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Date Of Birth:
November 22, 1930 (84)
Birth Place:
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND
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BWW Reviews: Attenborough's AS YOU LIKE IT a Brilliant but Strangely Melancholy ComedyBWW Reviews: Attenborough's AS YOU LIKE IT a Brilliant but Strangely Melancholy Comedy
by Andrew White - Nov 6, 2014

If you are a Shakespeare connoisseur who knows the plays and who thrills at new stagings of familiar material, by all means get thee to the Lansburgh Theatre to see Michael Attenborough's fascinating production of As You Like It. With a rock-solid cast, and a Spartan stage design that throws their great work into high relief, you will be in for a rich experience indeed. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present THE BOOK OF MERMAN, Beginning Jan 17Pride Films and Plays to Present THE BOOK OF MERMAN, Beginning Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Pride Films and Plays announces that Sam Button-Harrison* and Dan Gold join Libby Lane* as the cast of The Book of Merman, a new musical comedy by Jeff Award-winning playwright Leo Schwartz. The show opens on January 17, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 North Clark Street. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company to Bring HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next MonthRoyal Shakespeare Company to Bring HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

THE ROYAL Shakespeare Company bring the critically-acclaimed Henry IV Parts I And II to Canterbury next month. (more...)

NEXT UK to Showcase New British Musical Theatre Writers at The Duplex, 11/2NEXT UK to Showcase New British Musical Theatre Writers at The Duplex, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Performed by RAJA BURROWS, LYNN CRAIG, DAVID R. GORDON (Flashdance! The Musical), MIKE HOUSTON (Boardwalk Empire), ALICIA KRAKAUER, JENNI LAWTON, MAGNUS TONNING RIISE, RACHEL SULLIVAN, KEVIN DAVID THOMAS (A Little Night Music, Les Miserables), LAURA KAYE THOMSON, and MATHIEU WHITMAN with Musical Director WILL BUCK at the piano. (more...)

INSPIRED Benefit Concert to Play Freedom Bar, 5 OctoberINSPIRED Benefit Concert to Play Freedom Bar, 5 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Bobby Cronin and NEXT UK bring the hit NYC Inspired Benefit Concert Series to London with INSPIRED UK: A Benefit Concert for Manchester Dog's Home, on SUNDAY 5th OCTOBER at 7:30pm at Freedom Bar in Soho. (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The MetAnna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Macduff, and René Pape as Banquo. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will lead all seven performances of the opera, which opens September 24 in a revival of noted Shakespeare director Adrian Noble's 2007 production. The October 11 matinee performance will launch the ninth season of the Met's Live in HD series when it is transmitted worldwide to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 68 countries around the world. (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...)

June Squibb Exits DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Annalee Jefferies Steps inJune Squibb Exits DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Annalee Jefferies Steps in
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Annalee Jefferies will replace June Squibb in the theater's upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy. Jefferies, a Texas native, returns to DTC for the first time since her performance in The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Squibb is leaving the production due to professional conflicts. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars in New Thriller THE GUESTVIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars in New Thriller THE GUEST
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Picturehouse has debuted a teaser trailer for director Adam Wingard's THE GUEST, starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson and Brendan Meyer. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Says He Wants to Bring A WORD OR TWO to New YorkChristopher Plummer Says He Wants to Bring A WORD OR TWO to New York
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 23, 2014

Christopher Plummer, the Canadian actor who is most widely known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the movie version of The Sound of Music, told MetroFocus about his intention of bringing his self-assembled one-man show, A Word or Two, to New York in the near future. (more...)

Nigel Havers from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Reads from First-Edition Copy of the Oscar Wilde PlayNigel Havers from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Reads from First-Edition Copy of the Oscar Wilde Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In preparation for his performance in a new production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Nigel Havers gave a complete rendition of the script reading from a specially printed first edition. An audience assembled in room 118 of The Cadogan Hotel, where Oscar Wilde was infamously arrested on the grounds of gross indecency in 1895, to hear Havers' touching and emotional performance. Mary McCartney was present to photograph the event and following the reading the audience retired to the dining room at The Cadogan Hotel for cucumber sandwiches. (more...)

Shakespeare Society to Honor Richard Easton & Hamish Linklater at Playing Shakespeare Celebration, 6/9Shakespeare Society to Honor Richard Easton & Hamish Linklater at Playing Shakespeare Celebration, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

On June 9 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their second annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Century Club (7 West 43rd Street). The Shakespeare Medal will be presented to Richard Easton, and The Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award will be presented to Hamish Linklater. (more...)

Bianca Amato and James Waterston Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Now thru 7/13Bianca Amato and James Waterston Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from tonight, May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host GALA 2014 at Navy Pier, 6/16Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host GALA 2014 at Navy Pier, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the enduring vitality of Chicago's Shakespeare with GALA 2014 on Monday, June 16 at its home on Navy Pier. (more...)

Mercury Theatre to Continue Made in Colchester 2014 Season with YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK, 13-28 JuneMercury Theatre to Continue Made in Colchester 2014 Season with YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK, 13-28 June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Mercury Theatre continues its hugely successful Made in Colchester 2014 season with the UK premiere of the heart-warming, laugh-out-loud comedy You Can Always Hand Them Back. (more...)

Dan Stevens Joins John Travolta in CRIMINAL ACTIVITIESDan Stevens Joins John Travolta in CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
by Movies News Desk - May 8, 2014

Dan Stevens has signed on to star with John Travolta in Jackie Earle Haley's CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. (more...)

Bianca Amato and James Waterston Will Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, 5/29-7/13Bianca Amato and James Waterston Will Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, 5/29-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Christopher Plummer to Star in New Thriller REMEMBERChristopher Plummer to Star in New Thriller REMEMBER
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Variety reports that theater veteran Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of Atom Egoyan's upcoming thriller REMEMBER. (more...)

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