Michael Blakemore News

Date Of Birth:
June 18, 1928 (86)
Birth Place:
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Gender:
Male
Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Awardģ-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sydney Theatre Announces 2015 Season - Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett to Star in KING LEAR & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 04, 2014

In 2015, Australia's iconic theatre-makers are coming to play. It's a year of adventure, and we look forward to having you along for the ride - you'll be in great company. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside Following Sold-Out London Run?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

BLITHE SPIRIT may be making a journey stateside. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Creative Team of the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is featured in USA Today, now on stands nationwide. Go behind the scenes with creative director Sonny Tilders, director Scott Faris, performer Daniel Fanning, and the dinosaurs themselves to learn more about the new national tour of the Arena Spectacular, launching this weekend at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (through July 20), next week at New Jersey's Prudential Center (July 23-27), and traveling to more than 20 cities across North America. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS to Appear on Good Morning America on 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS will appear exclusively live on ABC's ďGood Morning AmericaĒ nationwide this Friday, July 11th as the arena spectacular kicks off a new North American tour with engagements in Brooklyn at Barclays Center (July 16-20), followed by the Prudential Center in New Jersey (July 23-27). (more...)

TRU's 13th Annual TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Begins 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2014 Play Reading Series on Monday, June 9, Monday, June 16, and Monday, June 23 at 7pm at the Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Tickets are free and may be reserved by emailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com or phoning the TRU message line at 212-714-7628. For more information visit http://truonline.org/TRUPlays.htm. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
by Darren Bell - Jun 04, 2014

The cast of West End's Blithe Spirit performed a special cabaret in honor of Angela Lansbury at the Cafe de Paris, directed by Michael Blakemore. Featured performers included Janie Dee, Charles Edwards, Simon Jones, and Jemima Rooper. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #6 - CITY OF ANGELS Vs. GRAND HOTEL
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 03, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with CITY OF ANGELS versus GRAND HOTEL. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to Star in CITY OF ANGELS at Donmar Warehouse, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, who are engaged in real life, will be playing the lead couple in CITY OF ANGELS, directed by Josie Rourke at the Donmar Warehouse this fall. Performances begin October 4, 2014. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 21, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a first look at the Broadway company of MOTHERS AND SONS, a peek into rehearsals of THE WAY WEST with Amy Morton, coverage of opening night of BLITHE SPIRIT starring Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Returns to North America this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America this summer. The show that critics have called 'awesome', 'spectacular' and 'breathtaking' will commence a new tour in Cleveland from July 9-13, 2014. This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores, Blithe Spirit just opened at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones, Patsy Ferran, Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury, directed by Michael Blakemore. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Opening Tonight at the Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre tonight, 18 March 2014. (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee, and Charles Edwards Star in the Gielgud Theatre's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

First Look At Angela Lansbury In Rehearsal For West End BLITHE SPIRIT! Plus, Promo Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 27, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek at iconic Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury in rehearsal for her much anticipated West End return in Noel Coward's classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT is now available to view. (more...)

Angela Lansbury on Her Career, Irish Tea, and 'One of the Best Parts' She's Ever Played
by Hilary Kelly - Feb 03, 2014

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, set to open in previews on 1 March at the Gielgud Theatre, features Angela Lansbury reprising her role after the play's New York staging in 2009. Lansbury plays a medium hired by a skeptical novelist who actually manages to call up the spirit of his first wife during a seance that wasn't meant to succeed - a role for which she won her fifth Tony Award. Lansbury talked to the Irish Times about her upcoming performance on the West End, her career thus far, and her favorite kind of tea. (more...)

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