Roger Michell News

BBC America Orders New Drama Series THE LAST KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

BBC AMERICA, Carnival Films – the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning producers of Downton Abbey – and BBC Two announced today that production will begin this fall on The Last Kingdom, a new historical 8 x 60 drama series. (more...)

Starz Receives a Network Record of Six Golden Globe Nominations
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

STARZ miniseries were nominated for a network record six Golden Globe(R) nominations by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this morning at the 71th Annual Golden Globe Awards nomination (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix Presents BLUE/ORANGE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The Phoenix, the New Theatre Company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays tonight, November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Sundance Channel Acquires Zombie Flick THE RETURNED
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Sundance Channel announced today that it has acquired US broadcast rights to the supernatural drama 'The Returned' from Music Box Films. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces NYFF Main Slate Official Selections
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 35 films that will comprise the main slate of official selections for the 51st New York Film Festival (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival; Full Line-Up Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

John Wells' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, the film adaptation of Tracy Lett's Tony Award-winning play, will make its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF organizers announced this morning. (more...)

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON Coming to DVD & On Demand 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

Focus Features' Hyde Park on Hudson is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, on DVD and On Demand on April 9, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment; and is available on Digital Download beginning March 26, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Almeida Theatre Cast Celebrate Michael Attenborough's 11 Years as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Almeida Theatre Cast members past and present were out in force to celebrate Michael Attenborough's 11 years as Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre. On Saturday 13 April, the Almeida Theatre hosted a party at Middle Temple Hall, the very place that saw the first performance of Twelfth Night, to give Michael an amazing send-off. Check out the photos below! (more...)

HIGHTIDE FESTIVAL 2013 Completes Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

HighTide Festival Theatre will announce full casting for its 2013 season (see below for full details). Also HighTide is pleased to announce further 'In Conversation' events with writer and director Stephen Poliakoff CBE, and playwright and novelist Michael Frayn. Author and broadcaster Kate Mosse will conduct the conversation with Michael Frayn, whilst television presenter Rick Edwards will hostconversations with Stephen Poliakoff and (previously announced) Roger Michell. (more...)

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON Coming to DVD & On Demand 4/9
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Focus Features' Hyde Park on Hudson is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, on DVD and On Demand on April 9, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment; and is available on Digital Download beginning March 26, 2013. (more...)

Video Feature: Inside the Bill Murray-Led HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Check out a new behind the scenes feature for Hyde Park on the Hudson as Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in a historical tale that uniquely explores the all-too-human side of one of history's iconic leaders. Blending literate wit and drama, Hyde Park on Hudson is directed by Roger Michell from a screenplay by Richard Nelson. (more...)

Public Theater's SORRY Extends Through 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that the critically acclaimed Public Lab production of SORRY will extend one final week to Sunday, December 2. SORRY, written and directed by Richard Nelson, opened on Tuesday, November 6 to unanimously positive reviews and was originally scheduled to close on November 18. It was extended one additional week to November 25 but strong demand has extended it one final week. All tickets for the extension weeks are $30 and can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Richard Nelson's SORRY to Begin Previews at The Public Theater, Oct 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere production of Richard Nelson's new play SORRY on Tuesday, October 30. SORRY, play three of The Apple Family Plays, takes place over a meal during the day the country will choose the next president - Election Day. The cast features Jon DeVries, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, and J. Smith-Cameron. (more...)

Working Title Co-Chairmen to Receive David O. Selznick Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairmen of Working Title Films, will receive the 2013 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. The award recognizes a producer's, or a producing team's, outstanding body of work and is the PGA's highest honor for motion picture producers. (more...)

The Public Extends SORRY Through 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that the critically acclaimed production of SORRY, written and directed by Richard Nelson, will extend an additional week to Sunday, November 25. SORRY, a Public Lab production currently playing in The Public's Anspacher Theater, opened on Tuesday, November 6 and was originally scheduled to close on November 18. All tickets for the final extension week are $30 and can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Richard Nelson's SORRY to Begin Previews at The Public Theater, Oct 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere production of Richard Nelson's new play SORRY today, October 30. SORRY, play three of The Apple Family Plays, takes place over a meal during the day the country will choose the next president - Election Day. The cast features Jon DeVries, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, and J. Smith-Cameron. (more...)

Richard Nelson's SORRY to Begin Previews at The Public Theater,Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere production of Richard Nelson's new play SORRY today, October 30. SORRY, play three of The Apple Family Plays, takes place over a meal during the day the country will choose the next president - Election Day. The cast features Jon DeVries, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, and J. Smith-Cameron. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne, Imelda Staunton, and More Make Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be announced on November 12 and the winners revealed on November 25. (more...)

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