Maggie Smith News

Date of Birth: December 28, 1934 (82)
Birth Place: Ilford, Essex, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Sir Matthew Bourne Receives Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Services to the ArtsPhoto Flash: Sir Matthew Bourne Receives Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

This afternoon, Friday 28 April 2017, Sir Matthew Bourne was presented with the Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Services to the Arts by Graham Watts OBE, Chairman, Dance Section of Critics' Circle & National Dance Awards, at a luncheon held at the National Liberal Club. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Immersive DOWNTOWN ABBEY Exhibition to Launch Worldwide This JuneImmersive DOWNTOWN ABBEY Exhibition to Launch Worldwide This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions will launch 'Downton Abbey: The Exhibition' beginning at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Closes 2016-17 Season with MR. JOYPlayMakers Repertory Company Closes 2016-17 Season with MR. JOY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to present "Mr. Joy," a work by award-winning playwright Daniel Beaty, as the final production of its 2016/17 PRC² second stage season. The production is directed by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers' Producing Artistic Director, and stars Tangela Large, who returns to PlayMakers after a successful turn in "Detroit '67" in Fall 2016.   (more...)

Get Ready to Guffaw! Meet the Full Company of PRESENT LAUGHTER, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGet Ready to Guffaw! Meet the Full Company of PRESENT LAUGHTER, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 5, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce BETTY BLUE EYESHale Center Theater Orem to Produce BETTY BLUE EYES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Hale Center Theater Orem is thrilled to produce the regional premiere of "Betty Blue Eyes," a rollicking new British musical about rekindling the spark in a waning marriage, letting some underdogs have their well-deserved day and introducing us to the lovable porker whose blue-eyed presence makes it all possible. (more...)

1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter ShafferAlec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer , much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus , Amadeus , and Lettice and Lovage . Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Together for Peter Shaffer MemorialAlec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Together for Peter Shaffer Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer, much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus, Amadeus, and Lettice and Lovage. Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the latest performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1969, hosted by E. Faye Butler, co-directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo and Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, March 14at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, March 15 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

Theater To Go Will Host Prudence Wright Holmes in Her Solo Show THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEETheater To Go Will Host Prudence Wright Holmes in Her Solo Show THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As a fascinating companion piece to its upcoming production of To Kill A Mockingbird, Theater To Go will host a special performance of  acclaimed actress Prudence Wright Holmes in her solo show The Secret Life of Harper Lee on Saturday March 25 at 2:00 (more...)

Theatre To Go to Present THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEE Alongside 'MOCKINGBIRD'Theatre To Go to Present THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEE Alongside 'MOCKINGBIRD'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As a fascinating companion piece to To Kill A Mockingbird, Theater To Go will host a special performance of acclaimed actress Prudence Wright Holme's solo show The Secret Life of Harper Lee on Saturday March 25 at 2:00. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theater To Go's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Theater To Go's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theater To Go will present Harper Lee's classic TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. This most loved novel comes to life on the Kelsey Theatre stage March 17-26, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont UniversityThe Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)

RSC's THE TEMPEST and More to Screen at River Street Theatre This MarchRSC's THE TEMPEST and More to Screen at River Street Theatre This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, announced today that they have obtained the rights to present HD screenings of the Royal Shakespeare Company's upcoming productions. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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Katie Melua, Collabro & Josh Widdicombe Join Forces for 'SYMFUNNY NO. 2' at Royal Albert HallKatie Melua, Collabro & Josh Widdicombe Join Forces for 'SYMFUNNY NO. 2' at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Parkinson's UK have announced that multimillion selling and award-winning recording artist Katie Melua will be performing alongside the world's most successful musical theatre group Collabro and comedian Josh Widdicombe at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Parkinson's UK presents: Symfunny No. 2 on April 19. (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Jan 13, 2017

To start off the new year, The Studio Theatre at the Villages presents Noel Coward's classic, PRIVATE LIVES. Lauren Culver plays Amanda, who discovers on her honeymoon that her ex, Elyot, is staying with his new wife in the adjacent room. I talked with Lauren about the stylized comedy of the play, her character, and presenting this classic to a modern audience.  (more...)

Third Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac ClubThird Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In the wake of the unfortunate closing of the beloved Hugh's Room, the unstoppable Jan Kudelka has announced that her third annual Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash will now take place at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30pm, the same night and time it was originally booked. (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUNDPorchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

NTC Stages Peter Shaffer Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE 2/3-19NTC Stages Peter Shaffer Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Novato Theater Company opens 2017 with Sir Peter Shaffer's award-winning comedy, Lettice and Lovage.  The author of Equus and Amadeus plunges into droll comedy about two women who could not be more opposite.  The play is directed by Renee Mandel-Sher and produced by Mark Clark.  It runs February 3-19 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

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