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Queen Tells THE AUDIENCE's Kristin Scott Thomas: It Will Be 'Quite a Challenge' to Play MeQueen Tells THE AUDIENCE's Kristin Scott Thomas: It Will Be 'Quite a Challenge' to Play Me
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas had a special meeting with Queen Elizabeth II this week when she was made a Dame. The actress is set to portray the British royal beginning next month in the West End production of THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First-Released Image of Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in UK's THE AUDIENCEPhoto Flash: First-Released Image of Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in UK's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new and updated 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. The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Check out a newly released image below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hazelby and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hazelby and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Take a first look at the two (and more) in photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look Video from THE AUDIENCE on Broadway!BWW TV: First Look Video from THE AUDIENCE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 7, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren opens on Broadway on Sunday night as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. We've got a first look at scenes from the limited engagement, which runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY). (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Opening This Sunday!Photo Flash: New Shots from Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Opening This Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is this Sunday, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY). BroadwayWorld has new shots of the company onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren and More in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren and More in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Previews begin Tuesday, February 17, 2015; Opening Night is Sunday, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway's THE AUDIENCE Sets Student Rush Policy!Broadway's THE AUDIENCE Sets Student Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, will begin previews tomorrow night, February 14 and open on March 8 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

David Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Joining Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience are David Calder as Winston Churchill, Mark Dexter as David Cameron, Michael Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, David Robb as Anthony Eden and Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson. David Peart plays the Equerry, Charlotte Moore will play Bobo MacDonald and Private Secretary, Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small will alternate in the role of Young Elizabeth and Matt Plumb and Harry Feltham will play the footmen. (more...)

David Calder, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb and More Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb and More Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that David Robb, David Calder, Michael Gould, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb, and Nicholas Woodeson have joined Kristin Scott Thomas in the new version of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Announces ExtensionWest End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Due to extraordinary public demand, the new hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced a further extension to its West End run. It is now booking until 24 October 2015, at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The critically acclaimed new musical, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, recently celebrated its 100th performance. (more...)

Gillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOTGillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Gillian Elisa has been confirmed to play Grandma in the internationally award-winning West End hit Billy Elliot the Musical, having previously alternated in the role. Gillian takes over from Ann Emery who originated the character in 2005 and who recently retired from the role at the age of 84, having worked with all 39 London Billy Elliots. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's DayTHE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, announced today that two additional previews have been added to the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) which will now begin performances on February 14. The official opening night remains March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Dakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayDakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

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...)

Ray Davies CD Signing At SUNNY AFTERNOON On Dec 18Ray Davies CD Signing At SUNNY AFTERNOON On Dec 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Ray Davies of The Kinks will be signing CD copies of the official cast recording album of Sunny Afternoon, Lola vs the Powerman new deluxe edition and the new Kinks five-CD box set 'The Anthology 1964-1971', at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, from 4.00pm - 5.15pm on 11 December 2014. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Available On DVD & Blu-ray TodayBILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Available On DVD & Blu-ray Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot: THE MUSICAL is out on Blu-ray in the UK today following the live worldwide presentation of the final West End performances being broadcast in movie theaters around the world. (more...)

Judith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayJudith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dylan Baker and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, will join the Broadway company in the roles of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Brodie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher and Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's dad, and becomes the thirty-ninth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-sixth boy to perform the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. Also joining the cast today will be 10 year old Connie Fisher from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who will play Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Debbie. In addition 19 girls from London and surrounding counties aged 9 - 14 join the cast as Ballet Girls. Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 19 December 2015. (more...)

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