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First Look At James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave In MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 02, 2013

Stalwart stage and screen icons James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave have teamed up for an intriguingly-cast new production of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the UK and the very first shots of the acclaimed actors in action onstage in the current West End revival that opened last month are now available to view. (more...)

Review Roundup: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave
by Review Roundups - Sep 20, 2013

Mark Rylance's Much Ado About Nothing starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave opened at the Old Vic on 19 September 2013 and runs through 30 November. (more...)

NCPA Opens September 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2013

National Center Performing Arts in Mumbai has announced its upcoming September 2013 events. Details below! (more...)

NCPA Announces September 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

National Center Performing Arts in Mumbai has announced its upcoming September 2013 events. Details below! (more...)

Redgrave & Jones In New MUCH ADO Promo Poster
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 20, 2013

Iconic stage and screen stars Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones take on Shakespeare together in the West End with a new Mark Rylance-directed production of the comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and an endearing new poster has been revealed for the upcoming Old Vic production. (more...)

First Poster for Jones & Redgrave In Rylance's MUCH ADO
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2013

The gorgeous first poster for Tony Award-winning actor and passionate director Mark Rylance's new UK production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING starring Hollywood/Broadway/West End icons James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave has been unveiled. Depicting two embracing lovers in silhouette astride suitcases packed and ready for travel, the mostly sepia-hued, monochrome image expertly depicts the romantic allure of the oft-performed canonical comic trifle. (more...)

Full Cast Unveiled for James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave-Led MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Mark Rylance directs James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Shakespeare's timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing opening on 19 September 2013 with previews from 7 September. Further cast includes Tim Barlow, Penelope Beaumont, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Katherine Carlton, Beth Cooke, Alan David, Michael Elwyn, Lloyd Everitt, James Garnon, Melody Grove, Trevor Laird, Leroy Osei-Bonsu, Mark Ross, Peter Wight and Danny Lee Wynter. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The Audience, which just began performances in the West End starring Helen Mirren, will be filmed and broadcast live from the Gielgud Theatre for National Theatre Live today, June 13, 2013. The production has already brought in nearly 4 million in ticket sales before its opening on March 5. The play is running through June 15. (more...)

NT Live's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Will Be Shown Today at Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren's performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, 2013, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. THE AUDIENCE reunites Mirren and Morgan after collaborating on the 2006 film The Queen, in which Mirren also portrayed Elizabeth II, winning the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for her performance. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren Ends West End Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

The record breaking, sell-out production of Peter Morgan's multi Olivier award-winning The Audience, directed by Stephen Daldry, concludes its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 June 2013. Tomorrow, Thursday 13 June 2013, there will be an opportunity to watch the production as part of NT live - the National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast the best of British Theatre live from the stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. An extraordinary number of screenings have now been scheduled due to immense demand. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast Live Performance of THE AUDIENCE at London's Gielgud Theatre, June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren's performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, 2013, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. THE AUDIENCE reunites Mirren and Morgan after collaborating on the 2006 film The Queen, in which Mirren also portrayed Elizabeth II, winning the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for her performance. For their performances in THE AUDIENCE, both Mirren and Richard McCabe (as former Prime Minister Harold Wilson) won 2013 Olivier Awards for Best Actress and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. (more...)

Helen Mirren to Continue Royal Run as the Queen in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway, Spring 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Helen Mirren will star as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience when it transfers to Broadway this time next year. (more...)

Lizzy the Corgi is Replaced in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Lizzy the corgi, the dog in West End's THE AUDIENCE, was replaced just days before opening night at London's Gielgud Theatre because she would not obey stage directions. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Draws Advance of Nearly £5 Million; Eyeing Spring 2014 Broadway Run?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, The Audience, starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II, has drawn an advance total ticket sales of nearly 5 million. The Mail is also reporting that there is 'chatter about it going to Broadway next spring for a limited run.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE AUDIENCE, Gielgud Theatre, March 6 2013
by BWW - Mar 07, 2013

Much of the furore surrounding Peter Morgan's The Audience concerns Helen Mirren's triumphant return to the role for which she won the Academy Award, in the movie The Queen (also scripted by Morgan), and rightly so; her performance is a tour de force, a master class of both voice and physicality (more...)

Review Roundup: THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren
by Review Roundups - Mar 06, 2013

The Audience began previewing at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 February 2013, with press night on 5 March 2013 and is booking to 15 June 2013. Designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Paul Englishby and video by Ian William Galloway. (more...)

Helen Mirren on Returning as the Queen in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

Helen Mirren returns to the stage as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience, with Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Edward Fox as Winston Churchill. Mirren recently chatted with BBC News about returning to the role in the new piece and you can watch the full interview HERE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Back as The Queen! First Look at Helen Mirren, Michael Elwyn and More in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Joining Helen Mirren who plays The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Edward Fox as Winston Churchill. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth is played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams. David Peart plays James Callaghan who is joined by ensemble members Jonathan Coote, Ian Houghton and Charlotte Moore. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Robert Hardy Withdraws from THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

The producers of The Audience today announced Robert Hardy's decision to withdraw from the production. Hardy, 87, recently suffered a fall and cracked some ribs, yet continued to perform at all of the preview performances last week. Over the weekend he has decided that a schedule of eight performances a week over a long run is not sustainable and he has therefore reluctantly decided to stand down. The Producers would like to thank Robert Hardy for his extraordinary contribution to the production and they wish him a speedy recovery. (more...)

NT Live's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Will Be Shown June 13 at Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren's performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, 2013, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. THE AUDIENCE reunites Mirren and Morgan after collaborating on the 2006 film The Queen, in which Mirren also portrayed Elizabeth II, winning the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for her performance. (more...)

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