Announced For Evening Standard Awards 2013; Includes Dench, Mirren, McAvoy
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist for the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards has been announced, and includes Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, James McAvoy and Dominic West. (more...)

Helen Lederer Returns to St. James in WHY THE FUSS? Show, Nov. 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain's best-known comedy character actresses and known for her unique wide-eyed brand of wit and observational humour. Due to popular demand she has been invited back to St James Theatre to ask Why The Fuss?. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Jon Robyns & More Announced in DICKENS ABRIDGED at The Arts Theatre, Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

This Christmas, actors from West End Shows as diverse as Merrily We Roll Along, Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot, and Reduced Shakespeare will join forces in DICKENS ABRIDGED, a fast-paced musical comedy from the co-creator of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), which will open in the West End for a limited Christmas Season at The Arts Theatre from Wednesday 27 November 2013 toSunday 5 January 2014 (press night Monday 2 December). (more...)

ERIC & LITTLE ERN To Play Christmas Season At Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Direct from a critically acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere and autumn tour, Eric and Little Ern transfers to the West End for an eight-week Christmas season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FENCES, The Duchess Theatre, June 27 2013
by Alice Chappell - Jun 27, 2013

The much anticipated Fences opened at the Duchess Theatre last night, starring Lenny Henry as the exceptionally unlikeable protagonist. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Presents Lenny Henry in FENCES by August Wilson, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Following an acclaimed run at the Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour, the Theatre Royal Bath production of August Wilson's Fences opens at London's Duchess Theatre for a 13 week run, today 19th June - Saturday 14th September. (more...)

Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's TANZI LIBRE and £5 Ringside Standing Tickets Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Southwark Playhouse are delighted to announce that there will be a limited number of 5 Ringside Standing tickets available for each performance which will allow spectators to be an even bigger part of the wrestling action! Tickets can be purchased online or on the phone via southwarkplayhouse.co.uk or 020 7407 0234. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Presents Lenny Henry in FENCES by August Wilson, June 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Following an acclaimed run at the Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour, the Theatre Royal Bath production of August Wilson's Fences opens at London's Duchess Theatre for a 13 week run, Wednesday 19th June - Saturday 14th September. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Corden & More Attend BOOK OF MORMON's Red Nose Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

James Corden, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton and Simon Cowell were among the guests at last night's special 'Red Nose Day' gala performance of THE BOOK OF MORMON, now in previews at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Lenny Henry Stars in UK Tour of FENCES, Launching Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Following his triumphant performance as Othello in the West End, Lenny Henry takes on one of the 20th century's most unforgettable characters in this New York Drama Critics', Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning drama, directed by Paulette Randall. The production opens tonight, 27th February 2013 at Theatre Royal Bath. (more...)

National Theatre to Feature OTHELLO, AMEN CORNER, and More in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Forthcoming productions at the National Theatre, announced today by Nicholas Hytner, include plays familiar, rare and new: Shakespeare's Othello, Gorky's Children of the Sun,James Baldwin's The Amen Corner;Marlowe's Edward II, Pirandello's Liola, Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude and Georg Kaiser's From Morning to Midnight. Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's musical The Light Princess will premiere in October, and there will be a new adaptation of Emil and the Detectives for family audiences at Christmas. (more...)

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