Sam Mendes News

Date of Birth: August 01, 1965 (50)
Birth Place: ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Broadway's Patti LuPone Returns to Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL as Series RegularBroadway's Patti LuPone Returns to Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday SeasonA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America announced that tickets to four musicals out of its five-show 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season will go on sale for the first time on Saturday, September 12, 2015, during the Center's ARTSLAUNCH2015. In partnership with the local arts community and presented by American Airlines, ARTSLAUNCH2015 will celebrate the Arsht Center's box office opening and the start of the South Florida arts season with a day full of fun, free activities for the community. For more information on ARTSLAUNCH2015 events, please visit www.arshtcenter.org/artslaunch.  (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Maury Yeston - On GRAND HOTEL, TITANIC, And New Projects!BWW Interview: Composer Maury Yeston - On GRAND HOTEL, TITANIC, And New Projects!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 20, 2015

BWW: UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn spoke to Maury Yeston the day after he'd seen the production of Grand Hotel - to which he contributed both music and lyrics - at the Southwark Playhouse... (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Beginning September 8, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will welcome Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps, Allison Case as Miss Honey, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood, and Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood. They join a principal cast that features Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder, and Alexandra Vlachos. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell TheatreHOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam MendesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTMichael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Ryan Murphy, just announced that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will return to Broadway as "James Tyrone, Jr." in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, joining the previously announced Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as "Mary Tyrone," Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as "James Tyrone," and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as "Edmund Tyrone." Jonathan Kent will direct, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Making Musical Debut in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSVIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Making Musical Debut in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Gyllenhaal chatted about making his musical debut as hapless florist shop worker Seymour Krelborn in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Live-Streamed TodayKristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Live-Streamed Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that actress Kristin Chenoweth will be honored with the 2,555th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, July 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. (more...)

Hollywood Chamber to Live Stream Kristin Chenoweth's Walk of Fame Ceremony; Details Here!Hollywood Chamber to Live Stream Kristin Chenoweth's Walk of Fame Ceremony; Details Here!
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that actress Kristin Chenoweth will be honored with the 2,555th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. (more...)

Newest James Bond Installment Set to Premiere in LondonNewest James Bond Installment Set to Premiere in London
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Deadline reports that the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, SPECTRE, has been set to have it's world premiere in London on October 26, 2015. (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This FallHaydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters Visits Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters Visits Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Broadway's Bernadette Peters stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo. Click here to watch video of the appearance and check out photos below!  (more...)

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks Return to Broadway: 'If Something is Irresistible I Would Love to Do It'VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks Return to Broadway: 'If Something is Irresistible I Would Love to Do It'
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo, a caller asked guests Bernadette Peters if she wanted to return to Broadway. (more...)

CABARET National Tour Adds New Dates in the Carolinas, San FranciscoCABARET National Tour Adds New Dates in the Carolinas, San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET, will premiere in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center with performances beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 31 and an official opening on Thursday, Jan. 28 2016. This tour ofCABARET marks Roundabout Theatre Company's third production on the road, having previously produced the critically acclaimed tours of Twelve Angry Men and Anything Goes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

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