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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...)

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...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayGeoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe, and Rufus Wright, all of whom were in the smash London run of the play, will join the Broadway company. (more...)

All Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCEAll Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, 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. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

NCPA Opens September 2013 LineupNCPA Opens September 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

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

NCPA Announces September 2013 LineupNCPA 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...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, TodayNational 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 TheatreNT 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 WeekendTHE 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 13National 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?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 AUDIENCELizzy 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?THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Draws Advance of Nearly 5 Million; Eyeing Spring 2014 Broadway Run?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 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 2013BWW Reviews: THE AUDIENCE, Gielgud Theatre, March 6 2013
by BWW - Mar 7, 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 MirrenReview Roundup: THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 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 AUDIENCEHelen Mirren on Returning as the Queen in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 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 AUDIENCEPhoto 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 AUDIENCERobert 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 TheatreNT 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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