Rob Brydon News

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part Two - Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham And More!Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part Two - Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Check out some of the winners from the 2016 Olivier Awards - including Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham and more! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Not in the UK for the big night? Fear not! For the first time ever, the ceremony is being live streamed on YouTube in the US, so you can tune in beginning at 5pm  EST! (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PAINKILLER, Garrick Theatre, March 17 2016BWW Review: THE PAINKILLER, Garrick Theatre, March 17 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 19, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a starry French farce with plenty of the traditional laughs for those who buy in - but you do need to buy in! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18
by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon's THE PAINKILLERReview Roundup: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon's THE PAINKILLER
by Review Roundups - Mar 18, 2016

Last night, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon opened in THE PAINKILLER at Garrick Theatre, the fourth production in Branagh's resident season. The pair last joined forces for Sean Foley's adaptation of Francis Veber's classic French farce at the Lyric, Belfast in 2011. They're joined in the Garrick production by Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen, and the show runs until April 30. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.branaghtheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon's THE PAINKILLER Opens at Garrick TheatrePhoto Flash: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon's THE PAINKILLER Opens at Garrick Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 18, 2016

Last night, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon opened in THE PAINKILLER at Garrick Theatre, the fourth production in Branagh's resident season. The pair last joined forces for Sean Foley's adaptation of Francis Veber's classic French farce at the Lyric, Belfast in 2011. They're joined in the Garrick production by Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen, and the show runs until April 30. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.branaghtheatre.com (more...)

DON'T MISS: Florian Zeller's The Truth Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, March 7 2016DON'T MISS: Florian Zeller's The Truth Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, March 7 2016
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Florian Zeller's latest to Branagh farce and a new atomic musical, here are some of this week's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, and if you need more ticket-booking inspiration, here is last week's round-up. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 27- March 4THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 27- March 4
by Nora Dominick - Mar 4, 2016

Freaking out over High School Musical 4? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon and More for THE PAINKILLERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon and More for THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen join Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy THE PAINKILLER, the fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season. The show runs 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Alex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLERAlex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It is announced today that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. (more...)

Breaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAYBreaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Just in via Baz Bamingoye of The Daily Mail, Andy Karl will star in GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL, in the role made famous by Bill Murray in the film.  (more...)

The London Evening Standard Announces Shortlist for 61st Theatre Awards - Imelda Staunton, Nicole Kidman, GYPSY and More!The London Evening Standard Announces Shortlist for 61st Theatre Awards - Imelda Staunton, Nicole Kidman, GYPSY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The London Evening Standard today announces the shortlist for its 61st Theatre Awards, in partnership with The Ivy. The winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony presented by Rob Brydon, and co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, at the Old Vic on Sunday 22 November. (more...)

HBO Cancels Dark Comedy THE BRINK, Starring Tim Robbins & Jack BlackHBO Cancels Dark Comedy THE BRINK, Starring Tim Robbins & Jack Black
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Variety reports that HBO will not move ahead with the recently announced sophomore season of the dark comedy THE BRINK, starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black. (more...)

Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Stage and screen vet and director of Disney's smash-hit, live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has confirmed his new theatre company's inaugural season at the West End's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

The New Victory to Present THE GRUFFALOThe New Victory to Present THE GRUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

A tiny mouse and a giant Gruffalo with 'knobbly knees, and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose' will take New York by storm when London's Tall Stories (The Snail and the Whale, New Vic 2014) brings its adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved award-winning picture book The Gruffalo out of the deep dark wood and into the big city. Created for ages four through seven, The Gruffalo runs at The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier performing arts venue for kids and families, from October 17-25, 2015. (more...)

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