Maggie Smith News

Date of Birth: December 28, 1934 (81)
Birth Place: Ilford, Essex, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMENAmerican Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

VIDEO: Tracey Ullman, Queen Latifah & Morris Chestnut Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Tracey Ullman, Queen Latifah & Morris Chestnut Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Dec 2, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after guest Tracey Ullman talked about why Dame Maggie Smith wanted a death scene, Queen Latifah explains why she won't die again on screen. (more...)

Jan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This WinterJan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASBWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, Noel Coward Theatre, 17 November 2016BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, Noel Coward Theatre, 17 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 18, 2016

This Sixties Tommy Steele vehicle is joyfully reborn in another Chichester Festival Theatre musical triumph, now comfortably ensconced in the West End. The unstoppable George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have seamlessly renewed and added to David Heneker's original score, and Julian Fellowes has done the same for Beverley Cross's book, giving this gently passe show a smart new suit of clothes. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Presents HARRY POTTER - IN CONCERTBWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Presents HARRY POTTER - IN CONCERT
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 14, 2016

With the popularity of film screenings paired with live symphony orchestras at an all time high, I'm glad one of the many to get the treatment is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first installment of the 8-film movie franchise adapted from JK Rowling's worldwide best-selling books. What an incredible thrill it was to hear John Williams' now-iconic score reverberate live in full force via a massive 84-person symphony orchestra while synced up perfectly to the film screened in HD above the orchestra on a 40-foot screen. The concert series continues through November 13 at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (more...)

Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO November 2016 EpisodesScoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO November 2016 Episodes
by TV Scoop - Nov 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO November 2016 Episodes (more...)

Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO - Today, October 28, 2016Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO - Today, October 28, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO, airing today, October 28, 2016! (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and MThe 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. 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. 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 and 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...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This FallPeter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

BLOOD is Back This OctoberBLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO - Friday, October 28, 2016Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO - Friday, October 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO, airing on Friday, October 28, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch 'Lost' Footage of Dame Maggie Smith in Early Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGVIDEO: Watch 'Lost' Footage of Dame Maggie Smith in Early Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The BBC has shared recently restored footage of Dame Maggie Smith in the role of Beatrice in Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles EdwardsBWW Interview: Charles Edwards
by Tim Carney - Oct 4, 2016

BWWs Tim Carney sat Down with Charles Edwards taking over the role of Henry Higgins in Brisbane and Melbourne in 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, King's Theatre, Glasgow, 3 October 2016BWW Review: SISTER ACT, King's Theatre, Glasgow, 3 October 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Oct 4, 2016

Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End DebutBirmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour. (more...)

Dame Maggie Smith Accepts Her EMMY With a Little Snark for Jimmy KimmelDame Maggie Smith Accepts Her EMMY With a Little Snark for Jimmy Kimmel
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

On Sunday night's EMMY AWARDS, host Jimmy Kimmel was adamant that if actress Maggie Smith was the recipient of the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, he would do everything in his power to keep the trophy from getting into her hands. (more...)

The 68th Emmy Awards Complete Nominees and Winners List; ALL THE WINNERS!The 68th Emmy Awards Complete Nominees and Winners List; ALL THE WINNERS!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2016

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast air live tonight on ABC at 8:00pm ET, and BroadwayWorld will have you covered with all of the winners, highlights, and commentary. This page will update after every winner, so you are always up-to-date about who's taking home a trophy.  (more...)

Patti Murin, 'Some Like It Pop' Hosts, BWW TV Staff Pick 2016 Emmy WinnersPatti Murin, 'Some Like It Pop' Hosts, BWW TV Staff Pick 2016 Emmy Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, we will have all of the biggest Emmys news and looks back at the ceremony's best moments. Today, we are releasing our official BroadwayWorld predictions. (more...)

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