Mark Rylance News

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

Tony Winner Mark Rylance Joins Cast of Disney's THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

According to Variety, the stage vet is currently finalizing a deal to join the cast of Disney's sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, titled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. MUPPETS helmer James Bobin will direct. The picture is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. Mia Wasikowska will reprise her role as Alice while Johnny Depp returns as According to Variety, the stage vet is currently finalizing a deal to join the cast of Disney's sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, titled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. MUPPETS helmer James Bobin will direct. The picture is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016, with Mia Wasikowska on board reprise her role as Alice, with Johnny Depp returning as The Mad Hatter. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Encores! 'HAPPY FELLA' Begins Tonight, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Faces and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 02, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! presentation of 'HAPPY FELLA' begins tonight, WICKED's Second National Tour adds new cast members, 'INISHMAAN' meets the press and more! (more...)

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band's March Concert Celebrates William Shakespeare Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth with a concert program woven around the musical moments in his work. All of Piffaro's instruments will be in play, from rowdy shawms to dulcet lute to Grant Herreid's sweet tenor. The result will be a lively, audience-friendly spring program of old English ballads, instrumental fantasies, and country dances. Tickets range from $15 for students to $40 for premium seating and are on sale now. Call 215-235-8469, email info@piffaro.org, or visit www.piffaro.org. (more...)

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band's March Concert to Celebrate William Shakespeare, 3/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth with a concert program woven around the musical moments in his work. All of Piffaro's instruments will be in play, from rowdy shawms to dulcet lute to Grant Herreid's sweet tenor. The result will be a lively, audience-friendly spring program of old English ballads, instrumental fantasies, and country dances. Tickets range from $15 for students to $40 for premium seating and are on sale now. Call 215-235-8469, email info@piffaro.org, or visit www.piffaro.org. (more...)

Adam Buchanan and More Set for THE MYSTAE at Hampstead Downstairs, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Hampstead Theatre presents Nick Whitby's The Mystae, starring Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi. (more...)

Hampstead Downstairs Adds THE BLACKEST BLACK and THE MYSTAE to 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Hampstead Theatre/The Peter Wolff Trust are delighted to announce two new plays from award winning writers for Hampstead Downstairs in the New Year: Jeremy Brock's The Blackest Black and Nick Whitby's The Mystae. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Patrice Chéreau: The Love That Dares
by Movies News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Patrice Chéreau: The Love That Dares (February 28-March 5), a nine-film series celebrating the prolific post-New Wave and award-winning filmmaker whose body of work spanned over 30 years (more...)

Adam Buchanan and More Set for THE MYSTAE at Hampstead Downstairs; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Hampstead Theatre has announced the that the cast of Nick Whitby's The Mystae will be Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi. (more...)

Tony Administration Committee Meets 2nd Time This Season; Eligibility Determined for BETRAYAL, BIG FISH, AFTER MIDNIGHT & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards Committee Determines Eligibility of 14 Shows - GLASS MENAGERIE, BIG FISH, AFTER MIDNIGHT, MACBETH and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

Mark Rylance-Led TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III Recoup $3.1 Million Investment
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III have recouped their $3.1 million capitalization costs this week, officially entering the hit column. The productions, which opened on Broadway on November 10, 2013 to ecstatic and universal critical praise, have been playing to capacity crowds at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), where they have broken the house record several times. (more...)

Hampstead Downstairs Presents THE BLACKEST BLACK and THE MYSTAE in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Hampstead Theatre/The Peter Wolff Trust are delighted to announce two new plays from award winning writers for Hampstead Downstairs in the New Year: Jeremy Brock's The Blackest Black and Nick Whitby's The Mystae. (more...)

BWW Blog: The Generous Spirit of Mark Rylance
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Jan 06, 2014

For the past 22 years, one of the personal on-stage inspirations and models, perhaps the singular of these, has been Mark Rylance. I am hardly alone in feeling this way. Mark is world-renowned and a multi-award winner, though I don't imagine he puts much stock in such things. (more...)

ATG's Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire Top The Stage 100 for 5th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

London and New York (1/2/14) ATG's Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE have topped the The Stage 100 for a fifth consecutive year, equaling the record-breaking run previously set by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. It firmly establishes Squire as the most prominent woman in British theatre of the modern era. The exclusive list, compiled annually by the industry's leading newspaper, ranks the powerhouses of British theatre. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Hottest News Stories
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2013

Today, check out some of BWW's most read news stories from 2013, featuring favorites from our readers and editors, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

Mark Rylance On Judi Dench & Maggie Smith Influence In TWELFTH NIGHT
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 30, 2013

Tony Award-winning actor and noted Shakespearean Mark Rylance discusses his infatuation with another leading lady of the Bard, Judi Dench, and how she has unknowingly played a role in shaping his gender-bending performance in the current Broadway revival of Shakespeare's celebrated comedy TWELFTH NIGHT. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Production Shots
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2013

Today, check out BWW's production shots from shows that opened in 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT, HERE LIES LOVE & THE GLASS MENAGERIE Top Lists of Best Theatre of 2013- Full Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2013

For the past month, theatre critics from the world's biggest publications have been wrapping up 2013 with lists of their favorite theatrical events of the last 12 months. Below, we bring you a roundup of all of them. Be sure to check out which ones ended up with the most mentions at the end! (more...)

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