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Date Of Birth:
June 18, 1928 (86)
Birth Place:
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Gender:
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First Look - Kristin Scott Thomas as 'The Queen' in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCEFirst Look - Kristin Scott Thomas as 'The Queen' in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen In THE AUDIENCE!Photo Coverage: Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen In THE AUDIENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 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. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Artist Rep's BLITHE SPIRITPhoto Flash: First Look at Artist Rep's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Having already extending the run of the show twice, Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and has already been EXTENDED through January 4. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show below! (more...)

Artists Rep Extends BLITHE SPIRIT into January 2015Artists Rep Extends BLITHE SPIRIT into January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Having already extending the run of the show twice, Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and has already been EXTENDED through January 4. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Premiere in London, April 21THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Premiere in London, April 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. Tickets are released for sale today (31 October 2014). The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Further casting to be announced. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and runs through December 21. (more...)

Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Simon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourSimon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The producers of the North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT announced today that Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide, The Real Thing) will return to the role of Dr Bradman, which he performed during the sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela 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 2015BLITHE 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 Award®-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...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Creative Team of the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena TourVIDEO: 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 Appears on Good Morning America TodayWALKING WITH DINOSAURS Appears on Good Morning America Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS will appear exclusively live on ABC's 'Good Morning America' nationwide today, 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...)

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS to Appear on Good Morning America on 7/11WALKING WITH DINOSAURS to Appear on Good Morning America on 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS will appear exclusively live on ABC's “Good Morning America” 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 6/9TRU's 13th Annual TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Begins 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 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 ParisPhoto Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
by Darren Bell - Jun 4, 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...)

Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to Star in CITY OF ANGELS at Donmar Warehouse, Fall 2014Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to Star in CITY OF ANGELS at Donmar Warehouse, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 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 15-21THIS 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...)

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